Things You Should Never Store In The Attic Or Basement

temperature controlled storageWe all do it, we use our attics, garages and basements to store items. I mean, the space is there all empty, it’s too tempting to resist. We get it, it makes sense but there are some things that you really need to keep out of these spaces. At least if you want them to last.

One of the main reasons why the attic and basement are not good for some stored items is that they are about as far from being temperature controlled as you can get. They also aren’t always reliably pest controlled.

Here are the top items you should store in temperature controlled storage:

Delicate fabrics

If you have some delicate fabrics it is highly recommended that you store them either in a closet in the main part of the home or in a temperature controlled storage unit.

Many people don’t realize that moths eat vegetable based fabrics, not just wool. That makes a lot of your clothing the perfect snack. Fur and leather need a nice, cool climate to hold up to time and any sentimental clothing should actually be cleaned and packaged professionally before being stored.

Furniture and decor made of natural materials

Any and all of your wood furniture belongs in temperature controlled storage. Wood will mildew and things like plush toys, mattresses and rugs will begin to degrade. These types of items need to be stored free of moisture at all times.

Important documents

If you are storing important papers it is vital you not store them in your attic, basement or garage.

Some of the papers to keep safe are:

  • Passports
  • Birth certificates
  • School records
  • Medical records

You are far better off to store them in a safe or a closet in the main part of your home. Or better yet, if you want to store them out of the home in a secure, temperature controlled storage environment you could store them in a storage unit.

If you decide that a storage unit is the way to go, give Valet Storage a call. We offer all different sizes of Toronto storage lockers so no matter what you have to store, we can help. We also offer services that the other storage companies and facilities do not.

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