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  Storage Tips
  • 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 scratches.
     
  • 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 engines.
     
  • Metal: wipe a few drops of oil on tools and bicycles for protection against rust.
     
  • Books and Files: pack important documents in file boxes. Pack
    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 the bottom.
     
  • 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 at the
    front of your locker.
     
  • Draw and label a map of where everything is located in your storage locker.
     
  • For better ventilation, leave a few inches of space between your items
    and the locker walls.
     
  • Stack similar boxes together.
     
  • Stack heaviest items on the bottom and lighter items on the top.
     
  • 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 blankets.
     
  • Store sofas on end to conserve space.
     
  • Always lock the door to your storage unit when leaving.