Eau Gallie Self Storage Tips
General Storage Tips
Box everything you can, and top off each box with a filler so that the box will support the weight of other boxes stacked on top. Full boxes can be stacked and will allow you to fully utilize the height of the storage unit. Be sure to label each box, preferably on several sides.
Leave some space between rows of boxes, and between boxes and walls, for air to circulate around your stored items.
In non-climate controlled spaces, use small blocks of wood to keep your items from direct contact with the floor. Warm, moist air can condense on the concrete floor and wick up into furniture and boxes.
Dispose of all flammable materials such as gasoline, paint thinners, cleaning fluids, matches, ammunition and aerosol cans. Drain fuel from any machinery to be stored. LP gas tanks must be purged and sealed by a local propane gas dealer.
You can use sheets or some other breathable fabric to cover your furniture and protect it from dust. Do not use plastic or anything else that will retain moisture to cover your items.
Use freestanding shelves to store smaller items on and to help organize and utilize your space.
Disassemble furniture such as tables, bed frames and other items to conserve space.
Store pictures, mirrors and paintings etc. in an upright position, not lying flat.
Do not store any food items or dirty dishes, this is an invitation for insects.