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Here are some helpful suggestions to keep your valuables and keepsakes stored safely in one of our excellent storage facilities. For more suggestions and storage supplies, talk with our friendly Self Storage manager.

  • Plan your storage space. Place those items that you need to get to often in front. Allow for walking space between items.

  • Completely fill each box. Put your heaviest items on the bottom and the lighter items on top.

  • Try to keep your boxes of uniform sizes, so they many be stacked easier.

  • Label all boxes for easy identification. List the contents of the boxes on all four sides and seal the boxes with good quality packing tape.

  • Drain all gas oil from engines in lawn and garden equipment, jetskis, snowmobiles, power tools, etc.

  • Leave a small space between the wall and your storage items to allow for ventilation.

  • Pack your boxes and other items as close together as possible to avoid moisture accumulating between them. Make sure your boxes are strong enough to hold your items.

  • Use a High Quality locking device, the "Disc Lock" is recommended due to the fact they are tougher break or cut off. This will help keep your storage items as safe as possible.

  • Make an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place.

  • Dishes and Glassware sould be individually wrapped in packing paper and placed in a dish pack box. Again place these items on the top.

  • Use 2" X 4" boards or a sheet of VisiQueen underneath your storage items to guard against moisture. Concrete floors may become cold and damp.

  • CAUTION: It is against the law to store materials that are HAZARDOUS or COMBUSTIBLE, such as gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.

  • Pictures and Mirrors should be wrapped in mirror crates and marked "Fragile" and stacked on end.

  • Furniture with drawers can be used as storage space for knickknacks, china, silverware and small items. Wrap these items in tableclothes, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.

  • Larger Appliances make excellent packing cases for linen and clothing.

  • Shovels, rakes, hoes and water hoses can be stored in an empty trash can. Stack extra trash cans inside one another.

  • Remove the legs from tables if possible to save space.

  • Sofas, Couches, Sleepers, and Loveseats should be covered with a waterproof cover and stored on end. Remove cushions, cover in plastic and store on top.

  • Upholstered furniture items need a cover to protect from dust and moisture.

  • When storing mattresses on end, make sure they are firmly braced to stand up straight to prevent them from bending out of shape and become "Lumpy".

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Hope Mills Mini Storage, Inc.* 5607 Camden Road * Fayetteville, NC * US * 28306

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