Storage Tips

Here are some recommended Do's and Don'ts for storing your items! We hope you find them helpful.

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Do

Mice
Mice can get through an opening the size of a dime.  Protect your goods; boxes, clothing furnit... Read More »

Refrigerator
Always leave refrigerator and freezer doors ajar.... Read More »

Air circulation
As you pack your unit, remember that air circulation is good for the stored items, allowing them&nbs... Read More »

Door Locks
Use a good quality lock on your door.  Cheap locks rust and poor quality combination locks will... Read More »

Mattresses
If you store mattresses on end, prop them up so they stand straight.... Read More »

Sofas and love Seats
Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. ... Read More »

Tables with removable legs
Tables with removable legs should be “broken down” to save space.... Read More »

Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses
Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans.  Stack extra cans in... Read More »

Larger Appliances
Larger appliances make excellent “packing cases” for blankets, towels, tablecloths and c... Read More »

Furniture with Drawers
Furniture with drawers can be used as storage for small pictures, knick-knacks, china, etc.... Read More »

Pictures and Mirrors
Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard and marked “fragile”.  Store on... Read More »

Dishes and Glasses
Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes.  For additional prote... Read More »

Listing Contents
List contents of boxes on all four sides, number the boxes, seal with packaging tape and keep a mast... Read More »

Uniform box sizes
Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking.  Be sure boxes are strong enough to support the weigh... Read More »

Plan Ahead
Plan out your storage space.  Place items you may need on a regular basis in front.  ... Read More »

Don't

Upholstered Furniture
Do not place heavy or sharp objects on upholstered furniture.... Read More »

Combustibles
Caution:  Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE, i.e. paint, thinner, gasoline, solvents.  Any... Read More »

Stacking
Never stack too close to the door as items may jam the door’s operation or fall against it aft... Read More »

  Storage Tips »
Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans.  Stack extra cans inside each other.

Caution:  Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE, i.e. paint, thinner, gasoline, solvents.  Any item with a gas tank (auto, lawnmower, tools, etc.) should be stored with an empty tank.