Published on 2/3/2020
It’s time to find a storage unit! Check
out the range of storage units Behind Burger KING
to offer. From smaller units to larger units that could fit furniture from a 4-bedroom
home plus more. It is easy to rent just click the rent online button or
call 319-321-7101 or 563-357-3036 to rent one in person.
Packing your items:
- As you begin the packing
process, create a list of all the items within the storage unit. If you
want to be extra organized, also list where those items are stored. Doing
this will help to ensure you know where everything is. Making it easy to
just read the inventory and find things first go.
- Use good quality storage boxes.
Tape the bottom of the boxes with heavy duty packing tape. This will
prevent the bottom of the box to open during the move and damaging your
belongings. Don’t use just bags to
store your items in.
- Heavy items should be packed
into small boxes so that they are easy to lift. Try to limit box weight to 30 pounds.
- Fill boxes to capacity,
partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse.
- Label boxes for easy reference
when you need to locate your goods. Place your label on all sides of the
- When packing boxes, try to
limit the weight to 30 lbs. or less per box.
- Do not use
newspaper to pack with. The ink may smudge off on your items.
- If storing wool
items, use cedar ships or mothballs to prevent moth damage.
using vacuum storage for bedding and clothing.
items into your storage unit:
- Place a pallet on the concrete
floors. Do not place boxes directly on concrete.
- Leave a small space between the
goods stored and the storage unit's walls.
heavier items on the bottom.
your larger items in your unit first.
items you may need to access frequently at the front.
- If possible, leave a Walkway to
the Rear of the Unit ' this provides better accessibility to all your
- Consider portable storage racks.
- Disassemble furniture and other
items such as bed frames to maximize space.
- Stand mattresses and sofas on
end to maximize your space.
- Use your bureau drawers as
packing space. Many small fragile items can be stored safely in your
dresser drawers surrounded by blankets and pillows.
- Do not stack heavy or folded
objects where they could shift or collapse when you move or need access.
- Always place a protective cover
over your soft furnishings (mattress sets, sofa, recliners, etc.).
- Do not place heavy items on
sofas or mattresses.
- Take advantage of the tops of
dressers and the like to stack boxes and other items.
- To maximize space, stack
similar sized boxes together.
- Use wardrobe boxes to hang
clothing; remember to fill the bottom of the wardrobe box with shoes,
pillows, or other light items.
- Garden equipment should be
cleaned before storing.
your inventory list as you put your items into your storage unit.
For more storage tips refer to our Storage FAQs and Tips page.