STORAGE TIPS 

Now that you have rented with us, it's time to load your mobile storage trailer. We have tips and tricks to help keep your stuff safe and secure while storing and moving. 

Packing Boxes

USE THE SAME SIZE BOXES

Using the same size boxes helps to maximize the space for packing and loading. 

DON'T OVERLOAD BOXES

Don't overload, but aim for a firm pack for greater protection

REINFORCE BOXES

Reinforce boxes at the bottom and the top with packing tape. 

packing tips

LOADING YOUR TRAILER

  • Create a solid foundation that won't shift during transportation

  • Pack boxes and other items tightly to avoid shifting

  • Evenly distribute weight

  • Build a sturdy wall of boxes along one side of the container

DISTRIBUTE WEIGHT

  • Distribute weight evenly from end-to-end or side-to-side

  • Start at the bottom with the heavier items such as appliances or furniture

  • If you can't get even distribution, place the heaviest items down the center of the storage container

PROVIDE STABILITY 

  • Fill open spaces with small boxes and other items to provide stability

  • If there is space between the top of the boxes and the unit's ceiling, place soft items on top of boxes such as blankets and pillows

  • Odd shaped items like bikes can go on top of boxes or near the doors. 

  • Remove legs from furniture

  • Stand large items like couches on the end to maximize space

  • If you have a mattress to load, do this last to provide the last layer of stability

SECURE FRAGILE BELONGINGS

  • Wrap glass, plates, televisions, and other items in furniture pads or bubble wrap

  • Cover appliances and furniture with moving blankets

  • Please contact us if you're interested in purchasing or renting moving blankets, furniture pads, or bubble wrap.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

Not everything you own should go in your storage container. Keep your valuables, heirlooms, legal documents, important papers, and any essentials separate and keep them with you when you move. While our secure self storage trailers are a safe way to move your things, it’s better not to chance the loss or damage of such items.

Substances or materials that are flammable, corrosive, or explosive are strictly prohibited. This includes, but is not limited to:

  • Aerosols

  • Chemistry sets

  • Sterno

  • Fertilizers

  • Ammunition

  • Kerosene

  • Gasoline

  • Nail polish and nail polish remover

  • Car batteries

  • Paint thinner

  • Propane tanks

  • Household batteries

  • Cleaning solvents

  • Paints

  • Poisons

  • Motor oil

  • Charcoal

  • Charcoal lighter

  • Ammonia

  • Darkroom chemicals

  • Fireworks

  • Swimming pool chemicals

  • Bleach

  • Lamp oils

  • Pesticides

  • Matches

  • Firearms

Perishables are also not allowed to be stored in the trailers. Perishables include, but are not limited to:

  • Animals

  • Plants

  • Frozen foods

  • Refrigerated foods

  • Fresh produce

  • Any food containers that have been opened​

  • Mold is a common problem when storing an unused refrigerator. To help reduce this risk, empty and clean your refrigerator and freezer and allow them to fully dry for 24 hours with the doors open.