ü Use high-quality locks on your unit at all times.
ü To prevent cutting and prying, invest in a disc-style lock with a hasp-hugging design.
ü Fill boxes completely to prevent collapse when stacked.
ü Use packing materials to stuff any open areas.
ü Store shovels, hoes, and rakes in barrels or trash cans.
ü Create a center aisle when packing your unit.
ü Doing so will create access to all of your items. Put the items you use toward the front of the unit.
ü Shield all stored items with protective covers.
ü Use cotton or wool in lieu of vinyl or plastic to avoid damage as a result of mildew.
ü Drain fluids from lawn and garden equipment before storing them.
ü Avoid corrosive damage by properly cleaning before storage.
ü Combustible, hazardous or perishable items may not be stored in units at any time. (Prohibited items include gasoline, paint, chemicals, and food.)
ü Use large appliances like stoves or refrigerators to store soft, smaller items. Towels, blankets, etc. can be kept inside of clean, dry appliances. Refrigerator doors should be kept slightly ajar.
ü Keep your property off concrete or asphalt floors by using cardboard mats or pallets.
ü Leave an air space around the perimeter of the unit.