With some parts of Texas expecting colder than average temps this winter, it is time to think about how you are going to get through the season and take care of all of your personal belongings. It’s time to think about storage.
You may currently be storing all of those things that won’t fit in your home in your garage or other area outside your home. This may be fine over the summer, but what happens when the weather changes? The leaks start to show and your belongings get damaged by the wet and the cold. In order to keep your belongings safe, no matter how big or small, you will need a weatherproof storage facility to ensure safety and security – at least until the weather improves.
If you are local, then Dallas self storage facilities will be the perfect place to store your things; alternatively a Lewisville or Coppell storage facility would be a better option if closer to you – you don’t want to move your belongings too far away if you are planning on using them over winter.
So what do you need to store over winter?
If you are storing any liquids you will need to store them in a temperature controlled room. Remember, you may have novelty items such as snow globes or children’s toys that will be damaged if they freeze.
If you are storing items with batteries they will lose their power very quickly in the extreme cold. Electronics will also become damaged if they get damp so they must also be kept dry. A climate-controlled storage unit will be perfect for storing your electronics.
The cold winter may make any glass items you are storing brittle and prone to breakage. Remember to wrap them up well to keep them away from the cold and you will avoid coming back to broken vases, ornaments, and glass.
Storing a vehicle can be a difficult job over winter. You may not be able to find a storage facility that offers a climate-controlled unit suitable for a vehicle of any size, so it is important to carry out a complete check of your vehicle before and after you store it. Remove any excess liquids in your car such as windshield wiper fluid, to reduce any damage that may be caused by the liquid freezing.
Once you take your car out of storage in the spring you may be met with a flat battery, deflated tires or burst pipes. Make sure you check all of these before you drive your car away.
So if you are going to store any of these items over winter, just remember to choose a reputable storage facility such as North Texas Self Storage to ensure your items will be safe and secure over winter – leaving you to enjoy the snow.