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When it comes to choosing a storage container in NYC, you have a lot of options. You'll have to determine which location is most convenient, compare and shop around for different prices, and you'll have to figure out if you need a temperature-controlled or a climate-controlled storage container. They may sound identical, but they're not. To prevent any confusion, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Traditional Storage

Traditional storage containers are exactly what you think they are. They're usually big metal containers that make no accommodations for changes in the weather. In warm weather climates, they're usually just fine for storing most household items. The environment they provide for your stuff might be a little warmer in the summer, and a little cooler in the winter, but that's about it. For a lot of items, this is just fine. If you're keeping things without any particular sentimental or financial value, but simply don't have room in your home, then a traditional storage unit is perfectly adequate.

Temperature-Controlled Storage

If you're storing your goods in New York, you'll probably want to account for the extreme changes in temperature. Temperature-controlled storage facilities are the next step up when it comes to storage. While not typically controlled in the fashion that homes are, these types of facilities usually maintain temperatures in the 55 to 80 degree range. If you're keeping furnishings, photographs, art, or family heirlooms in storage for a significant period of time, at the very least, you'll want to avoid extreme variations in temperature.

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Climate-Controlled Storage

It's entirely possible that you want to store items that are sensitive to changes in moisture levels. Fabrics, wood, and several other types of materials may be particularly vulnerable to mold, mildew, or extreme changes in humidity that could severely damage the very things you're trying to protect. If this is a concern of yours, you shouldn't settle for anything less than climate controlled storage containers. NYC can be very humid in the summertime, so even though the temperature may be controlled, the humidity won't be. If you're trying to protect artwork or antiques, they can suffer when exposed to extreme variations in humidity. Putting your valued possessions into storage requires a lot of effort as well as expense, so you'll want to be sure they reemerge from storage in as good a shape as they entered.

Deciding how you want to store your items largely depends on the item themselves. If the stuff you're putting away isn't particularly rare or fragile, the quality of the storage facility may not be a concern to you. If, however, you're worried about the detrimental effects of temperature and humidity, it's worth spending the extra money to make sure your valued possessions are well taken care of. Cassone Trailers offers storage containers for all your needs, check them out today!