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Streamlining Your Storage Unit

After I moved everything into a small storage unit down the street, I realized that I needed to think of ways to organize and simplify the space. I started looking through the things that I had, getting rid of items that I didn't need anymore, and working hard to clean up my belongings. It was a lot of work, but I was able to completely overhaul my storage experience by learning to simplify. Check out this blog for more information about streamlining your storage experience and learning how to eliminate problems along the way. You never know, making storage easier might even make you happier.


Streamlining Your Storage Unit

The Pros And Cons Of Heated Storage Units

by Frank Bennett

If you are looking to place your belongings into storage, you have to decide whether a standard unit  is ideal for you or whether a unit that offers various climate controls, such as air conditioning in the summer, heat in the winter, or humidity control is the better option for you. If you live in a cold weather climate, you may be looking at heated storage units. Taking the time to learn the pros and cons can help you decide if a heated storage unit is ideal for your belongings. 

The Cons of Heated Storage Units

Mold Can Thrive in Heat

One of the biggest drawbacks to using a heated storage unit is that mold can thrive in warm environments. Because of this, it is important that all of your items are thoroughly dried before they are packed and placed in storage. In addition to this, check the unit itself for signs of leaks or moisture. If moisture is present and the unit is warm, mold may begin to grow on your furniture or clothing. 

Heated Units Cost More

The other disadvantage to heated storage units is that they are typically higher in price than units that are not climate controlled. As such, you need to consider your budget when determining whether a heated storage facility is ideal for you or not. 

The Pros of Heated Storage Units

Protects Your Delicate Belongings

One of the biggest benefits associated with heated storage units is that the warmth helps to protect your delicate items, or items that can be harmed by temperature shifts. Leather can crack if the temperatures get to low, glass can contract, and electronics can be damaged. You don't have to worry about your belongings being exposed to freezing cold temperatures when you select a heated storage unit. 

Keeps You Out of the Cold

The second advantage to heated storage units is that this type of unit helps to keep you out of the cold. If you need to go to your storage unit and load it up, unload it, or locate something in the unit, the unit may be freezing cold inside on a cold day. A heated unit helps to ensure you are comfortable while doing whatever you need to inside of the unit. 

When you are placing your items in storage, you want your items to still be usable and in good condition when they come out. Taking the time to select the right storage unit and facility can help to ensure this happens. Click here to continue reading more about this.