Many of us simply don’t have the room to store all the equipment we use at our homes. Rather than packing already tight spacing with random items, consider getting a storage unit for peace of mind and a clutter-free home. You may have several items that you use all summer but don’t need throughout the winter. These are great items to get into a storage unit for the winter. And you can be sure they’re safe and protected all winter long! Here are some items to consider storing this winter:
- Patio furniture: Storing patio furniture isn’t always just about freeing up space. Many patio furniture pieces require special care to prevent it from damage during the snowy winter and the wet spring. To winterize furniture, you first need to clean it thoroughly. Avoid power washing unless absolutely necessary. Most materials can handle a mild-detergent solution for wiping everything down, but if they have stains, try a diluted bleach solution and gentle scrub. Make sure everything is completely dry before covering them and sending them to storage. Once your furniture is cleaned and dry, consider vacuum sealing the cushions and covering up metals or woods with a tarp or breathable cloth. Also make sure your storage unit has no way of water leaking into it.
- Lawn equipment: You can store lawn equipment if it’s prepared correctly. First, clean everything and make sure it’s in good shape. Also make sure your tools and machines are completely dry to avoid rusting. You may want to add some protective wax to certain equipment pieces. Make sure you drain your fuel or use a fuel stabilizer. Perform a quick maintenance check before you lock them up, and use covers, such as a tarp or old sheet, for your equipment.
- Motorcycles or Classic cars: Beloved vehicles are often used heavily throughout the summer months, but once the cold air hits, it’s a good idea to lock them away for a bit. Driving on Utah roads in the winter is especially tough on vehicles because of our heavy salt use and deicing products. Your classic car or envy-worthy motorcycle deserves better than to be exposed to the rust-causing environment. Don’t worry, on sunny, nice days, you can still come get that baby for a little ride.
- Toys: Summer toys can take up a lot of room. Pool toys, kayaks, tubes, camping gear, bicycles, and more can be easily stored in a unit all winter. Keep them off your property and out of site for not just a clutter-free yard, but also to keep everything protected from the elements. Larger summer toys like ATVs, jet skis, and boats are also commonly stored at a facility.
As you get ready to put away your outdoor summer gear, consider a quality, easily accessible (to you) storage unit. Oquirrh View Storage is safe, secure, and well maintained to ensure our clients’ belongings are even safer here than if they were at your home. We offer month-to-month rentals, so you don’t have to worry about being locked into a long commitment.