Try to use boxes that are uniform in size, they’re easier to stack. Also, place the heavy ones on the bottom and the light ones on top.

Leave small walkways between the boxes and furniture so you can easily get to the items you want.

If you’re storing a lot of packing boxes in your unit, try to fill each box to the top, even if it’s just with newspaper or packing material. Boxes that are only half-filled tend to collapse if anything’s placed on them.

For metal objects, it’s best to treat them with rust protector or oil.

If you’re storing a refrigerator in your unit leave the door ajar. This will prevent mold from growing inside.

Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage building. This means no gasoline, oil, cleaning fluids or paint.

“After a not-so-nice exchange with another industry’s customer service department, I thought I’d tell you folks at Country Club Self Storage how much I appreciate you. You do it right – from the sincerely upbeat crew right through to the cleanliness of the whole operation. I recently had to access my unit on the morning following an overnight storm. The snowplow had already been through! Thank you for being you”

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