your storage space. Place those items
that you may need to access often in the
front. Allow for walkways.
- Make up
an inventory of your items and keep it
in a safe place at home or in a safe
your storage items on 2x4 boards or on
pallets to guard against dampness. Any
concrete floor may become cold and damp.
Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e.,
Paint thinner, gasoline, solvents,
uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be
sure your boxes are strong enough to
hold 25-30 pounds. (It is best not to
put too much in each box.)
contents of boxes on all four sides;
number the boxes and seal with tape.
lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.
and glasses should be wrapped in paper
and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them
and mirrors should be wrapped in
cardboard and marked "FRAGILE" and
stacked on end.
Furniture with drawers can be utilized
as storage places for pictures,
kick-knacks, china, silverware, small
items, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths,
towels or blankets to prevent breakage.
appliances make excellent "packaging
cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths
hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored
together in empty trash cans. Stack
extra cans inside each other.
having removable legs should be broken
down to save space.
and love seats can be stored on end to
save floor space. Always place a
protective cover under the item on the
concrete. Cushions may be wrapped in
plastic and placed on top.
stuffed furniture with cardboard or
blankets to protect against dust.
- If you
stand mattresses on their side, prop
them up so they stand straight. They may
tend to bend out of shape and become
- Rent the
smallest amount of space you need and
pack the space full.
your space by placing a protective cover
on the floor under your goods.
- Do not
place heavy or sharp objects on top of
- Use a
good quality lock on your door.
prevent bug infestation and rodents, no
food or food items should be stored. (If
absolutely necessary, food staples
should be sealed in plastic zip locks
within another plastic bag.)
- Put TV's
and other electronics in the rear of