This week, we got our first taste of fall weather in Chicago. The days shorten. The crisp fall weather begins to transform the greenery surrounding us. This is when we start to pack our warm weather belongings away.
These seasonal belongings, that you only use for part of the year, take up much-needed space. Some items can be stored outside with a covering. However, you risk damaging them during the harsh Chicago winter months.
Whether you have tiny closets, a small apartment, or too many items to keep at home, a self-storage unit is a cost-effective option to keep your belongings safe.
What items can you store?
While you wrap up the end of your summer, some items to consider storing during the fall and winter include:
- Summer/warm weather clothes
- Sport or recreational equipment (canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, jet skis, scuba diving equipment, etc.)
- Motorcycles, scooters, and bikes
- Lawn and garden tools
- Patio furniture
- Wagons, strollers, tricycles, beach toys, pool accessories, and other outdoor play items
- Outdoor decorations
What type of storage unit should you rent?
First and most important, find a local storage facility. You may need some of your items during the fall months (e.g., gardening tools) and will want to have easy access to your belongings as the season’s change. Find nearby storage will make moving your items less stressful.
If you need to protect your items from drastic temperature changes that occur so frequently throughout Chicago winters, consider renting a storage unit from an indoor, climate-controlled storage facility. This is also beneficial if you are moving your stuff into a storage unit during cooler months. You’ll appreciate an indoor loading bay during rainy, cold months!
Last but not least, choose a self-storage facility that has good reviews and offers flexible leasing options. Many self-storage facilities offer month-to-month contracts and special, off-season promotional pricing.
Ready to store your stuff?
We can help you find a storage unit that works for your belongings and budget. Reach out to our storage experts to help you stay organized this fall and winter.
Create extra space in your home and store what you don’t need during the cooler months. You’ll quickly appreciate the additional room you have.