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Helpful Storage Tips


1). Regular storage spaces are similar to storing in a garage.  Climate Controlled spaces are the best way to protect electronics and furniture.


2). Place mothballs around the perimeter of the storage unit. This is an excellent freshener and insect repellent as well.


3). When storing clothes, make sure they are clean and well packed in sealed boxes.


4). Remember that your storage facility does not insure your property.  Low cost insurance is available to purchase from StorSafe for your convenience. 


5).  To aid in ventilation, leave air space around the unit's perimeter


6). Label all boxes.  Keep a list of labeled boxes for easy reference.


7). Individually wrap fragile items when packing them.  Place the most fragile items in the top of the box and be sure to label them "fragile"


8). Fill cartons to capacity.  Partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse. Store heavy items on bottom.


9). Clean and dry any electrical equipment before storing it--items with sealing doors such as refrigerators should be stored with the door slightly ajar. 


10). Place a light cloth dust cover cover over your furniture.  DO NOT USE PLASTIC-- Humidity may condense on plastic and cause damage.


11).  Pack books flat in boxes to protect their spines.


12). Leave a walkway to the rear of your space if possible for easy access.  Place frequently used items near the door.  A small efficiently packed unit will cost less than a larger unit, which the contents are poorly arranged.


13). To avoid attracting rodents, do not store food items of any kind.


14). Place pallets or tarps on the floor to aid in protection of your items moisture.