Determine if you need climate-controlled or standard storage. Standard storage is our traditional storage with drive-up access to your unit. Climate-controlled storage is heated and air conditioned.
Plan your storage space. Place those items you may need to access often in the front and allow for walkways.
Make an inventory of your stored items and keep in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
Place your storage items on 2"x4" boards or on pallets to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp. WE SELL PALLETS.
Use uniformed size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25-30 pounds. Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes. (It is best not to put too much in each box.) List contents of boxes on all four sides, number the boxes, and seal them with tape or twine. WE SELL BOXES AND TAPE.
Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top. Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or bubble wrap, marked “FRAGILE” and stacked on end.
Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knickknacks, china, silverware, small items, etc. Wrap in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage. Tie pillows and books with twine.
Larger appliances make excellent “packing cases” for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes. Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside one another. WE SELL BOXES.
Tables with removable legs should be “broken down” to save space. Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
Sofas and loveseats could be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective cover under the item on the concrete. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic and placed on top. WE SELL BAGS AND PLASTIC COVERS.
If you stand mattresses on their sides, “prop” them up, so they stand up straight. They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy. WE SELL MATTRESS BAGS.
Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods. WE SELL PALLETS AND PLASTIC SHEETING. Cover your stored items with a blanket or tablecloth to protect against dust.
Use a good-quality lock on your door. Cheap locks rust and do not provide good security. WE SELL LOCKS.
When storing a vehicle, ALWAYS park on a tarp or floor protection.
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