Here are a few good storage tips to help you!
Frequently Accessing Your Unit
If you are going to use some of the times on a regular basis, be sure to place them in the front of the unit, making access to them easier.
Storing Important Documents
If you are storing boxes of records or documents, consider using shelves to maximize your storage space.
When placing your boxes into self storage, place heavier boxes on the bottom with each box stacked on top, getting progressively lighter in weight with each box.
Use Wardrobe boxes to hang clothing, draperies and other fabrics so that they can breathe while in storage.
If you are storing tables, remove the legs so you can store the table top vertically, if possible.
Storing Gas Power Equipment
Remove or fold the handles on lawnmowers and other garden equipment. It is important that you drain all gasoline out of a tool before storing it
Keeping Your Storage Unit Organized
When placing your items into storage, draw a simple map of where everything is located. Keep the map with your lease so it will be handy when you need it.
Furniture With Legs
Store sofas, couches and tables on their ends (not recommended for sofa beds). Place an old sheet or plastic on the floor underneath the sofa to further protect the fabric.
Wrap Fragile Items
Wrap anything fragile with bubble wrap, newspaper or both before placing the items into boxes. You can also pack smaller fragile items with your clothing or other soft items for added cushioning.
Label Your Items
Label everything you store in your unit and keep a written inventory with your locator map to make it easy to find your belongings.
Furniture With Drawers
If storing a dresser or chest of drawers, use the drawers as additional storage space. Pack lightweight items into the drawers to maximize your storage space.
Don't Store Perishables
Be careful not to pack anything in your self storage unit that could spoil. Rotting food and plants could attract bugs and rodents, in addition to bad odors.