Storage Tips 


Tip #1: Make a list of what you will need

Inspect your storage unit and make a list of packing accessories you will need. Commonly used packing aids include such items as newsprint or wrapping paper, bubble-wrap, tape, rope, drop cloths, polyurethane sheeting, mattress and furniture covers, pallets, skids, dehumidifiers, and cartons. The manager may have some or all of these items for sale on the premises.

Tip #2: Don't Store on the floor

Place a pallet on the floor. Do not lean items against walls. Leaving air space around the unit's perimeter will aid ventilation. Leave a walkway to the rear of the unit. Use all the space available, including its height. Disassemble items such as bed frames.

Tip #3: 1st Out = Last In

Place frequently used items near the door.

Tip #4: Fill boxes completely

Fill containers to capacity. Partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse. Heavy items such as books or tools should be packed in small boxes. If a carton is too heavy, it will be hard to lift and should be divided between two or more cartons.

Tip #5: Fragile! Top Load Only 

Fragile items should be cushioned by packing and placed toward the top of the unit.

Tip #6: Make a list and bring it with you 

Label cartons and take home a list of the labeled cartons for easy reference when you need to locate your property.