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Michigan Storage Solutions wants you to have the best storage experience possible. Here are some suggestions/tips for packing...

  • Self storage is a convenient, safe, and inexpensive way to store your belongings. Proper planning will make for an efficient and cost effective storage experience. If you plan or need to frequently use the space, a larger unit may be more convenient than one packed to capacity.

  • For your protection, we provide you with a written agreement. Please read it thoroughly and ask any questions. Make note that your payment is due on the 1st of each month. You will be asked to provide us with both an address and phone number for contact purposes. Please notify us in writing of any changes made.

  • Plan your storage space. Place those items that you need to get to often in front. Allow for walking space between items.

  • Completely fill each box. Put your heaviest items on the bottom and the lighter items on top.

  • Try to keep your boxes of uniform sizes, so they many be stacked easier.

  • Label all boxes for easy identification. List the contents of the boxes on all four sides and seal the boxes with good quality packing tape.

  • Drain all gas and oil from engines in lawn and garden equipment, jet skis, snowmobiles, power tools, etc.

  • Leave a small space between the wall and your storage items to allow for ventilation.

  • Use 2″ X 4″ boards or pallets underneath your storage items to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.

  • Pack your boxes and other items as close together as possible to avoid moisture accumulating between them. Make sure your boxes are strong enough to hold your items.

  • Use a high quality locking device; the “Disc Lock” is recommended due to the fact they are tougher to break or cut off. This will help keep your storage items as safe as possible.

  • Make an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place.

  • Insure your goods. The goods that you place in storage are solely your responsibility.

  • Dishes and glassware should be individually wrapped in packing paper and placed in a dish pack box. Again place these items on the top.

  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in mirror crates and marked “Fragile” and stacked on end.

  • Furniture with drawers can be used as storage space for knickknacks, china, silverware and small items. Wrap these items in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.

  • Larger appliances make excellent packing cases for linen and clothing.

  • Shovels, rakes, hoes and water hoses can be stored in an empty trash can. Stack extra trash cans inside one another.

  • Remove the legs from tables if possible to save space.

  • Sofas, couches, sleepers, and loveseats should be covered with a waterproof cover and can be stored on end to save space. Always place a protective waterproof cover under the end on the floor. Remove cushions, cover in plastic and store on top.

  • Upholstered furniture items need a cover to protect from dust and moisture.

  • When storing mattresses on end, make sure they are firmly braced to stand up straight to prevent them from bending out of shape and become “Lumpy”.

  • CAUTION: It is against the law to store materials that are HAZARDOUS or COMBUSTIBLE, such as gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.

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