Preparing for Winter

With data showing that the weather this year has been warmer and drier than ever, we’re sure you’d agree that 2014 has been a great year.

However, as we enter into the first weeks of December, it’s time to think about storing all those warm-weather items and getting your home ready for the cold stretch of winter.

With many of us set to entertain friends and family this month, you may be wondering how on earth you’re going to squeeze them all into your house. It’s hard to imagine a cosy and inviting home when you have ‘stuff’ accumulating in every available corner, and you may be surprised at how much of it you won’t even use over the next few months – so why carry on storing it?

We bring you our guide to quickly and efficiently preparing your home for winter.

1. Clear out closets

One of the easiest but most effective ways to clear space in your home in winter is to get all your summer clothes, shoes and accessories into storage. Separate all your warm-weather clothing and store anything you won’t be wearing for a while. This will also give you the opportunity to sort through your winter wardrobe and clear out anything you don’t want for good.

2. Garden furniture

With temperatures set to drop over the next few weeks, it’s safe to say you probably won’t be calling on your garden and patio furniture for a while. Due to the nature of outdoor equipment, wooden chairs, benches, tables, parasols, and deckchairs all need to be stored in a dry and protected environment in order for them to stay looking their best. Store them with care in a Spaces and Places Storage Unit and you will find that come next summer, your items are as good as new.

3. Overwinter car

When parked and unused over winter, some cars can be vulnerable to deterioration through freezing conditions and lack of use. If you own a car that requires a bit more TLC than usual this winter but are struggling for garage space, then you could opt to store it in one of our larger units.

4. Gardening tools

Extend your seasonal cleanse to your garden. Bulky items such as lawnmowers, hosepipes, and digging tools can take up huge amounts of space but won’t necessarily be used until next year. Instead of letting them rot and rust in a damp shed why not store them in a secure storage unit. You can come and go whenever you want should you fancy a bit of winter gardening.

5. Sports equipment

Depending on how adventurous you were this summer you may have collected a plethora of sports equipment. Our units come in a range of different sizes so whether you’re looking to store bikes, tennis rackets, camping equipment or trampolines we can accommodate it.

You may also be reassured that we take security very seriously as we know our customers want to be assured that their prized possessions are stored securely over winter. Access to the self-storage facility is via a coded gate, which will allow you to access the units 24/7.

For more information, feel free to contact us to discuss how we could help you.