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What to Put in Storage Now That Summer Is Over

As warm summer days come to an end, it’s a good idea to store outdoor items in a safe, out-of-the-way place. Instead of cluttering the garage or basement, consider portable storage options.

Protect Outdoor Equipment & Furniture

Before it becomes too cold to be outside, pack up those seasonal items. Outdoor furniture will last longer when it’s protected against heavy snows, brutal winds, and subfreezing temperatures. In particular, sets made of wood, teak, wicker, and fabric are susceptible to damage when exposed to prolonged cold-weather conditions.

Lawn care equipment can also be put away for the season. These items include mowers, edgers, and trimmers. Watersport vehicles, motorcycles, scooters, bicycles, and ATVs also can be safely stowed in a portable storage unit until they’re ready to be used again next year. Be sure to store barbecue grills, too. Consider storing pool items, outdoor play sets, and even summer clothes. Containers come in different sizes to meet each household’s needs. A storage calculator can help determine the optimum container size.

A Great Solution When Space Is Tight

When living in an apartment, town home, or condo, space can be tight. There may be no room to spare in the attic, garage, or closets for summertime gear. There’s no need to live in a cluttered environment when safe, secure storage containers are available. Rather than overstuffing closets or leaving items outside, opt for the convenience of portable storage.

Prepare Items for Storage

Weatherproof containers are designed to protect what’s inside. However, a little preparation before storing items will provide even more protection. Thoroughly clean equipment and furniture. Grills and gardening tools could use a good scrubbing after a long season of use. Cushions can be placed in plastic bags. Wrap items with moving blankets to keep them from getting scratched or dented. These measures will keep stored items in great condition and ready to go when the warm days of summer return.

Looking for a container to store those seasonal items? At Go Mini’s®, our portable containers come in three convenient sizes: 12, 16, and 20 ft. Find a location nearest to you. We can help you select the right size container for your storage needs and can also store your container at one of our secure locations.

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