Features & Storage Tips

Focused on what’s important to give you the best storage experience at an affordable rate.

Facility Features

Everything You May Need – All in One Place

In the self storage industry, there are often a lot of features available. But sometimes they might have you wonder if you actually need all of them. After years of experience in the storage business, we understand what’s most important to our customers.

Security

We want you to feel comfortable with storing your belongings and keepsakes in our facilities. We take great pride in your decision to store with us, and we don’t take that decision lightly. So, our facilities are equipped with effective security features to give you peace of mind.

  • 24/7 Video Surveillance
  • 24/7 Dispatch Center
  • Secure Access
  • Individual Unit Security
  • Well-Lit, Fully-Fenced Properties
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Storage Types

Self storage is no longer just for newlywed couples moving in together or older family members wanting to downsize. While self storage does help with these milestones, it can also help many different people who use it in many different ways.

  • Personal Storage
  • Business Storage
  • Military Storage
  • Student Storage
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Unit Features

We have a lot of unit options, so you get the exact space you need. From a range of sizes to more accessible location preferences, your self storage unit can be tailored to your lifestyle and what you need it for.

  • Range of Sizes
  • Parking Spaces
  • Climate Controlled
  • Drive-Up Units
  • Ground Floor Units
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We Have the Unit for You

We aim to make self storage as convenient as possible, so if you have any questions, please contact your local Devon Self Storage facility. We’re here to help!

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Packing & Storage Tips

Let our list of helpful tips keep your items safe and secure during the moving and storage process.

Packing Tips

  • Plan Ahead

    Make packing easier and gather materials you’ll need ahead of time. This includes cardboard boxes, packing paper, bubble wrap, sealing tape, markers, and furniture wrap or covers.

  • Protect Your Furniture

    Place covers on furniture legs, chairs, and mattresses to prevent scratching or other potential damage. Consider leaving slipcovers on chairs, wrapping legs with bubble wrap, and placing plastic bags on mattresses. For easy assembly, tape or tie bed rails together and mark the pieces you’ll need to put together later.

  • Utilize Space

    Store items inside dressers, stoves, and refrigerators. Empty drawers and shelves are perfect places to hold towels, linens, and other smaller, more fragile items. They’re also ideal for holding packing paper and other storage supplies.

  • PACK heavy items in small boxes

    This should seem self-explanatory, as you don’t want to end up with big boxes that are too heavy to move. Place items like books and tools in smaller boxes for easy handling. The weight limit for any sized box is typically around 30 lbs.

  • Wrap dishes and glasses with paper

    Pack dinner and glassware carefully using packing paper, wrapping each dish and glass separately. When you’re finished, be sure to layer boxes with packing paper on the top and bottom.

  • Seal Boxes Tightly

    Use quality packing tape to keep away dust and pests.

  • Label Boxes

    Make identification easy by labeling boxes on all sides. This is especially important for fragile items, which should be marked and placed on top of less delicate boxes. To keep track of everything, create a list with pictures and descriptions that you can refer to if need be.

  • Fill Boxes Completely

    Pack as much as possible in similar-sized boxes, but be careful that you don’t overdo or underdo it. That’s because heavy boxes may tip when stacked and light boxes may collapse. Consider filling empty space in boxes with newspapers, bubble wrap, or other items for protection. Also, be sure to seal them with tape.

  • Clean and protect appliances

    Make sure your appliances, as well as other large items, are cleaned and dried for proper preservation. Also, secure movable parts with paper, or wrap a paper pad around each item.

  • Hang clothes and drapes in wardrobe boxes

    Take advantage of wardrobe boxes, which are specifically designed to fit clothing items.

Storage Tips

  • Keep the items you use most near the front of your unit for easier access.

  • Get the most out of your unit space, remove furniture legs and store tabletops sideways.

  • Check state laws to determine what items (such as firearms, drugs, or perishables) you’re allowed to store.

  • For items with wooden surfaces, treat (before storing) and cover them.

  • Rent a climate controlled unit if you have items sensitive to extreme temperatures.

  • Make a center aisle to allow easy access to your items.

  • Prevent old photographs from curling by placing them between pieces of cardboard and taping them together.

  • Store shovels, hoses, rakes, and other outdoor supplies in trash cans or other containers.

  • Keep metal items from rusting by wiping surfaces with a rag coated in machine oil.

  • Store large pieces of furniture on their side to preserve space.

  • Place boxes on pallets or skids rather than leaving them on concrete floors to maintain airflow.

  • Make sure no gasoline or oil is left in items with engines, such as lawnmowers or leaf blowers.

  • Cover mattresses and store flat.

  • Make sure your unit has effective locks – we sell them as well, so be sure to ask your site manager for a recommendation.