Six Items to Put in Storage Now

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Fall is around the corner—yikes, we’re sad too—and soon you won’t have the need for many of your warm weather items. It’s time to schedule a seasonal trip to your storage unit and put away some of your summer items. Here are five things that can be put away until Memorial Day:
 

Beach Supplies

Boogie boards, kayaks, beach towels, umbrellas and the likes will soon need to be retired. Make sure all items are dry before storing them, so they don’t mold or deteriorate while packed away.
 

Gardening Supplies

As soon as temperatures start dipping you’ll need to start ridding yourself of your perennial plants. Recycle the plants and put away the pots, extra soil and all the other tools related to this spring and summertime activity.
 

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Patio Furniture

You will likely have another month or two to use your patio furniture but sooner or later, you won’t be able to sit outside and must prepare to store this stuff.  Clean and dry everything and use dust covers to ensure your furniture stays dirt-free and is ready to go next year when you take it out.
 

Camping Gear

Unless you’re one of those winter camping types—and kudos to you if you are—it’ll soon be time to put away your tent, sleeping bag, lantern, backpack and all the other gear that gets your closer to nature. Putting your camping goods in clearly marked boxes will help you grab them if you decide on a last minute cold-weather trip to the great outdoors.
 

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Summer Shoes

In with the boots and out with the open toed shoes: It’s time to put away our favorite summer footwear. From sandals to water shoes to flip flops, it’s almost time to retire warm weather shoes. We’re sad too, but such is living on the Northeast.  If you have shoeboxes, nicely store your footwear in their own containers so that they stay in good shape for the next several months.
 

Summer Clothes

Goodbye sundresses and shorts. We will miss you and all your fun and happy colors. Put away summer clothes you won’t use. Make sure they are clean and dry and store them in lidded plastic bins to ensure critters or moisture doesn’t damage them.
 

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