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Moving into Storage

Storage is not as simple as packing up all your belongings into boxes and putting them in a storage facility. Chemicals, furniture, and valuables all need to be treated differently during the big move. In addition, you need to prepare the storage facility for your arrival. Here are some simple tips to keep in mind when getting ready to store your items:

  • Be sure to empty gas & oil from small machines.
  • No paint storage, solvents, gases, or other combustibles, barbeques, or propane tanks.
  • Put mattresses, sofas & chairs in storage bags.
  • Place cardboard or skids on the floor of the locker to protect the furniture.
  • Remove legs from tables.
  • Leave doors on refrigerators slightly ajar to avoid mildew & moisture damage.
  • Drop by the facility to ensure that you have an adequately sized storage space.
  • Pack all heavy boxes on the bottom with lighter, more fragile items on top.
  • In order to save some space/time & money, sell or donate unwanted items.
  • Leave a walkway into the storage space, in order to access items in the rear of your unit.
  • Remember to pack items you will need at the front of the locker.
  • Fill all boxes to capacity to avoid tipping & collapsing.
  • Stack pictures & mirrors on end.
  • Store sofa(s) on end if possible to save space. Wrap cushions in plastic.
  • Cover items to protect against dust.
  • Use an adequately sized lock on the unit. See our office for the correct lock size.
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