Location Features Sizes Business Use Outside Storage Storage Tips
  • Do not store these items: fur, jewelry and other expensive items, irreplaceable items, any living thing, used tires, firearms, explosives, flammables of any kind (gas, diesel, oil, paint, etc.), drugs or drug paraphernalia, stolen items, any type of hazardous items, perishable items of any kind, hazardous waste materials of any kind, items that produce odors or any item that will in any way make other tenants or the manager unhappy.
  • Furniture: Remove legs and disassemble to save space. Place table face down if legs can't be removed. Wrap legs and parts together with packing paper and keep with furniture so they are easy to find. Place blankets or cardboard over furniture to protect from scratches and dust.
  • Appliances: Clean and dry all appliances before storing. Store all appliances upright with doors ajar to allow ventilation.
  • Lawn Mowers: Drain gasoline and oil from all small engines.
  • Metal: Wipe a few drops of oil on tools and bicycles for protection against rust.
  • Books: Pack books flat to prevent the spines from bending. To keep out moisture, line the boxes with plastic sheeting. Don't overfill the boxes.
  • Mattresses: Place mattresses in plastic covers to protect them from dust and moisture.
  • Leather Items: Treat all leather items with a leather conditioner prior to storing them. Keep leather furniture off the floor by placing them on pallets.
  • Blankets, Draperies and Clothing: Have everything cleaned and placed on hangers in wardrobe boxes.
  • Mirrors and Pictures: Store in similar sized knock down boxes. This offers them protection from scratches and dust.
  • Photos: Photos tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place between pieces of cardboard and tape them together. Do not store irreplaceable photos.
  • Breakable items: Wrap all breakable items inside bubble wrap and store with linens.
  • Pillows and Toys: Store smaller items like this in large plastic garbage bags.
  • Label all boxes.
  • Completely fill each box with heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top.
  • Uniformly sized boxes stack easier and conserve storage space.
  • Use wooden pallets or boards underneath furniture and boxes to prevent condensation from damaging them.
  • Leave a small airspace between your stored items and the wall of the storage unit for ventilation.
  • Store items that will not be needed to the rear of the storage unit and items you will need access to toward the front of the unit.
  • Store heavy items on the bottom and lightweight items on top.
  • Cover everything with plastic sheeting. Wooden furniture should first be covered with blankets to avoid abrasion and moisture damage. Plastic sheeting will protect your stored goods from both dust and water damange.
  • Pack you storage unit as tightly as possible. Tighter packing helps to protect stored items from moisture and dust and reduces the space needed to store your property.
  • Use a high quality disk(round) padlock to secure your storage unit. This type of lock is difficult to cut or break and offers maximum protection for very little money.
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