Storing Your Winter Seasonal Items Safely

Proper storage for seasonal items not only frees up space but also ensures that your items remain in great condition for the next cold season. From winter clothing to sports equipment and holiday decorations, here’s how to store your winter seasonal items safely with Boylin’s Self Store.

1. Storing Winter Clothing

  • Clean Before Storing: Wash or dry clean your Christmas jumpers to remove dirt and oils. This step is crucial to prevent stains and odours and to deter pests.
  • Breathable Storage: Use breathable cotton storage bags for clothing, avoiding plastic bags which can trap moisture and cause mildew.

2. Winter Sports Equipment

  • Pre-Storage Maintenance: Clean and dry all equipment. Sharpen ski and snowboard edges and apply a coat of wax to prevent rust.
  • Proper Positioning: Store skis and snowboards flat or hanging vertically. Avoid placing heavy objects on top that could warp their shape.
  • Boot Care: Remove liners from ski boots to air out. Buckle boots loosely to maintain their shape.

3. Holiday Decorations

  • Organised Packing: Wrap lights around cardboard to prevent tangling and store delicate ornaments in padded containers.
  • Labeling: Clearly label each storage container with its contents for easy identification next season.

4. Winter Bedding and Linens

  • Clean and Dry: Wash all bedding and linens before storage. Ensure they are completely dry to avoid mildew.
  • Vacuum-Sealed Bags: For bulky items such as heavy blankets, vacuum-sealed bags can save space and protect from dust and pests.

5. General Storage Tips

  • Inventory List: Keep a list of stored items and where they are located in your storage container.  Drawing a small map can be helpful.
  • Maximise Space: Use shelving units to make the most of your Boylin’s Self Store area.
  • Regular Checks: Periodically check on your stored items to ensure they remain in good condition. Our site access hours are 6am-6:30pm Monday – Friday, 8am- 4pm on Saturdays and 8am- 2pm on Sundays.

Storing your winter items properly with Boylin’s Self Store at the end of the season is key to preserving their quality and longevity.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your winter gear remains in excellent condition, ready for when the cold winds start to blow again.

Remember, a little effort in storage can save a lot of time and money in replacements next winter!

Why not call Boylin’s Self Store today to get a great deal on storage to suit your needs.