Corona, CA: Top Things to Know About Storage

Lubabah Memon | Mar 20, 2016 @ 07:08 PM

Southern California’s Wine Region

To be honest, Corona is kind of a dull city.  It has some local events and a lot of beautiful, open ground, but if you go to the outskirts of the city you start hitting the good stuff. Temecula Valley Wine Country is right next door, and is a popular spot for natives of Corona to spend their weekends.  The famous Wine Country is loved for its wine tasting tours, hot air balloon rides, dining, golf tournaments, and is a popular spot for hosting weddings and other events.

Most wineries in the area have their own storage cellars, but some also store at nearby storage facilities. Storing wine may not seem like a big deal, but it can be kind of tricky.  You have to take into account the temperature of the room, the lighting, humidity, the angle in which the bottle is stored, and a plethora of other things.  These aren’t things that you think of when you’re buying wine, and if reading this article is stressing you out, keep reading because we have solutions for you.  First of all, you’re lucky to be living in Corona because there are plenty of wine cellars that you can go to in order to store your wine properly.  Check out The Cellar Manager.  This facility will take electronic inventories of your wine, help you with buying and selling, provides services for cellar packing and moving, and has climate controlled storage units for your wine.  Another great facility to store your wine in is Caverna 57 Wine Vaults.  This facility has climate controlled units that are underground and allows for 24-hour access to your unit. Napa’s got nothing on us.

Terrible Traffic

If you talk to anyone in southern California, they’ll know of the infamous 91 and 15 freeways.  Both of these freeways are jam packed no matter what time of day you go.  There has actually been a study done on traffic in the area, and Corona has one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the region!  It’s only second to the one in Orange County, which is also nearby, so the traffic may even feed off of each other.  The reason this is important for you is so that you invest in a storage unit that you have 24 hour access to.  With horrendous traffic conditions and the fast paced life that Californians live, you don’t want to have to put a hold on a vacation or the ability to get to a prized family heirloom because you’re waiting for traffic to die down (to be honest, that may never happen so don’t hold your breath).  Corona has 26 storage facilities to choose from, so pick one that’s close to home, away from the freeways, and that allows for 24-hour access.

Too Much Heat

Corona has a Mediterranean climate, which means mild winters and hot summers.  Because the city is more inland, the summers can actually get very hot, with temperatures regularly going over 100 degrees.  If you’re planning to store things like antiques, paintings, family heirlooms, or items that contain wood or metal, we recommend storing your things in a climate controlled unit.  Corona is not a coastal city, so you don’t have to worry too much about humidity and salt in the air, but even dry heat can damage your belongings.

An even bigger danger of dry heat is the possibility of it starting wildfires.  The people of Corona have been victims of wildfires and have had to evacuate the area on a number of occasions in the past.  Even if the fire wasn’t close enough to the city to cause damage, Corona has repeatedly been covered by ashes and has experienced pollution and dark skies due to nearby fires.  This debris can also easily get into your storage unit, so be sure to ask your facility manager how fires have affected tenants in the past and what precautions he/she takes to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your items.  And of course, make sure your things are insured and check to see if your insurance covers natural disasters!  Fires, just like any other natural disaster, are not easy to control.  It’s good to be prepared for anything that comes your way.