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June 6, 2018

Things to move to storage to get ready for cooler weather

Move to storage

Move to storage items that aren’t used in this season. Storage of unused items is an integral part of our life. Everyone seems to have a garage, shed, or patio storage unit. When the cooler weather comes, there are some things that really need to be stored in a climate-controlled environment. These items are sensitive to temperature fluctuations and humidity. Climate-controlled storage is a storage feature that keeps a unit’s temperature between 55-85°F year-round and maintains a consistent humidity level. Consider the following list:

  1. Wood furniture

If exposed to high humidity for an extended period; wood can crack, warp, or rot. Storing wooden, bamboo, or rattan furniture makes having climate-controlled storage essential.

  1. Leather furniture

Leather is sensitive to extreme swings between hot and cold temperatures. so that’s a big issue when you’re living in an area with [drastic] weather changes through the seasons,” advises Jiffy Self-Storage, which is based in Toronto, Ontario.

  1. Wine

Fluctuating temperatures can give wine an oxidized, metallic taste. The most common mistake in wine storage is storing the wine in a place that does not have a consistent, cool temperature. If you store dozens of bottles of wine in the garage, your wine collection, spoiling due to improper storage would be a terrible loss.

  1. Musical Instruments

Storing musical instruments of any composition, are very delicate, and need to be handled with great care. Whether you are storing for short-term or long-term, temperature control is a must.

  1. Photos and artwork

Whether you are storing fine frescoes or your own personal craftwork, climate-controlled storage is a good idea for artwork and art supplies. Craft supplies will store best in climate control. Fabric, fasteners, and treads need to be protected from UV exposure and humidity. Tools and glues should be stored in clear plastic bins to seal out dust and moisture.

  1. Special collected items

The reason for keeping and collecting certain items is to preserve them until their value increases. Climate control can help with that preservation. Everything from coins to comics need to be stored in a climate-controlled environment to avoid damage caused by temperature changes and humidity. Coins should be kept as close to a constant temperature and humidity level as possible, exposure to extreme temperatures and humidity can start the oxidation process and ruin the metals used in coins. Never store a stamp collection in a room that isn’t climate-controlled. Stamps that have been exposed to high temperature and humidity will curl and stick.

Personal items storage in Charlotte, NC

Steele Creek Storage in South Charlotte, NC offers excellent amenities such as drive-up access and extraordinary security. The storage units are available in a variety of sizes and capacity. All are extremely clean, secure, and climate controlled with computerized access. We want to be the self-storage solution for you and/or your business. We guarantee that you will experience exceptional customer service from our friendly staff. They are committed to helping you find the storage unit that makes the most sense for your needs.