How To Properly Prepare A Barbeque For Storage


Barbeques are a staple of any good summer celebration, and provide a unique method for cooking food that provides a distinctive and delicious taste. However, during the winter months, you either have to drag your grill inside where it will take up a great deal of storage space, or leave it outdoors at the mercy of the elements. Therefore, it may be a good idea for you to consider renting a storage unit to store your barbeque in during the adverse weather to protect it while keeping space clear in your home. However, before you do so, you need to properly prepare your barbeque to ensure that it does not become damaged while not in use.

Cleaning and Preparation

Before you can put your barbeque into a storage unit, you need to perform some basic maintenance. First, you should remove the fuel source from the grill for safety reasons, as propane or natural gas tanks in an enclosed space can be extremely dangerous. For charcoal, you'll instead want to clean out the entirety of the interior of the grill, and wipe it down using a sponge or wipes. Then, you'll also want to scrub the grill itself to remove any caked on grease and food particles that may remain, as they can damage the metal of your grill if left to sit for an extended period of time. Make sure that your grill is completely dry before you move it into storage, as even a small amount of moisture can contribute to mold growth as well, and close the grill cover to prevent dust and water from getting inside the barbeque.

Breaking it Down

If possible, you'll want to disassemble your barbeque by removing the legs or any other parts that can be easily unscrewed and packed away. The practical reason for doing this is primarily to make the moving process easier, and it can also allow you to fit your barbeque into a smaller storage space than it could otherwise fit into.

Climate Control

Finally, when looking at storage units to put your barbeque into, you may want to consider splurging on a climate controlled unit. While this will increase your monthly storage costs, a climate controlled unit will ensure that your grill stays in good working order throughout the winter by moderating the humidity and temperature levels within the unit. This prevents mold and rust from developing on your grill, saving you maintenance in the long run.

Contact a storage trailer and container company, like Mar-Rube Trailer Rental, for more help.


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Lowering Your Storage Unit Bill

After I realized that my finances had hit an all-time low, I started looking into my accounts. I realized that one of my biggest bills was my monthly storage unit since I was renting a large unit. To save some money, I decided to talk with a storage unit manager to see what I could do. They were able to give me some great tips, and I was able to transfer to a smaller unit. This blog is all about lowering your storage unit bill so that you can get a handle on your finances. With a little research, you can free up some of your cash flow.