I just unpacked about four rooms of furniture and other stuff in boxes
after four years in storage. (many short term moves) and have had no
problems with finishes, joints or any other wood movement problems. I
also have many, many...many (sigh) many books and have not had mildew or
cracking problems. I also have not had any travelers of the six (or
eight) leg varieties, so I guess that my experiences with storage may
differ from the other posters. I paid about $70 per month for a 30'X 10"
storage bay with a single overhead door. This was in Fort Walton Beach,
Florida and yes this stuff went through Ivan and Opal without any water
or wind damage.
So, I would suggest looking around and seeing what is available. I
realize that things are very different in Wis. as the temps. vary a bit
more (Ha!) and thus, so does humidity. But I would suggest that if well
packed and surrounded by things that help moderate rapid changes in
humidity (like lots of stuff in cardboard boxes such as clothes and
books) that this concern can also be overcome. After all, most homes have
not been climate controlled for more than say, fifty or sixty years and
much of the furniture from that era and before has survived.
Just a thought.
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