Putting all of your summer goods into self storage units over the winter is an excellent idea. This saves you a lot of space at home and makes sure that your goods will be safe until you need them next.
But, before you start loading your car full of things that you won’t need for the next few months, remember that winter’s temperatures can be less than ideal. For this reason, you need to take some precautions against the weather.
Because the temperatures fluctuate so much between the days and the nights, we get unwanted condensation. This can ruin goods like electronics and make clothes go mouldy. And, in addition to this, we get those flash floods every now and then.
So, in order to keep your belongings safe, here are some helpful tips:
As we mentioned, condensation is your enemy in winter. So, you definitely don’t want to do anything to make this situation worse, like covering your items in plastic or vinyl.
These items don’t breathe, so they trap the moisture in. This can short-circuit any electronics and cause mould in clothes.
It is a far better idea to use fabrics like wool or cotton to cover anything you put in storage. This will minimise the effects of condensation.
With cold air tending to sink, you want to ensure that you keep your electronics elevated. This will ensure that you don’t subject them to the cold air sitting at the bottom of your storage unit.
As you well know, liquids have strong reactions to temperature. So, if you are storing a vehicle – like a quad bike or motorcycle – in your storage unit, it is a good idea to drain it of its fluids. This includes the petrol, coolants, and other fluids. It is also a good idea to disconnect the battery.
These tips are good to follow in any instance, but they become even more important if your storage is prone to cold and damp.
By choosing Easy Store, you minimise this risk. Our all-weather containers won’t let the damp ruin your belongings, and our storage system means that your goods are never going to come into contact with water on the ground as a result of rain. Moreover, our self storage prices are so affordable that you’ll be able to save money while you save space!
With storage facilities that are perfectly suited to all of the seasons, and highly attractive self storage prices, Easy Store is the right choice for your winter storage. For more on what we do, or to book with us, please contact us today!
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