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If you rent a storage unit to house your Christmas decorations or extra furniture, you might find it hard to remember what you have packed into that tiny space. I found myself with this problem a few years back, after I moved a bunch of extra stuff that I had inherited into storage. However, your storage unit doesn't have to become an unsightly mess. This blog is all about simplifying your storage space by helping you to organize things. Check out these articles to learn how a clean and tidy storage unit might help you, and how you can make changes today.


Simplifying Your Storage Space

Preparation Tips For Long Term Storage And Overflow

Jackson Russell

If you're running out of space in your house, public storage may be your best option. Instead of throwing everything away or asking friends and family to hold onto your belongings, you can keep positive control over property by locking it away in a rental storage space. Before putting any belongings in storage, be sure to consider a few inspection and preparation tips that can prepare you for the best, safest storage no matter where you go. 

Humidity And The Dangers Of Ruining Your Stuff

Papers, fine cloth and wood are somewhat sensitive materials when placed in storage. Although you don't need to specifically dust these objects on a regular basis, there is a danger that lurks in many parts of the country: humidity.

Any moisture source could wrinkle and stain clothing, cause wood to swell or rot or completely ruin paperwork, but humidity is an often unnoticed threat. Even when the air is full of dense fog, it can be difficult to pinpoint the dangers.

The moisture from humidity requires time to settle, but if you're dealing with long-term storage, you could go weeks or months without checking the humidity. To make matters worse, an enclosed space that still allows humidity can trap in that moisture and make the problem worse. A closed space is not necessarily an airtight space, and it's still possible for humidity to leak in.

Dehumidifiers For Humidity Control And Air Filters For Dust Management

To combat humidity, storage unit inspection is crucial. Look for any cracks or gaps in the storage unit and make sure that any doors or access ports can be closed completely. You don't need a perfect seal, just a room that doesn't have any obvious gaps or holes that can allow lots of air through.

You don't have to give up on a storage facility just because of a few gaps or cracks. If you can see light through the cracks, the storage facility management needs to have the gaps filled. This is important because in order to control humidity, dust and other problems, the supporting devices need a closed room.

Dehumidifiers can help to remove moisture from the air and air purification devices with filters can remove dust. But if there's too many openings, a constant influx of moisture and dust can make their job an unending struggle. There's always some sort of pollutant or debris, but the rate of pollution is increased if you leave too many openings.

With the gap-filling work in the hands of storage facility professionals, you'll need to make sure that your filtering devices are properly fitted for the storage room. Each device is rated for a certain room size, which can be found on the device, in the device's manual or by contacting the manufacturer. If the room is too large, the workload may be too much for the devices. The climate and dust control work may be slower than planned, or you may have some areas in the far reaches of the storage room that are constantly affected and continuously threatening the clean area.

Contact a storage room facility, such as Sentry Mini-Storage Inc, to discuss room types, climate control, devices that you can use and to set up an inspection appointment.