How much space do I need?
10′ x 10′ Unit: (Similar to a small bedroom or half of a one car garage) Contents of a one bedroom apartment with some appliances and boxed household goods. Rental Cost: $70
10′ x 20′ Unit: (Similar to a small one car garage) Furnishings of a small house with appliances. Car, truck, or boat with some additional items. Contractor inventory. Rental Cost: $75
10′ x 25′ Unit: (Similar to large one car garage) Furnishings from three bedroom house with appliances. Car, truck, or boat with additional items. Commercial inventory and equipment. Rental Cost: $80
10′ x 30′ Unit: (Similar to a very large one car garage) Furnishings from a three bedroom house with appliances. Car, truck, or boat with additional items. Commercial inventory and equipment. Rental Cost: $85
20’x40′ Unit: (Similar to a one and a half car garage) Furnishings from a three-four bedroom house with appliances. Car, truck, or boat with additional items. Commercial inventory and equipment.
Storage Tips for Household Goods
Organizing Your Space
Pallets or wood strips on the floor will maintain air circulation around your goods. Place large, heavy items toward the back of the space, and stack lighter items on top. Sturdy metal shelving may allow safer storage of fragile items, but ensure that it is stable, and place heavier items on the bottom shelves. In large units, you may want to allow a walkway to access items toward the back. If you need access to particular items, place them toward the front of the unit. Strong storage cartons will stack better than odd-sized boxes.
Do not store combustible items such as paint, thinner, or fuels. Perishable items should not be stored. In cold climates, do not store items that might break if frozen in non-heated storage. Do not store food items in boxes or plastic, as rodents may be attracted and can chew into them. Illegal items are also prohibited.
Unheated storage is subject to temperature extremes and condensation. Use pallets on the floor to allow air to circulate. Do not place items directly against the walls, especially outside walls. Consider using a moisture absorber such as DRI-Z-AIR.
Computers and Electronics
Original boxes are ideal for packing stereos, TVs, computers, and other electronic equipment, which is delicate and sensitive. If the original boxes aren’t available, wrap securely in bubble wrap and place in individual boxes. Fill any gaps in the cartons. Tone arms on turntables should be secured to prevent damage. Records and CDs can be damaged by heat. Store records stacked on end, not flat. Back up your computer hard drive before storing, and keep the backup at another location.
Line the bottom of a large box with wadded paper padding. Remove the shade and bulb, and wrap the cord securely around the lamp. Wrap the lamp base in several layers of paper and secure the paper edges. Several lamp bases can be packed in one box, with plenty of padding or bubble wrap to protect them. Pack the shades in a separate box. Use plain paper rather than newsprint when wrapping shades, as the ink may damage lampshade fabrics. Label the boxes “FRAGILE”.
Your belongings are not insured by Ixonia Safe Storage mini storage. Check with your homeowners’ or renters’ insurance company to see if they cover stored goods, or purchase separate insurance.