Getting The Basement Ready for Summer

Finished basement with pool table, leather couch, and bar

In our previous post, we talked about getting the garage ready for summer. Today, we’ll talk about another popular spot during the summer — the basement. When the temperature outside begins to push towards triple digits, the basement can be the perfect retreat. It’s cool, it’s spacious, and there are all sorts of things you can do, from watching TV to playing ping pong or foosball.

If you need a self-storage unit this summer in order to make more room in your basement, visit EZ Storage® in St. Louis today. We have several units to choose from, and our team can help you select the right size for your needs. Visit one of our locations today!

Rearrange Furniture

One of the easiest ways to get your basement ready for summer is to rearrange the furniture. Perhaps you got a new flat screen TV, and you want to set up the perfect entertainment area for those summer nights. Moving couches and chairs around can help you create the ideal seating area for movies, video games, and more.

For any furniture that you no longer use or need, such as end tables or an old chair, putting them in a storage unit can be a better option than trying to find space for them in the house. You know which furniture you need, and storing extra pieces can help you avoid making the basement feel cluttered.

Organize Things

When was the last time you went through all of the games, toys, and other items in the basement? There might be things you no longer need, as well as items you’d forgotten you owned. Taking a day or two to organize and sort things in the basement can help you have a much more enjoyable summer. You can put all of the indoor toys in one area and the board games in another. If you have a vast movie collection, now can be the perfect time to go through it and see what you’d like to watch this summer, as well as which films you have two copies of that you could perhaps donate or give to a friend.

Once you’ve organized things and put items into their respective areas, you can store what’s left. Boxes can be put into storage for the season, and you won’t have to worry about having too much stuff in the basement!

Create More Space

The ultimate goal is to create more space in your basement for the summer. You and your family want to be able to play, relax, and spend quality time with each other when it’s too hot to go outside. You might be planning a weekly movie or game night, and the basement is the perfect place to host those activities. You may have been planning to rearrange and organize your basement for some time, and with summer quickly approaching, now is the time to do it.

Rent Storage Today

At EZ Storage®, we love helping people find the right self-storage unit. If you end up with furniture and boxes of items that need to be stored elsewhere after you’ve set up your basement for the summer, come to one of our metro-area locations and we’ll show you what we have available.

We look forward to seeing you soon!