Self-Storage Tips | 4-Season Storage

We recommend the following self-storage tips to protect your storage items!

1. Store the Items you will need to access most often towards the front of the unit.

2. When packing your storage unit, create a center aisle between your belongings.

3. Do not store boxes directly on concrete floors, use pallets to prevent moisture absorption.

4. When storing tables and other furniture, remove legs and store tabletops and sofas on end to save space.

5. When storing old photographs, place them between two pieces of cardboard and tape together to prevent curling.

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6. Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines.

7. Common sense and state laws determine what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage space; therefore, never store live animals, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.

8. Store shovels, hoes, rakes, and other lawn tools in trash cans.

9. Cover mattresses and store them on a flat, level surface.

10. When storing wood furniture, use protective covers and treatments.

11. When storing metal items wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil to reduce corrosion.

12. Pack blankets, draperies, and dress clothes on hangers in a wardrobe box.

13. When storing appliances such as dishwashers, washing machines, etc. be sure they are completely drained before being placed in storage to prevent damage from freezing water.

14. Make sure to use a high quality lock on your unit. We recommend the use of disc locks. Locks are available from the facility manager if needed when moving in to your unit.

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