1. Try to use boxes that are uniform in size as they are easier to stack (remember; keep the heavy
ones on the bottom and the light ones on top).
2. Leave a small walkway between the boxes and furniture so you can easily get to the items you
want without having to move things around
3. If youíre storing a lot of packing boxes in your unit, try to fill them to the top. Boxes that are only half-filled tend to collapse if anythingís placed on them.
4. If youíre putting any metal objects into storage Ė like lawnmowers or file cabinets Ė itís best to treat them with rust protector first, or at least wipe them down with an oily rag.
5. Itís wise to take a few precautions of your own against theft. Pack your storage unit so that your most valuable items are at the back, and purchase a high quality padlock to put on the door.
6. Take out insurance. If itís valuable enough to store, itís valuable enough to insure.
7. The humidity in your self-storage unit can cause your furniture to warp and your appliances to
mildew. Leaving a space between your items and the unitís wall allows for air to circulate within the unit. Laying plastic sheeting on the floor and stacking boxes on top of wooden pallets can prevent condensation damage.
8. Cover furniture. This will keep dust from settling on your furniture and help protect against
mildew.If youíre storing a refrigerator in your unit leave the door ajar. This will prevent mould from growing inside.
9. Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage
building. This means no petrol, oil, cleaning fluids or paint thinner. If youíre storing any machinery that runs on petrol please ensure that you drain the tank. This will prevent your furniture from smelling too