• Elizabeth Kenney

Melt No More: 4 Temperature-Sensitive Items In Storage

Before placing your items in storage, keep in mind that some of these items may be temperature sensitive. To prevent the extreme heat or cold from wreaking havoc on your stuff, check out this list of common temperature-sensitive items:

#1 Paintings and other artwork

Especially in instances of high humidity, heat fluctuation can damage artwork.

In addition to causing damage to surfaces, such as lifting paint from the surface, the humidity increases the chance of mold growth. If left unchecked, this can result in staining or decayed sections on the art piece.

#2 Wooden furniture

Ever had your door jammed during the hot summer months? If so, you can likely blame it on humidity. While your front door can probably handle this fluctuation of temperature, your wood furniture probably cannot.

During the heat of the summer months, wood tends to absorb moisture in the air and expand in response. The opposite effect can occur in the cold of the winter months—the wood dries and then contracts.

#3 Books and other paper items

Similarly, fluctuation in humidity can also do a number on paper items.

To prevent your pages from curling or book spines from twisting, be sure your paper items (such as books, newspapers, magazine, etc.) are stored in a spot that maintains consistent temperature.

#4 Electronics and wiring

Items such as TVs, computers, DVD players, and the like also require temperature sensitive care. The effects of condensation can cause moisture to build up within the circuits of these items.

As a general rule of thumb, consult your items’ manual or care instructions. Various brands and item types have varying storage temperature needs.

And remember, Move Eaze makes storage easy— We offer storage services for both climate-controlled units and non-climate-controlled units.

(Article Sources: Chron and Good Housekeeping)

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