ArticleThe Dos and Don'ts of Summer Storage

Summer storage can be a lifesaver for students who need a safe and secure place to store their belongings while they're away. However, it's important to do it right to avoid any potential issues down the road. Here are the dos and don'ts of summer storage to help you pack and store your items like a pro. DO properly pack your items: Proper packing is essential for protecting your items during summer storage. Use high-quality boxes and packing materials to prevent damage. Label your boxes clearly and use packing tape to seal them tightly. For fragile items, consider using bubble wrap or other protective materials. DON'T store perishable items: Avoid storing any perishable items in your storage unit, such as food or plants. These items can attract pests and create unpleasant odors. Instead, donate or dispose of them before storing your other belongings. DO choose the right storage unit: Make sure to choose a storage unit that fits your needs in terms of the number of items you need to store. At Fellow, we offer per-item pricing, which means you only pay for the items you store, not for the size of the storage unit. Contact us to learn more about our storage options. DON'T overpack your boxes: Overpacking your boxes may seem like a good idea to save space, but it can make the boxes more likely to crumple and damage your items. It can also make it more difficult for our movers, who we call Fellows, to transport the boxes to the storage unit. Pack your boxes with care and avoid overpacking them. DO use climate-controlled storage: As we mentioned in a previous blog post, using climate-controlled storage can help protect your items from heat, humidity, and pests. At Fellow, we offer climate-controlled storage options to ensure your items are safe and secure during summer storage. By following these summer storage dos and don'ts, you can enjoy hassle-free storage and protect your items from damage. Plus, with Fellow's per-item pricing model, you only pay for what you store, making summer storage even more convenient and affordable. Trust Fellow's expert tips and enjoy a stress-free summer storage experience. Contact us today to learn more about our storage solutions and how we can help you with your summer storage needs.