Self Storage Tips


Storage Units Raeford, NC

Get the most out of our storage units in Fayetteville, NC.

Our storage units are clean and secure, ready for you to move your items in and keep them safe. We want to help you make the most of them. Read below to learn some of the tips we’ve picked up after years in the self-storage business. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to ask our friendly manager! We provide storage units for Raeford, Fayetteville, Ft. Bragg and beyond.

Packing Your Mini Storage Unit

  • Before you put everything away, make an inventory of your stored items, and be sure to keep it in a safe space.
  • Ensure that your boxes are strong enough to hold your belongings.
  • Use the same size box throughout the packing process so you can easily stack the boxes in your unit.
  • Don’t waste space. Fill each box to the rim, putting heavy items on the bottom and lighter ones on top.
  • Wrap dishes and glassware individually in packing paper; then place them in a special dish pack box.
  • Carefully wrap pictures and mirrors and mark them as “Fragile.”
  • Put your furniture to good use! Wrap your knickknacks, china, silverware and other small items in towels, tablecloths or blankets. Then store them in the drawers of dressers, bureaus and end tables.
  • Use an empty trash can to store garden equipment like water hoses, hoes, rakes, and shovels.
  • If you’re storing large appliances, use them to pack away your linen and clothing.
  • Label each box and list the items inside of it on each side. Use quality packing tape to seal the boxes for extra security.
Make A Plan
 
  • A little planning goes a long way! Keep items you’ll need often in front of the unit, and be sure to create paths and walking space.
  • Put your boxes close together when you store them. This will prevent moisture from accumulating between the boxes.
  • Your items need to breathe. Allow for a small space between the walls and your items to ventilate the unit.
  • Make sure your furniture is protected with waterproof covers.
  • If possible, remove the legs from tables and other furniture to save space.
  • Firmly brace mattresses if you’re planning to store them on end. This will keep them in the proper shape.
Security & Safety Tips
 
  • It is against the law to store items that are hazardous or combustible, like gasoline, solvents, and paint!
  • If you’re storing items like lawn and garden equipment, jet skis, snowmobiles, or power tools, be sure to drain the gas and oil beforehand.
  • Secure your unit with a high-quality locking device. We recommend the “Disc Lock” because it is difficult to cut or break off.

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