Winter enthusiasts love the Connecticut weather. Our state has many parks for winter activities to enjoy, such as downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, tubing, and ice climbing. When you head home from a day of fun in the snow, you will have a lot of wet and cold sports gear to store away. Having a place to clean and store winter items ensures that the equipment is protected as it dries and is organized in the right places.
Mud rooms are areas that sit between the entrance and the main areas of your home. They can be a dedicated room or you can create a mudroom space near your front door. They should contain storage organizers that allow for outdoor clothing to be hung up on rods or pegs. There may also be a sitting bench and cubby spaces for shoes or accessories. The mudroom is a perfect place to warm up frosty outerwear and keep them separate from other items as they dry. You can also keep
Garage Storage Ideas
Garages are another place where winter gear may be stored. If the garage is unheated, make sure to dry wet items to prevent rust and other damage. Use slat boards or peg boards to hold smaller items like helmets and sports racks or cabinets for larger things like skis or a snowboard. A custom storage manufacturer such as Closet & Storage Concepts can help organize your garage to maximize space while still having places to store your winter gear. You’ll be able to hang items off the ground and keep them safe within bins and closet spaces without taking up valuable floor space that is needed for your vehicles.
When it comes to larger winter sports items such as snowmobiles, you may have to use off-site rental storage.
Many people simply may not have the space to create a mudroom or have a garage to store their equipment. For smaller more manageable items, consider redesigning your hallway or bedroom closet to hold them where they will be easy to access. A custom closet design allows you to keep winter gear separate from the everyday items you use. Depending on the size of the closet, you can also utilize hooks and pegs on walls and the closet door to hang winter gear.
To enjoy the Connecticut winters, make sure to keep gear clean and in working order. The right storage organization will also ensure that winter sports equipment has a place of its own in your home. Contact Closet & Storage Concepts Connecticut today to discuss options!