Moving and Packing Tips
Use the storage space wisely.
Place your items on 2 x 4′ s or pallets to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.
Utilize all the space in your unit but leave a walkway to the rear of the unit.
Use free standing shelves to help organize your unit.
Be sure to store frequently used items at the front of the unit to avoid having to search for them.
Disassemble items such as tables and bed frames to save space.
Stand mirrors and paintings on edge.
If you stand mattresses on their side, prop them up so they stand straight. They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.
No unwanted surprises.
Be sure to check your unit at least once a month.
To protect your items, cover them with moving pads, sheets or light blankets.
Do not use plastic to cover your belongings – it retains moisture.
Use a good quality lock on your door; cheap locks do not provide good security.
Do not store food items – this will help prevent any unwanted guests.
Do not store any toxins or flammables, such as paint, oil, gasoline, or propane.