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5 Tips for Storing Your Office Equipment in Self-Storage

Have you considered storing your old files, paperwork, furniture or electronics off-site? Kyle Bay Removals and Storage has great long term and short term storage solutions. The best part is they start at only $16.50 per week.

So, if you’re after temporary storage before moving offices or want to reduce clutter, we can help you. We hope our helpful tips will assist you with managing your storage container.

1. Rent a Sealed or Weather Proof Storage Container

If you are storing papers or electronics, we recommend hiring a climate controlled or weather sealed storage unit. You never know, but you may need to retrieve old records or stored data. The last thing you need is data loss and document destruction.

If there is moisture in the air, your electronics may short-out and paperwork may become moldy. But, if you have a climate controlled or sealed storage unit, moisture will stay out. A further consideration is keeping pests at bay. There is nothing they love more than a dark damp place to call home. So unless, you’re willing to entertain extra company, rent a sealed container.

2. Keep Electronics Off the Ground

While on the topic of electronics, it’s important to make sure they kept off the ground. In the unlikely event the storage container floods,  your electronics will remain undamaged.  If you’re storing larger equipment like photocopying, then you may want to at least keep it on a wooden platform.

We recommend you keep small electronics like desktop computers and laptops on top of other furniture. If you’re like many people, you may have kept the original boxes the electronics came with. Now is a great time to put them to use by re-packing your items. If not, Kyle Bay Removals and Storage can provide you with storage boxes at one of our 11 depots. Remember to still store your items high up off the ground.

3. Store Documents and Files in Plastic Bins

When storing paper documents and files in storage,  try to avoid cardboard boxes. Instead, use plastic bins or file cabinets. Pests and vermin may view your cardboard boxes as great building materials. Vermin are resourceful and may chew through your boxes to get to the paper. In colder months, your valuable documents make great nesting materials. Also, using plastic bins gives you extra protection from potential water damage.

4. Wrap All Furniture in Plastic

Before storing away any furniture make sure to cover it in plastic. The plastic will offer more protection from possible climate conditions, pests, and dust that builds up in a storage unit. This is important if there is fabric on the furniture, for example, office chairs. It’s also important to cover any furniture with wood in plastic to prevent termite damage. But, if you store items with Kyle Bay Removals and Storage, you can rest easy knowing our containers are pest free!

5. Hire Furniture Removalists

Unless you consider yourself or your staff Tetris masters it can be difficult to store and organise everything in a way that fits nicely. By hiring a removalist company in Brisbane or Sydney like Kyle Bay Removals, you can be sure all your equipment, files, and furniture are in good hands.  Our Brisbane and Sydney removalists know how to make the most out of any space. We may even have a few budding Tetris champions working for us (but we’ll never tell). Save the headache involved of trying to store it all yourself and let us do the heavy lifting.

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