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Storage Tips

Blue Box wants you to have a great self-storage experience. Here are some tips on how to handle every step of the storage process. As storage specialists, we can help you meet all your needs.

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  • Step 1: Map it !

    Scribble a basic drawing pointing out locations for all “must-finds-again”. Then tack it on the wall and let your memory work hard elsewhere.

  • Step 2: Stack to the ceiling

    Stack boxes to the ceiling and make the best use of your storage unit. For safety reasons, pack heavy items at the bottom of boxes to provide a stable base; then, logically place the heaviest ones at the bottom of the stack. Reduce items down into smaller pieces whenever possible and store larger pieces vertically.

  • Step 3: Create an aisle

    Allow for a clear path down the centre of your self-storage unit. Place items along the walls but be sure to leave an inch of space for proper air circulation. Don’t forget to face box labels towards the aisle so you can easily read them and navigate your items.

  • Step 4: Save space

    Rethink and repurpose things. You can save room in your storage unit by packing books and CDS inside your fridge. Just leave the fridge door wedged open for circulation. Also you can use trash bins to contain garden supplies like shovels and hoses. Drain the fuel tanks of lawnmowers, weed ackers and leaf blowers before storing.

  • Step 5: Be Strategic about placement

    Keep your frequently used items in the front of your storage units. This will help you easily locate and grab them on your next visit. There will be a ladder stored in our facility so that you can access to items stored above head height.

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