Storage Unit Tip: Use Pallets

Using Pallets for Storage

When it comes to storing your items, precautions need to be taken in order to properly protect your things. Some storage users think that renting a climate-controlled unit will be enough to protect their precious items from the elements, but the weather can still wreck your things if you aren’t careful.

A popular option to improve the safety of your items is to elevate everything with the use of pallets. Pallets are reasonably priced, easy to find, and can be an extremely valuable addition to your unit.

Elevation is Key

Pallets are so valuable because they keep your belongings up from off the ground, which can be vital in a heavy rainstorm or other natural disasters, like flash floods. There are different options for keeping your unit protected from water damage if it’s open to the outdoors, but these other options can be expensive and unreliable. Pallets are easy to obtain and protect against unexpected precipitation.

Avoid Mold and Mildew

Not only can pallets protect your boxes and furniture from water damage, but a box stored on top of a pallet is also less likely to produce mold and/or mildew. This is because the box will have better air circulation and won’t be subjected to damp concrete, which can be tough on cardboard boxes.

The Right Type of Pallet

There are two common types of pallets that you will find: the block pallet and the stringer pallet.

The box pallet has a solid top, which can hold heavier loads than a stringer pallet, which features parallel slats across the frame. The stringer pallet is ideal for smaller boxes holding clothing and other valuables because it protects against dampness.

The Best Insurance You Can Buy

Rather than buying storage insurance that traditionally doesn’t fully cover your items, invest in pallets. There will always be rainstorms, mold, mildew, and dust that can affect the items in your storage unit. The best thing about a pallet in your storage unit is that it can help protect your items against these dangers!

If you’re interested in putting pallets in your unit, check out your local home improvement store or chain.

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