As the temperature drops and winter approaches many people are preparing to store items that go unused during the colder months of the year.  However if your home or garage is already full, storing these things can be a problem. Using a self-storage unit is an easy way to save on space in your home.

Here are a few seasonal belongings commonly stored in units during the winter.

  • Summer clothing – In a small living space, it can make a big difference to put out-of-season clothing in a storage unit.
  • Garden furniture – more and more people are using their garden as another room with dining tables, sofas, heaters, parasols and soft furnishing, but all this furniture need to be stored in a dry place over the winter.
  • Lawn equipment – once the lawn has had its final cut of the season the lawn mower, grass clippers and other garden tools require storing in a dry place.
  • Recreational gear – Put away sporting equipment, such as skateboards, hiking boots, wet suits and life jackets, until the warm weather returns.
  • Small engine vehicles – if you only ride your motorcycle during the summer months, put it away in storage to gain more space at home.
  • Holiday home – if you have a static caravan which can’t be used during the winter month there may be many items like TV’s, bedding, soft furnishing, beach gear that you want to store safely until you start using your caravan again
  • Camping Gear – while camping is great in the summer, all the gear can take up a lot of storage space over the winter.


To protect items that you are not using during the winter, store them with Spaces and Places. It makes the ideal solution to save you space at home while keeping all your possessions safe and secure.

Self-storage with Spaces and Places is easy to use. They offer flexible, short term contracts that are affordable. You have access to your unit 24/7 and your belongings are protected by top of the range security, get in touch with your local storage site today.

Even though e-books have become popular over the years, nothing compares to holding a book in your hand.

Over the years you will have gained a large book collection ranging from cookbooks to dictionaries, which will most likely take up valuable space in your home.

Instead of throwing books away, a great idea is to store them creatively in your home. This not only adds character, but allows you to have easy access.

Home Library – If you have a large book collection, then a home library allows you to become creative with storage. Depending on your main aim and the space you have in your home, you can make the library large or small. If you are creating a library as a place to relax, then a large room would be more beneficial, whereas if you’re creating a library as a place to store all your books, then the size of the room depends on the volume of books you have.

Shelves – Due to the popularity of bookshelves, there are many designs that will suit the character of your home. Vertical bookshelves create the illusion that your ceiling appears higher, which is an option to consider if you are placing a bookshelf in a small room.

Limited Space – If you live in a small home or apartment, then you will have to become more creative when storing as you do not want your home to look overcrowded. Many items have hidden storage compartments which work great for additional space. A wicker basket adds character to your home and leaves space inside to store your books. Also, chairs that have removable lids allow you to sit comfortably but also act as a hiding place for your items.

Self Storage – If you are unable to create a home library to store all your books, then self storage is a great option to prevent excess books making your home appear untidy. When storing books, make sure they are flat and store similar sized books together. Remember to label the genre of books on the box so you are able to find the book you are looking for when you return!

Spaces and Places offer 24/7 access to all units, this convenient option allows you to enter the unit at all times. Get in touch to learn more tips about storing all types of books.