Mini Storage, LLC
PO Box 113
Here are a variety of storage
suggestions that we think you'll find helpful.
stored items will hold up much better in storage than items not stored
Preparing Items for Storage
Place all smaller
items in uniformly sized boxes. Completely fill each box with heavier
items on the bottom and lighter items on the top. Uniformly sized
boxes stack easier and conserve storage space.
Books. Pack books
flat, not standing on end. This will protect the spines which will
bend and warp over time if stood upright. Books are very heavy, so
pack them in small boxes and don't put them in boxes with other, more
Lawn Mowers. Drain
gasoline and oil from all small engines. this precaution will protect
both your stored property and the property of others from the dangers
of fire and explosion.
mattresses in plastic covers to protect them from dust and moisture.
Treat leather items ( couches, clothes, etc.) with a leather
conditioner prior to storing them. Keep furniture items off the floor
by placing them on pallets.
Draperies, and Clothing. Have blankets, draperies, and clothing
cleaned, then pack them on hangers in wardrobe boxes.
Pictures. Store mirrors and pictures inside similarly sized knocked
down boxes. This affords them protection from scratches and dust.
Tables. Place blankets over furniture to protect from scratches and
Photographs tend to curl over time. To Keep them flat, place between
pieces of cardboard and tape them together. Do not store irreplaceable
photos. Photos and negatives take up very little space. Try to keep
these items with you.
Wrap breakable items inside bubble wrap and store with linens.
Glassware. Store these items in specially made boxes called dishpacks.
Pillows and Toys.
Store smaller items like this in large plastic garbage bags.
Label boxed Items.
You'll know what is in each box without opening it.
and dry all appliances prior to storage. Do not leave anything inside
of appliances to be stored. Store all appliances upright with doors
ajar to allow ventilation.
Do not store these
items: Furs, jewelry and other expensive items, irreplaceable items,
any living thing, used tires, firearms, explosives, flammables of any
kind (gas, diesel, oil, paint, etc.), drugs or drug paraphernalia,
stolen items, any type of hazardous items, perishable items of any
kind, hazardous waste materials of any kind, items that have mold or
been exposed to mold or are wet, items that produce odors or any item
that will in any way make other tenants or the manager unhappy.
Use wooden pallets
or boards underneath furniture and boxes. This will prevent
condensation from damaging them.
Leave a small
airspace between your stored items and the wall of the storage unit
Store items that
will not be needed to the rear of the storage unit and items you will
need access to toward the front of the unit.
Store heavy items
on the bottom and lightweight items on top.
more valuable items to the rear of the storage unit and large items
toward the front of the unit.
with plastic sheeting. Wooden furniture should first be covered with
blankets to avoid abrasion and moisture damage. Plastic sheeting will
protect your stored goods from both dust and water damage.
Pack your storage
unit as tightly as possible. Tighter packing helps to protect stored
items from moisture and dust and reduces the space needed to store
Use a high quality
disc ( round) padlock to secure your storage unit. This type of lock
is difficult to cut or break and offers maximum protection for very
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