Lakeside Self Storage: Household, RVs, Business, Boats
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General Storage Information
  • Do not store hazardous or toxic materials OR flammable liquids or gases OR foods. If you are not sure you should store something, ask us, please.
  • Do not store any combustibles! Do not store items such as propane tanks, old paint, cleaning fluids, gasoline or other things that might create or intensify a fire.
  • Visit your self-storage space on occasion to check the condition of your possessions; occasionally move or shift your goods so that you see all sides of them. Report any problems you observe immediately to us.
  • When moving out of storage, give at least 10 days written notice. Take everything and don’t leave any trash. Leave the unit in broom-clean condition. Remove your lock. Failure to comply with these rules, which are outlined in your lease, will result in forfeiture of your deposit.
Packing Tips
  • Fill boxes to capacity. Partially full or bulging boxes may collapse or tip over while stored.
  • Label your cartons and goods. This will make accessing items much easier.
  • Books and documents: Pack books flat to protect spines; use small boxes to avoid cartons that are too heavy to move easily. Put heavy items on bottom.
  • Dishes and glassware: Glass items should be individually wrapped; use blank wrapping paper for best results; “nest” cups and bowls, stand plates and platters; fill air pockets with wrapping paper or foam peanuts; don’t put breakables under other boxes.
  • Mirrors, windows, screens: Wrap all glass well; store on edge, not flat.
  • Lamps: Pack lamp shades separately; use blank paper to wrap lamp shades and other property that may be damaged by ink stains from regular newsprint.
  • Furniture: Stand sofas and mattresses on end; disassemble beds and tables; wrap legs in wrapping paper; keep upholstery off floor; place loose, light plastic dust covers or sheets over furniture.
  • Appliances and electronics: Clean appliances thoroughly. Refrigerators and freezers must be defrosted and dry and washing machines completely drained. Remove doors of appliances and store separately; desiccants (drying agents) should be used and containers checked and emptied regularly. Take apart lawn mowers and snow blowers, making sure all the fuel is completely drained.
  • Bicycles: Wipe a few drops of oil on bicycles and tools to prevent rusting, then store these items away from furniture to avoid oil staining.
  • Clothes: Wardrobe boxes allow you to store your clothing on hangers. Shoes can be stored in the bottom of the wardrobe boxes, while folded clothing can be stored in boxes or dresser drawers.
  • Put pallets or a grid of 2’ x 3’s on the unit floor to give better air circulation under goods; leave a walkway/aisle to the rear of the unit. Don’t over pack the unit!
Important Guidlines
  • Lakeside Self Storage is a member of the Texas Self Storage Association, thereby insuring our tenants that we adhere to legal and ethical business practices. Even if you don’t store with us, always store with a member of the Texas Self Storage Association.
  • You will be required to provide your own lock (we do sell locks during office hours). Use the best lock possible to protect your valuables.
  • Consider the purchase of insurance for your property. We DO NOT insure your stored items.
  • Remember to give at least 10 days written notice before you plan to move out of your unit. This is required by the contract you sign!
  • You MUST NOT store prohibited items such as tires, food, or flammable items. A complete list of prohibited items can be found on our tenant contract.
  • Your signed lease entitles us to seek reimbursement of unpaid rents by selling your property at public auction. Texas Property Code Chapters 59 and 70 dictate these rules for self-storage operators.