Self-Storage Tips

Here are some valuable tips to help you with your storage needs:

  • Leave a walkway to the back end of your unit … this allows for easy access to all of your items.
  • If possible disassemble items such as bed frames and tables so you can get the most out of your space.
  • If you have an item you use frequently, place it by the door.
  • Don’t leave boxes half full … use all the space you have.  Never stack heavy items on boxes that are only half full.
  • Place fragile items (plates, china, glassware, etc.) near the top of boxes to prevent from crushing.
  • Label, Label, Label!!!  You never want to open every box to find that one special item you need for that hour.
  • If possible, use shelving to maximize your space.
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors slightly open and clean.  NOTE: use the space inside the fridge and freezer to store extra items.
  • Wrap mirrors, pictures, etc. with bubble wrap, blankets or boxes specific for mirrors and pictures.  Never place them down flat on the ground.