How should you store your gardening equipment, tools, and other outdoor gear? Take a look at the top storage tips to keep everything you use in your yard safe after the growing season.
Choose A Storage Site
While a trowel or a few small planters can easily fit in your backyard shed, garage, or basement, your home isn't always the best place to store the bulk of your yard equipment. Instead of using your home, choose off-site storage units. A self-storage facility provides you with an easy way to declutter your hardening gear and keep everything safe during the fall and winter months.
If you're not sure which type of unit to rent, start with the equipment that you need to store. List the gardening gear you want to remove from your home and store it for the cooler months of the year. Create an inventory by item or category. This will help to inform your rental unit search.
The inventory allows you to estimate the size of the unit and divide whether you can use a basic rental or one with climate controls. Climate controls can reduce the risks of damage from high/low temperatures and high/low moisture levels. Items that rust easily, could warp, or could rot may require a climate-controlled unit.
Select A Storage Term
How long will you store your gardening gear and yard equipment? If you will only keep the items in the rental for part of the year (after and before the growing season), consider a monthly term. But if you may keep some of the items in the rental for longer or you want to use the unit to store non-garden-related belongings, a yearly lease is an option to explore.
Decide What To Store
Some gardening equipment should not go into a rental unit. Most rental facilities have a prohibited items list. This may include anything that contains gasoline, oil, or potentially hazardous chemicals. Talk to the facility's manager or a staff member for more information on what you can, and can't, store.
Clean Everything You Will Store
Never store dirty, wet, or debris-covered gardening gear. If your yard equipment has grass clippings, plant stems, dirt, mud, or other muck on it, clean and dry the items thoroughly before you pack them. The natural materials and dirt on the items could attract pests or even harbor them. You may not realize that the mud on your trowel, shovel, trimmer, or other well-used for-storage pick isn't just dirt. The soil could contain insect eggs, larvae, or hard-to-see pests.
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21 July 2023
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.