Use Pallets: By raising furniture off the ground you can protect them from moisture that can occur due to humidity in the summer or water seepage during rain or snow.

Wrap What You Can: Wrap what you can in industrial plastic wrap. That way you know your personal belongings are sealed up tight and won’t collect dust, rodents, or bugs.

Label: To make it easier to find what you need.

Disassemble Wooden Furniture: This will reduce the likelihood of damage. Store the screws in labeled bags, so reassembly is quick and easy. Clean and wax wood furniture to provide extra moisture.

Electronics: Store electronics and televisions in their original packaging. Keep electronics off the floor of the storage unit to guard against moisture.

Moisture control: Protect furniture, electronics and metal accessories by moisture-proofing the storage unit. Cover the floor of the storage unit with plastic sheeting. Cover furniture with additional blankets and furniture pads to protect it against moisture damage, mold, mildew and water stains. Place items on pallets and add kitty litter or charcoal to help with moisture control.

Utilizing Space: Even small storage units can hold a great deal, just make sure you use the space wisely which means packing things all the way to the ceiling. Bringing in plywood to lay across several boxes can help stabilize layers as you’re stacking it. Place heavier objects on the bottom. If you know you will be accessing certain items more frequently, you will want to put those in closer to the door (ie. put them in last). You might also find it helpful to create an aisle down the middle of the unit to the back so you will be able to gain access to everything in your storage unit.