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HELPFUL STORAGE TIPS

At CR Storage Warehouses in Campbell River, commercial and residential clients can rent safe and secure storage units to house their items. Use our facility to make space at your home or place of business today.

Here are some helpful tips to make the packing and storing of your belongings easier: 

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DO’S

Focus on the following:

  • Make a list of all the packing supplies you will need, such as boxes, tape, bubble wrap, marking pens, rope, and pallets.

  • Stack your things in similar-sized boxes as they will be easier to stack.

  • Stack heavier items on the bottom, but be sure not to overpack boxes, so they get too heavy and dangerous.

  • Use pallets or blankets to keep items off the floor of the self-storage unit.

  • Leave a walkway down the center of your self-storage unit to make accessing all items easier.

  • Label all boxes on all sides. Again, this will save you time in the long run.

  • Pack items that you will be frequently accessing towards the front; common sense, we know.

  • If storing appliances, be sure to clean them out first! Leave the door slightly open on refrigerators and microwaves to prevent mildew in your self-storage unit.

  • Rub a small amount of oil on metal tools, bikes, etc. This will prevent rust - but be sure to separate these to not get oil on other things! Please note CR Storage Warehouses are very dry, and moisture is not a problem but preparing metal surfaces is still a good idea.

  • Store mirrors and paintings on their ends; do not lay them flat. Wrap and indicate that they are fragile.

  • Lay blankets or cloth over and between furniture to prevent scratching.

  • When wrapping collectibles or anything breakable, tape it after you wrap it. This should avoid mistaking them for excess paper. Use bubble wrap or unprinted paper to wrap breakables. Group similar items together and mark the boxes accordingly.

  • If possible, store couches on their end. Stack chairs seat to seat. Use the inside of appliances and drawers to store smaller items. When stacking furniture, use paper pads in between the items to avoid scratching.

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DON’TS

Avoid the following:

  • Avoid stacking things directly against the wall to leave room for some airflow in the self-storage unit.

  • Do not use plastic to cover your belongings. It does not provide good protection.

  • CR Storage Warehouses suggests you not store any food items. This will prevent any unwanted guests. If you have to store food, then make sure the food is in sealed containers. Our pest control program will ensure minimal pest activity but removing temptation is always a good idea.

SOME SUGGESTIONS

CR Storage Warehouses recommends the following:

  • We may need to discuss shelving units to better utilize your storage space. This could even make your space needs smaller and save you money!

  • Do not assume that your homeowner's or renter's insurance will cover your belongings while they are in storage. Check with your agent.

  • Make a plan on how to organize your self-storage unit. This will save you time in the long run. You can store couches on their end, stack chairs seat to seat, and use larger items to store blankets, clothes, and smaller knick-knacks.

  • Take apart large items, such as bed frames, tables, etc. This will save space and prevent them from breaking. Be sure to keep all the parts together. Keep screws and smaller items handy by taping them to the larger item they belong to.

  • When visiting CR Storage Warehouses, make a list of what you will be storing so that our staff can help you determine the correct self-storage unit size for your needs. It sometimes helps to compare your possible storage needs to a room in your house, i.e. a small bedroom or the kitchen (i.e. could you get everything you want to store into one of those spaces?).

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DISCLAIMER

This information is provided to help you with your moving, packing, and self-storage needs. It is offered information 'as is,' and no warranty of any kind, express or implied, is offered.

FIND US!

We are located on Highway 19 in North Campbell River, just 2.5 minutes north of Discovery LNG, in the Middle Point Industrial Park. Follow the red dot on the map below! Main access is off of the Barge Terminal Rd.

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