Helpful Tips to remeber when storing items in your new unit.
Rule Numero Uno (That's Number One.)
Always always remember to close and lock your unit every time when you are finished. Take a picture to help remind yourself if you are prone to forget. Our smart-units in all locations will also help alert you.
Small Hidden Spaces are Wonderful
Don’t forget to use valuable space inside drawers and larger appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators, to store small items: towels, linens, toys, etc.
Keep it Small, Even if it's Large
Break down large items such as bed frames, tables, and large furniture, and don’t forget to keep all parts (screws and smaller items) together by taping them to the item.
Storage for Large Items
Store larger items on the bottom for support, and smaller items at the top.
Bulky Items In The Rear
Larger items (i.e. dressers, refrigerators, washing machines sofas work best in the back of the unit.
When in Doubt, Wrap it
Wrap furniture legs with protective bubble wrap, furniture covers or pads to prevent scratching.
They Didn't Invent the Label Maker for Nothing
Label boxes on all sides for easy identification.
Make sure fragile boxes are placed on top of heavier, less delicate boxes. Be sure not to over pack boxes as they can get heavy and dangerous.
Place frequently accessed items towards the front of your unit. Less frequently needed items should be placed toward the rear of your unit.
Boxes that are tightly sealed with packing tape will prevent dust from entering.
Protect Your Valuables with Pads
Use furniture covers or moving pads to keep items off the floor of the unit.
Make an Aisle, Make an Aisle - Keep Walking
When storing business files, leave a walkway down the center of your unit to make accessing items easier.
Do not store breakable items and electronics at the top of unsupported surfaces.
Do not store flammables (such as paint or other chemicals) or perishable.
Drain any fluids prior to storing snow blowers, lawnmowers, and other equipment; Do not store hazardous or combustible materials.