Summer is on its way, so we know what that means, time to go home and relax for a few months. With this happening, you know there are many things that will accompany your journey home, clothes mostly. Now regarding this, there are many things that you may not want to bring home with you or do not have the room to do so. This calls for you friendly local storage facility, where you can have these objects safe and secure until your return. That being said, there may be some things that you may need to take some special precautions before moving them into your unit, namely your textbooks.

How to Protect Them

Your textbooks are a valuable commodity that may need to last you more than one semester. So here are some tips for storing these useful pieces of treasure:

Climate-Controlled Environment- The area they are being stored in should be climate controlled. This is incredibly important, as the atmosphere it is stored in can cause damage to the paper of the book. If it is too hot or humid, it can lead to mold damaging the book.

Secure Locations– Make sure your unit is safe and secure. Though most consider a secure location to represent potential human break-ins, you will want this to extend to the pest variety. The book covers would be something a rat would like to gnaw on, and the glue interior of the spine and the book’s paper are tasty treats to cockroaches and other six-legged pests. Make sure the units are secure from all intruders.Tower of books

Prepping the Books– Make sure the books are clean and dirt free. You can then add to the protection of these books by wrapping them in cloth and storing them plastic storage boxes.

Kendall Xtra Storage is the University of Miami’s favorite summer storage!

Xtra Storage has been in the storing business for 30 years and will continue to offer a family-friendly environment and trustworthy employees, and have special packages for students in need of summer storage. Come check out our fantastic Kendall location that is only 10 minutes South of the University of Miami.  We offer storage units that are perfect for your dorm room, or apartment!  Call us direct at (305) 251-9872.