Everett I-5 Mini Storage Inc
(425) 347-3000
Text ONLY (425) 314-6200
Fax: (425) 347-8601

13026 4th Avenue West, Everett, WA 98204
(Across from Mariner Park & Ride)

Storage Tips

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.

13. Disassemble any items you can for more efficient use of space and easier moving. Store screws and bolts in Ziploc™ bags and tape them to the item.

14. Stand mattresses and sofas on end with pallets or plastic underneath them.

15. If possible, use the original boxes to store electronic equipment.

16. Purchase boxes with dividers to store glassware and china, and put packing material on the bottom and top of the boxes. Wrap each item individually with paper or foam. Place these fragile boxes on top of other boxes or on a shelf.

17. Wedge open the doors of appliances to prevent mildew. You can store lighter items, such as linens, inside.

18. Humidity can cause furniture to warp and appliances to mildew, so leave a space between your items and the unit wall to allow for air circulation. To guard against condensation damage, use fabric rather than plastic to cover large items. If your unit is not climate-controlled, don't store items that can be damaged by melting or freezing.


20. Use oil or rust protector on metal items to prevent them from rusting.

21. Never store fuel or any flammable substance. Drain fuel from lawn equipment before storing.

22. Buy tenant insurance. It is worth the small price for the added peace of mind.
Contact us in Everett, Washington, to find out more about our storage facility or ask about any of our tips and tricks.


Text ONLY 425-314-6200