Do you need storage solutions for your home's overflow? Are you only sort of sure about what you should put into a storage unit? If this is your first rental, take a look at what you can (and can't) store.
You Can Store Furniture
Sofas, armchairs, dining room tables, and bed frames are big, bulky, and heavy. Even though these are oversized items, most pieces of furniture will fit easily into a self-storage unit. But this doesn't mean you should store every excess piece in a regular unit.
Traditional storage rentals are appropriate for upholstered, metal, plastic, or synthetic furniture. These units may not have the right interior temperature or humidity levels for wooden or leather-covered pieces. Unlike upholstered sofas and chairs or a metal book shelf, a leather recliner or wood table can crack or warp in storage. This makes climate controls an important part of storing some types of furniture. Climate controls won't allow you to set a specific temperature or humidity level. Instead, the storage facility will make sure that each unit maintains a medium or temperate interior environment.
You Can Store Clothing
Are your closets packed with clothes for all four seasons? Do your dresser drawers barely close? You don't need to keep every pair of pants, shirt, sweater, coat, dress, or suit at home. A storage unit is a perfect place to stash clothes that you won't wear right now. Use wardrobe boxes, bins, or bags to store out-of-season items. Rotate the for-storage selections as you move out of each season and into another.
You can also store baby and children's clothing that you might reuse or hand down. This can save you money when you have your next child. If you don't plan on having more children, this type of clothing storage is a way to hold onto outgrown items for a friend or relative's family.
You Can Store Books
Your home library doesn't have to fill every bookshelf. You can use a storage rental unit to hold books you don't read often, children's books that you want to hand down to friends or relatives, or old college textbooks. Choose sturdy reinforced cardboard boxes for lighter books (such as paperbacks) and plastic bins for heavier hardbacks.
You Can't Store Food
Even though canned and boxed foods may seem like they would stay safe in storage, you should never store any of these items in a rental unit. Most storage facilities prohibit perishables or food in general. Food can attract bugs, promote mold growth, or go bad in storage. The same is true for pet food and bird seed.Share
16 January 2023
Hello, my name is Stella Vincent. Welcome to my website about personal storage facilities. When I was a college-bound scholar, I had to decide if I would sell, throw out or store my belongings. Since I had so many high-value and sentimental items, I decided to store them until I returned from college. The process of selecting and setting up a storage facility was stressful because I did not know what to expect. Since then, I have learned the ropes and wish to share my knowledge with you all through this site. I invite you to come by anytime you need to learn more about acquiring a personal storage unit.