While June 20 may be the official first day of summer, here in Texas we feel like the season starts much earlier. Renting a storage unit for the summer is a great way to declutter your home before you host backyard parties or head out for a relaxing vacation. However, as with any season, using self storage during the summer months requires a few precautions.
If you’d like the peace of mind that comes with locking up your belongings in a storage unit from June through September without having to worry about what it’ll look like when you take it out again, read on for our top self storage tips for summer.
1. Protect Your Belongings From the Heat
When renting a storage unit over the summer, be sure your belongings won’t be damaged by the heat. Heat and humidity can be very damaging, and this is why you may want a storage unit with climate control. A climate controlled storage unit keeps temperature and humidity levels in a safe range so that your belongings can stay cool all summer long.
There are several items that need special attention in storage, particularly those sensitive to temperature fluctuations and humidity. These items need climate-controlled storage, read more.
2. Protect Yourself From the Heat
If you’re going to be making frequent trips to your storage unit over the summer, consider strategizing when you visit your storage unit. BTA Self Storage offers access from 6 am to 10 pm seven days a week, so for the trips to your storage unit that involve lots of time outside, arrive as early in the morning or late in the day as possible to avoid the hot sun. If the day you’re planning on visiting your storage unit falls in the midst of a heat wave, be safe and postpone.
3. Unload Seasonal Items
A summer storage unit is the perfect place for your late spring cleaning spree belongings or your winter seasonal items. Before filling your storage unit, open every drawer, look on the high shelves, venture into the attic, check outdoor storage bins and scour the garage. It’s no fun to think you’re done decluttering, only to find your collection of Christmas ornaments creatively hidden.
4. Plan for Vacation
If you’re going to be going on vacation or away for any length of time, don’t let bills get in the way of having fun this summer. When you’re filling out that lease for the summer, talk to our BTA Self Storage friendly employees about options for payment. You can pay online, pay several months in advance or set up automatic payments. Figure it out before you’re in vacation mode, and leave your financial worries behind when you get on that flight or cruise ship.
5. Reserve Early
Summer is a busy time for the self storage industry. Don’t leave renting until the last minute. If you make your self storage plans as soon as you realize that you need a storage unit, you’ll get exactly what you want. And with online reservations, you can rent a storage unit in just a few clicks, that way you can get packing, get storing and get on with your summer vacation.
Ready to store your belongings this summer?
Reserve your unit today: https://btastorage.com/reserve or call us at (972) 771-3761.