Keeping the Contents of Your Storage Unit Safe


May 1st, 2021

Protecting Your Stored Belongings

There are three main components key to keeping your stored belongings organized, safe and in good shape:

While you can get the details on packing best practices in the article, considerations include:
  • Using packing boxes that are the same size to make safe stacking easier,
  • Cushion what you put in each box to protect it, and clearly label what’s in each box,
  • Move in heavy objects first so they’re in the back of the unit, and
  • Leave an aisle down the middle of your unit to make ongoing access easy.

To correctly insure your unit’s contents, there are several things to consider.  The good news is that if you have homeowner’s insurance, anything you store in your unit should be covered under the “off-premises personal property” section of your policy.  If you’re not sure you have this coverage or want to make sure your coverage limits are sufficient, contact your insurance agent. If you do not have homeowner’s insurance, Extra Attic Storage can recommend a specialized insurer who can provide you with a Tenant insurance policy or you can locate one on your own.  While Extra Attic Storage does not require you insure your unit contents, we recommend you do if there are hard-to-replace items or items have significant sentimental value. Lastly, consider the security of the storage facility.  Extra Attic Storage employs a number of important tools and practices to monitor access and keep your belongings safe.  These include:

  • 24-hr video surveillance covering the entire storage site,
  • Lockable storage units, with locks available for purchase if you don’t have your own,
  • Computer-controlled access gate requiring a personal pass code for entrance and exit, and
  • Continuing monitoring during business hours by our onsite property managers

Our onsite property managers would love to help you.  Stop by one of our locations today to find out more: