Short-Term Storage - Here are a few tips for making the most out of short-term storage:
- Dust covers can replace more intensive packing for short-term
storage. Because there isn’t as much time for dirt to settle and
moisture to seep in, you may be able to drape large pieces of furniture
with a cloth and call it good.
- Leave an aisle in the middle of your storage unit. Because you’ll be
coming and going within a short space of time, you want to be able to
get in and get out quickly. Arrange items against the wall and use the
vertical space, leaving a walk-through clear.
- Continue treating fragile items well. Fragile items need just as much
care in short-term storage as they do in long-term storage. In fact,
they may need more. Because they are being moved around more often, it’s
important to protect them against breaking or shifting.
It’s also a good idea to label your items regardless of how long
they’ll be in storage. Keeping a solid inventory using a mobile moving
app or a checklist can help prevent loss and ensure that each box is
stored appropriately for its contents.