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Maximise your summer storage

Posted on by Darvills of Bradford

Storage units are an exceptionally useful solution for keeping your belongings safe when you can’t, for any number of reasons, accommodate them. To get the most from a storage unit, efficient organisation is a must. You would be surprised how much you can fit in, even in a small unit, with some clever packing! Read on to find out more about using storage units and maximising your space this summer.

Useful summer storage

Extra storage is useful all year round, but there are a few situations which arise in summer which can see a storage unit become particularly handy.

Pack away winter belongings

Now is the time for trading out your wintry items you’ve been using for the past season. This isn’t a like-for-like swap though, with winter items – from duvets and bedding to clothing – being bulkier than their summer counterparts. If you don’t have the space to store all your bulky belongings, a storage unit can be the perfect solution.

Get out garden furniture

If you don’t have much in the way of outdoor storage, or you use your garage for your car, it can be difficult to deal with summer garden equipment, furniture and toys. During the winter months you can protect such items in a secure, dry storage unit so they are still ready to use when summer comes back round. Equally, you can store away winter garden items – such as snow shovels, rakes and sledges – during the summer months.  

Student out-of-term storage

As a student, lugging all your belongings home as term ends only to have to bring it all back again when term starts again can be a pain. Storage units are a handy alternative – simply store your university belongings in a closeby storage facility and you’ll greatly minimise the effort involved in end of term moving.

Moving house

During a house move, extra storage space can be very useful. Whether you have items you can’t find a place for but don’t want to throw away, you are moving into temporary accommodation before your new house is ready, or you are decorating your new place and need to clear a room, a storage unit can give you the supplementary space you need.

Storage tips

  • Vacuum pack clothes, bed sheets and other linens to keep them protected and packed into as little space as possible
  • When putting away furniture such as drawers and desks, make the most of their storage capabilities by keeping other items – such as clothing or ornaments – within them
  • For furniture or fixtures with loose parts – such as wardrobes or drawers – keep doors closed and parts contained, as well as offering some surface protection, by shrink wrapping them
  • Put up some shelving units to make use of vertical space and create safe spots for smaller belongings
  • Use boxes rather than bags – boxes can be stacked and will keep out any potential dust, damp and insects better, keeping your belongings in better condition
  • Label your boxes comprehensively and clearly; a year down the line it’s unlikely you’ll remember which box had that spare kettle in
  • Leave a small pathway through your storage container to ensure you can reach all your belongings with ease

Darvills & Benns can offer customers in and around Bradford and Halifax with a variety of secure storage units. With 24/7 CCTV monitoring and spacious facilities, you can rest assured your belongings will be kept safe and protected until you want them. Get in touch with our helpful team today with any enquiries.

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