Seasonal Storage Needs: Transitioning from Summer to Fall

Seasonal Storage Needs: Transitioning from Summer to Fall

As the temperature dips, the days grow shorter and kids get back into the swing of school, it’s time to think about packing up your summer stuff to keep everything secure during the cold months ahead. Whether you have a big backyard filled with the remnants of summer activities or a couple of bikes lingering in the hallway of your condo, everything from patio furniture to sporting equipment has to be tucked away somewhere safe until next year. Here are some ideas for keeping your summer items safe – and why it’s useful to have a convenient space to store them that isn’t your already cluttered garage or basement.

As the temperature dips, the days grow shorter and kids get back into the swing of school, it’s time to think about packing up your summer stuff to keep everything secure during the cold months ahead. Whether you have a big backyard filled with the remnants of summer activities or a couple of bikes lingering in the hallway of your condo, everything from patio furniture to sporting equipment has to be tucked away somewhere safe until next year. Here are some ideas for keeping your summer items safe – and why it’s useful to have a convenient space to store them that isn’t your already cluttered garage or basement.

 

Patio Furniture

 

If you have patio furniture in your backyard or on your balcony, then you already know that leaving it outside for the winter risks causing damage. One of the many benefits of having a storage unit is the extra room it offers to store seasonal items in a concrete space that keeps your furniture, barbecues and other outdoor furnishings safe from the elements. With loading docks, free moving carts and dollies, as well as indoor parking for cars and vans, it’s easy to move furniture from a vehicle into your storage unit.

 

Gardening Tools

 

Lawnmowers, rakes, wheelbarrows, shears, spades, hoes, pots – gardening equipment is great to have around in the summertime, but not as useful in the fall and winter. Not to mention that if you have young kids, it’s not always easy to store these items safely. For peace of mind that these tools won’t cause any accidents, consider packing them up and keeping them in a storage unit. With a variety of different sizing options, you can choose a unit size that suits your needs, starting as small as 5’ x 5’. Moreover, by keeping gardening equipment and other tools in a smaller storage space, you can make room in other spaces, be it a garage, basement or a closet, for more items that you use more often, all year round.

 

Bikes

 

Bikes are a great mode of transportation in warmer weather but that’s not exactly the case in wintertime. Cold and humidity can damage a bike, so storing it in a dry place with a steady temperature is important. In order to keep your bike in a good condition, consider keeping it in a climate-controlled storage unit to prevent the frame from rusting and other components from cracking. For more expensive bikes, it’s also advantageous to have a storage unit with digital surveillance cameras and an alarm system for added security.

 

Sporting Equipment

 

From tennis racquets to golf clubs, sporting equipment can be expensive and often seasonal – it’s hard to justify keeping your golf clubs around when it’s snowing outside. If you have invested in quality sporting equipment to last for years to come, you may also want to consider investing in keeping that equipment safe. Storage units with 24-7 access not only keep your equipment from getting damaged, lost or stolen but also let you enjoy it in the off-season, whenever you need it. With advanced motion-sensor lights and bright exterior lights, you’ll have no trouble accessing your equipment at night. Good lighting also adds an extra security feature, deterring burglars from entering the premises.

 

Summer Clothes

 

Last but not least – how about decluttering your closet and making room for bulkier winter wear? It is always bittersweet to pack up shorts and swimsuits because the summer months feel like they fly by but the reality is that we don’t wear summer clothes for most of the year. So, why let them take up space in your closet? This is where a storage unit really comes in handy: climate-controlled, secure, and lots of space to organize boxes neatly. It’s easy to make room in your closet and bedroom to live more comfortably by storing your summer clothes in wardrobe-friendly boxes at an easily accessible storage unit.

 

Get a head start on organizing your home this season, and make the transition from summer to fall easier with a convenient storage unit.

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