Self storage units are a great solution for those who need extra space to store their belongings. They offer a secure and affordable option to store items that you may not have room for in your home or garage. However, when it comes to storing large and oversized items, such as a mattress, appliances, motorcycle, car, truck, boat, or RV, there are some additional considerations to keep in mind. Keep reading to learn how to store large items in a storage unit.
How to Store a Mattress in Storage Unit
Mattresses can be difficult to store due to their size and weight. When storing a mattress, it’s important to keep it flat and supported to prevent it from becoming misshapen. Use a mattress cover to protect it from dust, dirt, and moisture. You can also place the mattress on a platform or slats to allow for air circulation.
When choosing a storage unit for a mattress, you will have to consider the mattress size. Small mattresses, such as a twin or a full-size mattress will fit in most storage units. However, when storing a queen or king mattress, you will most likely need a 5×10 storage unit or larger.
How To Store Appliances
When storing appliances, it’s essential to clean them thoroughly and remove any water or moisture to prevent mold and mildew growth. Make sure to also tape down any doors or lids to prevent them from opening during transport. If possible, store appliances upright to prevent any damage to the internal components.
How to Store a Motorcycle
When storing a motorcycle, it’s crucial to keep it protected from the elements. Cover it with a breathable fabric cover to prevent dust and dirt buildup. You can also use a battery tender to keep the battery charged and prevent any damage from sitting for an extended period. Almost all motorcycles are longer than five feet in length, this makes 5×10 storage units, or larger, a good fit for anyone looking for an indoor vehicle storage option for their motorcycle.
How to Store a Car or a Truck
When storing a car or truck, it’s essential to prepare it for long-term storage. Change the oil and filter, top off all fluids, and remove the battery to prevent any damage. Fill the fuel tank and add a fuel stabilizer to prevent any moisture buildup. Cover the car or truck with a breathable fabric cover to prevent dust and dirt buildup.
How to Store a Boat
When storing a boat, it’s essential to prepare it for both short and long-term storage. Remove all electronics and personal belongings, drain any water, and clean it thoroughly. Place the boat on a trailer or stand and cover it with a breathable fabric cover to protect it from dust and dirt buildup.
How to Store a RV, Trailer or Motorhome
When storing an RV, it’s important to winterize it to prevent any damage from the cold weather. Drain all water and fluids, remove any perishable items, and clean it thoroughly. Cover the RV with a breathable fabric cover to prevent dust and dirt buildup.
Protecting Your Belongings When Using a Storage Unit
When it comes to storing oversized items, it’s crucial to take the necessary precautions to protect them from damage. Clean and prepare them for storage, use proper storage containers, and cover them with a breathable fabric cover. To maximize every square footage of your storage unit, make sure you disassemble large pieces of furniture, take apart bed frames, headboards and table legs and try to store these large items vertically at the back of your storage unit.
By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your oversized items are safe and protected while in storage. Check out our “What size storage unit do I need” to help you understand the different size options of storage units.
Storing Your Oversized Items At Passion Safe Storage
Passion Safe’s self storage units are 8 feet tall (higher ceilings than most houses). Our storage units are all designed for easy drive-up storage access, so you can load your oversized belongings directly from a vehicle.
At Passion Safe Storage in Saskatoon, we offer secure outdoor vehicle storage and indoor vehicle storage for vehicles up to 20 ft in length. If you’re looking for storage for your boat, camper or RV, our facility offers climate controlled protection from the elements as well as a secure storage facility.
Choosing a storage unit can be overwhelming, but you don’t have to feel like you need to make that decision on your own. Contact our storage experts today, we are available to help, and we’ll make sure you get the right size of self storage unit to fit your large and oversized items.