Self-Storage is Your Seasonal, Clutter-Free Solution - All Year Long! | Morningstar Storage

Self-storage is always a help when it comes to storing items you’re not currently using — that’s why so many people depend on our facilities to keep their spaces as organized as possible. Whether you’re in the process of moving, heading off to college, leaving for deployment, spring cleaning, or remodeling a part of your home, a temporary storage solution is a great option to consider. Here are a few ways you can utilize a storage unit throughout the year.

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Summer Storage Solutions

Summertime often flies by before we know it. Between school letting out for summer vacation, lots of extra time spent outdoors, and much-awaited home renovation projects kicking off, it seems like we blink and it’s the fall. 

Here are some ways you can utilize a self-storage unit this summer to make your days that much simpler:

  • College Dorm Storage: If your child is currently enrolled in university and doesn’t want to move all of their items to your basement during the short summer break, a storage unit located near their college is a great choice to save on moving costs. 
  • Home Renovations Help: Looking to dive into a DIY or professional remodeling project this summer? Get some of your furniture and things out of the way, and protect your items from potential damage that could occur around power tools.
  • Moving Space: The summertime is an exceptionally popular point of the year to move — why not leverage a storage unit to help with the transition? 

Not all storage solutions are made equal. Beware of utilizing non-temperature-controlled or climate-controlled storage, as these options can rise in temperature during the hotter months and introduce humidity and moisture into the space. Depending on what you’re storing in the unit, this could result in mildew, mold growth, and attracting other pests. Consider climate-controlled storage to keep all of your items in pristine condition, regardless of the time of year or weather. 

Fall Storage Solutions

It’s time to put away all the fun, summer items you got to enjoy over the warmer months. Anything from beach toys and gear, lawn and gardening equipment, summer clothing, and pool floats to larger items like paddleboards, surfboards, canoes, kayaks, jet skis, and even bigger boats.

If you’re considering storing your boat during the off-season in dry storage or in a wet slip, Morningstar Marinas has the perfect solution that will fit your exact needs. 

Here are just a few of the options we offer:

Dry Storage: Store your boat on a multi-level rack in a completely enclosed building or on an outdoor rack system under a covered roof. Anytime you want to use your boat, our staff will lift and launch it before retrieving and returning it to storage using our large marine forklifts. 

Wet Slips: Looking for an in-water dockage solution? All of our transient, seasonal, and annual wet slips come equipped with electric, water, and WiFi hookups for ultimate convenience. Plus, these slips are carefully monitored and secure to keep your boat safe at all times. 

We also offer winterization and de-winterization services, to keep your boat in tip-top shape, all year long. 

Winter Storage Solutions

Now that the colder months have arrived, it might be time to put away a variety of things that shouldn’t be left out to brave the cold. This could include: 

  • Grill or barbeque
  • Lawn tools such as a lawnmower, leaf blower, weed wacker, etc.
  • All seasonal patio furniture, including cushions, umbrellas, and other seasonal decor
  • Bikes
  • Scooters
  • Outdoor kid’s toys

 If you’re running low on storage space at home, a nearby storage unit is a great option to keep these seasonal items out of the way but close enough to grab in a pinch. 

It’s also prime time to store some of those expensive and important “toys” you have, such as motorcycles, RVs, trailers, classic or antique cars, etc.

For vehicle storage, you’ll have a few options to consider:

Uncovered Outdoor Storage: Safe and secure storage option but will still have your vehicle out in the elements. 

Covered Outdoor Storage: Keep your vehicle away from direct sunlight and precipitation, but still outside where it can be susceptible to whatever the wind blows.

Indoor Storage: The best option for classic or antique cars with high value, as it’s kept indoors and away from outside elements that could impact the vehicle over time. 

Spring Storage Solutions

It’s time for a little spring cleaning! Pack away that bulky winter gear like heavy coats, scarves, gloves, hats, and winter boots, and make room for the spring clothing you’ll soon be filling your closet full of. 

It’s also a good time to put away any seasonal decor, such as Christmas decorations, outdoor lights, and Christmas tree stands. While you’re at it, you can pack up that snow removal equipment — those shovels and snowblowers aren’t needed right now!

Let’s not forget about your fun-filled winter gear, such as cross-country skis, snowshoes, and snowmobiles. Be sure to carefully clean your items of any residual salt or dampness before putting them into the storage space. 

Also, if you are a small business owner and in need of a way to spread out your business operations, a storage unit can be a great asset! We offer a cost-effective, flexible solution to expand your storefront, organize inventory, and increase your overall business capabilities. Learn more about how you can leverage a storage unit to expand your small business. 

Morningstar Storage: Here for You, All Year Long

Let our storage units be your belongings’ home away from home, no matter the time of year or season of life. With over 80 locations spread all across the States, Morningstar Storage’s dedicated team is ready to address any questions you might have about optimizing your self-storage space. From helping you get things set up with packing supplies and boxes to finding the perfect unit to fit your needs, Morningstar Storage has the entire storage process covered for you. Learn more and get started, today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I pay? Can I pay online?

    We have several ways that you can pay, and they are all FEE FREE! Online, by phone, in- person, or auto-pay. We strongly suggest using the ACH Autopay method. It safely and automatically transfers your payment directly to us for an always on time payment from your checking account on the first of every month. If you wish to pay online, you will need to create an account with the original email you used to reserve your unit, as well as your unit number.
  • Do you prorate in and out?

    Absolutely! We do not want you to have to pay for any days in the month that you’re not storing with us! For instance, if you sign your lease on the 11th of the month, your first payment is only for the 11th through the end of the month. On your move-out, we only ask that you give us a 10 day notice and that you vacate no later than the 15th. If you abide by those two easy rules, we will refund you for the entire second half of the month!
  • Do I have to stay a certain amount of time?

    At Morningstar you are never locked in to a long term lease. Stay as long or as little as your needs apply. We offer month to month leases with prorating in and out.
  • Do I need Insurance?

    If it’s worth storing then it must be worth protecting! We offer low-cost coverage for most of life’s mishaps for as little as 40 cents a day. So, even in the unlikely event that you will ever have a claim, it’s comforting to know that the coverage that we can offer protects your belongings in transit on the way to our facility, and there is never a deductible.
  • Do you require a deposit to hold a unit?

    We do not require a deposit to hold a unit for you.

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