Self Storage Rental Tips

Published on 5/10/2021

Always use a disk lock. Disc locks function very similarly to regular padlocks, but they have a round shape that makes them very difficult to break into.

Store and secure items inside the unit so that they won’t tip over and are off the floor (concrete draws moisture). Wrapping items in plastic can be a smart idea as well.

Notify your storage facility of any change of address and/or phone number within 10 days of changes. This will make sure you always have good communication and receive all notices.

Know the fees. You can end up paying more if you don’t move out on time, if your unit isn’t cleaned before you leave, or if you leave trash or old items you no longer want.

Get Tenant Protection. We recommend Tenant Protection over homeowner’s insurance because:

• Your stored items may not be covered by your homeowner’s policy

• Your premiums could go up if you file a claim

• Your homeowner’s policy could be canceled if you file a claim

Park so as to not block other units and drive carefully.

Following these tips can help you to have a good rental experience.