Giving A Helping Hand; How To Store Someone’s Things (long Term) In Your Home?

Is your friend moving to a temporary home that is just a little too small for all their belongings? If they are, and if you insist on helping them out, here are a few ways in which you can store their belongings; the right way.

Ask them what it is that you store, in order to store it in the right conditions

More often than not, if your friends are leaving their things stored at your place, they might forget to mention what they are leaving behind. Do insist on knowing what is in it, not because you’re being nosey, but in order to store it more successfully. For example, you might consider storing their boxes using pallet racking Bayswater so you have semblance of order; but this might not be a good idea if those boxes contain food itemsnot unless it has been sealed air tight. Some items, like valued paintings, need to be stored in a more secure place than your garage. This too can only be done if you know what exactly it is that you are storing.

Make sure it wont be on the way

One of the most important things to remember when selecting a spot for storing their things, is that it has to be in a space that is not on the way of your day-to-day living. Unlike when it happens to be your belongings, you can’t really shuffle things around when it happens to get in your way for fear of accidently breaking or damaging their possessions. Select an unused room that is out of the way, or some place like your basement or attic. Even a large enough garden shed or unused garage can work quite well as it can be closed away until they come to pick up their things.

Labeling them all – fragile

Once you have decided where you are going to store the items you temporarily home, it is time to think of a way to store them in an organized manner. Shelving units such as used pallet racking will be ideal for this, in case they happen to leave quite a few things behind. Do insist that they label their fragile items so that you know when to be extra cautious when handling their things. This is especially vital if you happen to offer to transport their items for them yourself. If they fail to do so, inform them, and do the labeling yourself.

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