Climate Controlled Storage Units Save from Summer Heat

The intense heat of summer affects everything it touches, from people to objects to nature, which is why people actively engage in staying cool in the summer by swimming and staying indoors in the air conditioning. Objects aren’t adaptable to the heat and often times the sun can cause irreversible damage. If you are storing items in a garage, basement or attic, care must be taken to ensure heat damage does not occur. Climate controlled storage units are built for exactly such purposes and help tenants store their temperature-sensitive belongings in a controlled environment to minimize or eliminate possible damage due to temperature.

Items that are impacted by heat include antiques, musical instruments, paintings, and photographs to name a few. If you are storing items like these, it is important that they are stored in climate controlled units. The heat can de-tune instruments, cause cracks in the wood and overall wear it down. A wooden clarinet or an oboe, for example, are extremely sensitive to the heat and could easily split under the heated pressure. Paint melts from heat so art made of paint and other sensitive material could melt away in non-climate-controlled storage. Similarly, the cold weather in the wintertime could also cause damage to the structural integrity of items, especially musical instruments. Detuning of instruments would be the least of someone’s worries when putting them in units that are not climate controlled.

If you are unsure if your items need to be placed in climate controlled storage in Templeton, California, you should contact our manager on site who would be more than happy to help you. They have the knowledge and experience to help assess the items in question and give the proper suggestion as to if a climate-controlled unit is suggested. It is always better safe than sorry because belongings that are damaged from heat and cool temperatures are often irreversible.

Here at Abby’s Self Storage, we offer climate controlled units in the sizes of 5×5, 5×10, 10×10, and 10×20 unit and they are perfect to store all your temperature-delicate belongings. Staff is friendly and helpful, and Abby’s Self Storage offers all important amenities needed for safe and secure storage. Call Abby’s Self Storage today for more information at (805) 434-9000. Or visit the website at (


10 unique facts about Independence Day

Happy Fourth of July

On July 4, 1776 the Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress, declaring the United States as an independent nation, free from British Rule. Every year since, Americans have celebrated our independence with festivities, parades, and patriotic camaraderie. Recent traditions on this day include picnic BBQs with hotdogs and hamburgers in the daytime and fireworks in the evenings. Here are 10 unique facts about Independence Day that you may not have known!

1.  The United States is turning 240 years old this July 4, 2016.

2.  John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, two original signers of the Declaration of Independence who also later served as President of the United States, both died on July 4, 1826, which was the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence.

3. In 1870, Congress declared Independence Day as an official holiday and later in 1938, Congress declared the day as a paid federal holiday. Before 1938, it was an unpaid holiday for federal employees.

4. The tune “Yankee Doodle” is now known as an American patriotic song but the tune’s origins prior to the Revolution and was sung by British military officers who were mocking the colonist “Yankees” who they believed were unorganized and unsophisticated.

5. President Calvin Coolidge is the only American president to have been born on Independence Day, having been born July 4, 1872, and would become the 30th president of the United States.

6. The White House had its first Independence Day celebration party on July 4, 1801, when Thomas Jefferson was President and Aaron Burr was vice president.

7. The famous Macy’s fireworks display is held in New York City and has been televised on NBC since 1976, making its 40 year anniversary this year.

8. There will be an estimated 150 million hot dogs consumed this 4th of July across America.

9. The fourth of July parade in Bristol, Rhode Island, is the oldest continuous Independence Day Parade that continues on through today, originating all the way back to 1785.

10. Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence on a writing desk that is placed on a person’s lap, known back then as a “laptop.”

For the best storage in Templeton, CA , Abby’s Self Storage is the perfect location to store all your belongings in self storage. Staff is friendly and helpful, and they offer all important amenities needed for safe and secure storage. Call Abby’s Self Storage today
for more information at (805) 434-9000. Or visit the website at (

Fireworks behind statue of liberty