Storage Tips to Help Keep Your Property Safe

Published on 5/19/2021

Storage 101 written in marker on paperHow can you protect the items in your storage unit?
Ponderosa Park Storage has you covered by providing all the tips and tricks that you need to be stress free!

From Ponderosa Park Storage

Tip #1
Store items you'll need most often at the front of the unit.

Tip #2
When you pack your storage unit, create a center aisle for access to all items.

Tip #3
Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to allow air flow around and under items.

Tip #4
If you're storing tables and other furniture, remove legs and store tabletops on end, to save space.

Tip #5
Old photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place them between two pieces of cardboard and tape them together.

Tip #6
Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines.

Tip #7
Common sense and state law determines what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage space therefore never store firearms, illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia, live animals, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.

Tip #8
Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.

Tip #9
Mattresses should be covered and stored flat on level surfaces.

Tip #10
Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.

Tip #11
When storing metal items, to retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.

Tip #12
Pack blankets, draperies, and dress clothes on the hanger in a wardrobe box.

Tip #13
Always use high quality locks on your unit. Locks are available for sale at many retailers including local hardware stores. We recommend a security rating of level 8 or higher.

Tip #14
For an extra measure of security, consider obtaining renters insurance from your insurance provider. Rates are generally very affordable. Make a list of the items you are placing into storage and their approximate value. Provide one copy to your insurer and keep one copy for yourself.