SAFE STORAGE

FAQ and Packing Tips

Welcome To Safe Storage

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Can I get insurance?
We highly recommend that you get insurance. Please contact your agent, homeowners / renters policies often provide coverage.
Can I get my personal items in storage at any time?
Yes, with our 24 hour pass code access gate, you can access your storage unit 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year. You will be given the code at time of rental. Simply enter the code into the touchpad to activate the automatic gate. To exit, drive up to the gate and wait for the motion sensor to trigger it to open.
Are my possessions in storage secure?
Of course! Our sites are surrounded with a gated fence. At night the facility is lit.
Is there anything I shouldn't put in storage?
DO NOT STORE COMBUSTIBLES OR PERISHABLES such as old paint, cleaning fluids, gasoline, etc. Make certain all fuel is drained or burned out of gasoline powered equipment. Throw away anything that could possibly cause fire. Do not store food any item which could attract rodents or pests. Why risk your possessions just to keep a few cents' worth of leftovers?
How can I be sure that the unit I choose will meet my needs?
Visit one of our locations and take a look at the different units. Our experienced staff can help make your decision easier!
Where do I send my rental payments?
A check or money order can be sent to: 1293 Main Street, Sanford, Maine 04073. You may also pay on-site with cash, check, money order, or credit card.

Packing Tips

Begin packing a couple of weeks before you move. Careful packing pays by preventing breakage and loss of small and fragile items. Moving time is a great time to weed out old, unwanted or unneeded possessions. They only take up storage space.

Another thing you'll want is plenty of sturdy corrugated cartons or plastic storage totes, packing paper, sealing tape and a magic marker-type pen. Then, if you'll follow these simple packing tips they will save you trouble, help you avoid damage to your goods and make maximum use of the space in your storage locker and moving truck.
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How To Prepare Appliances For Moving and Storage
Tape all appliance doors shut when moving. Wedge doors open in storage. Secure all movable parts with paper or wedge. Wrap a paper mat around each item for protection. Freezer or refrigerator, washer and dryer make excellent packing cartons for bedding, towels and clothing. Always clean your stove before moving and give utility companies a few days notice to disconnect appliances. Keep refrigerator / freezer doors open to prevent odors.
Preparing Beds For Moving and Storage
Lash bed rails together with rope or plastic tape. As you take beds apart, mark all pieces so you know which goes with which headboard, etc. Place covers on mattresses to keep clean during moving and storage.
Packing Books
Books get heavy in bunches. Pack them in small cartons, holding weight to under 30 pounds for easy lifting.
Bureaus Offer Extra Storage For Fragile Items
Make your bureau drawers earn their passage as extra packing boxes. Fill with small and fragile items. Sweaters, blankets and towels make excellent padding. Take the drawers out the move to lighten the load, then reinstall them once in your storage unit.
Packing Cartons Efficiently
Go easy on your back. Keep weight of all packing cartons under 30 pounds. With marking pen, list contents of each carton on the side. For load sizing multiply length x width x height of each carton if that information is not already on the carton or, number cartons and keep numbers on index cards with inventory of each containers contents.
Protect Your Chairs
Protect all chair legs by wrapping them in packing paper. Leave slipcovers on upholstered chairs and cover them with plastic covers.
Moving Tables
If possible, remove legs from large tables. Extra leaves should be tied together and padded.
Mirrors - Nothing But Good Luck!
Wrap your mirrors in paper mats, place in mirror pack and identify them with your marker pen so you won't accidentally bang or bump them. Plan to stand them on edge. Never store a mirror pack flat
Your Precious Paintings
Wrap paintings in paper mats and mirror pack same as mirrors. Mark them fragile and store them on edge, never flat.
Packing Lamps To Travel Safely
Pack lamp shades in individual boxes with plenty of paper for padding. Lamp bases ride securely in lamp cartons. For safety, pad them well with towels and blankets.
Moving and Storing Clothing
Clothing that ordinarily hangs in a closet should be packed in a wardrobe carton.
Keeping Glassware In One Piece
Pack glasses carefully. Wrap with foam or bubble pack and pad with crumpled packing paper just like dishes.
Dishes To Go
Take your time when packing dishes. Wrap each one with packing paper and cushion them in the carton with crumpled packing paper. Keep dish pack cartons under 30 pounds for easy handling and safe riding.
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