Put some thought and planning into storing your possessions to preserve them in good condition. Ventu Park Self Storage, a self storage center in Newbury Park, California, offers these tips for smart storage:
Store items you need most often at the front of the unit.
When you pack your storage unit, create a center aisle for access to all items.
Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors. Use pallets or skids to prevent moisture absorption.
If you're storing tables and other furniture, remove legs, and store tabletops and sofas on end to save space.
Old photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place them between 2 pieces of cardboard and tape them together.
Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines.
Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes, and rakes.
Mattresses should be covered and stored flat on level surfaces.
Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
When storing metal items, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil to retard rust.
Pack blankets, draperies, and dress clothes on the hanger in a wardrobe box.
Always use high-quality locks on your unit. Locks are available for sale. Just ask the site manager for a recommendation.
Common sense and state laws determine what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage space; therefore, never store live animals, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.
Contact us at (805) 376-9393 about safe packing tips that guarantee your possessions
remain in excellent condition before and after storage.