July 4th Independence Day

July 4th Independence Day

July 4th is fast approaching, which means its about time to start planning your holiday! There are a ton of things going on in Seattle and the surrounding area for the long-weekend but we’ve decided to simplify things and head out for an old-fashioned picnic!

We’ve gathered up some handy tips to make this Independence Day one to remember:

  • Ditch the car…and grab a bike: nothing is sweeter than a cool West Coast breeze running through your hair and the feeling of the road beneath your feet! Clever people have come up with some awesome bike-picnic combos for packing and transporting your lunch. Our favourites include the 6-Bottle Holder from Firebox to safely carry beer or pop-bottles, BEG Picnic Rugs and the Eleven81 Bird Cage!
  • Pack a mason jar salad: not only portable, but easy and beautiful! Put your dressing at the bottom, fruits, veggies or nuts in the middle and lettuce on the top to avoid the dreaded soggy salad! Here’s a cool infographic showing you exactly how to do it.
  • Cold water on the go: grab a few plastic water bottles, fill them halfway and freeze overnight before your picnic adventure! Top them up with water when you’re ready to go for cold H20 throughout the day and make-shift icepacks to keep any perishables from getting too warm.The team at Storrage hopes you enjoy your weekend and think of us when summer is over. Our local storrage facilities are designed for winter bike storage and our containers can hold up to 40 pounds of seasonal gear like picnic baskets, reusable plastic plates and summer clothes!Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates and tips on living well.