Climate-controlled storage is all in the name – it is storage that adjusts for humidity and temperature to ensure your belongings are kept in pristine condition while between homes. Toronto’s high humidity and variable temperatures can be a nightmare for pricey collectibles and temperature-sensitive goods, this is where climate-controlled storage when moving comes into play.
During your move (or even past it) you want peace of mind and reassurance that your goods are safe in storage, and you want to retrieve them in the same condition you left them. This blog outlines the benefits of climate control storage and includes a list of goods you should consider keeping in a climate-controlled environment.
You’re Storing Your Items Through Different Seasons
Seasonal change means wild temperature fluctuation – especially in the great white north. These temperature changes can break glass and warp things like wood or plastic. Climate-controlled storage will minimize these risks (if not eliminate them altogether).
You Live Somewhere with High Humidity
If your storage in Toronto isn’t climate controlled, the humidity will inevitably seep in and get to your items. Think damp clothes and sweating wine bottles. Climate-controlled storage will keep your belongings safe from humid conditions and ensure they aren’t damaged.
You Have Priceless or Irreplaceable Items
It’s true, your belongings may be fine without climate-controlled storage – but is that a risk you’re willing to take with great grandma’s precious china or the one-of-a-kind painting your late cousin made? Probably not! It’s better to be safe than sorry, and when dealing with high-value or rare artifacts you definitely want to play it safe.
Items That Thrive In Climate Control Storage
Remember that this list isn’t comprehensive. If you aren’t sure, it’s always best to ask a professional to ensure the life and longevity of your belongings. Our Toronto moving and storage consultants can help answer your questions, or point you along to someone who can. Some common examples include:
- Musical instruments
- Furniture (including leather, wood, and upholstery)
- Items made of metal, wood, wicker, or other natural materials
- Medication and medical supplies
- Media (DVDs, records, videos, etc.)
Are You Moving to Toronto and Need Climate Controlled Storage?
Matco Moving Solutions can help you with your local, long distance or international move. We are a full-service moving and storage company in Toronto that is dedicated to delivering a stress-free and positive moving experience.
Contact us today for a free moving quote and to learn how Matco can help you with your next move.