Top Tips for Storing Commercial Items
If you are out of space when it comes to your commercial storage needs, don’t panic. While you might think that you’ll need some sort of permanent solution, you can find a quick fix first and use that time to find something more long-term. By renting storage space with Washington Express Movers, you will have a solution that is easy, convenient, and safe. Here are some of the top tips we have to ensure that your inventory remains in great condition.
Choose the right amount of storage space.
It can be hard to know exactly how much space you need. Afterall, what if you are moving to a new location and just need an in-between spot, but you have a lot of furniture to move? You don’t want to spend more than your budget allows, but you also need enough room for your items! Contact our team and show us what you have. We can provide an estimate on storage and let you know how much space you may need.
Make sure that your items are safe from harsh weather conditions.
Regardless of what you have to store, you will want to make sure that your items won’t get damaged while they remain in one spot. Some storage companies will provide the space you need but cannot guarantee that temperatures will be regulated. If you are hoping to store items like electronics, batteries, ink, or other fluids, the cold weather might cause these items to freeze, expand, or explode. Washington Express Movers offers heated units, allowing you to feel confident about the location of your electronics and other sensitive items.
Keep your packing needs in mind.
You will want the right materials for packing in order to both protect your items and to identify them when they move to their next location. We recommend planning ahead for any heavy machinery you might have, as well as your more fragile items (glass, electronics, etc.) before you add them to the storage space. Label your boxes clearly with the name of the item inside. Don’t be shy about color-coding, as this will help you know what goes where and what you can expect to find inside of the box. Should you choose to store heavy or fragile items, leave a warning label on the package so that whoever moves the box is prepared.
Know what can and cannot be stored in a storage unit.
We can hold most of your commercial items, but there are things that attract pests or are overly flammable that we should not store for you. Contact us if you have any questions about what we can and cannot hold for you.
Insure your items, especially the expensive and fragile ones.
We have strong, 24-hour security at our facility, but acts of nature cannot be predicted. Should a fire, flood, or other extreme condition damage our Washington, D.C. facility and your possessions, we would much rather you feel prepared to be reimbursed for those items through your insurance. Consider storage insurance, and feel free to ask us if you have any questions about this. It’s always better to be safe than sorry!
Choose the right moving and storage company to fit your needs.
Why hire several companies to do work for you when you can trust one with the whole process? Washington Express Movers is here to help your business move to its new location, as well as assist you when you need somewhere to hold your commercial items. If you are ready to get started, please contact us today! We look forward to helping you reach your new and improved location.