Helpful Storage Tips

-We recommend using pallets to increase air circulation under boxes. They are available upon request, at no charge.
-Heavy items such as tools and books are best packed in small boxes.  It makes for easier lifting. Recommended weight is 25 to 40 pounds.
-Store items you will need most often at the front of the unit.
-Unless you don’t intend to visit your unit until you leave, it is advised to pack
with at least a center isle, to ease in reaching things in the back.
-Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines.
-Use large trash cans to store shovels and lawn care items.
-Use uniform sizes of boxes and stack them shoulder high to maximize your total storage space.  Those rubber maid tubs are great, however, they will collapse
over time or if they are stacked too high.
-Keep appliance doors open slightly. Freezer, refrigerator, washer and dryer cartons are excellent for packing bedding, towels and clothing. Always clean your stove before storing.
-Protect furniture and mattresses with cloth covers. Place a pallet or cardboard underneath. Stand sofas and mattresses on end.
-Use furniture drawers for delicate items and specially wrap and label them as “FRAGILE”. Bubble wrap and packing paper are excellent for these purposes.
Be careful not to store anything combustible (such as paint and chemicals), or perishable (such as food that is not permanently sealed).
-Mattresses should be covered and stored flat on level surfaces.
-Break down items such as table legs and store tabletops and sofas on end, to save space.
-Stretch wrap can be used to keep cabinet doors or dresser drawers closed while moving.
-Use bubble wrap or cardboard to protect corners and edges.
If you use cleaning sprays on furniture prior to storing it, allow it to dry thoroughly – the residual moisture can cause mold growth while in storage.
-Avoid sealing anything in plastic – trapped moisture can cause mold, mildew and rot.
-Equipment cannot be plugged in while in storage.
Pack for long-term storage, even if you plan to only store your items for a couple months, just in case.
-When placing books or magazines in boxes, alternate placing the spine to the right or left.

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