a Storage Space
to our friendly staff. Ask them to help you choose a space
that best suits your needs. An efficiently packed small space
will cost less than a larger space. If you frequently use
the space, a larger space with well organised (racks and
file boxes), may be more convenient.
to save you Time and Money
use of packing accessories such as Cartons, Port-a-Robes,
Paper, Tape, Bubble-wrap and Plastic covers will
maintain and protect your goods whilst in storage.
A variety of packing accessories are available for
purchase at Loctite
your Storage Space
a general rule place large, heavy items that you can stack
upon at the rear of the unit. Then work forwards and upwards
with lighter, fragile items. Place those items that you
may need to access often in the front of the unit. Depending
on the goods you have stored, you may need to allow for
walkways. Packing in professional storage cartons will
make the stowing and unpacking easier and safer, saving
you time and worry.
your Goods in Storage
goods you place in a space are yours and remain your sole
responsibility. You should always have them covered by
insurance. Your goods are not automatically insured by Loctite
Self Storage. Check with your
company's insurance provider to see if you are covered.
If not, we will be able to assist you with the provision
of insurance cover.
Not to Store
goods that are illegal, stolen, flammable, explosive, hazardous,
environmentally harmful, perishable or that are a risk
to the property of any person. e.g. Chlorine, acid, paint,
freezers and other white goods should be thoroughly DRY
and CLEAN before storing. Whilst in storage the door should
be secured slightly ajar. A deodoriser placed inside fridges
or freezers is also a good idea to maintain freshness.
the contents of wardrobes, drawers and cupboards to protect
the shelving and structure of these items. Clothing and
personal goods should be packed in strong secure cartons.
Where possible remove the legs from items of furniture
eg. bed bases, tables etc to avoid damage and save space.
Vacuum food crumbs from lounges to prevent attracting vermin.
a layer of packing inside the bottom and top of cartons
containing breakables. Protect fragile items by wrapping
them individually in packing paper. Nest cups and bowls,
stand plates, saucers, platters, casseroles on their edges.
Fill any gaps in the cartons with packing e.g. scrunched
paper or linen. This will keep your fragile items well
protected and prevent them from moving around in the cartons
whilst in transit. Label all cartons containing fragile
items and avoid storing heavy items on the top of these
Windows, Screens and Paintings
items should be protected by packing material e.g. bubble-wrap
or in a flat-pack carton. Store them standing on their
edges in an upright position (not lying flat).
Battery Operated Appliances and Toys
We recommend that you remove the batteries to avoid damage from leaking batteries.
items need to be clean and free from anything that may
attract pests. We sells boxes and packing materials to
help protect your items.
silver in NON ACID tissue paper or plastic bags can help
reduce tarnishing. Wipe chrome or cast iron with a little
machine oil to help retard rust.
Televisions and Videos, Computers, Electrical Equipment
equipment should be thoroughly cleaned and dry before it
is stored. Your electrical equipment is very delicate and
sensitive and should be handled with care. The original
boxes are ideal to repack in. However wrapping items individually
in bubble-wrap, packing them in cartons, and sealing the
top will offer protection for your electrical items. Remember
to pack out any gaps in the cartons.
Records and other Documents
books flat to protect their spines. Use suitable archive
boxes or packing cartons. This will save you space, simplify
retrieval and offer the best protection for your goods
or records. Use packing to fill out empty pockets in the
boxes. Clearly label all boxes to identify contents. Put
lighter boxes on top to prevent collapse of those underneath.