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Storing your delicates in Brooklyn – tips and tricks 


Delicates such as silk, linen, taffeta, or chiffon are sometimes quite an investment. Therefore, they require some special attention. Especially when you plan to store them long term. One of your main concerns will be to find an appropriate place that provides a suitable environment. If you do not plan to store your lingerie at your home, U Santini Moving and Storage suggests you find a climate-controlled self-storage that will ensure that your garments are safe. If you want to know more about storing your delicates in Brooklyn, keep reading.

How long will you be storing your delicates in Brooklyn?

The first thing that you have to determine is how long you plan to keep your delicates stored.  If you are moving, for example, then you probably need some short term solution. If that is the case, then the task should be easier. When you search for moving costs Brooklyn, look for a moving company that offers storage services as well. That way you can handle things quickly and efficiently. And you will not have to worry too much about the packing, and packing materials. If, on the other hand, you plan to store your items long term, things are not going to be so simple.

Blue storage doors
It is not easy to find good storage in Brooklyn

If you plan to store your items long term, you need to find a good storage

Whenever you want to store something long term, you need to invest some effort if you want to make sure that your items are safe. The same thing is when you want to store your delicate clothing. As we already mentioned, if you want to store your clothing out of your home, you need to do some research and find a place that can provide a suitable environment for your delicates. Luckily, you do not have to rent the most expensive storage unit on the market. You can find a cheap storage Brooklyn that has climate-controlled storage units. Of course, the storage facility has to be clean, dry, and pest free. Unfortunately, Brooklyn is packed with low-grade storage facilities. So you should be very careful when renting a storage unit.

Finding suitable storage in Brooklyn is not easy

If you are wondering how to find a suitable storage facility to keep your delicates in Brooklyn, you should know that things are not going to be simple. As we already mentioned low-grade storage facilities are around every corner. And avoiding them can be rather tricky. If you use the internet to search for suitable storage, every storage facility you find will advertise as the best. Of course, no one will show you the chopped paint, fungus from moisture, or rodent feces. Keeping your delicates this way is certainly not a good idea. That is if you plan to use them again. So how to find good storage? Well, the internet should be your hunting field. Use it to identify storage companies that have good reviews and ratings. Get their addresses and go see what they have to offer in person.

Things to look out for when choosing a storage facility for your delicates

While you are visiting storage facilities there are a few things that you should watch out for:

Search for climate-controlled storage units

First, make sure that your storage facility offers climate-controlled storage units. Because you are storing items that are very sensitive to temperature fluctuations, moisture, as well as bad odors, you cannot expect to have that with a regular storage unit. That is why you are looking for storage with a controlled environment.

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Look for climate-controlled storage units

Avoid places with moisture issues

Moisture is one of the biggest enemies that threaten your delicates. In worst-case scenarios, your items could be totally destroyed in a matter of months. That is why you need to search for any signs of moisture. Part of a wall that is wet, fungus problems, chipped paint or bad smells are all red flags that you should pay attention to. If you notice any of those signs, abort the mission and look for another facility.

Make sure that your storage facility is pest-free

Another big problem that you can find in inadequate storage facilities is pests. Rats, mice, various insects, are always on the lookout for delicate meals. Imagine if you return after a few weeks and find out that your expensive lingerie has been feeding a hungry rat family. Of course, everyone is glad to help those in need. But you probably didn’t have that idea when you packed your delicates for storage. That is why, pay attention to the facility’s hygiene, look for openings that pests could use to breach your unit, spider webs, etc. Any sign that will show you that this facility doesn’t run proper maintenance.

Respectable storage facilities have high security

Finally, every respectable storage company has proper security. Maybe your delicates are not the prime target for thieves, But if the storage facility is known for its poor security, your items could easily become some burglar’s trophy. That’s is why look for a company that offers 24-hour security staff, surveillance cameras, alarm systems, etc. When you see that a company takes care of its security you know that they are taking care of the rest too.

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Find a facility with proper security

Hire professional packers when storing your delicates in Brooklyn

After you locate a proper facility it is time to pack your delicates for storage. To avoid any difficulties the best thing is to hire a packing service NYC to prepare your delicates properly. That way you do not have to worry about which packing material to use, which packing technique to use, and whether your items will be safe.

The most important part when storing your delicates in Brooklyn is to find proper storage

As you can see, when storing your delicates in Brooklyn, the most important part is to find a suitable storage facility that will offer perfect conditions for your items. If you manage to find such a place in Brooklyn, then it is only a matter of calling professional packing service and your items will be safe waiting for you to need them again.

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What type of storage do you offer?

At U. Santini Moving & Storage Brooklyn, we offer complete storage solutions in climate-controlled units. Our units are monitored 24/7 to keep your belongings safe, whether you need short-term or long-term storage. We even provide storage options for very short durations, including as little as 24 hours.

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