Helpful Storage Hints
When selecting a unit, remember that the rent is determined by the unit's size. Let Hyde Park Storage help you
choose a size which fits your requirements.
Size of an entry closet
Holds: Washer or dryer plus boxes
Size of walk-in closet
Holds: Extra furniture and boxes, or office furniture and boxes
Size of a small bedroom
Holds: Furnishings of a 2-bedroom apartment, or office furniture and files
3/4 Size of a 1-car garage
Holds: Furnishings of a 2-bedroom house plus extras, or office furniture, boxes and files
Contact us for pricing and availability.
Self storage is the most economical and convenient way to store your property.
Selecting a Storage Facility
In your search for the facility that would meet your storage needs, consider these ideas and
- How were you treated on the phone when calling the listing in the Yellow Pages? How are you treated
on the phone will indicate the kind of customer service you will receive from that facility.
- All storage facilities are Not the same! Visit the facilities that you are considering and
evaluate the physical features, such as access to the facility, construction, and cleanliness.
- Is the facility office friendly and professional?
- What kind of security system does the facility have? Can you purchase insurance for your items?
- What are the office hours? How early and how late can you access your unit?
Selection of a Unit
The size of the unit you select will be dependent upon how you intend to use that unit. For instance: will
the items you put into storage boxes have to be positioned to be able to get into particular boxes or drawers,
or will your items be put into storage with no need to get into the unit until the things are moved out
of storage? If you need to have access to boxes or drawers, you may need a larger unit to be able to easily sort
through the contents. Discuss this with the manager. Remember: a small, efficiently-packed unit will
cost less than a larger unit in which the contents are poorly arranged.
- Personally inspect the unit you will be renting. Make a list of packing accessories you will need before
you begin packing.
- Do not lean things against the perimeter walls because the air will not circulate. Make sure you take
advantage of all the space available, including height. Leave a walkway to the back of the unit.
- Place frequently used or seasonal items near the door.
- Fill boxes to capacity. Partially full or bulging boxes may tip or collapse. Heavier items should be on the
floor. Smaller and lighter items should be placed on top. All fragile items should be cushioned by packing and
placed securely toward the top of the unit.
- Label your boxes. Inventory lists are available in the office.
- Periodic visits are recommended.
- Dust covers placed over exposed belongings are recommended. Do not cover items with plastic.
Moisture could collect causing mold and mildew.