Move Your Seasonal Items into Self Storage

Have you ever been startled by Santa in your garage in June or scared by a witch in your basement in February? Ever tripped over a leaf blower as you were trying to get at your snow shovels, or tripped over a snow shovel as you were trying to get to your leaf blower?

Many of the items that take up space in our sheds, our basements, and our garages (not to mention our spare rooms and that convenient, if small, spot under the stairs) are seasonal in nature. We only bring them out for use at certain times of year. When they are not in use, all they do is sit around being inconvenient and waiting to be pulled out again.

Decorations are a great example of this. Depending on how deeply you get into the Christmas spirit, the decorations you put up on your house can take up a lot of room. Nativity scenes, lights, inflatable Santas, and plastic reindeer look great on a spacious lawn, but they’re downright hazardous in the shed.

Decorations aren’t the only seasonal space wasters in our homes either. If you have a kid or two, you know how much room their winter gear can take up. Mittens and gloves, thick winter coats and thinner linings, boots, warm socks, snow pants, scarves, and other gear sit around in the closet all year. Wouldn’t it be great if you could free up some room by storing your seasonal items?

Well, you can! Renting out a storage unit is a great way to free up space in and around your home, while still keeping your seasonal items safe. Best of all, you can change up the items you have in storage in one trip, as you make the household change up from one season to the next

Just what kind of items should you put away, according to the season? Here are a few ideas.

In winter, why not store

  • Patio, porch, and lawn furniture
  • Decorations you use for Halloween, fall, Easter, and other times
  • Summer clothes
  • Lawn tools and equipment (leaf blowers, lawn mowers, and so on)
  • Hanging baskets
  • Lawn decorations
  • Plastic wading pools

In the summer, store

  • Winter clothing
  • Winter recreational equipment (skis, snowboards, sleds, etc.)
  • Christmas decorations (!)
  • Snow shovels
  • Winter tires

Those are just a few ideas. You might have concerns about the protection of some of your items, such as antique or handmade nativity scenes. You can keep them safe and undamaged by renting a climate controlled storage unit, which never becomes too hot or too cold. They are also sealed from dust and other harmful environmental issues. As far as security, many people find that their items are safer in patrolled, locked down, monitored storage units than in their own homes!

If you’re tired of being scared stiff by St. Nick whenever you go to get out the mower, it’s time to think about renting out a self storage unit. They are safe, inexpensive and a great way to make the most of your household space.

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