Storage Tips

Storage Tips

Cardboard Boxes

Do not place contents directly on the floor. Use a pallet or strips of wood underneath boxes to allow for circulation.

Clothing

Fold your clothes properly and store them in dressers to maximize space and/or use wardrobe boxes to hang your clothing.

Perishable Food Items

Absolutely NO perishable food items permitted in unit as this could attract rodents.

Books & Documents

To protect against moisture, place boxes on pallets or skids. Climate Control is recommended.

Tools & Equipment

Metal tools & sport equipment should be cleaned and wiped with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.

Mattresses

Do not wrap or store in plastic. Wrap the mattress in cotton sheets or blankets. Keep off the floor to allow for air circulation.

Vehicles

To avoid gaseous fumes, store your car with a full tank of gas.

Pharmaceuticals

Must be stored in climate controlled unit.

Valuables

Please take your precious items such as jewellery, financial/legal papers, photos, coins, etc. with you.

Dishes & Glassware

Be sure to individually wrap all dishes and use newsprint to fill any unused space minimizing risk of breakage.

Organize Your Storage Unit

Place frequently used items near the door and create a walkway to the rear of the unit, keep items at least a foot from the door. Inventory can be stored more efficiently by using free standing shelves.

Storing Items in Containers

If your unit is not climate controlled, store soft goods such as clothing and linens in plastic containers to protect from moisture.