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Decluttering Your Storage Shed

Moving Storage from Your Shed to a Storage Unit

The decision to move your items from an on-site location, like a pole barn, garage, backyard shed, or basement, to an off-site location, like a climate-controlled, indoor storage unit, an outdoor unit, or a storage trailer, is based largely on the items you’re storing. Below are a few questions you need to answer as you consider your next steps with your items.


Does anything I’m storing need to be protected from extreme temperatures? 

Excessive heat can cause significant damage to more than just candles. Technology can be rendered useless if subjected to temperatures that are too high for too long. The same is true for technology with cold temps. The items you’re storing need to be protected from extreme swings in temperature as much as possible.

Does anything I'm storing need to be protected from moisture?

Depending on the containers you’re using for storage and on the location of your storage container, you could be exposing your times to potential damage from moisture. Excess humidity can damage everything from important documents to expense technology. A non-weather-proofed storage unit could lead to water damage to cardboard boxes or other unprotected items.

Does anything I'm storing need to be protected from pests?

It’s hard to keep little critters out of even the cleanest of indoor spaces when cold weather comes. Even storage units that are well kept and relatively new are vulnerable to invasion from mice looking for salvation from Arctic air. So imagine the opportunities for mice and other critters in places like a pole barn, a garage, or a shed!

Depending on the type of protection your items need, the storage unit you choose will need to be carefully chosen. And once chosen, you’ll want to carefully manage your unit so that you’re able to keep everything protected from the elements as much as possible.

For help choosing the right storage facility for your needs, talk to Brockman Trailers. Our on-site storage and off-site storage options are helping business owners and homeowners simplify and store at a better cost.