If you are moving or just need space to store those extra items that don’t fit in the closets, attic or garage at home, we’ve prepared 8 storage tip to help you store your property correctly.
Tips When Loading Up Your Self-Storage Unit
- Pack smaller items in boxes. Always try to use boxes that are the same size, you’ll be able to stack them better. And remember, heavy boxes go on the bottom and lighter ones on top.
- When placing items in your storage unit, put larger items, or items you won’t need to access as often in the back. Also, make walk ways in your unit so you can reach the back if you must.
- Fill your boxes completely, even if the top layer is paper or other padding. Boxes that aren’t filled tend to collapse and could fall.
- Metal objects can rust if in storage for a long time. Treat them with a rust preventive solution or wipe them with an oily rag before storing them.
- Pack your storage unit so that your most valuable items are at the back, and purchase a high quality padlock to put on the door.
- The humidity in your self-storage unit can cause your furniture to warp and your appliances to mildew. Leaving a space between your stuff and the unit’s wall allows for air to circulate within the unit. Laying plastic sheeting on the floor and stacking boxes on top of wooden pallets can prevent condensation damage. So can using old linens or other fabrics, instead of plastic, to protect your stuff from dust.
- When storing a refrigerator make sure to leave the door slightly ajar so it doesn’t get moldy on the inside.
- Under no circumstances store flammable or combustible items in your storage building. This means no gasoline, oil, cleaning fluids or paint thinner. If you intend to store machinery that hold flammable liquids, like a lawn more, drain the gas tank before storing the item.
There you go 8 helpful storage tips to help make your next storage experience successful. If you happen to need storage space in Four Oaks, North Carolina, I hope you will consider contacting us. We’d love to help!