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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!

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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

 

Summer Self Storage

Summer Self Storage

Well, June is almost here, and Summer is right around the corner. If you are in the market for a self storage space that you will be accessing throughout the summer, here are a few tips. You will probably have three unit types to choose from –  inside, outside, or climate controlled. The types of items that you have to store, certainly will help to determine which of these summer self storage unit types you will choose, but don’t forget to consider your own comfort while accessing and sorting through your unit.

Ocean City Summer Self Storage

Outside Unit

If you are a sun worshiper, who enjoys basking in the warm weather , an outside storage unit probably will not be an issue. On a hot summer’s day, however,  you may be subjected to hot air and high humidity when you are moving things around and accessing your unit. This can be uncomfortable, and possibly even dangerous if you have any serious medical conditions. If this is the case, maybe you should consider an ….

Inside Unit

While the units that we refer to here are not climate-controlled, they are accessed via an indoor hallway or breezeway, providing shade from Summer’s hot sun.  This type of unit can also come in handy if you need to access your items on a stormy day. Another added bonus is price, as these storage units typically rent for less then drive-up or climate controlled units. The inside of these units however, can still be very warm, as they are exposed to the sun and heat from the exterior. If this is an issue for you, you may want to consider a….

Climate Controlled Unit

Ah – the ultimate in self-storage comfort! Climate controlled units are set-up to simulate the temperature of an indoor living area. You typically enter through an air conditioned / heated hallway in a building where the the units are kept at a year-round, preset  temperature and humidity range.  This not only protects your stored items, but makes it very comfortable for you to access and sort through your unit. This type of unit completely removes the daily weather forecast from your summer self storage equation!

So there you have it – no matter if you are a beach bum, who enjoys being in the sun and heat all day, or you are like many of us who head to the indoors and the A.C. the second the thermometer reads 80, there is a summer self storage unit choice that is perfect for you. Just drive on over to your local Self-Storage facility. The folks there will be happy to help!