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Helpful Hints for Storage Customers

  1. Plan your storage space. Place those items that you may need access to often in the front. Allow for walkways.
  2. Prepare a list of your stored items. Keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
  3. Place your items on 2x4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness. (Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.)
  4. CAUTION: Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e., paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.).
  5. Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25 lbs. to 30 lbs. (It is best to not put too much into each box.)
  6. List the contents of each box on all four sides. Number the boxes and seal them with tape.
  7. Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.
  8. Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.
  9. Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked "FRAGILE" and stacked on end.
  10. Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick-knacks, china, silverware, small tiems, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent damage.
  11. Larger appliances make excellent "packing cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and clothes.
  12. Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside one another.
  13. Tables having removable legs legs should be "broken down" to save space.
  14. Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective cover under the item on the concrete. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
  15. Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.
  16. If you stand mattresses on their sides,"prop" them up so they stand straight. They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.
  17. Rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack the space full.
  18. Prepare your space by placing a proctective cover on the floor.
  19. Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
  20. Use a good quality lock on your door. Cheap locks rust and don't provide good security.

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