- Furniture: remove legs and disassemble to conserve
space. Wrap legs together with packing paper and tape them to
protective cover of the corresponding item. Place tables face down
with legs pointing up if you can't disassemble its legs.
Individually wrap cushions and tape them together. REMEMBER: lay
down cardboard on storage unit floor to
protect furniture from
- Large Appliances and Equipment: if your refrigerator or
freezer is not properly cleaned and dried before being stored, you
run the risk of them being damaged due to both moisture and
mildew. REMEMBER: leave doors slightly ajar when stored.
- Lawn Mowers: drain all gasoline and oil from all small
- Metal: wipe a few drops of oil on tools and bicycles
for protection against rust.
- Books and Files: pack important documents in file
books flat to avoid damage to their spines. Don't
overfill boxes and fill
extra space with tissue. Keep moisture out
by lining these boxes with plastic sheeting on both the top and
- Mattresses: wrap a plastic covering to avoid damage.
Storage Organization Tips
- Lay down cardboard or skids on the floor of your locker.
- Create a walkway inside your locker to allow for easier access
to all of your items.
- Keep items that you will need to get access to more frequently
front of your locker.
- Draw and label a map of where everything is located in your
- For better ventilation, leave a few inches of space between
and the locker walls.
- Stack similar boxes together.
- Stack heaviest items on the bottom and lighter items on the
- Stack pictures and mirrors on their sides.
- Disassemble table legs to save space.
- Place mattresses on end so they stand straight up.
- To protect items against dust, cover exposed items with old
- Store sofas on end to conserve space.
- Always lock the door to your storage unit when leaving.