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How to Up Your Hobby Game With a Storage Unit


Whether you’re into quilting, woodworking, mountain climbing, auto restoration or some other hobby, the equipment and supplies you need can accumulate quickly and start to take over your home. Reclaim your guest room, garage, and closets, and even up your hobby game with these helpful tips from CitiWide Self Storage.

Don’t Be a Hobby Hoarder

There’s nothing worse than feeling like you can’t get maximum enjoyment out of a hobby you love because you don’t have enough space to keep, maintain, and use your gear. The first step in solving this problem is to inventory your equipment. Over time, you may have stockpiled duplicate items or held onto supplies you’re unlikely to use again. Dispose of anything broken or unusable and sell anything else you haven’t used in the past two years on Facebook Marketplace, eBay or Craigslist to free up some much needed space and add cash to your wallet.

Expand Your Space

Even after purging your excess gear, you may still not have as much space as you’d like to work on your projects or store your equipment. But you don’t need to start house hunting! Consider renting a self storage unit to expand your hobby space and options. With units as small as 12 square feet and as large as 300 square feet, you can rent as little or as much extra space as you need. Get your kayak and paddleboard gear out of your hair for the winter and clear a spot to tune up your skis and snowboards. If you’re an avid quilter, you can store extra patterns, fabrics and other supplies. If you’re a gearhead rebuilding a classic car (or two or three), free up elbow room in your garage by storing all those extra parts and specialized tools until you need them. There’s really no limit to the possibilities, and your guest room and dining table will be available once again for their original uses.

Keep Your Storage Unit Functional and Organized

Invest in some storage bins or shelving to maximize the capacity of your space and keep things organized. Labels are your friend, whether you use a fancy label maker or just some painter’s tape and a Sharpie. An extra lamp or task lighting can also be a big help. You don’t have to spend big bucks to set up the hobby storage space inside your unit. Bring items you already have at home or find inexpensive storage solutions at any big box store, IKEA, or the Goodwill NYNJ Outlet Store that’s less than a mile from CitiWide Self Storage.

Let Us Help

Whether you want to store excess craft supplies and sports equipment, or you’d like to build a kit plane from scratch, CitiWide has the space and amenities you need. With month-to-month contracts and no deposits, it’s simple to rent a unit for just the amount of time you require.

For more storage and organization tips visit the CitiWide Self Storage Blog.

CitiWide Self Storage


4555 Pearson St Long Island City, NY 11101