Tips & Tricks for Self Storage

Have confidence your items are properly stored with these tips

Frequently Accessing Your Unit

If you are going to use some of the items on a regular basis, be sure to place them in the front of the unit, making access to them easier.

Storing Tables

If storing tables, when possible remove the legs so that you can stand the tabletop vertically.

Storing Clothes

Use wardrobe boxes to hang clothing, draperies, and other fabrics so that they can breathe while in storage.

Furniture with Legs

Store sofas, couches, and tables on their ends (not recommended for sofa beds, however). Place an old sheet or plastic on the floor underneath the sofa to further protect the fabric.

Keep Your Storage Unit Organized

When placing your items into storage, draw a simple map of where everything is located. Keep the map along with your lease so it will be handy when you need it.

Furniture with Drawers

If storing a dresser or chest of drawers, use the drawers as additional storage space. Pack lightweight items into the drawers to maximize the storage space and minimize the area you need.

Label Your Stored Items

Label everything you store in your unit and keep a written inventory along with your locator map.

Storing Boxes

When placing your boxes into self storage, place the heavier boxes on the bottom with each box stacked on top getting progressively lighter in weight.

Storing Important Documents

If you are storing boxes of records or documents, consider using shelves to maximize your self storage space.

Storing Items with Handles

Remove or fold the handles on lawnmowers and other garden equipment. It is important that you drain all gasoline out of a tool before storing it!

Protecting Your Stored Belongings

Plan to cover your belongings once in storage for further protection.

Properly Store Your Belongings

At A+ Storage, we are always looking for ways to serve our Winter Haven community. As part of that drive, we offer these expert self storage tips in an effort to improve your self storage experience. 

Improper packing of a storage unit can cause you to use too much space, have difficulty retrieving items in the future, and even suffer damage to your property. Use this advice to keep your belongings safe and properly stored in your storage unit!

For help selecting the best unit for your needs, check out our handy size guide

We also provide answers to the most frequently asked questions we receive.

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