Packing and Storage Tips You'll Love from Public Storage How Storage Works

STORAGE TIPS

Learn a few tricks of the trade to maximize your storage space.
#1. Trash Stuff
#2. Tip-Toe is a No-No
#3. Think "Stack" When you Pack
#4. Re-Purpose the Re-Fridge
#5. Optimization Tools
#6. Use Us Like Neighbors
#7. Map It!
#8. If Walls Could Talk...
#9. Take Us With You
#10. Fume Less
#11. Dress for Success
#12. Do "Front" With Us
#13. Divide and Conquer
#1. Trash Stuff
#2. Tip-Toe is a No-No
#3. Think "Stack" When You Pack
#4. Re-Purpose the Re-Fridge
#5. Optimization Tools
#6. Use Us Like Neighbors
#7. Map It!
#8. If Walls Could Talk...
#9. Take Us With You.
#10. Fume Less.
#11. Dress for Success
#12. Do "Front" With Us
#13. Divide. And Conquer.
Storing empty trash containers? How about stuff like shovels, hoses and garden supplies? Trash ‘em for an organized storage unit — and make room for more stuff!
Bad things can happen when you’re tempted to over-reach. Keep a folding step stool inside your self-storage unit for accessing items stored above-head height and hear only sweet words spoken inside your unit.
Make the best use of your storage space by stacking to the ceiling! Pack heavy items at the bottom of boxes to provide a stable base, then place the heaviest boxes at the bottom of the stack. Voila!
Save room in your storage unit by packing books and CDs inside the fridge. Just leave the fridge door wedged open for circulation. Your milk never has to know…
Keeping some basic stuff like screwdrivers, a hammer, pliers and a utility knife around your storage space will pay off big when taking off removables —like making leafy, leggy tables leg-less and half-sized.
Pop-on over to the storage facility manager’s office to borrow handcarts and dollies to make moving the heavy stuff a piece of cake. Thank him with some cake if you feel like it. Chocolate is always good.
No need for hidden treasures here. Simply scribble a basic drawing like this one, pointing out locations for all “must-find-agains.” Then tack it to the wall of your storage unit so you don't have to go digging around next time.
They’d say, “Welcome new boxes, but could you give us at least an inch?” Even with climate-controlled storage, the walls and boxes coexisting in your unit will be happier if you keep this distance for proper air circulation.
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Drain the fuel tanks of lawnmowers, weed wackers and leaf blowers before putting them into your self-storage unit. Removing nasty fumes means your oak dresser won't end up smelling like a push mower.
As it turns out, this works for beds and furniture, too. Simply cover and pad with protective materials to help ensure that they stay in perfect condition in your personal storage unit.
In other words, keep your frequently used items at the FRONT of your storage unit. Duh, right? But we just had to say it.
Allow for a clear path down the center of your self-storage unit. Place items along the walls (but leave an inch of space for the area to breathe!). Yes, you’ll want to reach the back part again — you know, for that doohickey that goes with the thingamajig.
 

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