CAUTION: It is against the law to store hazardous or combustible materials such as gasoline, solvents, paints, etc. Equipment or containers which may contain any such materials must be emptied prior to storing.
- Measure your largest item. This will determine the minimum size unit needed.
- Plan your storage space. Place items that you may need often in front; allow room for aisles.
- Inventory your belongings and keep list in a safe place. Number each box and label contents for ease of reference.
- Use uniform boxes to aid in stacking. Stack lighter boxes on top. Do not overload boxes.
- Place items on pallets to protect against changing temperatures of concrete floors. This is a potential issue for any concrete floor. Pallets are available at Rindge Mini Storage and free to customers.
- Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper, boxed and stored on top.
- Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard or crates, marked "Fragile", and stacked on end.
- Cover furniture with protective plastic. Sofas and loveseats can be stored on end with a protective waterproof material under the end resting on the pallets. Wrap cushions in protective wrapping and place on top.
- Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for knick knacks, china, silverware or other small items. Wrap items in paper or fabric for protection.
- Remove table legs (if removable) to save storage space.
- Treat surfaces of antiques and wood furniture before storing.
- Stand up mattresses completely upright to prevent them from bending out of shape.
Are you moving? Consider these tips...
- Give adequate notice of your new address. You can do this through your local post office or online at usps.com.
- Notify your doctor, dentist, and other medical providers of your move and new destination.
- Arrange to have your medical records, school records and other important documents transferred where appropriate.
- Change over utility connections. Update your address on subscriptions and other home delivery services.
- Notify/update insurance providers/policies including: Homeowners, Auto and Life.
- Update your license with your new address. Register your car in your new hometown within 5 days of arrival.
- Change over banking (if you aren't keeping your current bank). Update direct deposit information as necessary. With internet access, changing banks is not as necessary as it used to be.
- Register for voting.
- If you have a dog, get a dog license from your new town.