Whether you need a space for residential or commercial purposes, Coastal, Inc. wants to make the experience easier for you. Below are some tips that will save you time and prevent you from paying for more space than you need.

Residential

Q: Packing small objects...
A: When packing, especially smaller objects, try to completely fill the boxes. Use newspaper or towels to fill in any empty space. This will prevent boxes from caving in when stacked. Boxes of the same size and shape stack easily.

Q: Finding extra space...
A: Remember that items such as a refrigerator provide extra space for storing smaller objects.

Q: Breaking down items...
A: Break down any item possible, such as the legs of a table. This will allow you to store the table on end to save more space.

Q: Storing fragile items...
A: Use the drawers in your furniture to store fragile or breakable items. The furniture will provide a much safer place than a box. You can transfer the clothes from the drawers into a bag or box, since they are not fragile.

Q: Protecting furniture...
A: When storing wood furniture, use a platform to raise it off the floor to prevent any possible water damage. It is also a good idea to treat wood surfaces with a water sealer before storing.

Q: Protecting clothing...
A: When storing delicate or expensive articles of clothing, use wardrobe boxes to protect and maintain the quality of the garment.

Q: Storing your mattress...
A: Always store your mattress flat on the ground and inside a protective plastic bag. This will protect it from damage and from becoming deformed.

Q: What should NOT be stored in your unit...
A: Do not store any hazardous materials such as paint, stains, or other chemicals Be sure to drain out any gasoline or other fluids from any tools or equipment that you store. Perishable food products, including pet food must not be placed in the storage unit due to the fact that it may attract pests. Review the Rental Agreement for more information.

Q: Labeling your boxes...
A: Always label your boxes. This will allow you to easily locate a specific item quickly and keep you organized.

Q: Locking your Unit...
A: Always use high quality locks on your unit. Mini U Storage offers disc locks for sale.

Commercial

Q: Find what you need...
A: When storing boxes of files, be sure to use our free shelving to create walkways so you're able to get around, allowing you to locate what you need quickly and easily.

Q: Protecting documents...
A: To avoid the deterioration of important or old documents and records, be sure to use a climate controlled environment.

Q: Storing office furniture...
A: When storing furniture, such as chairs, try to stack if possible. If you cannot stack the furniture, use the space underneath (of a table or chairs) to store other items.