Useful Advice for Protecting Your Property

Lewis Storage Center LLC understands that moving can be stressful when you don’t know where to start. 

We provided some helpful tips for packing your property and moving your belongings into your unit. We are located in Gastonia, North Carolina and are open 7 days a week by appointment. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 704-865-0203.

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.