Tips For Storing Your Belongings During The Winter
Winter is upon us once again, which means that it’s time to put away all of your summer accessories, tools, and outdoor furniture away for the season. With freezing and wet winter conditions, it’s important to properly prepare your summer belongings for storage to protect them from seasonal damage. Here are just a few winter storage tips to ensure that none of your belongings are damaged this season.
Clean Your Items
Give your belongings a thorough cleaning before putting them away for the winter. This will help to prevent cross-contamination between items. Make sure that all of your possessions are totally dry before putting them in storage to prevent mildew and mold infestations. By cleaning your items before putting them in storage, you also help to prevent dirt and grime from building up over the course of the winter.
Choose Cotton or Wool Covers
Plastic or vinyl tarps are a good solution for short-term or summer storage, but cotton or wool covers work better for long-term or winter storage. Plastic and vinyl covers can attract water and moisture in cold conditions, which can damage your belongings. Using cotton or wool moving blankets to cover any large items or furniture pieces that you’re storing over the winter to avoid any moisture-related damage.
One of the most effective ways to protect your belongings against damage from cold weather conditions is to choose a temperature-controlled self-storage unit. Temperature-controlled units allow you to keep the temperature inside your storage unit as a reasonable level even if the conditions are below freezing outside. Keep your belongings safe even during the coldest winter with a temperature-controlled storage unit.
At Migson Public Storage, we offer a variety of temperature-controlled units to suit your needs. We also offer secure locking storage units and on-site staff to ensure your security. For more information about our storage facilities, contact us today at Migson Public Storage.
Posted on December 15, 2016 | Uncategorized