A self-storage unit can be a great asset for a variety of different reasons. It can help you declutter your home as well as give you a place to store your belongings when you are moving, traveling, or in school. However, there are also things that should not be stored in a personal storage unit, from certain foods to personal valuables.
One item that is often subject to this debate is glass. Should you store glass in a storage unit? Several factors play into this question, and in today’s post, Affordable Family Storage in Jefferson City will take a look at storing glass in your self-storage unit.
When most people think of storing glass, they are thinking of things like glassware or dishes. While those things are usually fine to be stored, there are other glass items that should not be stored in a self-storage unit. For starters — any stand-alone glass. Sheets of glass should also not be stored in a self-storage unit, even if you plan on using them in the near future.
If you do store them, make sure that they are stabilized and not leaning on anything that could cause them to fall. There are also certain dishes and glassware that you should avoid storing, especially in a non-climate-controlled unit. Extremely cold temperatures can often put your glass at risk.
As noted, in most cases, dishes and glassware are usually safe to store in a storage unit, but you have to take the proper precautions. For starters, don’t store any type of glass without some sort of container or covering. A container is optimal, but if you aren’t able to do that, coverings at least protect your belongings from debris, dust, and falling items.
You should also properly protect glass items by utilizing tools like bubble wrap, blankets and cloth, or even just paper. Most people think their glass is safe because everything looks well arranged in the self-storage unit but they don’t consider that a storage unit filled to the brim with stuff will often see items fall and move over time.
When storing glass, it is important to take the proper precautions. Your best bet may be to not store the glass in a storage unit at all. If you have further questions about how to store your glass in your self-storage unit, feel free to call us at (573) 240-8668 or contact us online today.