Is Insurance Really Needed for Your Items in Storage?

For most people who rent self-storage units in Concord, they aren’t simply looking for a space to put their junk. One of the main reasons to spend money on a storage unit is to keep valuable items safe and secure. For this reason, it is important to consider purchasing insurance to make sure those valuable items are even further protected in the event they are damaged or stolen. Read on to learn the dos and don’ts of storage insurance so you can feel confident in the security of your stored items. 

Do check with your current insurance agency

Some homeowners’ or renters’ insurance agencies provide coverage for your possessions, no matter where they reside. However, this is not a standard feature of most policies. Many insurers only cover your possessions when they are on the property of your main residence. If this is the case, ask if they have policies with storage insurance, which will cover your stored items for incidents like natural disasters, damage, or theft. 

Don’t forgo insurance if your agency doesn’t provide it

If your homeowners’ insurance agency does not offer a policy with coverage for your stored items, don’t give up. After all, these are likely important possessions with a great deal of real and personal value if you have taken the step to put them in storage. There are some insurance agencies that specialize in storage insurance policies that may also be able to offer flexible terms for policy duration that match your storage unit lease terms.

Do ask your self-storage unit facility for assistance

If you are not sure where to start, the customer service representatives at your storage facility can be a great resource. They can point you in the direction of insurance agencies they know and other storage renters recommend, or they might offer their own insurance at the facility for items not covered by homeowners’ insurance. 

Ready to put your items in a self-storage unit in Concord, CA?

Now that your valuable items are insured for storage in a self-storage unit, you are ready to find the right storage facility for your needs. Contact the team at Abba Storage in Concord to learn about the various security features of their facilities and their range of storage services – from small self-storage units to warehouse for rent

This article originally appeared on Abba Self & RV Storage’s site: 
https://www.abbastorage.com/is-insurance-really-needed-for-your-items-in-storage/

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Portable Storage or a Self Storage Facility: Which is Right for You?

If you have been considering cleaning out your home or workplace, you may be wondering which is better – an on-site portable storage solution or an off-site self storage facility. There are a few differences when it comes to these two choices and knowing these differences can help you to find the right choice for your specific needs.

Portable Storage

Portable storage can be delivered to your yard or outdoor space. They are typically used for moving as they can be easily loaded then driven to the new residence and unloaded. They can also be used for a temporary storage extension. The most positive attribute is that they are delivered right to you and you have an extended period of time to load them. Portable solutions are more suited to short-term storage solutions as they are a more expensive option than an off-site self-storage unit and they do not offer access to your belongings without an appointment.

Off-Site Self Storage

Off site self storage is best if you are looking for a long term storage solution. Monthly rent is quite reasonable and you get a whole lot more for your money than you do with a portable storage solution. A good self storage facility offers security, protection from the elements, the chance to manage your size needs by changing the size of your unit easily and on-site staff that can help you with any questions you have. You can store larger items like cars or boats while they are not being used.

If you are looking for the right storage option in Concord, contact the team at Abba Storage. We can help guide you through our storage facility, helping you to find the right option for your budget and your storage needs.

Our self storage facility offers a wide range of storage sizes in both indoor and outdoor units. Contact our staff today to find out more.

This article originally appeared on Abba Storage’s blog.

Useful Tips When Moving Out of State

Moving out of state is not that much more difficult than moving across town but does require careful planning.  Hopefully you will have the opportunity to visit your new location before the move to see firsthand the area you will be living in.  If you are unable to do so, remember the Internet is a great resource for information on housing and the surrounding community in general.  Consider renting rather than buying if you must commit to a place sight unseen.

A couple of months before your move decide whether you will need the assistance of a professional moving company and contact several to get free quotes.  Check out reviews on the companies and only use one that has a favorable reputation.  Cost will be based on the total weight and volume of all the household goods and furniture you are moving.  Purge what you don’t need.  Remember never pack personal documents or valuables in a moving van but keep them with you.

Things to get organized before the move:

  • Give yourself plenty of time to shop around for the best insurance rates for the new area and set-up your auto and home owners/renter’s coverage.
  • Notify the post office and all creditors of your address change.  Do the same for magazine subscriptions.
  • Take care of utilities – cancel for your old place and set up for the new one.
  • Do some research (again the Internet is a good place to start) regarding schools in the area as well as doctors, dentists, and convenient shopping.
  • Transfer or close bank accounts and remove items from safety deposit boxes.
  • If needed, make travel arrangements for your pets.
  • Remember most states will require you to get a new driver’s license and car registration tags so locate a nearby office.
  • If you are moving into temporary housing, you may want to use a self storage facility for items that are not required until you are more permanently located.
  • Be sure to notify the moving company as soon as possible regarding any damages that may have occurred during the move.

Abba Self Storage Units is a locally owned and operated self storage business in Concord, CA, with easy access to HWYs 680/4 and 242.  We provide secure, clean, mini and large storage units as well as over 300 paved RV, auto, and boat storage spaces.  Abba Self Storage is conveniently located for the Bay Area including the surrounding communities of Pleasant Hill, Pittsburg, Martinez, Pacheco and Concord self storage customers.