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Tips & Tricks to Help You Store Smart

At Bronco Mini Storage, serving customers throughout the Niagara region, we strive to help our customers by making storage convenient and simple. We sell moving and packing supplies as well, and we can even order specialty packing supplies if needed.

We've compiled a list of helpful hints, which we think will help improve your experience. Familiarize yourself with the tips below prior to packing and storing your belongings. If you have additional questions, don't hesitate to contact us directly.

Tips for Packing and Storing

A few helpful hints and tips include:

  • Plan your storage space. Place those items that you may need to access often in the front of the unit. Allow for walkways.

  • Make up an inventory of your items and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.

  • Photographing any unique or valuable belongings and recording serial numbers of any electronic equipment adds another layer of peace of mind.

  • Place your storage items on pallets to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp – even in your own basement. Paper, wood and fabric absorb the dampness and act like a wick. For your convenience, WE PROVIDE PALLETS FREE OF CHARGE.

  • CAUTION: Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paints, etc.).

  • Use uniform boxes for easy stacking. Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25-30 pounds. (It is best not to put too much in each box).

  • List contents of all boxes on all four sides. Number the boxes and seal with tape.

  • Stack lighter boxes on top of heavier boxes.

  • Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in packing paper and packed in sturdy boxes or fragile kit boxes. Stack them on top.

  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or packed in mirror boxes and marked FRAGILE and stacked on top.

  • Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick-knacks, china, silverware, small items, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.

  • Larger appliances make excellent “packaging cases” for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.

  • Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Store extra cans inside of each other.

  • Tables having removable legs should be broken down to save space.

  • Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective cover under/over them.

  • Cushions may be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.

  • Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or furniture blankets to protect against dust.

  • Use mattress covers and prop them up so they stand straight. They may bend out of shape and become lumpy.

  • Rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack the space full.

  • Do not place heavy or sharp objects on top of the upholstered furniture.

  • Use a good quality lock on your door.

  • To prevent unwanted pests, no food items should be stored.

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