Storage Tips

  • 1. SMALLEST SPACE

    Rent the smallest amount of space you will need, and pack the unit full.

  • 2. GATHER MATERIALS

    Start by gathering as many boxes as you think you will need as well as tape, markers, and packing material (e.g., foam shipping noodles, bubble wrap, packing paper or towels).

  • 3. UNIFORM SIZES

    If possible, try to use uniformly sized boxes for easy stacking.

  • 4. INVENTORY

    Make up an inventory list of your items and keep it in a safe place (at home or in a safe deposit box) away from the unit.

  • 5. PREPARE

    Prepare your space by placing a protective cover on the floor under your goods.

  • 6. KEEP DRY

    If renting a drive-up/exterior unit, place your storage items on 2x4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness. The concrete floor may become cold and damp.

  • 7. ACCESS

    Plan your storage space. Place your items that you may need to access often in the front of the unit.

  • 8. CAUTION

    Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (e.g., paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, or paint).

  • 9. EASIER ACCESS

    Try to leave an aisle down the center of the storage unit for easier access. Leave a small space between the walls and boxes to allow for air circulation.

  • 10. STACK

    Stack heavier boxes on the bottom and lighter boxes on top.

  • 11. STRONG BOXES

    Be sure your boxes are strong enough to hold 25-30 pounds (although we suggest not putting too much in each box).

  • 12. LIST CONTENTS

    List contents of boxes on all four sides; number the boxes and seal with tape.

  • 13. WRAP IT UP

    Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in paper and packed in sturdy boxes. Stack them on top.

  • 14. FRAGILE

    Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in cardboard, marked "FRAGILE" and stacked on end.

  • 15. EXTRA SPACE

    Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for pictures, knick-knacks, china, silverware, small items, etc. Wrap them in tablecloths, towels, or blankets to prevent breakage.

  • 16. APPLIANCES

    Large appliances make excellent "packaging cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.

  • 17. ELECTRONICS

    Put TVs and other electronics in the rear of your unit.

  • 18. STORED TOGETHER

    Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside each other.

  • 19. REMOVABLE LEGS

    Tables that have removable legs should be broken down to save space.

  • 20. SOFAS AND LOVESEATS

    Sofas and loveseats can be stored on end to save floor space. Wrap cushions in plastic and place on top of sofas.

  • 21. SHARP OR HEAVY OBJECTS

    Avoid placing sharp or heavy objects on top of upholstered furniture.

  • 22. STUFF FURNITURE

    Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.

  • 23. MATTRESSES

    If you stand mattresses on their sides, prop them up so they stand straight. Otherwise, they tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.

  • 24. METAL ITEMS

    Wipe any items made of metal - bikes, metal tables, tools, etc. - with machine oil to prevent rusting.

ABOUT US!

Welcome to 1st Avenue Storage located at 2808 1st Avenue in Greeley, CO which has been designed with your storage needs in mind. It is our goal to provide you with prompt, quality, secure service for all your storage needs. We are proud to offer an “all in one” facility that includes portable storage as well as onsite storage that is secure and accessible. Our 8‘ x 16’ portable storage units offer you an efficient way to store anything from your home or business. By having the convenience of a portable storage unit delivered to your location and placed for the length of time you need it, you can take your time to organize it the way you see fit. It can then be brought back to our storage facility by our delivery truck for safe keeping, or you can leave it at your site for easy access to your storage items. Our portable storage is also great for construction and restoration sites, or any place you need the benefit of additional storage!

Welcome to 1st Avenue Storage

1st Avenue Storage has the ability to store all your personal items, appliances, boats, jet ski’s, campers, cars and large RV’s onsite. Our onsite space storage ranges from 8‘ x 16’ to our 15‘ x 45’ with some fully enclosed spaces, while others are covered or uncovered open spaces. All storage space is available on a first come, first served basis for short and long term storage. We invite you to review our various storage types and availability by clicking on the appropriate buttons above to discover the 1st Avenue Storage advantage. Let us help you by taking the stress out of storage!

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