Each season comes with its own holidays, new weather, new activities and new items. As a new season begins, you may be left searching for a secure space for some of your stuff. If you find yourself always having a cramped space at home and feeling frustrated, consider keeping your seasonal items in secure and sturdy storage units instead.
Here are six seasonal items best kept in storage units to keep them safe and damage-free.
1. Holiday decorations
Most families enjoy decorating for the holidays, especially during the yuletide season. If your family loves decorating as well, then you probably have a lot of holiday decorations that are taking up a lot of your living space. Don’t waste your attic or closets for items that you use annually. Instead, keep them in a storage unit.
2. Seasonal clothing
If you don’t have spacious closets that can accommodate all your clothing, then consider packing up everything that is off season and storing them safely in a storage unit. The coats, thermals, hats, sweaters, and gloves that you have depended on for warmth during the cold season can be stored in a self-storage unit. You need to ensure your clothes are clean and dry before folding them and packing them away for storage.
3. Patio furniture
As spring approaches, you can get excited to get outdoors and enjoy the warmth of the sun. Besides, this is the perfect season for outdoor evenings on the patio and backyard barbeques. To maximize the longevity of your patio furniture, take care of them properly. This means placing them in a safe storage space during winter. With portable storage, you have enough space as well as the protection your furniture needs so you can keep enjoying them for many years to come.
4. Pool equipment
When the summer season ends, consider closing the pool and preparing it for the winter. This is crucial to make sure that your pool still runs smoothly when you use it for the hotter months. For your pool equipment, accessories, and pool toys, portable storage provides secure storage to keep them ready for use when summer’s back again.
5. Sports equipment
If you enjoy water sports, have a house with athletic kids, or your family loves playing outdoors, you probably have a lot of sporting goods at home. Camping equipment, golf clubs, skis, tennis, balls, and bats are some of the seasonal sports equipment that may be crammed in your attic or garage. With portable storage, these items can be organized and stored neatly and you can free up lots of space in your house.
6. Yard equipment
If the weather turns cold, this signals the end of summer. And this means that you have to take a break from yard work. Instead of keeping your mower and other yard tools in your shed or garage, preserve them better by keeping them in a storage unit.
Over time, you can accumulate a lot of items. And it is common for homeowners to keep the items they won’t need for the current season in their garage or an empty room. This may seem like a practical solution, but your items can get damaged by dust, debris, moisture, and pests even if you pack them carefully.
Rodents and other pests, for instance, will still find their way in to cause damage to your items. Mold and mildew can also grow and thrive in dark and moist spaces, causing significant damage to your stored items. But if you keep your seasonal items in portable storage, rest assured that everything will remain in excellent condition (provided you cleaned them and packed them carefully) until you decide to take them out of storage.
The best thing about this storage solution is that you can choose to keep your unit in a secure warehouse or onsite. And whichever option you go for, you’ll be delighted to know that once your seasonal possessions are safely in storage, you have more living space to enjoy in your home.
Chris Humphrey is the General Manager of Easytruck Moving & Storage. In 2013, the company combined their expertise in professional moving services and storage to create an entirely new approach to the business – and mobile storage was born! Easytruck now operates over 30,000 sq.ft. of air-conditioned facilities in three convenient locations in Dubai and is the only Mobile Storage operator in the UAE.