If you're going to take the time and spend the money to put a textile or cloth sofa in storage, you want to make sure it emerges in good condition. Far too many sofas emerge from storage moldy, smelly, or dirty because their owners did not take the proper steps and precautions when storing them. Follow these do's and don'ts for best results.
Do: Vacuum the sofa thoroughly first.
Even a few little crumbs could attract rodents and insects who could urinate or leave droppings on your sofa, not to mention chewing through it.
If you are moving items into long-term self-storage, you don't want to just throw your items in without any prepping. It's important to make sure your items are clean and protected first. Here is how to prep common items for long-term storage so they'll last.
If you are putting a vehicle in long-term storage, you need to make sure you prep it properly. First, change the oil. You don't want contaminants from old, dirty oil sitting in your car for months.
Extreme couponing is the latest craze to hit the U.S., with promises of grocery bill savings up to 90%. Although effective, extreme coupon use almost always come hand-in-hand with buying in bulk, so you'll likely be left with a surplus of products that will take you weeks, if not months, to use – especially if they're toiletry products. Don't let those bargains go to waste with these 3 tips.
Keep an Eye Out for Expiry Dates and Ingredients
Home improvement projects are on the rise in the U.S., which has created a huge demand for lumber. The increased demand for lumber has skyrocketed the cost of lumber by 30%—from $313 per 1,000 board feet to $400 by the end of 2014. With how much you're paying for lumber, it simply makes no sense to leave any spare materials lying around your property during the construction or renovation period. Instead, you should store unused lumber in climate-controlled self-storage units.