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Conventional vs. Climate Controlled Self Storage

How do you decide what type of storage unit you need? Climate controlled self storage or conventional storage? For many people, security, location, size, and cost are the biggest factors in selecting a storage unit. But have you considered what types of items you’re storing? If you’re storing items you would be comfortable keeping in your garage, then a conventional storage unit would work well for you. However, if you’re storing wine, artwork, or family photos, you’ll want to consider renting a climate controlled self storage unit. 

What is climate controlled self storage?

Once you decide what items you’ll be storing, you can determine the size and type of storage unit you’ll need. While a climate controlled self-storage unit is more costly than a conventional storage unit, it will give you peace of mind knowing that your belongings are protected from fluctuating temperatures. 

In Justin, we experience drastic temperature changes, as temperatures rise to over 100 degrees in the summer and plummet to 30 degrees in the winter. Here at TMS Self Storage, we ensure our climate controlled self-storage spaces keep the temperature from falling below 50°F and rising above 80°F. 

Heat and humidity can damage your belongings by warping furniture and causing mold and mildew to grow. Extreme temperatures can ruin important documents, retail inventory, and electronics, like DVDs, CDs, or old records. If you don’t want your belongings enduring harsh weather conditions, we’re here to tell you that climate controlled self storage is for you. 

How do I know what to store in a climate controlled unit?

As a general rule, keep belongings of high sentimental value in a climate controlled unit, along with items made from wood, metal, fabric, and paper. Find more details on climate controlled self-storage units on our blog

Not sure what else thrives in a climate controlled self storage unit? Here’s a short list for you. 

  • Medical equipment
  • Fine crystal, glassware
  • Leather furniture
  • Pharmaceutical products
  • Photographs, collectibles, antiques
  • Books, files, records
  • Upholstery, bedding, mattresses, clothing
  • Artwork, oil paintings, paint supplies
  • Pianos, musical equipment 
  • Holiday décor 
  • Wine

What else should I know about climate controlled self storage?

Our climate controlled self storage units continuously circulate air to keep them clean and fresh. This provides an added level of protection to your belongings, especially to art, electronics, and business documents. 

Our climate controlled units have insulated walls, roofs, and floors for additional protection against rodents, dust, and dirt. 

What should I store in a conventional storage unit?

As a general rule of thumb, if you would store an item in your garage, you can keep it in a traditional storage unit. The items listed below are not sensitive to temperature swings, and, therefore, will do fine in a conventional storage unit. 

  • Sports gear
  • Gardening equipment 
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Vehicles and boats
  • Water hose
  • Kitchen appliances 
  • Yard items 

Our traditional storage units have extra wide driveways and grade-level entries to allow for easy loading and unloading of large items. 

TMS Self Storage offers both traditional and climate controlled storage spaces.

At TMS Self Storage, we want to make choosing a storage unit easy. We’ll help you narrow down the choices and find ways to save

Our storage units are a variety of sizes, from a 5×5 unit that is similar in size to a small closet, to a 12×30 unit that is similar in size to a two-car garage. Can’t decide what size you need? Our friendly staff will help you pick the most cost-effective unit that is designed to meet all of your storage needs. 

We want you to breathe easy in our clean and well-maintained facilities. Reserve a storage unit with us today. Our customer care team is waiting to talk with you!

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