1) Organize: use boxes or bins that are the same size for easy stacking. Think of life-sized Tetris. Different sizes = difficult stacking. Also, make an itemized list of what's inside to help for future reference. If you need to stack furniture, never stack it on top of bins or unsteady items.
2) Space: pack bins as
full as you can with heaviest items on the bottom & lightest items on the
top. Separate heavy items between multiple bins, for easy lifting. The more
items in a each bin, helps save space. Fill in empty space in the bin with
packing paper or packing peanuts. While packing your unit, place heavy boxes on
the bottom of the stack with lighter ones on top.
3) Cleanliness: it's
always smart to use furniture covers in any type of storage setting, especially
in non-climate controlled. Use palettes to stack boxes on to prevent easy
access for pests. Leave room in-between your items & the unit wall for
4) Aisle: give
yourself room in the middle of your unit from front to back, just in case you
need to access items throughout your storage term.
5) Extra Protection: we require that you lock your unit with a round, disc lock. Disc locks are proven to be
more difficult to cut.