Choosing the right storage unit(s) for new renters can be quite stressful as knowing where to start can be a job within itself.
Here at Simple to Store we thought we would share with you some of our top tips, ensuring you are getting the most out of your storage unit(s).
Make Sure the Storage Unit is Insured
Firstly, you will want to make sure that the items you are putting into storage are insured. Most reputable storage providers such as Simple to Store will offer liability cover. However, you will always need to check the small print to ensure the insurance covers everything that you need.
It is always advised that you ask questions as some storage providers offer additional liability cover. Alternatively, you can add the storage unit(s) to your homeowners policy. This will give you peace of mind, knowing that you can repair, replace or get compensated for your losses should your items be damaged or destroyed.
It is important to choose a storage facility that has security measures in place such as:
– Gates with access codes
– Sufficient lightening
– Is well maintained
Store Your Items the Correct Way
Storing your items incorrectly could lead to future complications. Here at Simple to Store we have listed a few tips showing you how to store your belongings the right way, helping to avoid those future problems.
– Use plastic boxes rather than cardboard boxes to store perishables
– Use packing materials such as bubble wrap, packing paper, newspapers and tape for delicate items
– Use quality cardboard boxes, making sure they are all taped up
It is important that you label all your boxes and store your items in an organised manner, this will make life easier when collecting/removing items out of storage. If you have more than one container make sure you note which items are where in your inventory.