Protect Your Valuables By Storing Them Properly

Do you have a lot of stuff at home -both expensive and not so expensive ones? Don’t you know what to do with them as these are possessions you cannot do away with or discard them? There is stuff you do not use at all, but they are still lying at your house and occupying space. You need to clear some space in the house hence it is better to store them away from house. Warehousing the stuff you do not use regularly is a perfect solution to space crunch problem at home.

You can easily get yourself a mini storage unit at one of the warehousing facilities and get rid of the belongings you do not use regularly. These facilities can easily keep your belongings safely and most securely. Most of the facilities are well protected with proper security system at place so there is no chance of burglary or theft. Most of them have standard type of units, some are with air condition and some are without ac. Some even have climate controlled units and some do not have such feature. However, the problem lies with the one which do not have the climate control feature as your belongings will have to encounter an enemy and that is moisture.

Here are a few tips which can help your belongings fight moisture

• You should first look for the average level of humidity at the facility if you are planning to rent an indoor unit. You can ask the manager or supervisor at the facility for this humidity level. According to experts, the average humidity level of a facility should be blow 50 % in order to prevent the moisture build up for stimulating the growth of mold, mildew, rust and rot. You can also be sure of the humidity level at the facility if you buy a relative humidity gauge and install it at your unit and thus monitor it yourself. A reputed Hong Kong mini storage facility with proper features will be the best solution.

• It is better to inspect the unit regularly for any leak. For instance, if you have rent an outdoor unit, you should check for the all signs of leaks on a regular basis. You will definitely not want your belongings to get damaged by water and therefore be alert and careful before renting such a facility. Make sure you check for the ceiling crack and the wall cracks and even get them repaired before it causes any damage to your valuables as these cracks have the tendency to widen with time.

• It is better to protect your valuables before handing them to the facility by covering them or packing them properly to keep the moisture away. For instance, if you are planning to keep furniture in the unit, make sure you properly wrap them in furniture blankets and then cover them with a plastic sheet to fight moisture. You can also use charcoal as desiccants by placing them inside the unit.