Friday 28 February 2014

Tips to Store Scarves – Drape Them with Love

Each one in your family must be having at least one scarf for surviving the chilly winter. Hence, it is important
to store your scarves properly so that they remain new for many years to come. If you have a fixed place to store them, then you can find them easily without much effort. Mentioned below are tips to store your scarves in place.

1.                   You can store them in a drawer – If you have an extra drawer in your bedroom, then you can store the scarves comfortably in it. Simply fold or roll the scarves as per your convenience and stash them safely inside the drawer.

2.                   You can store them in a plastic tub - Plastic tubs are available in a wide range of sizes, right from the tall towers to the short and broad ones. You can protect your scarves from moisture and infestation by laying your hands on one of those plastic storage tubs.

3.                   You can use a hanger to store them – This method of storing scarves is sure to save a large amount of space. You can simply drape the scarves over a hanger and use a soft knot to prevent them from slipping down. However, scarves that are too expensive and flimsy shouldn’t be hung as it could make them loose and they can get damaged.

4.                   You can make a scarf cluster – If you have scarves in a variety of colors and prints, then you can comfortably hang them or drape them over different places in your house. For example, you can drape them over the back of a chair or the corner of a bed to add to your room decoration.

5.                   Be extra careful during seasonal storage – If you wish to store the scarves in summer till the next winter arrives, then make sure you first wash them thoroughly. Body odor, scent, food particles and makeup can invite infestation, hence you first need to wash the scarves and then store them properly till winter arrives.

6.                   Keep them away from sunlight – Don’t keep the scarves exposed to direct sunlight as it could lead to discoloration.

7.                   Keep them away from pets – Keep the scarves away from pets as they love playing around with them.

Keep these tips in mind before storing your scarves this season.

Wednesday 19 February 2014

Tips to Store Your Books in a Storage Unit - Set Up Your Own Library

Avid book readers generally have a huge collection of books at their place. However, it becomes extremely
difficult to organize the books at home due to less space. That’s when an efficient self storage unit will do the job comfortably for you. Mentioned below are a few tips for storing books in a storage unit.

Clean up the books thoroughly – If your books are historic, literally, then there are good chances of dust being accumulated in them. Therefore, you need to take a rag and rub off the dust on your paperbacks. Don’t forget to take away any of the bookmarks, stapler pins and other such things attached to the books. Ensure that the rag you’re using is not damp in any way as even little moisture left on the books will invite infestation by microbes.

Do not pack them up with other household items – You need to keep the books separately in a different box and not mix them with other fragile things such as glassware or antique pieces. Do not use cardboard boxes that are too heavy as they are very difficult to carry and stand more chances of getting torn apart. Remember to seal the boxes optimally as any mistake on this front will cause the boxes to open up from the edges, thereby damaging the books in every way.

Label the books – Though it may look like a tough job to do, labeling all the books properly will help you to organize them in a better way. Tomorrow, if there’s any sort of problem or theft or fire, you will have the complete inventory list to make an insurance claim for your loss. Moreover, the entire experience of hunting down a particular book will become simpler as the paperbacks are arranged systematically with labels in place.

Select a proper storage unit – You have to make sure that the storage unit you’re opting for is climate controlled and has all the security features in place. Keep the boxes one above the other but don’t keep on extending the height of the stacked boxes as they are likely to fall in that case. Keep the boxes with heavier books at the bottom and let the lighter ones rest above. Ensure that there are no chances of moisture entering the unit in any case. Even little moisture has the capacity to damage your entire collection.

Keep the above tips in mind and store your huge collection in its best form. Happy Reading!