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How to Organize Your Outdoor Gear Like a Pro


Spring is well on its way, and we want you to be prepared for your next adventure. Opportunities for hiking, camping, and experiencing new places in New York City are endless. If you need help organizing, check out these tips on how to keep your gear ready to go.

Get Rid of Old & Unused Gear

We know. Getting rid of old outdoor gear is hard, especially when you’ve made some of your favorite memories with those old pairs of skis or hiking boots. If you’ve already moved on from your old gear, it’s probably time to get rid of what you don’t use. Keeping a few pairs of skis, piles of old camping supplies, or too many extra coats may seem like a smart idea in case of an emergency, but in reality you’re just cluttering up your space. Use this as a rule of thumb: If you haven’t used something in a year or two, get rid of it. Outdoor gear is spendy, so if you want to make a few dollars back while doing some spring cleaning, use Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist to sell gear you no longer use. If you’re feeling extra generous, take your donations to a Goodwill Donation Center. There’s one less than a mile from your storage unit at CitiWide Self Storage.

Invest in Storage Bins

This one seems like a no-brainer, but there’s nothing worse than a missing ski pole or glove on a fresh powder day. To make sure this doesn’t happen to you, try organizing your gear by season. Put all your coats, gloves, snowshoes, and other winter gear together in the same storage bin. Do the same with camping gear, beach towels, and sleeping bags for summer. The same goes for spring and fall. When you separate your belongings by season, make sure to label the outside of the bin. That way, you won’t have to rummage through each one to find what you’re looking for. If you want to go the extra mile, make a list of what each bin contains and tape it to the outside.

Let Us Help

We know you have a lot of gear. Let us help. At CitiWide Self Storage, our units range from extra small to extra large, so we have the space for you and your gear no matter what your storage needs may be.

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