How to Store Winter Items in Self-Storage

Self storage is a clen, convenient, low cost solution for people who don’t have a lot of space.

With winter winding down and spring in the air, now is a good time to stow away your winter recreational equipment.  

Self storage is a clean, convenient, low cost solution for people who don’t have a lot of space. Store your winter seasonal items such as a snowboard, skis, snowmobile, winter tires, winter clothing, and seasonal decorations in self storage.

Take the stress out of your life and declutter and organize your home by placing winter gear in storage. Storage units are clean, dry and a secure way to protect your items from the elements and make more space for you at home. 

Snowmobile Storage Tips

Follow these storage tips to ensure your snowmobile is good to go for next season:

  • Treat the fuel with a fuel stabilizer to keep gas solvents from evaporating.
  • Change the engine oil to flush dirt and debris from the engine.
  • Use soap and water to remove leftover salt or dirt on every surface. 
  • Apply a light oil like WD-40 on all exposed metal surfaces and any point with a grease fitting. 
  • Disconnect the battery to prevent it from losing charge over the summer. 
  • Cover your sled in a fitted snowmobile cover or light cotton sheet. 

Storing Winter Tires
Your garage is probably filled with everything except your car, not to mention your snow tires. Clean up the garage and put your snow tires in self storage. Your tires will be protected from the elements. A good tip is to clean your tires and place them in a large garbage or leaf bag that is sealed tight. 

Winter Clothes Storage Tips 
Most of us have a whole lot of stuff. Space is always at a premium and storing clothes in the basement or out in the shed is probably not a good idea. Store your winter clothes in a clean, secure storage unit to make more space in your closet. 

Scarves, sweaters, mittens, winter coats, snow boots, thermal underwear all take up a lot of space. While going through your wardrobe consider giving items that you no longer wear to charity. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. 

Storing stuff in self storage is all about being organized. But before you start packing up boxes and labeling things, take the time to put everything through the wash to preserve and protect your clothing. 

As with christmas decorations, use plastic bins to store your clothes. Cardboard boxes tend to harbor insects and degrade over time. Wardrobe boxes are an excellent option for storing shirts, suits and your valuables. Garment bags are also recommended to provide your clothes with protection and will help eliminate creases or folds in your wardrobe. 

Storing Holiday Decorations
The best way to store many items, including holiday decorations is with plastic storage bins. Cardboard boxes are also useful but tend to degrade over time and house bugs and are prone to mold and mildew. Storing your holiday decorations in self-storage isn’t much different than storing other household items. Plastic storage bins provided added protection for your delicate your and holiday lights that are fragile. 

Be sure to store your christmas tree , wreath and garland in a storage bag or in something that will protect it from mold, mildew and insects. Additional holiday decoration storage supplies:

For additional tips on storing holiday decorations, read the article: How to Store Holiday Decorations.

Self-storage units are available in a wide range of sizes, and there is not contract or fee. Store your winter gear and belongings short term or long term. It’s easy and a great way to make more space at home. 

About Montgomery Self Storage

Montgomery Self Storage is your neighborhood self storage center. Making people’s lives easier for 15 years.

The owners are on the premises where your valuables are stored. They routinely look after your valuables and monitor the storage units with 24/7 security cameras.The community is super safe as are your valuables.

Montgomery Self Storage offers indoor and outdoor units. They are conveniently located right off of route 84 and route 17K just minutes from Stewart Airport in the village of Montgomery. 

Montgomery Self Storage follows state and federal guidelines for social distancing and sanitation. The health and safety of our customers and employees is our highest priority. 

Book a unit online or call us to rent a unit. All Units are cleaned and ready for storage. Please stay safe during your move. 

Montgomery Self Storage
9 Factory Street, Montgomery, NY 12549
Call 845.457.6229

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