• Plan your storage space.  Place those items that you may need to access often in the front.  Allow for walkways.  Rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack the space full.

  • Make an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.

  • Place your storage items on 2 x 4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness.  Any concrete floor may become cold/damp.

  • Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking.  Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25-30 lbs.

  • List contents of boxes on all four sides; number the boxes and seal with tape.

  • Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.  Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes.

  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked “FRAGILE” and stacked on end.

  • Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, nick-knacks, china, silverware, etc.  Wrap these items in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.

  • Larger appliances make excellent “packing cases” for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and clothes.  HOWEVER, for freezers or refrigerators, make sure the door is left ajar for air circulation.

  • To prevent rust, apply a thin coating (applied with cloth) of 3 in 1 Oil to all tools that may be stored.

  • It is suggested that a “critter” preventative (D-Con) or mothballs be placed in your unit to prevent damage to soft goods.

  • Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans.  Stack extra cans inside one another.

  • Tables with removable legs should be “broken down” to save space.

  • Cover furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.  A sofa or love seat can be stored on end to save floor space, but always place a tarp under these items or store on pallets.

  • If you stand mattresses on end, “prop” them up so they stand straight.  They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy otherwise.

  • Prepare your space by placing a protective tarp/cover or pallet on the floor under your goods.

  • Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.

  • Make sure your lock is of good quality.  Cheap locks rust and become difficult to open.

  • When storing vehicles, (Cars, Cycles, Boats, Lawn Mowers, Snow Mobiles, etc.)make sure gas tank is only 1/8 full; place a cardboard sheet/tarp under vehicle to deter any fluid leakage from staining floor of unit.

  • Batteries should be removed from all vehicles and stored elsewhere to prevent freezing/overheating, etc.

  • INSURANCE - Last, but not least, any items stored in your unit(s) are the responsibility of the renter relative to being insured.  Therefore, contact your insurance company to determine what steps you need to take to include insurance coverage for those items in your unit.

  • CAUTION: Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e., paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, aerosol cans, etc.)

Information & Guidelines

What do I do when I want to move out?

 Just do the following and you are on your way:

• Notify the office by email, letter, phone, or in-person at least 10 days before you plan to move out.

• Clean out your unit of all belongings—do not leave anything behind!  

• Remove and take your lock with you.  

• Leave your unit door open.

 

Remember:  If you do not notify the office that you are moving out, you leave any belongings in your unit, or you leave your lock on your unit, you will be charged rent!