Our storage guide was created to assist you in making your self storage experience hassle free. Organizing and preparing ahead will save you time and trouble and help you get the most from your self storage space. Our storage professionals can help you choose the right packing materials, moving supplies and a space that best fits your needs.
Store items you'll need most often at the front of the unit.
When you pack your storage unit, create a center aisle for access to all items.
Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to allow air flow around and under items.
If you're storing tables and other furniture, remove legs and store tabletops and sofas on end, to save space.
Old photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place them between two pieces of cardboard and tape them together.
Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines.
Common sense and state law determines what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage space therefore never store firearms, illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia, live animals, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.
Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.
Mattresses should be covered and stored flat on level surfaces.
Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
When storing metal items, to retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.
Pack blankets, draperies, and dress clothes on the hanger in a wardrobe box.
Always use high quality locks on your unit. Locks are available for sale-just ask your site manager for a recommendation.
Always use climate control for humidity sensitive items.
When possible, place dressers and tables top-to-top to save space.
The following pages provide tips that will help you make the best use of your space and ensure safe and secure storage for your belongings:
"I’ve had storage before and it was a complete disaster, but when I rented with Mini Storage Depot I had nothing but great service and a great success."
- Shawn in Indiana