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Tips for Winter-Proofing your Unit

  • With the cold weather seeming to have no end in sight you might want to think about taking some time out of your day to go and make sure your unit at 1st Choice Storage in Gulfport is properly winter-proofed. Listed below are some tips and tricks to help you with the process. Winter-proofing your unit may not be necessary, but it guarantees the quality and safety of your items.
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  • Protecting your Temperature Sensitive Items
  • While the temperature may not fluctuate tremendously during the winter, it’s important to prepare temperature-sensitive items, such as art, musical instruments, and paper documents, for colder temperatures and the eventual change in weather that comes in the spring. You will want to make sure these item in particular have been properly packed and insulated. It is even worth the effort of going and checking on these items throughout this winter.
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  • Buy Water Tight Plastic Bins
  • Using water-tight plastic bins helps protect the contents within and doesn’t create waste. While cardboard boxes can normally be reused again, that option dissipates when the boxes become wet. Plastic bins help prevent water damage and can be used repeatedly over time. They are known to provide the best protection no matter what item you are storing within.
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  • Cover your Furniture
  • Covers can help protect wood furniture from the effects of drastic temperature changes. Using furniture covers, sheets, or blankets can help prevent low temperatures from having a negative effect on the wood. Also, consider using waterproof covers and tarps to protect furniture from moisture due to extreme winter weather. Try to mount your furniture up of the floor of your storage unit as well with the use of pallets or tarps.
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  • Your unit at 1st Choice Storage in Gulfport is already giving your items the protection they need. With these added measure of protection, even your most sensitive of items can with stand the cold weather we have been experiencing lately. For more storage tips make sure you check out the rest of our blogs on our website.
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