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Spring Has Sprung: 4 Tips to Store Winter Gear in Your Storage Container
Mar 2024

Spring Has Sprung: 4 Tips to Store Winter Gear in Your Storage Container

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Winter is definitely a demanding season. The cold and snowy weather necessitates wearing thicker clothes, more layers, and boots, coats, hats, and mitts that we typically do not need for the rest of the year.

In addition, to keep your driveway clean and safe and your house accessible, an assortment of essential winter tools like snow blowers, shovels, and salt spreaders are a must. Of course, it is not all bad, as winter also involves many fun seasonal activities, like skating, skiing, snowboarding, and snowmobiling.

However, once winter ends, all of the gear mentioned above will likely not be used for several months until temperatures drop again. In the meantime, finding places to store all that winter gear can be a real hassle, especially if you only have limited space and want to avoid unnecessary clutter.

One of the best possible solutions is to store winter gear in a storage container during the rest of the year, where it can be kept secure, organized, and out of the way until you need it again.

Best Tips for Storing Winter Gear in a Storage Container

If you are sick of tripping over that snowblower in your garage, or are struggling to find space in your closet for spring T-shirts among all of your thick winter sweaters, then packing up such items and putting them in a storage container is definitely the right call.

However, to maximize the effectiveness of your storage container for these items, there are a few tips and tricks worth trying, such as the following:

1. Evenly distribute weight

It is essential to distribute the weight of your things evenly across the container’s floor, especially if you are planning on transporting the storage container from one place to another at any point with your items inside of it.

Since you probably have at least a few bigger winter-related things to put in storage, such as a snow blower or a snowmobile, make sure you arrange for these items to be stored on opposite sides of the container to keep the weight distribution balanced.

If all the heavy items are stored on just one side, they are more likely to shift and crash into all the lighter-weight things when the container is moved.

2. Invest in sufficient security measures

The last thing you want is to open up your storage container at the end of fall only to find your things have been stolen.

It can be expensive to replace particular winter items such as skis, snowboards, and snow blowers. To avoid such costs, it pays off to invest in proper security measures that will ensure thieves are kept out of your container.

At a minimum, make sure to install a high-quality locking system, such as a sturdy lockbox. This way, you can maintain peace of mind if you cannot keep an eye on your storage container at all times.

3. Properly pack your seasonal clothes

Your closet will definitely look a lot more spacious when you no longer have to store thick winter sweaters in it. Still, it is important to keep a few essential things in mind as you pack those clothes away for storage.

First, sort through all your winter clothes and get rid of any items that you have outgrown or will likely not wear again in the future. This way, you won’t take up space in your storage container with boxes of unneeded clothing.

It is also crucial that your winter clothing is clean and dry before boxing it up to store away. Dirt, dust, and grime can impact the colour, feel, and appearance of clothes over time. Additionally, moisture could lead to mould and a musty smell that is almost impossible to get rid of once it sets in.

After the above steps, you should store your winter clothes in wardrobe boxes. The metal hanging bar will prevent your clothes from wrinkling, and the double wall design will provide your clothes with sturdy protection.

For added protection, toss in a moisture absorber or two to ensure that their condition is maintained until next winter.

4. Clean anything that has come in contact with sidewalk salt

To prevent potentially dangerous slips and falls during the winter months, it helps to cover your driveway and the sidewalk in front of your house with rock salt that melts snow and ice.

However, some of this salt and its residue tends to stick to your snow blower, shovels, and even snow boots. Make sure this salt residue is cleaned from all your things before storing them in the container. Neglecting to do so could lead to corrosion and various other issues.

How Sigma Container Corporation Can Store Your Winter Gear With Top-of-the-Line Storage Containers

To avoid giving up a serious chunk of your house to keep all of your winter gear as the season comes to a close, consider storage containers for rent. Sigma Container Corporation can help you find a suitable storage solution, as we have one of Ontario’s fastest-growing container rental fleets.

We have a variety of top-quality storage containers available for rent, which would be perfect for storing all your winter gear, from shovels and sweaters to snowmobiles. For your convenience, we deliver all of our rented storage containers directly to you in a timely fashion with our specialized tilt-and-load trucks.

Our new and used storage containers all feature secure padlock boxes to guarantee the safety and security of your belongings while they are in storage. Their strong steel walls are impenetrable by any type of weather, no matter how extreme it is.

Our storage containers also come equipped with weatherproof vents to help prevent the buildup of problem-causing condensation.

For more information about our storage containers for rent, or to learn more about how to rent one of these high-quality containers from us, call Sigma Container Corporation at 855-340-3342 or contact us here.