To Store or Not to Store

We all know how convenient it can be to turn to storage units as a means of securely storing away our excess possessions. Whether it’s because we are running low on space in the garage or attic, or we are preparing to move to our new home in Orillia, there are still some important considerations to be made as you determine what items to store and what items not to store away in your self-storage unit.

So before you start filling and organizing your unit, complete an audit of your items to determine what makes sense to store away in your unit. This will save you time and hassle, and will help to keep your storage unit organized accordingly.

packing for self storage

Three Considerations to Keep in Mind:

Consideration One: What if I need to access an item right away?

If you think you might need to get your hands on something within a relatively short time period, storing those belongings away in storage might needlessly cause complications and stress unless you arrange your storage unit accordingly so that it’s in plain sight. Even still, do you want to be rushing to your storage unit if you require it immediately? This may or may not be an issue for you, but it’s something to mull over.

Consideration Two: Is climate control needed?

In most cases, climate-controlled storage units are offered as an option; however, some drive-up storage units can quickly be affected by extreme hot and cold temperatures and therefore it’s important you think about what items you plan to store, and whether or not they require climate control.  Extra care and consideration should be taken for storing items such as vinyl records, pictures, books, and papers. Remember that humidity levels should also be noted, as this can affect the well-being of your items. Heated Self Storage offers warm and dry storage at the cost of cold storage. We’ll ensure your belongings are stored at a temperature that keeps them properly protected.

Consideration Three: Trash or treasure?

Even though the old saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” often carries weight, it’s also true that many of us will store items we won’t ever use again because we’re not ready to get rid of them or can’t decide whether they are worth hanging on to. While this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, to save you money and space in your unit for belongings that will truly benefit from storage, it’s best to carefully decide what you wish to keep. There’s nothing wrong with taking some time for a thoughtful assessment of your possessions. In the end, you’ll get more value out of your storage unit.

As you ponder these considerations, don’t forget to consider Heated Self Storage in Orillia, for your self-storage requirements.  For more information on our services, please feel free to contact us in Orillia, at 705-330-4055.