When it comes to storing your goods, we at Xtra Storage are here to offer the best-storing location for your products. Unfortunately, we cannot be there to help you when it comes to packing up your items we are unable to give you a helping hand. With that statement, we wanted to provide you with a little advice when it comes to knowing how to prepare your items for storage adequately.


– Furniture should be cleaned before storing. Include the vacuuming of cushions as to remove any potential crumbs.

–  wrap cushions in plastic.Whitegoods ready for storage

– do not place furniture directly onto the floor, use plastic or material to cushion bulky items.

– stack chairs seat to seat, separated by a piece of cloth or paper.

– place a cover over all furniture, especially sofas, recliners, etc.

Glass and Breakables

– utilize sturdy boxes for storing your fragile goods.

– protect your items by wrapping them individually in packing paper.

– sandwich fragile goods with dual layers of packing on the top and bottom of the box.

– place plates, saucers, and bowls on their sides to prevent any breakage.

– wrap pictures and mirrors in cardboard or proper picture/mirror carton

Metal Items

– wipe the item with a few drops of oil before storing to minimize rust.

– pack metal items away from goods that may be stained such as furniture.

– wrap 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.

Electronic Items

– ensure all of your electronic equipment is clean and dry before storing.

– make sure items above or on top of electronic equipment will not fall or damage the surfaces.


Man putting fragile sticker on box.– make sure all white goods (refrigerators and freezers) are empty, clean and dry before storing.

– leave the doors slightly ajar as to prevent mold and mildew.

– it is best not to store other items inside of items as it can damage the interior.

Xtra Storage Spaces

The Xtra Storage Companies have been providing the best value in air-conditioned self-storage spaces for over 30 years. We pride ourselves on every-day low prices, no extra fees, and are friendly to our clients! We’re a self-storage company but look at ourselves as an extension of your home. Come by for a cup of coffee and a tour — if you would like to learn more about our rates or the sizes of our units, please give us a call today at (305) 677-1483. We offer small storage spaces that would be perfect for a few boxes if you’d like to clear out some dinnerware etc.!