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How to De-Winterize Your Storage Unit


Winter is on its way out. It’s time to shift gears and get in a summer state of mind. As spring arrives, now’s the time to get your self storage unit ready for the warm months ahead. De-winterize your unit with these tips from Citiwide Self Storage.

The Seasonal Gear Shuffle

Box up those heavy winter coats and the rest of your winter wardrobe. Gather up your skis or snowboards. Load the snow blower and winter tires into the truck. Pack up those Christmas decorations. You won’t need any of it the next few months. Why not tuck it all away in storage and clear up some room at home for all your summer toys? While you’re at your unit, grab your kayak, canoe, or road bike and be ready for your next spring adventure. Now’s also the perfect time to pull out that patio set and lawn mower.

Strategic Reorganization

Keep on shuffling. A little strategic organization goes a long way down the road. Place items you’ll use often during the summer months toward the front of your unit. You’ll want those items near the door for easy access. Maybe you don’t have room for your bike in your garage and need to keep it stored away in the prime of the season? Keep that near the door, too, so you can swing by your storage unit, load up your bike, and hit the trail. Perhaps your camping gear takes up just a little too much real estate in your closet? Keep it in storage and stop by to load up on the way to your next outdoor excursion.

Inspect Your Gear

As you unload your summer toys, take stock of their condition. Make sure those bike tires are filled up. Check to see if your patio set is showing any signs of warping or wear. Inspect your camping gear for rips or tears. Plan for any repairs now and be ready for fun days in the sun.

For more self storage tips, life hacks, and fun things to do in the Long Island City, NY, area, visit the Citiwide Self Storage blog.

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4555 Pearson St Long Island City, NY 11101