(Sept. 10, 2013 - You've bought a new house, you're moving your child to college or you just need some extra space to keep your belongings for a period of time. Sometimes renting a storage unit is the only way to keep your possessions safe and secure when you can't store them in your residence.
Before you rent a storage unit take time to confirm with your insurance company that your home, condo or renters insurance policy will cover your property. Also check to make sure there aren't any special conditions or restrictions that apply in your particular case.
Upon renting, you'll want to create a detailed inventory of everything you plan to keep in the storage facility.
Storage unit tips
Here are a few suggestions to make your storage experience easy and worry-free, according to www.nationalselfstorage.com:
SOURCE: American Family Insurance
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