Storage Tips

After choosing the right facility to fit your needs, it is essential that you pack your belongings in storage correctly. Here are some tips to consider for preventing damage:
  • Determine whether the goods you are storing will be better protected by placing them in boxes, totes, or other containers. You may need to purchase specialized boxes and other materials to protect your items during the move and while they are stowed away.
  • Thoroughly clean, disinfect and dry refrigerators, freezers, stoves and other appliances. Appliances with doors can be stored with the door slightly open, and some can be stacked on top of each other.
  • Retard rust by wiping down all types of metal surfaces before storing. Use a few drops of machine oil to lightly coat these items for preventing rust and possible deterioration.
  • Store clothing on hangers before folding them into cartons. Make sure all drapes, curtains, linens and clothing items are washed and dry, or dry cleaned to avoid attracting pests.
  • Use bubble wrap and other materials when storing dishes and glassware. Pack similar items in the same box and fill empty spaces with packing peanuts, bubble wrap or newspaper.
  • Stack lightweight chairs “seat to seat”, but avoid stacking other types of furniture on top of each other. Cover all upholstery with light cotton dust covers.
  • Holiday decorations can be stored in their original cartons. Wrap glass ornaments and other delicate items in bubble wrap or newspaper before storing in boxes or totes.
  • CDs, tapes, records and other music items can be stored in boxes or airtight cartons to prevent damage.
  • Cover computer screens and large television screens with dust covers and wrap in bubble wrap if you are storing these items next to furniture and other equipment.
  • Pack all books, files, and documents flat, and use bubble wrap or newspaper to fill any empty spaces in the boxes or totes.
  • Disassemble furniture and place pieces on a corrugated cardboard mat or plastic sheet before placing on a pallet.
  • Wrap lamp bases in padding and store the lamp shade and base separately.
  • Be sure to clean and dry all electrical equipment before storing.

Prohibited Storage Goods Even though you alone control access to your storage space, there are some items that cannot be stored in your unit at any time. These include:
  • Live animals
  • Perishables
  • Liquids
  • Explosives
  • Flammable liquids and fuels
  • Toxic materials
  • Any items that need to be in a controlled environment
Source: Self Storage Association (SSA)
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Kelsey was a fantastic help! Such a pleasant person to deal with! Seemed like I was in and out in no time!
Sean Hannon
Scott was so very polite. He knew exactly the size unit I should rent. He was very thorough explaining the contract and answered every question I had, which was only 1 because he had explained everything prior. He took me to the truck prior to allowing me to utilize for the day and explained everything I should and needed to know about it. The only thing I wished it had was a step for me to get in it. Lol I told him he had been a pleasure because I had called for 3 days straight to one of your competitors on St rt. 28 in Mt Repose and was treated terribly by the manager Merle, promising me the truck when actually he had lent it to a friend when we got there to get it. He didn't call back the 1st day until it was almost closing time but wouldn't wait although we were only 10 minutes away and it was 15 minutes until closing time because he said he had some place to go. Scott even waited after the 4:30 cut off because we were having trouble unloading. He was the perfect example of customer service for someone who has never rented a storage unit before! He greeted me each time with a smile and friendly attitude!!!
emily wheeler
super fast, super easy painless set up. the guy I talked was very helpful and got me a unit right by the door. 5 star staff
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