15 Safe Storage Tips by All Bay Mini Storage

Businesses, organizations, and individuals often feel the need of temporary storage space to store products, office goods and personal items. This need of storage space has given birth to self storage industry all over the world. Companies offer self storage spaces in the form of containers, sheds and small warehouses. In this blog post, we share self storage tips to help you store smartly:

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  • Store items you’ll 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, but use pallets or skids to allow air flow around and under items.
  • 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 two pieces of cardboard and tape them together.
  • boxDrain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines.
  • Common sense and state law determines what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage space therefore never store firearms, illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia, live animals, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.
  • 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, to retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.
  • Pack blankets, draperies, and dress clothes on the hanger in a wardrobe box.

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  • Always use high quality locks on your unit. Locks are available for sale-just ask your site manager for a recommendation.
  • Always use climate control for humidity sensitive items.
  • Whenever possible, place dressers and tables top-to-top to save space.

All Bay Mini Storage offers complete self storage solutions to Businesses, Organizations, Individuals and locales in various towns and regions of Queensland, Australia.
For more information, you may contact us at 07 3890 3399 or visit

www.allbayministorage.com

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