What types of storage services are available?
You have two options: self-storage and pick up and delivery
Self-storage (sometimes called Mini-storage) works best
for items that you are likely to retrieve, but don't have
available space at home. A mini-storage unit is convenient
and accessible, and you provide your own lock and key for
added security. Individual units, in a variety of sizes and
shapes, are available to fit your needs. You rent a unit on
a monthly basis under an "occupancy agreement." Some companies
may also bill you for electricity. You may move your items
into the unit yourself, or if you have a couple of heavier
items, you can request a pickup. Many facilities will provide
free pickup if you agree to keep your items in the unit for
a certain length of time. In these cases, when the driver
arrives with the truck, it will be your responsibility to
load your items. The driver will accept no liability for your
a reservation with a Self-Storage facility.
How to select your self-storage unit
Before you place your items into a storage space, it is
imperative that you inspect the facilities. Your unit should
have sufficient amount of space for all of your items. Create
an inventory of all of the items that you wish to place into
storage, so that if you don't know which size unit to select,
you'll have something to show to a facility worker. You can
use the Weight and Volume Calculator to create this permanent
inventory sheet, calculate the approximate size of the storage
unit you need, and even email the list to a facility or company.
The storage unit should be clean, and above all, secure. Self-storage
facilities offer many types of security features, ranging
from alarms, motion detectors, video surveillance, nightly
inspections, and guards on duty. You will have to provide
your own lock and key, so that only you and those you allow
will have access to the unit.
Insurance for Your Storage Items
You maintain complete responsiblity for the items that you
place inside your storage unit. The storage facility bears
no responsibility for your items. As such, Mover MAX recommends
that you seek additional insurance from the facility itself.
Just inquire with the company's representative. Some home
owner's and renter's policies cover theft off premisis, and
would cover what is in storage. To find out if this applies
to you, call your home owners or renter's insurance provider.
Take a complete inventory and keep it current. Mover MAX recomends
avoiding storing valuables and antiques.
2) Pickup & Delivery Services
Some self-storage companies will deliver a container (or
containers) to your home. You will need to determine the number
of containers. To help decide, we recommend creating an inventory
of all of the items that you wish to place into storage. You
can use the Mover MAX Weight and Volume Calculator to create
this permanent inventory sheet, and calculate the approximate
size of the storage unit you need. If you are still uncertain,
you can show this list to a facility worker (or even email
the list to a facility or company).
The driver will provide you with instructions on how you
load your items and lock your container. You'll provide your
own lock and key and have as much time as you need to load
your items into the container. When you're finished, you call
the facility for a pickup, they 'll then transport your filled
container to their facility. When you wish to retrieve your
items, you have the option of going to the facilities or having
the container delivered to you. If you choose to goto the
facility, you'll need to call several hours in advance.
a reservation with a Pickup & Delivery Service
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