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Space Calculator

5 x 10'

(25 Sq. Ft.= Typical closet)

This unit is ideal for personal items, clothes, boxes, sporting equipment, children's toys, small furniture items, business records.

10 x 10'

(50 Sq. Ft.= Half of a one-car garage)

This unit will accommodate items equivalent to a one-bedroom apartment with major appliances, furniture and supplies.

10 x 15'

(150 Sq. Ft.= Two-thirds of a one-car garage)

This unit will accommodate household items from a typical two-bedroom apartment or house, including appliances, boxes and miscellaneous items, or commercial storage items.

10 x 20'

(200 Sq. Ft.= Standard one-car garage)

This unit will accommodate household items from a three-bedroom house with major appliances, plus lots of boxes. Excellent for storage racks to stack books, business files and inventory.

10 x 30'

(300 Sq. Ft.= Standard two-car garage)

This unit will accommodate household items for a four-to five-bedroom house with major appliances and room for boxes. Excellent for storage racks to stack books, business files and inventory.

Storage Tips

The tips below may be helpful, especially if you are a first time customer.

Planning
  • Gather your items together to help determine the amount of space you will need and select your unit accordingly.
  • Plan to pack your goods in sturdy, corrugated cartons or rubber Tupperware bins. Try to use uniformly sized boxes for easy stacking.
  • Determine the type of packing accessories needed to assure the safe storage of your items (i.e. bubble wrap, sealing tape, sheets, furniture covers, wood pallets)
  • Custom-built shelving may be ordered for your unit. Contact Us for a quote.
Packing
  • Pack as much as you can in the same size boxes. Fill boxes tightly, but take care to neither overpack nor underpack. (Bulging cartons tip when stacked, while half full boxes tend to collapse). Use wadded up newsprint, bubblewrap, rags, towels, or blankets to fill in empty spaces.
  • Pack heavy items such as books and tools in small boxes. For easier handling limit the weight of all cartons, regardless of size, to 30lbs. or less. Pack books flat to protect their spines. Use packing to fill out empty pockets in the boxes.
  • Do not pack fragile items in the same box with books or other heavy items.
  • For easy identification, list contents of boxes on all four sides and seal with tape; boxes that are tightly sealed with packing tape will prevent dust from entering.
  • Make up an inventory of your items (as well as pictures and descriptions) and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box away from the unit.
  • Dishes and glassware: Place a layer of packing paper inside the bottom and top of cartons. Wrap each dish and glass separately and cushion them with crumpled paper. Plates are best stacked on edge. Place a layer of packing paper inside the bottom and top of cartons. Wrap each dish and glass separately and cushion them with crumpled paper. Plates are best stacked on edge.
  • Bedding, clothing, curtains, drapes and linens: Hang clothes and draperies in wardrobe boxes, or carefully folded and stored in dresser drawers, cedar chests or wardrobe style cardboard cartons.
  • Appliances: Clean and dry before storing. Secure all movable parts with paper, or wedge and wrap a paper pad around each item for protection. During transport tape all doors shut, but remember to wedge them open for storage.
Storing
  • Ready access: Store the articles you may need to access closest to the unit’s door, i.e. seasonal items.
  • Try to leave an aisle down the center of the storage unit for easier access. Leave a small space between the walls and boxes to allow for air circulation.
  • Stack heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on top.
  • 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.
  • Appliances: Refrigerators and/or freezers should be thoroughly dry and stored with doors slightly ajar. Some goods can be stored inside large appliances and boxes can be stacked on top of stoves, refrigerators and freezers. Make sure that stoves and cooking equipment are cleaned before they are stored. Never store food.
  • Bicycles and other metal items: To retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.
  • Mirrors, glass, windows, or screens: Store them on their edges, not flat. Protect corners.
  • Furniture: Cover with a dust cover or bed sheet.
  • CAUTION! Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e. paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.)