Storage & Packing Tips
best pratices for storage
Pack in factory boxes whenever possible and cushion with wadded, not shredded newspaper. (Shredded paper can get into the machines and cause damage.)
Since you’ll be using your refrigerator, freezer, stove, washing machine, dryer, dishwasher and air conditioner up until the last day, they should be packed last and loaded first on moving day. Consult your user’s manual, then follow these simple instructions. Empty and defrost you refrigerator and freezer and drain the water from your washing machine. Wipe and dry the interiors. Remove all fittings and accessories and pack in plastic bags. Fill interiors with linens, clothes and stuffed toys. Stuff towels between the washing machine sides and tub to keep the tub from rotating. Tape or tie down all moveable parts and doors. Finally, cover appliances with pads and tie with rope. Remember to move large appliances in an upright position. Watch out for external coils on the back of major appliances. Never put the hand truck strap on top of coils.
Disassemble beds and mark pieces so they are easy to put back together. Tie bed rails together with rope or tape. Protect mattresses by leaving sheets on or wrap them in mattress covers and pack your sheets.
Pack them flat in small cartons that weigh no more than 30 lbs. Alternate bindings and cushion with wadded newspaper.
Wrap arms and legs with newspaper or bubble wrap. Leave slipcovers on and cover with furniture pads.
Hang clothes in wardrobe boxes. Leave small garments in bureau drawers.
Wrap fragile items like figurines and ceramics with bubble wrap and tape securely.
If you have draperies dry cleaned, leave them in the wrapping and hang then in a wardrobe box. Put curtain rod hardware in plastic bags and tape securely to rod, then you’ll have the right pieces when you need them.
We require no deposit when you move in and rent month-tomonth for your convenience. When you move in and out during the month, we prorate your rent so you only pay for the time you are storing.
You can pay online, set up automatic payments to your credit card or pay on site using our 24 hour kiosk. We accept all major credit cards, checks and of course cash.
Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. With our automated rental kiosk you can rent a unit, make payments, and even purchase a lock. It’s easy, and convenient!