Do and Don’t Storage Guide
The threat of damaged storage items typically comes as a result of climate, especially by changes in temperature and humidity.
Eagle Bay Storage, LLC - Does not offer Climate Controlled services or units. Summer or Winter, the items you store will be at the current outside temperature and humidity which can be as low as -40F to +90F and 100% humidity. Be sure to follow best practices in storing your items to avoid damage and disappointment.
What Not to Store
Gasses/Toxins—aerosol cans, gasoline, propane tanks, paint, car batteries, pesticides, hairspray, etc.
Candles and Scented Items—the smell will permeate boxes and plastic and seep into cloth. It will never leave. Also, there is nothing that will attract bugs faster than scents or liquid.
Ammunition/Explosives—it’s illegal to store ammunition and explosives in most states. Units can become dangerously hot and, well, gunpowder and heat aren’t friends.
Food/Liquid—don’t even risk it. Even canned food can bloat in storage over time, and if something should burst, you will be overrun with rodents and mold.
Climate-Controlled Unit- which are not available at Eagle Bay Storage, LLC.
For best outcomes, climate controlled units are better for storing some things.
Artwork—beware humidity and temperature change. It can cause canvas sagging, paint cracking, frame distortion, sunspots, and more.
Wool/Clothing/Carpets— humidity will cause molding, if you do store items that absorb moisture, store in sealed cartons or consider wrapping in plastic.
Books/Documents—heat and humidity are the danger with books and documents. If exposed to either, the paper’s shape will distort and its print will fade.
Musical Instruments—you MUST keep instruments in climate-controlled units. If you don’t, wind instrument strings snap or lose their ability to be tuned.Photos—nothing will ruin pictures faster than throwing them in a box in a hot or cold unit. Prints will stick together and bubble. If it is humid in the unit, they will also bend.