If you knit or crochet and have an addiction to yarn, you probably hear a lot of complaints from your spouse and children each time you buy more yarn. A yarn addiction can be challenging to deal with, especially when yarn is stashed in just about every nook and cranny in your home. If this sounds like your yarn addiction, you may want to consider moving your stash to a small self storage unit. Why? Because then you can be surrounded by all of your yarn in one room and any additional purchases of yarn may go unnoticed by your family. Here's what you'll need. 

A climate-controlled self storage unit with lighting

Get a self storage unit that is climate-controlled so you don't have to worry about excessive humidity ruining your precious balls and cakes of yarn with mold and mildew growth. Also, a climate-controlled unit will be more comfortable on extremely hot or insanely cold days, just in case you can't help yourself but to spend some time in the unit with your yarn. By the way, you may want to consider taking over a comfortable rocking chair in case you decide to get a few stitches in while you contemplate which yarn to use in your next project. 

In case you need to delve into your yarn deep into the night, it's a good idea to get a storage unit with overhead lighting. If the lighting is not strong enough to see details on intricate items, ask the facility's manager if any other units with stronger lighting are available. He or she may offer other suggestions, but don't hesitate to ask if you would be allowed to change the bulb to a stronger one. 

Clear storage bins for organization 

It's a good idea to have clear storage bins so you can easily locate a particular color when necessary, which can help if you are ever in a hurry. Sorting the yarn by colors will make it easier to see exactly how much you have—and need—of any color at a simple glance. Stack the bins on sturdy shelving units so you will be able to easily remove each bin without having to move any other bins. Make sure the bins are secured with lids to help reduce the risks of mold and mildew growth if you opt out of getting a climate-controlled unit. Also, this can help keep any pests out of the bins, which is a natural concern in some areas of the country.