03 May 2024/General

Get Ready for Summer Fun: De-Winterizing Your Toys with U STORE IT

As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, it’s time to shake off the winter chill and embrace the warmth of summer. For many outdoor enthusiasts, this means de-winterizing their beloved recreational toys and getting ready for a season of adventure and fun in the sun. At U STORE IT, we understand the excitement of gearing up for summer, so we’ve compiled a helpful guide to de-winterizing your toys and ensuring they’re ready for action.

Boats and Watercraft:

  • Start by inspecting your boat or watercraft for any signs of damage or wear incurred during storage.
  • Check the engine, battery, and electrical systems to ensure everything is functioning properly.
  • Top off fluids, including fuel, oil, and coolant, and replace any filters or spark plugs as needed.
  • Give your boat a thorough cleaning, both inside and out, to remove any dirt, grime, or residue accumulated during storage.

RVs and Campers:

  • Begin by checking the exterior of your RV or camper for any signs of damage, such as cracks, leaks, or pests.
  • Inspect the tires for proper inflation, tread wear, and any signs of dry rot.
  • Test all appliances, including the refrigerator, stove, oven, and air conditioning unit, to ensure they are in working order.
  • Clean the interior of your RV or camper thoroughly, paying special attention to the kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping areas.

Motorcycles and ATVs:

  • Start by inspecting the tires for proper inflation and any signs of wear or damage.
  • Check the oil, brake fluid, and coolant levels, and top off or replace as needed.
  • Test the brakes, lights, and electrical systems to ensure they are functioning properly.
  • Give your motorcycle or ATV a thorough cleaning, including washing and waxing the exterior and cleaning the chain or drive belt.

Outdoor Furniture and Grills:

  • Remove any covers or protective wraps from your outdoor furniture and grills.
  • Inspect for any damage, such as rust, mold, or mildew, and clean or repair as needed.
  • Give your furniture a fresh coat of paint or stain to protect it from the elements and restore its appearance.
  • Clean your grill thoroughly, including the grates, burners, and grease trap, to ensure it’s ready for summer barbecues.

Patio and Pool Toys:

  • Inflate any pool floats, rafts, or toys and inspect for leaks or damage.
  • Clean your toys with mild soap and water to remove any dirt or debris accumulated during storage.
  • Store your toys in a dry, climate-controlled environment, such as a storage unit from U STORE IT, to protect them from the elements and prolong their lifespan.

By following these tips and de-winterizing your toys with care, you can ensure they’re ready for a summer filled with adventure, relaxation, and fun. And when it’s time to put your toys away for the season, consider storing them in a secure storage unit from U STORE IT to keep them safe and protected until next year. Happy de-winterizing, and here’s to a summer full of unforgettable memories!