Our Storage Tips
We know that our self-storage is only as good as the person who uses it! So, with that in mind, we’ve put together a handy list of storage tips designed to ensure that you have the best self-storage experience.Find Storage
Top 15 Self Storage Tips
Map it out. Make a simple drawing and that way you can see where you want to put the items you need to be able to find quickly and those larger items that can be stored at the back of the facility unit. If you like, you can use our storage calculator as a visual aid.
Divide it up. When stowing your items in your storage unit (and when deciding on size) it’s a great idea to make a path down the middle, just in case you need to get to the rear of the unit. You know, to avoid having to pull everything out just to get at to that one box you thought you wouldn’t need and which is now right at in the back.
Stating the obvious? Maybe, but do remember to keep your most frequently used items near the front of our unit.
Stack when you pack! Put largest, heaviest items at the bottom and then pile boxes on top, placing smaller, more fragile items on the top. If possible, make sure labels are to the front, then you can be sure to find the correct box when you come to get your things.
Keep a ladder or folding stool in your storage unit for accessing items high up.
Place some handy tools such as a hammer, pliers, screwdriver, scissors, a utility knife, and large plastic bags, labels and marker pen in the storage unit, so that you have everything you need when you’re ready to move and assemble items you need urgently. It’ll save time and energy in the long-run.
Even walls should breathe! Depending on how long you plan to use your storage unit, try to stack boxes leaving a few centimeters inches of space between boxes and the walls, this will minimize the risk of a musty smell building up.
Think smart! Clean your fridge out and use it to store dry items such as books but remember to leave the door propped open.
Cover your mattresses and other delicate items with protective material designed to suit, to make sure they stay in good condition.
Use trash cans and laundry baskets to store brooms and garden equipment, remember to use a liner so you to keep the bins clean.
For safety’s sake –drain out fuel tanks of any garden machinery; make sure tops are on kitchen cleaning materials such as bleach so that you don’t ruin other items in storage with corrosive liquids.
Use trolleys to move heavy stuff – let the trolley take the strain, not your back!
Keep your inventory list with you and check off items as you pack, that way you know you haven’t left anything behind.
Create a contact in your phone for Storage Rentals of America and include alternative numbers and email addresses, so you know you can get hold of us easily at any time if you need help.
Put directions to your storage unit in your phone so that you or anyone you need to come and collect your things for you, can be sent directions to find us easily.