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Storage Tips

Helpful Hints For Trouble-Free Storage

1. You should not set items that can absorb moisture directly on a concrete floor. Items such as paper boxes, books or clothing could retain moisture produced by condensation. A wood pallet or plastic sheet underneath will help keep them dry.

2. Your items collect dust over time. You may want to wrap them in plastic or cloth to prevent against dust or water damage. Garbage bags work well and are inexpensive.

3. When packing your warehouse, put items which you may need on a regular basis near the front. You may also want to leave a path through the storage unit to have access to items in the rear without climbing. Leave air space around the unit's perimeter for ventilation.

4. Wedge appliance doors open to prevent mildew. They are good places to pack bedding, towels, and clothing. Be sure to clean your stove before storing it.

5. Pack books flat in smaller cartons.

6. Store mirrors, windows, and screens on edge, not flat.

7. Plates and glasses should be wrapped individually.

8. Wipe the surface of tools and other metal items with an oily rag to slow down rusting. Spray oil will also work.

9. Protect furniture and mattresses with plastic covers. Place a wood pallet, cardboard mat, or plastic sheet on the floor underneath and stand sofas and mattresses on end.

10. No flammable liquids or fuels please.

11. We try to maintain as much security as possible but break-ins can still occur. We recommend using a lock that cannot be cut with bolt cutters. Put items which are wanted targets by burglars such as TVs, stereos, tool boxes, etc. in the back of your unit in unmarked boxes so that they are out of sight. Always check your lock before leaving to make sure it is properly locked. We recommend you do not give out your key or unit number. Insurance is an option for valuables.

12. Please do not bring any food in the unit. This may cause an unwanted ant and roach problem in your unit.

13. When moving into your unit, please notify the manager if unit is not clean. We expect it to be clean when you move out. Please do not leave any trash in your unit or on the grounds when working or moving out of your unit.

14. Check on your unit periodically. We are unable to get into your unit. This may prevent any extended damage.

15. If you have any problems please feel free to contact the on site manager.

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