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Helpful Storage Information

  • We recommend that you always store your goods with a member of the Texas Self Storage Association.
  • Use the best lock possible to protect your valuables. We recommend a disc lock.
  • Insurance is the responsibility of the customer. It is always a good idea to insure the goods you are intending to store. A Storage Insurance Brochure is included in your move in packet. Before you buy insurance from Tenant One, check with your own agent, because sometimes your homeowner’s or renter’s policy will cover you at no extra charge.
  • Do not store hazardous or toxic materials OR flammable liquids or gases OR foods. If you are not sure you should store something, ask the staff or check your contract in paragraph 36 A-F.
  • Remember that only the tenant is legally entitled to enter the storage space unless other arrangements have been made with the facility. For example, if you want friends an members of your family to use your storage space, you must list them under access rights on the rental agreement.
  • Visit your self-storage space on occasion to check the condition of your possessions; occasionally move or shift your goods so that you see all sides of them. Report any problems immediately.
  • When moving out of storage, give at least 10 days written notice. Take everything and don’t leave any trash. Leave the unit in broom-clean condition. Remove your lock, put the unit door down and notify the management that you have moved out.
  • If storing bedding, clothing or furniture covered in fabric, be certain that everything stored is dry, as any moisture may cause mildew. If you move during rain, dry off your goods before placing them into storage. Do not store anything that is wet; moisture is not good for virtually all property or goods.
  • Fill boxes to capacity. Partially full or bulging boxes may collapse or tip over while stored.
  • Label your cartons and goods. This will make accessing items much easier.
  • Books and documents: Pack books flat to protect spines; use small boxes to avoid cartons that are too heavy to move easily. Put heavy items on the bottom.
  • Dishes and glassware: Glass items should be individually wrapped; use blank wrapping paper for best results; ‘nest’ cups and bowls, stand plates and platters; fill air pockets with wrapping paper or foam peanuts—don’t put breakables under other boxes.
  • Mirrors, windows, screens: Wrap all glass well; store on their edge, not flat.
  • Lamps: Pack lamp shades separately; use blank paper to wrap lamp shades and other property that may be damaged by ink stains from regular newsprint.
  • Furniture: Stand sofas and mattresses on end; disassemble beds and tables; wrap legs in wrapping paper. Keep upholstery off floor, place fitted sheets on each side of mattresses. Place loose light plastic, sheets, or blankets over furniture.
  • Appliances and electronics: Clean appliances thoroughly. Refrigerators and freezers must be defrosted and dry and washing machines completely drained. Remove doors of appliances and store separately, desiccants (drying agents) should be used and containers checked and emptied regularly.
  • Bicycles and tools: Wipe a few drops of oil on bicycles and tools to prevent rusting, then store these items away from furniture to avoid oil staining.
    Clothes: Wardrobe boxes allow you to store your clothing on hangers. Shoes can be stored in the bottom of the wardrobe boxes, while folded clothing can be stored in boxes or dresser drawers.
  • Consider putting wood pallets or a grid of 2’ x 3’ on the unit floor to give better circulation under goods; leave a walkway/aisle to the rear of the unit. Don’t overpack unit!