Tips & Tricks

Safe Storage Tips

When planning to get some storage space for personal or business use, keep in mind that all storage facilities place certain restrictions on the kind of items you can store in your rented space. A rule of thumb is that any item considered “inherently dangerous” will not be allowed inside your storage unit. We’ve put together some info about the unit size and kind of items that you can store in your space.

  • Storage Supplies Sold : Boxes, locks, moving supplies, etc.
  • Items That Should Not Be Stored:Gas, explosives, dangerous chemicals, fire arms. “rule of thumb” expansion.
  • Tip Area For Food: Food should not be stored unless unopened and placed into heavy duty plastic containers that have a sealing lid. Any opened food items should be thrown out.
  • Tip: Moisture can seep up through cement so any sensitive items should be place on wooden pallets or boards. Racks are a great way to keep items off the ground.

Picking the Right Size Storage Unit for Your Needs

The following are three easy steps to find the perfect storage unit size.

  • Step One: Make a quick list of items you plan to store. This can include furniture, appliances, and any awkwardly-shaped items that cannot be packed into boxes.
  • Step Two: Estimate how many boxes you will place in your storage unit.
  • Step Three: Use the tips and trips below.

Packing items can be a pain. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Adopt the following packing tips to make the activity fun while also keeping your belongings safe from wear and tear.

Chief Label Marker

Staying organized is important. So, keep a permanent marker close by for labeling.

Put a Lid On

Anything left unboxed can get dusty. Fill boxes to capacity. Half-empty boxes (or half-full, depending on your perspective) can shift during transportation while corners and sides can easily collapse if there’s nothing to support them. Foam peanuts are handy for filling gaps in boxes.

Weight It Out

Distribute the weight in packed boxes evenly. Make sure they are not too heavy for whoever may be lifting them.

Be Ultra-Careful With Fragile Items

Wrap all fragile items separately. Pack them tightly into strong or reinforced boxes, filling any gaps with paper or filler. Mark "fragile" on any boxes containing breakable items. Clearly label such boxes from all sides so that they can be easily identified by the lifters.