Self-Storage Tips


Maximize the space

Our storage units are at least eight feet tall. You can stack your items to make the most efficient use of the space. Heavier, sturdier items should be placed at the bottom and stack the rest on top. Check for stability! We don't want anything toppling over.


Helpful hint - Be sure to thoroughly pack your storage boxes using packing paper or bubble wrap to fill gaps; this helps to keep your contents stable.

Leave a path

Make sure you have a way to access your belongings at the back of your storage space. We can guarantee you'll be back to find grandma’s favorite serving platter or the one toy your child simply cannot live another day without. Yes, that same toy hasn't been touched in at least six months but you try reasoning with a three year old!

Think of ways to save space

Can the legs be removed from that table or couch? Or can your mattress can be stood up on its end and your linens placed inside appliances or empty drawers?

Label your boxes and keep an inventory

We all have busy lives and it doesn't take long to forget what you put into the space. Label your boxes clearly and keep a separate inventory list of all the items placed into the storage unit. It does take a little extra time, but you'll be happy you did. Not only will this help you find something easily down the road, but you'll want it for your insurance agent.


Helpful hint – Always place valuables to the back of the storage space just to be extra careful. The less you move it, the less likely you’ll break junior’s favorite toy.

Turn box labels to face the aisle

Having the box labels face the aisle will help you to find something quicker instead of spending time turning the boxes around to see what's inside.

  • Do not use plastic to cover your belongings. It retains moisture.
  • Do not store food items. This will prevent any unwanted guests.
  • Do not use printed newspaper for wrapping. The ink will smudge and get on your items.
  • Do not pack your boxes so they are too heavy to carry them. Especially when you pack books.
  • Do not assume your homeowners or renters insurance will cover your belongings while in storage. Purchase the insurance.
  • Do not store any toxins or flammables such as paint, oil or gasoline.