Storage Tips & Tricks

Learn how to use your storage unit and pack your items here.


Check the pressure of all tires and check for dry rot. Cover any tires that will be exposed to the elements.


Remove any batteries. Store the batteries in an area that is not subjected to the elements. Periodically test and charge the batteries if needed.

Perishable Items

Make sure to remove all perishable items from any cabinets, refrigerators, or other parts of the vehicle.


Turn off refrigerators. Verify that all power sources are off.


Turn off supply valves and appliances. Keep any vents open. If stored for an extended period, make sure to inspect your propane system before use!

RV Vents

Open rooftop vents to circulate air. This helps prevent mold and mildew.


Place covers over your vehicle—especially over furniture—for an added layer of protection against dust and grime.

Pack Your Storage Unit Like a Pro

At Safe Haven Self Storage, we are always looking for ways to serve our Newburgh, NY community. As part of that drive, we offer these expert self storage tips in an effort to improve your self storage experience. 

Improper packing of a storage unit can cause you to use too much space, have difficulty retrieving items in the future, and even suffer from damage to your property. Use this advice to keep your belongings safe and properly stored in your storage unit! 

If you are not sure what size unit you need, you can browse through our size guide for help. If you have any questions, please check out our list of frequently asked questions

If you need more information that you can’t find here, please reach out to the Safe Haven Self Storage team. We’d love to help you!

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