Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment
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Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

When I launched my photography business, I knew that I needed more space than I had at home. That's when I decided to rent a local storage unit to keep my studio gear organized. I spent a lot of time researching backdrops, staging, racks, and storage tips to keep all of my gear organized and protected when I wasn't shooting. With so many photographers looking for ways to expand their operations, I decided to share my storage tips so that I could possibly help others with their needs. I hope the information here makes it easier for you to organize your equipment and grow your studio.

Storage Snapshots: Photography Equipment

Four Reasons To Consider Climate-Controlled Storage

Brian Hamilton

When it comes to selecting a storage unit for your personal items, you'll need to think about more than just the amount of space you need. Some storage facilities offer climate-controlled storage, which can help to keep your items in great shape. Here are just some of the many reasons to consider a climate-controlled self storage facility.

Preventing Warping And Cracking

Extreme temperatures can cause damage to many different types of items. For example, extreme heat can warp vinyl records, toys, and other heat-sensitive items. Wood furniture can become warped with sudden or frequent changes from hot to cold weather, and some items can even crack in extreme conditions. A climate-controlled unit prevents these temperature extremes, helping to keep your items safe from damage.

Fighting Mold And Mildew

Climate-controlled storage units offer more than just temperature control. Many facilities offer humidity control as well. This is a great benefit if you are storing books, comic books, clothing, bedding, or any other textiles. Fabrics and paper can be susceptible to mold and mildew in humid conditions, so look for a unit that offers humidity control year-round for extra protection against damage.

Providing The Right Conditions For Wine Storage

If you are planning to store wine in your unit, you'll want to make sure you have climate and temperature control. Extreme heat can change the way your wine tastes, and humidity can sometimes cause mold or mildew to grow on the corks.  Of course, heat isn't the only thing that can damage your wine. Extreme cold can cause your wine to freeze, and sudden temperature changes from cold to hot can even cause your wine bottles to crack.

Staying Comfortable In The Storage Unit

You'll also want to be comfortable whenever you visit your storage unit, and a climate-controlled facility can ensure you stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter. This makes it easier to get things moved and arranged in the unit as needed, and it helps to provide a bit of extra motivation to head out to your storage unit, even in extreme weather. You won't have to struggle to move around wearing gloves and a heavy parka, and you won't have to work up a sweat when you remove boxes from the unit.

If you haven't already rented a storage unit, consider these benefits of a climate-controlled unit. You can provide your items the protection they need against damage while also ensuring you stay cozy and comfortable whenever you stop by for a visit.