When you are packing your Holiday Decorations – the trick is to take them down in reverse – so the items you put up last should be the items you pack first! The best time to organize and de-clutter your home, working an hour each night on a specific room or area. Organize and pack into boxes and label, then transfer to your unit on your way home from work. Storage provides that additional convenience of items rotation. As the seasons change, so do the items you need at home. Let us provide the unit you need to make this switch easy and organized for your tools, clothes, decorations and toys!
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Remember to pack glass and breakables in strong boxes, and it is a good idea to wrap them individually and use tape to remind you that the item is breakable. Using cotton items such as towels, sheets, blankets, comforters, rugs, etc to pack with or cover items such as furniture is a good thing. This allows the items to breathe and not trap in moisture, as plastic wrap would do, AND it will help keep the dust off furniture items. When storing desks, dressers, entertainment centers, etc. – utilize the drawers and shelf space for your breakable items and parts to furniture you have broken down for easy storage. Make sure to label what goes where! Store all pictures, mirrors, glass and your mattresses on their sides, upright – Not flat on the floor. Try to plan your storage space. Put frequently used items towards the front and try to allow for walk ways to get to the back of your unit. To be really organized, try to label all boxes and keep a list of what is in each box.
Tape it to the wall of your unit for easy access. Remember that insurance for the items you store is your responsibility. If you have Renter’s or Homeowner’s Insurance, call your agent, to see if you are already covered – if not, please see the office for a brochure on Storage Insurance. It is a good idea to keep a small space between your items and the unit walls. Packing heavy items and books should always be in smaller boxes, and remember to stack the heavier boxes on bottom and the lighter ones on top. If you do not want your items directly on unit floor – use a wooden pallet to elevate items and you can always throw a rug down for extra protection for your items. For appliances, store them clean with the doors slightly ajar to avoid mildew. For washing machines, put a towel around the inner tub to hold into place and remember to empty your vacuum bag from vacuum before storing to alleviate a musty smell in your unit. Put all your garden tools in empty garbage cans for safety and ease. Remember to empty the gas from Lawn mowers, weed wackers, blowers, etc. before storing. DO NOT STORE ANY EXPLOSIVE, HAZARDOUS, FLAMMABLE, COMBUSTABLE, ILLEGAL MATERIALS OR PERISHABLES – EVER!!