Monday - Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm, Saturday 9am-1pm
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8706 Highway 431, Albertville, Alabama 35950
Albertville Self-Storage

Storage & Packing Tips

• Rent the smallest amount of space you need and pack the space full.

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

• If Possible, try to use uniform size boxes for easy stacking.

• Make up an inventory of your items and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.

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

• Place your storage items on 2x4 boards or on pallets to guard against dampness.

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

• CAUTION! Do not store anything COMBUSTIBLE (i.e., Paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, paint, etc.)

• 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.

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

• Boxes should not be over 30 lbs. This will make lifting them easier.

• List contents of boxes on all four sides.

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

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

• 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.

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

• Put TV's and other electronics in the rear of your unit.

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

• Tables and furniture that have removable legs should be broken down to maximize space. Mark the pieces for easy assembly.

• Sofas and love seats can be stored on end to save floor space. Cushions may be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.

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

• Cover stuffed furniture with covers or blankets to protect against dust.

• If you stand mattresses on their side, prop them up so they stand straight. They may tend to bend out of shape and become lumpy.

• Wrap wooden furniture in blankets to protect finish.

• Wipe bicycle and other metal items with a rag containing machine oil; remove bicycle chains so they won't snag or stain other items.

• Pack books flat and fill empty space in box with paper.

• Potpourri or cedar balls will keep clothes smelling fresh.

• If storing clothes or upholstered furniture, consider placing moth balls wrapped in a paper towel in your unit to ward off moth larvae

Storage and Packing Tips

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Why choose Albertville Self-Storage? Because we are committed to be the BEST. Among our services we feature:

• Competitive Pricing
• An on-site Manager
• 24 hour access
• A secure gated facility
• 24/7 video monitoring
• Various unit sizes
• Special pricing for extended contracts
• Boat and RV storage
• Complete line of moving & packing supplies

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We accept all major credit cards, and are easily accessible on Highway 431