Sentry Storage Bozeman

Do: Bozeman Storage Unit Tips

  • Do keep your items and boxes off the floor of the unit.
  • Do leave an aisle in the center of your unit so that you have a walk way to the back of the unit.
  • Do use freestanding shelves to help organize your unit.
  • Do label boxes on all sides and keep a list for easy reference. This will save you time if you have to look for something in particular.
  • Do put heavier boxes on the bottom and the lighter ones on top.
  • Do store frequently used items at the front of the unit to avoid having to search for them.
  • Do protect your items by covering them with moving pads, sheets, or light blankets.
  • Do check your unit once a month.
  • Do disassemble items such as tables, bed frames, etc. to save space. Wrap and label all pieces and put hardware in marked bags.
  • Do use the original boxes to store electronics. Color code the cords and devices so you can easily locate what gets connected to what.
  • Do clean and dry all appliances before storing them.
  • Do leave refridgerators slightly ajar to prevent mildew.
  • Do store couches on end. Stack chairs seat to seat. Use the inside of appliances and drawers to store smaller items.
  • Do use blankets or paper in between furniture items to avoid scratching.
  • Do store mattresses and box springs on long edges. Wrap for protection and elevate off the floor. Use two-three 2 x 4's cut to 1 ft long.
  • Do store mirrors and paintings on end, not flat.
  • Do pack books flat to protect their spines. Do rub a small amount of machine oil on metal tools, bicycles, and equipment to prevent rust.
  • Do drain and clean all debris from all equipment before you store them.
  • Do wrap collectibles or anything breakable. Label them "Fragile" or "Careful."
  • Do use bubble wrap or unprinted paper to wrap breakables.
  • Do group similar items together.
  • Do store clothing and draperies in wardrobe boxes, on hangers, to retain their original shapes.
  • Do purchase insurance. If your belongings are worth storing, they are worth insuring.
  • Do use rubbermaid containers to store your items. They have tight fitting lids and stack easily.
  • Do keep the more valuable items in the rear of the unit. This will prevent others from seeing them when you are in your unit.
  • Do keep out of season clothes accessible, you may have your belongings in storage longer than anticipated.
  • Do be aware of your surroundings when you are in your unit. If you see a potential problem or anything suspicious alert the manager.

Don’t: Bozeman Storage Unit Tips

  • Do not use plastic to cover your belongings. It retains moisture. Do not store any food items. This will prevent bugs and or rodents.
  • Do not pack your boxes so that they are too heavy to carry them. Especially when you are packing books.
  • Do not assume that your homeowners or renters insurance will cover your belongings while in storage. Purchase the insurance.
  • Do not give out your password, gate code or any information to any one that is not listed as having access.
  • Do not use printed newspaper for wrapping. The ink may smudge and get on your items.
  • Do not forget to clean appliances before you store them.
  • Do not store any toxins or flammables such as paint, oil, or gasoline.
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8510 Huffine Ln, Bozeman, MT 59718
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