- Plan your storage space. Place those items that you may need to access often in the front. Allow for walk-ways.
- Make up an inventory of your items and keep in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
- Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods. You may wish to place your storage items on pallets to guard against dampness. Any concrete may become cold or damp.
- Caution: Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e. Paint Thinner, gasoline, solvent, paints, etc.)
- Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25 to 30 lbs. (it is best not to put too much in each box, especially books and paper, due to their weight.)
- List contents of boxes on all four sides; number the boxes and seal with tape.
- Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.
- 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, marked “FRAGILE” and stacked on end.
- Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick-knacks, china, silverware, small items etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels, or blankets to prevent breakage.
- Larger appliances make excellent “packing cases” for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and cloths.
- Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside each other.
- Tables having removable legs should be broken down to save space and wear and tear on table legs.
- Sofas and love seats can sometimes be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective cover under the item on concrete. Cushions may be wrapped in plastic and placed on top, or you may wish to use a jumbo plastic storage bag on these items.
- Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.
- If you stand mattresses on their side, prop them up so they stand straight. They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.
- Rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack the space full.
- Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
- Use a good quality lock on your door, we recommend a “disk” type steel lock.
- To prevent bug infestation and rodents, no food or food items should be stored. (If absolutely necessary, food staples should be sealed in plastic zip locks within another plastic bag.)
- Put TV’s and other electronics in the rear of the unit.
This size unit yields 25 square feet of space. Although these 5×5 units are small, they are an excellent size to store all of your extra items, like garden tools, seasonal items, office supplies, or your miscellaneous boxes.
This size unit yields 50 square feet of space. Perfect for storing an entire bedroom or office. Are you looking to remodel a room or office? Now you can have the space to keep all of the contents during construction instead of clogging up other rooms!
Did you just buy a new house and need to move out of your small apartment, but the house is still being built? This 100 square foot unit should hold all your items. It is ideal for storing an entire living room and two full bedrooms.
With 150 square feet of space, this large unit can typically store the contents of 3 bedrooms. This space is also ideal for larger items like televisions, pianos, couches, or tables
In-between homes and need to store all your family’s belonging? This is the perfect space for you, holding roughly 5 bedrooms, and larger items like washers, dryers and refrigerators.
Now this is a huge storage space! This unit has a whopping 300 square feet of space, ideal for a 5 to 7 bedroom house, easily storing entertainment centers, refrigerators, beds, couches, and much more!