Making storage easy this winter
With the arrival of bitter winds and plummeting temperatures, many of our customers find they need to put some household items and garden furniture into storage for a long period. Self storage companies, like MyStore Self Storage, can keep your summer items in secure and dry conditions so that they are ready to use again the following year. If you are already a self storage user then it might be a good time to start removing certain items that will prove to be useful over the coming winter months. Read on to find out MyStore’s tips for winter self storage.
Before you store
Don’t allow your things to hang around in your garage or shed over winter to just get damaged by the colder temperatures or possibly even mould, dirt and insects. Self storage is a fantastic way to free up some space around the home and it gets all your unused items into dry conditions during the colder season. To make the most of self storage it’s vital that your items are in good working condition before they are put into a room. Make sure to give your possessions a thorough clean, ridding them of any bugs, debris or dirt, as these can cause issues if allowed to linger for a long time. If any of your equipment is broken, try and repair it before storing it. You will thank yourself when summer arrives and you’re eager to start using your things again.
Items you should put into self storage this winter
Pool/beach equipment – Bulky sports equipment can clutter up your home and garage fast. Don’t let your surfboards, beach balls and garden games gather dust in a garage as they may emerge several months later in very poor condition. It’s time to wave bye-bye to summer fun and instead hunker down for winter. Now someone pass me the scrabble…..
BBQ – It’s a bad idea to leave your BBQ outside to fight the elements over the winter. Protect this expensive piece of equipment by storing it in a dry and secure storage room to ensure you can continue to use it again and again.
Tent/camping gear – Let’s face it folks the summer holidays are well and truly over. It’s time to pack away all that camping equipment and focus on getting winter ready. Make sure your tent and camping equipment has all dried out before putting it into storage, there is nothing worse than discovering you have to sleep in a mouldy tent next spring!
Garden furniture – To boost the longevity of your garden furniture it’s advisable to place it in dry conditions to prevent moisture or cold damage. Guard your furniture from the elements by popping it into a self-storage room today!
Items you should take out of self storage this winter
Winter sports equipment – Skiing season is upon us and it’s time to break out your ice skates, snow boards and skis from storage and get yourself ready to hit the slopes.
Christmas decorations – Get in the festive spirit early by digging out all your lovely Christmas decorations from storage ready to adorn your house with! You’ll drive your neighbours mad but at least you’ll have one less thing to do in the run up to Christmas!
Electric heaters and blankets – To avoid the high cost of central heating bills, electric heaters and blankets can be a godsend. Portable heaters are great for giving you that extra bit of warmth in winter so remove them from your storage room as soon as the cold weather hits.
Keep your possessions in tip top condition this winter with the help of MyStore Self Storage in Witney. We serve
the West Oxfordshire area, including Carterton, Charlbury, Eynsham, Burford, Minster Lovell, Brize Norton and Stonesfield.