Unit Storage Tips in Helena, Montana: Summer Toys

East Helena storage units

Summer is over, the lake is getting colder and winter is coming! The question that many people are facing is what to do with all of their summer toys and how can they keep all the extra space they’ve created over the last few months? Many people in Montana consider a storage unit for all of their seasonal needs, but in particular their summer equipment. You don’t need your kayaks, bikes, lawn mowers, patio equipment and anything else made for the summer taking up space in your garage for no reason. Let’s go over a few options and tips for what you can do with your garage full of stuff to make your life easier in the colder months.

Indoor Storage Unit Needs

Indoor storage units are perfect for seasonal purposes because they provide the out of sight, out of mind ease for months at a time. No one likes to turn their two car garage into a one car garage with a bunch of junk they have to walk around for 6 months at a time. Storage units give people the extra room at a fraction of the cost of paying for an extra room or bigger garage just to store their part time items.
While it can be difficult to estimate the exact size of storage unit you need, it doesn’t have to be. Please feel free to use our Storage Unit Size Calculator to determine the exact size you need. If you’re still not sure what size you need, give us a call and we’ll help you get the most out of your budget.

Seasonal Storage Needs

There is a wide variety of commodities you can put in storage and not need to worry about, but we’d like to call out some of the most common seasonal items we see others put in our East Helena storage units.
  • Kayaks, canoes, rafts, inner tubes, paddleboards, jet skis
  • Patio furniture - Chairs, tables, umbrellas
  • Waterskis, wakeboards, pool toys, and sometimes deflated pools!
  • Gardening equipment - sprinklers, hoses, lawn mowers, clippers
  • Summer clothes, outdoor play equipment
  • Summer Decorations, Spring Decorations
  • Motorcycles, mountain bikes
  • Camping Equipment, grills

Outdoor Storage Units

Anyone who has lived in Montana also sadly knows a lot of our outdoor equipment is going to become useless and in the way for long stretches at a time! Silvertip Storage provides many outdoor storage unit options that come in handy just like our indoor storage. Here are just a few examples of what you can store outside with us.
  • Boats of all sizes
  • RVs and Trailers
  • Cars - Especially seasonal cars that are more suited for summer driving.

Storage Unit Tips

When picking your storage unit, specifically for seasonal needs, here are a few things you should consider when making your decision.

  • Do they provide indoor and outdoor storage options?
  • How easy is it to get into and out of their lot?
  • Do they have 24 hour access and provide security cameras on site for safety?
  • Price - This is often the number 1 consideration, but make sure you know the exact price for the type of storage you need! Shop around and find the best deal. We’re a little biased, but we think we have the best prices in the valley. Check it out here.
  • Summer Special - Savvy shoppers know to look for deals when picking their storage unit. Be sure to ask about available discounts. Silvertip Storage offers the first month free with 6 month terms, which fits perfectly for Montana seasonal storage needs.
  • Check out their Google Reviews.
If you’re still wondering how to get the most out of your budget or what are the best practices when moving into your storage space, check out our blogs curated for these exact situations. https://www.silvertipstorage.com/maximizing-your-storage-unit-spacehttps://www.silvertipstorage.com/storage-unit-move-in-tips
Please feel free to give us a call at (406) 389-8120 and we hope to make some room in your garage or home for the winter!