Our prices are more reasonable than anyone else! If you shop and compare, you will soon discover this is true.
But exactly how much storage space will you need? Here is a quick rule of thumb to determine the size of space that you will need and how inexpensive it will be to store your belongings quickly and easily.
What Size Storage do YOU Need?
Clothes, personal items: 5x5ft
1 to 2 Room Apartment: 5x10ft to 5x15ft
2 Bedroom Home: 10x10ft to 10x15ft
3 Bedroom Home: 10x20ft to 10x25ft
5 - 7 Room Home: 10x30ft to 10x40ft
- Plan your storage space. Place those items that you may need to access often in the front. Allowfor walkways.
- Store your most valuable items in the back of the space.
- Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
- Place your storage items on 2x4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.
- Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25 to 30 lbs.
- List contents of boxes on all four sides; number the boxes, seal them with tape. Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.
- Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.
- Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard marked "FRAGILE" and stacked on end.
- Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, nick-knacks, china, silverware, small items, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.
- Larger appliances make excellent "packing cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.
- Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside one another.
- Tables having removable legs should be "broken down" to save space.
- Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective cover under the item on concrete. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
- Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.
- If you stand mattresses on their side, "prop" them up so they stand straight. They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.
- Rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack the space full.
- Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods.
- Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
- Use a good quality lock on your door. Cheap locks rust and do not provide good security.