Self Storage in Chambersburg, PA

Storage TIPS

• Store more frequently needed items in front of unit.

Use specially designed Covers to protect furniture, mattresses, and box springs.

Always think vertical. Stack items floor to ceiling, using dressers and tables as means of    stacking boxes and lighter items upward.

Stack chairs and other wood furniture by placing blankets or towels between to help protect while storing.

Wedge open appliance doors to allow air to circulate inside.

Allow space between larger pieces of furniture and the unit walls for air circulation.

• Drain fuel tank of all gas-powered lawn equipment to help prevent corrosion and reduce unpleasant odors.

Use Trash cans to store gardening tools such as rakes, shovels, etc.

Store large furniture (table tops and couches) on end to optimize space.

Clean furniture, boxes, and unit of all food and perishables.

Do not store any food or perishable items.

Do not store any combustibles (paint and other chemicals).

 Use only sturdy boxes and containers for storing your items; seal boxes completely to prevent dust

 Label all containers and boxes; arrange boxes so that the labels are facing out and easily read

Fill containers to capacity and fill in space with packing material

Pack heavier items in small boxes

Do not use heavy plastic to cover furniture; use only blankets or thin breathable plastic made specifically for storage

Cover dressers with sheets or plastic wrap so you can stack boxes on top

Stack items on end to save space

Fill drawers and appliances with small items to conserve space

Wrap dishes and other breakables individually, layering padding at the top and bottom of the box

Dissemble lamps, tables, barstools and other furnishings as applicable; wrap pieces individually and store securely in boxes

Wrap wooden table legs and chairs to avoid scratches



Packing TIPS

Be sure to label boxes while packing and place them in unit with label visible.

Use large boxes for lighter items such as pillows, blankets, etc. and use smaller boxes for heavier items like books, DVDs, and electronics.

Pack small items carefully and avoid using trash bags, as items tend to break and mildew due to lack of ventilation.

Don’t over load boxes; you shouldn’t have to strain when moving them.

If packing items of different weights in the same box, be sure to put heavier items on bottom and label this end up.

Be sure to wrap breakables carefully in newspaper or bubble wrap.

Use wardrobe boxes to hang clothing or draperies so the fabric can breathe and doesn’t wrinkle.

Furniture drawers can be used to store small, well-wrapped breakable items

Fill boxes completely, stuff extra space with newspaper to help prevent collapsing when stacked.

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