While Storing

  • Store frequently used items near the front of your unit and allow room for walking.
  • Store seasonal clothing in separate boxes near the front of your unit for easy access when needed.
  • Stack boxes containing lighter items and breakables on top of those containing books or other heavy items.
  • Use pallets, 2×4′s, or other slats to keep goods from direct contact with concrete floors and block walls.
  • Remove table legs when possible to save space and stand table top on end.
  • Store refrigerators and freezers with door ajar or removed. Use the shelves to store other light boxes or bags.
  • Store sofas and love seats standing on end and on pallets, if possible, to save space.
  • Remember, the lock on your unit provides the last line of defense against an intruder. The better the lock, the better your defense.
  • Leave a small amount of room between your items and the wall to allow for better air circulation.
  • Keep a folding stepstool inside your unit for accessing items stored above your head.
  • Allow for a clear path down the center of your unit, placing items along the walls.