4942 Oak Crest Hill Rd SE
Iowa City, IA 52240
 
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Closed 12:00pm - 1:00pm for Lunch
 
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Oak Crest Storage of Iowa City, IA

 

 

 
 
 

Tips to Maximize Your Personal Storage Space

General Tips
 
  • Use up all of the available space in your unit.
  • Put pallets on concrete storage floors to protect your belongings from dampness
  • Put frequently-used items closer to the entrance
  • Put heavier items in smaller boxes for easier lifting
  • Label your boxes and seal them with tape.
  • Seal fragile items in with packing material and put them at the top of your storage for protection
  • Store bedding, clothes, curtains and the like on no-rust hangers. Protect wool items from moths with cedar chips.
Furniture
  • Wax wooden furniture to prevent moisture damage
  • Consider using climate-controlled storage units (We have them available!)
  • Tie disassembled bed frames together and tape the nuts, bolts, etc to them in zip-lock bags
  • Put blankets in between stacked furniture and don't forget that moisture can condense under plastic covers! Use cloth instead!
  • Cover mattresses in mattress bags or cloth for protection. Avoid leaning them against walls, as moisture can condense on walls.
    Dishes/Glassware/Silverware
  • Wrap every glass item individually and place near the top of storage.
  • Don't put heavy items on boxes containing glass.
Appliances
  • A fridge or freezer should be stored after it is completely dry. Store with the door opened slightly.
Metal Items
  • Wipe all metal items (like bikes) with a few drops of machine oil to slow the rusting process.
Paper/Books/Documents
  • Protect book spines by packing books flat. Put boxes containing paper items on pallets to prevent moisture absorption.

Pictures, Mirrors and Other Frames
  • Wrap pictures that are small and stand them on end in boxes.
  • By picture-moving boxes for larger items

Food and Natural Treats
  • Don't store frozen items that might break in non-climate-controlled units.
  • Don't store food in plastic or in boxes as rodents could tear into them.
Prohibited Stored Goods
Never store, perishables, liquids, explosives, flammable liquids and fuels, toxic materials, or other items that need a controlled environment.
Packing Tips Disclaimer
THIS INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO HOPEFULLY HELP YOU WITH YOUR PACKING, MOVING, AND STORAGE NEEDS. IT IS OFFERED “AS IS” AND NO WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IS OFFERED. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFOMANCE OF THE TIPS IS ASSUMED BY THE USER. NO ORAL OR WRITTEN INFORMATION OR ADVICE GIVEN BY OAK CREST STORAGE, ITS AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY AND YOU MAY NOT RELY ON ANY SUCH INFORMATION OR ADVICE.

Storage Policies

General
  • Smoking and the use of alcohol is prohibited while at the storage facility.
  • Firearms are prohibited at or in the storage facility.
Prohibited Items
  • Any Living Thing- New or Used Tires
  • Firearms and/or ammunition
  • Explosives in any form
  • Flammables of any kind (gas, diesel, kerosene, oil, paint, etc.)
  • Drugs or Drug Paraphernalia
  • Stolen Items
  • Hazardous Items and/or waste material of any kind
  • Items that produce odors of any kind
  • Any item deemed inappropriate by the manager or staff of the facility
  • Any item which detrimentally affects other tenants or the facility
Prohibited Storage Uses
Our storage facility is designed for storage only. The following uses are NOT allowed:
  • Playing of any type of musical instruments
  • Amplified music
  • Garage sales, auctions, flea market sales or other public sales
  • Any illegal use of any kind.
  • Any use deemed inappropriate by the manager or staff of the facility
  • Our storage units are meant for storage use only, not a workshop, or a place of residence.

Thank you for your cooperation!
 

If you have any questions on our storage policies, please give us a call.