Storage Options: Self Storage Tips

  • Wrap glass and other breakable items in roll wrap bubble sheets, paper pads, or quilts.
  • Use the height of the space to maximize the cubic feet by standing large pieces of furniture on end and/or on top of each other. Do this only if the furniture is safe and securely placed. Be sure to use paper pads or cloth to protect furniture from scratches.
  • Store heavier items on the bottom and light items on the top.
  • Label your boxes on three sides to save from having to move them around to find the contents.
  • For ventilation, it is a good idea to leave a couple of inches of air space between the walls and your items, especially block walls.
  • Maintain a written inventory of items in your space.
  • Consider storing valuables, books and other items stored in boxes on pallets to keep them off the floor and away from moisture.
  • Purchase a high-quality disc or cylinder lock. You can puchase a lock at any Personal Mini Storage location.
  • Store expensive items to the back of the space and place large pieces of furniture to the front of the space.