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Self Storage Tips
- Keep a Log Book of your stored contents. to help you locate all and every item stored with ease.
- Plan ahead. Keep your frequently used items at the front of your unit where you can get at them easily.
- Cover up. Protect your furniture, including mattresses and box springs, with mattress covers designed for the item.
- Think vertical. Make best use of your storage area by stacking to the ceiling, working from heaviest items on the bottom to lightest items on top.
- Don’t over-reach. Use a stool to stack and reach items stored above your head.
- Optimize your space. Break down any furniture that has removable legs, leaves or other parts. Stack chairs seat-to-seat with towels or blankets between them.
- Multi-task. Use your refrigerator or other appliances to store things like linens – even books or CDs. Wedge the door of any appliances open so air can circulate inside them.
- Take a breath. Leave a little space between the walls and put pallets or a grid of 2"x3" on the unit floor and your stored items to allow for ventilation.
- Tool up. Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside one another.
- Clear the air. If you’re storing a gas-powered lawnmower or leaf blower, prevent unpleasant odors by draining the tank before you put it in your unit.
- Be prepared. Keep an extra emergency preparedness kit in your storage unit. If your home is inaccessible, you’ll have a second supply resource.