What belongings do you have that are most valuable to you? Is it beautiful furniture? Expensive antiques? Priceless family heirlooms? Maybe a treasured musical instrument?
If you’re running out of space in your home, whether you’ve recently moved homes or are just trying to free up some space in your current home, having a storage space can really come in handy. If you have a lot of valuables, expensive furniture or other items that you need to store, there’s no reason why you should take the risk of settling for a regular storage space.
Having a reliable, secure, climate controlled storage space is the perfect way to protect your valuables, furniture, and other meaningful items so that you can free up room in your home. Let’s take a look at some of the things that you can store in a climate controlled storage space and the best way to prepare them for storage.
Items Best Suited to Climate Controlled Storage
Whether you have antique furniture or just really nice wooden furniture that you need to store in your space, having a climate controlled storage space to protect your furniture is ideal. Expensive furniture can be very sensitive to changes in temperature and humidity. The constant changes in moisture in the air and hot and cold temperatures can cause the wood your furniture is made of to contract and expand, ultimately leading to the warping or the cracking of your nice furniture.
Having a climate controlled storage unit will give you the ability to protect your furniture from the changing climate so that you don’t have to worry about your furniture getting destroyed while in storage. If you can, we highly recommend that you disassemble, clean and cover your furniture so that you can pack and store it safely.
Do you have nice metal or metal-framed furniture that needs to be stored? Climate controlled storage is ideal for metal furniture and furnishings that you may have around your home, as it will keep the metal from rusting caused by humidity.
We highly recommend that you also clean all of your metal furniture and furnishings before you put them into climate controlled storage. This will protect sensitive metals from normal wear, tear, rust and oxidation. The climate controlled storage unit will help keep the metal at a static temperature and humidity range, but we always recommend cleaning, disassembling and wrapping your furniture before storing it.
Do you have a lot of heirlooms that are valuable to you and your family? You can’t put a price on things that have so much sentimental value to you and your loved ones, which is why you need to make sure that they are stored and kept safely. Climate controlled storage is perfect for family heirlooms because it gives you a safe, static-climate area where you can store your heirlooms and access them anytime.
As with anything else that you want to put in climate controlled storage, make sure your family heirlooms are covered and protected. Even though your heirlooms will be safely stored in a climate controlled storage, having them covered or packed somewhere safe is a highly recommended layer of security.
Music is a wonderful thing to share with your friends and your family. However, musical instruments can take up a lot of space in your home, especially pianos and large orchestral instruments like basses and cellos. If you need to clear up some space in your home and have musical instruments that are taking up a lot of room, it may be time to think about putting them in a climate controlled storage space.
Make sure that you properly clean your instruments before you encase them and put them into storage. If you have any covers or cases for your musical instruments, we recommend securing them in their covers or cases before you put them into storage.
Have more questions about climate controlled storage, or are you ready to find a storage space of your own? Contact On the Go Moving today to learn more.