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HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO SELF STORAGE

Hints To Save You
Time & Money
Choosing the right sized Storage Unit
Planning Your Storage Space What Not To Store
Furniture Mowers & Other Machinery
Dishes & GlasswareAppliances
Mirrors, Windows,Screens & Paintings Battery Operated Appliances & Toys
Stereos, Televisions & VideosComputers

Hints To Save You Time And Money

The use of Packing accessories such as cartons, Wardrobe boxes, Paper, Tape, Bubble-wrap and Plastic covers will maintain and protect your goods during storage.Lockeroom Self Storage A variety of packing accessories are available for purchase at the Locker Room Self Storage office. Fill cartons to capacity, partially full or bulging cartons may tip or collapse. Heavy items like books or tools should be packed in small cartons so they are easy to handle. Books should be packed flat, not on their spine. Packing and labeling cartons room by room makes the unpacking much easier, and if you need to find something in storage you will have some idea in which carton to begin looking.

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Choosing the right size Storage Unit

5 X 10
A couch and a chair, chest of drawers or dresser, mattress set, plus small items and boxes. Outdoor furniture, lawn mower, garden tools, etc. Bicycles and /or motorcycles.

10 X 10
Furniture from a one-bedroom apartment without appliances, and also small items and boxes.

10 X 20
Furniture from a two-bedroom house and appliances, miscellaneous items and cartons. Also may be used to store a car or truck and other small items.

10 X 30
Furniture from a three-bedroom house with miscellaneous items and cartons. Will hold contents of a 40 Ft. moving van. Also may be used to store a car or truck and other small items. Boats or RV's and some furniture and cartons, depending on the height or the garage doors.

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Planning Your Storage Space

As a general rule place large heavy items that you can stack upon in your space at the rear of the unit. Then work forwards and upwards with lighter, fragile items. Place those items that you may need to access often in the front of the unit. Depending on the goods you have stored you may need to allow for walk ways. Packing in professional storage cartons will make storing and unpacking easier and safer, saving you time and worry. Professional packing and storage accessories will provide your items with the preparation they need for storage and maintain their condition for the term of storage.

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What Not To Store

Any goods that are illegal, flammable, explosive, hazardous, perishable or that are a risk to the property of any person.

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Furniture

Protect your furniture with drop sheets or similar.Lockeroom Self Storage Empty the contents of wardrobes, drawers and cupboards to protect shelving and structure of these items. Clothing and personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons with mothballs or similar product to protect and maintain their condition. Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture e.g., Bed bases, tables etc to avoid damage and save space.

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Mowers And Other Machinery

Drain fuel and oil from all machinery, this reduces the risk of leakage, spillage and damage to other items in your space. Fuel and oil left in machinery are also a fire hazard.

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Dishes And Glassware

Place a layer of packing inside the bottom and top of cartons containing breakables.Lockeroom Self Storage Protect fragile items by wrapping them individually in packing paper (newsprint can be very messy and possibly stain). Nest cups and bowls, stand plates, sauces, platters, casseroles on their edge. Fill any gaps in the cartons with packing e.g.,scrunch paper or linen. This will keep your fragile items well protected and prevent them from moving around in the cartons during transit. Label all cartons containing fragile items and avoid storing heavy items on the top of these cartons. We carry custom glass and dish packing kits.

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Appliances

Fridges, Freezers and other white goods should be thoroughly DRY and CLEAN before storage. During storage the door should be secured slightly ajar. A deodorizer placed inside a fridge or freezer is also a good idea to maintain freshness. Don't place items inside fridges or freezers as the shelves and linings can be easily marked and damaged.

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Mirrors, Windows, Screens And Paintings

These items should be protected by packing material e.g., bubble-wrap or in a flat-pack carton. Store them standing on their edge in an upright position (not laying flat).

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Battery Operated Appliances And Toys

We recommend that you remove the batteries to avoid damage from leaking batteries.

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Stereos, Televisions And Videos

Your electrical equipment is very delicate and sensitive and should be handled with care. The original boxes are ideal to repack with, however wrapping items individually in bubble-wrap, packing them in cartons, and sealing the top will offer protection for your electrical items. Remember to pack out any gaps in the cartons.

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Computers

Computers like your other electrical items need special care. The original boxes are highly recommended for packing, however bubble-wrap and good quality packing cartons will do the job. Remember use some packing or linen in the bottom and top of cartons, this provides extra protection to the contents, and pack out any gaps. Masking tape is a great tool for labeling the ports and cables.

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 King of Prusia / Bridgeport  401 E. 4th Street
 Bridgeport, PA 19405
 610-279-8585

 Collegeville, PA  3930 Germantown Pike
 Collegeville, PA 19426
 610-831-1885

 Bridgeton / Millville, NJ  40 Love Lane
 Bridgeton, NJ 08302
 856-451-7827

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