Storage Tips

Living on the island of Oahu means you have limited room, and getting a storage unit in Honolulu is typically your best option. Read through our tips below to make your storage experience a bit easier.

Packing:

Use good quality storage boxesPack dishes and glasses in tissue paper or bubble wrap before storing
Fill boxes to capacity--partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapseWrap pictures and mirrors in mirror boxes labeled “fragile,” and stand on end
Pack heavy items into small boxes so that they are easy to liftUse wardrobe boxes to store hanging clothes
Protect your fragile goods in bubble wrap, wrapping paper, or clothesClean garden equipment before storing

Storing:

Inventory your stored items and keep the list in a safe place at homeStore items that you need to get to most often near the front, close to the door
Label or number boxes for easy reference when you need to locate your goodsDo not place heavy items on soft furniture or mattresses
Place heavy or bulky items in the unit first to provide a good stacking baseStack chairs seat to seat, separated by cloth or paper
Store items a couple of inches away from the sides of the unit to aid ventilationLeave refrigerator or freezer doors open for ventilation
Stack similar sized boxes together to maximize spaceUse cardboard boxes for short-term storage and cardboard ones for short-term since they can attract bugs

Things to Be Cautious of:

Do not store old paint, cleaning fluids, gasoline, propane tanks, etc.Take batteries out of all electronic devices to avoid corrosive battery leakage and damage to electronic components
Make certain all fuel is drained or burned out of gasoline-powered equipmentRemember, this is self-storage and it is wise to be over-cautious when wrapping, transferring, and storing your items
Throw away anything that could possibly cause fireDo not store food, spices, or any item which could attract rodents or pests
Wrap all furniture to avoid scratchesAlways place a protective cover (such as fitted sheets) over your soft furnishings and mattresses. Cover your goods with dust sheets to protect against dust