Assess items you may need access to and keep them at the front of the unit.
Do not store food items which could attract rodents or pests.
Put a bag of cedar chips in your unit to keep away unwanted insects.
If you will be visiting your storage unit frequently, allow for walk-ways for easy access.
Store your largest items first.
Try to place heaviest boxes at the bottom when stacking boxes.
Try not to lean items against exterior walls that may sweat.
Leave a space between the walls of the unit and your contents. If the air circulates you are less likely to have warped items or mildew.
Keep heat and humidity sensitive items to the middle of the unit.
Give your wood furniture a good polish before storing. It keeps the dust from eating at the clear coat.
Cover stuffed furniture with dust cover to protect against dust and insects.
Place upholstered furniture on a pallet, cardboard, or plastic sheet to keep moisture away.
Wrap the wooden legs of furniture in a piece of cardboard and secure with packing tape to keep it from getting scratched while moving and storing.
Store large pieces of furniture vertically to save space. Cushions should be wrapped and placed on top.
Mattresses are best stored on the long end and should be ideally raised above floor level or laid on protective sheeting. Be sure to securely prop them up so they stand straight to avoid them bending out of shape or becoming lumpy.
Do not store food items which could attract rodents or pests. Try to use boxes that are the same dimensions for the best way to utilize space and will stack easier too. Try to place heaviest boxes at the bottom when stacking boxes. When storing electronics, remove the batteries so they don’t corrode. Pack books…