Winter is a majestic time of snow and ice – for about the first week. Afterward, the reality of colder temperatures sets in. Dangerous travel, white-packed driveways, and freezing nights. Snow – while lovely – makes things plenty harder. If you’re planning a move or storing items for the season, you know this fact all too well.
Road hazards, travel complications, and difficulty planning are just a handful of issues one can encounter when storing things during the cold season. Fortunately, Mobile Attic offers various solutions via portable storage! Here are a few ways mobile pods can help you store things during winter time, along with some tips to keep your inventory needs headache-free.
1 – Location
A big part of winter packing is location. As temperature drops, objects are affected by the freezing weather. For instance, it’s not safe to have electronics near cold windows. In the case of putting things away, mechanical parts or things adversely modified by freezing weather need protection.
A pod allows you to select what you need and put in a location free from temperature exposure and other hazards.
2 – Coverage
Whether using traditional storage methods or a pod, it’s a good idea to make sure your items are wrapped and covered well. This prevents intrusion of cold air – and depending on where you take the items – damage caused by snow and/or ice.
3 – Planning
Portable pods mean you can have storage come to you. However, if you’re outside a service area or need to make a trip yourself, there are a few things to keep in mind. Obviously, the first is to check the weather and plan around times where it’s dry and sunny.
It’s also worth looking at routes and travel options with low traffic. Snow and ice already cause numerous delays on their own, so throwing traffic into the mix doesn’t help.
4 – Business
Companies can also benefit from portable wintertime storage. There’s likely plenty of stock which needs rotation during the colder seasons, and not just related to the holiday. Since you need to have stock changed as soon as possible, utilizing portable storage pods to transport relevant inventory to and from the business is a massive time saver.
It’s also great for when the colder temperatures eventually change. Imagine needing to shift inventory for Spring, but doing so manually. This requires time, labor, and rented space, versus a portable pod. The pod comes to you, provides convenient access to store items, and cuts down on labor/travel.
5 – Outdoors
What if you’re planning an event, get together, or party for outside? Transporting electronic equipment and cables can be both tiresome and hazardous, depending on the methods chosen. But again, portable storage provides an accessible utility for said winter events, while making clean-up easier and safer. There are lots of risks involved when dealing with snow and ice, so the last thing you want is to bring said risk to storage.
Winter and cold already bring enough challenges, so don’t let it hassle your storage and moving needs! If you need additional information about storage pods, you can find out more on Mobile Attic.