Those familiar with Shakespeare have possibly heard of his little-known work, Sublet, in which a couple rents an apartment from a friend and decides on what to do with their belongings. It features the iconic quote, “To climate control, or not to climate control? That is the question.” It was ahead of its time, to say the least.
In all seriousness, though, deciding on how and where to store your belongings after a move is a predicament many people face. Some of your belongings are completely fine being stored in a mobile storage unit that isn’t climate controlled. But some items (like fine art) require the climate control that a permanent, long-term storage facility provides. Let’s take a look at each.
Why Choose Climate-Controlled Storage
Climate-controlled storage is an option at a permanent storage facility, so it’s ideal if you’re not too concerned about your belongings being mobile or located directly at your new destination. When you choose climate-controlled storage, your items will be protected from the outdoor elements, theft and — as is the case with SAM (Store & Move), at least — inside of a steel and concrete storage facility. SAM climate-controlled storage facilities also feature a fully functioning sprinkler system protects your items from fire, as well as a 24-hour alarm system.
As for which items are ideal for climate-controlled storage, think “delicate” or “valuable.” Items like fine art, paper, antique furniture, collectibles, delicate fabrics and electronics (which could melt in the heat) should be in environments with a controlled temperature. If your items aren’t valuable or delicate, on-site storage should be just fine.
Why Choose On-Site Storage
As mentioned above, on-site storage is great for items where the temperature doesn’t matter as much. It’s also ideal for items that shouldn’t be in climate-controlled storage, such as those with moisture or those at risk for mold or mildew. Another factor to consider is that climate-controlled storage will typically be more costly than on-site storage.
Other benefits of on-site storage include the ability to store your belongings at the location of your choosing. This gives you flexibility and convenience when it comes to loading, unloading and accessing your items. Simply use a storage calculator to determine how many on-site storage containers you’ll need, call to have them delivered, pack them up, call to have them transported to your new location, unpack them and call to have the containers picked up. It’s easy!
Whether you’re interested in climate-controlled storage or on-site storage, SAM (Store & Move) can meet your needs. Contact us today for a free quote.