Things to Remember When Storing Items
- If you’re storing any metal objects – like lawnmowers or file cabinets – it’s best to treat them with rust protector first, or wipe them down with an oily rag.
- The humidity in your self-storage unit can cause your furniture to warp and your appliances to mildew. Leaving a space between your items and the unit’s wall allows for air to circulate within the unit. Laying plastic sheeting on the floor and stacking boxes on top of wooden pallets can prevent condensation damage. So can using old linens or other fabrics, instead of plastic, to protect your items from dust.
- Do not plug anything in or leave the light on.
- Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage unit. This means no gasoline, oil, cleaning fluids or paint thinner. If you’re storing any machinery that runs on gas, drain the tank before you store it.
*Not all Southern Oregon Storage facilities have ALL features.