When moving your belongings into storage, one important thing to consider is whether you need a climate-controlled unit or not. Climate-controlled storage is typically more expensive, which makes many people tempted to skip it, but without it, some more delicate items can become damaged. Our team at Wolf’s Self Storage understands that this can be a tough decision, so we have put together this article to help make it easier. We’ll go over what you should consider in order to determine whether you need climate-controlled storage.
What Do You Plan to Store?
Whether or not you need climate-controlled storage comes down to what exactly you plan to keep in your unit. Without climate control, the temperature in a storage unit can swing from one extreme to another, which can seriously damage many items. If you plan to store anything that is likely to warp, crack, or discolor due to fluctuations in temperature or humidity, you should invest in a climate-controlled unit.
Items That Should Be in Climate-Controlled Storage
This is not a comprehensive list, but examples of items that should be placed in climate-controlled storage units include:
- Furniture made of metal, leather, wood, fabric/upholstery, or wicker
- Electronics such as computers, TVs, cameras, phones, etc.
- Media such as DVDs, CDs, film, or photos
- Collectibles such as art, wine, or antiques of any kind
- Books and documents
- Musical instruments
- Bedding, mattresses, and pillows
- Clothing and other fabric goods
- Medications and medical supplies
- Cosmetics and toiletries
If you plan to store any items that fit one or more of these categories, it’s wise to invest in climate-controlled storage to ensure that they are not damaged in any way.