If you’re planning on storing precious items in a storage container, there are a few things you’ll need to do to make sure they stay safe and sound. In this guide, we’ll share packing tips and tricks for protecting your most prized possessions. From what not to pack to how to pack things properly, follow our advice and your belongings will be in good hands.
What not to pack in storage with precious items?
You may be tempted to put everything together, yet here are some things that we recommend you don’t include:
- Food items, especially those that are perishable
- liquids of any kind
- Hazardous materials or chemicals
- Anything flammable or combustible
- Cash or Gold Bullion – anything that insurance may find challenging to ensure.
What is classed as a precious item?
Precious items can mean different things to different people. For some, it may be a family heirloom that has been passed down for generations. For others, it could be a piece of art or jewelry with sentimental value. Whatever the case may be, when packing precious items for storage, it’s important to take extra care to ensure they are protected.
What are the advantages of using a storage container?
So, what are the benefits of using a storage container for your precious items? First, it offers protection from the elements. Whether it’s extreme heat or cold, your belongings will be shielded from the weather inside a storage container. Second, storage containers are very secure. With locked doors, you can rest assured that your items are safe. They stay in their own storage container until you need them delivered to their next destination.
If you are choosing this option, be sure to speak to the team at Crusader Removals about insurance.
How to pack a precious item?
You now know the advantages of using a storage container, so let’s get into the packing tips!
First and foremost, make sure to pack fragile items with care. Bubble wrap, packing peanuts, and packing paper are all great materials for protecting delicate items. We recommend packing particularly precious items in a waterproof bag or box. Just to be safe. Also, if you have artwork, you may need to get special boxes. If it is extremely valuable, check with an art expert on how to pack and store your artwork.
As you pack each item, make an inventory list of what is in each box. It is a good idea to photograph items.
Get Insurance for Your Precious Items
When packing precious items for storage, it’s always a good idea to get insurance. This way, if anything happens to your belongings while they are in storage, you will be covered. Storage and removal companies usually offer insurance as an add-on service. Be sure to ask about it when you are booking your removal.
By following these packing tips, you can rest assured that your precious items will be safe and sound in storage. And if you’re ever in need of a reliable and affordable storage solution for your removal, give us a call. We’re always happy to help!