Preparing for Winter Travel

Four passenger vehicles on the road during a hazardous snow storm.

Winter is only a few weeks away, and with it, you may be planning on traveling to see friends and family for the holidays. You may also have to travel for work, but whatever the case may be, there are some things to take into account before you leave. At EZ Storage® in St. Louis, we can help you find the perfect self-storage unit for anything that you need to keep safe while you’re gone. Read through the rest of the post for tips on how to plan for your winter travel!

Plan for Bad Weather

It goes without saying that the St. Louis area can get some pretty bad winter weather. Whether you’re driving or flying to your destination, it’s important to plan for bad weather and the impact it could have on your travel. If you’re taking a plane, then you might want to schedule a longer layover in your connecting city, just in case you don’t leave on time from your point of origin. While this can extend your day of travel, it can also help you avoid spending the night in an airport.

If you’re driving, then it’s important to prepare for inclement weather while on the road. You may have had snow tires put on a few weeks ago, but do you have a blanket, flashlight, bottles of water, and other necessities in the car? You’ll want to make sure that you have something that can provide traction, should you end up stuck on the side of the road. Kitty litter or sand can do the trick, so carrying a bag in your car could end up being a literal lifesaver.

Hire a Housesitter

Leaving your house for several weeks or a month on end can be nerve wracking for some. You might worry that something will happen while you’re away, such as a burglary or a fire. While the chances of these things happening are slim, you might be someone who doesn’t like to take chances. If so, then hiring a housesitter can provide you with the peace of mind that someone is taking care of your property. They can look after your pets and your plants, and they can get the mail every day. You’ll also be able to call them to check in on things, helping put your mind at ease while you’re traveling.

Secure Your Belongings

If you have anything that you want to store while you’re gone, such as a vehicle or a box of valuables, then self-storage can be a good choice. Your extremely valuable possessions, such as jewelry or the deed to your home, are likely in a fireproof safe at home. However, if you have other items, such as heirlooms or antiques, then storing them for the winter can be a great alternative to leaving them in the basement or the garage.

For vehicles that you want to keep safe, be sure to check with our metro-area locations to see what type of vehicles can be stored. If you have a motorcycle that you don’t want to leave under a cover or tarp, or you want to park your second car inside and there isn’t room in the garage, then we’re here to help.

Visit Us Today

Planning for winter travel can be stressful, but with some time and thought, you can make sure that you’re ready to go and that your home and belongings are safe. By preparing for bad weather, hiring a housesitter, and finding the right storage unit, you can enjoy your trip and not have to worry about a thing. We offer monthly leases on all of our spaces, so you can rent for the time you need.

We look forward to seeing you soon!