You must insure your property as you would insure your property in the apartment. We may offer renter's insurance but you don't have to purchase insurance from us. Similar to when renting an apartment, if the apartment building burns down, the owner has insurance to replace the building BUT the owner's insurance does not cover your property. Renter's insurance for the property you store with us can easily be added to your homeowner's or renter’s insurance policy for little cost. We strongly recommend that you insure your property stored with us.
It is mandatory that you insure your property if the value of the property stored exceeds $5,000 in value.
How big of a storage unit do I need?
There is no general rule for the size of storage you will need, but here is a general guideline to help you understand sizing needs:
- 5x10 - one bedroom
- 10x10 - one to two bedroom apartment or small office space
- 10x20 - 2 bedroom home
- 10x30 - 3 bedroom home
What type of items are not allowed in my storage unit?
Great question and often overlooked, if you use common sense, you are probably OK. Of course, explosives and anything flammable, odorous, noxious, corrosive, hazardous or polluting can't be stored. Nothing illegal, no animals, drugs/alcohol, etc. No food by any means! We do not want to attract any varmints or insects! If we notice food in a unit, we will cut your lock, remove and throw food out.
Notice: don't store anything that can't be replaced like important papers and family heirlooms. THIS IS IMPORTANT. Your lease will specifically state that you won't store these types of items because we do not want to be responsible in any way for the loss of your cherished things. Your important and cherished things need to be stored where you live. There are specialty storage places where you can store these sort of items and they are very expensive and for that very reason. That is why we do not allow you to store items that can't be replaced.
We don't allow storing property in excess of $5,000 without notifying us and providing proof of insurance for the amount being stored.