I have always been one of those people who is concerned about keeping their house as clean as possible, which is probably one of the reasons I started thinking more seriously about using professional storage. I didn't want to have to worry about tripping over things that I didn't use on a daily basis, so I began focusing on making things right. Within a few short months, I was able to rent a storage unit, pack things up, and move them out of my house, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about moving towards renting a storage unit and sorting things out.
When it comes to prepping your RV for storage, you'll need to worry about more than just the wiring and engine. You should take some time to prepare the interior as well. Here are a few things you can do to keep your RV clean and ready for use come spring.
While you won't be able to hide all of the wiring in the interior of your RV, there are some plugs and cords you can keep out of sight. Cords and wires are often damaged by mice and rodents that might try to make their home in your RV over winter. Whenever possible, remove the power cords for small appliances and place them in sturdy plastic zippered bags or small food storage containers, which you can tape to the back of each appliance. This can help prevent them from being chewed through, and it also helps you to remember to unplug everything before you leave your RV in storage.
Cover Your Windows
If you are using an outdoor storage facility, you'll want to protect the interior of your RV from sunlight damage. Sunlight coming through RV windows can cause discoloration or fading of your upholstery, carpeting, and curtains. Draw the blinds or shades, and consider hanging heavy blankets over the windows as well. Obstructing the view from the windows can also help to prevent potential thieves from seeing what you have stored inside your RV.
Remove All Traces Of Food
Leaving food in your RV while it is being stored can attract rodents and other pests. It's a good idea to remove all traces of food from the RV. This means cleaning out the refrigerator and freezer, as well as cleaning the oven and microwaves to remove any crumbs. If you do need to keep some food items inside the RV, place them in plastic storage bags inside of sturdy plastic containers. Tape the lids shut and put them in a cabinet. You can add childproof cabinet locks as an added layer of protection against larger animals, such as squirrels or possums, that might find a way into your RV. Remember to vacuum out cabinets and any corners in the kitchen to eliminate any hidden crumbs.
If you are concerned about theft, it may also be a good idea to remove as many personal items as possible from the RV before putting it into storage. Box up everything you want to return to the RV later and label the boxes clearly. When it's time to take your RV out on the road, you can simply unpack the boxes and get ready for a new adventure. For more information, contact a business such as United Moving and Storage.Share
24 August 2017