Are you ready for the winter?

Storage and the shift from the last of the summer weather and fall is not far away. This provides an excellent chance to focus on clearing out all of your summer gear from your closet. The problem is where to store all of thin clothes, and beach and swimming gear, not to mention all the kids’ outdoor toys and camping gear?

Taking the time now to correctly store the last of your summer gear will guarantee to make life easier when you need to start getting ready for bad weather. If you are thinking of using your local storage facility, then read on and see the four things you need to do to pack your summer gear safely.

Be sure to use the right containers

Cardboard boxes can easy to come by, but they aren’t ideal for packing into self storage units. Because summer gear storage can be bulky, these boxes split easily under heavy weight, and will soak up the cold from the floor of your storage unit, which will make them damp.

Big plastic totes will be required for larger items and camping gear or sports equipment you may have used. Additionally, because you store clothes, you are advised to have a climate-controlled storage unit to prevent damp and mold during the winter months

Never use mothballs for Concord NC winter storage

Mothballs smell and are not effective. Your belongings will stink of chemicals. Lavender bags or natural cedar blocks or are nicer natural methods to keep clothes smelling nice and to keeping moths and insects away. Boxes need to keep dust out, but they also need to let air circulate.

Wash and dry everything before using local mini storage

There are a few things to do before you pack clothes away

  • Wash and dry clothes thoroughly before sending them to your storage unit.
  • Use the hottest cycle possible to wash away odors, dust mites, and food crumbs
  • Never pack clothes in the plastic bags as this traps damp and moisture

It only takes 48-hours for mold to set in. This can ruin all of your summer clothing storage.

Climate controlled storage units are recommended

Summer clothing and camping gear storage in Concord NC is better using heated storage units. It works out more cost-effective than keeping the heating on at home.

Even with these climate controlled units, you should never place packing or storage boxes on the floors. Borrow wooden or plastic pallets or invest in garage storage shelves, which will last you for years.

Check out your local Concord NC storage facilities

Summer clothing and camping gear storage isn’t the only thing you can do in local storage units. They are as versatile as they are affordable, and are very flexible. There are no long-term tie-in periods you need to sign up for.

If you want to find out more, then all you need to do is contact Mr. Storage and speak to the professionals who know all about using storage units for seasonal clothing strategies for local homeowners.

Mr. Storage is locally owned and managed with affordable prices. We have storage facilities in Concord, Salisbury, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, and Midland. Contact us today to reserve your unit.