Get Supplies – Gather as many boxes, tape, packing materials & markers as you think you’ll need. Many businesses give used boxes away. We sell everything you might need.
Uniformly boxes – are much easier to stack and organize in your unit. We sell industrial grade boxes of all sizes.
Pack snuggly – Don’t try to jam items to make the box “full”, over time the box may split. Loosely packed boxes can settle over time and fall inside your unit.
Floor covering – Prepare your unit space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your items.
Pallets – Concrete floors constructed without vapor barriers can wick up ground water. All our buildings were installed with vapor barriers and double lip entries. However, it’s always a good idea to place items susceptible to moisture above the concrete.
Plan – Place items you are less likely to need in the back (like electronics), while those more frequently needed in front. It’s a good idea to leave a walk way down the center of the unit so you can access various areas of your storage.
CAUTION – Never store anything combustible as an accelerant.
Stack – Stack heavier boxes on the bottom, so lighter boxes won’t be crushed & are easily accessible on the top.
List Contents – List the contents on each box on at least two sides. Seal the boxes on the edges and across the middle for both the bottom & top sides.
This Side UP – Items that require being stored in an upright direction should be marked with an “UP” & arrow.
Wraps – Dishes, glasses, and fragile items should be wrapped with bubble wrap, padded paper & packed in sturdy boxes. Place these boxes on top. Fragile items should be packed with care & lots of padding. Each container should be marked with “FRAGILE” & stacked on the ends of rows.
Drawers – Make use of dresser drawers for pictures, china, silverware, jewelry & knick-knacks. Wrap them in towels, blankets, table cloths or bubble wrap to prevent breakage.
Appliances – Larger appliances make great areas for packing bulky items, or items that need extra protection.
All together – Lawn tools and bed frames can be stored together in empty trash barrels. The handles can be taped together or wrapped up with bungee cords. Extra trash cans can be stacked inside one another.
Off with her legs – Furniture with legs often are removable and make storing the item much easier. The loose legs can be bubble wrapped & grouped together in large Zip lock bags and placed inside a dresser drawer.
Sofas & Loveseats – Can be stored on end up against the unit corner so as to save floor space. The cushions can be wrapped in plastic and placed on top of the sofa top end.
Sharps – Avoid placing anything sharp upon upholstered furniture, or items that can be cut.
Mattresses – Wrap protective covers over your furniture & mattresses. Stand mattresses on their sides propped up tightly against the walls of the unit, otherwise they may become bent out of shape and damaged.
Oily items – Wipe clean any metal items that may have had oil lubricating them, such as bicycles, tools, machines. Drain fluids from ALL equipment, such as; lawnmowers, trimmers, snow blowers, leaf blowers, chain saws.
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