Storage Tips

Storage tips for Capital Self Storage:

  • Rent the correct amount of space you will need and pack the unit full
  • Gather as many boxes as you think you will need as well as tape, markers and packing materials
  • Use uniformly size boxes for easy stacking
  • Make up an inventory list of your items and keep it in a safe space
  • Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods
  • Plan your storage space. Place items that you may need to access often in the front of the unit
  • Do not store anything combustible
  • Leave an aisle down the center of the storage unit for easier access
  • Stack heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on top
  • Be sure that 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
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked “Fragile” and stacked on end
  • Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for china, silverware, small items, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage
  • Larger appliances make excellent packing cases for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes
  • Put televisions and other electronics in the rear of your storage unit
  • Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside each other
  • 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
  • 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 with machine oil to prevent rusting

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Plan your storage space at Capital Self Storage in Frankfort. Make up an inventory list of your items to be stored.