Slide - 4 Corners Storage

Storage Tips

  • Use Discuss Locks for maximum security. If you do not have access to one of these locks, they can be purchased onsite.
  • Inform the storage company if someone other than yourself will have access to the storage unit
  • Cover all furniture
    • Disassemble (if possible) to make more efficient use of space
    • Stand sofas on end minimize wasted space
    • Place loose cushions in bags and use as filler between items
    • Try moving dressers with contents in drawers to avoid repacking. Simply tape dresser drawers closed during moving
  • Place tables face down on floor with legs pointing towards ceiling
    • Take care to protect finish of table with blanket or padding
    • Stack chairs seat to seat with cloth or blanket separating them
  • Wrap plates, bowls and china individually before placing in boxes
    • Use dish saver boxes with dividers to ensure further protection
    • Fill paper into empty spaces in boxes to prevent movement
    • Cups and glasses can be nested (placed inside of each other) as long as wrapping paper divides the
  • Ensure appliances are defrosted and free of any moisture before storing
    • Fridge and freezer doors should be kept slightly open to prevent odor build up
    • Try using valuable storage space inside appliances for more efficient use of space
  • Avoid over-filling boxes with heavy items, such as books
  • Use file boxes to keep important documents organized
  • Use wardrobe boxes to avoid excessive wrinkling of clothes
  • Label all boxes to ensure items are located easily
    • Mark “Fragile” on all boxes containing pictures, mirrors, or other delicate items
  • Store items that you may require periodically in a location that makes them easy to get at, close to the door of the unit
  • Do not store combustibles such as fuel, propane, or paints