Self Storage in Long Beach, California

Cherry-Carson RV & Self Storage

(562) 485-9945

4160 Cherry Avenue Long Beach, CA 90807

Storage Tips from Cherry-Carson RV Storage

Tip #1

Store items you'll need most often at the front of the unit.

Tip #2

When you pack your storage unit, create a center aisle for access to all items.

Tip #3

Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to allow air flow around and under items.

Tip #4

If you're storing tables and other furniture, remove legs and store tabletops and sofas on end, to save space.

Tip #5

Old photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place them between two pieces of cardboard and tape them together.

Tip #6

Drain gasoline and oil from lawn mowers and other items with small engines.

Tip #7

Common sense and state law determines what may be stored. You alone control access to your storage space; therefore, never store firearms, illicit drugs or drug paraphernalia, live animals, food, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, hazardous materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.

Tip #8

Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.

Tip #9

Mattresses should be covered and stored flat on level surfaces.

Tip #10

Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.

Tip #11

When storing metal items, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil to minimize oxidation or rust.

Tip #12

Always use high quality locks on your unit. Locks are available for sale, just ask your Storage Consultant for a recommendation.

Tip #13

When storing an RV, make sure to keep your steps in an upright position and make sure to drain the waste tank before storage.

Tip #14

Make sure to use a hitch block or tongue chock when storing trailers, boats, or other vehicles that have a hitch.

Tip #15

If storing vehicles for long periods, disconnect batteries to prevent battery drainage.