In general, storage units are not to be used unless there is no other actual choice… If you have an attic, a basement, a garage, or even a spare room in your residence, use that before you rent an arena.
First of all, you don’t really know who runs these businesses, plus who is safeguarding your valuables.
I’ve never been ripped off, however there are plenty of stories about people getting their entire storage locker ripped off plus they wouldn’t notice until days or weeks later. Always heavily vet whatever arena you make the choice to rent, study the reviews, make sure they are legit, plus make sure they have temperature control in their storage units! A good way to think of it is that these units are basically steel work sheds all linked in a row, plus if they don’t have insulation plus cooling they turn into straight up bake ovens. I’m not saying the heating gets as severe as an oven, however the temps get massively high. They get terribly humid, plus they stay that way for long amounts of time. The indoor air quality in a storage unit is almost certain to cause serious destruction to whatever belongings you keep in there. It does cost more money to have a storage unit with a Heating, Ventilation plus A/C machine, however if you are going to pay the money to rent a locker, you need to do this. There are some arenas up north with heating, however down around here that isn’t needed. You certainly need a way to fight the heat plus humidity, so your stuff needs an a/c machine.