Self Storage Tips

Smart Packing Tips

  • The best storage containers are plastic boxes with air-tight lids.
  • Fridges should be cleaned, dried, and stored with the door slightly open.
  • The inside of appliances that use water should be wiped with baking soda to remove any traces of water.
  • Use mattress bags or furniture covers for anything with fabric.
  • Coat wooden furniture with polish to repel dust and dirt before storing.
  • Lubricate your metal items with oil before storing to prevent them from rusting.
  • Before storing garden-tools wash them thoroughly.
  • Pack plates vertically, like records. They’ll be less likely to break.
  • Wrap mirrors and pictures in bubble wrap and stack them on their ends.
  • Prevent internal shifting and breaking by crumpling newspaper to fill boxes.
  • Use similar sized boxes since they’re easier to stack.  
  • Boxes with fragile items should be placed in the unit last.
  • Place mattresses flat to ensure all the padding doesn’t move to one side.
Best self storage tips

Smart Tips For Storage Unit Organization

  • To absorb the moisture from the air, place some charcoal in a saucepan.
  • Put items on wooden pallets and leave small spaces between the walls and your stuff to allow ventilation.
  • Use shelving units to maximize space when storing small or awkward-sized items.
  • Utilize all free space, fill every nook and cranny.
  • Vacuum seal clothing or bedding before placing it in the unit.
  • Disassemble beds and tables and store sofas upright.
  • Don’t pack items into sealed plastic bags, as humidity can cause mildew.
  • Beer boxes are the best for books and comics because they have handles on the sides.
  • Save space by storing furniture and mattresses vertically.
  • Separate lamp bases and lampshades and wrap them for protection.
  • Remember to make an aisle to reach items at the back of the unit.
  • Label every box with the essential items that can be found within.
  • Place furniture sliders under the bulky items as you unload them to make it easier to move if needed.
  • Take an inventory of everything you load into your storage unit.
  • Make a map that indicates the location of each object and leave it right beside the door.
  • 11 Things You Can’t Store In A Storage Unit:Firearms & Ammunitions
    • Explosives
    • Drugs (Narcotics & Medications)
    • Hazardous Material
    • Flammable & Stolen Items
    • Things That Attract Pest
    • Animals (Dead or Alive)
    • People (Dead or Alive)

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