How to Prepare Your Storage Unit for Winter

How to Prepare Your Storage Unit for Winter

Don’t let the cold slow you down! Be prepared this winter and store your items in our climate-controlled storage units for added protection and warmth that a regular storage unit won’t give you. Our heated environment is perfect for harsh and freezing winters during the offseason, with little preparation needed on your end.

Use Storage Blankets/Avoid Boxes

Get your decor on this holiday season by storing away any summer paintings or wall art and wrapping them with storage blankets. You will also benefit from keeping the critters away by renting a climate-controlled unit this way. If you are not planning on renting one, you will want to avoid storing these items in cardboard boxes and opt for plastic bins instead, so pests won’t get to them as easy.

Keep Items off the Floor

A change to cold weather means that cold floors can affect the things you lay on top of it. Substances like condensation, moisture or unintended spills can get to the bottom of furniture pieces, wood or musical instruments. Keep your items off the cold floor by laying a palette box down or a plastic covering under it. You can also use hanging racks for items like wine and clothes. The trick is not to let items touch the floor as snow or ice melts and can leave a flood situation. By choosing climate-controlled units, you won’t have to worry about this problem because the unit is automatically heated to the correct temperature.

Drain Fuel from Recreational Vehicles

Remember that we offer RV and boat storage that include covered and protected bays for those long winter months. Be sure to drain the fuel from your recreational vehicles for proper storage maintenance. Also, remove any batteries so that there is no corrosion. Covers are best for keeping your vehicles from rusting, away from dust and protecting your vehicles from harsh weather conditions like hail. Choose covers with proper ventilation, especially if you are planning on doing long-term storage.


With the company over for the holidays, you want to attend your guests and make them feel at home. Make space for them by adequately storing away items that you don’t need during the winter months and expand your garage for extra parking. Winter comes with other elements besides snow and ice, such as water and humidity. Protect your items with a smoother storage process and choose a climate-controlled storage unit as a worry-free option. You will also find the comfort to access your unit in a warm setting if you need too during those long winter days.


We have units from small to large, that are climate controlled. You may only need us for a few months, or you may find that our units fit your long-term plans. Give us a call or come see us, and protect your treasures! Beltline and Security Stor-Alls are located in Mobile, Alabama, for all your storage needs! Check out Beltline and Security on Facebook, or visit us online at www.StorAlls.com

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