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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Milford Self Storage
A nice storage place, DO NOT GO ANYWHERE ELSE! I am in the military and had to make a major last minute move, and struggled to decide where to store our things, until we came across this place. This storage company was always kind and willing to help me when I needed it. The units were big enough and spacious (the one I had) and they were surprisingly clean when I had first opened up my garage door (I've never used a storage unit and my first impression for an outdoor storage unit exceeded my expectations), the cleanliness included the entire lot and I always felt safe, even while alone and that is extremely important to me. The employees were always quick and friendly, especially during the pandemic, and also always answered my phone calls promptly. Lastly, corporate is also incredibly great. I want to thank Milford Self Storage for giving my husband and I a great experience and allowing us to store our belongings with you guys. We are only leaving because we are making our next big move, but if I ever need someone to store my things, I will absolutely be a returning space renter. Thank you MSS!
09/24/2020
Gabrielle Newton
Milford Self Storage
Friendly service representative, very quick and easy to rent my storage unit, and the rep went through all the details with me.
09/08/2020
Ian Marcum
Milford Self Storage
Nice clean place. Customer service guy was very polite, professional, and helpful!
09/06/2020
David Lockhart
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