At StorPlace Self Storage we have seen many people make all sorts of mistakes while either preparing to store or actually packing your belongings in a unit. Here are just a few of the more common mistakes.
Not thinking about insuring your items – Most people don’t realize that most storage facilities don’t insure your items automatically. We do offer a low-cost solution to this problem: StorPlace Property Protection. Some form of insurance is a requirement at most if not all storage facilities, whether it is homeowner’s/renters insurance or our StorPlace Property Protection.
Wrapping items in the wrong material – Do not use newspaper to wrap items. The ink can bleed onto the item being wrapped causing you to clean it all over again. Some items can be harder to clean ink off of than others. StorPlace Self Storage offers ink free newsprint to wrap your items in.
Not having enough time or help – Moving is not a fun time for anyone involved and it can be difficult to keep track of everything. You need to make sure you have enough time so that you are not rushed. If you are rushed, you will not pack as neatly and as organized as it could be. Also, you could potentially cause damage to some items you are storing.
Not labelling properly – Make sure you label each box because there is nothing worse than having to go through each and every box looking for one thing. An easy way to do this is to make a “table of contents”. To do this, just number the boxes and on a separate sheet of paper, write the number of the box and the contents out to the side. We have plenty of boxes and packing supplies to help with this process at StorPlace Self Storage.
If you have any additional questions about anything that was mentioned above or anything regarding your storage needs feel free to give us a call at (615) 826-1700.
At StorPlace Self Storage, we offer the best protection for your items in storage. StorPlace offers in-house property protection called StorPlace Protection. Most people don’t realize that even though you might have homeowners or renters insurance, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your belongings will be covered in offsite storage. Many homeowners insurance policies do not offer coverage for property that is not at the physical home. StorPlace wants to take better care of you. That is why we offer 3 different types of property protection for our customers.
Why are we calling it property protection and not insurance? Our property protection is better than insurance. First, our property protection is very affordable. For $8.00 a month your belongings will be covered up to $2,000.00. Even better, there is no deductible with our property protection. Most homeowners insurance policies have at the very least $1,000 deductible. The best part about StorPlace’s property protection is that it is done in-house. We don’t have a third-party company that has to look over the claim or approve it. If there is a need for a claim, we have a turnaround on the claim within the week. You can’t beat that with any other competitor.
StorPlace Self Storage Protection helps protect your stored items from things that could occur beyond your control, such as weather or fire. We all know that we can’t fully predict the weather and we definitely can’t control it. With StorPlace property protection, we have wind and water protection for those unexpected severe storms. The water damage protection protects against leaks from storm damage to roofs or doors. Floods are not covered in the protection coverage. StorPlace property protection also covers fire damage and theft. We never want to see anybody’s property harmed, but if it happens the customers of StorPlace Self Storage have the peace of mind that their property is protected.