Wilmington, North Carolina
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Leland, NC 28451
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How Self-Storage Can Help in Severe Weather September 4, 2019

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How Self-Storage Can Help in Severe Weather, Wilmington, North Carolina

With fall right around the corner, many people across the country are gearing up for harsh weather. In some cases, severe storms and high winds can damage homes and belongings, incurring massive repair and replacement costs. Placing items in self-storage helps protect them during the stormy season while also providing you some much-needed peace of mind. 

Benefits of Climate-Controlled Storage Units

When it comes to valuable items, securing a climate-controlled unit is a must. Humidity easily damages many belongings, including fabrics, by encouraging the growth of mold and mildew. Additionally, high heat or sun exposure warps and discolors items made from plastic and other materials.

Climate-controlled units prevent these issues by maintaining a reasonable temperature within storage units. They also maintain low humidity to ensure mold and mildew don’t ravage your belongings while they’re tucked away. That way you can rest assured that your items will be just as you left them before the storm.

Types of Items That Can Be Placed in Self-Storage

self-storageWhen you begin creating your disaster preparation plan, consider which items you should store in your unit for safekeeping. Most people keep important documents in their home, including property deeds, banking information, and records related to financial accounts. In the event your home is seriously damaged, losing access to these documents will only add to your stress. Keeping extra copies in an off-site storage facility ensures you’ll be able to retain important information in the event of a disaster. 

Valuables are another obvious choice, especially family heirlooms and antiques. You might also consider placing other valuable items, such as electronics, in a storage facility until a storm passes.



As the only 100% climate-controlled self-storage facility in the area, Leland Self Storage in Leland, NC, offers a safe and secure place for many different types of belongings. Whether you’re prepping before a big storm or just want to free up some space in your home, these storage units can accommodate a wide range of needs. Unit sizes range from 5 by 5 feet to 10 by 30 feet, accommodating a range of budgets. The facility is also monitored 24/7. Call (910) 399-4719 for more information, or visit their website for more helpful storage tips.