Once you’re finally certain it won’t snow again, what do you do with your hefty snow blower? This valuable winter machine can be a hassle to maneuver around when stored in your garage. Instead of keeping it at home, gain additional space for the upcoming spring and summer by storing your snow blower in a storage unit. Self storage is an affordable solution and can be used to store all of your other seasonal items as well.
Finding the Right Unit Size
When you’re looking for a storage unit to store your snow blower, the very first step is to decide what size you need. Almost all snow blowers will fit in a 5x5 storage unit, so this will largely depend on what else you plan on storing. If you’re going to store other seasonal equipment—like holiday decorations or shovels—with your snow blower, you’ll need to take that into consideration. If you need help figuring out the unit size you’ll need, take a look at our helpful size guide.
The self storage industry offers a wide range of amenities to improve your storage experience. Many of these amenities are specific to storing certain belongings and aren’t necessary for all storage users. So what kinds of storage features should you look for when storing your snow blower?
- Drive-up access can make it a lot easier to get your snow blower in and out of your storage unit.
- If you plan on storing your snow blower with gasoline in the tank, you may want to look into climate-controlled storage.
Preparing Your Snow Blower for Storage
In order to maximize the lifespan of your snow blower, you’ll want to do some routine maintenance prior to long-term storage at the end of the winter. Refer to your owner’s manual for the most accurate tips for maintenance and learn about all the parts of your snow blower. The most basic preparation steps you’ll want to perform are as follows:
- Make sure to thoroughly clean your snow blower so dirt and other grime doesn’t cause it to rust in storage.
- Drain or stabilize your fuel when placing your snow blower into long-term storage so the fuel doesn’t corrode your engine.
- As with most engines that will be sitting for a long time, it’s suggested that you change the oil in your snow blower before you put it away for the summer.
- You may also want to cover all bare metal on your snow blower with a rust preventative.
- This storage unit can be your catch-all for seasonal equipment, and you can easily swap between your snow blower and your lawn mower as the seasons change.
- Spring is typically the busiest time of year for self storage, which means that prices usually increase. Plan ahead and rent your storage unit in the winter to save some extra money.