Self Storage, or sometimes called Container Storage, is an easy solution for overflow items from your home or business. Many of our customers approach us with the same question regarding self storage: “What can I store?” And the follow-up question usually is “What is the best way to store my items?” We’re sharing the answers to both of those questions with you. Here are our Self Storage tips:
What Can I Store?
Let’s start first with what you cannot store: anything that is flammable, combustible, hazardous, or toxic cannot be stored. This is for the safety of you and your belongings, our staff, and our facility. No fireworks, weapons, ammunition, or explosives either. As a rule of thumb, you cannot store items that are considered “inherently dangerous”.
Now that those items are out of the way, you can store books, furniture, medical supplies/equipment, construction equipment, non-perishable food, lawn and garden equipment.
What is the Best Way to Store My Items?
When storing items in boxes, make sure to add newspaper or bubble wrap to fill the empty space. This helps keep items secure and also prevents collapsing when stacked.
For lawn and garden equipment, drain fluids to prevent corrosive damage. Use trashcans for rakes, shovels, and hoes.
Breakdown tables and store large items (such as sofas and tables) on end to save space. Treat wooden surfaces and use protective covering for storage.
When storing business files, clearly label boxes and create aisles for easy access to file boxes.