Store & Secure Self Storage is an SSA award-winning self-storage facility and your ideal choice for all your storage needs. As well as offering the best storage solutions possible, we’re always on hand to share our self-storage advice and answer any questions regarding our units. Here are a few self-storage hints and tips to get you started.

Storage Hints & Tips


If there’s anything you are unsure about, please don’t hesitate to ask. Our friendly team can give storage advice on how to make packing simple and reduce the amount of space you need

Start by putting together a ‘packing kit’ to ensure you have all the necessary packing materials you’ll need, such as permanent markers, parcel tape and labels

Use protective wrap on your delicate belongings to ensure no scratches, dents, or breakages

Each time you pack a box, label it clearly on a side that’s easily visible when the box is stacked

Packing heavy items in smaller containers is great storage advice to prevent injury while lifting

Be sure to use sturdy boxes or other packaging as this means you’ll be able to stack your stuff easily and minimise the amount of space you need

Drain freezers, washing machines, and refrigerators two days before using our self-storage units and store these items with the doors wedged open

Boxes should be filled to capacity to prevent them from being damaged or tipping, but bear in mind that weight may be an issue for heavy items so it’s best to use smaller boxes

For a top self-storage tip, we advise covering the ground in your self-storage unit with a dust sheet to protect your things

Using a wardrobe box will help your clothes retain their shape

When all of your items are moved in, cover them with a dust sheet to keep them clean and protected

Secure your self-storage unit with a padlock, either by purchasing one from our box shop or supplying your own that meets our robust standards


To find out more about our storage facilities in Poole, and to receive further self-storage hints & tips, give us a call today. Reach us at 01202 620 220 or request a quote online!

Get a Storage Quote

Give us a call

Can't find what you need or want to speak to us about your storage options? Give us a call anytime!


01202 620 220

Get an instant storage quote now, it takes less than a minute!