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.

Got Art? How To Get Your Prized Paintings Ready For The Movers


When it comes to moving precious objects, paintings take a bit more prep work and care than other items. Whether you collect art or love to paint, you have to take extra steps to protect, pack and secure your paintings before the movers arrive. If you pack them properly, your paintings will be perfectly protected even if they get banged about accidentally during the move. While it might take you several minutes to pack each painting, the time is well worth it. Here's how to get your prized paintings ready for the movers. 

Wrap Each Canvas

Taking care not to touch the canvas with your hands or fingers, wrap each piece in acid free tissue paper. If you're afraid that you might touch the painting accidentally, wear white cotton gloves to handle your artwork. Next, wrap each painting, tissue paper and all, with plastic bubble wrap. The bubble wrap will not only protect against damage, it will provide a moisture barrier. 

Encase with Polystyrene Foam

Available at any home improvement store, sheets of construction polystyrene foam can be easily trimmed and fitted around your painting. To do so, measure the painting and cut two large sheets of foam that are approximately 2 inches larger than the painting on all four sides. A box cutter works well when cutting foam products. Sandwich the painting between the two pieces of foam and push small squares of foam into the gap between the two sheets. When you're done, the entire painting should be encapsulated in foam. Using packing tape, secure the foam in place. 

Make a Custom Box

Make a cardboard box that the foam-wrapped painting will fit into snugly by breaking down a large box. Using a box cutter, cut a section of cardboard that is large enough to cover one full size of the painting as well as two of the long sides. Cut a second piece of cardboard that will cover the opposite side of the painting as well as fold over on the top and bottom to enclose the painting. Using heavy-grade packaging tape, put it all together and seal the package.

After you wrap each painting, clearly label them as fragile pieces of art with a permanent magic marker. Use large, easy-to-read letters that the movers will notice and be able to decipher. If you take these steps to protect your priceless paintings, you will be able to rest easy when the movers arrive.

For more information, contact Dixie Moving and Storage Inc. or a similar company.


30 April 2015