Storage Tips

Here at Pack Self Storage, we have come up with several things you should consider when storing your possessions in your unit.


  • Make a plan of your storage unit – stacks couches on end, chairs seat to seat, small things in drawers.
  • Stack things in similar size boxes – they are easier to stack.
  • Always stack heavier items on the bottom.
  • Leave a walkway down the center to access items easier.
  • Label boxes on the sides, it’s easier to see the contents
  • Dismantle large items i.e bed frames, etc. (always keep parts together).
  • When storing appliances make sure they are clean and leave the doors ajar for air circulation.
  • Lay blankets between furniture, etc, to keep them from scratching.
  • Rub oil on metal items such as tools, bikes etc. This will prevent rust.
  • Store paintings, frames and mirrors on end. Do not lay them flat. Wrap and indicate they are fragile.
  • Try to pack items you might need toward the front of your storage.



  • Store cardboard boxes directly on concrete, use wood in between the floor and the boxes.
  • Store any food items, they draw rodents.
  • Store paint, oil, or gasoline in your storage. Drain fuels from mowers, blowers, etc. It is against the law to store hazardous or combustible materials.
  • Put mothballs in boxes, they could stain clothing. Moth balls are okay scattered around the storage on the floor etc.

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