Tips for Storing Your Summer Items | Self Storage Can Help
It’s time to admit that summer is truly over now. It’s time once again to switch out garden tools for snow shovels, and bathing suits for parkas.
It’s a sad and tedious task, but you don’t have to do it alone. We’re here to help! Here are five simple tips to help with storing your summer items for the winter.
- Declutter instead of storing
- Wash and dry everything before storing for the season
- Use clear plastic bins storage bins
- Label your boxes for storage
- Assess your storage needs
DECLUTTER INSTEAD OF STORING
Go through all the things you won’t be needing during the winter, like summer clothes, yard tools, and outdoor toys. Decide what you want to sell or donate, what you want to keep and what can be thrown away.
WASH & DRY EVERYTHING BEFORE STORING FOR THE SEASON
Take the time to wash and thoroughly dry everything. Pay close attention to yard/garden tools, patio furniture and outdoor toys. Make sure to wipe away any dirt and moisture from these items or you could find a moldy, mildewy mess come spring.
Summer clothes should also be washed and completely dried before storing. Make sure that bathing suits, especially, are totally dry.
USE CLEAR PLASTIC STORAGE BINS
Clear plastic bins will keep your items safe from moisture and pests. They will also allow you to see exactly what is in each bin without having to open them up. Who knows, maybe you’ll be able to take a vacation to a warm destination this winter. You’ll want to find your bathing suit and flip-flops without a hassle.
Store similar items together. Store only clothes in one bin, summer footwear in another bin, pool toys in another, etc.
LABEL YOUR BOXES FOR STORAGE
Whether you use bins or boxes, it’s a good idea to label everything. Label boxes on both the top and at least one side, so that however you store them, you can clearly see what’s inside.
ASSESS YOUR STORAGE NEEDS
We spend a lot of time indoors during the winter, and you don’t want your living space cluttered up with things you won’t be using for months. If you find you just don’t have enough storage space at home, consider renting a storage unit for the season. Decide if your items could be stored in an unheated, outdoor storage unit, or if you will need to use an indoor climate controlled storage unit.
Renting a storage unit in Edmonton AB, at Elite Self Storage South Edmonton, will give you all the extra space you need to store your sports equipment or other seasonal items. This storage location offers both drive-up unheated storage units and indoor climate controlled storage units, as well as indoor vehicle storage.
Our Elite Self Storage Facility in St. Albert AB offers climate controlled storage units, unheated storage units with drive up access, vehicle storage and RV Storage.
Elite Storage Facilities offer month to month storage rentals, no long term commitments, no admin fees and a full month value. Some of our competitors bill in 4 week cycles costing you more!
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