Self Storage Tips
your storage space wisely and efficiently.
you value the items you wish to store, then we recommend renting
a climate control unit.
more time to pack items properly and make every thing square
to utilize storage space.
items that you may need to access often in the front.
up an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place
at home or in a safe deposit box.
uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are
enough to hold 25 to 30 lbs. Make sure boxes are filled to the
top, so they don't collapse.
all boxes with contents.
lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.
and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy
boxes. Stack these boxes on top.
and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or mirror boxes,
marked "Fragile" and stacked on end.
hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash
cans. Stack extra cans inside one another.
having removable legs should be "broken down" to save
and love-seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always
place a protective cover over and under furniture. Cushions
wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
stuffed furniture with plastic to protect against dust.
you stand mattresses on their side, "prop" them up
so they stand
straight. (They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy).
best to store mattresses flat on top of a level stack of boxes
or furniture. Cover mattresses in plastic.
not store perishable items (flour, potatoes, candy...) or other
not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
use a good quality lock on your door. You can purchase one from
Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e., paint thinner, gasoline,
solvents, paint, etc.). Our rules and regulations prohibit the
storage of these items.