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Monday, 23 November 2015 09:59

Storing Camping Gear

 

As the weather get colder, our summer outdoor activities are put on hold. This means storing your camping gear for the cold winter months. Elite Storage in Logmont, CO will help you find the perfect storage unit for all of your camping gear. To make sure the quality of your gear stays impact through the winter months of storage, here are some steps to help you in the storing process.

 

Tents

In order to keep your tent in working order, it is important to make sure your tent in clean and dry before letting it sit in storage. If weather permits, set up your tent at home to make sure every surface, inside and out, is dry. Once the tent is dry, clean out the tent of any remaining dirt or plant life. By taking the time to make sure your tent is clean and dry you prevent the growth of unwanted mold and mildew.

 

Sleeping Bags

Sleeping bags can easily get dirty and trap unwanted materials in its folds. After your camping trip, shake out your sleeping bag and undo all the zippers and folds to make sure all the dirt is out of it. Washing your sleeping bag in a front loading washing machine before storing it is highly recommended. Hang it to dry on a hanger or lying flat. Make sure the sleeping bag is completely dry and placed in its sack before storing.

 

Camping Accessories

Camping accessories can be anything from electronics to cooking utensils. You want to ensure the cleanliness of these items as well. Removing batteries from flashlights, GPS devices, or other battery powered electronics will help protect them from potential corrosion. You can store all the batteries together in a plastic bag near your camping electronics to have them ready for your next camping adventure. When it comes to cooking utensils make sure they are scrubbed clean and don’t have any remaining food particles. By placing all cooking gear in a duffle bag or storage bins will not only keep it safe in storage, but will allow for easiness in preparing for your next adventure.

 

Going back to your storage unit throughout the winter months is recommended. This way you can make sure your items are still in pristine condition. Take time to shake out sleeping bags and rearrange camping gear to make sure there is no risk of corrosion or falling. Elite Storage in Longmont, CO has the perfect storage units for all of your storage needs. We can help you keep all of your summer camping gear safe and ready to go. If you have any questions about our units please call our friendly customer service representatives today.

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Friday, 23 October 2015 10:28

Tips for Packing Clothes

If you’re packing clothes away for Longmont CO storage or are planning a vacation in the near future, you may be looking for some tips to get the most out of your space. Clothing can take up quite a bit of room but there are several things you can do to really get the most of a box or a suitcase. Here are some of our favorite tips for packing away clothing.

 

Stuff Shoes

Shoes often take up more room than anything else in a box or suitcase but they have lots of empty space inside. Stuff smaller items such as underwear and socks inside your shoes. This especially comes in handy when traveling. This will also prevent your shoes from getting crushed in Longmont CO storage. You can also put small accessories such as jewelry inside of your shoes.

Roll Your Clothing

Clothing takes up much less space when it’s tightly rolled rather than being folded. Tightly roll all of the clothes that are small enough to roll such as t-shirts and other non-stiff clothing items. Then lay them out in rows squeezed against each other. This also helps your clothing stay wrinkle-free. Stiffer items such as blazers and dress pants will need to be folded instead and placed above your rolled clothing.

Pack in Layers

Think of your suitcase or storage box as a layered cake by packing different items on different layers. Put your heaviest items such as shoes or winter coats on the very bottom layer. Layer two can be all of your rolled clothing. Layer three can be all of the remaining folded clothing stacked by alternating waists and hems. All of your other personal items can go on the very top layer. You can even use an empty garbage bag to put between your clean and dirty clothes during your travels.

Put Fragile Items in Center

Anything that can easily be broken shouldn’t be just thrown into a box or suitcase without any thought. We suggest putting fragile items in the very center and on the very top of rolled clothing. Other folded clothing can be placed on top of your fragile items (as long as they aren’t too heavy) for that extra layer of protection. Make sure everything is packed in tight so the fragile items don’t roll around while traveling.

 

We hope these tips help you save space when packing. If you need a Longmont CO storage unit, give Elite Storage a call and we’ll get you all set up!

 

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