Summer storage is not just for students30th July 2017
Storage units can be a really useful extension of the storage space you have available in your home. Many people primarily consider using self-storage units only if they are going away for an extended period of time; a prime example being students using storage units to house their university belongings over the summer months to prevent carting items across the country and back. However, units can also be thought of as a handy way to expand storage for the average household. In this article, we’ll be looking at some of the ways in which summer storage can come in handy.
Holiday time storage
As previously mentioned, self-storage units can be a great out-of-term storage solution for students, especially for those whose university is far from home. It can be a pain to transfer a university home’s worth of belongings across the country, only for them to be left untouched over summer and brought back again a few months later. To prevent this faff, hiring a local self-storage unit over summer can be a great solution. Items like kitchenware, books, bed linen and furniture can be safely packed away and conveniently close by when you return in autumn.
For the average home, a self-storage unit can come in handy for caching away winter items when summer comes around. Particularly if you don’t have access to a garage or attic, it can be hard to find a place for all your items. It is pointless to let seasonal, wintry items – such as thick blankets, duvets, Christmas decorations and winter coats – clutter your home during summer months when you could store them safely out of the way in storage.
Equally, summer seasonal belongings can be swapped in and stored away in the unit over the winter months. Items such as suitcases, swimwear and beach accessories – like lilos, rubber rings and wind breakers – can take up a lot of room unnecessarily. A self-storage unit can be the perfect solution for keeping them accessible without cluttering your house.
Extra storage space can also be useful for outdoor items, especially if you don’t have a large garage or shed. Outdoor items are usually just as seasonally dependent as your domestic belongings, meaning that they can easily go unused for half the year. This makes them ideal for storing away.
During summer, snow shovels, rakes, salt and grit, sledges and other winter sports equipment will just collect dust and take up valuable space in your garage or shed. For such items, placing them in storage for the summer months will keep them safe and sound until cooler months come around. Over winter, they can exchange places with summery gear such as garden furniture, the bbq, paddling pools, garden games and gardening equipment.
Summertime is the perfect chance to carry out some home improvements and DIY. During these renovations, it is a wise decision to move out furnishings and all other belongings from the target area to ensure they don’t get accidentally damaged or spoilt. Temporarily hiring a storage unit to house your possessions will ensure they are out of the way and kept free from harm. What’s more, all your DIY goods – for example, step ladders, paint, paint sheets and tools – can be handily put in storage until you need them next.
Darvills & Benns provide customers with clean, safe and secure storage solutions for those who need some extra room across Bradford, Halifax or Ilkley. Our facilities are perfect for anything from furniture and home storage to document storage, for as long as you need. With 24/7 CCTV, sturdy units and easy access for clients, we provide everything you need from a good storage service. For more information, or for advice and discussing your requirements, contact our friendly team today.This entry was posted in self storage advice and tagged decluttering, storage. Bookmark the permalink. ← Tips for moving house in summer How to choose the best commercial business location →