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Temporary storage. Top 4 reasons to use a unit short term…

Temporary storage units have many benefits, especially when you’re moving from one place to another. Moving is stressful enough no matter if you’re just moving down the road or to another country. This is true whether you’re moving a residence or a business.


There are certain items, like large appliances that take up a lot of space when you’re in the middle of a move. You could find yourself with duplicate refrigerators, washers and dryers, and stoves. It might be more cost-effective to store them temporarily rather than sell or donate them with the intent of replacing them later.

More Time to Decide

Face it. Moving is hectic. With temporary storage you can take your time to sort through everything once you’re more settled into your new home. With more time you can make more informed decisions.


Temperature and humidity will damage certain precious items. For example; oil paintings should always be in an evenly heated and humidity controlled environment. All of our temporary storage units are designed to be dry. Musical instruments, photo albums and certain keepsakes do not tolerate extreme temperatures, so be sure to inquire about our temperature controlled units.


Scheduling a temporary storage unit for the same day as you move can help to make the entire move simpler. A moving truck can transport items that you don’t immediately have a place for in your new home to storage first, before packing the truck for the move. With everyday access from 7AM to 9PM you’ll have plenty of time to sort things out at Long Lake Storage.