Storage tips at Greenbox Self Storage

Denver Storage Tips

The best way to ensure a good self storage experience is to plan ahead. Gather up sturdy boxes, paper, markers and tape. Box similar things together so they're easy to find in your storage unit in the future. Make sure your boxes are all a uniform size so they'll stack easily.

Fill your boxes tightly, but don't overfill them—bulky boxes make for bad stacking. Don't underfill them, either, or they might buckle under the weight of other boxes. Fill any empty spaces with your bubble wrap or paper. Follow these self storage tips to best preserve Aunt Edna's crystal candy dish or your vintage fashion collection!

Exterior of a Greenbox Self Storage office.

Denver Storage Basics

  • Finding a storage unit can be an overwhelming task, especially if you aren't familiar with all of the options and features available. It's best to assess all of your storage needs before you even search for a local storage facility.
  • Consider how long you might need the storage unit. Many facilities offer discounts for long-term storage, but some may also have specials for temporary rentals.
  • Estimate how much space you will require. Save money by only renting the storage unit you need. Feel free to use the self storage calculator to help you. Many facilities will store larger items including cars, camper and other motorized vehicles.
  • How often will you need to access the unit? Some facilities are accessible 24/7 and may even have drive-up access. Hours of operations range from facility to facility and should be taken into consideration depending on your needs.
  • Are any of the items you plan to store sensitive to temperature or humidity? If so, you will most likely need a climate-controlled storage unit. Typically the following items need to be stored indoors with some type of climate-control: leathers, furs, clothing, paintings, film, photographs, furniture, antiques, musical instruments, wine, paper, software, DVDs, CDs and electronics.
  • All storage facilities should have secure storage units, but if you require additional security for your possessions ask the facility if they have any of the following: fencing, surveillance cameras, motion lights, alarms, guards or a police presence.