Buy a sturdy padlock and keep your unit locked at all times.
Use climate controlled or heated units when storing business
records, antiques or artwork.
Keep upholstered furniture up off the floor.
Cover furniture with a dry soft cloth instead of plastic.
If you are using plastic bags or covers to store items, leave a small hole in the plastic to
help vent air. This prevents moisture from forming on the inside of the plastic as the
temperature fluctuates from season to season.
Visit your space regularly to help ensure that your items remain in good condition.
Leave air space around the walls of your unit to help with air circulation.
Pack your belongings in your space by need, with frequently used items in front.
Check your homeowners' or renters' insurance policy to make sure it covers
"self-storage". If not, information regarding short-term insurance is available at the
Always have a government issued picture ID with you at the facility. This will help if you
need assistance with accessing your unit, assistance from a security guard or requesting
private account information from the staff.