1. Keep an inventory of the items you store. If you are looking for something, you won't have to wonder whether or not it is in your storage unit.
2. Put plastic or pallets on the floor of your unit to keep your items clean and protected.
3. Put all of the items you can in boxes and use only a couple of uniform-sized boxes when possible.
This makes for better organization and a neater space.
4. Pack heavy items into smaller boxes so they won't be as difficult to move.
5. Label the contents of your containers. You can use different colored labels for particular rooms, or to identify the
belongings of different people.
6. Place the most valuable items in the back of the unit, as well as the items you'll be less likely to need first.
7. Place fragile items on shelving units or bookcases.
8. Leave aisles or walk spaces between rows of stacked boxes for easy access.
9. Wrap framed art and mirrors in bubble wrap and stand them on end on a pallet.
10. Don't store in plastic, or use plastic to cover items that could be damaged from moisture condensation. However, you should use plastic bags to store items that might leak.
11. Wardrobe and mattress boxes protect your clothing and furniture.
12. If you stack furniture, be sure to place some type of padding between items to avoid scratches.