How to Pack Your Storage Unit

Once you're packed and ready to move into a storage unit, here's a few time-tested golden rules.

Secure Lock

Use a heavy, secure lock. We recommend our high security disc lock.

Large vs Small Items

Put small items such as computer, tv, etc., in back of the storage unit, and larger items in front (sofa, fridge, washer & dryer).

Use Pallets

Put furniture, boxes, etc. on pallets to protect against the changing temperature of a concrete floor.

Rodent Bait

As a precaution, use rodent bait, such as De-Con in a corner or two, or in the front and back of the unit.

Furniture Covers

Cover furniture and valuables with plastic to protect against dust and condensation.

Stand Up Sofas

Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space.


If you have stored electronic equipment such as a radio, T.V., computer, etc., let the equipment get to room temperature before plugging into a power outlet after you have vacated the storage unit.

Secure Your Unit Door

Be sure to move the hasp on the storage unit all the way over so that both holes are lined up and lock it up.

Prohibited Storage Goods

For sake of public safety, and backed by state law, certain items are prohibited from storage units - such as explosives, toxic matter and flammable liquids. Live animals or any perishable items requiring atmospheric control are also prohibited. Anything considered illegal outside of storage is still illegal in storage. And, don’t forget to remove all fuels from any motor or engine before storing. If in doubt, please ask your facility manager.

Address Changes

Keep the office informed of your current address and telephone number.

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