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7 Storage Tips For Camping Gear

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Camping is an activity that so many love. Camping gear can be very expensive, so it is not only important to take care of it while camping, but storing it properly can give these items a much longer life.

The best tip is to get storage containers that can go from storage to camping easily. Having a proper storage system for your camping items can make packing up for a trip much quicker and easier. You will also be less likely to forget something needed. This will make transporting your gear much easier and stress free.

Improperly stored camping gear can develop mold, mildew and other unpleasant smells. It also may break, deteriorate more quickly, and may shoreten its life span.

Here are 7 storage tips for camping gear to make your trips more enjoyable and stress free:

  1. Use Clear Storage Bins
  2. Use Peg Board
  3. Categorize Your Camping Gear For Easy Storage
  4. Make Sure Everything Is Dry And Aired Out Before Storing
  5. Remove Batteries From Electronic Devices
  6. Do A Yearly Purge
  7. Rent A St. Albert Storage Unit

Use Clear Storage Bins

Clear storage bins are one of the best items to invest in, no matter what you are storing. They are even better for storing your camping supplies as, when you are heading out, you can just throw the bins in your vehicle and off you go.   They can be used during your camping trip as well.

Clear storage bins make it much easier to find what you’re looking for when you need it. You can label them with names, such as outdoor activities, kitchen supplies, fishing gear, etc.  There is no need to be overly specific.

When buying clear storage bins, try to get them all in the same size so they easily stack when in storage. They are also durable and weather the elements quite well. This makes them great for while your items are in storage, as well as out at the campsite.

Keeping pests, of all kinds, out of your items is especially important while camping. Clear storage bins seal tightly to keep out all kinds of critters and keep your belongings clean and safe.

To make it even easier to find your items, you can create a master list to keep inside the top of the bin. This list will also help with items being returned to the bin to make sure everything is returned to the proper place.

Use Peg Board

Peg boards are not only great for hanging in your garage, basement and shed, but they can frequently also be hung in a St. Albert self storage unit.

There are many varieties of shelves, buckets and hooks that can be mounted on a peg board. These are great for any number of small items and tools you may have.

Pegboards are a great way to give yourself some extra space, especially in small spaces.

As they are not the prettiest thing to look at, they can also be easily painted to match any colour scheme.

Categorize Your Camping Gear For Easy Storage

Grouping your camping items while in storage is important to not only keep things organized, but it prevents you from forgetting things when you’re packing up to go camping.

Group like items together and have separate piles and bins for items like, bedding/sleeping bags, kitchen supplies, games/entertainment and outdoor tables and chairs.

You’ll thank yourself for keeping everything organized when it’s time to pack up and head out again.

Make Sure Everything Is Dry And Aired Out Before Storing

Making sure everything is clean and dry before putting away in storage is especially important when it comes to your camping gear, as it lives in the elements.

Storing items while still damp can cause mold and mildew to grow and can also contaminate other items stored with them.

Not only do you want to make sure that your tent, sleeping bag, water toys, etc., are completely dry before storing, but you also want to make sure you shake everything out thoroughly. There are many folds where dirt, dust and bugs can hide. These are not things that you want to bring into your storage space.

Always make sure that everything is nice and clean before storing. This will prevent your items from deteriorating and they’ll be ready to go the next time you need them.

Remove Batteries From Electronic Devices

Always remove batteries from electronic devices, such as headlamps and flashlights, before they are stored away. Batteries left in your devices while in storage can leak or corrode and damage the items they are in.

Do A Yearly Purge

Camping supplies can add up over the years. You may end up with numerous fishing poles, more camping chairs than you know what to do with or multiples of kitchenware and gadgets. It’s always a good idea to do a purge before the camping season starts.

As you go through your items, put things aside to sell or donate that were not used last year or if you have too many multiples.  There typically isn’t a whole lot of room in your vehicle or trailer, so you don’t want unused items taking up valuable space.

Rent A St. Albert Storage Unit

Renting a storage unit in St. Albert is the perfect storage solution for your camping items.

At Riel Park RV & Self Storage, we have drive-up access storage units, in a variety of sizes, for easy loading and unloading.

With a completely fenced in compound with individual gated access code, great lighting, security cameras and security patrols, you can feel confident that your items will be safe and secure.

We also have RV parking to store your motorhome, travel trailer, tent trailer or even your extra vehicle.

Give one of our storage rental experts a call today at 780-459-6435, and rent or reserve your spot today!

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