Self Storage Tips
Place items on pallets or blocks of wood. Concrete sweats. You will be much happier if your stored goods are off the concrete.
Cover your stored items. The doors do not seal out the dust. Cover your items to keep them cleaner.
Keep an inventory of what is in your unit. When you are looking for something, you will be able to tell if it is at home or in storage.
Insure your stored goods. It is best if you have insurance on your stored items as Eclipse Self Storage, LLC’s insurance does not cover your stored goods.
Use a good lock. A disc or cylinder (where available) lock are the most secure locks currently available. It is worth the extra money to use a good lock. Eclipse Self Storage, LLC provides a high security disc lock with each rental! Use this lock or one of your choosing. Just be sure whatever you use, it is secure enough to protect your stored items.
Keep the snow cleared. You are responsible to keep the snow/ice cleared in the area within 3 feet of the front of your unit.
Do not store food. Storing food in a storage unit is never a good plan. Give your food to your friends/relatives or donate it to a food pantry.
Stack with care. Stack heavy things on the bottom progressively getting lighter towards the top.
Use space well. Fill empty things (dresser drawers, washer/dryer etc.) with small items to maximize the space you have available.
Pack well. When packing delicate/fragile items, pack them in bubble wrap, newspaper, towels, etc. to ensure that they will not be damaged.
Drive safely. Many people will be driving an over sized vehicle (moving van etc.) and/or pulling a trailer. Please remember that these types of vehicles need to make wide turns. Please plan enough space, drive slowly and watch your mirrors to avoid hitting cars and other objects. Please make sure that you are paying attention to the height of your vehicle in relation to your surroundings! Please remain on the driveways at all times.