How can you store your outdoor equipment
25 January, 2018 by
How can you store your outdoor equipment
Miriam Wray

Tourists coming to Germany may come to us and think that our idea of ​​a nice summer afternoon is to sit in a beer garden with a beer, drink in a delightful little café Latte Maccciato or accompany our dachshund into the forest , Well, yes - some like it - but a good part of the population also likes to do some bolder outdoor activities.

From mountain biking, climbing and kite flying to bog snorkeling (which is a real thing), the Germans know how to have serious fun when the sun is out! In great outdoor activities, however, come to great storage difficulties. All of these sports and adventures very often require large amounts of equipment that needs to be stored somewhere. Some spouses do not like bicycles in your living room; Some roommates do not enjoy cleaning out a canoe if they want to get into the kitchen, so alternative storage needs to be found. To keep these adventurous outdoor, safe, effective and convenient adventurers, we've put together some great ideas for five popular outdoor activities.

1. Riding a Bicycle

If you have space outdoors where you can stow your bike safely, then everything is fine, but if you need to keep it in the house, then you have to find a way to do it without everyone shunting his shins on them Pedals hits. You can create a lot of space in your home by attaching a bracket to your wall or making your bike part of the furniture. There are some very clever ideas for storing bikes indoors - just brush the wheels a bit before you bring them inside. Alternatively, you can of course keep your bike in a storage room of MyBox. Thanks to the 24/7 access, you can get it out and use it at a very short notice. A single bike fits in our 1m2 storage box.

2. Driving Kanu


Depending on your commitment to this sport, you can simply hire the equipment you need each time you go to your local club. However, if you are a true enthusiast, you may have invested in your own canoe equipment. If so, you can leave your canoe outside as long as you cover it with tarpaulin (to protect it from the sun and the elements, even though you need to circulate air) and store it upside down, just above the ground - you could balance on brick. But that is not necessarily the safest solution. However, if you leave it outside, you can of course expose it to theft. There are brackets that you can attach to your walls inside to stow your canoe safely, but if you run out of space, consider asking for storage fees from your local sailing club. A good alternative is storage in a storage room at MyBox. Take a look at our "1m2 storage box.

3. Camping


For some reason, tents are sold in sacks, which magically shrink as soon as the tent is removed, making it impossible to repack them. No matter how compact you fold or roll your tent, it will probably never go back into the bag it came in. However, there are alternative storage options. Investing in a bigger sack is a good start. Buy three bags: one for the tent; one for the pegs, poles and folding chairs, and one for your electrical connection, lamps, etc. Put these in your shed if you have one, or your loft / basement / on your closet - dry everywhere and inaccessible to mice. The best way to store sleeping bags is to put them in the pockets that allow you to siphon off the air, making them very flat and easy to store. Keep in mind that your equipment is accessible at all times, because the best camping trips take place spontaneously. We never know when the weather is fine enough to sleep under canvas, so if the forecast is good, take these three bags and your sleeping bags, throw them in the car and go! In winter, you can then store the camping equipment in your storage room at MyBox. One of our 1m3 storage boxes is more than enough for camping stuff and a few other things like Summer clothes.

4. Skiing


Skiing equipment is expensive, and unfortunately that means there is a risk that it will be stolen if it is not stored safely. It is also surprising how such narrow objects indoors are so difficult to store. Theoretically, the surface of skis is very small, but in practice it can be difficult to find a spot somewhere in the house where they will not fall over or get damaged. There are ski stands, and you can reduce most of your ski clothing by storing them in vacuum bags, or you can invest in a secure, locked cabinet for your garage. After all, it depends on how often you keep your ski equipment - if you regularly go on a dry ski slope between holidays, you need to keep your equipment at home, but only if you use it when you go on vacation. if you may not store your equipment better in a MyBox storage room. more information about our "1m2 storage box.

5. Climbing


Climbers are very organized and know how important it is to keep their equipment well organized and in good condition. Nobody likes to solve knots for hours! There are several tailor-made storage solutions for climbing gear, but many climbers prefer to improvise with their old wardrobes (with additional hanging rails) and plastic boxes as their brackets. A tent can be stored in the loft, shed or above the cabinet (as above), and sleeping bags, rainwear and clothing can be kept clean, dry and compact in a vacuum cleaner bag.

Other Sport

Other popular outdoor adventure sports are kite flying, field sports, snorkeling, surfing and fishing - all the equipment for these sports offers their own unique challenges. If you think creatively about your storage needs, you can keep storage costs down (and minimal household bills over what can be stored in the kitchen / diner / bathroom), but safety must be your first consideration.

If you do not have secure storage in your backyard and there's no room in your home, then MyBox Self-Storage is a cost-effective, secure solution you should consider. If you keep it at home, check that your household contents insurance covers your equipment (whether in the garden or in the garden), as in some cases it must be explicitly included in the insurance policy. Otherwise your equipment will be expensive to replace if stolen and you will not be able to do the sport you love while you wait for these replacement parts to arrive.

Here you can find a complete overview of all prices for storages boxes and answers to many frequently asked questions which might still be open

How can you store your outdoor equipment
Miriam Wray 25 January, 2018
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