Fall Storage Tips, Part One

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August is now here, and while there’s plenty of summer left to be had, fall will be here before you know it. As the kids are enjoying the last few weeks of vacation, and you’re perhaps enjoying a few days off as well, it’s important to think about what you’re going to need to store come fall. You might have seasonal gear or clothing that needs to be put away, or a motorcycle or ATV that needs to be parked until spring.

At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can help you find the ideal self-storage unit for anything you want to keep safe during the fall. In this blog series, we’ll take a look at some fall storage tips and how you can prepare for the cooler months at the end of the year.

1. Start With Your Wardrobe

dreamstime_xxl_30564071 (1)When you’re thinking about storage, you might think that starting in the garage is a good place, and while it can be, you might feel overwhelmed at the amount of stuff that’s in the space. Starting with your wardrobe in your closet can be a better option, since what you wear each day directly affects how you feel and how you’re able to function. As the days grow shorter and the weather gets a bit chillier, you’ll be happy that your closet and dresser are full of jeans and sweaters, and that you stored the shorts and tank tops once September arrived.

2. Go Through the Garden Shed

If you planted a garden in April or May, then you’re hopefully harvesting lots of produce come August and September. If you have a garden shed that’s full of tools, such as rakes, shovels, and more, then take a weekend and go through everything. You might need space to store the patio furniture once the days are too cold to sit outside, and putting your garden tools into storage can give you the room you need. If you have pool toys and accessories that are taking up space in the shed or garage, then gather those up and put them into your storage unit as well.

3. Get Your Vehicles Ready

dreamstime_xxl_45778443If you’ve been riding your motorcycle all summer, or you’ve taken the ATV out on the trails every weekend, then you’re probably not looking forward to ending your summer fun at the end of August. However, you’ll likely have less time for riding once fall arrives, not to mention the weather will be less likely to cooperate as the year grows older. Taking a day or two to clean your bike or outdoor vehicle can help you get ready to store it for a few months, and prepping it now can mean less work once you take it out of storage in the spring.

At EZ Storage®, we’re dedicated to helping every person find the right self-storage unit for their belongings. If you have summer clothes that you want to store, you’re organizing your garden shed, or you want to put your motorcycle into storage for the fall and winter, then visit one of our St. Louis locations today. Each one of our facilities has a great selection of unit sizes, and once you’ve rented a space, you can access it on any day of the year. If you have questions, then a staff member or resident manager will be more than happy to help.

Be sure to check back for part two of our series on fall storage tips, and if, in the meantime, you want to rent a storage space for some of your belongings, then feel free to stop by or contact one of our locations.

We look forward to meeting you!