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How to Use Self Storage for Every Season

Self storage can be useful, especially if you’re moving, going to college, downsizing, getting ready for deployment, decluttering, or renovating your home. But it’s useful for more than just temporary storage—you can use self storage year-round with seasonal storage! Here’s how you can use storage in every season.

Spring Storage

When the weather gets warmer and everything begins to thaw, it’s time to trade out winter gear and holiday decor. Whether you participate in yearly spring cleaning or not, it’s important to have a plan in place for your spring storage needs. Items you might consider storing in the spring include:

  • Bulky coats
  • Christmas decorations
  • Hats & scarves
  • Shovels
  • Sleds
  • Snow boots
  • Snow pants
  • Snowblowers
  • Snowmobiles
  • Snowshoes
  • Sweaters
  • Winter decor

Features to Consider for Spring Storage

  • Covered Vehicle Storage: If you have any vehicles that may need protection from damaging hail or wind during any spring storms, consider renting covered vehicle storage.
  • Dehumidified Storage: This feature is ideal for southern cities in the United States that experience extreme humidity once summer begins.
  • Drive-Up Access Storage: Renting drive-up storage units is useful for storing bulky winter equipment and large holiday decorations like Christmas trees. You can park next to your unit and safely transport these items straight from your car to the storage unit.
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Summer Storage

With kids out of schools, summer vacations, outdoor recreation activities, and prime time for moving, summer is a good time to have storage. Make room for what matters to you during the summer by storing items like:

  • Boat & jet ski covers
  • College dorm essentials
  • Cool weather clothing
  • Furniture & appliances while moving or remodeling
  • Pool cover
  • School supplies

Features to Consider for Summer Storage

  • Climate-Controlled Storage: Renting climate control with air-cooled storage and dehumidified storage can help prevent items from heat damage.
  • Drive-In Building: Storage facilities with a drive-in building are perfect for keeping customers protected from sun and heat exposure while moving and storing items in their storage unit.
  • Vehicle Storage: Do you have a boat, camper, jet ski, or other recreational vehicle? Extra Space Storage offers secure vehicle storage to help save space in your driveway for when you’re not using them.

Fall Storage

Using fall storage for items like patio furniture can help make the transition from summer to winter easier. For several areas of the U.S., this is the time to prepare recreational equipment or winterize vehicles like boats, RVs, motorcycles, and jet skis for storage. Items you might store during the fall include:

  • Beach toys & gear
  • Boats & jet skis
  • Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, & surfboards
  • Gardening equipment
  • Inner tubes
  • Outdoor furniture & decorations
  • Pool maintenance equipment
  • Sprinklers & hoses
  • Summer clothing
  • Swimsuits
  • Waterskis & wakeboards

Features to Consider for Fall Storage

  • Climate-Controlled Storage: This convenient feature is a great way to help protect the items in your storage unit if you live in an area that experiences extreme temperature changes throughout the season.
  • Drive-Up Access: An ideal option for storing smaller watercraft or heavy items, drive-up access storage enables you to pull your car up to the unit for easy loading and unloading.
  • Outdoor Vehicle Storage: Outdoor vehicle storage is an option for any boats or jet skis that need to be stored once it gets colder.

Winter Storage

Winter means lower temperatures and less need for items like yard equipment, fall decorations, and grills. And while not everywhere freezes or gets snow, it’s still a good idea to store recreational vehicles and outdoor furniture and appliances. Declutter your home storage spaces by using winter storage for items like:

  • Bikes
  • Classic cars & convertibles
  • Gardening tools
  • Grills
  • Lawnmowers
  • Leaf blowers
  • Motorcycles
  • Patio furniture
  • RVs, campers, & trailers
  • Tailgating equipment

Features to Consider for Winter Storage

  • Heated Storage Units: This useful storage feature helps keep items sensitive to temperature change safe in areas with extreme cold and snow during the winter.
  • Indoor Vehicle Storage: With indoor, drive-up storage units, you can keep smaller vehicles like motorcycles and classic cars protected from snow and cold temperatures.
  • RV Storage: Outdoor uncovered and covered parking spaces are ideal for long-term RV storage, as they provide plenty of space for large vehicles and a secure location that isn’t your driveway.

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