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How to Keep Popular Recreational Items in Storage in Las Vegas

Recreational items such as pool tables and pinball machines can take up a lot of space, which is why many people choose to keep these items in storage in Las Vegas. But, these items can be expensive, so it’s important to keep them in good condition so they can be used or sold once they are taken out of storage. Here’s how to store some of the most popular recreational items:

Pool Tables

Pool tables should always be taken apart before they are transferred into a storage unit. As you break the table down, make sure you are collecting all small pieces such as bolts and screws and putting them together in a small plastic bag. This will make reassembling the table in the future much easier. Wrap a moving blanket around each piece of the table and secure the blankets in place using tape. Learn how to disassemble a pool table.

Before moving the table into the unit, lay a plastic sheet across the floor for an extra layer of protection. The slate should be the first thing that you place on top of the plastic sheet since this is the heaviest part of the pool table. Then, place the legs, frame, and other parts of the table on top of the slate. The final item that should be moved into the unit is the felt, which should have nothing placed on top of it. 

Pinball Machines

Another popular recreational item that you may need to store is a pinball machine. Before taking the machine to a storage facility, it’s recommended that you thoroughly clean it. Remove the glass and wipe down the machine with a soft, non-abrasive cloth. Clean the glass with regular glass cleaner before putting it back onto the machine. Unlike a pool table, a pinball machine does not need to be broken down before it is transported to a storage facility. Simply use a dolly to move the machine into a moving truck or vehicle so you can bring it to a storage unit. It may be a good idea to ask a friend for help since these machines are fairly heavy.

It’s recommended that you store pinball machines vertically instead of laying them horizontally on the floor. To keep dust and debris off of the machine, cover the glass with a sheet or a piece of cardboard. You can also put cardboard on the corners of the machine to protect it from damage while it’s in storage.

Do you need a storage unit large enough to fit a pool table, pinball machine, or other recreational item? If so, talk to the professionals at one of the most popular storage unit facilities in the area, Storage Durango Blue Diamond. Contact us today at 702-361-3304 or visit us online at