Common Storage Mistakes

Common Storage Mistakes

Whether you are looking to store a few things temporarily, or on the long-term, there are some key things you need to know. Storage is a fantastic way to free up some room at your home, operate your business without having to rent a larger facility for inventory, or to keep your household furniture while you are in-between moves. Choosing a storage facility, prepping your items, and getting your items to storage can be difficult. Bekins Moving Solutions has helped countless clients with safe, secure storage services. Don’t make these common storage mistakes!

Signing a Contract Without Reading It

Before you store your items at a storage facility, they will most likely present you with a written agreement. This agreement should state the location of the storage where your items will be kept, the monthly or annual price you will pay, as well as the expectations and terms of the contract in how your belongings will be stored. Make sure to read the contract thoroughly before signing. You will want to ensure that you fully understand the consequences if you fall behind on payments, or if you need to extend the contract. Customers who haven’t read the contract fully may find themselves in a less-than-ideal situation if the storage facility decides to take your items due to non-payment.

Not Asking About Storage Options

It is a common misconception that a storage facility is just a large place where your things are stored. While this is half true, there may be other options available to you to keep your items in optimal condition. Temperature control options can keep fragile items like wood or leather furniture from becoming damaged. Before you place your items in storage, make sure to ask about all the storage options available to you.

Not Taking a Tour First

Did you know that most storage facilities let you take a tour before signing your contract? Without seeing where your items will be placed, how do you know they are safe? At Bekins Moving Solutions, we welcome any potential customer to take a look at our top-of-the-line storage facilities. When you can see the quality of the building, security system, and on-site staff, you can rest assured that your items will remain in perfect condition during your absence.

Transporting Items to the Facility Yourself

While some people prefer to bring their items to a storage facility to yourself, it can mean a lot more stress and frustration for you. Instead, why not hire a professional moving company to pack and ship your items to the storage site? Bekins Moving Solutions has a whole fleet of moving trucks that can easily fit everything you want to place in storage. Make your storage experience easier and call Bekins Moving Solutions!

Would you like more information about our storage services? Contact Bekins Moving Solutions at (877) 591-1187 for your free storage or moving quote!