Thursday, 9 January 2014

Handy Storage Tips

  • Use high-quality packing boxes designed especially for the job.
  • Pack books and heavy objects in smaller boxes for easier lifting.
  • When storing clothes, use wardrobe boxes so you can hang your garments.
  • Using same size boxes makes stacking easier.
  • Fill boxes completely. Use newspapers, Styrofoam “peanuts” or wrapping bubbles to prevent boxes from collapsing.
  • Seal boxes completely with packing tape to keep out dust.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly ajar and clean before storing.
  • Store items you’ll need most often at the front of your unit.
  • Utilize shelving to maximize space.
  • Leave a center aisle for easy access to all items.
  • Disassemble beds, tables and shelves and store on their sides. Wrap and mark all pieces for easier re-assembly.
  • Label boxes on several sides for easy locating.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures with paper pads or mirror boxes. Store on edge. Never store these items flat.
  • Protect mattresses and furniture with pads and cover.
  • Store couches (except sofa beds) on end to maximize space.
  • Store light chairs inverted seat-to-seat.
  • Metal objects, like tools and bikes, should be wiped with a rag containing machine oil to prevent rust.
  • Stack boxes on dressers and use drawers to store delicate items.

Self storage to the rescue

Here  are some times when self storage comes to the rescue when we are struggling for storage space. In many cases we struggle to find space at  our home to store items:


  • Students on summer break : It is quite difficult for students who live in dorms and want to visit some place or their home to move with books and other paraphernalia. Self storage means they can leave it where their university is located, and easily retrieve it when it’s time to start the new term.
  • Urgent home Moving : Moving house can sometimes not go quite as planned. All follow Murphy's Law. If something bad is to happen it will happen. Self Storage can be a time saving solution which will help you in moving your belongings to your new house in a very systematic manner.
  • Worried about redecoration : Householders who are worried about spoiling their expensive sofa, or scratching their valuable antiques while the architects have their merry way with hammers and paint. We have found a simple solution which is affordable self storage.
  • Time out for travelling : Worried about your precious belongings When an opportunity to travel the world arises. However, self storage can provide a safe home for everything while you go out and explore the world.
  • Bursting businesses : In a city like UAE where the real estate prices are always on the rise, many businesses do not have the surrounding space to expand their premises, so when the business grows, self storage steps in as an additional stock room or document archive.

Welcome to Dustore

Welcome to the Dustore self storage LLC blog. We have solutions for all your self storage needs. From documents and priceless artifacts requiring temperature and dust controlled storage environment to vehicles having sentimental value requiring a 24/7 monitoring for prevention from theft.
We offer packaging materials and storage space at a very cost effective rate so that your storage needs can be satisfied without a large burden on your pockets. If you do not need a huge space we offer storage in various sizes. You can check out our site at http://www.du-store.com/size-guide/ to check out the various options available to you.