Summer equipment, whether it is gardening tools or machinery, should be stored with care in short term storage so that it is ready to go and in good condition when it comes time to take it out the following spring or summer. As we continue our journey to winter proof our homes, we are also looking into winter proofing our yards.

Especially items that are not being used during the cold winter months, lying around, and taking up unnecessary space.

Items such as:

  • Lawn Mowers
  • Mini Tractors
  • Saws
  • Grinders
  • Drills
  • Water Hoses
  • Shovels
  • Spades
  • Wheelbarrows
  • Leaf Blowers 

Finding enough space at home to properly protect all these items away from the harsh winter weather can be challenging. Your garage or shed might not be enough to contain all of them. A self-storage unit might be the best solution to consider. As it is save, secure and you can find a unit at R59 Self-Storage to suit your exact needs.

If you are getting ready to store your summer equipment away for the winter, below are some ideas to help you get it prepped efficiently and effectively.



If you do not usually wipe off your tools after each use, it is a good idea to adapt this. Any dirt, dust or moisture left on the tool can result in corrosion. Before putting the tools into storage, use a paint brush to remove any dust or dirt on your tools. If your tools require a little extra care, use a cloth and some oil to remove any stubborn dirt. This will ensure that your tools are ready for long term and short term storage.



When wiping down each tool, keep an eye out for any broken, damaged, or rusty tools. The broken or damaged tools should be disposed of, and the rusty tools should be set to the side. Removing any broken or damaged tools from your collection will not only make it easier to find the tool you want; it will also improve the overall health of your tools.



Next, it is time to treat the rusty tools in your collection. Even if a tool only has a small amount of rust on it, it is still important that it is treated for rust. The sooner you’re able to treat the tool to prevent the rust from spreading, the better.


And when you are ready to go, start packing the smaller tools into containers, and load it together with the big boys, ready to be stored in your Self-Storage unit.

We encourage you to take an online look at our website and the variety of sized self-storage units we have for rent. Contact us so we can help you with all the information you need at 016-366-3200 or 


Our newly built storage units are clean, modern and of high standard. With very affordable prices this is the best self-storage facilities that you will find in the Vaal Triangle! We are located just off the R59 off-ramp, close to Meyerton, Vereeniging, Vanderbijlpark, Alberton and Johannesburg.

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