Tips, Tools & FAQs

Self Storage Tips

  1. Try to use boxes that are a uniform size, they’re easier to stack (remember; keep the heavy ones on the bottom and the light ones on top).
  2. Fill each box completely to prevent the top or sides from crushing. If your box is filled with odd-shaped or loose items like glassware or toys, fill the open spaces with crumpled paper, bubble wrap or other packing material.
  3. Don’t make boxes too heavy to move. Use larger boxes for things that don’t weigh much and smaller ones for the heavy stuff.
  4. Stack plates on end. Wrap dishes individually and place like-sized items together. Nest individually wrapped cups together.
  5. Store framed mirrors, photographs and artwork vertically rather than flat.
  6. Label boxes clearly and on more than one side. Consider providing a general description like ‘kitchen goods’ and then providing a short inventory such as ‘potholders, towels, aprons, silverware’ so that no one opens this kitchen box when they need the pots and pans. Be sure to mark boxes full of breakables as ‘fragile.’
  7. Clean items like clothing, blankets, drapery or furniture before packing them to prevent germs and dirt from being transported to a new location and odors from spreading throughout your storage unit.
  8. Polish wood before you pack to provide a little extra protection from the elements.
  9. Wipe metal objects with machine oil or another type of rust preventative.
  10. Take apart items like bed frames and tables, and remove lampshades from lamps. This will help protect them from breaking and make them easier to move.
  11. Cover furniture with sheets or tarps to protect them from stains, tears and scratches.
  12. Place heavy items on the bottom of your moving van or self storage unit.
  13. Place least used items in front of the van so they can easily be placed behind other items in your new garage or self storage unit.
  14. Most public storage facilities have ample security. However, it’s still wise to take a few precautions of your own against theft. Pack your storage unit so that your most valuable items are at the back, and purchase a high quality padlock to put on the door.
  15. Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage building. This means no gasoline, oil, cleaning fluids or paint thinner. If you’re storing any machinery that runs on gas, drain the tank before you store it.
  16. When choosing a storage unit, factor in a little more room than your belongings take up in order to allow space for you to walk between stacks of items. This will help you to find what you need after you store it. Leave a little room between the walls and the stored goods to improve ventilation.

Storage Unit Size Guide

 

5 x 10 Storage Area

 
Unit Size:
5x10 (50 sq. ft.)
Equivalent To:
Walk-in closet
What Will Fit?
A couch, chair, chest of drawers, mattress set,
boxes and small items OR 85 Standard File Boxes
 

10 x 10 Storage Area

 
Unit Size:
10x10 (100 sq. ft.)
Equivalent To:
Average size bedroom
What Will Fit?
Standard furnishings from a one bedroom apartment
with a refrigerator or washer and dryer, plus boxes and small items OR
170 Standard File Boxes
 

10 x 15 Storage Area

 
Unit Size:
10x15 (150 sq. ft.)
Equivalent To:
Large bedroom
What Will Fit?
Furnishings from a two bedroom apartment or small
house without major appliances, plus cartons and small items OR 290 Standard
File Boxes
 

10 x 20 Storage Area

 
Unit Size:
10x20 (200 sq. ft.)
Equivalent To:
Large one car garage
What Will Fit?
Furnishings from a three or four bedroom apartment/house
with major appliances or can hold a car or truck

Bomarc Self Storage FAQ

When can I move in?
As soon as you have found the optimal size for your needs, you may move in at your earliest convenience.  (Link to Sizing Chart)

What type of documentation do I need to provide in order to rent a space?

You will need a Government issued form of ID (example: driver’s license, state id, or passport) .

Do I need to sign a long-term lease?

No, we rent on a month to month basis so you may move out when you no longer need our services.

What about insurance?

We do not insure your belongings but keep in mind your home owners renters or business insurance may cover your things in storage. Call your insurance provider to inquire. And if they do not cover your things we offer low cost insurance options for your unit. Ask an associate on staff for more details.

Does someone have to be in the office to allow me access to my storage unit?

NO.  Your gate access is 24 Hours/Day, 7 Days/Week, 365 Days/Year. Provided that your payments are up to date, you will be able to access your unit by using the access code to trigger the gate & enter the complex.

How do I make a payment?

You can pay in person at our main office ( 30 Judson Blvd. in Bangor,  9am- 5pm M-F), through mail or on our website. You may also sign up to have the payment automatically deducted via credit/debit card monthly. This is safe & secure & our computer hides the full credit card number from view. 

What forms of payments do you accept?
Checks, Cash, Money Orders, VISA, MasterCard & Amex .

Do you sell boxes and storage supplies?

Yes, we sell packing supplies for all your storage needs. Stop by our main office to view our supply showroom.

What are the hours of operation?

Our staff is typically at the site throughout the day M-F, 9am - 5pm.  Its recommended to call ahead and schedule an appointment with one of our on-site leasing agents to ensure that your storage needs are met.  Feel free to call anytime and/or email.  207-947-8777 [email protected]

Do I need to bring my own lock?

Bomarc Self Storage has an assortment of various locks to fit all of your security needs. Purchase yours right at the site.

Are there any items that I am NOT able to store?

You cannot store explosives, flammable liquids, toxic materials and perishable items. No food or contraband of any kind. Please contact us if you have any questions with a specific item.

How much notice needs to be given when I move out?

Preferably we require a 10 day notice before moving out. Our staff will go over that process,  its fast (only one move out paper to sign). You must be all paid up to move out. Just be sure to remove everything from the unit. Take your lock & sign move out paper.