Storage Units in Longmont | Cleaning a Storage Unit | Part 2
Only Store Clean Items
If you store items that are wet or muddy or salty or generally unclean, you are risking not only the integrity of those items but also that of the items in close proximity. Build-up of rust, mold, mildew, or sticking odors can occur very quickly in closed environments such as those found in self-storage facilities. By observing the precaution of only storing that which has been cleaned, you will save yourself headaches (including literal ones) and money.
Toss Blankets Over Big Items
By covering up your appliances and furniture pieces with tarps, blankets or covers, you'll grant them the additional protection warranted for your most expensive stuff. You'll also make them stackable; able to come in contact with other stuff without the risk of scratches, tears, or other forms of contact damage. To go the extra mile, stuff pipes and openings in your appliances to prevent them from becoming pest nests.
Never Store Food
If you read the lease carefully, you'll know that AAA Storage categorically does not allow food in any of its storage units—and for good reason. Food attracts pests (and therefore damage and droppings) to not only the offender's storage unit, but also to all those units surrounding it. Be kind to your neighbors, and closely observe the rule to not bring food into our units. Also be mindful of the potential for crumbs tracking in with anything else you store. Carefully consider whether something needs to be vacuumed of debris before its entered into storage, and when in doubt, do it anyway.
Store Cleaning Tools
Any cleaning supplies you'd keep in your cupboard at home can also be kept in your storage unit. Having a broom and dustpan within reach will make it much easier to stay on top of routine cleaning.