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Storage Tips

  • Place all your heavy items towards the back
  • If you need certain items on a frequent basis, store these toward the front of your storage unit.
  • Metal equipments can be prevented from rusting by wiping with an oily rag before if they are to be in storage for a long time.
  • For delicate items wrap specially and label them as "FRAGILE". Bubble wrap and packing paper are excellent for these purposes.
  • When packing boxes- fill them to capacity and do not make them very heavy.
  • When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newspaper to prevent collapsing when stacked.
  • Do not store paint and chemicals which are combustible
  • Lawn and garden equipments should be drained completely prior to storage to avoid corrosive damage.
  • Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets.
  • Mattresses should be covered and stored flat on level surfaces.
  • Appliances such as stoves or refrigerators, provide additional space for storing towels, blankets, etc.
  • Make sure that freezers are completely defrosted
  • Break down items such as table legs, and store tabletops and sofas on end, to save space.
  • Pack the storage to the ceiling by placing heavier items like wardrobes on the floor and lighter items on top.
  • Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
  • When storing business files and inventory, label all boxes more than one side this makes it far more easy to be seen and accessible.
  • Incase of large storage unit, be sure to leave a walkway in side or the middle so that you can gain access to all of your items if you needed.
  • Seal all boxes as this will help keep dust free
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