Arrange your storage unit carefully. Items that will be needed more frequently should be placed closer to the door.
Lay down cardboard or skids (pallet) on the floor of your unit.
When storing boxes, stack like sized boxes together with the heavier boxes on the bottom.
Most storage units are 8’ tall (we have some at 14’). Utilize shelving to maximize the height of the storage unit.
If storing furniture, remove legs to conserve space. It is recommended that you lay cardboard on the storage unit floor to prevent scratching. Place cardboard / pallet on the floor and stand sofas and mattresses on end. Do NOT cover the items with plastic.
If storing appliances, make sure that the appliance (i.e. refrigerator or freezer) is properly cleaned and dried. Leave the doors slightly ajar for ventilation.
If storing equipment (i.e. lawn mower), make sure to drain all gasoline and oil from the engine.
Metal tools and equipment should be cleaned and wiped with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil for protection against rust.
To protect items against dust, cover exposed items with old blankets. Do NOT cover items with plastic.
Mirrors, windows, and pictures should be stacked on their side (vertically).
DO NOT STORE ANYTHING COMBUSTIBLE, FLAMMABLE OR PERISHABLE IN THE UNIT.