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Assemble this easy-to-build storage locker to use as a lawn mower shed, garden storage shed or both! This storage locker is low and compact, yet spacious enough for lawn mower storage, plus all your long-handled tools and gardening materials.

Outdoor storage cabinet project overview: Benefits, time and materials

Lawn and garden tools present a paradox: You can never find the right tool when you need it, then when you aren’t looking for it, it’s in your way. This simple-to-build outdoor storage locker solves both problems. It stores tools so they’re easy to find, and it does so in a convenient location in your yard so they’re not cluttering your garage.

The locker’s 4 x 8-ft. footprint provides ample room to store space-hogging items like walk-behind lawn mowers and snowblowers. Long- and short-handled garden tools, lawn treatments and potting materials also fit nicely inside.

In this article, we’ll show you how to build this attractive outdoor storage locker using easy construction techniques. It’s a great project for beginners looking to expand their building skills.

You can build and paint this locker in a weekend, although you might need another half day to give the pressure-treated trim a second coat of paint. The straightforward construction requires only basic power tools—a circular saw with a standard carbide blade and a drill. An air compressor and nail gun aren’t necessary but will make the framing and trim work easier (and faster!).

We used fiber cement panels for siding because they resist rot and hold paint well (the panels come primed). If you substitute plywood panels, be aware that they’ll eventually rot along the bottoms where they’re in ground contact. We chose corrugated plastic panels for the roof because they let in light and are easy to install. Materials for our locker cost about 500.

A Clear Roof Lets In the Sunshine

These clear plastic roof panels let in sunlight so you can easily see inside. They’re lightweight, faster to install than asphalt shingles and don’t need sheathing underneath. You can cut them with a carbide blade in a circular saw. And best of all, they won’t peel or tear like shingles, and they last for decades. The downside is they’re not in stock at most home centers. You may have to special-order them.

Find a site and gather materials

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A flat or nearly flat site (less than a 6-in. slope over 6 ft.) is ideal for this storage locker. You can add gravel or stack up several sleepers on one side if your site has a steeper slope, but the doors need 3 ft. of space to open. If the locker faces a steep slope, you’ll have to dig away the ground in front of the doors so they can fully open. You can find all the materials except perhaps the roof panels at most home centers. We used Sequentia panels from Crane Composites, which are available in several colors and clear. Buy treated trim material a few weeks early and let it dry. Otherwise, the wet wood will shrink and won’t hold paint. Make sure to use galvanized nails or exterior screws because they won’t corrode.

Assemble the floor

Level the sleepers

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Lay sleepers over gravel to create a flat foundation fast. Add or remove gravel until the sleepers are level.

Attach the floor

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Screw the floor framing to the sleepers at each corner. Then double-check the floor for level.

Start by digging parallel trenches 10 in. wide by 6 in. deep and centered 3 ft. 6 in. apart. If the ground is slightly sloped (like ours was), dig out any high areas between the trenches so you can (later) place a level across the sleepers.

Fill the trenches with pea gravel so they’re roughly level. Then cut treated 2×6 sleepers to size and set them over the gravel so the outside edges are 4 ft. apart. Place a 4-ft. level over one of the sleepers. Level it, then adjust the second sleeper until it’s level with the first (Photo 1).

Frame the floor on your driveway or another flat surface with treated lumber using 16d nails or 3-in. screws, following Figure A on p. 49. Lay a full sheet of 1/2-in. 4 x 8-ft. treated plywood over the floor frame. Adjust the floor frame so the corners are aligned with the edges of the plywood, then fasten the plywood using 8d nails or 1-1/2-in. screws. Snap chalk lines at the floor joist locations to make them easy to find. Drive fasteners every 6 to 8 in. along the edges and every 12 in. in the field.

Place the floor over the sleepers, align the corners, then drive 3-in. screws at an angle into the sleepers (Photo 2).

Frame the walls and roof

Erect the walls

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Build the walls and screw them to the floor. Attach temporary bracing to hold the walls plumb.

Install purlins

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Photo 4A: Close-up of fence bracket

Inexpensive fence brackets make fastening the purlins easy.

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Install the rafters

Nail the rafters to the header and align them with the top of the back wall to create a flat plane for the roof.

Build the front and back walls following Figure A. Use treated lumber for the bottom plates and the door trimmers. Attach the assembled walls to the floor with 16d nails or 3-in. screws. Drive the fasteners near the outside edge to ensure they go into the underlying framing, not just into the plywood.

Have a helper place a level on a stud near one end of a wall. When the wall is plumb, fasten temporary bracing between the wall and the floor (Photo 3).

If you’re not an experienced builder, toenailing the purlins into place can be tricky since it’s hard to drive nails and keep the purlins at their marks. Avoid this frustration by using fence brackets. Nail them to the outside studs on the front and back walls with 8d nails, keeping the tops 1-1/2 in. above the top of the shelf supports. This keeps the tops of the purlins and the shelves (installed next) aligned for a flat surface.

Cut the purlins to size, set them into the brackets and drive 4d nails through the bracket holes (Photo 4). Cut the shelves to size and fasten them with 8d nails. It’s important to install the shelves now since they won’t fit after the siding is on.

Set the header in place, flush with the outside of the front wall. Drive 16d nails or 3-in. screws through the underside of the top plate into the header every 6 to 8 in.

To mark the angled end of the rafters, hold them in place alongside the header and the back wall. Mark the rafters and cut them to size. Use the fence brackets to hold the rafters in place on the back wall.

Nail the brackets so the top is slightly above the top of the wall. Nail the rafters in the brackets. Hold the opposite end flush with the top and side of the header, then face-nail it with two 16d nails or 3-in. screws.

To frame the roof, install the rafters (Photo 5). Cut two mid-beams at 93 in. Mark the rafters at the one-third and two-third distances between the walls. Place the mid beams at the marks and attach them with 16d nails or 3-in. screws.

Side with fiber cement

Install the siding

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Cut the fiber cement panels to size and nail them up.

Close-up of panel corner

Support the heavy siding panels with temporary nails placed 1-1/2 in. from the bottom of the floor framing.

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Use a carbide saw blade for cutting the fiber cement siding panels in a circular saw—and be sure to wear a mask. Cutting cement siding is extremely dusty. And be prepared—the 4 x 8-ft. panels are heavy.

We kept the siding 1-1/2 in. from the bottom of the locker to avoid direct contact with the ground.

Cut panels for the back and front walls following Figure A. Install the front panels, starting at a corner. Then install the back panels so they butt together over the middle stud on the wall. Don’t worry that the panels don’t fully cover the corners. You’ll cover them later with trim.

Nail the panels with 8d nails. Drive the nails snug with a smooth-face hammer so you won’t mar the siding. Drive nails straight, not at an angle. Keep nails 3/8 in. from panel edges and 2 in. from corners. Hold the side panels in place (don’t nail them yet) and mark them along the top of the rafters. Cut them to size and nail them into place (Photo 6).

Add the trim

Nail on the trim

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Trim the outdoor storage locker, starting with the fascia. Then add the corner boards.

Painting along the roof panels is a pain, so it’s best to paint the trim now. If you’re using two colors, paint everything—you won’t have to cut in with paint later.

Install 1×4 fascia along the top of the locker. Start with the back, then add the sides, then the front. Hold each piece in place to mark the angle and cut it to size, then attach it with 8d nails before moving on to the next piece. Then cut and install 1×3 fascia over the 1×4 fascia.

Use treated lumber for the corner boards since they’re in ground contact. Cut the corner boards to size and nail them into place with 8d nails. Nail the boards on the sides first, then install the boards on the back and front walls, overlapping the side boards (Photo 7).

Cut and nail treated 2×4 door supports flush with the door opening, butted against the fascia. Use 16d nails. The door supports stick out a little proud of the fascia, but the extra thickness is needed to support the doors.

Install the clear roof

Add the roof panels

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Lay a heavy bead of caulk over the plug strip before screwing on the roof panel.

Before installing the roof, place wooden panel plugs flush with the outside of the fascia along the front and the back walls. Drill pilot holes through the peaks and nail the plugs into place with 4d nails. The plugs conform to the shape of the roof panels, sealing the openings to keep out the birds and the bees. For roof support along the sides, install supports (quarter round).

Cut the 9-ft.-long roof panels in half with a circular saw. Run a generous bead of silicone caulk along both plugs for 27 in., then set the panels in place so there’s an equal overhang on the front and back and about 2 in. on the side.

Drill 1/8-in. pilot holes through every third peak at the plugs and the mid-beams, then insert 1-1/2-in. hex-head panel screws.

Caulk along the edge of the installed roof panel and the panel plugs (Photo 8). Then install the next roof panel. Overlap the panels by 3 in. When you get to the end, cut the last panel to size.

Is It Safe To Store A Lawn Mower In The Garage?

Your lawnmower is an excellent tool for keeping your yard spick and span all year round. However, for the machine to take care of you, you need to take care of it. This includes service, repairs, and cleaning. Does this include storage in the garage?

It is perfectly normal and safe to store a mower in a garage that is already designed for an automobile. Some precautions should be taken when selecting how and where in the garage to store it, but barring unsafe practices there is nothing that should prevent it.

Today, we FOCUS on an overlooked aspect of lawnmower care…storage. Most people prefer to keep their machines in the garage, a shed, or even outside…but is that a good idea? What are some of the storage solutions available to lawnmower owners?

Can You Store A Lawn Mower In The Garage?

As we’ve already established, many people simply keep their mowers in the garage or a garden shed along with other garden and household tools.

It is not only convenient to simply store a lawn mower in a garage, it is also safe as long as the mower is stored in such a way that it is not a tripping or falling hazard. Care will also be needed if mowers are placed close to automobiles to prevent damage to each upon entering and exiting.

There are several reasons that many choose this option or reject it. Some select the garage over investing in a dedicated storage shed or building somewhere else on the property. Others have no problem placing any tool in a garage. Let’s see why each may choose what they do.

Positives Of Using A Garage To Store A Mower

Here we will see what some of the reasons are for storing a mower in a garage.

Convenience Of Garages For Mower Storage

One of the primary reasons for this is simple convenience. The garage is usually right next to the house as well as your lawn. It’s easy to just wheel the mower out of the garage when your grass needs tending, and it’s just as easy to wheel it back in once you’re done.

Garages Usually Have Available Space

Availability of space in the garage is another reason closely tied to convenience. While most suburban homes in the U.S. and Canada have garages, a lot of people park their cars out front or on the driveway, leaving the garage vacant. In most households, the garage quickly turns into an auxiliary storage space, even in the presence of a tool shed.

Garages Protect Mowers and Cars From Harsh Weather

Another primary reason is to keep the mower away from the elements. Rain and snow, especially, can cause parts to corrode over time, not to mention damage to electronic components. In addition, leaving the mower out in the cold can cause vital fluids to freeze, which can lead to even more damage or total engine failure.

It’s not just precipitation you have to worry about either. The sun is another reason to keep your mower indoors and in the shade. Long-term exposure to direct sunlight can chip the paint off a lawnmower.

Plastic components, such as the hoods on most garden tractors, are especially vulnerable to this. Understandably, most people want their (often considerably expensive) lawnmower looking good as new for as long as possible.

The Security Of A Garage Makes It Good For Mower Storage

Another major reason people may store mowers in the garage is security. As we’ve already mentioned above, lawnmowers are not cheap. High-end self-propelled mowers, lawn tractors, and zero-turns can be ludicrously expensive. Having yours stolen is certainly not on the agenda.

Family Safety Makes A Garage A Good Place To Store A Mower

Lawnmower owners with kids may also store their power tools in a garage for safety reasons. The garage is usually locked or designated as a strict “no-go” zone for children. According to an NIH study, there were nearly a million lawnmower-related injuries recorded between 2005 and 2015! Such numbers are a true horror story for any parent.

Negatives Of Using Garages To Store Lawn Mowers

While the above justifications are understandable, we must also ponder the downside of keeping the mower in the garage.

Lawn Mowers Can Be Tripping Or Falling Hazards

Firstly, lawnmowers can be a tripping hazard if you ever have to navigate in the dark. This is especially true for foldaway walk-behind mowers. Reel mowers are particularly dangerous because their blades are always exposed. Don’t forget that most mowers have wheels, so inadvertently stepping on one can lead to a nasty fall or worse.

Storing Mowers With Fuel Can Be Dangerous

Next, we must also think about fuel-related hazards. These apply to combustion mowers, which are no strangers to sudden fuel leaks. It doesn’t take a Harvard professor to know that combustible liquids leaking a few feet from your living area is bad news. Any nearby spark could spell the end of your mower or your entire house!

While fires are admittedly rare, there is another fuel-related risk that is much more common…exposure to fumes.

Fumes can emanate from a leak or holes in the mower’s fuel tank and their risks are amplified in enclosed spaces. Breathing in fumes can cause problems like sinus and throat irritation. Longer exposure can lead to dizziness and nausea, as well as breathing difficulties. The risks to children and pets may be even greater.

Dusty Or Leaking Garages Can Give A False Sense Of Security

Dust is another silent problem, especially if you store your mower in the garage for long periods. Dust can make its way through the mower’s cooling fins/vents and onto the air filter. Over time, the filter may get blocked up and hinder the smooth running of your mower. This will require you to clean or change the air filter.

You would think that storing your mower in the garage would protect it from the elements, and you would be correct. However, if your garage has a leaky ceiling, the machine could still be exposed.

All in all, the garage is still a good place to store your mower provided you are aware of the risks and have taken extra measures to counter them.

Where Should You Store Your Lawn Mower If Not In A Garage?

In addition to garages, there are many ideal places for storing a lawnmower, although some places may require more risk mitigation than others.

Sheds Can Be Good Garage Alternatives

Sheds are a good place to store lawnmowers and tractors too. Open air sheds, in particular, are great for shielding the mower from the sun and allowing any toxic fumes to escape. However, they are not a great long-term storage option because they won’t protect the mower from the cold or theft.

Closed sheds have the added advantage of being able to shield the mower from a would-be burglar’s view. However, security depends on the shed’s build quality.

Short Term Outside Storage Is An Option

You can also keep the mower outside from time to time. If you live in a low-crime or gated neighborhood, and there is little risk of rain or cold, there is nothing wrong with keeping the mower in your backyard. However, you should avoid making this a habit.

If this is an option that you would like to or must choose for a time, then a mower cover like these from Amazon can help protect your equipment. Here is one for a riding mower and here is one for a push or self propelled mower.

If you are storing the mower for an extended period, such as in the winter or a long vacation, the garage might be the best place. This way, the mower will be safe, shielded from the elements, and out of any naughty kid’s reach.

Storage Facilities Can Be An Option For Lawn Mowers

In some cases, you might have to move to a new house. In such a scenario, the garage would not be a viable option. You can make use of a storage unit facility near you.

These companies usually have storage units of various sizes and some even have units that cater to power tools. Storage unit facilities are renowned for their tight security and accountability to clients.

How Can You Store A Lawn Mower Properly?

A push mower requires a 5-foot by 10-foot space, while a riding mower needs a 10×10 space.

While the above options are great storage solutions, how the mower is stored is almost as important as where it is stored, especially in the long term.

  • Draining all fuel from the fuel tank and carburetor to minimize corrosion.
  • Disconnecting the battery to preserve charge.
  • Changing the oil.
  • Cleaning the mower of all grass clippings, mud, and debris. The mower must be completely dry too.

It is also important to keep the mower off the ground in case of flooding while you are away. This is mostly relevant to walk-behinds, which can be placed on a platform or hung from the wall.

The Final Touches On Storing A Lawn Mower In The Garage…

It is fine to store a lawn mower in a garage and most do for that matter. It is an extra expense to get a dedicated shed and with most of them not having the option of climate control, it extreme temperatures can be a problem in certain climates and times of the year.

Though some may even store their equipment outside, a garage offers benefits to covers and carports. If you have the room and the mower won’t damage something or you while maneuvering around it, it can be an excellent option for short and long term storage.

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Lawn Mower Storage Unit (DIY Ideas and Video)

There are many ways to store your lawnmower on your property. Most people choose to keep their mower in a shed or garage, but you can always make your storage system if you don’t have one! You can construct sheds and hangers to optimize the space in your garage, plus more.

There are plenty of DIY shed options available to you, so you can choose the one that works the best with the space you have at home. You may need to buy some materials, but you shouldn’t need a lot.

What are the Best DIY Lawn Mower Storage Units?

Building a budget-friendly shed is easy. However, you can make it larger if you want more storage space. Keep in mind that you’ll need more room to comfortably store a riding lawn mower when compared to traditional push ones.

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Construct a Mini Shed

  • Two 4×6 skids
  • Five 2×4 boards
  • Two 1×6 boards
  • Eight 1×4 boards
  • Eighteen 2×4 boards
  • One 4×8 sheet of ¾ inch plywood
  • One 4×8 sheet of ⅜ inch plywood

You will need first to build a foundation for the shed. You don’t want to make it directly on the ground! You’ll also need to confirm your local area’s building code to determine what type of foundation will work for you. Every location has different requirements.

The plywood makes up the walls and the 2x4s, which act as the internal beams. You also can keep the siding and roof simple or choose more complex designs. This How To Build a Shed video covers everything!

Remember that you don’t have to build the barn door that appears in the video. You can keep your shed as simple as you want for storing your mower and all of your tools.

Create an Overhang

You can also create an overhang to store your lawnmower under. You’ll want to make sure that you use this in combination with a tarp to give your mower the best possible protection from weather damage.

You can add the overhang to another shed or garage on your property. It works very well when your other storage space is too full for the lawnmower to fit. It’s also a lot easier than you may think!

You’ll need to attach rafter extensions to the shed’s rafters. Start by taking off fascia that’s already around the existing rafters. Then, you can connect the overhang. Make sure you never make it longer than two feet, which is often enough space for many push mowers to sit under.

Overhangs also provide better water drainage and keep the rain away from the shed. It’s a great DIY project that shouldn’t take you more than a few days to complete.

Build a Large Shed

If you think you’ll need more space, or want to store your lawnmower with plenty of other tools, then you may need a larger shed. However, you won’t want to attempt a large shed without the proper permits and experience.

When creating a large shed, you’ll need to follow these steps:

  • Choose a flat area with plenty of space
  • Construct the foundation and base
  • Construct the frame, then fill it in
  • Add the corner boards and the door gap
  • Install the roof
  • Attach the doors
  • Add any final details

It’s a good idea to have some additional help when you build a large shed. Otherwise, it could take a very long time!

Long-Term Storage for Lawnmower: Tips and Best Practices

Looking for long-term storage for lawnmower equipment? Check out our tips and best practices to keep everything in top condition!

Lawnmowers are necessary for many homeowners, but they can quickly become source of clutter and stress if not correctly stored during those winter months. If you’re looking to keep your push mower, riding lawnmower, and other garden tools for an extended period, there are a few tips and tricks you should know to keep it in good condition. Here are our best practices on long-term storage for lawnmowers and equipment:

Storage for Lawnmower and Lawn Equipment

Depending on the type, size, and amount of lawn care equipment you own, there are various storage options to take advantage of. Here are some of the most common:

Garage storage

Garage storage is probably the most common option for storing equipment. Most garages have enough space to store a push mower and other lawn equipment. There are some disadvantages to this option. First, keep the garage clean and organized to maximize limited storage space. Second, you must decide what you store in the garage because space is limited. If you’re keeping equipment for the winter when you don’t regularly use it, will there still be room for your vehicles? Finally, just because it’s stored in your garage doesn’t mean you don’t have to take measures to ensure your lawn equipment is maintained correctly. It will probably break down over time if you don’t take care of it. And if it breaks down, you’ll need to replace it with a new one.


There are many benefits to using storage sheds for lawn equipment. They are weatherproof and resistant to pests and decay. They also offer an easy way to organize and access tools and equipment.

However, this storage method for lawnmower equipment also has disadvantages. Sheds generally do not offer any climate control. While your equipment might not be so delicate as to require exact temperatures, extreme temperature exposure during long-term storage can still be damaging.

Storage for Lawnmower in a Unit

Self-storage units have become popular storage options for lawnmowers and lawn equipment.

Here are some of the many benefits of self-storage units:

  • They can be cheaper than other storage options
  • They offer the convenience of being able to store these items close to where they are used. It means you can access your equipment when you need it.
  • They can be a good option if using your lawn equipment frequently, as they can hold multiple pieces of equipment at once.
  • These units are also secure and usually come with 24-hour security.

When you’re ready to store equipment for the winter, consider using a storage unit. Often these units come with various features, such as climate control.

Prepare your equipment for long-term storage

If you want it to be in good shape when spring rolls around, follow these tips for long-term lawnmower storage.

Remove, sharpen and inspect the blade

To remove the blade, you’ll need to loosen the bolts that connect it to your mower. Then, use a file to sharpen the blade and inspect it for cracks or other damage. Replace it if necessary—you can buy replacement blades at most hardware stores and lawn equipment dealerships. Alternatively, most places have businesses that sharpen and inspect blades for you.

Clean your mower

Clean your mower. First, remove all leaves, twigs, and other debris from the underside of the deck. Remove any buildup of clippings in the chute by using a vacuum attachment to clean it out. Then, use a brush to clean underneath each blade on both sides of your mower’s deck. Finally, hose down your engine with water to remove dirt and grease buildup from moving parts (but don’t let water sit anywhere for too long).

Replace the spark plugs

Spark plugs need to be replaced every year. If you don’t, they can cause your lawnmower to run poorly and might lead to a dangerous fire. Spark plugs are easy and cheap to replace, so there’s no reason not to do it.

To change spark plugs, we recommend you check the owner’s manual for your equipment to see specific instructions. It would be best if you replaced spark plugs every year or two, depending on how often you use your mower and how much grass clippings, debris, and dust it picks up during operation.

It may also be necessary to replace them more frequently if you start having problems with starting or idling more than usual—this is an indication that there’s a problem somewhere within your engine that may require professional attention before any further damage is done to other parts beyond just replacing one component!

Drain and replace engine oil

Your lawnmower, trimmer, and other equipment are essential tools that help you maintain your lawn. They can also be a huge pain if they break down in the middle of the cutting season or while you’re away on vacation.

To prevent malfunctions, ensure your equipment is ready for long-term storage after the last time you use it before winter. This includes draining all fluids from the engine and changing their oil before storing them for months at a time. Oil is vital to keeping your engine running smoothly and safely.

When an engine gets cold (as in winter), its oil will thicken and become more difficult to pump through its pipelines when it warms up again later in the year when you’re ready to use it again.

In addition, old oil will begin breaking down over time into sludge that clogs up vital parts of your machine’s internal workings if left unattended too long under these conditions.

Remove the battery

It’s essential to remove the battery from your mower before storing it. Otherwise, you may experience damage to the equipment or injury while trying to start it in the spring.

  • Ensure all accessories are disconnected from your lawnmower, including any extension cords or power tools used during storage.
  • Remove the key from its storage compartment on your lawnmower and store it safely.
  • Refer to your owner’s manual for instructions on removing the battery from your model and how to store the battery correctly.

Lubricate essential parts

Before putting your equipment away, you should lubricate all the moving parts. Lubricating your lawnmower will make springtime start-up much more effortless. Here are some steps to take:

  • Apply a few drops of oil to each blade. Wipe away any excess with a rag or shop towel.
  • Apply a little bit of 3 in 1 oil (or other multi-purpose oil) on all four wheels that roll and each roller shoe if yours have them. This will help prevent rust from forming in those areas and allow for easier rolling when you’re ready to use it again!
  • After cleaning out any debris inside the engine compartment, apply small amounts of motor oil where metal meets metal—especially around nuts holding things together and connecting rods near their bearings—and where bearings sit against their housing units. This will ensure smooth operation during storage without causing corrosion or damage over time due to a lack of lubrication during off-season storage periods.

Store in a dry and clean space

After you’ve finished using your lawn equipment, it’s time to store it. If a storage shed isn’t an option, keep in mind that there are many ways to store your gear outside a shed or garage. Perhaps the safest and most straightforward solution is within your unit at South Rock Storage!

Here are some essential things to keep in mind when storing any lawn equipment:

  • Store in a dry and clean space. It’s best to find a place where the ground is level and has no moisture, such as under a carport or on your driveway. Don’t let your mower sit out in the rain because this will cause rusting over time!
  • Don’t store near heat sources like fireplaces or furnaces since heat may damage certain parts of the machine, like paint jobs or plastic parts.

Final Thoughts

Remember to keep your lawnmower in good working order by following these tips and tricks for long-term storage. This will ensure that your lawnmower can serve you for many years.

Of all the storage options mentioned, storing lawnmowers and other equipment in self-storage units is the best. It will provide a safe and secure spot for your lawnmower to be held in, protecting it from water, dust, and other elements that can damage or destroy it. It also gives you the peace of mind that it will be safely stored and not damaged. This will allow you to use your lawnmower when you need it and keep it in good shape, improving your overall working experience.

If you are in Wichita, Kansas, and looking for a place to store your lawnmower, look no further than South Rock Storage. Our storage units provide you with the utmost security, making you feel confident that your belongings will be safe from theft and damage.

Common Boat Storage Options for Small Spaces Pros and Cons

Your boat is a major investment, so you need to protect it. Here are 6 common boat storage options for small spaces.

When you have a boat, you need to find a storage option for it. You can store it in your backyard, but that may not be the best idea if you live in a cold climate.You can also store it in a marina, which can get expensive. You can also keep it at a facility, which is the cheapest option. You need to ensure the facility is secure and has good insurance. This article describes the various boat storage options you have, as well as storage tips and what to look for in a storage facility in Wichita, Kansas.In Water Boat StorageMany people overlook the benefits of storing their boats in water when looking for boat storage options. Here are some reasons why you might want to consider a water boat storage:Security. Storage options that are located on or near water tend to be more secure than those found on land. This is because they are more challenging for thieves to get to, and they are also easier to monitor.Accessibility. Boat owners can easily access boats stored in water, regardless of the time of year.Convenience. When it comes time to take your boat out for a spin, you won’t have to worry about loading it onto a boat trailer and driving it to the lake or river.Storing Your Boat in a Marina SlipWhen you are looking for a place to store your boat, you may want to consider a marina slip. This is an in-water storage option that can provide many benefits. Here are some things to think about when deciding if this is the right choice for you:Marina slips provide easy access to your boat. Simply step on board and go! You don’t have to worry about getting it out of the water or loading it on a trailer.In-water storage isn’t the best way to protect your boat from the elements. Not only will your boat be exposed to the weather and elements, but keeping a boat perpetually in the water can cause deterioration and damage.A marina wet slip offers security for your boat. You can feel confident knowing that it is safe and protected from theft or vandalism.Dry Outdoor Boat StorageDry boat storage is an excellent choice if you want to keep your boat in good condition and avoid having to clean it every time you use it.Dry outdoor storage facilities are typically fenced-in and have security cameras, which can give you peace of mind when your boat is not in use.The downside of dry storage is that it can be less convenient than marina storage when you want to go for a ride in your boat, especially if you live in a climate where the winters are cold. You also have to factor in the cost of transportation to and from the location, which can be a hassle if you live far away. Another option is dry indoor storage, which can be more expensive, but first, let’s explore common dry outdoor options.Parking Your Boat on a Trailer at HomeBoaters often struggle with where to store their boats. Many people have garages, but they are not always large enough to hold a boat.The best option is to find a dry outdoor storage area somewhere on your property. If you have the space on your property, boat trailer storage could be an option for you. You can park your boat on the boat trailer and store it in your backyard or other ample space.When parking your boat on a trailer, make sure that the trailer is level. You can use wood blocks to raise the trailer’s front or rear if necessary. It is also vital to ensure that the boat is tied down securely. You can use ratchet straps or ropes to do this.If you are storing your boat on a boat lift or trailer outdoors, it is essential to cover it with a tarp or other coverings. This will protect it from the weather and from UV rays.Outdoor Boat Storage at a Self Storage FacilityWhen you have a boat, there are a lot of things that you need to do in order to keep it in good condition. One of the most important is making sure that it is stored in a place where it will stay dry. If you don’t have a place to store your boat at home, you may want to consider self-storage.Self-storage facilities offer a variety of different types of storage units, including ones that are specifically designed for boats. These slots are typically located outside, which means they can accommodate a large variety of watercraft sizes. Many self-storage facilities, like South Rock Storage, have security cameras and gates, which can help keep your boat safe from theft or damage. We also have a helpful guide to help prepare your boat for storage with us.If you’re looking for a storage unit at a self-storage location that can house your boat, be sure to check out the options available at self-storage facilities in your area. If you’re in Witchita, KS, look no further than South Rock Storage!Dry Indoor Boat StorageIf you are looking for an alternative to storing your boat in the water, or if you just don’t have access to a body of water large enough for your boat, you may want to consider dry indoor boat storage.This covered boat storage is an excellent option for boats that are not in use for long periods of time or if you live in a climate where leaving a boat in the water is not an option.Benefits of dry indoor boat storage optionsThere are several benefits to choosing dry indoor boat storage.Your boat will be protected from the elements. This is especially important if you live in a climate where there is snow and ice during the winter months.Your boat will be safe from harmful UV rays, which can damage the exterior of your boat over time.By storing your boat indoors, you can extend its life by protecting it from corrosion and rust.Dry Stacked StorageDry stack storage is a unique and popular way to store boats, cars, and other large items outdoors. The name comes from how the items are stored–stacked on top of each other, utilizing the height space of the building.While this storage method maximizes the usage of space, it is often times very costly. Boaters will usually need to give staff significant advance notice of boat usage as well so that they can use their heavy lifting equipment to extract your boat and place it in the water or on a trailer. The other disadvantage is that you will not have complete access to your craft every day and night.Your Home GarageThe garage is often one of the most overlooked spaces in the home. It can be used for a variety of purposes, such as storage, parking, and working on projects. Regarding boat storage, a garage is an excellent option for those with the space.There are a few things to consider when using the garage for boat storage.Make sure that the garage is large enough to store the boat.Check to see if there is an electrical outlet in the garage so you can power up any equipment you need to work on the boat.Make sure that the garage is well-ventilated so that any fumes from gasoline or other chemicals will dissipate quickly.Using it for boat storage is an excellent option if you have enough space in your garage and it meets these requirements.Indoor Boat Storage at a Self Storage FacilityIf you’re like many boat enthusiasts, you probably don’t want to leave your vessel outdoors where it can be damaged by the elements–especially when it comes to winter storage. That’s why an increasing number of boat owners are taking advantage of a storage unit at a self-storage facility.An indoor self-storage facility offers a variety of benefits when it comes to storing boats. For starters, they provide a dry and secure environment, which is vital for keeping your boat in good condition.They also typically have wide aisles and ample space, so you won’t have to worry about running into other boats or obstacles. Additionally, most self-storage facilities offer 24-hour access, so you can come and go as you please.If you’re looking for indoor boat storage and your boat is small enough to fit, be sure to check out the options at your local facility.Jet Ski and Small Watercraft storageWhen it comes to storing jet skis or small watercraft, you have a few different storage solutions. You can store it in your garage, you can store it in a facility, or you can store it in your backyard.Storing in your garage is probably the easiest option, but it’s not always the best option. If you don’t have a lot of space in your garage, then you may not be able to fit your small watercraft inside.Another option is to store them at a facility. Boat storage facilities offer indoor and outdoor storage options, and they usually have security cameras and alarm systems to keep your small watercraft safe. The last option is to store your small watercraft in your backyard.Advantages of self-storage options at South Rock StorageWhen it comes time to store your boat, many people don’t know where to turn. Traditional storage facilities are often not equipped to handle vessels, and those that are may be too expensive or too far away.South Rock Storage is different. We offer boat storage as one of our many self-storage options, making it easy and affordable for you to keep your boat safe and secure.Here are some of the advantages of choosing South Rock Storage for your boat storage needs:Our facility is conveniently located in Witchita, KS, making it easy for you to get your boat in and out when needed.We have a wide variety of storage options to choose from, so you can find the perfect fit for your needs.Best Boat Storage Options to ConsiderThere are various boat storage options to choose from, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. It is important to consider your needs and budget when choosing a storage option and to be sure to ask any questions you have about the facility or service. With a little bit of research, you should be able to find the perfect boat storage solution for your needs. Don’t hesitate to contact South Rock Storage to help you get started with your boat storage needs.

Surprising Self-Storage Uses You May Not Have Thought Of

Think self-storage is just for storing your extra stuff? Think again! Here are 9 self-storage uses for various purposes.

We all have a lot of stuff. Whether it’s sentimental items we can’t bear to part with or just plain old clutter, our homes can quickly become overwhelmed with excess belongings. And when that happens, we often turn to self-storage as a way to keep our things out of the way—but did you know that there are plenty of other uses for self-storage, too?Self-storage can be a great way to keep your things safe and organized, but it can also be used for much more than just storing excess belongings. Here are 9 surprising self-storage uses that you may not have thought of:1. Storing seasonal itemsIf you don’t have enough space in your home for all of your seasonal items, a self-storage unit can be a great solution. Whether it’s holiday decorations or gardening tools and supplies, you can easily store your seasonal items in a self-storage unit until you need them.over, if you live in a climate with extreme seasons like in Wichita, Kansas, chances are you don’t need all of your clothes all of the time. Store your winter clothes in a self-storage unit during the summer months and vice versa, to save space in your home.2. Keep your collectibles and valuable items safeIf you have any valuable or sentimental items you don’t want to risk damaging or losing, a self-storage unit can be a great place to keep them safe. Your self-storage unit can be a great way to protect your valuable belongings, from antiques and fine art to family heirlooms.At South Rock Storage, our self-storage units in Wichita, KS come with various security features, such as cameras, alarms, and gated access, so you can rest assured knowing that your belongings are safe and sound.3. Store your sports equipmentIf you’re an avid golfer, skier, or cyclist, you probably have a lot of sports equipment taking up space in your home. Instead of letting it clutter up your living space, store it in a self-storage unit and use the extra space for more important things.You can also use a self-storage unit to store your child’s sports equipment. If your kids are involved in multiple sports, chances are you have a lot of gear to keep track of. With self-storage in Wichita, KS at South Rock Storage, you can store all that equipment and never have to worry about it again.4. Store your business inventoryIf you run a small business out of your home, chances are you have a lot of inventory taking up space in your house. A self-storage unit can be a great place to store your inventory, freeing up space in your home for other things.You can also use a self-storage unit to store furniture, appliances, office equipment and supplies, and other items that you need for your business. This can make it easier to manage your inventory and reduce clutter in your home.5. Store extra equipmentIf you’re a hobbyist or a do-it-yourselfer, you may not have enough space in your home for a dedicated workshop. But a self-storage unit can be the perfect place to store your tools and equipment.Self-storage units come in various sizes to accommodate everything from large power tools to small crafting supplies. 6. Store extra furnitureIf you’re moving into a new home but don’t have enough furniture for all of your rooms, a self-storage unit can easily store extra furniture until you’re ready for it.Make sure you choose a clean and dry unit and wrap your furniture in blankets or plastic to protect it from dust and moisture.7. Store your RV or boatIf you live in an area that experiences cold winters, you may be wondering what to do with your recreational vehicle or boat. After all, you can’t just leave it out in the open where it will be exposed to the elements. One option is to rent a self-storage unit in Wichita, KS. This will protect your RV or boat from the cold and snow, and you won’t have to worry about it taking up space in your driveway or garage. Plus, many storage facilities offer special discounts for long-term rentals, so you can save money in the process. So if you’re looking for a safe and affordable way to store your RV or boat this winter, a self-storage unit may be the perfect solution.8. Store your children’s toys and gamesIf your kids have too many toys and games, a self-storage unit can be a great way to keep them out of the way when they’re not in use. You can also use self-storage for your children’s seasonal items, such as costumes and holiday decorations.9. Keep your important business files and documents safe and secureWhether you’re an entrepreneur or a small business owner, your business documents and records can be essential to your company’s success. A self-storage unit can be a great place to store your business files and records, keeping them safe and secure until you need them.You can also use a self-storage unit to store your company’s marketing materials, product samples, and other essential business items. The best way to choose the right one for storing these things though is by checking if it has climate control because paper deteriorates over time without protection from humidity or warmth!Final ThoughtsOverall, there are many different ways to use a self-storage unit to organize your home or business better. A self-storage unit can provide the perfect solution whether you need to store holiday decorations, winter clothes, furniture, toys, documents, or other items.Additionally, investing in a climate-controlled self-storage unit can help to protect your belongings from damage caused by extreme temperature and humidity fluctuations.Contact South Rock Storage today to learn more about our storage facility in Wichita, KS and find the perfect unit for your needs!​

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