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Helpful Hints

Airport Road Storage of Waterford, MI

Helpful Hints for Storage Customers

  1. Plan your storage space. Place those items that you may need to access often in the front. All for walkways.
  2. Make an inventory sheet of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
  3. Place your storage items on 2 x 4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.
  4. CAUTION: do not store anything "COMBUSTIBLE" (i.e., paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.)
  5. Use uniform size boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25 to 30 pounds (it is best not to put too much in each box).
  6. List contents of boxes on all four sides, number the boxes and seal them with tape.
  7. Stack lighter boxers on top of heavier ones.
  8. Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.
  9. Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked "FRAGILE" and stacked on end.
  10. Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick-knacks, China, silverware, small items, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels, or blankets to prevent breakage.
  11. Larger appliances make excellent packing cases for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and clothes.
  12. Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside one another.
  13. Tables having removable legs should be broken down to save space.
  14. Sofas and love-seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective cover on and around the item, and be sure it is off the concrete. Cushions can be individually wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
  15. If you stand mattresses on their side, prop them up so they stand straight. They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.
  16. Rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack the space full.
  17. Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods.
  18. Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of upholstered furniture.
  19. Use a good quality lock on your door. Cheap locks rust and do not provide good security.