Specialty Self Storage Advice

by redpointhq

A standard self-storage unit works well under just about any circumstances, however, certain items and scenarios call for specialized storage solutions.

If the items you wish to store need to be kept at or below a certain temperature or level of humidity, specialty self-storage is probably right for you. Learn about a few other specialty self-storage scenarios below.

Document Storage

Have you ever sorted through boxes of paperwork up in an attic or down in a basement? If so, there's a good chance that it was yellowed, curled or otherwise showing the ravages of time. If you need to store important documents and want to keep them in decent shape, you should consider climate-controlled self storage. Look for a self-storage facility with units that keep humidity and temperature levels in check. Your documents should be able to stand the test of time a lot more easily.

Storing Antiques and Old Clothes

People often assume that storing old clothes is as simple as packing them away in boxes for safekeeping. In reality, clothing deteriorates over time. The same thing is true about antique furniture and other family heirlooms. There are self-storage facilities that offer specialized options for old clothing and antiques. Some of them even offer wardrobes that are designed to keep vintage clothes in impeccable shape.

Keeping Wine in Drinkable Shape

When it comes to storing wine, there are good and bad ways to age it. You don't have to be a hardcore oenophile to know that first-rate wine needs to be stored with care. If you don't have a wine cellar in your home and don't have a reliable way to store wine at the relatively low temperature that it requires, you should look into specialty self storage instead. 

Storing fine wine requires special care
Storing fine wine requires special care

There are plenty of wine lovers out there, and a surprising number of storage facilities offer solutions that cater especially to them. Some have temperature-controlled units that keep wine around the optimal temperature of 55 degrees or so. Others have underground caves that replicate classic wine cellars. Different wines have different storage requirements, however, so make sure to educate yourself before storing yours for the long haul.

Storing Inventory for Your Business

If you own a retail shop, you're going to want to keep inventory on the shelves. At a certain point, though, space may become limited. Overcrowding the shelves in your store makes for a cluttered and unorganized situation, which could give customers an unfavorable impression. Did you know that some self-storage facilities offer special features for business owners? From storefronts to units with connecting offices, there are many exciting solutions out there for companies that don't want to relocate but don't have the space to accommodate all of their inventory.

Mobile Storage Solutions

Renting a truck, loading it and unloading its contents into a storage facility is time-consuming. There is a better way. If you don't have the time or desire to deal with transporting items from your location to a storage facility or vice-versa, you should look into mobile storage solutions. The storage facility company will drop off a container at your location. You can keep it there for as long as you want. When it's filled and ready to go, the company will pick it back up and store it for you. Basic storage is available, but specialty options like temperature humidity control are too.

As you can see, there's a specialty self-storage solution out there for everyone. Specialty self-storage can save you a lot of money in the long run, and it is readily available in most areas. Don't let your valuable or treasured items get ruined. Look into specialty self-storage options today.

About the Author

John Hannah is an avid blogger who loves web design and rock climbing. His current projects include work for Ocean Isle Beach Self Storage in North Carolina.

Updated: 05/03/2012, redpointhq
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