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.

Keeping Your Storage Unit Contents Away From Moisture


If you are planning on putting some of your belongings in storage, you will want to do whatever necessary to keep them free from moisture, as it can have detrimental impact on their condition. There are a few tasks you can do yourself to help keep your items moisture-free, saving them from mold and mildew as a result. Here are some tips to use when storing your items to help keep them safe and dry.

Start With The Floor

Before you move any items into your storage unit, take the time to bring in a large tarp to cover the floor. This is kept in place using duct tape or by placing bricks along the perimeter. Having a tarp as a floor will help keep moisture from getting in through the existing flooring. If there are cracks in the cement, moisture might seep through when weather conditions leave the ground overly saturated. Placing your own flooring down will help keep it contained.

Use Some Height

Use wooden pallets to keep materials items off of the ground. Wooden pallets are often found at warehouses or on the side of the road when people no longer wish to keep them, making them a wonderful free way raise your items in your storage unit. Place a few of them next to each other and use a carpet remnant or a piece of thick cardboard on top of them as a platform for larger pieces of furniture, electronics or equipment. The platform is needed so the legs or smaller pieces on the items do not poke through between the pallet slats, possibly risking moisture exposure.

Place Items In Bins

Plastic storage bins are the best way to keep smaller items from becoming damaged by moisture. The bins are air-tight, leaving your belongings in a spot that will stay completely safe while in storage. Make sure to use the proper lids when sealing and double-check that the lid is on tightly before placing in your storage unit. Make sure clothing is not at all damp when storing so it does not become mildewed when in the storage bin. 

Add A Drying Agent

Buy a piece of cedar wood from your local lumberyard or hardware store. Cut it into small pieces and place them in different spots around your storage unit. Cedar attracts moisture and will help to keep the atmosphere inside your unit dry and comfortable. Cedar also has a pleasing odor, making your entire unit enjoyable to walk through when visiting to look through your items.

For more storage tips, contact a company like Island Movers.


18 May 2015