Helpful Hints for Better Storage

  • Leave a walkway to the rear of unit for better accessibility.
  • Keep all items off the floor if possible to let air underneath. Pallets, 2×4’s or skids are good for this purpose. Place plastic under all cardboard boxes.
  • Disassemble items such as bed frames to maximize space.
  • Place frequently used items near the door.
  • Fill containers to capacity. Partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse.
  • Pack heavy items like books or tools in smaller boxes.
  • Fragile items should be cushioned by packing and placing towards top of the unit.
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  • Label your carton and take home list of labeled cartons for easy reference.
  • Line bottom of your unit with drop cloth or pallets for added protection.
  • Mothballs and rodent deterrent precautions are an added protection for your belongings.
  • Take full advantage of your space. Use full height as possible. Shelving helps organize your space.
  • Bay leaves are said to ward off most insects and household pests. Add to boxes when packing goods.
  • Plastic trash bags make an excellent box liner to protect contents from dust and moisture. Seal boxes with masking tape.
  • Spray furniture with a good polish. Cover with drop clothes, old sheets, etc. or whatever is available.
  • Do not store food items unless sealed in glass or metal containers.
  • Defrost refrigerators and freezers and leave door open.
  • It is NOT advisable to store pianos, grandfather clocks or art objects.
  • Wrap mattresses and box springs with plastic covers, drop cloths, or paper. DO NOT set directly on the floor or lean against walls.
  • To retard rusting of exposed metal, use a light coat of oil.
  • You place your own padlock on Storage Door to keep it locked at all times.
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