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How to Keep Your Things Safe in Self-Storage During Quarantine: Coronavirus 2020

We hope you are Safe & doing well!!!

The first half of 2020 is going rough for everyone, and all this is because of the coronavirus. 

Everyone must practice good hygiene to protect against infection and prevent the virus from spreading. 

While practising good hygiene habits, you should: 

– Use alcohol-based hand sanitizers.

– Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. 

– Cover all your coughs and sneezes with a tissue or your elbows.

– Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before/after eating and after coming from the toilet.

– Disinfect all the surfaces of frequent contact such as desks, doorknobs, and chairs, etc.

– Most important is to clean and disinfect frequently used objects such as your mobile phone, keys, wallet, toys, etc.

– Open your windows to increase the amount of fresh air in your house. 

A quick wash is not enough to eliminate all traces of the coronavirus. We suggest that you follow the following steps: 

self-storage wash your hands covid-19

Step 1: Wet your hands with running water. 

Step 2: Take enough soap to cover your wet hands. 

Step 3: Generously scrub to target every surface of your hand- including the back of hands, between fingers and under the nails (Do this for at least 20 seconds).

Step 4: Rinse your hands thoroughly with water. 

Step 5: Close the tap with a paper towel or tissue paper. 

Step 6: Pat dry your hands with a clean cloth or a single-use paper towel. 

Step 7: Disinfect the tap to remove the virus traces from the tap altogether.

Important Note: As per the experts, alcohol-free hand rubs have not shown to be effective against the coronavirus. We recommend that you should only alcohol-based hand rubs.  

We are in this all together, and we need to follow these tips to ensure our safety and the safety of our loved ones.

Hence, we request everybody to stay at home and stay safe inside.

Keep Hands C̶l̶e̶a̶r̶ Clean*

Being professionals in the self-storage business, we get a lot of inquiries for the storage services. And, during this time there are a lot of questions posted over the internet like:

“I want to store my car in a self-storage garage for the quarantine period, is it safe?”

Or

“Is self-storage expensive?”

Or

“What steps should I follow to keep my things safe during quarantine ?”

Such questions are quite common since the quarantine period will go on until the coronavirus situation is handled entirely.

Everybody has some things that they don’t have enough space to keep. Here’s when self-storage is a lifesaver, as you can store your belongings in a secure facility at an affordable price.

To address these inquiries, we have created the following section with the key points to help you keep your things safe at a self-storage facility.

Note: First of all, Make sure that everything you want to store goes through a proper sanitization process against coronavirus to ensure the safety of you and the people around you.

How to keep your things safe in Self-Storage during quarantine?

CoronaVirus: how to keep your belongings safe in self-storage 2020

To make clear and concise, we have shortlisted different categories of things that you can store at a self-storage facility along with the best practices to follow:

Fragile Goods: Fragile goods require protection and make sure that they are adequately packaged in a good quality bubble wrap that provides adequate cushioning and keeps your belongings protected over time.

Best bubble wrap packaging for fragile goods

Some examples of fragile goods can be glass items, musical instruments, marbles, tiles, valuable artifacts, collectibles, furniture or anything that breaks easily.

Personal Vehicles: When storing vehicles, the most critical part is to make sure that they are clean, we recommend that you get an anti-germ treatment done. As the worst thing that can happen to your beautiful vehicle is to let germs build-up inside. Check the battery health (disconnect it removing it when storing for more than 2 months) so that there is no problem when you want to take your car back home.

Big\commercial vehicles: This vehicle category refers to trailers, trucks, and caravans. These vehicles have a higher possibility of having more germs than cars and motorcycles.

Make sure that they are clean, check all fluid levels, keep a check on your battery health, consider removing it when storing for more than two months. For caravans, you can follow our go-to guide for caravan storage.

Luggage:  For luggage category, make sure that you do not put any perishable items that may degrade over time and may spoil other things as well.

Now along with the categories mentioned above of goods, we have also curated the list of the items that you should never store in self-storage:

  1. Combustible Items or Toxic Chemicals.
  2. Perishable Self-Storage Items.
  3. Don’t Store Suspicious Items.
  4. Don’t Store Living Things.

Check the complete list of “What not to store in a Self-storage facility

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Written by Hugh Smith