If you're an avid antiques collector, you might accumulate more items
than you have space for in your house or apartment. When your collection
outgrows your living quarters, it's probably time to place some things into
at a storage facility near Manhattan. But before you rent a mini storage
unit, be sure to pack everything properly so that nothing gets damaged
in your car, in the moving truck, or at the storage facility.
If you are storing fragile items like china or glass, the packing material
that you use should vary according to the size of each item. For smaller
things like tea cups and glasses, use foam pouches and store them in glass
pack kits. When it comes to bigger things like glass serving trays, cover
them all around with
bubble wrap or furniture pad material. With packed silver, nearby camphor blocks work as an anti-tarnishing
guard. Bubble wrap or furniture pads are the most suitable packing materials
for fragile vases. With all of these items, the packing material should
be fastened with tape or twine, and the materials packed tightly.
Wooden antiques are best stored in furniture pads, though it's a good
idea to polish the wood in advance of wrapping. When you place wooden
furniture into a storage unit, put padding or cloth underneath. To keep
the wood from cracking or warping, only store such items in climate-controlled
facilities; this will protect the items from any temperatures that could
compromise the structural integrity of antique wood. Before you load these
things into a vehicle, determine the safest way to transport them from
one point to another, whether by hand or hand truck.
For secure storage units in Manhattan, call
Chelsea Mini Storage at (866) 755-9101. Whether you need a space to store furniture or an antique
collection, we have numerous storage units available on our 1,000,000-square-foot
premises. We also offer a service for sending and receiving mail, as well
as moving services for local, cross-country, and international relocations.