When you think about delicate items around your house, what do you think of? Your grandmother’s china? The figurine set your mother lent you? Whatever it is you think of, chances are it isn’t a leather chesterfield sofa or your favorite winter jacket. And while those two items might not be as easily damaged by a fall as a hundred-year-old tea set, they are very vulnerable to a different cause of damage: heat fluctuations.
Unfortunately, many Americans aren’t aware of the risk that is posed to their favorite items by wild temperature changes that occur all over the country between seasons. As a result, many Americans leave their valuable possessions in places where wild temperature shifts are incredibly common, like their garage.
In fact, in 2014 the federal government estimated that one in four Americans, or 25%, with two-car garages don’t use the space to store their cars. Instead, precious items are left there, and many of them are damaged by the wild swing in heat.
But how do you know what items can be stored in the garage and which are better placed in climate control storage units? Just remember to give your possessions the respect they are O.W.E.D.
When you are looking to store your items and can’t decide what should be climate controlled and what can be placed in a regular, cheap storage unit all you have to do is think of the care that is O.W.E.D.