The snow and cold are no strangers to those in Montrose and Grand Junction. But don’t let that sense of security fool you into not preparing your personal storage for winter. All Secure Storage wants to provide you with a few tips so you can be extra prepared and kick winter in the A.S.S. this year.


About Time to Pack Away Summer Fun in Personal Storage

Summer is coming to a close in Montrose and Grand Junction. That means it’s time to pack away the bike, kayak, and camping equipment until next year. To avoid damaging your summer fun gear, store it in an indoor storage unit at All Secure Storage.

Montrose man packing away summer gear for winter storage

Make sure to label your boxes when packing up your summer gear.

While you can store your stuff in your garage or basement, you may run into a few problems. You might find you’ve run out of space before you even finished storing everything, or you can run into water damage as winter goes on. Don’t ruin your expensive equipment! Put it all in one of our storage units instead and we’ll keep everything safe and dry until the spring.

Forgetting something? How about your grill and patio furniture? Plastic patio furniture can become brittle and break after sitting out in the snow, and wicker and wood furniture should be kept from getting too wet. Give your furniture a good wipe down before storing to avoid any mold or mildew problems. Don’t leave your grill to face the elements either. Clean it thoroughly, remove the propane tank, and place it upright in your unit. This will ensure it stays safe until next barbeque season.


Swapping Warm-Weather Clothes

As the cold weather blows in, out comes the warm sweaters and coats. As you start to put your cold-weather clothes away, you may find your closet getting a little too full. Instead of having your t-shirts and shorts take up space in your closet this winter, pack them up and put them in a personal storage unit.

Wardrobe boxes ready to be put away in winter storage

Wardrobe boxes are essential for winter storage!

Before you start shoving your clothes into boxes, make sure they’re ready to be stored for the next few months. Having dust-free, clean clothes is essential when it comes to storing. Remove any dust and stains before packing your clothes away. If you see a stain on a shirt, don’t make your future self deal with it, especially since it will be extra difficult to remove after a winter packed away.

Making sure you have the right supplies is essential for easy self-storage. Here’s a small list so you can make storing your clothes a breeze:

  • Hangers: If you plan to store your clothes hanging, then selecting sturdy hangers that won’t rust or discolor fabric is a necessity. If you’re going to store skirts and pants, grab some skirt hangers to avoid any creases.
  • Wardrobe boxes: With hangers, comes wardrobe boxes! These will keep your clothes dust, damage, and wrinkle-free.
  • Storage boxes: This may seem unneeded when there are things like wardrobe boxes. However, clothes like knits need to be folded rather than hung to keep their shape. Make sure to grab a few and label them correctly so you don’t lose your clothes.


Safely Storing Summer Vehicles

It’s great to enjoy your motorcycle or ATV when the weather is warm and pleasant. But once the temperature drops, those fun recreational vehicles tend to stay parked until spring. Instead of trying to squeeze your vehicles in your garage or keeping them outside under the tarp, plan on storing them in an All Secure Storage unit instead. We’ve got plenty of different unit sizes, so you’ll be sure to find a space that can fit all your things.

Just because the snow has put off mowing your yard doesn’t mean you get to forget about your lawnmower. While you may not use it for any joy rides, keeping it just as safe as your motorcycle is important. When you store your lawnmower, make sure you remove the spark plug, drain the fuel, and give the mower a good cleaning. Storing it properly will ensure it’s ready to go when the snow melts.


We Make Personal Storage Easy

With these tips, you’ll have an easy time preparing, packing, and storing your things for the winter. With 24/7 access to the facility, you’ll be able to store and get your items whenever you please. You can also rent and reserve your storage unit online, making it easy and safe.

We’re ready to help you store your things for the winter, no matter where you are on the Western Slopes. Come see us today!