If you move house or are preparing to move; live in an area prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes or flooding, or you just have too much stuff lying around but you still want to keep them, then you may want to be better prepared on how you store the things that you want to keep or use in emergencies. This Lifehack Lesson by Trevor Dobrygoski, will teach you how to prepare and store food, clothes, water, medicine, electronics and furniture so that they will keep for the long term. The Lesson is free for the first week. To use all the other Lifehack Lessons, you can subscribe for only $4.99 per month.
Here is an excerpt from the lesson
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The storage of items is a little more involved than simply tossing unused items into a storage unit, basement or garage. People put items in storage for many reasons. Some people move into a smaller home, some might live in an area prone to natural disasters. Different items need different preparations and storage methods.
The guide here is about general storage. When you are storing or prepping for an emergency of some sort, you will need to know a few basic steps to make sure when you need the items are removed from storage, they are still usable.
Like every good project, having a plan is a good starting point. You will want to ask yourself some basic questions such as:
- How long will these items be in storage?
- Will I need to access any of the items during the time when they are in storage?
- Where will the items stored?
- What’s the reason for storing these items?