Stress-Free Holiday Prep: Colorado Springs Winter Organizing Tips

A woman holding a box of gloves and hats for the winter weather.

When temperatures drop and the snow begins to fall, it’s time to start preparing your home for the weather and holidays in the months ahead. As short-sleeve shirts are phased out for heavy coats, preparing for a cozy and stress-free winter starts with organizing your space efficiently. 

A self storage unit from Storage King USA gives you the flexibility to keep your essential items on hand while everything is tucked away and at the ready. Our storage experts are here to help you learn all the ways you can make the most of your space this winter so your home can stay ready for you, your friends, and your family. Let’s go outside to get started. 

Winter Home Organization: Outdoors

As you prepare for the winter, we recommend you begin by assessing everything relating to the outside of your home. We’re talking about patio furniture, yard equipment, bicycles, and any other items that are useful in the summer but take a back seat when the cooler weather comes around. 

Not only can you save space in your garage by keeping these seasonal supplies in a storage unit over the winter, but this is also a vital step in protecting your outdoor items. Keep an eye out for materials that are susceptible to damage in unstable temperatures. Below are a couple of items to consider for storage.

A frozen hose left outside in the cold winter temperatures.
  • Hoses. Most hoses are not designed to handle freezing temperatures, which can cause them to crack. 
  • Batteries. From power tools to your children’s outdoor toys, batteries can become brittle in the winter and potentially leak.
  • Paint. Cans of paint can freeze and become unusable, even if left in your garage. 
  • Sports equipment. Basketballs, tennis rackets, and leather baseball gloves are just a few of the items that can warp, crack, or deteriorate in the cold.

Store these delicate outdoor items in a temperature-controlled storage unit to keep them in a stable temperature range so you can open up room in your garage or shed for shovels, sleds, snowblowers, and everything else you need outside this winter. 

Winter Home Organization: Indoors

Once the outside of your home is prepped, it’s time to look indoors. Begin by decluttering common areas and donating items you no longer need. Organize your winter gear, such as coats, scarves, and gloves, in an accessible location like a hall closet. If you need more room, consider installing hooks or a designated coat rack to keep these items within reach.

Many people find that they simply don’t have enough space for their bulky jackets, hats, gloves, and snow boots. Couple that with your heavy comforters and the fact that most people tend to wear extra layers of clothing in the winter, so you’ll soon be dealing with a fully packed closet.

Bulky winter jackets take up space inside a coat closet.

Luckily, these are the situations where Storage King USA shines. Our wide selection of storage units allows you to find the right amount of space to hold everything from a few boxes of summer clothing to an entire bed set with room to spare. Use our self storage size guide to help you find the right fit for your winter storage needs. 

Colorado Springs Holiday Storage Tips

Holiday decorations can be a charming way to bring your home into the holiday spirit. But when you’re not putting them up, taking them down, or enjoying them from your yard, where should you keep them? Give these strategies a try to keep your decorations in good condition all year long.

  • Ornament storage. Invest in ornament storage containers with dividers to prevent breakage and tangling. Consider storing delicate ornaments in their original packaging for added protection.
  • Light organization. Keep holiday lights tangle-free by winding them around pieces of cardboard or using specialized light storage reels. Label each strand to easily identify specific colors or lengths.
  • Inflatable decorations. Deflate and store holiday inflatables indoors to prevent damage from freezing temperatures. Keep them in a cool, dry place to avoid mold or mildew growth.
  • Holiday candles. Store holiday-scented candles in a cool, dark place to preserve their fragrance. Keep them away from direct sunlight, which can cause colors to fade.

These in-home storage strategies are just as helpful inside your storage unit, and with drive-up access, you can easily drop off and pick up your boxes and bins for every holiday of the year. You only need to decorate your home for one holiday at a time, so keep your holiday decorations out of the way and ready for use for every season. 

Stay Prepared for the Year Ahead With Storage King USA

These holiday decluttering tips can help you stay organized during the hustle and bustle of the festive season, but when you just don’t have room for storage in your home, the best solution is self storage.

A self storage unit from Storage King USA can clear the room you need so your home can stay a clean and comfortable living space for you and your family. With a wide range of sizes, our easy-to-use online portal, and on-site customer service, we’ll ensure you’re well equipped to tackle all your storage needs for the entire year.

Take back your breathing room today by giving your seasonal belongings a secure and stable storage environment at a Storage King USA facility near you.

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