Helpful Moving Tips
Storage Tips:

Visit our facility. Take a list of what you are going to be
storing so that the manager can help you determine the
correct size for your needs.

Be sure to read the lease before signing it. Make sure you
are aware of company policies on moving out, paying the
rent and other important information like late charges, credit
cards, etc.

Schedule your mover 30-45 days in advance.

If you are using a moving company, find out what size truck
they will be using. This is valuable in determining if your unit
will be accessible to that truck. Most moving companies
charge more the farther they have to carry your things.

Use pallets, 2 x 4's, plywood, plastic - any thing that will keep
your items off the floor of the unit.

Utilize all the space in your unit. Make a plan as to how you
are going to arrange your items. A good plan will save you
the time of having to rearrange your unit. Leave an aisle in
the center of your unit so that you have a walk way to the
back of the unit.

If you lose your key, only the tenant can have locks cut.  List
your spouse or anyone else you want to have this authority.

Use freestanding shelves to help organize your unit.

Always put the heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter
ones on top of the heavier ones. This will prevent boxes from
being crushed. Keep boxes off the floor.

Be sure to store frequently used items at the front of the unit
to avoid having to search for them.

To protect your items cover them with moving pads, sheets,
plastic covers, or light blankets. Storage is subject to dust.

Use climate control storage for valuable furniture, storage of
records, etc.  Climate control units are dust and temperature

Be sure to check your unit once a month.

Cover all fabric items with a sheet or plastic cover. These are
sold by most storage facilities.

Disassemble items such as tables, bed frames, etc. (This will
save space.) Wrap and label all pieces for an easier time
when you have to reassemble them. Put all hard ware in
bags and mark the bags accordingly.

When you disassemble electronics, such as computers,
stereos, things that have numerous cords, place small
colored stickers on the cord and the same color sticker where
the cord goes. This will save you the hassle of trying to figure
out what goes where when it comes time to reassemble your
electronics. If possible, use the original boxes to store your
electronics and other items.

Make sure that all appliances are clean and dry before
storing them. Leave appliances slightly ajar to prevent

If it is possible store couches on end. Stack chairs seat to
seat. Use the inside of appliances and drawers to store
smaller items. When stacking furniture use paper pads in
between the items to avoid scratching. Be sure to cover all
fabrics to protect from dust.

Store mirrors and paintings on end, not flat.

To prevent rusting rub a small amount of machine oil on
metal tools, bicycles, and equipment. Drain and clean all
debris from all equipment before you store them. Empty/drain
gasoline from lawnmowers, etc.

When wrapping collectibles or anything breakable, tape it
after you wrap it. This should avoid mistaking them for
excess paper to fill the box. Use bubble wrap or unprinted
paper to wrap breakables. Group similar items together and
mark the boxes accordingly.

Clothing and draperies should be stored in wardrobe boxes,
on hangers, to retain their original shapes.

Rubbermaid containers are great to store your items. They
have tight fitting lids and stack easily. Keep the more
valuable items in the rear of the unit. This will prevent others
from seeing them when you are in your unit.

Keep out of season clothes accessible, you may have your
belongings in storage longer than anticipated.

Be aware of your surroundings when you are in your unit. If
you see a potential problem or anything suspicious alert the
manager or 911.


Do not store any food items. This will prevent any unwanted
guests. Food is not allowed, per your lease.  Rats and
roaches will ruin your clothes and fabric items.

Do not pack your boxes so that they are too heavy to carry
them. Especially when you are packing books.

Do not assume that your homeowners or renters insurance
will cover your belongings while in storage. Check your
policy.  Storage facilities do not insure your belongings.

Do not give out your password, gate code or any information
to any one that is not listed as having "Access".

Do not use printed newspaper. The ink may smudge and get
on your items.

Do not forget to clean appliances before you store them.

Do not store any toxins or flammables. Such as paint, oil, or
gasoline. This is not allowed per lease and Georgia State Self
Storage laws.
Moving Supplies:

Mattress Covers


Packing Tape

Packaged Peanuts

Disc Locks
(required for our units)

Moving Boxes

Cell Kits
(for packing dishes)

Wrapping Paper

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