Use boxes of a similar size. They’re easier to unload, to stack and to pack up again. Remember to stack heavy boxes on the bottom. Always leave a walkway into your storage unit. You want to have easy access to all items in the unit without having to move anything around. Leaving air space between your items and the wall will also increase air circulation in the unit.
Storage Tip 2: Insure your goods
Call your insurance company and tell them your goods are being stored, have them covered. We do not carry insurance on your property and do not take responsibility.
Storage Tip 3: Tricks for storage
If storing a refrigerator, leave the door ajar to prevent mold from growing inside.
Use mattress bags and furniture dust covers.
Do not use pest deterrents, they will attract rodents. Use fabric softener strips around sofas/chairs; it will do the trick.
Storage Tip 4: Keep your goods off of the floor
Store your property entirely off the concrete floor on pallets or 2×4’s. Periodically unheated units may have condensation on floor. Stacking boxes on top of wooden pallets will help prevent condensation.
Boxes – Sturdy moving-grade boxes are the best. Same shape and size easier for stacking.
Sharpie – For labeling boxes.
Tape – To seal up your boxes.
Bubble Wrap – For cushion.
Measuring Tape – To measure space.
Dolly – Good for moving heavier items.
Tarps – If you need protection while getting your items to storage.
Bungees/Ropes – Helpful for strapping layers down.