When packing your unit always try to leave room for walkways and access points
to make getting to items easier and less shuffling of boxes and furniture later
when your storage unit is full.
Stacking boxes in a uniform fashion will make better use of your space and will
keep your items safer with fewer chances of boxes falling.
Remember to always keep your heavier items stacked at the bottom with lighter
items stacked on top. Use taller/heavier items (furniture, appliances etc) to help
secure your stacked boxes from falling.
Make sure your boxes are full if possible so that when stacking it will prevent
them from caving in and possibly falling. Newspaper or any type of moving
material will work.
If you’re storing any equipment in your unit like machinery or lawnmowers make
sure you wipe them down first and remove any oils, grease or lubricants that can
cause rust or other items to get ruined if stored together.
If storing appliances keep the doors ajar to help with moisture. Always keep
water lines and hoses that go with the specific appliance together either inside
the appliance or taped to the side making it easier later when you want to use it
to find all the needed parts.
We always use special storage locks for security, but take an added precaution
and move your more valuable items away from the front of your unit and not as
easily accessible making it harder for others to find them.
To keep your furniture and boxed items well protected you always want to guard
against moisture and humidity. Leaving walkways will help lower moisture and
also using blankets and linens in-between your items helps too. If you have
blankets or rugs that you can put on the floor this will lower moisture in your unit
Never keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage building. This
includes gasoline, oil, cleaning fluids or paint thinner, propane. If you’re storing
any machinery that runs on gas, always drain the tank before you store it.