If you like to work in your yard and garden, you may have a lot of tools that crowd the space in your garage. You might contemplate building a shed to store all of your lawn equipment, but you never have enough time to do it. A good alternative is to rent a self-storage unit. Here's why a storage unit is a good place to keep your lawn and garden equipment.
Your Garage Will Have More Room
An important reason to move your lawn equipment to a different storage space is so you can reclaim space in your garage. It's not fun to have a garage crammed full of things, and it makes it difficult to find what you want. When you rent a storage unit, you can rent one with enough space to store and care for your equipment properly.
You Can Rent Monthly
You don't have to commit to long-term storage with a self-storage unit. Terms are usually monthly. If it's more convenient to keep your mower and other equipment in your garage during the summer, you can take everything out of the storage unit so you don't have to pay for it until you take everything back in the winter.
However, if you find you like the extra space in your garage, you may want to keep your unit all year and keep most of your things in it, like a tiller that you may only use once a year, and keep your mower with you at home during the summer.
Your Equipment Will Be Protected
When you rent a self-storage unit, you'll always have a place where your things will be protected from the rain and wind. Plus, storage facilities usually have good security features so you know your equipment will be safe. You'll probably need to supply your own lock, so be sure to buy one that can't be cut easily for the best security.
You Can Rent A Small Unit
You may think a self-storage unit is a little excessive for your lawn equipment, but you don't have to rent a large unit unless you just need one. Small storage units are about the size of a large closet. That could be the perfect size to store a riding mower, push mower, tiller, and assortment of hand tools.
You're always in charge since you pay monthly and you can leave at any time, so you may want to start with a small unit and switch to a bigger one later if you want to add other household possessions to the unit. For more information on self-storage, contact a professional near you.