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No-Nonsense Storage Tips and Strategies

Want to organise your storage unit? Want to decide what to store? Want to read tips on buying other people's storage units? Regardless of what you hope to learn about storage, I want to share it here. Hi, my name is Chelsea, and as an avid collector who has almost always lived in small spaces, I have had to hire countless storage units. Now, I want to share knowledge from my experiences with you. Please, explore these blog posts -- I hope they will help you. When I'm not writing here or in my journal, I curate my collections. I have a number of collections, but my favourites are my mid-century modern doll furniture collection and my circa 1980's Disney wrist watch collection. Enjoy reading!


Choosing What Goes into Your Outdoor Storage Shed

Your house may not always be big enough to accommodate all your storage needs. With time, you acquire new things, and there comes the need to decongest the house, especially when your belongings make it hard to keep the house looking tidy. If you are looking for a creative way to create extra storage space, you should consider building an outdoor storage shed. Here are some things that can be kept in your storage shed after it is ready for use.

Seasonal items

You shouldn't keep items in your house that are only used once in a while. Be it Christmas decorations or winter recreational items like skis, these seasonal items don't need to be stored in your house for that long. You can lock them up in your outdoor storage shed until the time you will need to use them again.

Vintage possessions

Do you have an old-fashioned car you need to cling to because it is simply no longer found on the market? With the right preparations, a storage shed will help you keep the vehicle in good shape (that's if you don't have a garage or carport). When thinking about the foundation of the shed, for instance, you may have to install a concrete slab so that you won't have to park the car on wet surfaces, which can cause tires to become worn if left to stand on water for a long time.


You can protect machinery such as lawn mowing machines from the harsh conditions outside by putting them in a storage shed. Properly stored machinery will serve you for an extended period because it will be sheltered from the inclement elements such as the hot sun and heavy rain or snow. This will make key performance components like bearings, belts, and hoses all last a bit longer.

Items of sentimental value

If you or your kids have grown too big for certain possessions but you are not willing to lose them, you will need to keep them away until you are ready to hand them down. An outdoor storage shed is a nice place to store the birthday presents you have given your kids over the years or those clothes they can no longer fit in anymore. Therefore, you can keep items that are of great sentimental value in an outdoor storage shed.

If you'd prefer to avoid the hassle of building your own shed or if your property is too small for one, you can rent a storage shed at a local facility and utilize it for the same purposes.