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  • Pack heavy items such as books and tools in small boxes. For easier handling limit the weight of all cartons, regardless of size, to 30 lbs. or less.
  • Use Furniture drawers for delicate items and specially wrap and label them as "FRAGILE". Bubble wrap and packing paper are excellent of these purposes.
  • When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newspaper to prevent collapsing when stacked. Caution should be taken not to over pack as well as under pack, bulging cartons tip when stacked.
  • Be careful not to store anything combustible, (such as paint and chemicals), or perishable, (such as food that is not permanently sealed).
  • When storing lawn and garden equipment, drain any fluids prior to storage to avoid corrosive damage.
  • Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes. Always use high quality locks on your unit. Units are equipped with a cylinder locking system that are highly secure and better than conventional padlocks or disc locks.
  • When storing delicate heirlooms, use specially constructed boxes, such as wardrobe boxes, and utilize dehumidifiers to prevent mildew buildup. Remember to label these boxes "FRAGILE". These items should be stored in climate controlled units.
  • Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets.
  • Mattress should be covered and stored flat on level surfaces.
  • Larger appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators, provide additional space for storing towels, blankets, etc. Be sure to protect these items from condensation causing mildew.
  • Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
  • When storing business files and inventory label all boxes and construct aisles so files are easily seen and accessible.
  • Pack books flat to protect their spines. Line cartons with plastic and fill empty spaces with towels or packing paper.
  • Pack lamps and lampshades in individual boxes. Use plenty of clean paper or clothing for padding.
  • Pad mirrors and paintings with paper. Place them in special mirror packs or large boxes, mark boxes.
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