Keep Your Possessions on site or off Protected with the Right Insurance

May 10, 2013

Storage insuranceAs the seasons turn, the reasons to rent an off-site storage unit grows, from spring cleaning to keeping personal items out of your home while you spiff it up for market. But just because the items are out of sight, doesn’t mean that they should be out of mind – or unprotected. A new article on the Equifax Finance Blog goes into how you can get the most out of storage while staying safe, “

Six Questions to Ask When Shopping for Storage Unit Insurance.”

After checking in on your current policies – which might have off-premises protection built in – you should explore the policies offered by the storage facility. Keep in mind that the majority of storage facilities will limit the value of property you can store in the unit based on the size and the amount of your rent. That limit is normally around $20,000, according to the Insurance Information Institute.

Despite that, most insurance doesn’t protect against damage from flooding, earthquakes, mold, mildew, vermin or poor maintenance. If you are afraid that these things might befall your belongings, you may be able to purchase an additional policy, but be sure to ask either way.

The full article has many other questions you should ask and things to keep in mind when it comes to off-site storage, and you can find all of that along with great, free advice on avoiding debt, keeping strong

credit ratings, planning for retirement and more.

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Read All Stories By Mitch Levinson

Mitch Levinson is the author of “Internet Marketing: The Key to Increased New Home Sales” published by BuilderBooks. He is an Internet marketing expert with expertise in search engine optimization, website development, email marketing, social media and CRM consulting services. He is known for creating effective programs that can be tracked through analytics to prove effectiveness and ROI. Mitch is founder and president of MLC New Home Marketing and MLC FlatFee Realty, as well as managing partner of mRELEVANCE, LLC, a Marketing, Communication, Interactive agency with offices in Chicago and Atlanta. He currently leads the Chicago team. A Multi-Million Dollar Sales Producer who earned an MBA in Computer Information Systems and eCommerce, he brings a unique perspective and experience to the field of real estate communications. Mitch combines the two interests in order to help home builders and developers gain a competitive advantage through the Internet and technology. When he isn’t behind a computer, he enjoys participating in sports and coaching his kids’ teams. Mitch resides in Arlington Heights, Ill., a northwest suburb of Chicago, with his family, which includes two rambunctious labs. Visit my Google+ profile.

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