Storage Tips

Keep these helpful tips to make the packing and storing of your belongings a snap, and to avoid damage that may occur due to improper packing.

  • storage-tipsUse furniture drawers to hold delicates or breakables; small picture frames, plates, glass items, etc. Wrap them in bubble wrap or newspaper for extra protection.
  • When packing toys or smaller items, fill the boxes boxes completely. The box may collapse if not filled all the way. Stuff open areas with clothing, newspaper, etc.
  • Be careful not to store anything combustible (such as paint, chemicals, or propane) or perishable (such as food that is not permanently sealed; you don't want to feed unwanted guests).
  • When storing lawn and garden equipment, drain all fluids prior to storage in order to avoid corrosive damage (gasoline is also a combustible material).
  • Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.
  • Always use high quality locks on your unit. Abbey Road Storage supplies your lock for you with your unit, however, we also sell locks on-site; ask the On-Site Manager for details.
  • Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets.
  • Cover mattresses and store them flat on level surfaces or stand up as straight as possible to avoid damage to springs.
  • Store small items like pots and pans in large appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators if possible.
  • Remove legs from large furniture (like tabletops and sofas) and store on end to save space.
  • Use protective covers on items and treat wood surfaces with oil before storing.
  • When storing business files, label all boxes and construct aisles so files are easily seen and accessible. Stack at least 1 foot from the floor.

We hope you have found our tips useful. Please contact us if you have any other questions.