Storage Tips

Here are some helpful storage tips when it comes time to move into your self storage unit. Please use this section as a guide to safe and proper storage for your valued goods at home, in your attic, basement, garage, or at any one of our convenient self storage locations.


tips1Take extra care when packing your boxes:


  • Fill contains to capacity or fill extra space with packing materials.
  • Pack heavy items in small boxes
  • Label each box so that you can find what you need.
  • Leave space to reach the back of the unit and place frequently used items near the front.

tips2Your dining and / or living room:


  • Wrap large lamp bases in padding and pad smaller lamps and put them in boxes.
  • Pack delicate lamp shades separately.
  • Pack mirrors, windows, and record albums on edge.
  • Pack books flat and put boxes with books or papers on skids or pallets to prevent moisture absorption (from humidity).

tips3Your kitchen and / or bathroom:


  • Appliances should be clean and dry.
  • Leave refrigerator or freezer doors ajar and free of food
  • Some goods can be stored in appliances or stacked on top.
  • Nest bowls and cups and stand plates on end. Fill all pockets with padding.
  • Dishes and glassware boxes should have a layer of padding on top and on bottom, and each item should be wrapped.

tips4Your bedroom, clothing, and furniture:


  • Clothing, curtains, and drapes should be cleaned and stored on hangers.
  • Stand sofas and mattresses on end and store on pallet or plastic sheet.
  • Disassemble beds and tables and put them upside down on the floor.
  • Stack boxes on dressers and use dressers to store delicate items.

tips5Your attic, garage, and holiday/seasonal items:


  • Pack outdoor furniture, seat cushions, and umbrellas in plastic.
  • Save and use original holiday decoration cartons.
  • Wrap Christmas lights around a piece of cardboard, and put packing paper or newsprint around all of this inside of the box.
  • Metal objects like tools and bikes should be wiped with a rag containing machine oil to avoid rust.

Why should I store my vehicle with Carefree Storage?

When you store with Carefree Storage, you become part of our family. We are owned and operated by retired military, ex-military or ex-military spouse. This gives us the deep understanding of what our soldiers are going through during a deployment. You have enough to worry about, let us make your vehicle one less thing to be concerned about!

28 Years

  • Philip C.

    Thank you for the outstanding and great support that you gave me and my soldiers before we deployed.
  • Michelle H.

    OMG. You are AWESOME!!! You just saved my life!
  • Scott F.

    We were going to ship my son's truck out to Idaho and the shipping company backed out the day before he was to deploy! Fortunately, one of the sergeants at Ft. Drum knew of you folks and was able to help my son out of a mess. I thank you for that.
  • Erika W.

    Carefree Storage offered excellent service during my deployment! Their services went far beyond just storing my car. Carefree is a topnotch facility that truly supports the soldiers!
  • Keith B.

    I dropped off my vehicle - I went and did the nation's business - I felt completely at ease.