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No-Nonsense Storage Tips and Strategies

Want to organise your storage unit? Want to decide what to store? Want to read tips on buying other people's storage units? Regardless of what you hope to learn about storage, I want to share it here. Hi, my name is Chelsea, and as an avid collector who has almost always lived in small spaces, I have had to hire countless storage units. Now, I want to share knowledge from my experiences with you. Please, explore these blog posts -- I hope they will help you. When I'm not writing here or in my journal, I curate my collections. I have a number of collections, but my favourites are my mid-century modern doll furniture collection and my circa 1980's Disney wrist watch collection. Enjoy reading!

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5 Tips for Storing Wine

Sometimes you acquire wine as gifts or you pick up nice bottles on holiday. Over time, you may end up building quite the collection. Then, you need to figure out how to store it.

If you want your wine to maintain the fullest taste, you need to store it carefully. Here are the storage tips you need to consider:

1. Choose a Dark Spot

For long-term storage, wine needs to be in a relatively dark place. The UV rays of the sun can start to degrade the wine. While some wine bottles have UV-resistant glass, most do not. Even artificial light can impact the flavour.

You can mediate this fact by storing wine in a plastic bin. That can create a dark spot if there is too much light in your home or commercial storage area.

2. Keep the Corks Wet

Ideally, whether you are dealing with short or long term storage, you should always store wine on its side. That way, the cork stays wet. If the cork isn't moistened, it can dry out, and air can get into the bottle and ruin the wine.

Additionally, even if you are storing wine that has screw top caps rather than corks, you should still store it on its side. That helps it resist settling and forming sediments.

3. Maintain Consistent Temperature

In an ideal world, you will keep your wine in a storage area that is between 11 and 14 degrees Celsius. However, if that is not possible, you should shoot for a relatively close temperature that stays consistent. If the wine is subjected to huge ups and downs in temperature, it may spoil. Additionally, you want to go for low humidity. Excess moisture in the air can also have a poor impact on the taste once you open the bottle.

4. Organise for Easy Accessibility

When setting up your wine storage area, make sure that you set up the bottles so that they are each accessible. Moving wine bottles unnecessarily can also negatively affect the wine. To protect the other bottles, you want to be able to reach into the storage area and just grab the bottle that you need.

5. Opt for a Mini Storage Unit for Wine

If you don't have an adequate place to store wine in your own home, you may want to contact a company that offers mini storage. Many of these companies offer storage that is specifically designed for wine. That can protect the wine, without forcing you to build your own cellar.