Winterizing Your Storage Unit

As the season’s change and winter approaches, it’s important to make sure that your storage unit is working with the cold temperatures.  Cold temperatures can have an impact on the things in your storage unit. They can potentially damage the items in your unit. To ensure your items remain in great condition during the winter months, it is so crucial to winterize your storage unit. Here are some tips and tricks on how to do that.

One way to winterize your storage unit is to insulate the gaps and cracks. You could inspect your unit for any cracks or gaps that might allow cool air in. You could use weather stripping or sealant to close any of these cracks/gaps. Make sure to pay special attention to the unit’s door, as this is a common entry point for drafts.

You can also elevate some items off the ground by placing pallets or shelving units in your storage unit to keep belongings off the cool floor. This helps keep moisture from seeping into boxes, and ruining your belongings. It also provides better air circulation, which prevents items from mold or mildew.

It is important to make sure your boxes are properly sealed and labeled as well. Invest in high quality, moisture resistant plastic bins or sturdy cardboard boxes. Seal items in these containers to create an extra layer of protection. Make sure to label your boxes clearly so that it is easier to know where all the different items were placed.

Using furniture covers is a good thing to do as well. You could cover your wooden and upholstered furniture with furniture blankets or plastic covers. These will shield your furniture from dust, moisture, and temperature changes. 

It will help a ton, if you visit your storage unit often, to make sure all of your items are doing well. This not only allows you to ensure everything is in good condition, but also provides an opportunity to make any necessary adjustments to your storage setup.

In conclusion, winterizing your storage unit is a proactive way to protect your belongings from the cold weather. By taking all of these precautions, you can ensure that all of your items stay in great condition and are ready to use when spring arrives again. Proper precaution can go a long way in preserving the value and longevity of your possessions. Here at our Temperature Controlled Storage Lafayette CO we want to help you keep a winterized storage unit.

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