Storage Guidelines

Use the following information as a guideline in determining your specific storage needs. ¬†Should you have questions regarding our facilities’ services and supplies, please click here to contact the location nearest you.

Furniture Storage

  • Lay down plastic sheathing, or a pallet between furniture and the floor of storage unit
  • Cover all furniture
  • Disassemble furniture if possible
  • Wrap table legs with packaging paper for scratch protection
  • Lay assembled tables top down on floor with legs pointing up
  • Stack chairs seat-to-seat with cloth or papers separating them
  • Avoid stacking or leaning furniture against outside walls

Metal Materials Storage Guidelines

  • Wipe a few drops of oil on bicycles and tools as rust protection; to avoid oil staining do not store next to exposed items

Breakable/Fragile Items Storage Guidelines

  • Separately wrap before storing in dish pack box
  • Pack paper into bottom, top, and empty spaces in carton
  • Tip plates, saucers, and bowls on their sides and use dish pack divider kit for increased security
  • Heavy items should not be stored on top of breakables
  • Labeling is doubly important

Books and Valuable Papers Storage Guidelines

  • File boxes are the best idea for your important documents
  • Pack books flat and fill any empty space to stop movement
  • Avoid overfilling cartons; books are heavy
  • Keep moisture free with plastic sheathing on top of pallets

Large Appliances and Equipment Storage Guidelines

  • Moisture and mildew will damage your valuables if your refrigerator or freezer is not clean and completely dry; leave doors slightly ajar
  • Use valuable storage space inside appliance for small items Items stored on top or inside must be secured when moving

Clothing Storage Guidelines

  • Wardrobe boxes allow you to store your clothing on hangers which will save the shape of your garments
  • Cedar eggs or rose pods keep fabrics smelling fresh

How many boxes do I need?

5 bedrooms

28 small boxes
48 medium boxes
18 large boxes
4 dish back boxes
12 wardrobe boxes

4 bedrooms

23 small boxes
38 medium boxes
15 large boxes
4 dish back boxes
10 wardrobe boxes

3 bedrooms

18 small boxes
25 medium boxes
8 large boxes
4 dish back boxes
8 wardrobe boxes

2 bedrooms

12 small boxes
18 medium boxes
6 large boxes
3 dish back boxes
6 wardrobe boxes

1 bedroom

8 small boxes
15 medium boxes
4 large boxes
3 dish back boxes
3 wardrobe boxes

2 rooms total

5 small boxes
10 medium boxes
2 large boxes
2 dish back boxes
3 wardrobe boxes