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.
Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to prevent moisture absorption.
If you're storing tables and other furniture, remove legs and store tabletops and sofas on end, to save space.
Pack books flat, not standing on end (which may cause damage to the spines). Books are extremely heavy, so don't pack too many in one box.
Old photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place them between two pieces of cardboard and tape them together.
Never over-pack boxes. Overfilled boxes may rupture and topple when stacked.
Clean and dry appliances. Keep refrigerator doors slightly ajar and use the space inside these items for additional storage.
Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines.
Use furniture drawers for small and delicate items. Bubble wrap and packing paper are excellent for these purposes.
When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newspaper to prevent collapsing when stacked.
Common sense and state laws determine what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage space; therefore, never store live animals, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.
Always use high quality locks on your unit.
Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.
Mattresses should be covered and stored flat on level surfaces.
Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
When storing metal items, to retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.
Pack blankets, draperies, and dress clothes on the hanger in a wardrobe box.
Storage units sell out quickly in the Spring and Summer months. If you are needing a storage unit, please call ahead to guarantee you get a unit.