Storing kid’s clothes and gear is not as easy as it looks because you need to make sure that you preserve the quality of the product. You do not want to keep the items cramped up in your home and you don’t have enough room to store them in the garage, attic, or closet.
Fortunately, a self-storage unit is a wonderful way to keep your kid’s items and gear safe for future use. Below, we will talk about how you can store these items to ensure they are in good condition when you do fetch them from the storage unit, no matter how many years later.
Step 1: Determine if you want to keep the item and if it’s worth it.
First, make sure to determine if the item is even worth keeping. If it is missing parts, stained, broken, or cheap enough to replace, don’t waste the time or money to store it, especially if you will likely just buy a new one later down the road.
Step 2: Clean the items you plan to store.
Now that you have decided which items you want to keep and which items you want to toss, it is time to clean the ones you will store. You should clean all clothes and launder them according to their needs. You should wipe down any other fabrics such as those that are on the car seat and stroller.
Before you store or plan to store ANY of these items, make sure that they are completely dry, or they will mildew and sour.
Step 3: Sort and label any boxes you plan to use.
Get ready to sort out the items that you plan to store and then make labels for the boxes. For example, sort all newborn clothes and place them in one box and then older clothes in another box, and so on.
As a note for labeling, do label the outside of the box with what is inside, but plan to make an inventory list or master list of what is contained in the box as this will allow you to instantly retrieve the items you need.
Step 4: Keep the boxes off the ground when storing them.
Make sure to put all the boxes in your storage unit in a neat and organized manner. This way, you can find and reach the items you need, when you need them.
As a side note, you should keep all the boxes off the floor in the storage unit in case your unit experiences a flood. You can find self-storage facilities and tips on how to store at storagearea.com.
Store Your Baby Items and Gear with Confidence
If you keep the above tips in mind, you can store all your baby gear and items with confidence. If you need to store any items that have batteries, do make sure you remove the batteries, so that they do not explode while in storage.
As a last tip, make sure that all food is removed from any baby gear or items, as you do not want to attract pests to your self-storage unit.