According to the Self Storage Association, nearly 1 in 10 households in America currently rent a storage unit, an increase of 65% in the last 15 years. That’s a lot of stuff in storage! But I wonder how many households can actually remember all of the items in their storage unit. As the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind”.
However, should your unit be hit by a disaster such as a flood, tornado, or fire, or should a burglary occur, it would be very difficult to recover anything you are unable to list for the insurance claim. For this reason, anyone planning to rent a storage unit should take a full inventory of the items prior to storing the items. If you already rent a storage unit, head over to your unit and take a full inventory or your stored items right away. The inventory should include a list of each item as well as pictures of the items, warranty information, serial numbers, and receipts when possible.
If making a detailed list seems overwhelming or if you just don’t have the time, let one of our home inventory professionals help you out!
~Mika Moris, Marketing Director, What's Under Your Roof?