Self storage units are a great solution for year round storage, but if your items will be stored during the winter you may want to take some extra precautions to protect your belongings from inclement weather. Here are some things to note when packing your storage unit for winter.
Be Careful with Liquids
If your items will be stored in a non-heated unit over the winter, you may need to be careful about storing liquids and chemicals.
When putting your belongings into storage, you need to be aware of certain conditions that could change over a long period of time. Leaving papers, cloth, plastics or wood in an open storage room may be good for certain months in certain areas, but you need to be aware of daily climate changes that could affect indoor climate. Before leaving everything to chance, take the time to understand a few protection and preparation ideas for stored items.
The cost of a storage unit can vary greatly, depending on how efficiently you use the space. Here are some tips on reducing your storage unit cost.
Let Go of Some Items
Before you stick everything in a storage unit, be sure that the cost will be worth it to store your items. First, evaluate the items based on their size (and the cost of storage space that they'll take up).
Both indoor and outdoor storage units are available for lease, but if you have chosen to use an outdoor storage unit, there are a few considerations you need to think about. Outdoor units have easy access, and this can be great if you are using them for business. At many storage facilities you can drive right up to the front of your unit. The downside is that they seldom have air conditioning and offer less protection against the weather.
Moving from one location to another can be quite costly and time-consuming. If you are moving due to a job relocation, it can be difficult to determine where you are going to live in the meantime. Oftentimes, people are forced to take someplace smaller than they are used to while they locate something different. In turn, you are left with a bunch of items that won't fit into your new place.