Summer Storage Tips

Storage bins, rolled up rug and hand dust pan

At EZ Storage® in Philadelphia, we know that summer can be an extremely busy time for you and your family, and the last thing you want to worry about is where to store something. Our self-storage units can be the perfect solution for any large items or extra boxes that you want to keep safe, but you may not need an entire unit for those smaller things that are just lying around the house. In this post, we’ll take a look at some summer storage ideas and how you can keep your house organized!

Invest in Stackable Tubs

Cardboard boxes can prove to be invaluable when you’re moving, but when it comes to storage, they can be a bit cumbersome. You don’t want to stack them too high, and there’s always the chance that a heavy box will be put on top of a lighter one, crushing the contents in the bottom box. This is where stackable tubs can come in handy.

By buying tubs or totes of the same size, you can store summer sports gear, seasonal clothing, and more. You can stack the tubs in your garage or basement, and you shouldn’t have to worry about anything tipping over. You can even color-coordinate and/or label the totes for easy retrieval of that one item you need in the middle of summer. Should you ever need to rent self-storage, the stackable totes will help you keep your unit organized and easy to access.

Put Up Shelves and Pegboards

Now, your home might have plenty of shelves, but if you have a craft or hobby room, or your tools are all over the place in the garage, then a few more could be a great help. Shelves and pegboards can help you keep things organized, and you can designate a spot for each craft item or tool. You’ll be able to get things off the floors and countertops, giving you more space to work.

Putting up shelves and pegboards also provides you with the opportunity to sort through your belongings. Do you really need all those paintbrushes or that third hammer? You can set things aside for donation, or you can box extra items up, put them in storage, and give them away at a later date, when you’re sure you don’t need them any more.

Use Your Ceilings

When you think about storage in your home, you likely think about closets and drawers where you can stash things. You might have totes or boxes stacked against the walls in the basement or garage, but what about the ceilings? If you have a basement, then there may be space in the ceiling (below the floor of the first level) to store flat, lightweight items. In the garage, you can hang hooks from the ceiling for bikes and other outdoor gear.

Using more of each room can help you stay organized, but it’s important that you don’t store too much and therefore make the room feel overly cluttered. Should you need a small storage unit for anything, especially seasonal items such as bikes and outdoor gear, we’d love nothing more than to help you find the right space.

At EZ Storage®, we want everyone to have a fantastic summer. If you’re spending all of your time cleaning and organizing the house, then we hope these tips have given you with a few ideas on how to stay ahead of the clutter. If you need self-storage, then remember we’re only a phone call or a short drive away.

We look forward to helping you!