My husband and I are complete opposites. While I’m extremely organized, my spouse isn’t. He regularly scatters important documents such as credit card statements, car insurance bills, and pay stubs around our home. Because I worry about losing important papers, I’m constantly developing smart storage solutions for our documents. I keep some of our papers in a safe. I keep other items in a handy storage folder complete with tabs. I’ve labeled some of the tabs with the types of mail my husband and I receive regularly such as bills, retirement information, healthcare documentation, and sales papers. Another great option for storing mountains of paperwork is a rented storage unit. By housing important documentation in this type of storage facility, you can keep it out of your home. On this blog, I hope you will discover some ingenious ways to store your pertinent documents.
Choosing a storage unit can be an important task. After all, switching units later could be a lot of extra work and hassle, so you want to get it right the first time. Before you choose a storage facility and a unit size, you need to think about your requirements for the unit. Specifically, do you want a heated unit or an unheated one?
Even if you're just using the unit to store a collection or other hobby, you still need to give this question due consideration. Here are some potential reasons why you should choose a heated storage unit for your hobby.
1. Your hobby is important to you
Heated storage helps keep your items safer, which is important when using the unit for a hobby you're passionate about. If you store your collection, tools, or other items in a heated storage unit, you're more likely to avoid moisture damage. For example, your items won't freeze over and be damaged by frost, and they're less likely to have water damage from condensation settling on them.
2. Your hobby could be valuable
In many cases, a well-kept collection can be valuable to other collectors, or even to museums in some cases. Or, if you have a hobby where you make things, such as woodworking, the tools could be valuable to you in the future if you start a business selling your products.
So your hobby could be financially worthwhile, and paying for heated storage to keep your items in great condition is well worth your money. After all, a collection is only valuable if it's in great shape. The more damage your items sustain, the less monetary value they'll have.
3. Heated storage for your hobby is affordable
Another fact to keep in mind is that if you're renting a storage unit, a heated unit isn't that much more expensive than the cost of an unheated unit. For a slightly larger price per month, you can reap all the benefits of keeping your materials, supplies, or collection in a safer environment. You may even be able to choose a smaller unit to make it even more affordable.
4. Heated storage makes accessing your hobby easier
If you enjoy working on your hobby regularly, you won't want to have to go to a freezing cold unheated unit to access the tools or items. A heated storage space means that you'll be able to comfortably hang out in the unit when you're organizing your collection, pulling out items to bring home, repacking boxes, installing shelves, or whatever else you need to do to manage your stored hobby items.
As you can see, your hobby deserves to be kept in a heated storage unit, rather than in an unheated unit or in your basement or attic. For more information about heated storage, get in touch with a local storage facility to see what sizes and prices they have available.