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Offsite storage, insurance etc
There's probably already a thread about this, but I couldn't find it!
My Lego collection has grown to an alarming size over the past few years, and I'm beginning to worry about a) the integrity of our ceiling, b) the ire of my wife who can no longer put any household items in our loft and c) the condition of the boxes, which are now piled up on top of each other.
Hopefully we're going to be moving in the next 12 - 24 months, and we'll find somewhere with considerably more storage space, but for now I need to find somewhere else to store all my sets, and I'm thinking of one of the places like Big Yellow Storage or similar.
Has anyone had any experience of them? Are they reliable? And what to do about insurance? I presume they will offer something, but are there any insurance companies out there that will offer a suitable policy?
Any advice gratefully received.
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You could check with your insurance broker/policy to see what is covered (probably a good idea even if you don't move them to ensure you have high enough contents limits). They might be able to offer an additional rider on the policy for the off site contents. Or, may be able to offer a renters policy for the storage facility.
As you mentioned, it's likely possible the storage facility would offer something as well, but would likely be quite expensive.
Now I realize I have a new storage unit with less overall value in storage (records are back home) but thanks for the reminder, I need to update with them.
And I second @Switchfoot55, don't use storage unit's insurance policies if you can avoid them; the last time I used a temporary offsite storage unit, they had a mandatory monthly insurance premium that was 50% the actual rental cost...