Many people store precious belongings, household items or business stock in self-storage units year round because they provide an inexpensive option to other forms of storage. But if you do have possessions in storage over the cold winter period ahead then it will pay you to prepare your self storage unit for the cold weather to ensure your items survive the winter intact.
A storage unit may be protected from the external elements of rain, snow and wind. However, one of the issues with long-term storage is the moisture that is present naturally in the air inside the unit. Increases and drops in temperature will cause this moisture to condense on internal surfaces, and that includes your possessions.
So with this in find, here are some simple guidelines to protect your stored possessions for the long, cold winter months ahead.
The moisture that is naturally present in air is harmful to a variety of materials but those most at risk are wood, fabric, metal and leather. If you have very valuable or precious items made of these materials then you may want to consider investing in a dehumidifier. Alternatively, you may want to rent a climate-controlled self-storage unit to reduce the amount of moisture in the air. You may also want to ask the storage expert onsite as to what packing materials you can use to give your belongings some added protection .
With these tips in mind, you can start to prepare your storage unit for the upcoming winter months, in order to ensure your precious items are truly protected at all times.