Self Storage Tips & Hints
Questions about packing or storing your goods in self-storage?
We provide some tips and hints on how to pack and store your goods
in your storage unit. If you have any more queries, feel free
to contact us.
Proper packing and wrapping of your goods will help protect them
while in storage. Use plenty of bubble wrap, newspaper or plastic
wrap. Even use old sheets and towels to cover valuable items that
mark easily like tables, chairs and wall units. Storage Park has
a range of tapes, boxes and wrappings.
Place heavy solid items on the bottom and toward the rear of the
storage unit. Then use boxes of lighter items on the top and where
possible stack right up to just below the roof. This will ensure
you make the most of the available space in the storage unit. Do
not stack right to the roof as in summer the roof gets hot and can
damage some goods.
If you need access to some of your goods in storage you should
rent a slightly larger unit, and ensure you place the items you
are likely to use at the front.
Write on each box which room the items are from, but do not write
anything which may indicate where you have valuables stored. Such
valuables should be well packed in boxes and in no way visible.
While the containers are very secure, it is advisable to place
some vermin bait in the unit to ensure your goods stay in top condition.
It is also advised that you or someone you know checks on your goods
at least every 3 months.
You should check with your existing insurance company to see that
your goods are covered while in storage.