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Traveling Abroad? The Ultimate Tips & Tricks for Storing Your Stuff


Embarking on a new adventure? If you’re planning an extended time overseas or on the road, you’ll need to figure out what to do with your stuff. StorQuest can help with that. Here are a few tips and tricks to storing your belongings while you travel abroad.


The less you own, the less you need to store. It’s smart to do a little “spring cleaning” before you pack up and store your things. While you’re going through your belongings, identify items that can’t be stored. You might need to find a new home for your plants or to throw out any perishable items.

You also want to make sure everything is stored dry, as moisture is the biggest proponent of damage to stored stuff. If you have a kayak or water gear that will be stored, you’ll want to wipe it down and maybe purchase a container of DampRid moisture absorber.

Invest in Proper Storage Containers

If you’re going to store for an extended period of time, you’ll want to grab plastic boxes. While cardboard boxes are great for quick moves, they are prone to moisture which could cause the box to fall apart, as well as the items inside to become damaged. Another positive reason to grab plastic tubs is that they stack easily.

Pack Smart

Choose a storage unit that fits your stuff just right. Too big? That’s a waste of money. Too small? You might stack the boxes too high and create a hazard. The storage experts at StorQuest can help you select the ideal size for everything if you need help. Keep heavier boxes on the bottom tiers so they don’t exert weight on lighter boxes that could cause the lids to crack. Consider your return as well, you might want a few boxes close and up front to have access right away when you come home.

Ensure Peace of Mind

If you have valuables you’re stressed about storing, make sure your things are insured while abroad. StorQuest offers a range of affordable insurance options to give you peace of mind without breaking the bank.

Climate Control

The best way to ensure your things remain intact during an extended journey is to find a climate-controlled unit. Climate control maintains a standard temperature and humidity level throughout the year, so your things will never be affected by the weather. Need help finding a unit for your trip? Check out our StorQuest locations or give us a call – we’re good at what we do.

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