5 tips for storing valuable items in a storage unit

5 tips for storing valuable items in a storage unit

Storage units can be incredibly useful for keeping valuable items safe and secure. Whether you’re downsizing, moving house or are just trying to free up some space at home, a storage unit can provide a convenient and flexible solution. It is important to take some precautions when storing valuable items to ensure they don’t get damaged or stolen. Here are 5 tips for storing valuable items in a storage unit.

Tip 1: Choose a secure storage unit

The first step in storing valuable items is to obtain a secure storage unit from a facility with good security features. A self storage unit provides a safe and secure storage solution. Storing valuable possessions in a self storage unit can be safer and more secure than leaving them in the home. Self storage facilities offer advanced security systems in place to ensure maximum security and peace-of-mind protection.

All storage rooms are individually secured and locked with your own padlock and key. You hold the key to your own unit, allowing you to maintain total control. There are sophisticated CCTV systems, PIN code access control and alarm systems in place for peace of mind protection.

Tip 2: Pack your items properly

To protect your valuable items from damage, it is important to use appropriate containers and packing materials. Choose sturdy boxes appropriate for the weight of the items you’re storing.

Packing your items properly will help keep them in great shape, no matter how long they’re in your storage unit. When packing, make sure to use plenty of protective materials such as bubble wrap, packing peanuts, tissue paper, etc. Strong cardboard boxes and plastic transparent storage containers are a great way to pack your belongings. Fragile items and paintings should always be wrapped in bubble wrap. Label all of your boxes clearly with the contents and any specific handling instructions.

Tip 3: Organise your storage unit

Organising your storage unit can help you keep track of your valuable items and make it easier to access them if needed. Taking the time to maintain a tidy and organised storage unit will help to ensure that all items are stored safely and that overcrowding is avoided. Use shelving units to keep items off the floor and provide better ventilation. Place heavier items at the bottom of stacks and lighter items on top. It is also a good idea to make an inventory of everything you are storing and keep it safe so you can refer to it if needed.

Tip 4: Arrange adequate insurance

Accidents can still happen even if you’ve taken all of the necessary precautions. It’s a good idea to take out insurance to protect your valuable items in case of theft, fire, or other damage.

Most storage facilities will require some form of goods cover insurance to be in place. Usually, the storage company will offer to provide this for you and charges it with the rental. Customers also have the option of providing this themselves by arranging with a suitable provider of their choice.

Tip 5: Inspect your storage unit regularly

Finally, it is important to visit your storage unit regularly to check on your valuable items and ensure they are still in good condition. Check for any signs of damage and to see if all of the packing materials used are still effective. If you notice any problems, take action immediately to prevent further damage.

Storing valuable items in a self storage unit can be a convenient and flexible solution.

If you are looking for safe and secure self storage, Bigfoot Self Storage provides the ideal solution. Our accessible facility offers high levels of security and a wide range of indoor storage units, perfect for storing your valuable items. Get a quote and reserve your space today!

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