SELF-STORAGE TIPS

We are pleased to be able to provide you with some answers to your commonly asked questions. Hopefully, you will find the answer you are looking for but, if not, don’t forget our knowledgeable staff are on hand to answer any question you may have.

  • It is advisable to purchase insurance for your property stored at our or any other self-storage facility. You alone are responsible for your property. The operator does not insure your property.
  • Use the strongest lock to provide the most powerful protection for your belongings and property.
  • Storage of tires, food, combustible or other toxic or hazardous materials is strictly prohibited. Check with our staff for a complete list of prohibited materials.
  • According to the Florida Self-service Facility Act: Upon the failure of a tenant to pay the rent when it becomes due, the owner may, without notice, after 5 days from the date the rent is due, deny the tenant access to the personal property located in the self-service storage facility or self-contained storage unit. In denying the tenant access to personal property contained in the self-contained storage unit, the owner may proceed without judicial process, if this can be done without breach of the peace, or may proceed by action.
  • Please provide at least 10 days written notice if you plan to vacate your rented storage space.
  • If you wish to store items such as furniture, bedding, clothing or other such items that may be adversely affected by changes in temperature or humidity, it is advisable to rent  climate controlled unit. Make sure that everything you store is dry, especially when loading too your unit during rainfall. Any moisture introduced can result in mildew and other forms of mold.

PACKING TIPS

  • Label all your cartons/boxes. It will be much easier to access them later if you do so. Close and seal boxes to prevent dust accumulation on boxed items.
  • Try to fill boxes to capacity without making them too heavy to carry. Unfilled or bulging boxes may collapse or topple under weight.
  • Pack documents and books flat to protect spines. Use smaller boxes for weight considerations and pack heavier items on the bottom.
  • Individually wrap glassware and dishes, nesting cups and bowls while stacking flatter plates. Help minimize movement by packing air spaces with wrapping paper or foam “peanuts”. Do not stack heavy items on top of these breakables.
  • Stand sofas and mattresses on end to maximize space. Completely disassemble beds and tables. Protect surfaces from damage with wrapping paper or furniture blankets. Raise upholstered pieces off the floor. Cover with plastic dust covers or sheets.
  • Wrap all mirrors, paintings, windows and screens well and sore on edge – not flat.
  • Appliances and electronics. Clean all appliances thoroughly before storage and ensure refrigerators and freezers have been fully defrosted and washing machines fully drained and all are dry prior to storage.
  • .Wardrobe boxes are ideal for storing clothing on hangers and the bottoms of the box can be filled with shoes. Store other folded clothing in boxes or in the drawers of stored dressers.
  • Tools may require a light coating of oil to prevent rusting if stored over extended periods. Store away from other items that might stain from the oil.
  • If packing a larger unit, allow a path to the rear of the unit to allow easire access to all your belongings. If possible store your belongings on wooden pallets or raised from the floor on a network of 2″ by 3″ lumber to allow for passage of air under stored goods.

 

AERO STORAGE

3000 Aviation Boulevard
Vero Beach, FL 32960
Tel: (772) 770-0940