Not like this…

An image of how people should not store their mower.

Here are some commonsense tips for storing your lawnmower in a self storage facility:

  1. Drain any excess oil or petrol. One of the standard conditions when using storage is that you are unable to store anything flammable in your space.
  2. Store your mower horizontally (flat). This will prevent oil/petrol leakage.
  3. Fold down the handle. If the handle folds or breaks down then make sure this is done. This will save you storage space.
  4. Clean your mower before storing. By removing excess grass clippings and dirt and storing your mower in a clean condition you will help prevent any deterioration/rust especially when storing long term. You will also discourage any pests which may be attracted to the grass clippings.