Self Storage Tips

  • Please do not store any food items or combustible materials (i.e. solvents, paints, etc.)
  • Plan your storage space. Place items that you may need access to often in the front. Allow room for walk-ways.
  • Make an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place.
  • Place your furniture on 2×4 boards or on pallets to protect against changing temperatures of the floors.
  • Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25 – 30 pounds.
  • Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked “Fragile” and stacked on end.
  • Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places.
  • Larger appliances make excellent “packing cases” for blankets, towels, table cloths, and clothes.
  • Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans.
  • Tables with removable legs should be “broken down” to save space.
  • Sofas and loveseats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective layer under the item.
  • Cover stuffed cloth furniture with plastic to protect against dust.
  • It is best to store mattresses flat on top of a level stack of boxes or furniture.
  • Always use a good quality lock on your door.