Storage Tips
Before you lease a self storage unit from a storage facility, be sure to read the following tips:

Are you going to need to access your storage unit on a frequent basis? If so, locate a self storage facility near your

Visit the storage facility and ask questions. The storage facility manager may have suggestions on how big of a
storage unit you need and can answer any other questions you have.

Check our Storage Sizes Page to determine an estimate of what size storage unit you may need.

Determine how much space you are really going to need. It may be better to rent a small self storage unit and pack it
full rather than paying for a larger storage unit and not utilizing the space completely.

Make sure the storage facility offers everything you need.

Read the lease before signing it. Make sure you are aware of the self storage facility policies on moving out, paying
rent and other information
Be sure to:

  • Use boxes that are uniform in size because they are easier to

  • Leave walkways between the boxes in your storage unit so
    you can easily get items you want without moving any of your
    other belongings.

  • Fill your boxes to the top even if you have to pack them with
    padding. Boxes that are half full may collapse if anything is
    stacked on top of them.

  • Treat your metal objects with a rust protector in order to
    prevent damage.

  • Humidity can cause furniture to warp and appliances to
    mildew. Be sure to leave a space between your stuff and the
    storage units wall in order for air to circulate in the storage

  • Leave your refrigerator door open to prevent mold from
    growing inside.

  • Use plywood or pallets to keep your belongings off of the floor.

  • Store frequently used items at the front of your storage unit.

  • Cover your items with sheets or light blankets to keep them

  • Check your storage unit at least once a month.

  • Use bubble wrap to wrap breakable items. Group smaller
    items together and mark the boxes.

  • Large appliances need care before being moved to the self
    storage facility. Defrost the refrigerator and freezer to prevent
    water damage.

  • Spray wood furniture with furniture spray before storing it in
    your storage unit to give it additional protection.

  • Locks provided at no cost or you may purchase your own lock.

  • Purchase the self storage insurance as your homeowners or
    renters insurance may not cover items kept in storage.
Do Not:

  • Don’t use plastic to cover your
    belonging as it can retain moisture.

  • Don’t store any food items in your self
    storage unit.

  • Don’t pack your boxes so they are too
    heavy to carry.

  • Don’t use printed newspaper as it can
    smudge your belongings.

  • Don’t store vacuum cleaners with the
    bag in.

  • Don’t keep anything flammable or
    combustible in your self storage
    unit such as paint, oil, gas or
Lock 'N' Roll Storage
12920 S. Oatman Hwy
Route 66
Topock/Golden Shores, Arizona
(928) 768-5656  *  (866) 996-7655
Lock 'N' Roll Storage
12920 S. Oatman Hwy
Route 66
Topock/Golden Shores, Arizona
(928) 768-5656  *  (866) 996-7655