Eric - in SC, and probably in Maryland, if you are putting what you
describe in storage you really need to look into climate controlled
storage. Much more expensive, but worth it. You might consider
having only some things stored climate controlled. I would be really
concerned about having those things stored in the heat and humidity!
When I first moved to SC I lived in an old (pre Civil War) house, no
AC, no central heat. Leather belts would be covered in growing stuff
overnight. Shoes too! Slime on walls. Really, really not good!
Wood furniture got sticky overnight, started to grow things also.
Major yuck! You don't have those problems in a house with AC, which
would be what you got with climate controlled storage. When we got
flooded several years ago insurance paid to put things in climate
controlled storage during repairs.
I live about 2 hours from Columbia, SC, so if that is where you end
up let me know - would love to get together!
Beth in SC (Cheraw)