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How to Pick a Unit Size

If your Belongings fit in this Vehicle...

They Will Fit in this size Storage Unit

4' x 8' Trailer

1 Pick Up Truck Load

2 Pick Up Truck Loads or a 12'-14'  Truck

15'-17'  Truck

18' - 24' Truck

24' - 28' Truck

5' x 5'  Holds 3 - 60 Boxes

5' x 10' Holds 1 - 2 Rooms

5' x 15' Holds 1/4 of One-Car Garage

10' x 10' Holds 1/2 of One-Car Garage

10' x 15' Holds 3/4 of One-Car Garage

10' x 20' One Car Garage

Make the Most of your Storage Space

  • Prepare your storage space by placing a drop cloth or pallet on the floor under your goods.

  • Use uniform sizes of boxes and stack them shoulder high to maximize your total storage space.

  • Leave an airspace around the unit's perimeter to aid in ventilation.

  • Place frequently used items near the door and leave a walkway to the rear of the space.

  • Wedge appliance doors open. Freezer, refrigerator, washer and dryer cartons are excellent for packing bedding, towels and clothing. Always clean your stove before storing.

  • Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on floor, consider a pallet. Books are heavy in bunches, pack in smaller cartons for easy lifting. Tape the boxes closed.

  • Store mirrors, windows and screens on edge, not flat. Crate them in a mirror pack if possible or package them individually with strong cardboard. Mark them so they won't accidentally be bumped or broken.

  • Take time when packing dishes and glasses. Place a layer of packing paper inside the bottom and top of cartons. Plates and glasses should be wrapped individually. It's best to stack plates on edge.

  • Wipe the surface of bicycles, tools and other metal items with a slightly oily rag to prevent rusting.

  • Protect furniture and mattresses with cloth covers. Place a pallet or cardboard underneath. Stand sofas and mattresses on end.

  • Make a complete list of all goods stored including brand names, product features and serial numbers. Keep the list in a safe place away from the storage area.

  • To prove ownership, keep proof of purchase documentation, like receipts, owner's manuals or warranties. Or make a photo or videotape record of your stored goods. Keep this material in a place away from the storage space.

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