Storage Rules

Our first rule of Boombox is:

All storage terms are a minimum of 3 months.

All storage terms are a minimum of three months. You can access your items before the 3 month term, however you will be charged for a full three months of storage.

Our second rule of Boombox:

If it fits in a container it should be in a container

All items that fit into a standard storage container should be packed in a box before our Boombox moving team arrives. To cut down on the amount of small loose items we ask that you consolidate your items as much as possible. Make sure to add descriptions to your containers so you'll be able to identify each box from your online storage unit.

Our third rule of Boombox:

Pack Smart - Remember to add a label with a unique description to each box

We’ll always handle your stuff with care, but you’re responsible for packing your stuff. All packing must be done before our movers arrive and please pack your items carefully so that they’re not damaged during transportation or in storage. We recommend padding your items and the inside of your boxes with packing materials such as bubble wrap and packing paper especially if they are fragile.

Make sure to wrap and pad any delicate or sharp items, coil electric cords, and tape moving pieces in place. If you’re storing an AC unit (please remove it from your window before we pick it up) or mini fridge, be sure to unplug it at least 24 hours before your pickup and let it drain and air out completely. As a heads up, we‘re not responsible for any damage to items that we deem to have not been properly packed, wrapped, or otherwise prepared for storage.

Please do not place items inside furniture pieces such as dressers or desks. Furniture pieces cannot be moved with items inside as the added weight can cause damage to your furniture pieces during the moving process. Any furniture items loaded with additional items are not covered by our insurance policy.

Please label all boxes with unique descriptions so you'll be able to recognize the contents of the box by looking at your online storage unit.

Any furniture items that can be easily disassembled (bed frames, tables) we ask that they are disassembled ahead of time. Our service does not include reassembly or disassembly of furniture items. If bed frames are not disassembled ahead of time we will not be able to store your bed frame. Bed frames that are not disassembled will not be covered by our insurance policy.

All TVs or fragile electronics must be in a box and properly padded. Any TVs or fragile electronics not properly packed in a box can not be insured.

All lampshades must be removed from lamps and placed in a box that is properly padded. Any lampshades not properly packed in a box can not be insured.

If you plan on storing a mattress, We strongly recommend you cover it in a mattress cover. We can take mattresses without a cover, but our insurance does not cover damages caused by dust or dirt for mattresses stored without a proper plastic covering. We try to handle all items with care, but moving and storing an uncovered mattress will unavoidably collect some level of dust and dirt.

Our fourth rule of Boombox:

Your items must fit in the van

Our vans hold up to 50 sqft of your belongings. We should be able to close both rear doors after the van is packed. If not, you'll need to request another van.

Our fifth rule of Boombox:

Inform us about heavy items or difficult moving conditions

If you plan on storing anything over 50 pounds, you'll need to request a two man moving team. We do not allow the customer to assist in loading the van. Please select a 2 person crew if you have any items that require 2 people to carry including mattresses or any other furniture items. If you plan on storing anything over 100 pounds you'll need to inform us ahead of time. If we deem it dangerous to move we'll not be able to take that item. Safety is our top priority.

We will not be able to take anything over 150lbs or if the crew feels unsafe about the moving conditions.

We do not take adjustable mattresses bases.

If you're moving items from a location that is not easily accessible (i.e. A 10th floor apartment) contact us ahead of time with location details. Text (415) 322-3135.

Our sixth rule of Boombox:

Don’t store anything that’s illegal and/or unsafe.

The safety of our employees, our customers, and all of their belongings always comes first. The following items are banned from being stored in Boombox:

Anything that goes boom, such as guns (or weapons of any kind), explosives, fireworks, and other flammables like gas, oil, kerosene, paint, and lighter fluid. Anything that is or was alive. This includes things like fruit, meats, cheeses, animals, insects, fungal or bacterial cultures, etc. Anything that is (or was) edible. This includes any perishable and non-perishable food items. Anything that’s illegal, such as drugs, drug paraphernalia, stolen property, and anything else that you can get arrested for possessing. Anything that smells, oozes, leaks, or bursts, such as hazardous items, toxic materials, items that produce gas or odors, any container with liquids, items that produce loud or disruptive noises, and items that may increase in size or burst. Basically, anything that might get outside of your box or bin and harm others, our customers’ and employees’ belongings, or our storage facility.

Our seventh rule of Boombox is:

You must give us 3 days notice before booking a delivery appointment.

To make sure our crew has enough time to return your items, we ask that you give us two days notice before booking a delivery. You must be present during the delivery of your items.

All deliveries must be within our service area. If you have moved out of our service area we can help facilitate a 3rd party moving company to pick up your items from our warehouse.

Once all your items are delivered your account will be closed out and your billing canceled. On your last month of storage we prorate your storage bill at $10/day for a 5x10 unit and $7/day for a 5x5 unit.

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How does Boombox work?

Boombox arrives at your storage pick up location with a vehicle and a team of movers. We apply unique codes to each storage item, photograph every item being stored, and transport your items to our secure storage facility. Whenever you want one or more of your stored items, simply log in to your Boombox account, select what you need delivered, and schedule a return delivery. We’ll bring your items back to your door. You'll never have to hassle with a San Francisco storage unit again! And best of all our storage unit prices are better than most all San Francisco self-storage options.

What areas does Boombox serve?

Boombox proudly serves the San Francisco Bay area. For a complete map of our service area, check out our Locations Page. If you are looking for storage San Francisco, we are here to help. We pride ourselves on being the most afforable and convenient Bay area storage option around. Our service area extends from San Francisco down to San Jose and as far east as Oakland and Berkeley. Our storage units are perfect for anyone who doesn't want to hassle with a San Francisco Bay area storage unit. We do all the heavy lifting and will deliver your items right back to your door.

How does Boombox make sure all my items are returned to me?

During your initial pickup we apply barcodes to each item, and photograph everything so there is a record of what’s in storage and what condition it was received in. Within two days of your initial pickup your online inventory will be accessible. We will notify you when the pictures of your storage items have been uploaded. We take a picture of the outside of the box and upload the picture along with the description of each item or label you placed on the box. Once your online storage catalog has been uploaded please make sure to verify all the pictures of your items are there. Your items will always be organized and accessible. You'll never have to hassle with a San Francisco storage unit again.

How is Boombox different from self-storage?

San Francisco self storage can be expensive and aggravating. At traditional bay area self storage units, security is not guaranteed, and you have to do all the work. It’s up to you to pack and organize your belongings, and you have to remember what’s in your storage unit. That makes it really easy to lose track of what you have in your storage unit. Instead of choosing a grungy SF storage unit, choose Boombox's full service storage solution. In our unbiased opinion ; ) it's the best Bay Area storage option out there.

How does the storage pick up work?

Self storage with a pick up?! That's what we call full service storage. We meet you at your location with our killer purple storage van. Our team then loads the van and photographs and barcodes each storage item or box that will be stored. Within 48 hours, you’ll be able to log into your storage account and see your complete storage inventory! Our pick ups are available within our Bay Area Storage service area. We love helping San Francisco with their storage needs. Say goodbye to San Francisco self-storage for good!