The clocks have gone back, and it’s getting darker much earlier. That can only mean one thing, winter has arrived! It won’t be long before we are singing Christmas songs again. But, hopefully not just yet!
The annual task of storing summer items away for the winter can be an absolute nightmare. It’s something none of us enjoy. Things like garden furniture, barbecues, log burners, children’s swimming pools, are all things that you have to think about when putting items away for the winter! We all know it’s a job we have to get done. Do it straight away and fight your patience, or leave it outside, and risk them getting damaged or rusty.
The big question we should all be asking is what should I actually store over the winter?
Here’s a few ideas to help you out;
If you have a small living space, with not a lot of room for storage, it can make a big difference to put out of season clothing in a storage unit. Chances are you aren’t going to need t-shirts and shorts that often over the winter. Then, you’ll have plenty of room for your winter coats and accessories.
Similarly to clothing, sporting equipment such as skateboards, hiking boots, wetsuits and surfboards can take up a lot of room in a garage, that you might be needing to use for something else. So they are great to put out of sight in a secure storage unit until the warmer weather returns.
One thing you should remember, garden furniture isn’t cheap. Gardens are now seen as another room of the house. With dining tables, sofas, heaters, parasols, all adding up to a certain cost. If you’ve spent all this money on furniture, you want to make sure it’s kept in top condition for as long as possible. Putting furniture in storage over the winter will help keep it well protected from all of the elements that come with winter!
Now the lawn has had its final cut of the season, the lawn mower, grass clippers and all your other garden tools that are no longer needed, need to be stored in a safe, dry place. Not only will this stop out-of-use items taking up room, it means you can replace them with shovels and tools you will more likely need over the winter.
If you regularly go camping during the summer, it’s wise to keep this in a storage unit whilst it’s not in use. Make sure all your tents etc, are fully dry before you put them into a storage unit, otherwise expect to find mould by the time they come out of storage in the spring.
It’s Not Just Winter Items
With Christmas now just around the corner too, making space for guests is also a problem for many. (almost all of us have a spare room that turns into a storage room for 11 months of the year). Organising the spare room to make sure your guests have a place to sleep can be tiresome and there’s also the issue of where to move the items to! Is there any room in the loft or garage?
To protect items that you are not using during the winter, store them at RedSpot Self Storage. If you want to save space at home, whilst ensuring your belongings are well protected, then a storage unit is the perfect option for you.