Self-storage is definitely a convenient and cost-effective solution for individuals and businesses that need extra space to store their belongings. However, if you live in a cold weather climate like we do, storing your items in a non-climate-controlled storage unit requires some extra precautions to ensure that your belongings are not damaged. In this article, we'll provide some useful tips for packing and storing your items for indoor self-storage in a cold weather climate that is not climate-controlled. Choose the Right Storage Facility and Storage Unit When selecting a storage facility and unit, make sure to choose a location that is not prone to flooding, as water damage is one of the biggest threats to stored items. Also, whenever possible, it's a good idea to choose a storage unit at the facility that is elevated and has good drainage to minimize the risk of water damage from snow or rain. Consider renting a unit with a high ceiling to give you extra vertical space to store your items up away from the floor, and make sure the unit is clean and free of pests before moving your items in. Small animals such as mice seek out warm, dry spaces when the weather turns cold, so you want to be sure to select a facility that is maintained. Choose the Right Items to Store When it comes to storing items in a non-climate-controlled storage unit in a cold weather climate, it's important to choose the right items to store. Items that are sensitive to temperature fluctuations or humidity, such as electronics, artwork, and antiques, may not be suitable for storage in a non-climate-controlled unit. Instead, focus on storing items that are more durable, such as furniture, clothing, and sporting equipment. Drain Water from Items and Carefully Store Containers with Liquids Drain any fluids from appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines, and clean them thoroughly before storing them. Also, if you plan to store containers with liquid in them, be sure to store ...
April 18th, 2023
As you probably noticed, self-storage facilities continue to pop up all over the place, even in the Cambridge, Isanti, Princeton, Zimmerman, Milaca, and St. Francis areas. Obviously self storage units are popular in urban and suburban areas. They are also growing in popularity in the outstate areas. Recently, I have even noticed rural farmers building self storage buildings on their farm near me where they have quick access to a highway. We are blessed in this country and have a lot of possessions. Also, people have become more mobile and, as people’s life situations change, our need to temporarily or permanently store all our belongings is becoming greater. Following, are five common reasons people are renting more storage units than ever. Moving Transitioning from one home to another impacts us in numerous different ways. 41% of self storage customers stated they needed storage for moving. Following are examples of when you may need storage if you are moving: Downsizing It seems like the popular thing to do once adults are empty-nesters is to downsize. The large home (and expenses associated with that) do not make sense anymore. Couples often choose to move to a home that is smaller and maybe easier to maintain. Also, with the recent inflation, loss of jobs and other life events, people are choosing to switch from a larger home to a smaller space. As a result, we are faced with trying to decide what to do with all the possessions and furniture that won’t fit into a smaller home, condo or apartment. Moving requires a lot of time and work and often, we don’t have time to sort through everything before the move. Instead of making any rash decisions, you can store excess possessions in storage until you have time to go through everything. You may possibly reuse them again in the future or hand ...
March 24th, 2023