Posted by On 02-08-2021

How to Prepare for Fall With a Self Storage Unit

Prepare for fall with a self storage unit

It’s hard to believe it, but summer is flying by. Hopefully, you’ve had the chance to kick back, relax, and enjoy all your summer toys. You may have gone for long and leisurely bike rides, hung out by the pool, or enjoyed the great outdoors by camping.

Regardless of how you enjoy the summer, you’re going to have to figure out where to put all of your summer items when you no longer need them. You may not have a shed or a garage – and even if you do, chances are they are already full of stuff. You’d be hard-pressed to get more items in there.

One option for storing your summer items is a heated storage unit. A heated storage unit provides you with a safe, warm, and secure place to keep everything you won’t need until it’s summer again.

Here are three great ways you can prepare for fall with a self-storage unit:

  • Clean out your summer clothes.
  • Put away your summer gear like fishing rods and camping equipment.
  • Put away outside furniture like patio chairs and tables.

Whatever you need to store to get ready for fall, we’ve got great heated storage units ready for you at Abacus Self Storage. And they are easy to get to from many parts of North York, especially if you live in Willowdale.

Go Through Your Closets

Now that summer is drawing to a close, you’ll need to start going through your closets to determine what you won’t need until the weather is warm again. You can:

  • Put summer shoes like flip-flops and sandals in bags you can zip up.
  • Get wheeled hanger units or storage bins for summer clothes.
  • Put other summer items – like beach towels and lightweight bedding – in storage bins.

While going through all your items, keep an extra bag handy. That way, you can separate clothes and other items you know you’ll never wear again, and then donate them!

Label all of your bins and bags so you know what’s in them when you come to take them out of your Abacus heated storage unit next spring.

Go Through Your Summer Gear

You’ll need a whole different set of items – like shovels and skis – over the winter. Free up some space for them by packing summer items away and storing them safely in your heated storage unit near Highway 7 and Yonge Street, easily accessible from many parts of North York.

Here are some summer items you may need to put away:

  • Golf clubs
  • Fishing rods
  • Tents, sleeping bags, and air mattresses
  • Outdoor games like croquet and badminton
  • Bicycles

By renting a heated storage unit, you know that all of your summer gear will be safe and ready for you once spring arrives. Give your items a once-over before you pack them away to make sure they are clean and worth keeping.

Go Through Your Backyard Items

It’s hard to think about when it’s nice out, but fall means dropping temperatures and eventually snow. You can put tarps down to protect your backyard items; but renting a heated storage unit means you have a warm, safe place to keep your things instead of worrying about them every time there’s a storm.

Go through your backyard and collect any of the items you own that need to go away, such as:

  • An inflatable pool
  • Your grill
  • Outside furniture like patio chairs and tables
  • Pool equipment

Ensure everything is dry and clean before you put it away, as mold and mildew will grow on damp items.

How can Abacus Self Storage help me if I live in North York?

At Abacus Self Storage, we’re conveniently located above Highway 7, which is easily accessible from many parts of North York (especially Willowdale), and other surrounding areas including Toronto, Markham, Vaufghan, and Aurora. We offer heated storage units to residents of North York in a variety of sizes.

When you rent a heated storage unit from us, you’re getting:

  • Access to a clean and secure site
  • Excellent customer service
  • Options for discounts on your storage rental
  • Easy access via HWY 407 or HWY 7

Our heated storage units come in various sizes – from our mini storage units in the 4 x 5 ft. range to our larger units that go up to 10 x 40 ft. We offer both short and long-term rentals, so whether you need extra space for just a few months or a year, we’ve got a heated storage unit rental that will work for you.

Since our storage unit rentals are climate-controlled, they’re a great place to store all the items you’re putting away to get ready for fall. You don’t have to worry about any of your items getting damaged because they are wet or cold. They’ll be well-protected in our heated storage units. All you have to do is pack them up, put them in storage, and then rest easy until it comes time to take them out again next spring.

A Storage Unit Is a Great Place to Store Your Summer Belongings

No one likes to think about the weather getting colder, but it’s essential to be prepared for fall. One way to do that is to rent a heated storage unit to store all your summer belonging such as:

  • Your summer clothes and linens
  • Summer gear, including camping equipment and fishing rods
  • Outside patio furniture

With our heated storage units, you have a convenient place to put all your summer belongings. They’ll stay safe and dry in our secure, climate-controlled storage units until next summer – leaving you more room in your house, backyard, and garage.

Contact Us About Heated Storage Units Today!

It’s never too early to start getting ready for fall! To learn more about heated self-storage units, call Abacus Self Storage at 289-807-1033 or contact us here.


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