Properly storing your items in a storage unit will mitigate the chance of damage during storage, while helping to keep you organized. Utilize these storage tips below to get the most out of your storage unit!

Items that Can Not be Stored in your Storage Unit:

  • Food or any other sort of item that will attract rodents
  • Firearms
  • Illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia
  • Live animals
  • Liquids
  • Explosives
  • Flammable liquids and fuels
  • Toxic materials
  • Any other items that need a controlled environment

Before Moving In….

  • Clean out appliances before storing and leave doors on microwaves and refrigerators slightly open to prevent mildew
  • Understand and abide by all provisions of the lease agreement
  • Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with engines
  • Wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil to alleviate rust

How to Pack your Storage Unit:

  • Stack heavier items on bottom and create aisle ways to give you access to items stored in the back of the unit
  • Store items you will need most often near the front of the unit
  • Label all boxes on all sides. This will save you time in the long run
  • Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes
  • Be sure not to over pack boxes so they do not get too heavy and dangerous
  • Avoid stacking things directly against the wall to leave room for some air flow
  • Keep items that might draw moisture (wood/upholstery) up off the floor or provide a moisture barrier between the floor and your items
  • Be sure not to over pack boxes so they do not get too heavy and dangerous

Before Moving Out…

  • Completely clean & sweep your unit upon moving out
  • Notify us 5 days before you plan on moving out
  • Remove your lock from your storage unit

Understanding and following these quick tips will help with the transition into your storage unit. Never hesitate to ask for help. Our staff is readily available to answer any questions you may have.