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Things to Think About for Long-Term Storage

At Brockman Trailers, we’re equipped to support your storage needs in just about any scenario. Whether you need a storage trailer as an extension of your warehouse, for hauling, for on-site, temporary housing of your goods or belongings during a move or a remodel, or as a long-term solution, we can take care of you. But planning the type of storage you need is only part of the process. You also need to know how to store what you’re storing.


Preparing for Long-Term Storage

Long-term storage can be necessary for a number of reasons. Perhaps you’re simply looking at an overflow of inventory and need to reinforce limited supply areas with a solid storage solution. Or maybe an acquisition or a permanent change to your business structure, purpose, or location has made it necessary to move certain portions of your business out-of-sight. Whatever the reason, there are ways to prepare for long-term storage, both practically and logistically.

Determine Your Location

Do you need your items stored on-site? If you do, consider a branded drop trailer at your location. This will put a trailer at your location that will have your logo and business name on it. It serves to store your items and extend your brand name as a sort of extension of your business’s branding. If you don’t need your items stored on-site, consider a trailer that can be loaded up and stored securely off-site. A secure storage location for your long-term storage puts your mind at ease and keeps your items safe without keeping them close. 

Consider the Weather

Are the items you’re storing at risk if they’re exposed to extreme temperatures? It’s not just moisture you need to worry about when considering the right storage solution. If a pendulum of temperatures will put your items at risk, consider a temperature-controlled solution for your items. 

The storage solution you select should protect your items, not expose them to undue risk. A secure long-term storage solution, whether it is on-site or off, can protect you from loss, damage, and litigation. 


Much like the necessity for security is the topic of insurance. For reasonable costs, you can insure the items you’re storing and make sure that you’re not exposing yourself to undue financial risk. Insuring your long-term storage items allows even the inventory that you keep out-of-sight to remain as protected as the items in your warehouse or showroom floor. 


Plan a regular check-in, where you can ensure that the items you’ve secured for long-term storage in a safe, insured location are indeed in a good situation. Whether it be monthly, quarterly, or some other interval in time, be sure you schedule a time to check in on your storage items. It will be how you can know that your items aren’t being exposed to security risks, extreme weather, or any other condition that will put you in a financially vulnerable position.

Choosing the wrong storage solution can be a costly decision. At Brockman Trailers, we want to do everything we can to keep your business running smoothly by helping you determine the exact right storage solution for your business needs. For long-term storage, or for consultation on any storage needs, talk to our team.