Do clothes get moldy in storage?
Long-term or short-term, you must wash your clothes before storing them in a storage unit. Also, while we’re on the subject, make sure your clothes are 100% dry before storage. If they aren’t, the moisture in them can create mold and mildew. Both of these can be even worse than the damage done by rodents and bugs!
Will vacuum bags prevent mold?
Vacuum-sealed bags keep all air out, which prevents proper ventilation for your clothes. In some instances, this can lead to mold growing in the bags — especially if you live in an area with a lot of moisture in the air.
Will a car fit in a 10×15?
10×15 and Smaller Ranging from $80-$105 per month, a 10×10 storage unit will fit your vehicle perfectly. If you want a little more space for extra equipment or supplies, a 10×15 ranges from $99-126 per month.
What are 5 tips for using a self storage unit in the winter?
5 Tips for Storing Stuff in a Storage Locker in Winter
- Use wool or cotton towels for insulation.
- Keep electronics off the ground.
- Winterize vehicles before parking them in vehicle storage.
- Only store clean items.
- Be cautious when storing canned goods.
How do I lower the humidity in my storage unit?
By placing a bucket of plain, inexpensive briquettes in your storage unit, you can reduce the humidity. You should replace the briquettes every 30 to 60 days to keep the air fresh and dry.
What is a climate controlled storage unit?
Climate controlled storage units are a feature mainly available at our indoor storage facilities. While some outdoor or drive-up storage locations may offer climate controlled units, they are most commonly found in our one or multi-story storage buildings.
Is climate control safe when renting a self-storage unit?
Climate control is always a safe bet when renting self-storage. Because climate-controlled storage units cost more than traditional storage units, it’s best to determine whether or not you truly need climate control before shelling out the extra bucks.
Should you store furniture in a climate-controlled storage unit?
If you’re storing furniture in a humid part of the country, a climate-controlled storage unit may be worth considering. Heat can melt an LP record very easily, leaving it warped and unplayable. Magnetic media — such as cassettes, reel-to-reel tapes, computer disks and hard drives — are sensitive to humidity and condensation.
What is the temperature inside a storage unit?
While some outdoor or drive-up storage locations may offer climate controlled units, they are most commonly found in our one or multi-story storage buildings. Because these units are located inside a building, they are kept at a comfortable temperate range between 65 and 85 degrees, just like your home.