Posted on: 16 November 2019
Bringing home a new baby is one of the most exciting times in a family's life. Those months leading up to the big day can be very stressful and packed with things to do. If you're trying to make room for your new baby, there's no need to sell the stuff that you'll regret getting rid of. Here, you'll find a few tips to help you store those and other items to make room for your new baby:
Lease a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit
The absolute best way to ensure that your items are safe for as long as you wish to store them is to lease a climate-controlled storage unit to store them in. These units are exactly what they say – climate controlled – you won't have to worry about things getting frozen and breaking, nor will you have to worry about humidity causing moisture damage. This is the best solution for storing a variety of things in a single unit.
If you're clearing your guest room to make room for your baby, one thing that you probably won't want to get rid of is the bed that's in there. Your baby will eventually grow into a small human and will need a larger bed. Rather than getting rid of the one you have and buying a new one later, put the bed in storage – or at least the mattress, because that's usually the more expensive part to replace.
When storing the mattress, the first thing you should do is buy an allergen cover for it. The mattress is slipped inside the cover and it is zipped closed. This cover will protect the mattress from dust and bugs that might make their way into the unit.
Don't store the mattress on the floor. Make sure that you have something underneath it as you position it in the storage unit.
Furniture made of real wood should be held onto. Before you store it, the only thing you really need to do is to clean it and coat it with the conditioning cream that you've been using. Then, when you put it in storage, cover it with a sheet or drop-cloth to protect it from dust.
All of the small odds and ends that you don't have room for around the house but don't want to get rid of yet – that stuff can go into the unit as well. This will help you make room for your new baby without sacrificing anything that you might need in the future.
For more information, reach out to a facility in your area that offers climate-controlled storage units.Share