You should always choose the smallest amount of space you will need, and make sure you utilize all the space.
Whenever you can, make every effort to use similarly sized boxes or plastic containers of the same size to easily stack your items.
Create a list of the items you are storing and label your boxes properly. Store the list in a safe place at your home.
Place a protective plastic cover on the floor of your space, if you prefer.
Store items you will not need to access in the back and items you might need in the front for easy availability.
Never store anything combustible in your self-storage unit. This is dangerous.
Allow space between the walls and boxes so the air can circulate. If your unit is large enough, leave an aisle down the middle.
Always store the heavy boxes on the bottom.
Do not overpack your boxes when you are planning your storage.
Label boxes on all sides with sharpie marker.
Wrap dishes and breakables in protective wrap and store on top. Do not store these items under heavy items on the bottom.
Utilize furniture with built-in drawers for extra storage – small items.
Store blankets, towels and other items in appliances, if applicable.
Save space by removing legs from tables.
Store couches and love seats end to end for space saving. Wrap in cloth or plastic for safe keeping.
Do not place sharp objects on furniture to avoid puncturing the fabric or leather.
Prop mattresses up so they stand straight up and down to prevent them bending out of shape.