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Storage Checklist

When you’re ready to move your company’s items into a Stoneybrook West Storage unit, we want to ensure your move goes as smoothly as possible. Here are a few things you need to remember before you rent, and on the day you bring your items in.

Before you rent

Insurance

The items you place in self storage units are the responsibility of your company (or you, the owner, if you’re a sole proprietor or partner in a business). Goods are not insured by our storage facilities. Check your company’s insurance policy or ask your insurance agent to find out whether your policy extends to property stored off-site. If you do not have an insurance agent, we can provide you with the names of several who handle storage insurance.

Prohibited items

Buying moving supplies for businesss storageCommon sense and government laws determine what may be stored in self storage facilities. Please read the following to ensure that you, your belongings and your fellow customers are safe at all times. If you have any questions, our storage specialists will be happy to help.

As a rule, never store any of the following:

  • Firearms, explosives, weapons or ammunition.
  • Hazardous, toxic or radioactive goods, biological agents and flammable materials and liquids. These present a serious danger to the facility, its personnel, other customers and your goods.
  • Gas canisters (e.g. for barbecue’s or recreational vehicle use) and aerosol cans.
  • Pollutants, contaminated goods, asbestos or other materials of a potentially dangerous nature.
  • Cash or securities, coins, precious stones, jewelry, antiques or fine art unless specifically agreed with us in writing, in advance of storing such goods in the unit.
  • Illegal substances, illegal items or goods illegally obtained.
  • Birds, fish, animals or any other living creature.
  • Food or perishable goods. Dry foods (like rice, flour, pet food etc.).
  • Scented candles or ornaments made of edible ingredients (e.g. popcorn strings, cookie or play-dough ornaments).
  • Waste or other items which do or could emit any fumes, smell or odor.

Please ensure that the fuel tanks of any items that require fuel (e.g. motorbikes, lawnmowers, cars) are fully drained.

Stoves, barbeques and other cooking appliances should be thoroughly cleaned so as not to attract pests. Refrigeration equipment should be defrosted and dry, and the door left open to allow air circulation and to prevent mould.

Preparing to move in

Prior to moving into Stoneybrook West Self Storage, you will need to complete rental documents. The person authorized to enter into the contract for the company must bring:

  • Two pieces of government-issued identification (such as a passport, driver’s licence or birth certificate). At least one piece of identification must have a clear photograph.
  • One piece of company identification.
  • Your contact information, as well as the name, address and telephone number of one alternative contact in your company (or of someone who does not live with you if you’re the sole employee).
  • A keyed padlock. If you don’t have one, don’t worry. We have a very good selection high-quality, reasonably priced locks available for purchase in our store.
  • A first payment (we accept cash, all major credit cards and debit cards).

To complete rental documents, please arrive at least 45 minutes prior to the store’s closing.

When you move your goods in

Here are a few guidelines for keeping your company’s unit in good condition.

  • Do not attach anything to the walls of your unit.
  • Protect the floor of your unit with a drop cloth or tarp.
  • Use standard sized file boxes or cartons when stacking items.

If you have any questions, please contact one of our representatives and we will gladly assist you.

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