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The Truth Behind Storage Unit and Renter’s Insurance

The Truth Behind Storage Unit and Renter’s Insurance

Whether you rent a storage unit or an apartment, you will be faced with the decision to choose or decline renter’s insurance or storage unit insurance. You may be stuck trying to decide whether or not you need either of these and how they will help you out in the long run.

The cost of these two insurances is minimal compared to what they do cover, but neither of them are mandatory for you to have.

What Do These Insurances Provide You With?

Storage unit insurance protects the items that you store within your storage unit. If a disaster happens such as theft, fire, or flooding, the insurance will kick in and cover the items that you had stored in your unit. Often times, you can purchase this additional insurance through a third-party, the storage facility itself, or your homeowner’s insurance may cover it.

You will be required to make a claim when damage occurs and it may take some time for the company to pay out; however, you will receive compensation for your items.

Best 4 Hacks for Year Round Storage

Best 4 Hacks for Year Round Storage

When it comes to storing your items in a self-storage unit, you want to make sure that you are not making any mistakes and that you are keeping your items safe and protected the entire time. Below, we will go over some storage hacks that will aid you in ensuring your items will be protected.

  1. Keep Items Off the Floor

Did you know that it is important to keep your items off of the floor? While you may not really think there is a need for it, there is. If you have an outdoor storage unit, melting snow and rain can cause flooding, which may seep under your storage unit door. This means that any boxes or items that are on the floor will become wet and often ruined.

To prevent this from happening, you should utilize pallets, shelving, or sand bags in front of the unit to stop the risk of exposure to water. Knowing your items are off the ground will give you the peace of mind you need.

Your Guide to Preventing Mold and Mildew in Your Storage Unit

Your Guide to Preventing Mold and Mildew in Your Storage Unit

If you are worried about mold and mildew in your storage unit, you should be. In fact, mold and mildew can form easily, especially if the conditions are just right. You need to make sure that you are taking the steps necessary to protect your items when they are being stored both short-term and long-term.

One of the best ways to guarantee that your items will be protected is to rent a climate-controlled storage unit. A climate-controlled unit is one where the humidity level and temperature are regulated and kept within a range where items that are susceptible to extreme weather changes are protected.

While a climate-controlled unit can fight against mold and mildew, this does not mean that you can just throw anything into your unit and it be protected. It is essential that you follow some steps and tips to safeguard your items.

Tips for Storing Baby Gear

Tips for Storing Baby Gear

If you have baby gear that is taking up room in your nursery and home, it is time to rent a storage unit and make some room in your house again. But, how exactly do you need to store your baby gear? Below, we will go over some tips to help you store all of your baby gear properly.

  1. Keep All Gear Together

One of the first steps to properly storing your baby gear is to grab all like gear and keep it together. For example, if you have a car seat and stroller travel system, then you should keep the two items together. This way, you will be able to easily access the items when you need them and you do not have to fish around throughout the storage unit to find all of the pieces needed to use the equipment. In addition, it helps to keep all of the car seat pieces together along with all of your travel gear.

Time to Spring Clean Your Storage Unit

Time to Spring Clean Your Storage Unit

Spring is in the air and as the new flowers bloom, it is time to face that dreaded mess in your storage unit. Yep, that mess that you created as you started to pile all of your winter items into it. Before you panic, there is some rhyme and reason on how to effectively clean your storage unit and the tips below will help you keep focus and move through that pile with great speed.

  1. Get the Clothes in Totes

If you have clothes tossed into your storage unit or in garbage bags piled on the floor, it is time to shape up and pull the clothes out, go through them, and get ready to store them properly.

Clothes that are not packed properly can become susceptible to heat and humidity and along with this comes pests and mildew. The first thing you want to do is pull out your clothes and look through them to determine if there is any damage to the clothing. If not, simply clean the garment. If there is, toss it out.

You should place all of the clean and undamaged clothes in a plastic tote to store them correctly. But, before you toss them in there, fold them nicely as you will be able to fit more within the tote.