When choosing a storage unit, you’re often met with a variety of options. What size unit do you need? Should you choose drive-up access or an inside unit? Is temperature-controlled storage a good fit for your items?
Depending on what you’re storing, a standard storage unit may be a perfect fit for keeping your items. However, certain items require additional steps to make sure they’re kept in the best condition, especially if you plan to use storage for an extended period of time. Thankfully, some of our locations offer temperature-controlled storage to keep even your most delicate belongings looking their best.
Do I need temperature-controlled storage?
When storing sensitive items, you’ll want to opt for a temperature-controlled unit. Delicate belongings may be at risk of warping, cracking, or melting when exposed to extreme temperature and humidity for an extended period of time. Items that benefit from temperature-controlled storage include:
- Vinyl records
- Wooden furniture
- Important documents
- Leather products
- Family heirlooms
Benefits of Temperature-Controlled Storage
It is part of our mission to provide you peace of mind when storing with us. In addition to a temperature-controlled space, you’ll also benefit from 24-hour individually alarmed units, free carry-in services, delivery acceptance, free moving truck when renting for the first time, and more!
Convenience is front of mind with flexible lease terms, online rentals and reservations, and autopay options to make renting temperature-controlled storage with us a breeze.
Common Temperature-Controlled Storage Unit Sizes
You’ll find temperature-controlled storage units available in a variety of sizes to meet your self storage needs. Whether you’re storing a few boxes of books or all of the appliances and furniture from your home during a move, we’ve got you covered.
5×5 Storage Unit – These closet-sized, 25-square-foot units are perfect for storing seasonal clothing, household clutter, electronics, office supplies, and business records and files.
10×15 Storage Unit – Ideal for small families or households, this 150-square-foot storage unit can fit the contents of a two-bedroom home. Opt for this unit if you’re storing bulky household furniture such as sofas, dining tables, or bookcases, major appliances, and business inventory.
10×30 Storage Unit – The largest storage unit we offer, our 300-square-foot spaces are the size of a large garage for those in need of a major space solution. These spaces are perfect for commercial inventory, entertainment centers, televisions, large instruments such as pianos, and appliances.
Preparing Your Items for Temperature-Controlled Storage
As you prepare to move your items into storage, it’s important to take steps to properly store them to ensure they come out looking just as great as they went in. Though exposure to elements is limited with temperature-controlled storage, take time to carefully pack items and arrange your storage space.
Place larger items and anything you won’t need to access often toward the back of your unit and off the floor with the help of wooden pallets. Leaving space above and below stacks of boxes and between the walls of your unit and your items will allow for ventilation.
Ensure clothing items and furniture are free of stains and dry to reduce the risk of attracting pests and limit the chance of mold or mildew developing over time. Many of our facilities offer packing and moving supplies for sale if you find yourself short on boxes or realize you forgot the tape at home.
Find Temperature-Controlled Storage Solutions With Saf Keep Storage
When you’re looking to give extra care to your most delicate items, temperature-controlled storage at Saf Keep Storage or affiliated locations can help. Whether you need storage for just a few months during a decluttering project or for the foreseeable future for a growing business, we’ve got the flexible storage options you’re looking for. Find your nearest storage facility in Hawaii or California and start your self storage journey today!
Not sure what size you need?
Choosing the size unit is important. Our online size guide can help you visualize how your belongings will fit in your unit before you move in. Check out our size calculator at a specific location for a more accurate size recommendation.