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  • Plan Your Space

    Plan your storage space. Place those items that you may need to access often in the front. Allow for walkways.

  • Take Inventory

    Create an inventory of your items and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.

  • Protect Your Belongings

    Place a protective cover (plastic sheeting) on the floor under your stored goods to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.

  • Be Careful

    CAUTION! Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e., paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.).

  • Stack Lighter Boxes on Top

    Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.

  • Label & Seal Your Boxes

    List contents of boxes on all four sides; number the boxes and seal with tape.

  • Do Not Store Food

    To prevent bug infestation and rodents, do not store food or food items.

  • Dishes & Glassware

    Wrap dishes and glasses in paper and pack in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.

  • Protect Fragile Items

    Wrap pictures and mirrors in cardboard and mark “FRAGILE.” Stand them on end.

  • Utilize Extra Space

    Utilize furniture with drawers as storage places for pictures, knick-knacks, china, silverware, small items, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.

  • Appliances

    Utilize larger appliances as "packing cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.

  • HAVE

    View our FAQs page for answers to all our frequently asked questions.

  • Secure Electronics

    Place TV's, electronics and other valuables in the rear of your unit.

  • Store Together

    Store shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside each other.

  • Removable Legs

    Remove legs of tables if possible to save space.

  • Stuffed Furniture

    Store sofas and love seats on end to save floor space. Wrap cushions in plastic and place on top.

  • Sharp or Heavy Objects

    Avoid placing sharp or heavy objects on top of upholstered furniture.

  • Cover Furniture

    Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.

  • Mattresses

    If you stand mattresses on their sides, prop them up so they stand straight. Otherwise, they tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.

  • Secure Your Unit

    Use a good quality lock on your door.