Storage Tips

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Place all smaller items in uniformly sized boxes. Completely fill each box with heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top. Uniformly sized boxes stack easier and conserve storage space.
Books: Books: Pack books flat, not standing on end. This will protect the spines which will bend and warp over time if stood upright. Books are very heavy so pack them in small boxes and don't put them in boxes with other more fragile items.
Lawn Mowers: DrainDrain gasoline and oil from all small engines. This precaution will protect both your stored property and the property of other from the dangers of file and explosion.
Leather Items: Treat leather items (couches, clothes, etc..) with a leather conditioner prior to storing them. Keep furniture items off the floor by placing them on pallets.
Mirrors and Pictures: Store mirrors and pictures inside similarly sized knocked down boxes. This helps protect them from scratches and dust.
Blankets, Draperies and Clothing: Have blankets, draperies and clothing cleaned, then pack them on hangers in wardrobe boxes.
Photos: Photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat place between pieces of cardboard and tape them together. Do not store irreplaceable photos. Photos and negatives take up very little space. Try to keepp these items with you.
Breakable Items: Wrap breakable items inside bubble wrap and store with linens.
Dishes and Glassware: Store these items in specially made boxes called dishpacks.
Pillows and Toys: Store smaller items like this in large plastic garbage bags.
Label boxed items: You'll know what is in each box without having to open it.
Appliances: Clean and dry all appliances prior to storage. Do not leave anything inside of appliances to be stored. Store all appliances upright with doors ajar to allow ventilation.
Do Not store these items: Furs, Jewelry, and other expensive items, irreplaceable items, any living thing, used tires, firearms, explosives, flammables of any kind(gas, diesel, oil, paint, etc..), drugs or drug paraphernalia, stolen items, any type of hazardous items, perishable items if any kind, hazardous waste material of any kind, items that produce odors or any item that will in any way make other tenants or the manager unhappy.