Oct 18 , 2018
You don’t have room for Grandma’s antique dresser, but you can’t bear the thought of getting rid of it. A storage unit might seem like the ideal solution to stow away the family heirlooms you don’t have room for. But it’s important to keep in mind that because storage units typically don’t have heat or air conditioning, whatever you store in them can be damaged by extreme temperatures. “On especially hot days, the conditions of your storage unit could become much like those in an enclosed car on a hot day,” according to the storage company Sharespace. That means when it’s a comfortable 70 degrees outside, it could be triple digits in your storage unit and wreak havoc on your belongings. Climate-controlled units are available, but they can cost around 20 percent more. On top of that, your valuables might also be more vulnerable to theft in a storage unit. Most don’t have overnight managers, and break-ins are common. With that in mind, here are some things you should never stow in a storage unit. Plus: Check out things you should never store in your basement or crawl space either.