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Self Storage Tips

  • Leave access space at the front of the unit, and keep frequently used items within easy reach.  
  • Stacking uniform sized boxes helps maximize available space. Don't stack higher than within reach.
  • Store high value items toward the back of the storage unit in unmarked boxes.
  • Protect furniture, including mattresses and box springs, with plastic covers and stand on end.
  • Wipe metal items, such as bicycles or tools, with a slightly oily rag to protect against rusting.
  • Never use the storage unit for items such as live animals, perishables, explosives or flammable liquid and fuels.
  • Don't store food items that are not sealed in glass or metal containers.
  • Take precautions against theft and damage by using a quality lock on the storage unit.
  • Don't store paint or oil rags.
  • Use large boxes for light items and smaller boxes for heavier items.
  • Small boxes are suggested for books, which should be packed flat to protect their spines.
  • Utilize large items for extra storage space: 
    • Refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers are great for storing soft items such as linens, towels and clothing.  
  • Fully clean and dry the inside of all appliances prior to storage.  Leave the doors cracked open when able.
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