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Storage Tips

A few things to consider before selecting a storage unit or facility:

If moving, do you want to pack and store items yourself or hire someone to do it for you?
If you value ease and saving time over saving money, you may want to hire professional movers who will come and pack up your belongings, move your items to their company-run storage site and then pack them up again and move them to your new destination. Make sure that you do your homework before hiring a mover. Youll want to know that the company you hire is a reputable one before you entrust them with your valuables.

Do you need more time to pack, or want closer proximity to stored items?
You also may opt to rent a mobile storage unit. The mobile storage company will bring the storage unit to your house where you can pack it at your own pace. Then, they will move it to your new destination where you can unpack at your own pace. Some companies also offer to help with the packing for an added fee.

Are the items you wish to store sensitive to cold, heat, moisture or dust?
If you are storing valuable items such as documents, furs, electronics, computer equipment, stereos or television sets you may want to opt for a climate-controlled unit. Many storage facilities also offer dust-free storage for your sensitive electronics.

Will want to switch out the storage contents seasonally?
Often you will want to store your summer wardrobe or seasonal household items such as swimming pool equipment or patio furniture during the winter months. During the summer you may want to store your family's skis, snowmobile, snow blower and shovels. Space may vary for these items and perhaps even the need for climate or dust control. Make sure that you consider all your possible needs before renting your unit.

Do you need 24 hour tenant access?
Be aware that not all facilities will allow you access to the unit during any given time of the day or night. Rules vary from one facility to the next. While some units are accessible 24 hours a day, other facilities have limited hours of operation that limit access to your belongings. Check the rules before signing a contract if round-the-clock access is important to you.

Is the storage facility you chose secure?
Compare the safety and security features of facilities before renting. Ask if there are security cameras on the premises. Is the facility equipped with motion lights or otherwise well lit? Some storage facilities offer security alarms and security fences. Still other locations have an onsite manager living on the premises who will keep an eye on whose coming and going. They will alert the police of any suspicious activity.

As you prepare to move in to your storage unit, keep the following in mind as you pack:

  1. Plan out your packing preparations. Use boxes that are uniform in size to save space and make staking easier.
  2. Consider how much space you really need. You don't want to pay for space you don't use. If you are unsure, ask one of our associates for a recommendation.
  3. Label boxes clearly and on more than one side. Consider providing a general description like 'kitchen goods' and then providing a short inventory such as 'potholders, towels, aprons, silverware' so that no one opens this kitchen box when they need the pots and pans. Be sure to mark boxes full of breakables as 'fragile.'
  4. When packing, try to fill the box all the way to the top, even if it's just with newspaper or packing peanuts.
  5. Place heavy items and boxes on the bottom of your moving van or self storage unit. Place light boxes on top to prevent collapse.
  6. Try to leave a small walkway between boxes and other itmes to make it easier to get to them later.
  7. Place the biggest, heaviest items in the back of the unit, and the smaller, frequently-used items near the front.
  8. If you are storing a refrigerator, make sure to leave the doors ajar in order to prevent mold growth inside the refrigerator.
  9. Cover furniture and mattresses with dust covers to protect them from dust and other airborne debris.
  10. Avoid storing items in plastic bags as they are less sturdy and could trap moisture.
  11. Store framed mirrors, photographs and artwork vertically rather than flat.
  12. Clean items like clothing, blankets, drapery or furniture before packing them to prevent germs and dirt from being transported to a new location and odors from spreading throughout your storage unit.
  13. Polish wood before you pack to provide a little extra protection from the elements.
  14. Treat leather items with a specially made conditioner before placing them in storage.
  15. Wipe metal objects with machine oil or another type of rust preventative.
  16. Take apart items like bed frames and tables, and remove lampshades from lamps and cover furniture with sheets or tarps to protect them from stains, tears and scratches.
  17. Ask about our box bundles and special pricing on tape, bubble wrap, and other packing supplies.

It is important to pack carefully and think ahead. Take a few precautions to help prevent damage and make it easier to find things later.