Self Storage Tips
Whether you are storing at home or with Guard Dog Storage in Bakersfield, CA, you will be stored at your own risk. Here are some tips to help keep your items safe, while also getting the most out of your available storage space in Bakersfield, CA (or where ever you choose to store your items).
1. Use furniture covers, tarps or moving pads to keep items off the floor of the unit (this will help prevent any moisture damage from occurring).
2. Wrap Furniture legs with protective wrap, furniture cover or pads to prevent scratching. Placing a tarp over your belongings can also help prevent any possible moisture damage.
3. Do not use printed newspaper to pack with. The ink may smudge off on your items.
4. Be sure to store frequently used items at the front of the unit to avoid having to go through all other stored items to find them. Make seasonal clothing accessible, you may have your belonging in storage longer than anticipated.
5. Use valuable space inside drawers and larger appliances, such as stoves and refrigerators, to store small items: towels, linens, toys, etc.
6. Break down large items such as bed frames, large furniture, tables and keep all parts (screws & smaller items) together by taping them to the item.
7. Label all boxes on all sides for easy identification.
8. Clothing that ordinarily hangs in a closet should be packed in a wardrobe box.
9. Do not store anything flammable (such as paint or other chemicals) or perishable.
10. When packing boxes, try to limit the weight to 30lbs. or less per box. Seal boxes with masking, packing tape.
*Guard Dog Storage recommends disk locks for your safety. Always make sure your locking clasp is pushed before you lock your unit. And always lock your unit. We value your valuables and want you to have a safe, enjoyable experience storing your items with us.
Guard Dog Storage advises all tenants to get their stored property insured. Guard Dog Storage is not responsible for damage to your items. If you already have homeowners, renters, or car insurance, most insurance companies will allow you to add your storage unit belongings to your current insurance plan. Contact them to be certain that they have you covered.