Heading South for the Winter?

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The beginning of winter may seem like a long time from now, but if you’re someone who heads to a warmer climate during the colder months of the year, then your preparations may have already begun. At EZ Storage® in Pittsburgh, we’ve helped many a “snowbird” find the perfect self-storage unit for the winter months. If you’re leaving Pennsylvania and heading south, then come to one of our metro-area locations today to see how we can help you!

Being Gone for Several Months

Cooler weather will be here before you know it, and you may be planning to drive south as soon as fall starts. You’re going to be gone for several months, and if your house is going to be unoccupied, then there might be some things you want to put into storage. You may have valuable items or rare antiques that have been sitting in the garage or attic, and placing them in your storage unit can help protect them while you’re gone from October to March.

We offer monthly leases on every unit, so you can rent for the time you need, instead of paying for the entire year. If you’re cleaning out the guest room so that a house sitter can stay while you’re sitting on the beach, then let us provide you with the ideal space for furniture, clothes, and more.

Storing a Vehicle

One of the biggest challenges that many snowbirds face is where to store a vehicle that they’re not taking with them. You’re likely already getting the RV or camper ready for your road trip to the south, and while you can often tow a car or motorcycle behind you, you may have another car or truck that’s being left at home. Instead of leaving it parked in the driveway or garage, consider putting it into a large storage unit where it will be protected from the elements.

Giving Others Storage Access

Since you’re going to be gone for an extended period of time, it can be a good idea to give others permission to access your storage unit. A friend or relative who lives nearby can check on things from time to time, and you can rest assured that your belongings are safe and sound. If a child or grandchild needs to retrieve a couch that’s been sitting in storage for a few months, then we’ll make sure that they can. As long as you’ve let our team know that you’ve designated a local emergency contact, we’ll make sure that there’s no problem with someone else accessing your storage unit.

Heading south for the winter can be a great way to see new parts of the country, as well as avoid the frigid weather that comes through the Pittsburgh area. If you’re planning to spend a few months enjoying warmer weather, then let EZ Storage® provide you with a self-storage solution that will protect whatever it is you want to keep safe. We have a great variety of units to choose from, and we can help you decide which one is best for you.

We look forward to seeing you soon!