“The facility is top notch and I like the fact that there is no fence and a ton of cameras. I will always rent there as long as I have to have a storage shed.”
Thank you, Dan Theobald
Tips and tricks to help your belongings stay safe and protected:
- Never store anything that is flammable or under pressure, especially if your unit is not climate controlled. Items under pressure can expand and leak – damaging files or photographs.
- If you are stacking your boxes, make sure there are no open spaces inside of them. Open spaces weaken the structure of the box and may cause it to collapse on itself. Stuff the spaces with packing material if necessary.
- Fill everything up! If you have drawers, garbage cans or crates – don’t let that space go to waste. Fill them with other items. Large cooking pots with lids are especially good for protecting breakables – anything with a hard exterior will do. Always wrap your breakables in paper or bubble wrap.
- Storage areas which will be accessed frequently should be packed differently from those which will be unpacked all at once. If you need to access your belongings on a regular basis, you should put spaces between the boxes to function as aisles.
- Remember that more space costs more money. Anything you can do to keep your belongings compact is a good idea. Table legs come off and can be stored flat. Shelves come out of bookcases and the bookcases can be used to encase sofas. Recliners even come apart for better storage. Key idea: Any hardware you remove from a piece of furniture should be put in a plastic bag and taped to the object that it came from. It makes it easier to put the furniture back together once you need to use it again.
- Sharp objects should not be stored in cardboard containers. Over time, these can cut through their containers. Use large plastic bins or trash cans to hold sharp items. Be sure to label the outside of the container to remind you to be careful when it comes time to unpack!
- If you are storing items which contain liquids – such as humidifiers, chain saws, lawn mowers – be sure to drain them of their liquid. Not only might it be flammable, giving off damaging fumes even without ignition, it may also leak and cause mildew or water damage to your other belongings.
- Cover cloth furniture (sofas, mattresses) with plastic. This can help protect them from dust or humidity effects. It is always recommended to store items made of cloth on a pallet up and off of the floor.
- Wood furniture may dry out over time – be sure to treat them with a preservative before storing. If possible, protect them in plastic or cover them in cardboard to help protect their surfaces.