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  • How much space do I need?

    Estimating Chart

    Use this chart to estimate the volume of your goods. Then match the number of cubic feet you need with the right size storage space.

    Cubic Feet Per PieceNumber of PiecesTotal Cubic Feet
    Card table, clothes basket1
    Table lamps, ironing board,
    footstool, golf bag, clubs
    2
    Floor lamp, clothes hamper,
    high chair, portable sewing machine, vacuum cleaner, lawn chair, heater, tool chest
    3
    Table, chair, coffee, end or night tables, toy chest, tricycle4
    Barbecue, lawn mower, picnic bench, step ladder, foot locker, wagon5
    Playpen, wheelbarrow, bicycle6
    Rugs or pads, portable TV, crib, garden hose and tools, filing cabinet8
    Breakfast table, cedar chest, chaise lounge10
    Bookcase, rocking chair. Console TV12
    Occasion chair, corner cabinet13
    Dishwasher15
    Recliner chair, china cabinet, desk, bureau, dresser, washing machine, picnic table, sewing set20
    Buffet, double dresser, range25
    Buffet w/hutch top, couch, sofa, single bed30
    Hide-A-Bed35
    Wardrobe closet (Armoire)36
    Refrigerator40
    Double bed, freezer45
    Grant total

    Estimating the size of a storage space needed: Size may vary due to wall thickness and height. Most units are 10 feet in height. To arrive at the number of cubic feet in a storage space, follow the example.

    Approximate size = Square feet x Height = Cubic feet
    5 x 10 = 50 x 10 = 500

    Quick rule of thumb to determine size of space needed:

    USESIZE
    Personal items only, i.e.
    skis, boxes, clothes
    5x5
    1-2 Bedroom apartment5x10
    2 Bedroom dwelling10x10
    3 Bedroom dwelling10x15 to 10x20
    5-7 Room house10x20 to 10x30

    Things to remember

    Use a good quality lock on your storage space.

    Since you alone control access to your storage space, there are some items which should never be placed in a storage unit. Among them are items such as: live animals, perishables, explosives and all flammable liquids and fuels.

    Our gate hours are posted at each facility. Please complete your loading and unloading within those posted hours.

    Your rent is due on or before the first of each month.

    Please notify the facility manager when you change your address or phone number.

    Helpful Hints

    A BOX FOR EVERYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN A BOX.

    Thats the best protection for your goods. Use uniform sizes of boxes and stack them shoulder high to maximize your total storage space.

    Pack stereos, cameras and other high value items in unmarked boxes toward the rear of the storage space.

    Prepare your storage space by placing a plastic sheet or a pallet on the floor under your goods.

    Leave an air space around the units perimeter to aid in the ventilation.

    Place frequently used items near the door and leave a walkway to the rear of the space.

    Cover all your stored possessions with a light plastic sheet. In humid areas, allow for ventilation.

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    Hints for storing

    ALWAYS…

    Wedge appliance doors open. Freezer, refrigerator, washer and dryer cartons are excellent for packing bedding, towels, and clothing. Always clean your stove before storing.

    Pack books flat to protect their spines. Do not place boxes directly on floor. Books are heavy in bunches, pack in smaller cartons for easy lifting. Line all book cartons with plastic. (Garbage bags make good liners.)

    Store mirrors, windows and screens on edge, not flat. Crate them in mirror pack if possible or package them individually with strong cardboard. Mark them so they wont accidentally be bumped.

    Take time when packing dishes and glasses. Place a layer of packing inside bottom and top of cartons. Plates and glasses should be wrapped individually. Its best to stack plates on edge.

    Wipe the surface of bicycles, tools and other metal items with a slightly oily rag to prevent rusting.

    Save holiday decoration cartons which contained delicate ornaments. Pad the ornaments with packing paper or newspaper.

    Protect furniture and mattresses with specially designed plastic covers. Place a pallet, cardboard mat or plastic sheet on the floor and stands sofas and mattresses on end.

    Store records on edge. They are quite heavy, so be sure you dont pack too many in one box.

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Royale Palms Storage

  • Over 490 Units from 3×4 to 12×20
  • Lighted Security
  • Computer Gate System
  • Convienient Location
  • Ground Floor Units
  • Gate Open 7 Days
  • Climate Control Units
  • Padlocks Available

Address

1857 W Eucid Ave
El Centro, Ca 92243