Planning Your Fall Storage

Closeup of red and yellow leaves in fall weather

Now that September is here, fall is just around the corner. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we know this is a time for families to get ready for the upcoming season and the busyness of school starting again, fall sports leagues, and the holidays. If you’re looking for an affordable self-storage unit near your home, we can help you find the ideal option.

When thinking about fall storage, there are two areas you can focus on — your outdoor items, such as bikes and sports gear, and your home’s common areas, such as the living room and the kitchen.

Storing Outdoor Items

You and your family likely spent a lot of time outdoors this summer, going on bike rides and playing games in the yard. With travel options being limited this year, you may have taken a few camping trips just to get away for a day or two. With fall approaching, however, now is the time to think about storing those outdoor items for the season.

For any bikes you’re going to put into storage, make sure the tires are aired up and that you grease the chains. This can help keep the bikes in good shape while they’re stored and cut down on any maintenance they may need when you take them out of storage in the spring.

As for any sports gear and other outdoor items, make sure these things are clean and dry before storing them. Dirt and moisture can be very detrimental to things such as baseball bats and gloves, as well as life jackets or inflatables you took to the lake this summer.

Your Home’s Common Areas

Once you’ve taken care of the outdoor items, you can move into organizing your home’s common areas. With the days getting shorter and the temperatures cooling down over the next few weeks, your family is going to be spending more time inside the house. Also, with school starting, the kids might need somewhere to do their homework, other than their bedroom.

If the living room is a prime hangout spot during the fall, then why not think about rearranging or updating it? You can move the furniture around or finally pick out that new sofa you’ve been thinking about for years. We can help you store anything you need to get out of the way.

Perhaps the kitchen island is a popular hangout or homework spot during the fall. You can help the kids with their assignments while you make dinner, and when you make a big breakfast on the weekend, you can use the island as a buffet area. While you’re likely not moving anything out of the kitchen, you can keep the island from getting cluttered by clearing older items, such as dishware or small appliances, out of your cabinets and cupboards, making room for anything that’s usually kept on the island.

Find a Storage Unit Today

Fall is a great time of year, and as you’re cleaning and organizing your outdoor items, or you’re tidying up your home’s common areas so that they can be used more easily during the season, EZ Storage® can help you find the right self-storage solutions. We can show you which units we have available, and with month-to-month leases on every space, you can rent for as long as you need. You can keep things safe until spring and then take everything home again!

If you’d like to know more about your storage options, or you want to see how we can help you, visit one of our metro-area locations today. We have four clean, modern facilities that are easy to get to and easy to access, and our staff members and resident managers are always happy to help however they can.

We look forward to seeing you this fall!