What are the advantages of storing your items in a basement?
Basements are usually cool for most of the year and are also shielded from the sun, so they are good for storing a wide variety of items.
How can I contact the Host to enquire about their basement?
You can contact your Host by clicking the “Send message” button on a listing. Once your booking is confirmed we’ll share your Host’s contact details with you.
Will anyone help me move in?
This will depend on your arrangement with the Host. However, moving-in services are not usually provided on Cubbiq.
Are basements suitable for storing seasonal items, such as holiday decorations?
Yes, but make sure they’re stored in properly labelled storage boxes to keep them safe from flooding or pests.
How can I access a basement if it’s located in someone’s home?
This will depend on your arrangements with the Host. If you need constant access to your belongings and the Host or another tenant occupies the premises, weekends or evenings may be inconvenient times for them. In this case, a standalone facility such as a shipping container, outhouse, shed or even garage would be preferable.
How much can I make renting out space?
Your earnings will depend on what kind of space you have and where it's located. You can list the space and see the monthly price suggested for the type of space.
What is the Notice Period?
The User (Host or Renter) needs to provide at least 1 month's notice to end their booking unless it has a fixed end time.
Does Cubbiq charge a fee?
Listing the space on Cubbiq is free of charge, while all the bookings have a Service Fee. The fee is included in the rental price paid by the Renter. In this way, the Host is not charged directly.
How to reset my password?
If you forgot your password or have trouble logging in to your account, reset your password by contacting us at email@example.com, and we'll get you back in no time!
How can I rent out storage safely during the COVID-19 pandemic?
To decrease the COVID-19 spread and keep yourself safe please follow these simple rules:
- Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth when in public places.
- Keep the distance with people outside of your household.
- Often wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Reschedule your meetings and activities if you don’t feel well. Do not hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to update your reservation.
What are forbidden items for storage?
It is forbidden to store the following items under any circumstances:
- toxic, hazardous, polluted, radioactive or contaminated goods;
- firearms, munitions, weapons or explosives;
- radioactive materials;
- flammable or hazardous goods including petrol, gas, oil, paint, white spirit or lighter fluid;
- living or dead plants, animals, insects, fungus or bacteria;
- foods and drinks including fruit, vegetables, meat or cheese;
- damp, mouldy, rotten or infested items damaged by parasites;
- items emitting fumes or strong smell, producing gas or leaking liquid;
- cash and securities;
- illegal goods including drugs or stolen property;
- items creating noise, generating heat, or increasing in size
- liquid of any type;
- or any item whose storage invalidates insurance policy that otherwise covers the items or the Storage Space.
About storage in basements
Basements are perfect for storing many types of items as they are usually cool year-round and are shielded from the sun.
They are ideal for smaller boxed items or sports equipment such as bicycles.
However, the basement is the first place to flood in the house if there is a plumbing emergency or freak storm. So we’d advise you not to store things of high value there.
In addition to items on our prohibited list, there are also many things you should never store in a basement, such as delicate fabrics, food, furniture made of natural materials, papers and documents and electronics. This is due to temperature and humidity variations and the risk of pests being present.
Basements can get humid easily as water in the ground can seep in, especially if there are cracks in the structure. This problem can be averted if the Host has adequate ventilation and dehumidification in their basement and possibly even some sort of internal drainage arrangement.
One tip is to have a good hygrometer at hand to bring to your Host’s storage space if you’ve arranged a viewing. If the humidity level is above 50%, you may want to discuss this with your Host.