Rent the smallest amount of space you will need, and pack the unit full.
Start by gathering as many boxes as you think you will need as well as tape, markers, and packing material (e.g., foam shipping noodles, bubble wrap, packing paper or towels).
If possible, try to use uniformly sized boxes for easy stacking.
Make up an inventory list of your items and keep it in a safe place (at home or in a safe deposit box) away from the unit.
Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods.
Place your storage items on 2x4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.
Plan your storage space. Place items that you may need to access often in the front of the unit.
Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (e.g., paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, or paint).
Try to leave an aisle down the center of the storage unit for easier access. Leave a small space between the walls and boxes to allow for air circulation.
Stack heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on top.
Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25-30 pounds (although we suggest not putting too much in each box).
List contents of boxes on all four sides; number the boxes and seal with tape.
Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.
Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked 'FRAGILE' and stacked on end.
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.
Larger appliances make excellent 'packaging cases' for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.
Put TVs and other electronics in the rear of your unit.
Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside each other.
Tables that have removable legs should be broken down to save space.
Sofas and loveseats can be stored on end to save floor space. Wrap cushions in plastic and place on top of sofas.
Avoid placing sharp or heavy objects on top of upholstered furniture.
Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.
If you stand mattresses on their sides, prop them up so they stand straight. Otherwise, they tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.
Wipe any items made of metal - bikes, metal tables, tools, etc. - with machine oil to prevent rusting.
We offer a variety of sizes to accommodate your storage needs. For vehicle storage parking units range in size from 30 feet to 50 feet in length and 8 feet to 14 feet in width. To measure your trailer for the size parking unit you need, measure your trailer from front to back (end to end) including the tongue.
Class A Motorhome - An RV with the living accommodations built on or as an integral part of a self-propelled motor vehicle. Models range from 24 to 45 feet in length and 8 1/2 feet in width.
Class B Motorhome - Also known as a camping van conversion. These RVs are built within the dimensions of a van, but with a raised roof to provide additional headroom. Basic living accommodations inside are ideal for short vacations or weekend trips. Models range from 16 to 21 feet in length and 6-8 feet in width.
Class C Motorhome - An RV with the living accommodations built on a cutaway van chassis. A full-size bed in the cab-over section allows for ample seating, galley and bathroom facilities in the coach. Models range from approximately 16 to 32 feet in length and 8 to 8 1/2 feet in width.
Fifth-Wheel Trailers - Fifth-wheel trailers are designed to be coupled to a special hitch that is mounted over the rear axle in the bed of a pickup truck. These trailers can have one, two or three axles and are the largest type of trailer built. Models range from 22 to 40 feet in length and 8 to 8 1/2 feet in width.
Boat Trailers - Boat trailers models range from 4 to 30 feet in length and 4 to10 feet in width. An average boat trailer is 8 feet in width and 16 feet in length.