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Warehouse Storage (FAQ) Frequently Asked Questions
Question: I need storage for a few months as my house has sold & I will be moving out 0f state. How does your process work?
Answer: First call our office to schedule a phone/zoom estimate. Final price will depend on square footage & the size and number of the items you’re moving and accessibility of your belongings.
The steps: Our large moving trucks (28-footer) with the wooden vaults will arrive at your house and from there we start loading your boxes, furniture, etc. into Each 7 x 5 x 7-foot-tall vault. Once it’s all loaded, you then signed the paperwork, and your worries are over. Our professional movers will unload & store all your household stuff in our clean, modern, and secure warehouse in Irvine.
Question: What size are these wooden vaulted storage & how much stuff can you fit inside these boxes?
Answer: A “storage vault” is a sealed and secure wooden storage container, 7 feet high x 5 feet wide x 7 feet long (245 cubic feet). Since all of our storage vaults are a standard size, it’s easier to determine how many you’ll need and avoid overpaying for unused space. They can hold anywhere from 1,200-1,500 lbs. of belongings. Also, each vault can hold a bedroom size room of a queen size bed (dismantled) two nightstands, a couple of medium boxes.
Question: What are the benefits of using a vaulted storage solution?
Answer: With vault storage, your belongings are wrapped and padded, then placed in large wooden crates. The vault is then assigned a unique tracking code and sealed shut. Lastly, the crates are stacked with a forklift to maximize space. Vaults are typically provided by professional movers, and they are skilled at packing your belongings into the vault. They are doing the heavy lifting for you, and saving you time, sweat, and effort. It is critical to think about how often you actually need access to your storage unit.
Question: Do you offer storage for businesses?
Answer: We offer short-term & long-term storage solutions for small & medium-size businesses. We can store your furniture, fixtures, & equipment that will fit into our 7 x 5 x 7-foot heavy duty wood vaults with a maximum weight of 1,500 pounds per pod.
Question: Are there any restrictions on what I can store in your warehouse?
Answer: We don’t allow perishable items such as food, things that produce a noxious smell, anything flammable, or explosives. For a complete list of what is or is not allowed in storage, please see a detailed description in your lease term.
Question: What is the minimum storage lease term?
Answer: All of our leases are month-to-month, renewing at the first of the month.
Question: What about insurance? Will my valuables be covered in case of a fire, water damage, or natural disaster?
Answer: Fact about storage insurance. Most moving & storage companies have insurance that is called “released value protection” and is set at no more than 60 cents per pound. But if you have something more valuable than clothing, books, furniture, or kitchen stuff, then consider getting full value protection. Please call our moving professionals to discuss insurance options.
Question: How much on an average does it cost to store my stuff using the wood vaults storage solution ?
Answer : A 7 x 5 x 7 Safeway Moving storage vault will typically cost about $80/month and more than that if the items stored are particularly valuable.
Question: What if I suddenly need to get access to my vault to get something important?
Or grab some items to take with me?
Answer: We ask that you give us 48-hour notice and you can access your vault. At our warehouse storage in Irvine Mon to Friday during office hours. There is Also a minimum $100 per hour fee to unload and open up your vault. This rarely happens but it does once in a while.
Question: How much on an average does it cost to store my stuff using the wood vaults storage solution?
Answer: A 7 x 5 x 7 Safeway Moving storage vault will typically cost about $80/month, and more than that if the items stored are particularly valuable.
Question: What is the difference between a POD and your vaulted storage?
Answer: Pods are long metal containers (up to 16 foot long) and are usually delivered to your driveway or on your yard and you do all the loading of your boxes, furniture, household stuff at your own time schedule. No need to rush as you will have all the extra time.
Vaulted storage is delivered to your house and our professional movers will do all the loading of your household effects. Plus, we supply all the moving pads & protections. With pods they charge you extra for these items. And Safeway Moving’s vaulted storage solution is a more efficient process than pods and saves you all the hard work and aggravation of doing it yourself.
Got any more questions about storage? Please fill free to call or email us anytime.