Is Climate Control Right for You?

Climate Control

Is Climate Control Right for You? Have you been debating if you need a climate-controlled self-storage unit from Master Mini Storage? We have put together a list of frequently asked questions and the answers to help with your decision. Climate control keeps the storage unit's temperature within a certain range. Doing this helps protect belongings from damage that can be caused by extreme heat or cold. Controlled units are typically kept between 55 and 80 degrees. Is a climate-controlled unit necessary? Maintaining a consistent storage environment can help protect your belongings and climate-controlled units are the way to do that. Climate control reduces the chances that temperature-sensitive items could be damaged by preventing the unit from getting too hot or too cold. This amenity is beneficial for anyone storing delicate items or living in a region where extreme temperatures are common. How hot can a storage unit get? Storage units that do not have climate control, such as drive-up access units that do not have the insulation of an indoor building, can reach temperatures up to 120 degrees in certain regions. Storage items can be damaged by extreme heat in an uncontrolled storage unit. Can my unit get too cold? If temperatures drop below freezing in your area, then you should be concerned about your storage unit getting too cold. Furniture, electronics, musical instruments, and other sensitive items can shatter, crack, warp, or stop functioning properly in too cold of temperatures. What about humidity? Humidity can cause mold and mildew growth on your items. A unit that is too humid can damage delicate items like photographs, artwork, books, clothing, and more when kept in an uncontrolled self-storage unit. What items need to be in climate-controlled units? Most items can benefit from climate-controlled storage, items that are delicate like antiques, musical instruments, and china, will be safer in a temperature-controlled unit as they are more sensitive to extreme temperature changes. How long you are going to be storing items as well as where you live can help ...

May 30th, 2022

Clutter-Free Home

Home Organization

Is the clutter in your home causing added stress? Consider the dust, dirt, and unwelcome critters that may be there as well. You can prevent your home from accumulating unnecessary items that inevitably result in clutter by using these tips and tricks! Check out the simple steps below to clean current clutter in your home while also preventing it in the future. Keep, donate, trash Think of the last time you have used or needed each item while you separate them into keep, donate, and trash piles. The most effective way is to do one room at a time, this will avoid clutter left behind. If you cannot remember the last time you used something, you will be better off tossing it out or donating it. If you have items that are not part of your daily life but you cannot part with, the option of a climate-controlled local storage unit may be a better option. Re-vamp your Space Time to tackle your keep items. Placing items together by group or by purpose is a good way to keep things organized. Physically doing this will allow you to prep for how you would like these items to appear in your space. Would a new bookshelf be a good idea to add? What about some plastic storage containers? Do you need a filing cabinet for important paperwork? Writing ideas out or drawing a sketch will eliminate wasted time as you can erase and create something new rather than physically moving items around. If you find you have too many items for the flow of the room you would like, make an extra pile of your items for storage. Get Shopping You have a design laid out that you like, it is now time to take a trip to the store. Depending on your design you may need to make a few stops, such as the hardware store, container store, or even a department store. For the larger items, you may want to purchase large, ...

May 12th, 2022