Storage units can help you clean, declutter, and organize your space and belongings. However, whenever you place your items in storage for a significant length of time, you must consider the conditions they will experience throughout the storage period.
The majority of property damage that occurs during storage happens due to choosing the wrong conditions for keeping specific items. One of the most important factors to consider as you pack your items for storage is the type of containers you put them in.
The two most common storage container options are cardboard boxes and plastic bins. In this blog, we discuss the uses of each of these container types to help you make informed decisions about your belongings.
When to Use Cardboard Boxes
Cardboard boxes are often the default container for moving or storage purposes. This universality exists for a good reason: cardboard boxes are highly versatile and come in almost any size you could possibly need.
Cardboard boxes can be a smart choice for you if your storage needs have any of the following characteristics:
When to Use Plastic Bins
You should avoid plastic bins when packing up any items that might be damp or that might need air circulation since plastic bins are often close to airtight and can therefore encourage mold growth.
Use these guidelines to ensure that your belongings are protected from the potential pitfalls of incorrect storage containers, no matter how long you need to keep those items in storage.
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