There are many common misconceptions about renting and storing in a self storage unit. Below are five common myths and mishaps that occur when storing. StorPlace Self Storage is sharing this information so these these mishaps don’t happen to you!
Not insuring your property
At StorPlace Self Storage, we require you to have some type of insurance protection on your stored property whether it is your own or through our property protection. It is important to have your property protected. You never know when Mother Nature is going to hit. You might not think your items are irreplaceable until you lose them.
Using newspaper or other items not suitable for wrapping items
Using regular newspaper to wrap items such as plates and glasses is not recommended. Over time the ink on the newspaper will bleed into your plates and other items wrapped in it. There is a better alternative, it is the newsprint. It is newspaper without the ink. This way no ink bleeds onto your items.
Storing food and drinks
You should absolutely not store food or drink in a self-storage unit. It will only attract bugs and other critters. Also, when attempting to store canned drinks, you need to be extra careful where you store them. They could get too hot and burst.
Not having proper help or rushing
When moving or packing items, try not to rush the wrapping/packing process as it could cause damage to the items that you might not notice until a later time. Also, when you are storing the items make sure to stack them carefully to avoid damage and other issue while moving them again, like boxes falling on you.
Not labeling your items properly
When packing items in boxes, make sure you label the boxes, so you do not get confused later. Some may even want to make an inventory list and possibly number the boxes so that you will be able to find items easier later. For example, boxes 1-3 are filled with kitchen items and boxes 4-7 are bathroom stuff.