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Tips For Storing Your Summer Camping Gear For The Off-Season


With summer giving way to fall, it's time to pack up your summer camping gear until next year. Here are a few tips on packing your gear up, so you're ready to hit the ground running next summer.

Cleanliness Is King

What’s one of the first things you do after coming back from a long camping trip? Take a long hot bath or shower. Why wouldn’t you do the same thing for your camping gear? Your backpacks, tents, and sleeping bags should be thoroughly cleaned and dried before putting them away for the off-season. In eight months, your gear will be fresh, funk-free, and ready to go. Be sure to check labels for proper cleaning instructions.

Repair & Replace

Camping in New York can put a lot of wear and tear on your camping equipment. Be sure to check all your camping gear, accessories, and gadgets before you store them. If something needs fixing or replacing, go ahead and take care of it now. Prices are apt to be lower now than in spring, and you can hit the ground running next season.

Be a Thoughtful Packer

Okay, so you’ve cleaned your gear, and you’ve repaired or replaced any worn or broken stuff. Now it’s time to put everything away. We can’t stress enough how much future-you will appreciate a well-organized packing job. Labeled storage bins are an easy, cost-effective way to eliminate clutter and keep your gear safe and free from the elements between adventures.

Store With CitiWide Self Storage

The best way to keep your camping gear fresh and safe is to keep it in a self-storage unit. If you’re looking for a home away from home for your seasonal outdoor gear in NYC, Citiwide Self Storage has you covered. Our storage units come in a variety of sizes and prices, so you won’t have to pay for more space than you need. Contact our Long Island City location today and let us show you around.

For more great storage ideas, be sure to check out our other blog posts.

CitiWide Self Storage


4555 Pearson St Long Island City, NY 11101