Storage Tips

Self storage offers a range of benefits for individuals and businesses alike. One of the primary advantages is the ability to free up valuable space in your home or office. Whether you have limited storage options or simply want to declutter, self storage provides a convenient solution. People utilize self storage units to store a variety of items, including seasonal items like holiday decorations that are only used once a year. By keeping these items in a storage unit, you can ensure they are safely stored and easily accessible when the holiday season arrives. Additionally, self storage is popular for storing sports equipment, such as bikes, skis, and camping gear, which may take up significant space but are only used occasionally. Having a dedicated storage space for these items allows you to maintain an organized living or working environment while still having access to your belongings whenever you need them.

  1. Rent the smallest space needed and pack it full to maximize storage capacity.
  2. Gather boxes, tape, markers, and packing materials.
  3. Use uniformly sized boxes for easy stacking.
  4. Create an inventory list of stored items and keep it in a safe place.
  5. Place a protective cover on the floor under your stored goods.
  6. Elevate storage items on 2×4 boards or pallets to prevent dampness.
  7. Plan the storage space and keep frequently accessed items in the front.
  8. Avoid storing combustible items such as paint thinner or gasoline.
  9. Leave an aisle down the center of the unit for easier access.
  10. Allow for air circulation by leaving a small space between walls and boxes.
  11. Stack heavier boxes at the bottom and lighter ones on top.
  12. Ensure boxes are strong enough to hold 25-30 pounds.
  13. List contents of boxes on all sides and number them.
  14. Wrap dishes and glasses in paper and stack them on top.
  15. Protect pictures and mirrors by wrapping them in cardboard and marking as “FRAGILE.”
  16. Utilize larger appliances as storage for linens and clothes.
  17. Wipe metal items with machine oil to prevent rusting.
  18. Place TVs and electronics at the rear of the storage unit.
  19. Store garden tools together in empty trash cans.
  20. Disassemble tables with removable legs to save space.
  21. Stand sofas and loveseats on end to maximize floor space.
  22. Avoid placing heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furnitue