Storage Hints And Tips
Refrigerators or freezers need to be empty and dry, stored with the door slightly open. Also, make sure to clean stoves and cooking equipment before storing.
The best way to store clothes is in a plastic container with an easy-to-open lid. This method will help protect them. Hanging racks also are common. If you are using this method, it is best hang them in zipper bags.
When storing furniture, be sure to take protective measures. Cover upholstered furniture with a bed sheet. This will protect it from dust. Also, don’t store upholstered furniture directly on the concrete floor. Instead, place a plastic sheet or piece of cardboard under it. Use padding or fabric when stacking furniture to keep the wood from scratching.
Hints For Estimating Sizes and Storage Needs
This size is best for storing single pieces of furniture, boxed items, file cabinets, business records and clothing.
5×0 or 5×12
Perfect for long-term storage, including Christmas décor, large-screen TVs, extra furniture, box springs and mattresses, shelving, business supplies, or seasonal clothes on a rack or in several boxes.
10×10 or 10×12
This size will store items equal to the amount in a one-bedroom apartment, such as major appliances, sofa, chair, dresser and boxes. It is spacious with a large, 8-foot door.
This size holds enough items for a two-bedroom apartment or home, including furniture and appliances, office furniture, desks, shelving, tool cabinets, lawn equipment and woodworking equipment, etc.
A versatile size, this unit is able to hold materials from a three-bedroom home with appliances and large furniture, office furniture and supplies, a small car, or tools and equipment.
10×25, 10×30, 12×20, 12×25, 12×30
Storage space in these sizes is vast and able to meet a variety of needs. It will hold items from a large house or inventory for a business. In addition, they are suitable for mid-size to large vehicles and business equipment.