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Storage Guide

  1. Plan your Cubby Hole. Place those items that you may need access to often in the front. Allow for walkways.
  2. Make up and inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home or safe deposit box.
  3. Place your storage items on 2×4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.
  4. CAUTION: Do not store anything combustible (i.e. paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.) Boxes available at office.
  5. Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 24 lbs. to 30 lbs. (It is best not to put too much in each box.) Boxes available at office.
  6. List contents of boxes on all four sides. Number the boxes, seal them with tape. Tape and markers available at office.
  7. Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.
  8. Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.
  9. Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked “Fragile” and stacked on end.
  10. Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick-knacks, china, silverware, small items, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.
  11. Larger appliances make excellent “packing cases” for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and cloths.
  12. Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans Stack extra cans inside one another.
  13. Tables having removable legs should be “broken down” to save space.
  14. Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective cover under the item on the concrete. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
  15. Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust. Covers and tarps available at office.
  16. If you stand mattresses on their side, prop them up so they stand straight. They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy. Mattresses covers available at office.
  17. Rent the smallest Cubby Hole you need an pack the space full.
  18. Prepare your Cubby Hole by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods.
  19. Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
  20. Use a good quality lock on your door. Cheap locks rust and do not provide good security. Locks available at office.
  21. Always, for proper credit, put unit number on checks when paying.
  22. We are not liable to you for any damage or loss to your stored goods in accordance with the terms of the Rental Agreement. You must obtain your own insurance (available at the office) or bear the risk of damage or loss.
  23. You must give 10 days prior notice of your intent to vacate and leave the unit broom clean or you will forfeit your deposit and be charged rent. Advise the office of any change in your address or phone number.