Our storage tips were created to assist you in making your self storage experience hassle free. Organizing and preparing ahead will save you time and trouble and help you get the most from your self storage space. Our storage professionals can help you choose the right packing materials, moving supplies and a space that best fits your needs.
Store items you'll need most often at the front of the unit.
When you pack your storage unit, create a center aisle for access to all items.
If you're storing tables and other furniture, remove legs and store tabletops and sofas on end, to save space.
Old photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place them between two pieces of cardboard and tape them together.
Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines.
Common sense and state law determines what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage space therefore never store firearms, illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia, live animals, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.
Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.
Always use high quality locks on your unit. Locks are available for sale-just ask your site manager for a recommendation.
Always use climate control for humidity sensitive items.
When possible, place dressers and tables top-to-top to save space.
When storing boxes, stack liked sized boxes together with heavier boxes at the bottom of the stack.
Utilize shelving to maximize the height of your storage space.
When storing refrigerators or freezers, leave the doors slightly ajar for ventilation. You can store blankets, pillows and linens inside these appliances.
Pillows, linens and stuffed animals can be stored easily inside of clean, dry washers and dryers.
Arrange your storage unit so that the items that you will need most frequently are conveniently located near the front of your unit, close to the door. Plan your storage unit layout to allow for ease of access to all stored items by allowing space for walkways.
Do not store anything combustible, flammable or perishable for your safety and that of other tenants.
Use furniture drawers to store small pictures, knick knacks, silverware and other small or delicate items.
Store furniture with its legs removed when possible to maximize storage space.
Bed frames should be disassembled and stored on end.
Sofas, love seats and mattresses can be stored on end to save floor space.
Wrap sofa and chair cushions in shrink-wrap and place them on top of the furniture. Mattresses may need to be propped between other furniture pieces to keep them vertical.
Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
Stack dining chairs seat to seat. You will conserve space and keep your seat covers dust free.
Store mirrors and framed artwork on end to maximize space.