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Long-Term Storage And Its Benefits

Just store It | May 22, 2019

Whether you’re studying abroad, deploying to a foreign country, or have significantly downsized your home, you need to figure out how to store a substantial  amount of belongings for a long period of time. And while it might be tempting to take up friends or family members offering their basement or shed as a storage unit, your best bet is to go with the professionals.

At Just Store It! in Clarksville, we offer a variety of storage unit sizes and different amenities to keep your belongings safe, secure, and in good condition while you’re away. Learn more about the benefits of long-term storage, and contact us today to reserve a storage unit.


Just because you don’t have all of your belongings with you doesn’t mean you won’t need access to them at some point while they’re still in storage. If you store your belongings at a family or friend’s house, you’ll need to make sure they’re home and aren’t busy doing anything before coming over to go through your things.

When you rent a storage unit, however, you’ll have access to your belongings whenever you need them — you don’t want to have to ask permission to get to your things.

Climate Control

Weather in Tennessee can become unbearably hot and so can areas of the home that aren’t used very often — e.g., your friend’s basement or shed. Even if it doesn’t get overheated, you don’t have control over how much light it’s getting or how humid it is in their home. These three factors — light, heat, and moisture — can cause irreparable damage to your belongings in a very short time.

At a storage unit, however, your belongings will be kept in an environment that is cool, dry, and dark to preserve their quality. For the preservation of your belongings alone, renting a long-term storage unit is your best option.


When it comes to how much you have to store, a storage unit facility is going to have the most amount of options in sizes for you to store your items. For long-term storage that you won’t need to access, you can tightly pack your belongings into a smaller space. If you plan on accessing the storage unit several times while you’re renting it, you should rent a larger unit and spread your items out to more easily access things.

If you’re using a family member’s basement or storage shed, you’ll be limited by whatever size they have available, not to mention whether or not your items will become mixed in with theirs. Keep things simple by choosing the right size storage unit you need for long-term storage — that only your belongings will go in.


Just Store It! in Clarksville prides itself on being clean, secure, and convenient. This means that moving your belongings to and from the unit is easier than hauling boxes and furniture up and down stairs and through narrow doorways.

Our storage units have large roll-up doors, drive-up access, carts and dollies, and elevators to make moving your things in and out faster, easier, and more convenient.


If you’re in need of a long-term storage unit, contact us today to reserve a space.