Before moving your items into storage, you need to prep your unit to ensure your items stay in the same condition you left them while in storage. Be sure to put down a protective cover on the floor before setting your items on the floor. If you’re renting a drive-up/exterior unit, place your storage items on 2×4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness that might be on the floor.
When putting your items into storage it’s important to think about how often you plan to visit your unit. If you simply plan to store your items for a set period of time, you can rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack your unit full. If you plan to make multiple trips to your unit, it’s best to rent a unit that will allow you enough room to make paths to move around your unit. If you’re not sure how much space you need for what you want to store, our unit size guide
will help you determine how much each unit can hold.
No matter how you pack your unit it’s always recommended to leave an aisle down the center of your unit and leave a little room between your items and the walls of your unit to allow proper airflow.