Storage tips when planning a long trip
There may come a time in your life when you might need some personal storage space for when planning a long trip, going away for a long period of time or moving abroad. The planning stages for this would typically just be like how they would if you’re moving home. You will no doubt have additional travel aspects to consider such as passport, visas or other travel documentation requirements.
Since you will no longer be residing at home for a period of time, you will have to think about how to store the possessions that will be staying at home. In this article, we share some storage tips when planning a long trip to help you make packing more efficient whilst giving you peace of mind about the things that you leave behind.
Set aside the items you will be taking on your trip
Start classifying your items into categories. Identify what items you need to bring for the trip and separate those into their own space. Even if you have to use these items in the meantime, it would be helpful to put them in their own area as soon as you can.
If you know that you will use a particular coat on your vacation, hang it in an area with other travel clothes you think you will be taking with you. Since you need to pack light for long trips, getting your essential items out of the way first will help speed up the selection process.
Sort your other belongings out
First, identify what items you should discard and throw away, items that are no longer serviceable, broken, or hazardous. What items will you want to keep, what items you can give away and what items you think should be stored.
Prepare your items for long-term storage
For the items that you cannot take with you or give away, you may want to consider looking for long-term storage facilities. Self storage units are especially convenient if you are leaving town or country for long periods of time as they offer high secuirty and peace and mind while you’re away.
When preparing your things to go to storage, remember to pack them properly and use appropriate packing materials. If you can, put fabrics in vacuum-sealed bags, but not in loose plastic ones. Fragile items can be secured by wrapping in bubble wrap and placed in strong cardboard boxes with packing foam or other fillers.
Going on a long trip, travelling or going to work abroad is exciting and it offers many opportunities for personal and professional growth. However, you must think about taking care of the belongings that you will leave behind. Secure self storage units help you keep your belongings safe and give you peace of mind while you’re far away from home.
Bigfoot Self Storage offers a wide range of secure storage units that offer peace of mind for when planning a long trip, going away for a long period of time or moving abroad. Contact us to get your quote today!