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Storage Tips

Plan Storage: 

  • Choose Secure facility
  • Identify what needs packed
  • Separate items you will access frequently
  • Ensure you have plenty of supplies: boxes, paper, tape, etc. 
  • Gather uniform size boxes for easier stacking

Pick Unit: 

  • Ask management for help determining correct size
  • Rent smallest amount of space needed
  • Pack it full
  • Consider if you will need to add items later
  • Ensure unit is truck-accessible


  • Organize packing now to save time later
  • Clean and drain appliances before storage
  • Place items you may need first in the front, such as: vacuum, cleaning supplies and towels
  • Allow for walkway to back of unit
  • Organize rooms in sections and clearly mark all boxes

Pack Efficiently:

  • Label all boxes clearly for easy identification. Make sure boxes containing fragile items are marked.
  • Place those items that you may need to access often in the front.
  • Allow for walkys.
  • List contents of boxes on top of heavier boxes.
  • Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked "FRAGILE" and stacked on end.
  • Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick- knacks, china, silverware, small items, etc. 
  • Larger appliances make excellent "packing cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and clothes.
  • Secure items in drawers by using wadded up newspaper, towels or bubble wrap to fill empty spaces.
  • Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans.
  • Tables having removable legs should be "broken down" to save space.
  • Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. 
  • Cushions should be wrapped in blankets and placed on top.
  • To save space, stand mattresses on their side and prop them against the wall. Avoid allowing them to bend out of shape.  
  • Tape or tie bed rails together. Mark the pieces for easy assembly later.


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