Storing Your Belongings in Winter

Last week, the UK was hit by a snowstorm. Covering a lot of the country in ice and plunging us into low temperatures. This winter weather can be pretty harsh on your belongings when not stored properly. That’s why the team at Store That London Docklands have put together a list of top tips to securely store your belongings in the winter.

Make sure everything you store is clean - When putting away your valuables for winter, to minimise the chance of damaging your belongings. It’s important that you make sure everything is clean and prepared for use when it’s out of storage. If you choose to place dirty items into storage. It will cause the paint or fabric of your valuables to deteriorate over time.

Use cotton or wool sheets as covers - Once you have moved your belongings into the storage unit. Make sure you have the right covers to protect your items from damage. Unfortunately, vinyl and plastic covers will trap moisture and water inside, harming the items if stored for a long time. Instead, use a moving blanket as they absorb the moisture in the air. This is particularly important during the winter where precipitation is at its highest.

Keep electronics off the ground - If you’re storing anything that has an electrical component to it. It is important to keep those items off the ground. As the ground is colder than the temperature in the unit. Any electronics or batteries left sitting on the cold ground will not work at all or work as well when you use them again.

In the winter, storing your belongings in a self-storage unit can be a great deal of help. And improve your peace of mind during this period. But it’s worth to keep in mind the above storage tips so you can stop worrying about your belongings suffering the wrath of winter.

Not only do Store That provide high quality yet affordable storage units in E14. We make it our priority to protect our storage units against environmental factors. Including the winter weather. All of our storage units are covered by 24-hour CCTV protection as well as in-house security guards to keep your belongings safe.

If you have any further questions regarding our services. Feel free to call our friendly team members today on, 020 7515 1300.