Campbell Street Mini-Storage Tips

What Not To Store

Please do not store firearms, stolen or illegal items. Do not store hazardous items that are explosive, perishable, caustic or flammable. No gasoline acid, paint or cleaning fluids should be stored in your locker. Please remove and gasoline from any power tools equipment and boats. Please do not store food items that can attract rodents or pests.

 General Storage Tips

  • Please check with your insurance company regarding items in your storage locker as they may not be covered. If you require additional storage insurance please contact our office to discuss storage insurance options we offer.
  • Do not lean your items directly against the unit walls and leave a space between the items and the unit walls to ensure proper circulation of air.
  • Never store heavy or large awkward items where they can fall and cause injury.
  • Clearly label all storage boxes with numbers on all 4 sides and keep a master list separate from your locker. Mark all boxes “FRAGILE” as appropriate. Use packing tape to seal boxes that may be in storage for durations longer than 3 months.
  • Always store items frequently used at the front of the locker for easy access.
  • Some people prefer to store valuable items at the rear of the locker for security reasons.

 Storage Tips for Specific Items

  • Always clean appliances and prop the doors open slightly to allow air circulation and prevent mold and damaging odors.
  • Wrap mattresses and box springs, stand on edge and elevate them off the floor using wood or pallets. Try to avoid leaning them against the storage unit walls.
  • Clearly mark fragile items like mirrors and pictures and store standing on edge.
  • Disassemble beds and store together for ease of access and assembly.
  • When storing heavy items we recommend you store them in smaller boxes and no more than 30lbs a box. Mark each box as “HEAVY”.
  • Clearly mark all electronic components and cables for easy assembly. If possible it is always best to store electronic equipment in the original boxes when possible.
  • Always use cedar strips or mothballs when storing wool items to prevent moth damage.
  • If possible store seasonal items where they are easily accessible.
  • Wax your wood furniture and cover with cotton cloth.
  • Never store items in sealed plastic bags as humidity can cause damage to your items.
  • Conserve space by storing delicate items in the dresser drawers and wrap in blankets, sweaters or towels.
  • Never use printed newspaper to store items as the ink may over time damage the items.
  • Never use shredded paper when storing appliances as it may cause internal damage to machinery and electronic items. Store appliances in factory boxes whenever possible.
  • Tape any collectibles after you wrap them to prevent them getting tossed in the garbage when mistaken for excess wrapping.
  • Clothing that normally hangs in a closet should be stored in wardrobe cartons.
  • Wipe all metal items like bicycles, with machine oil to prevent rust and corrosion.
  • Drain all fuel and oil from machinery.