Tips & Hints

Packing Suggestions

  • When placing items or boxes in storage, place the heavier items on the bottom and stack the lighter items on top. Not only will this save the items from being crushed, it will save you from having to do unnecessary lifting.
  • Separately wrap articles with clean wrapping paper/bubble wrap.
  • Use plastic totes instead of cardboard boxes if possible. Plastic totes are stronger and stack better than cardboard boxes.
  • Identify totes/boxes on both sides and top for easier location when needed.
  • Disassemble furniture, if possible. Keep hardware in plastic bags and tape to the underside of the furniture.
  • Cover all furniture for protection. Wrap furniture legs with packing paper as scratch protection.
  • Stack chairs seat-to-seat with cloth or paper separating them.
  • Do not pack boxes too heavily and use a dolly when necessary.

Storage Tips

  • Ask the storage consultant to help you choose a space size that fits your storage space & usage needs.
  • Never store live animals, food, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids, or toxic materials in your space.
  • Place the largest, heaviest items in the back of the unit.
  • Place valuable items in the back of the unit, out of sight.
  • Always alert the manager or staff of any suspicious behavior.
  • Insurance – Insure your goods kept in storage! You have sole responsibility for the goods you place in storage. Be aware that your goods are not insured by the storage facility in the event of damage, theft, or loss of any kind. Contact your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance company, or your storage consultant can provide names of insurance companies for coverage.