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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Renting a Self-Storage Unit

leesport storage rentalYour self-storage experience at DAK Self-Storage in Leesport can be a good one or a bad one. The quality of your experience depends on whether you plan ahead. If you think you can just wing it, you will likely run into problems.

We will do our best to help ensure that your self-storage experience is a pleasant one. If you have any questions, one of our employees would be happy to assist you. Below you will find some failures to avoid when storing your items. Doing so will help ensure a positive self-storage experience.

Failing to Plan

DAK Self-Storage offers a variety of storage units at various prices. With so many options, you need to make sure you make the right choice. Thus, you need to plan your rental beforehand. Make sure you measure all your items and figure out how you can stack them into your storage unit. You don’t want to rent a unit and then end up not having enough space. Likewise, you don’t want to end up paying extra for unused space.

Don’t forget to plan for moving day either. Make sure you have enough time set aside to get everything done. When you rush, you are more likely to make other mistakes. Figure out how many trips you will have to make and make sure you find some friends to help you move the heavy items. Planning your DAK Self-Storage rental will help you avoid problems.

Failing to Research

One of the reasons you are storing your belongings with us is because you want to keep them safe. While we provide security measures, you will want to make sure they are stored properly. Be sure to research how to care and store each of your items. Some items may need to be kept in a specific environment or covered in special wrappings. You can check our DAK Self-Storage’s blog for a variety of helpful tips and how-to blogs.

Failing to Label Boxes

If you have a lot of items in your unit, they can be difficult to find. You could spend an hour looking for the exact item you need. One way to avoid this problem is to organize everything by category and label every box. If you are feeling ambitious, you can even create a map of your DAK Self-Storage unit. When you stack your boxes, make sure that the labels are facing outward. Make sure to leave a path for moving around as well. By storing items you use the most at the front of the unit, you can make finding what you need much easier.

Failing to Purchase Insurance for Your Items

We recommend purchasing insurance for your items. DAK Self-Storage takes multiple security measures to protect your items. However, we are not responsible if your items are damaged, lost, or stolen. Before storing, you can check with your insurance agent to see if your policy covers items in storage. If not, you can purchase a separate insurance policy at our facility in Leesport. We have partnered with Storsmart to provide our customers with protection for their belongings.

Failing to Choose the Right Location

Finally, you have to choose the right facility to store your possessions. It is tempting to go with the cheapest option. Yet choosing a quality facility can more beneficial. If your items are damaged or stolen, you will end up paying more to replace your items.

DAK Self-Storage keeps a clean facility, provides friendly service and keeps your valuables safe. We also have a supply shop on site if you need any extra materials to safely store your items.  If you live in Berks County our facility is just a short drive from your home.

 

 

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