Prepping for Winter? Olympia Self-Storage Can Help

Admin | October 12, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

In Washington, winters can be brutal, and that means you'll likely spend more time indoors than you do during the summer months. This creates new storage and living space challenges and leaves you with a bunch of outdoor equipment and tools you need to get out of the way. The solution to these issues is investing in self-storage space for all your summer items.

With the right Olympia self-storage, you'll have the room you need for lawnmowers, weed eaters, summer clothes, and everything else you won't need over the winter. We've assembled some basic storage tips and ideas, along with moving and packing tips to help you make the most of your winter storage space. 

Store Seasonal Items

During the winter months, there are many items, tools, and equipment that you can't use until things warm up outside. Lawn equipment and outdoor games are two excellent examples of this. If you have a large number of items you won't be using during the heart of winter you should consider packing them away into self-storage instead. This clears up room in your home and gives you the space you need for winter clothing, decorations, and other seasonal items. 

Protect Vehicles

Winter storage units are one of the best ways to safeguard your vehicles from the elements if you don't have garage space for them. Whether you have an extra car you want to tuck away for the winter, Just be sure you take the necessary steps when putting away a vehicle, or even a lawnmower into winter storage. That means changing the oil, filling the fuel tank, disconnecting the battery, and covering up your ride if you'll be leaving it out where the elements can reach it. Taking these simple steps will help you avoid most issues during long-term storage. 

Consider Climate-Controlled Storage

Another option you should keep in mind when looking for Olympia storage units is that you may need a climate-controlled space for some of your items. If you have electronics, paper products, or items that include liquids, you should keep them at a facility that won't get below freezing.

A climate-controlled storage unit features stable temperatures that are optimal for safe storage over time. Unfortunately, these units are more expensive and some individuals don't want to spend the money on this added protection. If you don't want to pay for a climate-controlled space, try to keep your electronics and your other delicate items in storage at home, and store away more sturdy items instead. 

By following these simple steps and obtaining high-quality winter storage for all your seasonal items, you can clear up your home and make the space you need for the items you will need during the winter. Open up space in your home, clear away clutter, and live comfortably with self-storage.