Store Your Outdoor Gear, Keep Your Significant Other Happy

February 25, 2019


Hobbies can either make or break a relationship. If you’re the type of person who spends most of their free time embracing everything the Pacific Northwest has to offer, you probably have enough hobbies to fill a small room, and your gear could probably fill a small house. Rather than making your significant other deal with more gear hidden under your bed, in your kitchen cabinets, under the driver's seat of your car, etc., why not get the right size storage unit to do all the concealing for you?

Your Small Gear (Rock Climbing, Snowshoeing, Bouldering)

Your small gear may be taking up more space than you care to admit—and it may be driving your significant other batty. The key to storing small gear like rock climbing rope, shoes, snowshoes, or carabiners is clear bins. Clear bins are great because they allow you to stack everything to make more room in your unit while also keeping all of your small gear in one, concealed space. Plus, you can always embrace your inner Marie Kondo and KonMari up your storage unit by creating some labels and color coding your bins; that way when you’re looking for specific gear, it’s easier to find.

Your Large Gear (Camping Stuff, Kayaks, Canoes)

The gear that takes up the most space is camping gear. With tents, sleeping bags, pads, grills, backpacks, and everything else you need to embrace your inner Bear Grylls, you may be wondering how you’ll ever be able to store it all. With a large 10x10 unit, you can store all of your camping gear, kayaks, canoes, a small house, and even a family of raccoons in your unit.

Your “I Have Too Much Gear” Gear

If you have small gear, large gear, and every other type of gear in between, you may need to call hoarders anonymous. Or you can just store it in a large storage unit. The great thing about outdoor gear is that, as long as you do it right, you can store a lot of it in just one large 10x15 storage unit. But how? In addition to putting all of your small gear in clear bins, you can store your large gear (like snowboards and skis) in an upright position; that way they take up less room and won’t get damaged. As long as your unit is organized well, you should have plenty of room to be able to store it all.

Having all of your outdoor gear out of your house and into one centralized location can be a real game changer. Not only will you keep your significant other happy, but you’ll probably also have an easier time finding everything when you actually need to use it.

If you’re more of a visual learner, check out our interactive size selector to determine how much room you’ll actually need. Let us help you save your relationship and find the right storage unit to store all of your gear in either Washington or Oregon.

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