Importance of Climate-Controlled Storage During Winter

Let’s face it; the winter months can be extremely brutal. With frosty temperatures sometimes dropping below zero, snow piling up in huge drifts in every corner, and winds lashing through every opening in your coat, it’s surprising we don’t hibernate until spring. The cold winter weather can also wreak havoc on various items kept in a storage unit, which is why it’s crucial that you use a climate-controlled storage unit at such times.

Climate control

What is a climate-controlled storage unit?

Climate control at a self-storage facility means that a given storage unit is temperature-controlled to stay within temperature range to protect sensitive belongings from extreme cold or heat.

Among the items that should be stored in these units include artwork, books, wood or leather furniture, electronics, photographs, documents, clothing, sports gear, cars/RV/boats, and appliances.

Why choose climate-controlled storage in the winter time

Here is an outline of some of the benefits you can accrue from storing your belongings in a climate-controlled storage unit during the chilly winter months:

1. Protection against cold damage

Extremely cold temperatures can result in certain items such as furniture, electronics, and instruments cracking. The fluctuating temperatures can also cause metallic, wooden, plastic, and other materials to warp and break. When you keep such items in a climate-controlled storage unit, you will have confidence that you’ll find your items in pristine condition at the end of the cold winter months.

2. Ward off mold and mildew

Fungi typically grow in warm, humid conditions. And whereas these conditions aren’t problematic during the winter season, they may bring forth complications once the unforeseeable springtime weather rolls in. That said, climate-controlled units keep your items at a neutral temperature. As such, you can rest easy knowing your items are safe as the seasons change.

3. Better air quality

The air quality in storage units impacts whether or not specific belongings kept inside these units will remain in good shape. Climate-controlled units constantly circulate air throughout the unit. This means that your belongings won’t develop any musky smell, which is frequently associated with stored items. Additionally, climate-controlled units reduce dirt and dust—they will keep your belongings just as clean as the first day you put them in, given that dust will never have a chance to settle.

4. No rodents, bugs, or other pests

Most living organisms, including pests, can’t stand the cold winter weather. As such, they look for places to keep warm during this period. Storage units are one of the ideal hiding places for pests.

Birds, bugs, and rodents can cause substantial damage, chewing their way through your belongings and leaving dirty, unpleasant trails of their destruction. Climate-controlled storage units are usually more secure than outdoor storage units. This means that destructive pests and rodents won’t be able to access them easily.

5. Greater satisfaction

The frosty winter weather is already stressful as it is. No one fancies adding to that stress by having to lie awake at night, staring at the ceiling and wondering whether their Sofa will remain in good shape come spring. Whereas climate-controlled units typically cost more than traditional storage units, this extra cost is often insignificant. It is overshadowed by the peace of mind you get knowing that you’ve protected your belongings from the cold winter weather mishaps and harsh seasonal changes.

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Bottom line

Climate control storage units keep your belongings at a consistent temperature no matter how low the winter temperature dips. You also won’t have to worry about pests and rodents damaging your items. This is to say that these storage units are worth the extra penny they cost.

The Apartment Hunter’s Guide to Self-Storage in Brooklyn

Are you moving to an apartment in Brooklyn? Whether you’re downsizing, just starting out, or relocating for another reason, self-storage can make the transition to your new pad much easier – especially if your new apartment is tight on space. Storage can provide a clean, convenient, and safe place to store the things that matter so that you can enjoy apartment life without the stress and clutter.

In this guide, we’ll break down what you need to know about finding storage in Brooklyn, including:

  • The best storage location
  • What sized unit to get
  • Must-have features to look for
  • Questions to ask before moving in

Continue reading to discover expert insights on these helpful storage topics to ensure a smooth move into your new Brooklyn apartment.

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The best storage location

The first thing to consider when looking for storage in Brooklyn is the location. Whether you’re landing in an apartment in trendy Bushwick, historic Bed-Stuy, or another Brooklyn neighborhood, ensure that the facility is conveniently situated near your apartment, making it easier to access your stuff whenever you need it.

Occupying an entire block of Bushwick Avenue, our conveniently located Brooklyn storage facility is a three-story building featuring more than 1,000 storage units within minutes of wherever you are.

What sized unit to get

Storage facilities with various sized units can help ensure that you only pay for the space you need. Our handy storage unit size guide is an excellent reference for determining which sized unit can best house the items that you won’t be taking along to your new apartment. In addition, this guide will give you an idea about how much you can hold in each of our Brooklyn storage units.

  • Small – 50 square feet
  • Medium – 100 square feet
  • Large – 150 square feet
  • Extra-large – 200 square feet

For more insights on finding the right sized storage unit for you, check out our blog.

Must-have features to look for

Before committing to a Brooklyn storage facility, ensure that it offers everything you need – and more. A few of the most desirable features to look for include:

  • Flexible lease terms
  • Extended hours
  • Affordable rates
  • High-tech security
  • Ample lighting
  • A commitment to cleanliness
  • Climate control

Beyond these features, we decided to kick it up a notch at our Brooklyn location, providing access to practical moving supplies.

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6 Questions to ask before moving in

Before you move into a Brooklyn storage unit, brush up on these savvy questions to ask about any facility that you’re considering:

  1. What are the payment options? The more, flexible the better.
  2. Do you offer indoor drive-up storage? These units let you pull up to your storage without being exposed to the outdoor elements.
  3. How many days per week are you open? Seven days a week is a plus!
  4. Do you prioritize cleanliness and safety? This one is obvious – the answer should be yes, and yes.
  5. Do you offer any extras? For us, we love our customers to visit us in our state-of-the-art lobby for a complimentary cup of coffee. We also play ambient music to make it more enjoyable for you to visit.
  6. Do you require a security deposit? The best answer here is no.

Browse more helpful FAQs for new tenants on our website.

Since we opened our Brooklyn storage location in 2019, apartment hunters from across the region have discovered why we’ve coined our facility ‘your happy space.’ From our extraordinary commitment to a sparkling clean facility to our ultra-modern facility equipped with the latest security technologies, we’re the premier choice for apartment storage in Brooklyn and at our sister locations in Bayonne and Jersey City. To learn more, call or visit us today.

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How to Prepare Your Summer Items for Seasonal Storage

After a warm summer season, the outdoor temperature has cooled, and Mother Nature is showing off her glorious autumnal glow. That’s right – fall is in the air! Just as nature transitions in preparation for the colder months, it’s time to transition your home, too. In doing so, finding a new space for your summer gear can help make way for winter décor and other cold-weather items, helping you reap all the benefits of a decluttered home as you shift to a new season and mindset. Seasonal storage offers an affordable, flexible, and convenient way to store your summer belongings in a safe and clean environment until the weather warms once again.

This article will outline the top ten summertime items that our customers love to store for the winter. We’ll also cover what you need to know about preparing your summer items for seasonal storage, finishing with tips on what to look for before moving your stuff into a storage facility.

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10 Long-Term Storage FAQs

If you’re like most people considering long term storage, you probably have many questions swirling around your mind. What is it? How does it work? Is it right for you? In this article, we’ve compiled the answers to the following frequently asked questions (FAQs) about long-term storage:

  1. What is long-term storage?
  2. What can (and can’t) I put in long-term storage?
  3. How do I know what size storage unit I need?
  4. Should I go for climate-controlled long-term storage units?
  5. How should I pack for long-term storage?
  6. Will my items be safe?
  7. What are the payment options for long-term storage?
  8. What is the best way to organize my storage unit for the long term?
  9. Will I be able to access my items?
  10. What should I look for in long-term storage units?

Continue reading to discover the answers to these top questions about long-term storage units. Continue reading “10 Long-Term Storage FAQs”

3 Small Home Organization Tips

There are many reasons to love small-space living. For starters, it can be both stylish and functional at the same time. It also can make cleaning easier, cost less, and require less maintenance, giving you more time and money to enjoy your life. However, smaller spaces can make it more challenging to stay organized. And as we covered in a previous blog post, an organized and clutter-free home can help maximize livable space, lower stress levels, free your time and energy, and reduce pesky allergens.

Whether you’re downsizing or simply looking to tidy up your current place, the following small home organization tips can help you optimize your health and happiness in a compact space: Continue reading “3 Small Home Organization Tips”

Our Best Organization Tips for a Tidy Storage Unit

From toppling boxes to mountains of unidentified clutter, there are many ways storage can go wrong. Besides provoking frustration and irritation when you’re forced to dig for something you need, a storage unit in disarray could also crush, stain, scrape, scratch, or otherwise damage vulnerable belongings. But, with a few simple organization tips, your storage unit can provide a clean and tidy home for the items that matter.  

In this post, we’re building on our popular article on how to organize your storage unit by providing a few easy hints for creating an orderly space to store your stuff. If you’re a lover of home organization hacks, you’re going to dig these pointers! Continue reading “Our Best Organization Tips for a Tidy Storage Unit”

5 Money-Saving Summer Moving Tips

Summer has long been the peak season to move. An estimated 70% of moves in the US happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day when the weather tends to be more conducive for transportation and school and work schedules are more relaxed. Additionally, many landlords set their leases to expire on June 30 or July 31, another contributor to the summertime surge. However, so many people moving during the summer can drive costs up, especially in the age of the pandemic moving boom.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans moving during the summer, we’ve compiled some of our best moving tips for navigating peak season – without breaking the bank. Continue reading “5 Money-Saving Summer Moving Tips”

Should You Get a Storage Unit?

It’s a common conundrum: should you trash your treasures or arrange for an extra storage unit? The answer to this question is deeply personal because it depends on your circumstance and preferences. However, we’ve noticed a few trends among those who go with a storage unit – and those who don’t.

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10 Things to Look for in Business Storage Space

The benefits of business storage for inventory, documents, furniture, and equipment are clear. They allow a lot of flexibility, can save you money, and may even qualify for tax deductions. So, if you’re searching for the best business storage option for your needs, consider these ten things to look for in your next unit:

  1. Affordability
  2. A sparkling clean facility
  3. Flexible terms
  4. Drive-up units
  5. Climate-controlled units
  6. Extended hours 24-hour access
  7. Advanced security measures 
  8. Strict tenant screening policy
  9. Convenient location
  10. Pleasant ambiance

Keep reading to discover more on these parameters for choosing a business storage space that works for you. Continue reading “10 Things to Look for in Business Storage Space”

6 Benefits of Indoor Storage Units for Your Outdoor Gear

Calling all adventurers! Whether you’re a bicyclist, camper, kayaker, skier, or an all-around outdoor enthusiast, space-consuming gear can often get in the way of an otherwise well-organized space. The solution? Declutter your home or garage with help from extra storage at an indoor facility. In this post, we’ll cover the types of outdoor gear that can benefit from extra storage and some of the benefits of choosing an indoor unit.

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