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How do I prepare my items for self storage?

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prepare my items for self storage?

When preparing your items for self-storage, it’s important to follow these steps:

  1. Clean and dry items before storing: Clean and dry all items, including furniture, clothing, and electronics, to prevent mold, mildew, and damage from moisture.
  2. Disassemble larger items: If possible, disassemble larger items such as beds, desks, and bookcases to make them easier to store and to maximize space.
  3. Label boxes: Clearly label all boxes with contents and room location to make it easier to find items later.
  4. Use proper packing materials: Use sturdy boxes, bubble wrap, and packing paper to protect fragile items.
  5. Make use of vertical space: Store items vertically and make use of shelving units to maximize space and prevent items from becoming crushed.
  6. Avoid storing prohibited items: Check with your storage facility to determine which items are prohibited, such as flammable or hazardous materials.
  7. Cover furniture: Cover furniture with clean, white cotton covers to protect it from dust and scratches.


By following these steps, you’ll be able to prepare your items for self storage in a way that protects them and makes it easier to access them later.

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