There are a number of reasons why people might choose to store items away for a certain period of time so that they are available to be used at a later date. In this day and age people prefer to have as little clutter as they possibly can in their homes; storage facilities offer an excellent solution to this dilemma.
Storage enables people to remove the clutter from their homes and yet still hold on to their belongings. Storage facilities offer people a clean, safe and secure environment in which they can store their possessions. Some storage facilities will offer their customers 24-hour access to their belongings and provide on-site security including CCTV. Some storage facilities also provide options for climate control so that items such as fur coats, which are environmentally sensitive, can also be safely stored.
Books and other paper products are very sensitive to levels of high humidity, while furs generally require storing in a cold environment to avoid degradation of the fur. Add to this pest control and you have a level of storage facility service that is fairly standard with such companies today.
Practically anything can be put in storage for a lengthy period of time in the right environment. The exception to this is food perishables, which will not be accepted by storage facilities anyway. Items that can be stored in the right environment with no ill effects include computers, antiques, linens, electronic equipment, pianos, home furnishings, furs, mattresses and musical instruments.