What Not to Store in Self-Storage: Protecting Against Lithium-Ion Battery Risks
November 3, 2023

There are a lot of things you can store inside a self-storage unit, and individuals and businesses utilize it for a myriad of reasons. It is ideal for downsizing, as you can keep the things you value while making space at home to live. Small seasonal businesses can keep equipment and inventory in a safe […]

Post-Pandemic Staffing Issues in Self Storage: Should Your Facility Become Fully Automated?
June 3, 2023

With technological advances on the rise, more and more self storage facilities are opting to run their operations with little to no staff. This trend of automated facilities has its perks. For one, there’s less overhead and less training. With fewer people passing around important documents and information, fewer things would be lost in the […]

Damaged Goods | Managing Rodents and Pests at Your Facility
September 18, 2019

Some people keep rats for pets. Others desperately try to keep their storage facility clear of rodents of any kind. Whether you’re hiring pest control or keeping rat-atouille in a cage, here’s how you (and your tenants) can keep the ‘pesky pests’ from destroying your tenants’ property. Pesky Pests When we say pesky pests there’s […]

Thief’s the thing | Dealing with Burglars at your Self Storage facility
September 4, 2019

What kind of kleptomaniac can resist a row of buildings full of stuff? Judging by the amount of burglary and attempted burglary that occurs in self-storage they might as well have a bullseye painted across those garage doors. So how do you, and your tenants, avoid being victims? We’ve got you covered: Inside the mind […]

Risk Management | The risks of self storage and what to do about them
July 31, 2019

Moving is a complicated and stressful time. The more worries you can eliminate, the smoother the process can go. The best way to eliminate worries about storing your property is to find a safe place to store them that offers protection against the many risks of storing property. That means finding a facility that isn’t […]

Fireworks! – in the sky, not your self storage facility!
June 24, 2019

Not everyone is a rule follower, but the majority of us Americans are pretty against getting jail time. While you most likely have a lengthy section of the rental agreement detailing what can and cannot be stored at your facility, it’s still a smart idea to discuss these policies in the framework of fire safety. Fireworks, or any other kind of explosive or extremely flammable item should not be stored in a self-storage facility. Many states actually have laws against storing such items in a storage unit precisely for the fact that they make a fire an even more dangerous situation.

Ultimate Moving Guide part 4 | Risk Management – Mold Prevention
June 10, 2019

Mold. If you’re like most people, your experience with the furry growth is limited to the visible black spots you find on your shower curtain or the musty smell of your towels after they’ve been left in the washer too long. Which makes mold prevention a bit of a foreign concept. The dictionary defines mold […]

Self-Storage Busy Season Survival Kit
February 25, 2019

Busy season for self-storage owners is no joke (even if our bad pun might be). Before April 1st, there are abandoned units to clear out, new tenants to sign, customer service inquiries to handle and a million other things to think about on a daily basis. The best way to survive the busy season and […]

10 Things Self-Storage Owners Must Tell Their Tenants
January 28, 2019

Tenants want to keep their things safe or they wouldn’t be seeking your self-storage facility. So help them protect their property from the get-go by sharing these 10 tips for better property protection. Don’t forget to download the printable version via the button at the bottom! Risk management for tenants Tenants want to keep their […]

Earthquakes and Rodents and Fire – oh my! | Tips on making your Protection Plan claim go smooth as butter
October 29, 2018

When Scary Stuff Happens to Your Stuff Scary things happen. Earthquakes and rodents and fire (oh my!) and much more! So when we protect your tenants’ property from these damaging situations, we do everything in our power to make the experience in filing a claim less frightening. But, there are a few things you can […]