Home Who we are Storage Weighbridge Scrap & Metal Dealers Solar Solutions Contact Us
Click here for more information
Here are some helpful suggestions to keep your valuables and keepsakes stored safely. To help you determine the amount of storage space you'll need, click here. For more suggestions, please contact us or visit our convenient location in Kathu Industria, Kathu.
planning your storage unit
  • Self Storage is a convenient, safe, and inexpensive way to store your belongings. Proper planning will make for an efficient and cost effective storage experience. If you plan or need to frequently use the space, a larger space may be more convenient than one packed to capacity.
  • For your protection, we provide you with a written agreement. Please read it thoroughly and ask any questions.  Make note of your payment date. You will be asked to provide us with both an address and phone number for contact purposes. Please notify us in writing of any changes made.
  • Plan your storage space. Place items in front that will be accessed frequently. Leave small walkways between the boxes and furniture in your storage unit so you can easily get to the items you want without having to move anything around.
  • Make use of loose standings shelves to increase your packing space

  • Completely fill each box with your heaviest items on the bottom and lighter items on top. If you’re storing a lot of packing boxes in your unit, try to fill them to the top, even if it’s just with padding and old, crumpled newspapers. Boxes that are only half-filled tend to collapse if anything’s placed on them.
  • Try to keep your boxes in uniform sizes. They are much easier to stack that way.
  • List contents of boxes on all four sides, number the boxes, seal with masking tape or glued paper tape.

  • Leave a small space between the wall and your storage items to allow for ventilation. Laying plastic sheeting on the floor and stacking boxes on top of wooden pallets can prevent condensation damage.
  • Make up an inventory of your stored items and keep it in a safe place at home or in a safe deposit box.
  • Sofas can be stored on end to save floor space. Always place a protective waterproof cover under the end on the floor. Cushions should be wrapped in plastic and placed on top.
  • Cover stuffed furniture with dust cover.
  • If you stand mattresses on end, be sure to "prop" them up.
items not allowed to be stored
  • Flammable Solvents and other flammable items. Example of flammable solvents include gasoline, kerosene, motor oil, lubricants, paints and paint removers, nail polish remover, alcohol and any other liquid that might catch fire. Other flammable items include gunpowder, fireworks, ammunition, fertilizers, pool chemicals, propane tanks, mothballs, batteries or any other potentially incendiary materials

  • Illegal or stolen goods
  • Any living organisms, including houseplants
  • Perishable Items. Any food, organic fertilizers, or anything else that could rot
  • Any items in pressurised containers. Fire codes typically ban gas tanks, aerosol cans or anything stored under pressure from storage units
  • No firearms
  • Goods or items of high financial value
© Copyright 2009 - Gamagara Enterprises
Web design by mygoogle
packing and wrapping
  • If you’re putting any metal objects into storage – like lawnmowers or file cabinets – it’s best to treat them with rust protector first, or at least wipe them down with an oily rag.
  • Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in packing paper and placed in dish pack boxes. All glass items should be individually wrapped.  Nest cups and bowls.  Stand plates, saucers, and platters on edge.  Wrapped glasses should be placed near the top of cartons. Fill all pockets with packing material.  Label all boxes containing glassware as FRAGILE and do not place heavy items on boxes containing glassware.  Stack these boxes on top.

  • Clothing, curtains, and drapes should be stored on hangers.  If hanging cartons are not available, such items should be carefully folded and stored in dresser drawers or cedar chests along with bedding and linens. Food crumbs or stains should be removed before storage to avoid storing anything that may attract pests.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in mirror crates marked "FRAGILE" and stacked on end. Furniture with drawers can be utilised as storage places for china, silverware and small items. Wrap in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.
  • Visit your local supermarket and collect empty boxes from them.

  • A refrigerator or freezer should be thoroughly dry and stored with its door slightly ajar. Larger appliances make excellent "packing cases" for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes. Make sure that stoves and cooking equipment are cleaned before they are stored.  Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trash cans. Stack extra cans inside one another.
  • Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to prevent moisture absorption. Use packing to fill out empty pockets in the boxes. Do not pack fragile items in the same box with books and do not overload.

  • Tables with removable legs should be "broken down" to save space.

safety first

  • Our storage facilities have ample security. However, it’s still wise to take a few precautions of your own against theft. Pack your storage unit so that your most valuable items are at the back.
  • Use a HIGH QUALITY lock, preferably a "disc lock", for your unit. They are much harder to break or cut keeping your valuables as safe as possible.

  • Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage unit. This means no gasoline, oil, cleaning fluids or paint thinner. If you’re storing any machinery that runs on gas, drain the tank before you store it.