4th January 2023
Whether you’re selling your house, renovating you home or just need a little extra space in your home, secure storage units are a great solution. They give you the storage space you need, while keeping your much-loved possessions safe and secure. While it can be concerning when you place your items somewhere else as you can’t see that they are safe – self storage units can actually protect your items.
In fact, many of our customers find that their belongings are safer in our 24-hour access self storage than they are in their own homes. This is because we take extra care of your belongings and make extra efforts to ensure they are protected around the clock.
Protecting Your Items With Storage
Below are two examples of how self storage units can protect your items.
Safety And Security 24 Hours A Day, 7 Days A Week
Our secure storage units are here to give our customers complete peace of mind that their belongings are safe and secure. No matter the size of your storage unit or what you have stored in it, the security of your unit and your belongings is just as important as any other items in our 24-hour access self storage units. Our storage facilities are well located with limited access. We have gated access to our secure storage units. Out of hours customers can still gain access to the storage facility and their own unit. However, they can not gain access to another person’s secure storage unit.
As a professional self storage facility, we make sure that your belongings are protected by 24/7 surveillance. We can see who comes into and leaves our storage units and what they have on them too. Strong security systems in place should reassure you that your items are being stored in the safest and most secure manner possible.
Climate-Controlled Secure Storage Units
Round the clock surveillance is a great way to keep your belongings secure, but what about keeping them safe? The reason you don’t want to store your belongings in the shed or garage is due to the weather. The last thing you want is your items getting wet or damp, too hot or too cold. This is why we offer climate-controlled secure storage units.
If you are looking to store items like furniture, clothing, important documents, photos and similar, then you want to ensure they are protected from the elements. These items, and many more, could all be damaged by extreme weather conditions. The heat, cold and damp can cause irreparable damage to your items. Protecting your prized possessions from the elements is something that is very important to us. This is why all our secure storage units in Peterborough and Darlington are climate-controlled to keep your belongings protected while in storage.
How You Can Protect Your Belongings In Storage
There are also things that you can do to further protect your belongings in 24-hour access self storage. Have a look at the tips we have shared below to ensure that your items are as safe as they can be when in storage.
Choose 24-hour Access Secure Storage With Video Surveillance
We recommend that you opt for a storage facility that offers 24/7 access with a keypad entry. This way you will be able to collect and drop off your items into storage at times that suit you. Further to that, you will know that your belongings are safe, and it will not be possible for someone to break a lock and gain entry to your storage unit, for example.
For example, here at Quick Self Storage in Peterborough and Darlington, we offer 24-hour access self storage. We also offer 24-hour surveillance. This means that we know who is in our storage facilities and when. Your belongings will be under our watchful eye, to ensure they are always secure and protected.
Use A Strong Padlock On Your Storage Unit
You’ll find that most storage units provide a lock for your secure storage unit. However, you may prefer to upgrade to a stronger and more secure lock. This will give you the reassurance that your locked storage unit is safe.
You may also choose to lock some of your more prized possessions in boxes with locks, within the secure storage unit. This can offer you an extra level of peace of mind. While this extra level of security is not required – if it reassures you or gives you extra peace of mind to sleep easily at night, then it is well worth the extra effort.
Create Your Own Item Inventory
Do you often forget where you put things at home? Whether it’s the car keys, the ever-missing remote control or an old photo or important document? We all misplace things and forget where we have put them. This is why it’s a great idea to create your own item inventory. This should be a list of everything that you have put into storage, and if possible which box it is in.
This will reassure you that you know what items are in storage and which items are at home. There will be no last-minute worries about missing items or hunting high and low. Instead, you can easily check your list and see if the item is at home or in storage. This list can also be stored for insurance reasons, to confirm what is in storage.
Get The Right Insurance
You will need to ensure that you take out the appropriate insurance for the items that you place into storage. We will happily recommend self storage insurance companies to you if you are note sure of the best one for you. We can also help you understand the level of insurance you need for your belongings and what the insurance company will need to know.
Understand What Can And Can’t Go Into Storage
Your storage company will have rules and regulations of items that can be placed in your storage unit and items that cannot be placed into storage. This is to keep your belongings safe. The list of items that cannot be placed into storage will often include things like food items, explosives and similar. This list has been put together to ensure your belongings are safe in storage. By following the rules and regulations you will be able to ensure your belongings are protected and secure.
Want to know more about how self storage units can keep your belongings safe? Call our team. We will happily answer any questions you might have, offer advice and guidance or show you around our secure storage facilities in Darlington or Peterborough.