Storage Guide

Vehicle Storage

Our goal at Rocket Storage is to provide a nice and attractive facility for our customers to store their RVs, boats, vehicles, trailers and campers in a safe, clean and secure environment. It is not intended for industrial or commercial use. All stored property should be in very good condition and contribute to these objectives.

  • Recreational vehicles
  • Boats
  • Campers
  • Fully enclosed trailers
  • Late model automobiles
  • Vans and trucks in very good, working condition
  • Items stored on the ground or pallets, such as appliances, mowers, equipment, fuel tanks & tools
  • Petroleum products
  • Construction materials, such as rock, stones, wood, etc.
  • Vehicles in poor or non-working condition (no flat tires, oil leaks, blocks, etc.)
  • Trailers or trucks with garbage or lawn waste
  • 18-Wheelers
  • Unsightly vehicles
  • Appliances and household items

We have a limited number of spaces available on the back rows for commercial vehicles, such as:

  • Food trucks
  • Work trucks
  • Snow plows
  • Uncovered trailers with landscaping or construction equipment (tractors, lawn mowers, bobcats, snow plows)
  • Storage containers in very good condition

Personal Storage

  • Place plastic “bedding” or wooden pallets on ground beneath furniture to keep moisture or mold from reaching them.
  • Disassemble large furniture, if possible; apply wax to wooden furniture to protect finish.
  • Polish metallic furniture to prevent oxidation that would damage the finish.
  • Use lacquer for bronze or copper.
  • Use professional services to clean and preserve furniture whenever possible.
  • Wrap some form of cushioning around areas to prevent scratching and denting (bubble wrap, newspaper, towels, or blankets).
  • Use end tables and dresser drawers as “boxes.”
  • Remove light bulbs and shades from lamps and wrap lamps in cushioning material.
  • Clean fabric furniture to prevent growth of mildew and mold while in storage.
  • To prevent breaking, protect glass and mirrors by using mask tape to make an “X” on the surface.
  • Corrugated cardboard can be used to protect either side of the glass or mirror.
  • Place tables that remain un-assembled top-down on top of mattresses or other cushioning.
  • Table tops can be placed against the wall.
  • Place sofas, chairs, dressers right side up, the way you would have them in your home, to avoid damage.
  • Use furniture covers to place over furniture.
  • Use climate control; make sure all items are fully dry.
  • Consider using rodent repellent.
  • Computers, radios, television sets, and photocopy, fax, and scanner machines need to be properly stored to ensure they are still in good condition when you are ready for them.
  • Put electronics into their original boxes along with all their paraphernalia and accessories.
  • Don’t mix up the parts of your electronics, as you may not be able to tell them apart later on!
  • In each box, individually wrap separate pieces, like computer monitors, keyboards, modems, cords, etc.
  • Stuff empty spaces in your boxes to keep the boxes sturdy, particularly if you will be stacking boxes one on top of each other.
  • Wash and clean appliances to prevent buildups, avoid rot, rust, or pests while in storage.
  • Keep appliances upright against the wall; leave doors slightly open to allow air to pass through the appliance, avoiding musty smells.
  • Wrap up appliance cords, and place cleaned attachments inside of the appliances.
  • Make sure all items are completely dried out before placing into storage.
  • Drain any water from hoses, tanks, or tubing.
  • Any moisture left behind can cause freezing or mildew damage!
  • Cushion and wrap fragile parts such as glass panels if you will remove them.
  • Cover appliances with sheet or other breathable cover.
  • Climate controlled storage is useful for managing humidity, since humidity can cause mildew when too high.
  • A constant and moderate temperature will help to preserve your paper documents.
  • Airtight containers also prevent mildew.
  • Keep boxes off the floor; consider protective cabinets, or document shelving.
  • Use a filing system for archives.
  • Put labels on all of your containers.
  • Organize your files well, so that you can find things easily when you need them, and create narrow “walkways” to make for easy access to your files.
  • Consider extra security.
  • Use safes or password protected locks for material that is highly sensitive, confidential, or private.
  • Temperature and humidity control is important to prevent damage to some valuable items.
  • Wrap wall art in storage tissue allowing ventilation (plastic traps moisture).
  • Use wax paper on surface of paintings.
  • You can place cardboard between paintings and wrap art, like sculpture, with blankets or sheets in boxes with padding.
  • Keep artwork from direct contact with the ground.
  • Don’t lean canvases against wall for long periods, as canvas will get distorted.
  • Roll up rugs.
  • You can use acid-free tubes or cardboard tubes for rolled preservation.
  • Also, consider cover and preservation materials such as muslin or polyethylene.
  • Store rugs on rust-free metal shelves or in drawers.
  • Wrap antique furniture in bubble wrap, blankets, or sheets.
  • Use boxes for smaller items such as mirrors or lamps.
  • Disassemble particularly fragile furniture and contain parts in wraps or boxes.
  • Bag screws and accessories and tape to furniture for reassembly.
  • Take professional precautions, such as appraisals and insurance whenever possible when storing valuable items like antique furniture or art.
  • Box small items.
  • You can use boxes of several sizes and from around the house – old appliance boxes or shoe boxes.
  • Keep boxes well padded.
  • A good idea is to shred gift-wrap paper and use as packing material.
  • Use egg cartons for very small ornaments.
  • Keep most fragile and delicate ornaments at the top of a box.
  • Stuff garlands into a large box.
  • Avoid entangling lights. Wrap them neatly around paper tubes, and secure the ends.
  • Put extra bulbs and fuses in a small bag secured to the lights packaging.
  • Label your garlands and lights so that you won’t have to re-measure everything next year and will know exactly what will fit where.
  • Store large lawn holiday statues in padded or filled boxes or wrap them up securely.
  • Prolonged and direct light and heat can cause damage to photographs.
  • Newspapers are made from a kind of wood that deteriorates very quickly.
  • This is the same with some types of magazines.
  • Humidity and moisture will permanently and quickly ruin all of these.
  • For valuable photographs, newspapers and magazines, it is wise to consider climate controlled self storage.
  • Put photographs into an acid-free container that will restrict light from entering and prevent degrading.
  • Newspapers and magazines should also be stored in acid-free boxes, and place tissue paper in between pages.
  • Put books in boxes.
  • Keep them organized and label them so that they are easy to retrieve if needed.
  • Consider getting storage shelves to place in your unit to make storing (and retrieving) your books even easier. (Make sure your shelving units are properly cleaned and preserved).
  • Cover with light material to prevent dust accumulation.
  • If you put them in boxes, alternate the books’ positions for even spreading and place cardboard or other breathable material in between them.
  • Instead of using boxes, put your media in airtight bags or containers to prevent them from moisture damage.
  • Try to keep them in the cases they were purchased in.

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