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Getting your gear ready for winter

The colder months are rolling in, and, at Citiwide, we want you to spend your time enjoying them. With snow, holidays, and ample quality time at home with your friends and family, winter is a beautiful time of the year. But, in order to fully feel at home and enjoy all your favorite winter pastimes, it’s important to get your home and gear ready for the cold. Here are some tips that will help you do just that.

Store Your Summer Toys the Right Way

Summer is over, but don’t panic. It’ll be back really soon. That’s why it’s important to take proper care of your summer toys now – so you can use them for years to come. Before storing them away in your garage, closet, or self storage, it’s important to dry out anything that came into contact with water, including floats, boards, and kayaks. If you’re a fairweather golfer and plan to give your clubs a little break, don’t forget to also give them a good scrubbing before stashing them away. While you are at it, check the pockets in your bag. You’ll be surprised at the things you might find, like a lonely, stinky glove, for example. Prevent bad smells by emptying your bag and giving it some time to air out. 

Keep Everything Organized

When going through your unit’s inventory, always keep in mind when you are going to use certain belongings again. You don’t want to block boxes you’ll need with your big float or paddleboard. Generally, remember to put bulky and less frequently used items in the back and to place items you may need sooner close to the door. Depending on the size of your storage unit, leaving an aisle to access the end of your unit is a game-changer, saving you time and energy. Citiwide’s facilities are designed for you to spend less time in your unit and more time doing what you love!

It’s Time for Your Winter Sporting Gear

It’s not all about work in the winter. For many, the changing of seasons means it’s time for the activities we love most, like skiing or snowboarding. Get all your gear out ahead of time and get it ready for the first day of the season. Wax your boards, upgrade your outfit, and get all your gear – from your backcountry equipment to your snowmobile – ready to go. If you stored them properly, it’ll be a breeze.

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CitiWide Self Storage


4555 Pearson St Long Island City, NY 11101