1. As you move into your storage space, make a simple drawing that shows where items are placed. Post this drawing and a list of contents near the front of the unit. You might know where you put everything, but this is helpful for family other people you might allow to access your unit.
  2. Leave a walkway down the center of your unit about shoulder wide to make accessing your items much easier and to prevent you from knocking over items as you move past them.
  3. Protect your furniture, including mattresses and box springs, with covers designed for the item. We have many of these items in the office for purchase if interested.
  4. Make the best use of your storage area by stacking to the ceiling, working from heaviest items on the bottom to lightest items on top. Make sure fragile boxes are placed on top of heavier, less delicate boxes. Be sure not to over-pack boxes as they can get heavy and dangerous.
  5. Don’t forget to use valuable space inside drawers and larger appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators, to store small items: towels, linens, toys, etc.
  6. Break down large items such as bed frames, tables, and large furniture, and don’t forget to keep all parts (screws and smaller items) together by taping them to the item.
  7. Wrap furniture legs with protective bubble wrap, furniture covers or pads to prevent scratching.
  8. Label boxes on all sides for easy identification.
  9. Place frequently accessed items towards the front of your unit. Less frequently needed items should be placed toward the rear of your unit.
  10. Boxes that are tightly sealed with packing tape will prevent dust from entering.
  11. Common sense and state laws determine what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage space; therefore, never store live animals, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.
  12. Drain any fluids prior to storing snow blowers, lawnmowers, and other equipment; do not store hazardous or combustible materials.
Of course, our staff at Camp Lane Self Storage is here to help you in any way we can. If you have questions, we have answers! Give us a call today and speak with one of our highly trained staff.

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