As the relocation itself is not tough enough, then comes storing your items that can be twice as challenging. With this, different items require different storing according to different regulations… Not to mention long-term storage can differ from short-term too. And if you decided to rent storage in Brooklyn then you need to know how to store certain items. Today, we’ll give you a quick, yet professional guide for storing liquids long-term.
What do you know about storing liquids long-term?
Well, we guess people probably don’t know that much about this topic. When it comes to storing liquids long-term the first question to ask is which liquids can be stored. Again, different rules may apply to different companies. In any case, you can contact any public storage New York and ask about their regulations. When storing for a longer period of time, you certainly don’t want your items to spill, spreading unpleasant odors – or even breaking the law. Trust us, adequate liquid storage will save you time and money, and above all, prevent health risks.
How to store your liquid items?
Storing liquids in the storage certainly has a shelf life, which differs from the type of liquid you store. Of course, always be careful when storing any type of flammable liquids. If you think some liquids are out of date, you may need to dispose of liquids. In order to avoid these problems, it is necessary to organize disposal in the accessible and visible containers.
Things to know when storing liquids
Once you are done with your relocation and your affordable movers Brooklyn, unloaded your items, you can start thinking about storage. Never allow liquids or liquid products that require refrigeration to be at room temperature for more than two hours. Also, when putting liquids in the boxes, do not put too many products so that the air cannot circulate.
Use plastic containers
One of the most effective ways to store liquid is plastic or silicone containers with lids. Plastic storage containers are clear, light, come in several sizes, and store all types of liquids in a safe and healthy way. There is no mixing of aromas on the shelves and drawers. It is also less likely to leak, get dirty, fall out and spill from bags or paper packaging of open packaging. Some types of liquids spoil very easily even at lower temperatures if they are not properly disposed of. Crumpled unhygienic bags, semi-open lids, spread their aromas and affect the spoilage.
…but don’t use plastic bags!
When you want to store your liquids for a longer period of time, plastic bags are not the perfect solution. It’s better to take any cardboard box and put your items in it. In most cases, they are lightweight, with a secure lid that prevents leaks, and give you the opportunity to easily fold them after use. The main reason for safe liquid storage is to protect yourself. Keeping liquids at recommended temperatures is one of the best ways to prevent or slow down the growth of bacteria or infection.
Ask your storage provider
If you are not sure how to store your liquids, you can always ask U. Santini Moving & Storage for help. We will be glad to give you some advice on this or any other topic. You can also ask us about temperature changes and what are our advice on long-term storage. Of course, always check the product labels – most of them show at what temperatures these products should be stored.
Always keep one eye open
Be careful when it comes to spoiled liquids. If any liquids or liquid product seems spoiled to you, if it looks or smells strange, it would be better to throw it away than to take a risk. With this, you should also know how to get rid of spoiled liquids. Keep in mind that liquids can cause health problems even when it doesn’t look bad, when it doesn’t feel bad and when it doesn’t taste bad. This happens if the liquids is infected with pathogenic bacteria that can cause problems in the long run.
You should follow other rules as well, especially hygienic. For example wash your hands before handling liquids, keep liquids handling surfaces clean, separate fresh and cosmetic liquids or flammable liquids, and if you store liquids at appropriate temperatures, you will reduce the risk of diseases to a minimum.
Tips that can help you out when storing liquid products long-term
- Clean the storage regularly. This helps prevent the growth of bacteria and prevents bacteria from being transferred from one item to another. If you don’t have time, you can hire someone but also know that checking your storage once a month is enough.
- Keep your liquids covered. Any liquid product should be in closed containers or liquids storage bags.
- Never leave liquids in open cans. Again, never leave products that seem bad in storage.
- Avoid storing bottles or containers full of liquid because they can leak and damage other items in storage.
- If you need to store breakable bottles, put them in a tight plastic tub on the bottom. Make sure the bottles are carefully packed in something soft, like old newspaper or old clothing to prevent breakage.
Always check the expiration dates of the product. With this, keep in mind that best to use by is not the liquid safety date. If your liquid product is not stored in a proper way, it can change its taste, texture or efficiency.