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Tips for storing your summertime beach gear

Tips for storing your summertime beach gear!

How to Store your Summer!

Well, the Summer seemed to fly by here at The Storage Inn, located at the Jersey Shore, and now it’s Fall! The temperatures are dropping, and it’s time to start thinking about stowing your summer gear for the season. Let’s see… we have beach chairs in the trunks of two cars, a patio full of furniture, an assortment of bicycles, kayaks and canoes, and closets full of summer clothes. It may be time to consider getting some extra space at a self storage unit facility like our Ocean City self storage location or Egg Harbor Township self storage location! – Here are some tips to help you store your summer fun items!

Storing and Packing Beach Items

Shake off the loose sand, and make sure that your items are completely dry before storing them. It is also a good idea to place a moisture inhibitor such as Damp Rid in the storage unit to help avoid mold and mildew. Be sure to allow enough room for air to circulate around items such as beach chairs to prevent them from getting musty. Most importantly, DO NOT place anything into a storage unit that is still wet!

summer-gear

 

Storing and Packing Wheels and Paddles

Be sure to prep your bicycles, canoes and kayaks before placing them into storage. Oil any moving parts, and use the appropriate protectants on the metal, rubber, and plastic areas as needed prior to storing. You should also cover your stored items to protect your prep handywork!

Storing and Packing Patio Items

Make sure that all your patio furniture, grills, cushions,etc., are clean and dry prior to placing them into your self storage unit. Use patio furniture covers to protect your chairs and tables, and sealable plastic bags, or plastic wrap for your furniture cushions. Table cloths, placemats and accessories can be easily stored in an airtight plastic bin. Make sure that your grill is clean and dry, and that the fuel tank has been removed, prior to placing it into your self storage unit. Fuel tanks should always be stored in a secured outdoor area.

Storing and Packing Shorts, Tanks, & Tees

Be sure that all your clothing is clean and dry prior to storage. Use airtight plastic containers that are labeled on the side, so that you can read them when they’re stacked on top of one another. Placing silica packets inside of these containers will help to eliminate any moisture that might be trapped at the time of packing. Try placing a dryer sheet inside each of the containers to leave your clothing smelling clean and fresh when you retrieve them next spring.

Well, there you have it, the perfect plan for storing your Summer away from the self storage experts at The Storage Inn… at least until the temps begin to creep back up come Springtime!

To reserve the perfect unit to store your summer be sure to call or stop into your local self-storage facility, The Storage Inn! Our friendly staff is always available to answer any questions that you may have.

Tips for storing your summertime beach gear

 

The Storage Inn - Giving Back Through Charity

The Storage Inn – Giving Back Through Charity

The Storage Inn – Proud to Be Involved in Charity

The Common Perception

Your local self storage facility – you pass the place on your way home from work every night – you know the one, with the office out front, and the rows and rows of identical doors, where people store the stuff they don’t have room for at home. You probably don’t think much beyond that, but what you may not know is that a few self storage facilities are much more active in the community than you might think!

That Storage Place - The Storage Inn of EHT

That Storage Place – The Storage Inn of EHT

The Storage Inn – About Giving Back

As the sales manager of The Storage Inn in Egg Harbor Township I know first hand just how much we get involved in the community. We offer price breaks to local college students and military personnel, as well as providing discounted programs for community residents affected by local layoffs.

We ask the people in our area to use our services, so in return, it’s our obligation to let the people in our community know that we’re there, and that we care.

For instance, in 2102 our locations in Ocean City and Egg Harbor Township provided close to 100 storage units for up to three months to Hurricane Sandy storm victims free of charge.

The Storage Inn donates space to the Atlantic County ARC, and the local Faces 4 Autism charity. We donate  both space, and rental vehicles to the Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department’s Toys 4 Kids program, and the local Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament, which benefits breast cancer prevention.  The employees from our Ocean City location show up every year at the local church, with a truck load of turkeys to donate for holiday dinners for the less fortunate. We are proud to be involved in all of these charities, as well as providing monetary sponsorship for our local softball team, and summer beach concert series.

So the next time you drive past “that self storage place” keep in mind they may be doing more for the community than you’re aware of.

Thank you for taking the time to read this article. Definitely keep The Storage Inn of Ocean City and Egg Harbor Township in mind when you need some extra space!

Tips For Using Self-Storage Facilities During The Winter

 Tips For Using Self-Storage Facilities During The Winter

Make repairs before putting items in storage – people don’t remove items from self-storage facilities until they are ready to use them, at which point repairs are inconvenient and may cost more if you’re in a rush. Take the time to make sure everything is in good condition before it’s stored.

Thoroughly clean items – this is especially important if you’re using storage services for something that is primarily used outdoors. Get rid of any dirt, bugs or moisture before sealing it into Self-Storage Facilities During The Winter.

Use cotton or wool covers – vinyl or plastic tarps can cause damage to your items and lock in moisture. Moving blankets are a better solution for long-term storage.

Consider climate control storage units – some self-storage businesses will offer the option of climate control units that can protect your items from extreme temperatures. If your items can be damaged by the cold, it may be worth the extra investment.Source – https://www.sparefoot.com/self-storage/blog/303-tips-for-using-self-storage-facilities-during-the-winter/