- Plan your storage space. Place those items that you may need to access often in the front Allow for walkways.
- Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep in in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
- Place your storage items on 2 x 4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness.
Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.
- CAUTION: Do not store anything combustible (i.e. paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc...).
- Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 24-30 lbs.
It is best not to put too much in each box.
- List contents of boxes on top of heavier boxes.
- 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 for pictures, knick- knacks, china, silverware, small items, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.
- Larger appliances make excellent "packing cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and clothes.
- Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans.
- Tables having removable legs should be "broken down" to save space.
- Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective cover under the item on the concrete. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
- Cover upholstered furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.
- To save space, stand mattresses on their side and prop them against the wall. Avoid allowing them to bend out of shape.
- Rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack the space full.
Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods.
- Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
- Use only a high quality disc lock on your door.
- Keep assigned gate code confidential.