It is almost summer and it’s time to bring out our canoes, bikes and camping gear and prepare for some fun. For the inhabitants of the British capital, this means its time to pay a visit to their self-storage as most London homes are quite small. Owning or renting a place outside your home where you can store all seasonal equipment and tool you don’t need on a daily basis 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 storage units and we will share some with them with you. So let’s get your summer gear out and teach you how to properly store your winter sports equipment.
The number one rule for storing skis is that you need to wax them before placing them away for the summer. This will create a protective layer on top of the metal ski bottoms and prevent them from rusting. Here is what you need to do:
Your storage must be dry, and you need to able to control the temperature to avoid damaging the surface of your skis.
Ski boots much like regular shoes need to be cleaned and washed 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, you need to remember to buckle all of the hooks to prevent the plastic from losing its shape. After all is done place the boots in a box, plastic crate or a bag. Do not place anything on top of them when you rearranging them in your London 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 al additional equipment like helmets, protective gear, goggles. Our storage experts have a couple of good tips for them:
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.
You need to sharpen the blades and wax 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.
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