Valenic & Castaic Self Storage

Mastering the Art of Storage at Valencia Self Storage

Putting items into storage might seem straightforward, but doing it right can mean the difference between your items remaining in pristine condition versus discovering a box of damaged memories. If Valencia Self Storage is your choice, we’re here to guide you to become a pro storer!

1. Pre-Storage Cleaning Ritual

Start by cleaning your items. Dust and dirt can cause scratches or degrade materials over time. For items like clothing, a quick wash and complete drying can prevent mold and mildew.

2. The Right Box for the Right Job

Not all boxes are created equal:

  • Small boxes: Ideal for heavy items like books.
  • Medium boxes: Great for miscellaneous items from your home.
  • Large boxes: Best for lighter items like linens and pillows.
  • Wardrobe boxes: Perfect for hanging garments.

3. Avoid Plastic Bags

Though they seem convenient, plastic bags can trap humidity and lead to mold. Instead, opt for breathable materials like cotton sheets for wrapping.

4. Categorize and Conquer

Group similar items together, so when it comes time to retrieve items, you know exactly where to look.

5. Don’t Overpack

Overpacking can cause boxes to rupture, and it’s also unsafe. Remember, someone (maybe you) will have to lift those boxes.

6. Delicate Matters Require Delicate Handling

Glass, porcelain, or other fragile items should be wrapped individually in bubble wrap or newspaper. Additionally, mark the box as “FRAGILE” to remind yourself and others to be extra careful.

7. Utilize All Available Space

Got empty drawers in your dresser or voids in certain boxes? Fill them with smaller items. But remember to list them on your inventory!

8. Consider the Unit Size

Opt for a storage unit size that’s suitable for your belongings. You don’t want to overpay for space you won’t use, but you also don’t want to cram everything into a too-small unit.

9. Keep an Active Pathway

If you’re using your storage for long-term, ensure there’s a clear pathway in the middle. This way, you can access items at the back without any hassle.

10. Prioritize Your Boxes

If there are items you’ll need to access more often, keep them towards the front. This simple step can save you tons of time during visits.

11. Security Measures

While Valencia Self Storage offers security, it’s always wise to invest in a high-quality lock for added peace of mind.


At Valencia Self Storage, your items are not just “stored,” they are cared for. By following these steps, you can ensure your belongings remain safe, organized, and in excellent condition. Approach storage with the same love and attention you give your items at home, and they’ll be waiting for you, good as new, whenever you need them. Happy storing!