Winter is coming. And we don’t mean it as a reference to a beloved series, we mean it seriously. As the snow approaches, no one in Utah outruns the negatives of the storms. Utah weather patterns, although delightful for winter sports, can be a nightmare for moving or packing up a storage unit. You shouldn’t have to wait till the Wasatch thaws before you’re able to make the most out of your self-storage unit, however!
At Apex, we have a great amount of experience dealing with unpredictable weather and how it affects those who store with us. We want to make self-storage easier, whether you’re traveling to us through the snowy sludge of Magna or the slick roads of Sandy. We’re here to help! Here are a few of our top winter tips to make life a little easier.
Climate-Controlled Units are a Lifesaver
In the spring and summer, most Apex users don’t have to worry much about storing their belongings in our traditional units, but come winter, getting the items they need becomes a real bother. And it’s not sure a bother for you, many items stored in units aren’t keen on being stored in spaces that can have drastic humidity and temperature changes.
This is why we always suggest climate-controlled units for those who have items that tend to be more sensitive to the cold. Instruments, stored wooden and leather furniture, even documents can be negatively affected. If your belongings need that extra care, it is likely worth the investment.
Dress Warmly and Pay Attention to Surroundings
At Apex, we make sure the aisles to every storage unit are plowed and de-iced for your protection. We’ve all been there, walking down a sidewalk or step and a foot on an icy patch leads to a nasty bruise, or worse, a trip to the hospital. Going back and forth between your storage unit should never make you feel at risk. However, in the winter, maybe more so than ever, is I time to pay attention to your surroundings as well as your comfort level.
If you have an outdoor self-storage unit, dress appropriately for the weather, especially if you know you’ll be exposed to the elements for quite some time. Pay attention for rogue ice patches, wear shoes with good traction, and drive slowly down the aisles.
Plan for a Seasonal Storage Switch
If you use our units to store seasonal items, make a plan to make a seasonal storage switch. Back the belongings, decor, or clothing you know you only use in the spring and summer and have them ready for your next storage unit trip. Easily make the switch!
Grab all your winter gear, holiday decorations, and winter activity equipment and safely pack away the summer all in one go. Not only does this save you time, but it saves you from any future disorder and clutter that easily builds when you try and keep all seasons in your home.
First time using a storage unit during a Utah winter? If you need more tips or advice from our team, feel free to give us a call. We’ve been through some brutal winters, and we understand how to make the best of them!