Winter Storage Tips when preparing for Cold Weather

Before storing anything away in a storage unit, you want to make sure all items are clean. Dirty items may result in mildew, mold, or corrosion forming. 

Preparing Items for storage: Items may require different preparation depending on the material. Appliances should be cleaned, dried and kept with the door open to allow air to flow through. To protect your belongings from damage it is important to prepare properly. 

Preventing moisture damage: It is recommended to elevate your belongings in a storage unit, especially in the winter. The ground may get damp during the winter and it is possible for moisture to seep through the floor to your belongings. Pallets are a good idea to elevate your belongings. Boxes touching the floor may be susceptible to moisture damage. 

Knowing what items not to store: There are certain items that should not be stored in a traditional storage unit during the winter. Some examples are electronics, wooden furniture, leather and battery operated items. 

Create a Wall: Use items that are not temperature sensitive to create an extra wall of protection around your storage unit. Put cardboard boxes, furniture, and more that you would like to keep warm on the inside of the barrier wall you created. This will help protect these items from extreme fluctuations in temperature. 

Climate Control Storage Units are available: This is the safest way to store your belongings throughout the year. This will ensure that the storage unit temp does not drop too low in the winter or become too high in the summer.