summer storage
August 11, 2016

Summer Gear Storing Tips

Fall is right around the corner and it is time to start thinking about packing away your summer gear for the season; what better way to do this then with our Wilmington NC self storage units! Whether you are storing your summer belongings or just need to make room, we have the right storage unit and summer gear storing tips for you!

Beach supplies:

  • Use DampRid in storage units for moisture control. Leave swimsuits, towels, and toys out to dry before storing.

Summer clothes:

  • Use plastic containers or moving boxes for clothing. Find boxes and labels in our office
  • Make sure you have all the supplies you need to avoid overfilling boxes.
  • Satchels of dried lavender or dryer sheets can keep clothes smelling fresher.
  • It is important to be sure that all articles of clothing are dry and clean before storing.
  • Use wardrobe boxes to hang clothing to store for winter.

Patio furniture:

  • Make sure all pieces are clean and dry as to avoid damage.
  • Dust covers and furniture covers can also be purchased in our office on Market Street.
  • If storing a grill, make sure the tank is disconnected and stored elsewhere.
  • If storing table clothes, place mats, accessories—store in dry, plastic containers.

Bikes, kayaks, canoes, etc.:

  • Always make sure your outdoor items are covered, even if it is stored inside to prevent damaging of any foam or rubber materials.
  • Be sure they your outdoor items are completely wiped down and dry before storing.
  • Store on the ground to prevent damage from the item falling. Place a dust cover on the ground first to protect your belongings.

summer gear storing tips

Now that you have the tips to properly store your summer gear, stop by to pick up the products you need or choose the right unit for you! For additional general storing tips, visit our how to store page!