STORAGE TIPS - HOW TO PACK YOUR
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 allow air flow around and under items.
If you're storing tables and other furniture, remove legs and store tabletops and sofas on end to save space. Store on a plastic sheet
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, paints, solvents or other items that need a controlled environment.
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.
Refrigerators and Freezers, stoves and cooking equipment should be thoroughly cleaned and dry. Store them with the door slightly ajar. Boxes can be stacked on top of these appliances.
Whenever possible, place dressers and tables top-to-top to save space.
Place heavy items on the bottom and light or odd-shaped items on top.
Pack your boxes in the space with the labels facing out for easy visibility.
Always use high quality locks on your unit. Locks are available for sale-just ask your site manager for a recommendation.
As you are leaving your unit, make sure your lock has been properly closed. Keep your key or combination in a safe place.