What items do I really need climate-controlled storage for?

What items do I really need climate-controlled storage for?

Over the years, we slowly fill our homes with items that we invest in, because we know they will be worth it in the long run. Some items may even bring so much joy we may not want to part with them. While some of these items may not be worth keeping, the ones that do make it, certainly deserve a safe spot where there is climate control. Exactly what items do you really need under a climate-controlled storage unit? Let’s explore this more in detail.

Items Requiring Non-Exposure to Harsh Weather Conditions

There are many items that fall under the category of climate-controlled storage units. Items requiring non-exposure to harsh weather conditions are at the top of the list. By taking a look at what the material it is made of, one can better determine if the item requires full protection. Wood, for example, can easily warp with even the slightest of water seeping through it. Leather furniture is more prone to deterioration when humidity and moisture are in the air. Electronics exposed to a variety of weather conditions create a safety hazard. But, as with any item you own, if you would not leave it sitting bare outside in your backyard, then it should be in a climate-controlled unit.

High Valuables

High-value items should never be put at risk, let alone make the mistake of storing them in a non-climate-controlled environment. Collectors who see their vintage items as high value might be the same for a person who sees their child’s school art projects just as important. High-value items do not require a designer name, but rather a piece that is personally memorable to the owner. By having a high-value item in a climate-controlled storage unit, it becomes safe to say that no money can truly replace what brings joy to the things that matter most.

Delicates and Fragile Items

With delicate and fragile items, using packing supplies as protection from breakage or any other mishap may not be enough with a non-climate controlled storage unit. Not only are delicate and fragile items not built to withstand any climate changes, but humidity and heat can also completely change the item itself. Take for instance a wedding dress that is the color white, the fabric can turn yellow caused by heat waves—making it an irreversible tragedy. To avoid any sudden changes to original items, climate control is your best friend.


Food items are never a good fit for a regular storage unit since pests can easily take over. However, other perishable items, such as bottles of wine, are items that need a climate-controlled storage environment. This will ensure that weather conditions will not cause the wine to change the flavor or bottles to break.

What better way to keep items safe than in a climate-controlled storage unit? Beltline and Security Stor-Alls has helped collectors, businesses, homeowners and many others preserve their prized possessions. You may only need us for a few months, or you may find that our units fit your long-term plans. Give us a call or come see us, and protect your treasures! Check out Beltline and Security on Facebook, or visit us online at www.StorAlls.com.

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