If you haven’t visited your self-storage unit all summer, now may be the perfect time to do so. Autumn presents an ideal opportunity to swap summer and winter essentials, as well as do some decluttering and organizing. Read on to learn more about the benefits of managing your unit in autumn. 

Why You Should Organize Your Self-Storage Unit This Fall 

1. Put Away Seasonal Items 

As the summer months come to a close, autumn is the perfect time to place summer gear, such as landscaping tools, sporting equipment, or pool accessories, in the self-storage unit. Once you've organized these belongings, store them toward the back of the unit, leaving room for winter items, so they’ll be ready for next summer. 

2. Declutter & Rearrange Winter Items & Holiday Decor 


After you've placed your summer gear into the storage unit, it's time to organize your holiday decor and other winter items to prepare for the upcoming winter season. To make sure that unnecessary items don't fill your home by the time the holidays roll around, it can be helpful to go through these belongings and determine if there’s anything you no longer want or need. If unwanted items like decorations, holiday-themed tableware, or winter clothing are still in good condition, consider donating to a local charity. Periodic decluttering like this is a great way to keep your self-storage area tidy and organized year-round.

3. Take Advantage of Weather 

The heat of summer can make it uncomfortable to organize your self-storage unit, especially if it isn’t climate-controlled. In fall, however, the weather is typically milder and more pleasant. Take advantage of cooler weather to make cleaning and organizing your unit an enjoyable experience. 


If you’re interested in renting a self-storage unit in Augusta County, turn to American Mini Storage in Staunton, VA. This locally-owned facility provides a range of secure, affordable solutions, including climate-controlled and non-climate-controlled units and short- and long-term storage rental options. Call (540) 885-7231 to speak with a friendly team member and book a unit, or visit the website to learn more about the facility and find answers to frequently asked questions.