Fall/Autumn has finally arrived! We made it through a very hot summer and are ready for the cooler temperatures! Football is back on TV, the trees are changing color and there is a crispness in the air. Fall is also a great time for cleaning! It’s time to store away the summer clothes, lawn mowers and patio furniture. If your home doesn’t have the space for these items, then consider renting a self-storage unit. Stop n Stor has climate controlled and non-climate controlled unit sizes from 5×5 to 10×30 for all of your storage needs.
As you are doing your home fall cleaning and winter prep, don’t forget to clean your storage unit! The change of seasons is a good time to change the plastic or cardboard covering on your storage unit floor. Also, change out the deodorizers, moisture control devices and vermin bail at this time. Fall cleaning is a perfect opportunity to go through the items in the storage unit and decide if you would like to keep, throw away, sell or donate the items. If you are bringing in new items, make sure that they are properly packed. Stop n Stor offers a range of packing supplies such as boxes, tape, peanuts and bubble wrap. As you clean out the unit, rotate the items that you would use more frequently, such as winter clothes, snow blower or shovels, to the front of the storage unit. Don’t forget to label all of the new boxes that you are storing. Plus, add these boxes to the inventory list of the items in your storage unit.
Below are a few storage tips for prepping storing frequently used summer
1. Make sure summer clothes are clean to protect from staining and vermin.
Pack folded clothes in clear plastic boxes or zippered bags. If you need to
hang the clothing, use sturdy cardboard wardrobe boxes for storage.
2. Drain all fluids from lawn mowers, weed cutters and other outdoor
machinery. Gasoline and other combustible items cannot be stored in a
3. Treat leather items with leather conditioner before storage.
4. Remove bags from vacuum cleaners to prevent vermin.
5. Wipe down metal objects and tools with a little oil to prevent rust
6. Store lawn tools in a trash can with like items. Tie together rakes,
hoes, shovels and other like items in the trash can. (of course, this is after
you finish raking all of the leaves!)
7. Store patio furniture with the chairs on top of one another to gain
extra storage space. If possible, remove the legs of the patio table and keep
all screws and nuts together in a plastic bag attached to the legs.
Happy Fall/Autumn!! Enjoy the season!