Hints for packing and storing

  1. Be careful not to store anything combustible (such as paint and chemicals) or perishable (such as food that is not sealed)
  2. Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets to lift them off the floor of your storage unit.
  3. When storing lawn and garden equipment, drain any fluids prior to storage in order to avoid corrosive damage.
  4. Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
  5. When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with clean plain wrapping, packing or butcher paper to prevent collapsing when stacked.
  6. Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes, brooms, rakes and other long handled lawn and garden tools.
  7. Always use high quality locks on your unit. We  sells disc  locks on-site; ask the On Site Storage Manager for details.
  8. Use furniture drawers to hold delicate items. Wrap them in bubble wrap or clean plain wrapping, packing or butcher paper.
  9. When storing delicate heirlooms, use specially constructed boxes, such as wardrobe boxes.
  10. Cover mattresses and store them flat on level surfaces.
  11. Store small items like pots and pans in large appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators.
  12. Break down items (such as table legs) and store large furniture like tabletops and sofas) on end to save space.
  13. When storing business files, label all boxes and construct aisles so files are easily seen and accessible.
  14. Clean furniture, boxes and the storage unit of all food and perishables.