Did you know? The best time of year to declutter and clean out your house is during the summer months. Why? The answer is pretty simple: There are more daylight hours available to you in the summertime.

All those blue skies and an abundance of sunshine put you in a good mood to get things done. Also, this is the time of year when a lot of shops are running specials and sales on everything from household cleaners to storage containers, so you can pick up whatever you need to tackle the job on the cheap.

Once autumn and winter roll around, you’re more likely to spend your free time curled up under blankets in front of the fireplace with a hot mug of cocoa. Summer is the right time to get things done around the house, but you’ve only got a little bit of summer left. It ends September 23!

And now that school is back in session and the kids are out of the house—whether that means they’re gone for the day to elementary school or they’ve gone off to college—you have more time and space to de-clutter without interruption. You can even shoo the pets into the backyard while the weather is nice so you don’t have them underfoot while you’re crawling around under beds and into the depths of closets.

Just remember that all those toys, books, and summer clothes that you’re putting into storage bins aren’t being tossed out with the garbage. You’ll still need someplace to put them. Fortunately, climate controlled self storage in Lawton is here to help you find a place for all those treasures until they’re needed once again. You never know; all those action figures might be worth something someday. Heck, they might even help pay for college!

Here are a few of the things you might be cleaning out of your kids’ rooms this summer and tips on how self storage can help keep your kids’ stuff safe and out of the way.

Summer clothing and sports gear.

A new school year means new school clothes, not to mention whatever fall and winter clothes you’ll be hauling out of storage for the season. That coat almost certainly still fits, right? Of course, you’ll also need to make room in the closet for those new looks. This is also a good time to go through the garage, basement, attic, and closets to find all the summer sports equipment that’s been getting a workout while school was out and get it ready to be packed up until next spring.

Playthings.

Even if you’re the most frugal parent in town, kids end up with a lot of stuff. From board games to toy cars to stuffed animals to art supplies to baby dolls to Legos to action figures, everything takes up space. Plus, there’s always new stuff coming in over the holidays. If it’s time to clear out a few toys and games that aren’t getting as much play as they used to, plastic storage bins are your friend. Just remember to mark them appropriately so that you can retrieve those classic board games with ease the next time your kids want to play.

Art projects, craft items, papers, and assignments from previous school years.

You don’t want to throw away those art projects, report cards, science projects, and papers from previous school years. Someday, you or your kids or their kids will want to look through them, so you need to pack them away carefully. Use airtight containers and climate controlled self storage to help keep all those finger paintings, craft projects, and baking soda volcanoes in good shape. Plus, your kids may have accrued some art supplies that go along with these masterpieces, such as pens, crayons, paint, chalk, papier mâché, and so on. Luckily, all of that can go into climate controlled storage, too.

Books, comics, CDs, DVDs and all other media.

Whether your kid reads a lot, watches a lot of movies, loves video games, is into comic books, or can’t get enough manga, there’s probably a hefty collection of media stacked up on bookcases and entertainment centers around the room. In fact, the collection has probably extended to other rooms in the house as well. There’s no way your kids can watch, read, or play everything they’ve collected, but they probably also don’t want to part with it. Pack it up in climate controlled self storage so that there’s room for a whole new library of books, comics, movies, and games to fill the shelves!

Self storage can help.

No matter how careful you are, there’s always a chance that you’ll pack away something that your kids truly love and can’t do without. You might even pack something that you want to pull out for yourself! That’s the beauty of self storage! No matter what you pack away, you can always get it back out again when you need it, especially if you keep your storage unit neat and organized and label all your boxes clearly.

With climate controlled self storage in Lawton, everything will be within easy reach when you need to retrieve it, but it’ll be out of the way all the rest of the time. Plus, climate controlled storage helps keep fragile items safe from extremes of heat, cold, or humidity so they’ll be as good as new whenever you need them again!

Whatever you need to store this fall, whether it’s summer sports gear and clothes, books and movies, toys and games, or anything else that needs a home away from home, Storage ‘R’ Us has the perfect solution for you! With locations in Lawton, Moore, Duncan, Chickasha, Newscastle, and Norman, Oklahoma, there’s bound to be a Storage ‘R’ Us near you. Whether you’re cleaning out the kids’ rooms this summer or just need a place to put all those holiday decorations until it’s time for them to go up on the house, contact Storage ‘R’ Us today!