Making way for the winter season means securing your summer supplies for the upcoming freezing temperatures and snowy landscape. Store your summer seasonal items in Lone Star self-storage units to free up space in your home while keeping your belongings well-maintained.

What Should I Store?

Before you begin retrieving all of your winter gear, you must map out a plan to efficiently store all your summer stuff. To expedite your winter storage, here are the things you can store in a self-storage unit:

Summer Outdoor Equipment:

1.    Outdoor Chairs

From the chairs at your patio to your lawn, consider transferring them to storage units during the winter. Make sure that you stack them up to save some storage space. Separating the pillows and cushions from the chairs can also make it easier to stack them together. You can place the pillows in a plastic bag to keep them clean and dry. To keep the chairs secure, tie the stack of chairs together.

2.    Garden Tables

Storing your outdoor tables in a storage unit during the winter season prevents damage from the snow debris and excessive moisture. Make sure to cover the tables with plastic or a blanket that serves as a protective barrier.

3.    Grill

If you don’t plan on making grilled dishes throughout the winter season, it is a very good idea to store it in a storage unit. Make sure that the grill and its grates are scrubbed thoroughly before storing to avoid undetected bacterial growth over the winter months. For extra protection against pests, drop a couple of mothballs on a dish and place it on the grill.

Gardening Equipment

1.    Garden Hose

Your garden hoses can be susceptible to damage during winter. Include the garden hoses in your winter storage to prevent them from cracking in the cold. The only thing that you need to do is to remove the moisture from the hose. Otherwise, it has a tendency to expand when frozen and rip apart.

2.    Lawnmower

Similar to other equipment, make sure that you have emptied the gas tank of your lawnmower before placing it into a storage unit. Unleaded fuel is more likely to freeze during colder months, which can damage the machinery. Additionally, it is also important to tie a cloth over the exhaust pipe to prevent dirt and other living creatures from infiltrating the mower.

3.    Garden Tools

Storing garden tools is a practical choice.  When storing garden tools that are prone to rust, bury them in a bucket of sand. Make sure that the metalheads are deep in the sand to protect them against environmental factors. Alternatively, you can also spread olive oil over garden tools to protect them.

Summer Wardrobe

Winter is the season is for staying cozy and warm. Don’t let swimwear, tank tops, sundresses, and shorts clog up your closet in the coming months. To keep your summer wardrobe from odor, mold, and other damage, keep them in a safe and secure storage unit. You can fold clothes with lighter fabric and place them in a bag to keep them protected through the winter. As for delicate and expensive garments, you can utilize garment bags and padded hangers to maintain their condition.

Storing Summer Items Made Simple

As we enter cold seasons, effectively storing your summer items is the key to keeping your home clutter-free and maintaining your belongings’ conditions. Here are some helpful tips that you can consider to streamline the packing of your summer possessions:

Observing Proper Storage

One of the crucial stages of winter storage is packing summer items properly. To effectively store your belongings, make sure that similar items get grouped. This combination makes for effective organization and avoids confusion when you retrieve these items. Labeling all of the boxes can also be helpful to locate the items you are looking for quickly.

Save Some Space Through Stacking

Stacking your items will preserving the space within your storage unit. Whether you are utilizing boxes, bins, or plastic bags for your winter storage, stacking your things together allows you to store more stuff. Plan the placement of your items with the most important things at the reachable spot. Ensure that the storage containers’ lids close tightly and securely to prevent damage once they are stacked.

Contact Lone Star Self Storage today for all your self-storage needs.