Storage Tips

Getting Started

There is a certain level of strategy that goes into storing your items efficiently. Organization is key, and there are quite a few approaches to using your space like a professional. First, gather all the materials you think you will need; tape, markers, packing materials, and towels. Then prepare your unit by placing a protective cover or tarp on the floor under your goods. If your location has a history of heavy rains or flooding, consider placing your storage items on boards or pallets to protect them from water. Any concrete floor can become cold and produce condensation causing items to become damp.

Organization Tips

  •         Wrap up dishes and glasses in paper, and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.
  •          Use strong boxes that can hold at least 25-30 pounds.
  •          Any tables or shelves that can be broken down should be taken apart to save space.
  •          To save metal items such as bikes, metal tables, or tools from rusting, wipe them down with machine oil.
  •          Any pictures, mirrors, or glass items should be wrapped in cardboard and marked "fragile" and stacked near the door.
  •         Label contents of boxes and number them as you make up an inventory list. Keep the inventory of your items in a safe place.
  •         Do not store any combustible items such as paint thinner, gasoline, paint, or solvents.

Access Tips

  •          Rent the smallest space possible you need and pack the storage unit full.
  •          Plan your space. Place the items you may need access to in the front, put TV's and other electronics in the rear of your unit, and stack heavy boxes on the bottom with lighter boxes on top.
  •          Try to leave an aisle down the center of the storage unit for easier access and air circulation.
  •          If you are storing mattresses, prop them up so they stand straight. Otherwise they may bend out of shape and become lumpy.

Contact Us

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