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Capt’n Hook’s Self Storage, Inc.

4242 IL Rte. 173, Zion, Illinois 60099
West of Walmart
Telephone: (847) 746-4900
Email: captnhooks@sbcglobal.net

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Storage Tips
Appliances:
A refrigerator or freezer should be
thoroughly dry and stored with its door
slightly ajar. Some goods can be stored
inside large appliances and boxes can be
stacked on top of stoves, refrigerators
and freezers. Make sure that stoves
and cooking equipment are cleaned
before they are stored.
 
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Bicycles and Other Metal Items:
To retard rust, wipe all metal surfaces with a rag containing a few drops of machine oil.

Books and Documents:
Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on concrete floors, but use pallets or skids to allow air flow around the boxes. Do not pack fragile items in the same box with books and do not overload.

Bedding, Clothing, Curtains, Drapes and Linens:
Clothing, curtains, and drapes should be stored on hangers. If hanging cartons are not available, such items should be carefully folded and stored in dresser drawers, or cedar chests along with bedding and linens. We sell wardrobe style cardboard cartons which help protect your clothes. Food crumbs or stains should be removed before storage and avoid storing anything that may attract pests.

Dishes and Glassware:
Place a layer of packing inside the bottom and the top of boxes containing glassware. All glass items should be individually wrapped: nest cups bowls, plates, saucers, and platters. Wrapped glasses should be placed near the top of cartons. Again, fill all pockets with packing. Label all boxes containing glassware, and do not place heavy items on boxes containing glassware.

Furniture:
Place a pallet, corrugated cardboard mat, or plastic sheets on the floor and stand sofas and mattresses on end. Disassemble beds and tables and wrap table legs in paper. If a table will not disassemble, place padding on the floor and place the table on its top with the legs pointing up. Use dresser tops for stacking cartons and dresser drawers for linens or small delicate items. Keep upholstery off the floor. Most lightweight chairs can be stacked “seat to seat” or placed upside down on tables which cannot be disassembled. Finally, place a light cotton; e.g. bed sheet, dust cover on your furniture.

Holiday Decorations:
Save the original cartons that contained delicate ornaments and pad the ornaments with packing paper or news print. Wrap strings of lights around a piece of cardboard before placing in a carton lined with packing paper.

Lamps:
Wrap large lamp bases in padding, wrap smaller lamps and place them in boxes, and pack delicate lamp shades separately. Do not use newsprint to wrap lamp shades or any other goods that may be damaged by ink stains. Do not store heavy items on cartons containing lamps or lamp shades.

Mirrors, Windows, and Screens:
These items should be stored on edge, not flat.

Note:
Items that you think you may need during the storage period should be put in last. In large units a corridor should be left for access to contents. Label every box.