Exploring Vehicle Storage Options

Hello, my name is Devon Vester. I am here to talk to you about vehicle storage options. I have a strong passion for vehicles of all kinds. As a result, I am always picking up vintage vehicles to fix and sell. Unfortunately, I only have one authorized parking spot in front of my home. I cope with this limitation by storing all of my acquired vehicles in a high quality facility. Storage facilities offer outdoor and indoor storage options for vehicles. Indoor options may even be temperature and humidity controlled to protect the paint and interior materials. I hope to explore all of the storage options to help you pick the best unit for your vehicles. I will talk about the different vehicle parts that benefit from sitting in a garage rather than staying outdoors in the elements. Thank you.

Consolidating Your Items After You Move


If you are going to be moving from a large home to one that is smaller, you may want to invest in a self storage unit to hold items so you do not fill your house or apartment with extra clutter. Moving quickly can leave you with an abundance of items that you will want to go through, so having a storage unit is a great idea to hold them as you sort. Here are some ways to fit the items in storage, while giving you room to organize them for distribution.

Set Up An Organizational Area

You will want to set up one portion of your unit to be used exclusively for sorting and organizing your items in preparation for dispersal. You will have items that you may want to sell, recycle and donate. Each of these will have a separate packing method.

Designate one area of your storage unit as the sorting area by placing a folding table and chair along with some packaging materials. Make sure to have markers, labeling material, boxes or plastic storage bins to pack items in to be taken to their new homes.

Number Your Items

As you place items in storage, place numbers on the boxes and storage bins. Keep a running list in a notebook or on a clipboard listing the number and a general list of what is inside the box. This will help you find similar items when you decide it is time to do some organizing.

You will be able to take a look at the list and find items that you want going to one location, retrieve the corresponding numbered box or bin, take the items out, and package them for delivery.

Packaging Items

When bringing items for recycling, do your organization by the material the items are made from. Spend a day finding all plastic items and place them in a box to take to the recycling center. Spend another day on paper items. This will help you keep things neat when you bring them to drop off, making it easier on the center to sort for recycling. 

Items that you intend to sell will need to be placed in packaging that can stay inside the storage unit until the sale as been made. Take photographs of the items, place your items on sale online or in a newspaper, and then package it up for delivery. Keep a separate list of your salable items and label their packaging accordingly so you will be able to find it after you have received payment.


26 February 2015