Helpful hints to make the packing and storing of your belongings a breeze!

 Self Storage is a convenient, safe, and inexpensive way to store your belongings.  Proper planning will make for an efficient and cost effective storage experience.  If you need to frequently use the space, a larger space may be more convenient than one packed to capacity.

  1. Use furniture drawers to hold delicate items. Wrap them in bubble wrap or newspaper.
  2. When packing toys or smaller objects, remember to fill boxes completely, stuffing open areas with plain newspaper to prevent collapsing when stacked.  Always store heavier boxes on the bottom.  Try to use uniform size boxes. 
  3. Be careful not to store anything combustible (such as paint and chemicals) or perishable (such as food that is not permanently sealed).
  4. When storing lawn and garden equipment, drain any fluids prior to storage in order to avoid corrosive damage.
  5. Use trash cans to store shovels, hoes and rakes.
  6. Always use high security disc locks on your unit. Chavers Storage sells & rents locks on-site; ask one of our friendly Sales Associates for details.
  7. When storing delicate heirlooms, use specially constructed boxes, such as wardrobe boxes.
  8. Store furniture carefully on boards or pallets.
  9. Cover mattresses and store them flat on level surfaces.
  10. Store small items like pots and pans in large appliances, such as stoves or refrigerators.
  11. Break down items (such as table legs) and store large furniture (like tabletops and sofas) on end to save space.
  12. Use protective covers and treat wood surfaces before storing.
  13. When storing business files, label all boxes and construct aisles so files are easily seen and accessible.
  14. List all boxes an all sides for easy identification.
  15. Clean furniture, boxes and the storage unit of all food and perishables.
  16. Leave a small space between the wall and your storage items to allow for ventilation.
  17. Pictures and mirrors should wrapped in mirror crates marked 'FRAGILE' and stacked on end. 
  18. A refrigerator or freezer should be thoroughly dry and stored with it's door slightly ajar or removed.  Larger appliances make excellent 'packing cases' for blankets, towels, tablecloths, and clothes.  Make sure appliances are cleaned thoroughly prior storing.  Shovels, hoes, rakes, and hoses cam be stored together in empty trash cans.
  19. There are Prohibited storage goods that every storage facility will NOT allow.  Common sense and state laws determine what may be stored.  See you contract or contact a Chavers Associate.

 We have proudly been providing storage solutions to Panama City, Lynn Haven, Panama City Beach, Callaway, Southport, and all of Bay County for since 1993.  Give us a call and help us find the right storage unit for you. 

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