3 Misconceptions Surrounding Storage Facilities

Posted on: 21 March 2016

Many individuals find themselves in need of a storage unit to house their belongings during a job relocation. These units help provide them with a safe place to keep all of their belongings until they are able to find a new place to live. However, there are a lot of things that people don't understand about storage units. To make sure you are on the same page as the storage unit facility, here are a few key misconceptions you don't want to let ruin your rental experience.

The facility is responsible for anything that happens to your belongings.

Many people have been told that the storage unit facility is the one who has to pay for anything that happens to belongings inside of the unit on their property. However, that isn't the case. It is up to you to make sure your belongings are insured. While the facility will do as much as they can to make sure their facility is safe and secure, they cannot guarantee something won't happen that is out of their control.

Many renters' policies coverage your belongings stored offsite up to a certain amount. However, there are also special policies you can purchase that cover belongings inside of a storage unit. You want to make sure you know what you need to do beforehand to prevent being stuck with no coverage if something were to happen.

You can access your belongings anytime you want.

While some storage facilities do have 24-hour access, not every facility will. You need to make sure you are on the same page as the facility to prevent being stuck with no way to access your possessions when you need them the most.

You can store whatever you want in your unit.

Just because you are renting a storage unit and paying a fee for it, that doesn't mean that you can store whatever you feel like inside of the unit. There are limits to what can and cannot be stored in your unit. You need to know what it is that you are allowed to store in your unit to prevent being hit with a fine and not being able to use the facility. The facility might have you fill out paperwork documenting what you are planning to store in your unit just to be safe.

By knowing what you can expect from the storage facility, you can have a pleasant experience all around.