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5 Tips For Using Self Storage In The Winter

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Using a storage unit in winter frees up space at home and keeps summer items safe and secure. By utilizing a storage facility, you can free up space in your home to accommodate winter essentials such as snowblowers, ski equipment, snowboards, and sleds.

However, if you do not take proper precautions when storing your belongings, the extreme temperatures could damage them.

Follow the five storage tips below to keep your items safe and secure over the winter months:

Our 5 Tips for Self Storage in winter:

1)  Choose The Right Storage Facility in Edmonton or St. Albert

When choosing a storage facility, select a facility that is conveniently located, especially in the winter when travel can be challenging. Look for a facility that is close to your home to minimize travel time. Ensure that the chosen storage facility clears snow regularly to maintain safe access to your unit during winter.

Choosing a reliable storage facility that offers the features you need, such as climate control, security, and accessibility, is crucial to ensuring your belongings are safe and secure during the winter months.

2)  Clean Your Items Before Storing

Ensure everything you put into a storage unit is clean and dry. Any food substance left on your items could attract pests to your unit.

Clean everything thoroughly, as dirt and grime can cause damage and deteriorate your belongings over time. Use appropriate cleaning products and allow your items to fully dry before placing them in storage. This will help prevent any mold or mildew from forming.

Sort and tag your things before storing them to make it simpler to locate them later on. Use clear plastic bins or boxes and mark them with the contents. This will save you time and frustration when you need to retrieve something from storage.

3) Keep Electronics Off The Ground

The floor in a storage unit, whether it's climate-controlled or not, will always be the coldest part of the storage unit. Electronics or anything with electrical components can be susceptible to the cold. Try storing your electronics on a shelf in your storage space or in a box off the floor to keep them protected.

4) Use Protective Covers and Wrapping Materials

In winter, it's recommended to use wool or cotton blankets and towels to wrap or cover items for storage. Vinyl and plastic covers can trap moisture. Using covers that breathe is a better option.

Not only will they give your items added protection, but they will also keep the pests and dust out. This includes using mattress covers and furniture blankets to protect items from dust, moisture, and potential scratches.

5) Climate Controlled Storage Options

If you have items more sensitive to extreme temperatures, such as electronics, antiques, artwork, etc., renting a climate-controlled storage unit is worth the extra investment. Climate controlled storage units are kept at a constant temperature, so you can rest assured that your items are safe from cracking, warping, or rotting. 

At Elite Self Storage, we offer three convenient locations in South Edmonton, North Edmonton and St. Albert.

Our South Edmonton Storage Facility and our North Edmonton Storage Facility offer indoor heated storage units that feature a drive-in loading area to keep you dry and warm all year.

Our Elite Self Storage St. Albert Storage facility offers indoor heated storage units, outdoor drive-up storage units, RV Storage and Vehicle Parking. Our goal is to provide exceptional customer service to our customers.

We strive to provide a safe, secure, convenient place for your belongings. Our storage solutions offer individual coded access and security cameras.

For affordable storage in Edmonton and St. Albert come to Elite Self Storage. Reserve a storage unit online or call one of our storage rental experts at 780-347-0433.

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