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PLAN AHEAD BEFORE YOU STORE

Before you move your goods to your chosen Satellite Self Storage space, be sure they are packed or disassembled to ensure they are not damaged in transit, suffer from long-term storage or use up too much valuable space.

11 Ways to Prepare Your Goods for Storage

Here are 11 ways you can prepare the most common items in your home for storage.

1.
Appliances
Thoroughly clean and dry appliances. Keep freezer and refrigerator doors slightly ajar to allow for air circulation.
2.
Bikes and Other Metal Items
Wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil, like 3-in1 oil.
 3. Books and Documents
Pack books flat to protect their spines. Don't place boxes directly on the floor - - - use pallets or skids.
4. Dishes and Glassware
Cushion carton tops and bottoms with a layer of bubblewrap or unprinted paper. Glass items should be wrapped individually.
5.
Furniture
To conserve space, disassemble beds and tables. Do not lean furniture against outer walls. Wrap legs for protection. Cover wood and upholstered pieces (don't use plastic).
6.
Holiday Decorations
Reuse the original cartons for delicate items. pad with unprinted paper.
7.
Lamps
Wrap lamp bases in padding. Wrap and place shades in separate boxes.
8.
Mattress and Box Springs
Store on long edges for firmer support. keep elevated from floor and covered for protection.
9.
Mirrors
Store in mirror cartons or on edge, not flat.
10.
Digital Media and Digital Players
Digital media should be packed in its original sleeve or container and then in small boxes on edge to prevent warping. Reuse original carton if available to pack digital players, otherwise cushion carton tops and bottoms with a layer of bubblewrap or unprinted paper.
11.
Tools
Long handled tools such as rakes, brooms, hoes, etc., can be tied in bundles.

Contact one of our conveniently located storage facilities and speak with a Storage Consultant to get help with how to store other items that are not included in this list. 

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