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Storage 101

How To Determine What Type Of Storage Unit You Need

So, you need a storage unit. With a quick Google search you will find that there are many different types of storage units available and it can oftentimes be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. To help, we have compiled the most common types of storage solutions and will break down the uses for each one.

Indoor Storage

Indoor storage is essentially an interior storage unit that is located inside a large building. So, rather than driving up and accessing your storage unit, you have to enter a building and then access your storage unit through hallways. That being said, indoor storage units offer more security, and since they are located inside, they offer more protection against damage caused by changes in weather, even if they are not specifically climate-controlled.

What to store in indoor storage

Indoor storage is ideal for your household or business items that are affected by heat, cold, and humidity, but aren’t extremely valuable, such as:

  • Toys
  • Seasonal items
  • Sports equipment
  • Storage boxes
  • Household decor items
  • Outdoor furniture
  • & More


Climate-controlled units are indoor storage units that are kept at stable temperatures (between 55 and 85 degrees) and humidity levels. Climate-controlled storage units provide the utmost protection against damage caused by pests, water, and exposure to extreme temperatures.

What to store in climate-controlled storage

Climate-controlled storage units are ideal for belongings that are sensitive to the environment or are valuable, such as:

  • Wood, leather, and fabric furniture
  • Household appliances
  • Instruments
  • Clothing
  • Mattresses
  • Business documents & Inventory
  • Photographs
  • Electronics
  • Antiques
  • Artwork

Outdoor Storage

Outdoor storage is essentially an exterior storage unit located on the outside of a building and accessible through a door similar to your garage. One of the greatest advantages of outdoor storage is the accessibility. Most outdoor storage units have drive-up access, making getting in and out of your unit a breeze.

What to store in outdoor storage

Outdoor storage is ideal for items that are not environmentally sensitive, as they are more vulnerable to nature’s elements. Items that are great for outdoor storage are:

  • Motorcycles and scooters
  • Gardening tools
  • Power tools
  • Lawnmowers
  • Bikes
  • & More

Along with these common types of storage units, there are also storage solutions available for cars and recreational vehicles.

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