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Hot & Humid & Storage

It’s July here in Brooksville, FL and it comes as no surprise to anyone who has spent any time here, it’s hot and humid! It has been for the past few months and will likely be for the next couple.We spend our lives dashing from one air conditioned space to another just waiting for the first “cold front” to come through!
So, what does all this mean for your storage unit? Well, if you are in a climate controlled unit, probably nothing. You are doing the best you can to protect your belongings.
On the other hand if you are using a standard storage unit there are a few things you can do that can help. If space is available and the cost is within your budget, you can transfer to a climate controlled unit. Depending on the size of your unit, you can expect to pay an additional $15 to $65 per month or more for a like sized unit here at StoreRight in Brooksville. The climate controlled units tend to fill up faster so availability may also be a factor. And, of course, you will have to move your belongings from one unit to the other in this heat!
If transferring your belongings is not within the realm of possibilities, there are other steps you can take to protect your belongings. First, make sure everything you put in the unit is completely dry before it goes into the unit. This is especially important for things like washers, dish washers, outdoor equipment and clothes.
Next inspect the inside of your unit for any sign of leaks. We at the Brooksville StoreRight office inspect the exteriors and common areas regularly but we can not see what is going on inside. If you find any problems, please report it to the office.
Cover furniture with blankets or moving pads not plastic which will hold the moisture against the furniture.
And you can also put kitty litter and charcoal in your unit to help absorb moisture and odors. Place the inexpensive clay type cat litter and charcoal in pie pans (the aluminum foil ones from the dolor store work fine for this) and place these throughout the unit. Make sure you don’t use the “easy light” charcoal which has lighter fluid in it and don’t put the charcoal pans close to anything that can be stained by it. The kitty litter should be changed every few weeks; the charcoal every month or two.
With a little extra care during the long, hot summer, your belongings should survive.

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