The summer months are the perfect moment to bring out our canoes, bikes and camping gear and prepare for some fun. For the inhabitants of the British capital, this means it’s time to pay a visit to their self-storage as most London homes are quite small. Owning or renting a place outside your house to store all seasonal equipment and tools you don’t need daily, is a great way to keep your home in order. There are many tips and tricks when it comes to arranging the items in your unit, and we will share some of them with you. So let’s get the summer gear out and teach you how to store your winter sports equipment properly.
The number one rule for storing ski is to wax them before placing them away for the summer. This will create a protective layer on top of their metal bottoms and prevent them from rusting. Here are the steps you need to follow:
Your storage must be dry, and you need to be able to control the temperature to avoid damaging the surface of your ski. If you are at a loss what type of unit to rent check out our complete storage guide. There you can see all the different options you can pick from and decide on the best one for you.
Ski boots much like regular shoes need to be cleaned before they are put away for the summer. Remove the inner part and wash it. Place it back in the boot only after it is completely dried off. When you are getting ready to store your ski boots, remember to buckle all of the hooks to prevent the plastic from losing its shape. After everything is done, put them in a box, plastic crate or a bag. Do not place anything on top of them in your storage.
If you are an adventures type, you may be a snowboard lover. In this case, here is what you need to do:
Much like the ski gear, the snowboard is ideally preserved in a dry, cold place. This makes storage units perfect for the job.
Regardless of the sport, you practise you will need to make space for all additional equipment like helmets, protective gear, goggles. Our storage experts have a couple of tips for them:
If you are interested to find out other packing tips to help you store your items for long periods of time, why not check our ultimate house moving guide. We have listed more than 15 technics you might find useful.
Last but not least, let’s talk about ice skates. Depending on the material they are made of, there are a couple of different approaches when it comes to storing them.
The perfect way to store ice skates is by placing them in a cloth bag, so they can breathe and avoid rust and mould problems.
If you have any questions, you can leave them in the comment section below and our experts will give you some guidance.
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