Access Self Storage
How Often Will You Visit?
If getting to your things quickly and frequently is important:
- Leave a walkway to the rear of the storage unit.
- Put frequently needed items in the unit last and place them near the door.
If you do not need frequent access:
- Rent a smaller storage unit and pack it full.
- Shelves make it easier to see and reach items.
- Shelves allow you to stack higher so your storage unit will hold more.
- You can rent shelving for pennies a day. We assemble it and put it into your storage unit for you.
Remember What’s in Your Storage Unit
- Number your boxes and list your numbered boxes.
- Take photos of what is inside each box or list its contents.
- Take photos or videos of the storage unit as you put things into it.
Smart Ways to Stack
- Place plastic containers on the bottom and stack cardboard boxes on top.
- Mark boxes heavy, medium, or light. Heavy boxes go on the bottom and light ones on top.
- If you have a couch, store it vertically. If the end is curved, place the couch on something sturdy like a wooden box so the curved part overhangs the box and does not bear the full weight of the couch.
- Stand mattresses and box springs upright, with mirrors and paintings between them.
- Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
Make Retrieval Easier
- Leave a small air space between every item and the walls, as well as an inch of space between boxes.
- Spacing is good for ventilation and makes it a lot easier to retrieve things.
Call your nearest storage location for more information.