Are your belongings safe when you place them in self-storage?
Hello World! If you are de-cluttering your home, or you are moving into a new property, you may need to put some of your belongings into self-storage at some point. This is simple enough to do and there are plenty of self-storage providers, such as www.accessselfstorage.com that have years of experience helping people find the right self-storage unit for their needs. If you visit a self-storage facility you should have the choice of many different containers in different sizes.
When you decide which self-storage unit is right for you, it’s important to read the contract thoroughly before you sign it. You need to make sure that you know exactly how much you have to pay and when it needs to be paid. Remember that if you do not pay on time you could be facing the prospect of having your belongings sold at auction. You also need to ask about the security of your items.
How secure are your items and who has access to them?
You should find that the self-storage facility you use has security measures in place. These measures usually include security cameras which can be used to identify if anyone is trying to access any of the units. You have access to the unit and nobody else is provided with access unless you make a specific request. There may be times when you want someone else to have access, and this can be arranged.
This is useful if different family members have items stored in the same storage unit. You do not really want to be the only one with access as you will have to be available if anyone ever wants to check on, or retrieve, their items. It’s important to note that access is restricted to just those people you request it for.
What is the situation with insurance?
Even though security is usually very good at self-storage facilities, there can still be a threat from nature, in the form of earthquakes and floods. You need to make sure that you have insurance protection for if anything like this happens; this is your responsibility. You will also find that the facility actually asks you about insurance and requires you to have it.
Many people find that the items they are storing are covered on their home insurance, even though they are not being kept in the home. It’s certainly worth checking your policy to see if this applies to you. If your belongings are not covered by your home insurance then you need to discuss options with the self-storage facility and see what insurance coverage it can provide. If your belongings are covered by your home insurance then you need to make sure you have your policy ready to show at the storage facility.
It’s worth knowing that without that policy to prove you have insurance coverage you may be asked to purchase separate coverage before you can use the self-storage unit.
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