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13 Quick Storage Tips

In Storage tips on July 28, 2011 by Lock+Store

Ready to send your household/business items for storage?

Here’re 13 quick tips to ensure your objects remain in tip-top condition:

(1) Use special wrap for delicate items. Bubble wrap and packing paper are excellent for these purposes. Label them as “FRAGILE” and place them in furniture drawers. We sell bubble wraps, packing paper, dehumidifiers and FRAGILE sticky labels in our facilities.

(2) When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newspaper to prevent the boxes from collapsing when stacked. Packing peanuts are also available at our facilities.

(3) Be careful not to store anything combustible, (such as paint and chemicals), or perishable, (such as food that is not permanently sealed).

(4) When storing lawn and garden equipment, drain any fluids prior to storage to avoid corrosive damage.

(5) Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.

(6) Always use high quality locks on your unit. Locks are available for purchase and just ask your site manager for a recommendation.

(7) When storing delicate heirlooms, use specially constructed boxes, such as wardrobe boxes, and utilize dehumidifiers to prevent mildew build up. Remember to label these boxes “FRAGILE”.

(8) Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets.

(9) Mattresses should be covered.

(10) Larger appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators, provide additional space for storing towels, blankets, etc.

(11) Break down items such as table legs, and store tabletops and sofas on end, to save space.

(12) Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.

(13) When storing business files and inventory, label all boxes and construct aisles so that files are easily seen and retrievable.

You could walk away with six months’ worth of free storage. Here’s how.

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