Long-term storage: how to prepare your stuff efficiently

Long-term storage can be a practical solution for professionals, who may have storage needs as part of their business, or for individuals. However, for long-term storage to be effective, it is important to properly prepare your belongings before storing them. In this article, we give you our tips from knowledgeable Moovers on how to prepare your stuff effectively for long-term storage.

Inventory, sorting and organization

Before storing your belongings, it's important to take a complete inventory of all the items that will be stored. This will help you know exactly what you have stored and where you can find it later.
Once you have made a list of items to be stored, the second step is to sort and organize the items you will be storing. This will allow you to get rid of unnecessary items and better visualize what you need to store. You can sort the items according to what they are, what they are used for, how often they are used, or even their size. Then, you can organize the items according to these criteria for easy access when needed.


Once you've sorted and organized your stuff, it's time to pack it properly for storage. For this, it is recommended to use quality cardboard boxes or plastic crates with openings that let air inside to protect your belongings from dust, moisture and possible shocks. It is also advisable to use protective materials such as bubble wrap, blankets or covers for fragile or valuable items. Avoid covering your belongings with plastic sheeting that will prevent them from breathing in the long term. Don't forget to label each box with its contents for easy access to your belongings if needed.

Choosing a storage location

Choosing a storage location is also important to ensure the safety of your belongings. It is recommended that you choose a dry, clean and secure location to avoid damage from moisture, insects or burglars. An individual storage unit is ideal. In any case, make sure the storage facility has a surveillance system and insurance to cover any damage.

Long-term storage and collection service

To simplify the process of storing your belongings and ensure their safety, it can be beneficial to use a long-term storage and collection service like the one offered by Moovebox. This type of service allows you to store your belongings in individual secure storage units, with 24-hour surveillance and insurance included. You can also benefit from assistance with disassembling your furniture, packing your furniture and transporting your belongings to the storage facility, saving you time and energy in logistics.

In summary, to effectively prepare your belongings for long-term storage, it is important to sort and organize your items, pack them properly and choose a safe and secure storage facility. If you want to simplify the process and benefit from an all-in-one service, don't hesitate to call on Moovebox.

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