Household Items You Should Store in a Warm Place During the Winter
During the cold winter months in St. Louis, you make sure that you have your warm clothes ready to go, that your car is packed with a roadside emergency kit, and that your furnace is working properly. However, when was the last time you thought about the things you have stored in your garage, basement, or attic during the winter? Colder temperatures can affect a number of items in negative ways, and at EZ Storage®, we can provide you with a climate-controlled unit for those items during the winter months. In this post, we’ll look at three items that you may want to consider storing this winter.
If you have a spare TV or computer stored in your garage, it’s important to make sure that it’s not being subjected to sub-freezing temperatures. Drastic fluctuations can affect the sensitive components inside your laptops or televisions, and the next time you try to turn them on, you could be staring at a blank screen. It can be smart to store your electronics in a storage unit for the winter, ensuring that they’re kept at a safe temperature.
2. Garden Supplies
If you love to plant a garden each spring, tend it all summer, and harvest it in the fall, then you most likely have lots of garden supplies and tools in your garage or outdoor shed. Shovels and rakes can withstand cold temperatures, garden hoses and flower pots often cannot. It’s always a good idea to drain your hoses completely and then coil them up for the winter. Putting them in your storage unit can help ensure that they don’t freeze in your garage or shed.
For your flower pots, it’s important to know what they’re made of and whether or not they can withstand cold temperatures. You always remove the outdoor flowers, plants, and vegetables, but if there’s moisture in a clay or ceramic pot, the pot can crack if that moisture freezes and expands. Bringing your pots inside or putting them in your storage unit can protect them until you’re ready to use them again in the spring.
3. Water-Based Paint
Many interior and exterior paints are water-based, which means that the water can freeze when exposed to cold temps. If you have cans of paint in your shed or garage, you’ll want to move them to a warmer location before winter arrives. You may have plans to use the paint on a project this year, and the last thing you want is to open a can and find that the paint inside can no longer be used.
There are other household items that can benefit from being put into a climate-controlled storage unit for the winter. At EZ Storage®, we offer month-to-month leases on all of our units, so you can rent a space from November through March, and then take everything home! Our staff is always happy to answer any questions you have and help you find the unit that best fits your needs.
Call or stop by one of our four St. Louis locations today to learn more!