When you need self storage, you want to know that your belongings are secure and protected. At Storage Outlet in Pomona, California, we don't just want to meet those expectations, we want to exceed them! Our secure storage facility is located on County Road at Garey Ave at the intersection of the 60 and 71 Freeways, across the street from In-N-Out Burger. We offer a variety of unit sizes to accommodate whatever you need to store - from household goods to business records. For your convenience and peace of mind, we offer all ground floor storage units, individually alarmed storage units, access 7 days a week and son site managers.
Serving the Pomona area including Chino Hills, Diamond Bar, Ontario, Montclair and nearby communities of the Inland Empire.
City Information: Pomona
Named in honor of the Roman goddess of fruit, the City of Pomona has a history as rich as its fertile soil. The Pomona area was situated along a trade route used by Native Americans. The first recorded inhabitants were the Gabrieleno Native Americans. The valley became known in the 1700's as Rancho San Jose. A year later it became part of the Mission San Gabriel Grazing lands. Over fifty years later, two soldiers, Don Ingacio Palomares and Don Ricardo Vejar petitioned the governor and on April, 1837 were granted rights to the land.
In the early 1800s, Pomona was known as an "urban garden". Pomona quickly became an economic leader in citrus. In the 1870s, the coming of the railroad spurred agriculture. Pomona's role in the expanding industry influenced the citrus community to name "Pomona" after the Roman goddess of fruit and fruit trees. The name proved prophetic and vineyards flourished in the 1880's, supplying the winemaking and raisin industries. Citrus orchards and olive groves replaced vineyards in the 1890's and, through its agricultural enterprises Pomona maintained an economic lead in the valley.
On January 6,1888, Pomona was incorporated as a City and became a charter City in 1911. Today, Pomona is the fifth-largest city in Los Angeles County, with a population of over 163,000 residents. Pomona boasts a progressive economy, business opportunity, and a strong workforce with attractive shopping, recreational, and real estate offering. The Pomona Valley had been a fruitful valley in the past and is now fruitful from the strength and efforts of its people. With a vision to promote harmonious diversity and economic prosperity, Pomona is vibrant community with progressive citizens leading, testing the limits of progress, and striving to provide a high quality of life for all of Pomona.
Packing and Storage Tips
Let’s Start With The Ten Commandments of Self Storage
- Use boxes that are the same in size - they will stack up much easier and utilize the space you have much better.
- As you stack, place heavy boxes on the bottom and lighter on the top. Seems logical but we have seen many a crumbled box.
- Make sure that you leave walkways between boxes so you can have ready access.
- Half full boxes tend to collapse easier during stacking.
- Leave a little space between your unit walls and boxes - helps air circulate
- Storing a refrigerator or washer/dryer? Leave doors slightly ajar – this can help prevent mold from growing.
- NO flammables or combustibles allowed in any of the storage units.
- Photo or Video document your stored items thoroughly.
- Label your boxes for quick identification.
- Bubble wrap and newspaper fragile items.
Preparing Your Items for Storage
Place smaller items in uniformly sized boxes. Completely fill each box with heavier items on the bottom and lighter items on the top. Uniformly sized boxes stack easier and conserve storage space.
- Appliances. Clean and dry your appliances prior to storing. Do not leave anything inside of appliances to be stored. Store all appliances upright with doors ajar to allow ventilation.
- Blankets, Draperies and Clothing. Have blankets, draperies and clothing cleaned; then pack them on hangers in wardrobe boxes.
- Books. Pack books flat, not standing on end. This will protect the spines, which will bend and warp over time if stood upright. Books are very heavy, so pack them in small boxes and don't put them in boxes with other, more fragile items.
- Breakable Items. Wrap breakable items inside bubble wrap and store with linens.
- Dishes and Glassware. Store these items in specially made boxes called dishpacks. Dishpacks are worth every penny.
- Furniture and Tables. Place blankets over furniture to protect from scratches and dust.
- Label boxed items. You'll know what is in each box without opening it.
- Lawn Mowers. Drain gasoline and oil from all small engines. This precaution will protect both your stored property and the property of others from the dangers of fire and explosion.
- Leather Items. Treat leather items (couches, clothes, etc.) with a leather conditioner prior to storing them. Keep furniture items off the floor by placing them on pallets.
- Mattresses. Place mattresses in plastic slip-on covers to protect them from dust and moisture.
- Mirrors and Pictures. Store mirrors and pictures inside similarly sized knocked down boxes. This affords them protection from scratches and dust.
- Photos. Photographs tend to curl over time. To keep them flat, place between pieces of cardboard and tape them together. Do not store irreplaceable photos, photos and negatives take up very little space. Try to keep these items with you.
- Pillows and Toys. It is smart to store smaller items like this in large plastic bags.
DO NOT STORE THESE ITEMS: Furs, jewelry and other expensive items, irreplaceable items, any living thing, used tires, firearms, explosives, flammables of any kind (gas, diesel, oil, paint, etc.), drugs or drug paraphernalia, stolen items, any type of hazardous items, perishable items of any kind, hazardous waste materials of any kind, items that produce odors or any item that will in any way make other tenants or the manager unhappy.
Organizing your Storage Unit
- If you can, place wooden pallets or boards underneath furniture and boxes. This will prevent condensation from damaging them.
- Leave a small airspace between your stored items and the wall of the storage unit for ventilation.
- Store items that will not be needed to the rear of the storage locker, and items you will need to access toward the front of the unit. This will save a lot of time and hassle.
- Store heavy items on the bottom and lightweight items on top.
- Store smaller, more valuable items to the rear of the storage locker and larger items toward the front of the storage locker.
- Cover everything with plastic sheeting. Wooden furniture should first be covered with blankets to avoid abrasion and moisture damage. Plastic sheeting will protect your stored goods from both dust and water damage.
- Pack your storage unit as tightly as possible. Tighter packing helps to protect stored items from moisture and dust and reduces the space needed to store your property.
- Use a high quality disc (round) padlock to secure your storage locker. This type of lock is difficult to cut or break and offers maximum protection for very little money.