There is rarely additional space around the house with a large family. Toys, clothes, and school supplies tend to be stuffed into every nook and cranny which doesn’t always allow for easy storage of additional items. With winter over and summer just around the corner, many families are looking for areas to store their seasonal winter items. To alleviate storage problems within our own home, we keep a self storage unit to rotate out seasonal items. Items we generally store each year include:

Holiday Decorations

We all love the holidays, and most of the time our yards and houses are a testament to that love throughout the winter months. Giant inflatables, lawn ornaments, and Christmas lights often makes our homes festive, but they also take up a large amount of garage or basement space during the summer months. Instead of wasting garage space, consider safely storing it all in a storage unit this summer. You won’t even have to worry about it or look at it until November.

Seasonal Equipment

Skis, snowboards, and sleds are all a part of numerous favorite wintertime activities; however, once the snow melts, there isn’t much use for them around the house. In fact, if left out during the summer months, your kids are more likely to find other and inappropriate ways to use them. To keep your seasonal equipment in the best condition possible without taking up additional space in your house, put them in a self storage unit.

Winter Clothes

Winter clothes are known for being big and bulky and taking up more than their fair share of closet space. During the summer months, most families choose to store their clothes in the basement or garage leaving these places crowded or unusable. Instead of storing your winter clothes in your own home, consider storing them in a self-storage unit to save space. Most of these units are climate controlled so you don’t have to worry about your clothes smelling musty or growing mildew either.

Having a clean garage and basement provides an extra play place for your kids when the summer days are rainy or just too hot. However, when these places are full of boxes, they don’t leave much room for kids or cars, and are prone to conditions such as flooding which can damage items. Storing seasonal items in a Toronto self storage unit is a great and inexpensive way to keep your house uncluttered and your items safe ensuring that you are able to enjoy your entire house no matter what the season is.

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