When it comes to storing your items, renting a climate-controlled unit isn’t always enough to protect your precious items from the elements. 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 easy to find. There are always some old ones laying around somewhere. And if you can’t find any for free, you can purchase new ones. Usually at your local home improvement store.
Elevation is Key
I know no one wants to talk about disaster, but in the unlikely and horrible case of a flash flood due to a heavy rainstorm or something of that nature, pallets are valuable because they keep your belongings off the ground.
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
In addition to purchasing the insurance that is offered at your storage facility, its worth it to invest in another layer of insurance to protect your items by getting 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!
Pallets are a reliable and inexpensive way of keeping your things safe. And we all want to keep our things safe 🙂