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Hendersonville Storage Tips

At the Carolina Storage Depot, we love being a part of the Hendersonville community. we want to make sure that Henderson County residents utilizing our Mills River storage location are able to prepare, pack, and store their items efficiently. We’ve put together an easy-to-follow guide that will help you keep your belongings safe while in storage. Let’s get started.

Use the Best Storage Container

Depending on what you are storing will determine the type of storage container you should use. The most common containers are cardboard boxes, plastic totes, or storage bags. In some cases, like if you are storing cigars or art, you may need to purchase specialized storage containers to further protect your items.

plastic storage bins with documents inside

Clean Storage Items Thoroughly

If you’re planning on storing items for any period of time, the last thing you want when you retrieve them if for them to be dingy, smelly, or worse, moldy. The best way to prevent this is to thoroughly clean all items you plan to put into storage.

Clean, disinfect, and dry any appliances you plan on storing. The same can be said for all electronic equipment. By cleaning these items prior to storing, you are reducing the risk for these items to deteriorate over time, and increasing the probability that they’ll come out in the same condition in which your originally stored them.

Protect Valuables

Just like with moving, when you pack valuables such as plates, glassware, and the like, it is important to pack those items properly. We recommend you utilize bubble wrap or other packing material to fill in the gaps between these items as well as extra space found within the box. By doing so, you’re helping ensure your items will not break while in storage nor while being transported.

packing and storing dishes properly

Store Furniture Properly

When you decide to store furniture, it can be tempting to just throw it into storage. Not so fast! In order to maximize the space in your storage unit, disassemble furniture as best as possible. For example, remove legs from tables and chairs, remove cushions from couches, and wrap furniture in plastic covers to further protect them from dust and deterioration.

Know What You Can't Store

Many states have in place safety regulations on items you can and cannot store in a storage unit. North Carolina is no different, and The Carolina Storage Depot adheres to the letter of the law when it comes to prohibited items allowed in a storage unit. Some examples of prohibited storage items include live animals, explosives, and toxic materials. Learn more about which items are prohibited in a storage unit by clicking the link.

flammable liquid not allowed in storage

Self Storage in Hendersonville: Carolina Storage Depot

If you are looking for secure self storage in Hendersonville, North Carolina, then The Storage Depot has you covered. Now that you know how to prepare, pack, and protect your items for storage, you’re ready to reserve your storage unit online with us. Contact us today to learn more.