End of Summer Clean Out: Storing your Summer Gear

One day soon, summer will begin to wind to a close and all of your summer gear will need to be stored away. Using a self storage unit is probably the most convenient way to store your seasonal toys and decorations, both for the simplicity and to reduce clutter at home.

End of Summer Clean Out: Storing your Summer Gear

Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall

Getting ready for seasonal events is easier when all you have to do is call up a buddy with a truck to swap out your holiday items. You will be needing a leaf blower more than a lawn blower in the coming weeks, and you can trade in your summer toys for the traditional tools of autumn. With the right size storage unit, you can rotate your seasonal tools and toys as you go, keeping all of it safe until you need it again.

Room for Everything

The end of summer means that you probably have a lot of stuff around the house you are not going to be using much for a while. Pool cleaning equipment, the BBQ grill, floats, noodles, and snorkels, lawn and garden equipment; these are only a few of the many things that can be stored away from the house to reduce clutter and increase safety. Make sure you get a large enough storage unit for everything you need to store and fill it up at your leisure.

Easy Access Storage

No matter how well you plan out your needs, there is going to be a weekend project which calls for something you have in storage. With Abba Self & RV Storage, you can drop by and pick up whatever you need whenever you would like, without having to find a place to keep things in the garage. The end of summer cuts down on the things you need outside, but having them within easy reach year-round is still important.

Abba Self & RV Storage has a storage unit perfect for every need, from climate controlled units to outdoor RV and trailer slots. We are conveniently located near Buchanan Field, just past the curve on Solano Way. Contact us today!

This article originally appeared on Abba Self & RV Storage’s blog at: https://www.abbastorage.com/end-of-summer-clean-out-storing-your-summer-gear/.

Unique Uses for Storage Units

storage unit can be used for all sorts of things – if you are willing to be a little creative. From an accountant’s office to warehousing, storage units are perfect for many tasks. Keep in mind, however, that the storage unit owner may have specific rules about how their units can be used, including things such limitations as marks on the floors or paint on the walls.

Accountant’s Office

If your work entails going to someone’s else’s property to crunch numbers, balance books, or simply do a little data input, a storage unit might provide you with all the office you need. With plenty of room for a desk and a file cabinet, your smartphone, a laptop, and a wireless broadband connection are all you need to stay connected and get your work done in relative solitude.

Arts and Crafts

Hobbies always seem to require more and more space for the supplies and projects you want to get started on. With a storage unit from Abba Self Storage, you can organize your supplies any way you wish and still have plenty of room to work on larger tasks. From drawing and painting to furniture building and woodworking, having the room to get started may be the only thing holding you back, and a storage unit is the solution you are looking for.

Gatherings and Meetings

From book clubs to wildlife lovers, having a place for like-minded people to get together and share experiences is always a great idea. Storage units can be selected for their centralized location, or simply as a neutral location for members to meet, share notes and photos, or maintain a collection of items for display. If your organization also holds fundraisers and other events, a storage unit could double as actual storage for your gear between events.

Dance and Fitness

With the right storage unit, your health and fitness regime can take place when you want. Units with 24 hour access give you the opportunity and privacy for dance lessons, practicing a new cheer team routine, or getting together with friends for yoga and other exercise programs. After practice, storing your gear is as easy as designating a storage place inside the unit, and the beauty of individual access codes means you will always know who has been coming and going.

Mini Warehousing

Small business and online sales may require you to have a minimal amount of warehouse space available. Abba Self Storage units are perfect for storing landscaping equipment, building up an inventory for eBay or Amazon sales, and more.  Our storage units can be applied however they best suit the customer, so long as the unit is used for legal and legitimate purposes. If you have a non-standard use in mind, contact us, and we will certainly assist you as we are able to do so.

This article originally appeared on Abba Self & RV Storage’s blog at: http://www.abbastorage.com/unique-uses-storage-units/.

Can You Make Money at a Storage Auction?

If you have ever watched a show like Storage Wars, you may have questioned whether the adventures of blindly bidding on what is in a storage unit can actually lead to making money.

Thanks to these reality shows, storage auctions have become a big deal across America. Many amateurs set out hoping that their bid wins them a pile of, but for everyday people are storage auctions really profitable?

Can You Make Money from Storage Auctions

The answer to this question totally depends on what is in a storage unit and that can be hard to know. You don’t get a preview or time to leisurely walk through a unit, spotting all the wonderful things you can sell. What you do get is a quick glimpse from outside the unit right before the bidding starts.

Whether you make money from what is in a storage unit will depend on what you can quickly sum up from a quick preview.

Clues that Items in a Storage Unit Might Be Worth Something

There are some things you can do when that storage unit opens to give you a better idea if what is in a storage unit might be valuable.

Take a flashlight and look at as much as you can before bidding.

  • Breathe in. You can tell by the smell of the unit if things are rotting or water damaged in a storage unit or if the owner may have been a smoker.
  • Get a look at anything that is lying out in the open. If these items are valuable chances are there are other valuables hidden away.
  • Look for professional moving boxes, professional movers are expensive and there is a higher chance that things in the boxes may be valuable.
  • Be sure to note whether the items and boxes look well cared for or not. There is a better chance that items are in a good condition if the unit looks well cared for.

If things look good in a storage unit, take a chance, just remember to have a set budget before going into a bidding war and be sure to stick with it. Once you have access to the unit you can have items appraised to see what they are worth.

Like anything, the more units you view and bid on the more experience you Our large self storage facility offers flexible storage solutions and lease terms. Contact Abba Storage today to find out more about our self storage property.

This article originally appeared on Abba Storage’s blog.