Tips

self storage tips

  • Dispose of old or unwanted items prior to move in to help save space.
  • Decide which items you think you may need throughout your storage term and pack them at the front of your unit for easy access.
  • Be sure to leave a space between the walls and your items to allow for ventilation.
  • Take the proper precautions to protect furniture, mattress covers, stretch wrap or poly blankets for coverings.
  • To help save space, break down any furniture that has removable parts. Stack chairs with coverings between them.
  • Keep all appliances slightly open to allow air to circulate inside them.
  • Stack heavy items on the bottom.
  • Make sure all gas powered items are drained prior to moving in to your unit. This will eliminate any unpleasant odors.
  • Purchase Dry-Out Moisture eliminator desiccants to help prevent moisture during your long term storage.

helpful packing tips

  • Use the proper sized boxes and label for easy finds.
  • Stretch wrap glassware followed by newsprint to allow for safe transporting.
  • Use Mirror boxes for pictures or artwork.
  • White newsprint for a clean free pack.
  • Consider using a wardrobe box to hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics that need to be kept wrinkle free.
  • Do not overload boxes. This may cause unnecessary strain to your body.
  • Make sure all boxes are securely taped and sealed for easy stacking.