Storage Tips & Tricks

Before You Get Here
  • Inventory the items you are putting into storage.
  • Label your boxes clearly.
  • Defrost fridges and freezers and be sure to wipe them clean.
  • Leave appliance doors slightly open to allow air flow.
  • Ensure stoves, fridges, and small appliances like microwaves & toasters are clean and free of food particles.
  • Break down large items if possible, for example removing the legs from tables.
  • Use the space within drawers and cabinets to store small items.
  • Remove the propane tanks from BBQ’s and take with you.
  • Drain oil and gas from snow blowers and lawn movers.
When You Set Up
  • Don’t forget to use the height in your space (with the exception of the two smallest spaces our units are a minimum of 10’ in height).
  • If you are comfortable, consider placing your couch on its end.
  • Stack boxes neatly and avoid using bags.
  • Make a base with large, heavy items and stack smaller and lighter items on top.
  • Store items you will be accessing frequently toward the front of the space.
  • Place plastic (available on site) underneath all vehicles stored inside including cars, motorcycles, snow blowers, and lawn mowers.