Understanding Proper Storage Practices

Understanding Proper Storage Practices

Climate-Controlled Storage Unit: Do Your Medical Supplies Need One?

by Charles Martinez

If you need to move temporarily to a motel or family member's home but can't take all of your medical supplies with you, you may wonder if it's okay to rent a storage unit. You can place your medical supplies in a climate-controlled storage unit. A climate-controlled unit will keep your supplies safe until you retrieve them later. Learn how a climate-controlled unit works and how to rent a unit below. 

How Does a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit Work?

You should always keep medical supplies, such as CPAP tubing, masks, and other equipment, in a clean, dry, and well-ventilated environment. High humidity and heat can cause bacteria, mildew, and mold to grow in your supplies. A climate-controlled storage unit keeps items safe that can't tolerate cold, damp, or warm environments.

The environment inside a climate-controlled storage unit is mechanically and physically monitored and maintained. The unit contains a constant temperature that doesn't fluctuate or change during the day or night. Fluctuating temperatures can easily damage delicate items, such as cosmetics and medications. 

A climate-controlled unit can also safeguard equipment, such as blood pressure machines and diabetes testers. The equipment can become useless if breaks. Some storage units contain the space you need to store your most vulnerable equipment.

How Do You Choose and Rent a Storage Unit?

Climate-controlled storage units tend to rent quickly during the year. If you need to move soon, contact a storage facility and obtain your unit today. You want to ensure you obtain a unit before you move.

You also want to have specific information on hand when you speak to a storage facility, including the types of medical supplies and/or equipment you need to store. Climate-controlled units range in sizes from compact to extra large. If you plan to store large quantities of supplies or large pieces of equipment, a storage facility can help you secure a unit that can comfortably fit and safeguard your items until you retrieve them. 

You may need to purchase boxes for some of your supplies and/or equipment before you store them. For example, small pieces of equipment, such as CPAP masks and tubes, can become twisted or kinked if you store them incorrectly. You can keep all of your supplies and/or equipment in good condition by placing them inside storage boxes or containers. A facility can help you choose the right containers for your items if needed.

Learn how you can place your medical supplies and/or equipment in a climate-controlled storage unit by contacting a storage facility today.  


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Understanding Proper Storage Practices

I have never been the kind of person who loves to go through and eliminate clutter, but about six months ago, I realized that my storage space was a complete nightmare. It was really difficult to figure out what I needed to do and where I needed to put things, but the more I cleaned, the more I realized how much I had left to tidy up. It was amazing to see how far things progressed, and before I knew it, my space looked and felt a lot better. This blog is all about understanding proper storage practices and keeping your unit immaculate.