What NOT to Store in a Storage Unit: Three Key Considerations

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What NOT to Store in a Storage Unit: Three Key Considerations

We all know how handy it can be to make use of storage units to keep track of our excess possessions. Whether we've simply run out of space in the attic or whether we're storing items to be sold online, there are some key considerations to be made as we decide what to store and what NOT to store in a storage unit.

To Store or Not to Store? Three Key Considerations:

Consideration One: What if I need to access this item quickly?

If you think you might need to get your hands on something within a relatively short amount of time, placing it in storage might needlessly complicate your life. 

Consideration Two: Is climate control necessary?

Although climate-controlled units are often available, some drive-up storage units can easily be affected by extreme temperatures of cold and heat and should not be used to store just anything. Care and consideration should be taken for storing items likely to be affected by high or low temperatures (such as vinyl records, for instance). Since moisture is also a factor for storing books and papers, humidity levels must also be considered before deciding which items to store.

Consideration Three: Trash or treasure?

While the old saying that "One man's trash is another man's treasure" often carries weight, it's also true that men and women all over the country are paying to store things that they many never use again simply because they've never bothered to sort through their storage units to determine if everything in there is really worthy of saving. Don't let yourself fall victim to this added expense. Take some time for a thoughtful assessment of your possessions before you pay to store them.

As you mull over these three considerations, don't forget to consider American Self Storage. For more information on our services, please feel free to contact us.