Helpful Storage Tips

  • Inspect your storage space. The space should be clean with a door in good working order.
  • Determine the packing accessories you need: paper, bubble-pack, tape, rope, drop cloths, polyurethane sheeting, mattress and furniture covers, pallets, skids, dehumidifiers, file boxes, and storage cartons. Some of these items may be available at the rental office.
  • Fill containers to capacity; partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse. Heavy items like books or tools should be packed in small boxes so they are easy to lift. Protect your fragile goods with packing (i.e., bubble-pack, or other), and place them near the top of your storage space.
  • Label boxes. Take home a list of the labeled boxes for easy reference when you need to locate your goods.
  • Pack the storage space carefully. Leave air space around the perimeter to aid ventilation. Place a pallet on concrete floors and do not lean items against walls. Leave a walkway to the rear of your space for easy access. Use all the space available, including the height. Place frequently used goods near the door.