How To | October 29, 2015
There are many outdoor equipment and summer items that are not needed during the winter months which require proper storage. Patio furniture storage should also be among those items. The month of November, before it gets too cold, is a great time to prep these items and place them in storage for the winter months. If you prepare them properly, then you will be able to use the items again in the spring with little or no effort. Lawn mowers, in particular, can take up a lot of room when being stored. This is especially true if storing in a garage or shed during the winter months.
Renting a self storage unit for storing a lawn mower for the winter is a great household storage solution for outdoor equipment when there is no room to store at home. Doing so will help free up space in the garage for other items that will be needed during the winter months, like a snow blower and snow shovels. Place outdoor equipment that you will not need to access for the next 4-6 months towards the back of the storage unit. Move the “cold weather” and holiday items to the front of the storage unit so you can easily grab them for the holiday season.
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When you start to prepare your lawn mower for winter storage, the first thing to do is to examine the mower for any damage or needed repairs. If the mower is damaged, ask yourself if the item is worth repairing. If the lawn mower is beyond repair, then dispose of the item according to manufacturer’s instructions. Always check with the manufacturer’s instructions before you perform any cleaning or storing of your lawn mower. If you follow the proper lawn mower storage tips, your lawn mower will be in great working order for the spring.