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Packing Your Self Storage Unit

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Don’t just throw your items into storage. By organizing your storage unit, you will be able to access your items more easily, and you wont have to waste your time searching throughout the whole unit. Not to mention you have less of a chance of causing damage to any of your belongings.

1. Use boxes that are relatively the same size. They are much easier to pack and stack. You can find boxes of all sizes at SMS Moving Boxes. (highly recommended)

2. Leave a small walkway in between your boxes so you can get to all your items without having to move everything around.

3. Fill your boxes as much as possible. When they are not filled, they are more likely to collapse.

4. Store your most valuable items in the back of your unit, so they are harder to access in case of theft.

5. Never leave anything flammable or combustible in your storage unity.

6. If you are storing freezers or refrigerators, make sure to defrost and completely drain them. Wipe them out and leave the doors open to prevent mold or mildew from growing.

7. Protect your furniture from dust by laying linens or plastic over your furniture.

Correctly and efficiently organizing and packing your unit will save you time and money. Think about it, If your unit was nice and tidy you could probably go down a unit size and save yourself the extra rent fee’s.

What Items -NOT- to Put in your Storage Unit

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Whether you’re renting a storage unit in San Francisco California, or somewhere in Orlando Florida…there are items that you should never place in a storage unit. If these items were to get into the wrong hands, you could possibly be opening to door to some unwelcome (and unpleasant) opportunities. It may never cross your mind that there is a possibility of losing ownership of your possessions when obtaining the services of a storage facility. Don’t always go with that assumption. It does happen. Always protect yourself from allowing an opportunity of crime for others, and take note of the items listed below BEFORE placing your treasured belongings into a storage unit. Store them elsewhere for safer keeping.

Degrees  / Resumes

Titles to Autos / Boats / Motorcycles / RV’s etc.

Social Security Cards / Birth Certificates / Passports

Live Credit Cards / Pay Stubs

Tax Records / Business Tax Records

Immigration Papers

Checkbooks-this is huge DESTROY ANY CHECKS FROM CLOSED ACCOUNTS  YOU COULD END UP IN JAIL!!!

Mortgage Files / Bank Statements

Professional Credentials ( ID badges, parking access cards,security badges)

Hospital Badges – Court Badges

Active Drivers License / ID Card

Homemade movies (porn) YES…think about this one!

Cell Phones with ALL of your personal info in them!

Computers loaded with all of your sensitive information

Court papers / Prison Records / Traffic tickets

Family / Friends / Animal Ashes

Uniforms ie..Police, UPS USPS, FEDEX etc…

Firearms / Weapons / Drugs /Alcohol