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Preparing for Winter with Storage Etc..

How to Get Your Self Storage Unit Ready For Winter

How to Get Your Self Storage Unit Ready For Winter

With the cold months rolling in, it's time to move items such as your patio furniture, seasonal sports equipment, and tools into a place that’ll shield them from the weather. It’s time to store those summer toys and get your skis and snowboards out! Because we care about you and your belongings at Storage Etc., here are some tips on how to get your self storage unit ready for winter.

Patio Furniture

Your outdoor chairs and table are already exposed to the sun during the hottest months of the year. They don’t need to be outside during the coldest months, too. To maintain their quality and durability for years to come, take care of them during the offseason. Declutter your patio or backyard at the same time you protect your furniture from the changes of weather when you choose to store it in your self storage unit. The same goes for seasonal tools like your lawn mower and your pruner. Chances are you won’t be cutting your grass as much – or at all – during the winter months.

Goodbye, Summer Toys. Hello, Winter Gear.

Yes, we know how sad it is to put your kayak, paddleboard, golf clubs, and all your other summer toys away. But hey, that means it’s time to take your snowboard and skis out. Snow is coming and you want to have your boards waxed and your gear ready for the first ski day of the season. You don’t need those summer tools, sports gear, or toys taking up precious space in your closet or garage. Keep your home – and your mind – organized and protect your belongings at the same time with a self storage unit.

Inventory & Planning Are Important

Like we said in our previous post about organizing your self storage unit, having an inventory of your items is as important as how you organize them. Put heavy items on the bottom, frequently used items near the door, and the items you won’t need during the winter – such as your kayak, surfboard, or patio games – in the back. This keeps your self storage unit organized and your items easier to find, saving you time – and headaches.

Take Care of Your More Sensitive Items

Winter can be tough on delicate items like clothing, memorabilia, or paperwork. Wrapping them in plastic will protect them from the weather and humidity fluctuation. Covering your larger items with a moving blanket is a great idea for winter storage. These simple tips can go a long way to help preserve your belongings. If you’re interested in adding an extra layer of protection to your items, then you’re sure to love our climate-controlled units. Before you know it, you’ll be taking them out and getting them ready for the summer!

Now that you know how to prepare for winter and protect your items from the weather while keeping your unit organized, it’s time to find a self storage facility close to you. Click here to find a Storage Etc. location near you or give us a call and let our team assist you with your search.