How To Protect Your Items While They Are Stored In A Storage Unit

How To Protect Your Items While They Are Stored In A Storage Unit

Hiring a storage unit might be useful if you need space for things like a home move, company storage, or just to get rid of some junk at home. Our goods have both monetary and emotional significance, so you’ll want to make sure they’re safe in storage.

If you’re worried about the safety of your items while they’re in storage, EZ Storage is here to help.

 1.      Use A Reliable Padlock

Use a high-quality, robust padlock that will be tough for burglars to break if you’re putting valuables in storage. No need to buy your own padlocks while storing with EZ Storage because we provide high-quality, secure padlocks on-site in addition to 24-hour CCTV-monitored security.

2.      Find A Trusted Self-Storage Provider

The key to keeping your items safe while in self-storage is picking a reputable, experienced company. At EZ Storage, we value both our customers and their belongings, which is why our storage units are reinforced with steel. We ask that you keep in mind that you cannot store valuables such as jewelry or cash with us. It’s recommended that you secure them in a safe.

Don’t trust your belongings to a self storage facility if you’re not confident in their security measures. Just make sure you do your homework first.

3.      Create an Inventory

Keeping a thorough inventory of everything you’ve stashed away is crucial. Take some images and make a thorough list.

In the event of theft, damage, or loss, having an itemized list of your possessions will assist you in filing a claim with your insurance company and help you keep track of what’s missing. As you place items in or take them out of the storage container, you should update the inventory accordingly.

4.      Purchase Insurance

Find out what kind of protection the self-storage facility offers your valuables before deciding to store them there. While some establishments may provide some degree of basic insurance, it’s probably a good idea to look into other options as well.

If you want the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re financially prepared for the unexpected, it’s a good idea to talk to your insurance company about appropriate coverage alternatives.

 5.      Organize Your Stuff And Clean Your Storage Unit

Be sure to use an all-purpose cleaner to give your storage container a good scrub down before you start putting things away. The self-storage facility should have done this before renting you the space, but it doesn’t hurt to double-check. Then, clean everything completely before putting it away, whether in boxes or the storage unit. Clean everything by wiping it down with an all-purpose cleanser, vacuuming the furniture, and using disinfectant wipes on the appliances. You can avoid the unpleasant smell of must or mildew when you retrieve your items if you clean them first.

6.      Lighter Boxes Go On Top, Heavy Ones Underneath

You wouldn’t believe it, but there’s practically a whole strategy book dedicated to the art of box stacking. Put the heavier boxes at the bottom of the pile and the lighter ones on top to preserve the contents within. If you stack your heavy objects on top of your light ones, the heavy ones will end up crushing the light ones.

Protecting your valuables from burglary, vandalism, and even natural disasters needs some work, but it’s well worth it. The best way to ensure the safety of your belongings while in storage is to take precautions like using good locks, wrapping and safeguarding each item individually, labeling boxes, and purchasing insurance. Here at EZ Storage, we take the safety of your belongings very seriously, which is why we provide climate-controlled storage facilities and cutting-edge security measures. Get in touch with us immediately for more information on our storage services.

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