PROPER STORAGE OF FURNITURE

At Big Item Storage, our units aren’t just for your big vehicles. Whether you are moving to a new place or need to temporarily store your household items, our storage units are perfect for furniture. For both short- and long-term use, your items are safe with us! Here are a few tips to help make storing your furniture painless.

A good thing to do prior to storing furniture is to disassemble anything that can be taken apart. It’s much easier to store your things with everything broken down into small components. You can place all the loose screws and other hardware in baggies labeled for their appropriate item. You should also cover up your items with loose cloth or blankets. Don’t wrap it completely in plastic, as that can trap moisture and ruin your items.

You should also thoroughly clean all your items before storing them. This prevents nasty smells, mold, and the like. It also protects your items so they can come out of storage looking just as great as they did when they went in.

One last thing is to avoid overstuffing the unit. Organize your unit to the smallest detail to ensure nothing gets broken from bad placement. You’ll also want to make sure you leave a small amount of room in between items to allow for air to circulate throughout the unit. These gaps in between items also allow for easier storage access. If the unit is near full, stop and check the efficiency of your organization. Know when to stop and consider more storage options.

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).

PROPERLY STORING YOUR ATV

Big Item Storage’s units hold all kinds of large items. They’re a great place to store vehicles of all kinds when you’re not using them, including ATVs. Keeping your ATVs in good shape is key, especially when storing long term. Here are a few helpful tips to make sure your ATV retains its value while being stored.

First, keep it clean! Any dirt, even small bits, can cause rust when introduced to moisture. Thoroughly clean your ATV from top to bottom to keep this from happening. You’ll also want to drain the fuel tank and run the engine to burn off any remaining fuel. At the very least, you should turn the fuel valve off and add gasoline stabilizer to fresh gas. Do not add the stabilizer to old gas.

Even when not in use, batteries will drain energy. So it’s a good idea to remove the battery all together and store it separately. You’ll have to charge the battery about once every month to keep it maintained.

Despite the secure storage we provide, sometimes moisture and vermin will still find their way in. To keep your ATV protected, secure plastic bags over your mufflers. You don’t want any nasty surprises when you get your ATV back from storage.

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).

PREPPING YOUR MOTORCYCLE FOR LONG-TERM STORAGE

At Big Item Storage, our units can be used for much more than RVs and boats. Motorcycles are many people’s pride and joy, but there may come a time when you’ll have to store it. After making such a large investment, you’ll want to keep it safe and sound. Here are a few tips to keep your bike in top shape until you get riding again.

One thing many might not think about is the battery. It is an extremely important piece of the bike that can cause damage if left unattended. If your battery has screw-on type caps, go ahead and check the battery fluid level. Insufficient battery acid can cause a short between the plates. This is a pretty common failure that generally leads to the need for a replacement battery. Even maintenance-free batteries need to be monitored.

Another thing to monitor is the tires. Tires can lose air while in storage. If they become soft or flat tire, the weight of the bike can cause a permanent flat spot. It can also damage the rims. Using the bike’s center stand or paddock stand can help with this. If that isn’t an option for you, you can slightly over-inflate the tires. Make sure to move the bike from time to time so the tires aren’t always in the same position. These tips will help keep your bike in great shape for your next ride!

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).

STORING LARGE ITEMS WITH EASE

No matter your reason for needing to store large items like appliances or furniture, moving them isn’t fun. But you can make things a lot easier on yourself by storing your items at Big Item Storage. Our large storage units may have been designed for boats or RVs, but they’re the perfect spot for bulky household items too. Our drive-up units let you unload with ease. We can’t help you load your items, but here are a few tips to make your do-it-yourself move easier as well.

Instead of straining your back to lift furniture, make sure you buy or rent appropriate moving tools. With boxes, load a few on a hand truck and save yourself some trips to the moving van. Furniture straps and flat dollies will help get heavier items out of the way but be careful with the straps. You won’t want to use them coming up and down the stairs because they overload the person at the bottom.

You’ll want to make sure your items don’t bump up against each other in transit. Moving blankets can be rented for a short period or purchased if your items will be in storage for more than a few days. Wrap hard surfaces with the blankets to protect both that piece and others from damage. Then use plastic film or wrapping tape to secure the blankets in place. Wrapping prior to taking items out of your house will also protect your doorways and walls from damage. With heirloom pieces, antiques, and more delicate items like mirrors, you may want to go a step further and wrap them with bubble wrap prior to the blankets for added protection.

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).

USING LARGE STORAGE FOR YOUR BUSINESS

Office space comes with a high price tag, and many businesses are looking to downsize. With many employees also desiring remote work, a smaller office may suit your business well. But what do you do with all the extra items you need to store? That’s where large storage can make a huge difference.

Buying in bulk is a smart move whether you’re purchasing office supplies or inventory. But increasing your office space to accommodate those items is an expensive and inefficient way to manage your storage. Instead, a large storage unit lets you have the space you need to both store and utilize your items. Large units allow you to spread out boxes so that all of your inventory can be easily accessed. You can even add shelves for maximum organization.

Storing extra office furniture is another great use of your large storage space. You can even store seasonal supplies and promotional materials that are infrequently used. Why keep those in your office to clutter things up? Contact Big Item Storage to secure your large rental for your business today!

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).

AVOIDING HUMIDITY DAMAGE IN YOUR UNIT

Big Item Storage’s large units can hold a lot of items, including your furniture and boxes in between moves. However, there are some extra precautions you may need to take when storing certain types of items. There are also certain items that should not be stored in an outdoor storage unit because of damage risk.

The Coastal Bend’s high summer temperatures and high humidity mean that things like electronics, paintings, photographs, software, and film won’t do well in storage. You run the risk of extensive damage to these types of items. Things like files and books will absorb moisture but can withstand short-term storage, especially if you take precautions to limit moisture. Furniture is another thing to carefully consider before storing. Long-term storage of fabric-covered furniture in high humidity can result in mildew without precautions being taken. Leather can crack over time due to high heat exposure.

Purchasing moisture-absorbing goods can help tremendously. Commercial products designed to absorb moisture, such as Damp-Rid, can be used throughout the unit. These should be monitored and changed out frequently. Silica packets can be used inside boxes to absorb moisture. To help ward off mildew and odor, baking soda is a good option. It can be sprinkled on furniture periodically and vacuumed off. You can also put containers of it throughout the unit to absorb moisture and odor. Check with your local hardware store for some suggestions and do some research based on your specific storage needs. Protecting the value of your items is worth some extra digging.

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).

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).

TEMPORARY HOUSEHOLD STORAGE AT BIG ITEM

There are several reasons why you may need to temporarily store the contents of your home. A long-distance move or an expedited house sale means putting your belongings away until you’re ready for them. Also, if you’re doing extensive remodeling or repair work to your home, storing your belongings can protect them from damage.

But regular storage units or pods aren’t good options for storing all of your possessions. You’ll need multiple units, which drives up the cost. It’s also difficult to keep them organized and have ready access to items you may need along the way.

A large storage unit from Big Item Storage provides the perfect solution. You can store your entire household of furniture and accessories while still having access when you need it. You or your movers can drive the moving van right up to the entrance of the unit to load. No need for excessive back and forth! You won’t even have to breakdown your furniture in one of Big Item’s units. There’s plenty of room for even your biggest pieces.

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).

STORE YOUR CAMPING EQUIPMENT WITH US!

If you’re an avid camper, storing your equipment at Big Item Storage is a great option. Camping supplies are bulky and infrequently used. By storing with us, you’ll save space in your closets and garage. However, you won’t want to store these items without taking some precautions first.

Tents need to be completely dried out before storage. Cots and sleeping bags too. This prevents mold and mildew from forming. Make sure to give these items a good cleaning as well. Even poles and stakes should be cleaned.

Smaller items do well in large, plastic containers. Labeling them with the contents will help you locate items quickly when needed. Make sure to scrub any cookware and utensils and dry thoroughly. For items like flashlights and lanterns, remove the batteries before storing. This will prevent corrosion.

Taking these steps before storing your equipment will protect your investment. You’ll have easy access to your supplies if you keep them organized in a large storage container. You’ll also make preparing for your next trip more enjoyable.

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).

KEEP YOUR GARAGE CLUTTER FREE!

Securely storing your RV or boat at Big Item Storage is easy to do. However, our storage units are great for so many other uses as well. If your garage and driveway are packed, let us help you tame that clutter!

Working on an old vehicle? Many deed restrictions don’t allow for inoperable or non-street-legal cars. Instead of worrying about the homeowners’ association, why not store the car with us? Our drive-up units let you easily load the car into the unit.

Keeping your garage clean is another benefit of large-item storage. Get the boxes and extra furniture and appliances out. Store water vehicles like jet skis and kayaks in your unit. You can even store camping equipment or equipment used in hobbies such as wood- or metal-working. You’ll enjoy being able to park your car in your garage for once!

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).