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July 6, 2022

How To Use Your Self-Storage Unit To Declutter Your Home This Summer

Woman packing boxesWhen summer comes around and you stop needing all the decorations, tools, clothes, and incidentals that you use throughout the colder months of the year, you have a great opportunity to save space and make your home just a little more organized. All you need is a self-storage unit and a bit of time to figure out what can go and what should stay.

Today, we’ll discuss just a few of the things you can put in self-storage this summer for convenience and space. The best part is that when the seasons change, you can easily pull out your winter items and replace them with summer essentials you won’t need again until next year.

Choose Climate-Controlled Storage Units

Given the heat and humidity of the South Carolina summer, you may want to explore your options for climate-controlled storage — all the more so if you’re storing anything delicate or sensitive to extreme heat.

A climate-controlled self-storage unit keeps your belongings as dry and cool as they’d be tucked away in your hall closet, so you can have peace of mind that your items are protected.

5 Types of Items To Store in Your Self-Storage Unit

Not sure where to start when it comes to saving space and getting organized during the summer? We recommend starting with these five categories to maximize your storage:

Holiday Decorations

Holiday decorations are perhaps the most obvious thing you don’t need throughout the summer. They occupy a lot of closet, attic, or garage space, but they’re also fairly easy to store.

You don’t even necessarily need climate-controlled storage for artificial Christmas trees or Halloween lawn ornaments.

Out-of-Season Clothing

South Carolina’s climate is unpredictable. Even though we get warm days in December, the summers are consistently hot.

Why not put away winter jackets, boots, and sweaters? The bulky items take up a lot of closet space, and storing them allows you easier access to your shorts, bathing suits, and tank tops.

Tools You Won’t Need

Some tools have a specific purpose and otherwise just sit in the closet. You don’t have to worry about cleaning up fallen leaves or defrosting frozen gutters during the summer, so you can keep your garage a little cleaner by putting them away while you don’t need them.

Winter Equipment

Do you own any heavy equipment you only use outside of the summer months? A portable heater and similar equipment can become more trouble than they’re worth to keep around for much of the year, but with self-storage, it’s out of sight and out of mind until you need it

Winter Sporting Gear

Enjoy spending time outside? You probably don’t do the same activities in the winter and summer, which means there’s a great opportunity to save space during the summer by putting away your winter sporting goods like your snowboard, ice skates, and skis.

Explore Your Options for Summer Storage With Extra Room Self Storage

If you’d like to start enjoying the benefits of seasonal storage in or around Myrtle Beach, North Charleson, or Moncks Corner, the team at Extra Room Self Storage can help.

We’ll work together to determine the best storage options for your needs. We offer units as small as a walk-in closet or as big as a one-car garage for:

Extra Room Self Storage always provides affordable pricing and friendly customer service.

Contact us online or call our Myrtle Beach location at (843) 236-9633, our North Charleston location at (843) 501-7655, or our Moncks Corner location at (843) 761-0205 today.