Longer days and sunnier weather signify the arrival of spring, and while you may be looking forward to barbecuing and working in the garden, one of your first priorities will be to spend some time organizing your house for the change in season. As you begin to think about packing your winter items away for the year, it's worthwhile to consider your storage needs. If you find it arduous to make space to store things around your home, leasing a locker at a local self-storage center may be the answer for you. This way, you can store a bunch of your winter items so they won't clutter your home until you need them. Here are some suggestions.

Snow Removal Equipment

If you have a single-car garage, the snow removal gear that you only use for a handful of months throughout the year can unnecessarily clutter the space when it's unneeded. A selection of shovels, a roof rake, bags of sand and salt, and other equipment that you use to clear your driveway and make it safe to walk on can easily be transported to your storage locker. If you have a snow blower, you may also wish to think about storing it in this manner. It's a little more work to get to the storage center, but you'll end up with much more room in your garage until you need it next winter.

Winter Apparel

Winter apparel can take up a lot of space in your cupboard, especially if you have children. Multiple pairs of snow pants, jackets, gloves, hats, boots, scarves, and other winter clothing can either be kept in your cupboard throughout the year or put into boxes and stored in your basement or garage. In either scenario, these items will take up a lot of your storage room. Given that you won't need them again for several months, it's a better idea to load everything into boxes and store them in your storage locker.

Snow Tires

Snow tires can take up a significant amount of space in your garage, so they're worth storing in your storage unit. Whether you remove the tires yourself or hire a mechanic to do the job, bag them up afterward and transport them to your storage unit. You'll appreciate not having to climb around them in your garage throughout the spring and summer. When late fall arrives, you can go get the tires and get them back onto your vehicle for the coming bad weather.

For more information about what you can store in a rented storage pace, talk with local storage facilities, like Budget Rent-A-Space.