Storage Tips

Okinawa Family Storage wants to meet your family's needs. Keeping your personal items safe, dry and in good shape is possible with our secure self-storage units. These storage tips will help you prepare and store your belongings in the most efficient and secure way all while helping you maximize space in your storage unit.

Packing for storage

  • Use plastic tubs for the best protection for your storage items.
  • Label end of plastic tubs/boxes with contents (Christmas, winter clothes, sports gear, etc.)
  • Pack books flat, not standing on end (which may cause damage to the spines). Books are extremely heavy, so don't pack too many in one box.
  • Old photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place them between two pieces of cardboard and tape them together, or in a binder/scrapbook.
  • Don't over pack boxes. Overfilled boxes will rupture and topple when stacked. 
  • Humidity-sensitive items such as videotapes, albums, photographs and wood furniture are best in humidity controlled storage units.
  • Rap couches, mattresses, pillows and other fabric items in plastic sheets

Fill your storage space

  • Remove legs and disassemble furniture to conserve storage space.
  • Shelving will help take full advantage of the storage space.
  • Store couches on end (except sofa beds).
  • When packing your storage room, create a center aisle for access to all items.
  • Keep lighter items stacked onto heavier items.
  • Store items you'll need most often at the front of the unit.
  • Store the most valuable items in the back of your unit.

Although our storage facility is secure, it’s still wise to take a few precautions of your own against theft. Be sure to purchase a high quality padlock to put on the door of your storage unit. Contact us for other information on our storage unit or more tips and guides for storing.