To Store or Not to Store: That is the Question

18 December 2017

If you’ve done it before, you probably already know how convenient it is to turn to professional storage services for a secure storage space you can keep those “extra” but not-ready-to-part-with belongings tucked away.


Whether it’s because we are lacking enough space in the garage or attic, or we are in the midst of planning a big move in Paterson, there are still some essential things to think about as you determine what belongings to store away in your self-storage unit and which to keep.

For starters, prior to filling and organizing your storage unit, we suggest that you complete an audit of your personal belongings to decide what makes sense to store away in your unit. This will save you time and annoyance and will help to keep your storage unit organized accordingly.

Important Factors to Consider:

What if I need to retrieve an item in a time crunch?

If you think you might need to get your hands on something within a rather short time frame, storing those belongings away in storage might contribute to unwanted complications and stress, unless you arrange your storage unit so that those timely belongings are in plain visible sight. Regardless, do you want to be rushing to your storage unit if something is needed immediately? This may not seem like a hassle to you, but it’s something you should mull over for the sake of your sanity.

Is climate control necessary for the protection of my belongings?

In the majority of cases, climate-controlled storage units are offered as an option; however, some drive-up storage units can quickly be affected by severe hot and cold temperatures and as a result, it’s in your best interest to consider what items you plan to store, and whether or not they need to be exposed to specific temperatures to keep them intact. If you have temperature-sensitive items, you’ll want to choose a climate control storage unit for the best protection.  Extra care should be taken for items like vinyl records, pictures, books. and papers. Remember that humidity levels should also be considered, as this can affect the well-being of your items. All-Stor supplies dry and warm storage at the same cost as cold storage. We’ll make sure your belongings are stored at a temperature that keeps them in perfect condition, so you can rest assured that your items will leave the same way they arrived when you’re ready to remove them from storage.

Does this item fall under trash or treasure?

Even though the old saying “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure” often carries weight, it’s also accurate to believe that many of us will store items we’ll never use again because we’re not ready to get rid of them or can’t decide whether they are worth keeping. While this isn’t necessarily a negative thing, to save you money and space in your storage unit for belongings that will truly benefit from storage, you should carefully decide what you wish to keep. There’s nothing wrong with taking some time for a thoughtful assessment of your possessions. At the of the day, you’ll get more value out of your storage unit.

As you contemplate these thoughts, don’t forget to consider All-Stor Self Storage in Paterson for your self-storage needs.  For more additional details pertaining to our services, please feel free to reach out to our team in Paterson, at 973-345-0080.

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