Storage Tips

1. Smallest Space
Rent the smallest amount of space you will need,and pack the unit full.

We sell locks.

2. Gather Materials
Start by gathering as many boxes as you think you will need, tape,markers, and packing material (i.e. foam shipping noodles, bubble wrap, packing paper or towels).

We sell labels, markers, bubble wrap, packing paper, packing foam, peanuts, tape, gloves, ratchet straps and stretch cords.

3. Uniform Sizes
If possible, try to use uniform sized boxes for easy stacking.

We sell a variety of boxes, individually and in bundles.

4. Inventory
Make up an inventory list of your items and keep it in a safe place (at home or in a safe deposit) box away from the unit.

5. Prepare
Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods.

6. Keep Dry
Place your storage times on 2x4 boards or on pallets to guard them against dampness.  Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.

7.  Access
Plan your storage space.  Place items that you may need to access often in the front of the unit.

Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e. paint thinner, gasoline, solvents. paint, etc.).

9. Easier Access
Try to leave an aisle down the center of the storage unit for easier access. Leave a small space between the wall and boxes to allow for air circulation.

10. Stack
Stack heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on the top.

11. Strong boxes

Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25-30 pounds.  (We suggest not putting too much in each box). Plastic bins are ideal to protect valuable items.

12. List Contents
List contents of boxes on all four sides; number the boxes and seal with tape.

We sell labels and markers.

​​13. Wrap it up
Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.

We sell glass packs and dish saver kits.

14. Fragile
Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard and marked
"FRAGILE" and stacked on end.

​We sell mirror and art boxes.

15.Extra Space
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.

16. Appliance 
Larger appliances make excellent "packaging cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.

We sell moving pads/blankets.

17. Electronics
Put TV's and other electronics in the rear of your unit.
We sell TV covers.

18. Stored together
Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans.  Stack extra cans inside each other.

19. Removable legs 
Tables that have removable legs should be broken down to save space.

20. Sofas and loveseats
Sofas and loveseats can be stored on end to save floor space.  Wrap cushions in plastic and place on top of sofas.

21.  Sharp or heavy objects
Avoid placing sharp or heavy objects on top of upholstered furniture.

22. Stuffed furniture
Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.
We sell sofa cover and chair covers.

23. Mattresses
If you stand mattresses on their sides, prop them so they stand straight. They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.
We sell mattress covers.

24. Metal Items
Wipe any items made of metal - bikes, metal tables, tools,etc. - with machine oil to prevent rusting.