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Use wooden pallets or boards beneath furniture and boxes to prevent damage from condensation.
Leave a small airspace between items and the wall of the unit for ventilation.

Gig Harbor Harbor Storage Unit Tips & Tricks


Wrap breakable items in bubble wrap and store with linens.
Label all boxes
Place all smaller items in uniformly sized boxes. Put heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top. Uniformly sized boxes stack easier and conserve storage space.
Drain gasoline and oil from all small engines prior to storage to prevent fire or explosion.

Furniture and Houseware

Keep furniture items off the floor by placing them on pallets. Place blankets over furniture to protect from scratches and dust.
Cover mattresses in plastic to protect them from dust and moisture.
Treat leather items (couches, clothes, etc.) with a leather conditioner prior to storing them.
Store dishes and glassware in specially made dishpack boxes.
Clean and dry all appliances prior to storage. Do not leave anything inside of applian... Read More

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