TIPS FOR MOVING HEAVY ITEMS INTO STORAGE

When you rent a large storage unit from Big Item Storage, you’re getting all the space you need to store heavy, bulky items. You can even back your truck or trailer up into the unit to make unloading easier. But loading the items can be difficult. Here are a few tips to help you with a do-it-yourself move.

Sliding large furniture across the floor makes the process much easier, especially with large homes. If you have hard floors, purchase padded sliders or use cardboard. For moving across carpet, you’ll need hard plastic sliders. Using sliders can safe lots of wear and tear on your back and make it easier to get bulky furniture out of the house. You’ll want to place one slider at a time under each corner of the item and then push or pull near the bottom of the item. Working from the top leaves you open to issues with the furniture tipping over. Combine this technique with furniture straps to stabilize the item even more.

Furniture straps and flat dollies are great tools for moving large furniture. For smaller items like boxes, you can use a hand truck. Be careful about using straps if you’re coming up or down stairs. They put a disproportionate weight on the person at the bottom of the stairs.

With large furniture, it’s a good idea to wrap it in moving blankets for maximum protection. This is especially true when dealing with hard surfaces like tables. Any heirloom or antique pieces should always be wrapped carefully. Wrapping doesn’t just protect the furniture from damage; it also protects the walls and doorways as you move through the house. After placing blankets around the item, you can use plastic film or wrapping tape to secure it in place. You won’t have to worry about dings and scratches during transit.

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).

TAKE YOUR BOAT TO A FISHING TOURNAMENT!

You love spending time on your boat, especially getting in some good fishing. But have you ever entered into a tournament? The Coastal Bend provides year-round opportunities to enter fishing competitions, no matter your favorite species. There’s nothing like spending a day on the water chasing that record-setting catch!

If you have a competitive streak, contests are a great way to up your game. The more you participate, the more you’ll work to improve your performance. It’s a great challenge to keep you on your toes! There are often multiple divisions based on everything from bait preference to age group. You’ll even find separate categories for kids and ladies, letting the whole family get in on the action.

If competition isn’t your thing, you’ll still find tournaments enjoyable. There’s nothing like watching the weigh-ins if you love fishing. You’ll get to see the latest fishing gear and boating equipment from participating vendors. Tournaments also have a festival atmosphere, with food and entertainment, including live music. You and your family can make a whole afternoon of it!

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).

PROTECTING YOUR BOAT

Storing your boat at Big Item Storage is a smart way to protect your investment. Having an enclosed space protects the finish from harsh weather and sun. You’ll get a lot more life out of your boat. But just as important is keeping it properly cleaned. Big Item makes this much easier, with washing stations for your use. Here are a few tips to help keep your boat spotless.

The first step is a good rinse from top to bottom to loosen dirt and grime. A boat-specific cleanser is the best tool for washing up, as you won’t risk damage to the finish. Work on one section of a time so the soap won’t dry on the surface. Get a good lather and wash with a gentle sponge or cloth. Rinse that section before moving on to the next.

Once you’ve completed all sections, you’ll want to buff the surface well. This will prepare the surface for waxing. Use a boat-specific wax and apply it in small sections. Make sure to buff the section before moving forward. The wax will serve as a barrier to repel dirt, resulting in less cleaning. Follow these steps, and you’ll keep your boat protected and looking great!

Whether you’re storing your boat, RV, or other large items, Big Item Storage can accommodate your needs. Both our Rockport and Corpus Christi locations are clean and secure. For more information or to reserve your spot, check out our website here or call us at 361-937-2423 (Corpus) or 361-238-7177 (Rockport).