A safer way to Store Your Possessions
It was only recently that the world was reminded about how important safety regulations and measures are in preserving lives and also properties. Whether small, big, or large, all spaces matter.
Yes, I’ve always wanted to start my challenge “All Spaces matter!”
People require on-demand storage for diverse reasons. It could be a warehouse to store their containers, a room to keep important valuables and belongings, or a garage to park their cars.
Therefore, keeping the storage safe should be your number one priority as a seller because it is for the buyer as their peace of mind is second to none, and safe storage can only guarantee that.
So, the onus is on us to intimate our sellers in health and safety as our duty and obligation. One of the requirements for being a seller is understanding how to work safely with spaces and how to uphold health and safety control measures.
Smart Storage Tips to Guarantee a Healthy and Satisfactory Rental Relationship
Safety and Security: Yes, this was always going to be number one. How secure is your facility?
There are several security-related items you should install for your storage, if it’s outdoor like a warehouse, ensure it has a concrete fence and a strong gate around the property. It must be a fortress and having extra security like a CCTV or a guard to patrol the grounds 24 hours a day is a plus.
Keep the place clean – Cleanliness is still next to godliness. Trust me; nobody wants to store their valuables and possessions in a dirty environment. So, tidy the space, gather stuff, and box them up neatly, sealed with packaging tape to prevent dust from entering, keep it neat so pests and rodents will not have a playground to breed. That’s a major turn-off and a risk factor for everyone.
Labeling– Organizing your possessions and stuff will make it easy for proper identification. Keep your items adequately labeled then have a list and a plan in plain sight with descriptions for reference purposes. Remember to note where you stacked your fragile items and never place the heavier stuff on the light or delicate ones.
Same Size Boxes – Maintain the exact size of boxes I possible when storing valuables, and try not to force or squeeze stuff inside in a bid to micro-manage space. If packed too full, it could burst, and if filled less, it could collapse so find a middle ground and use newspaper, rags, or towel for protection against pests, dust, and damage, or better still, use sellotape.
Storing – Clean and dry items and valuables before storing them. Store possessions and valuables, you will be using in front for easy access when you pack them, and refrain from loading the materials on the bare ground or cement floor. Instead place them on something else, maybe a soft cushion or stool to allow airflow under and around them.
Wear appropriate personal protective equipment – Make sure you are always adequately kitted with your nose mask, hand gloves, and proper glasses when organizing and arranging stored material. Keep the entry point to the warehouse clear and neat, ensure the exit is clear and free of hazards and repair or correct any unsafe equipment or conditions and store explosive and inflammable materials away from potentially dangerous or trigger materials.
Lifting objects – There is a science to picking up items. Bend your knees, keep your back straight, hold the load close to you and make sure you can see around you without anything blocking your view, and when shifting or turning make sure your whole body moves together, and not the upper part turning while the lower maintains the same position.
Keep Record – This is very important. Make sure you have a record of where everything is located in your storage. Keep track of each item, list them properly, and take account of each item’s value. This will help you stay organized and effective.
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