indoor vs outdoor storage

By Graci Woodworth,

If you’re in the process of determining which type of storage unit will be best for storing your belongings, it’s important to first learn the differences between outdoor and indoor storage. Read on to discover which type of unit your storing needs fall under.

When to Use Indoor Storage

Indoor Storage Unit

An interior storage unit (indoor storage) is just how it sounds—set indoors. The location of these units allow for a few additional amenities, such as added security and climate control. Interior storage units can be treated as the extra closet or spare storage room that your current living space lacks.

Items that should be stored indoors are those that need the most security or could be affected by extreme temperatures. Here are a few items that would best benefit from being stored in an interior storage unit:

  • Valuables
  • Electronics
  • Files and Documents
  • Seasonal Clothing
  • Sporting Equipment
  • Wooden or Leather Furniture
  • Collections

When to Use Outdoor Storage

Outdoor Storage Units

Looking for the convenience of another garage or shed without shelling out a fortune for the construction of one? An exterior storage unit (outdoor storage) serves as just that! Exterior storage units tend to come in sizes that are much larger than interior units, but are also available in smaller sizes equivalent to indoor options. Outdoor units typically offer drive-up access, making them an extremely convenient choice for movers and those storing hard-to-carry items.

Here are a few items that an exterior storage unit can keep protected, out of your cramped garage, and off the street:

  • Cars
  • Boats
  • Recreational motorbikes
  • Lawn Mowers
  • Tools

Still don’t see the item you were hoping to stow away? Contact your facility manager to inquire about whether an interior or exterior storage unit is the optimal choice for storing your things!