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Helpful Self-storage Tips


We're happy to share these helpful hints to make the packing and storing of your belongings a breeze!
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What you can safely store

  • Furniture & bedding
  • Canned goods
  • Tools & gardening equipment
  • Vehicles!
  • Trailers
  • Christmas decorations
  • Just about anything as long as it fits, and it's not on the NEXT list!

What you CANNOT store: The following items are prohibited

  • Please do not store anything combustible (such as paint and chemicals) or perishable (such as food that is not permanently sealed). These items cannot be stored on the premesis.
  • When storing lawn and garden equipment, drain any fluids prior to storage in order to avoid corrosive damage.
  • Perishable foods
  • Tires
  • gasoline, oil or grease
  • compressed gas such as propane
  • Acids or other corrosives
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  • Fertilizers
  • Fireworks
  • Products containing asbestos
  • Radioactive equipment or supplies
  • Hazardous, toxic, or biological waste
  • Plants
  • Animals
  • People: Units may not be used for residency or sleeping

Other Helpful Tips

  • Always use high quality locks on your unit. Pondwood Self Storage sells locks on-site; ask the Store Manager for details.
  • Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets.
  • Cover mattresses and store them flat on level surfaces.
  • Store small items like pots and pans in large appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators, to save valuable space.
  • When storing business files, label all boxes and construct aisles so files are easily seen and accessible.
  • Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
  • Break down items (such as table legs) and store large furniture (like tabletops and sofas) on end to save space.
  • Use furniture drawers to hold delicate items. Wrap them in bubble wrap or newspaper.
  • When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newspaper to prevent collapsing when stacked.
  • Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.