The Best Tips for Storing Your Items in Our Danvers Units

Appliances: A refrigerator should be dry and stored with its door slightly ajar. Some goods can be stored inside  and Danvers boxes can be stacked on top. Cooking equipment should be cleaned before they are stored.

Bicycles, Tools, And Other Metal Items
: To retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.

Books and Documents:
Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to prevent moisture absorption. Use packing to fill out empty pockets in the boxes. Do not overload.

Bedding, Clothing, Curtains, Drapes, And Linens:
Clothing, curtains, and drapes should be stored on hangers. or folded and stored in dresser drawers or cedar chests along with bedding and linens. We sell wardrobe style, cardboard cartons, which help protect your clothes. 

Dishes And Glassware:
Place a layer of Danvers packing inside the bottom and at the top of boxes containing glassware. All glass items should be individually wrapped: nest cups and bowls and stand plates, saucers and platters on edge. Wrapped glasses should be placed near the top of cartons. Fill all pockets with packing material. Label boxes containing glassware and do not place heavy items on boxes containing glassware.

Place a pallet, corrugated cardboard mat or plastic sheet on the floor and stand sofas and mattresses on end. Disassemble beds and tables and wrap table legs in paper. If a table will not disassemble, place padding on the floor and place the table on its top with the legs pointing up. Use dresser tops for stacking cartons and dresser drawers for linens or small, delicate items. Keep upholstery off the floor. Most lightweight chairs can be stacked "seat to seat" or placed upside down on tables, place a dust cover on your furniture.

Wrap large lamp bases in padding, wrap smaller lamps and place them in boxes, and pack delicate lamp shades separately. Do not use newsprint to wrap lamp shades or any other goods that may be damaged by ink stains.

Mirrors, Windows, And Screens:
These items should be stored on edge, not flat. 


If you are looking for a Danvers Self Storage then please call 978-777-9193 or complete our information request form.