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September 15, 2021

Common Self-Storage Mistakes to Avoid

Common Self-Storage Mistakes to Avoid

You’ve reserved a storage unit and are eager to fill it with your belongings. They are excellent places to store your possessions while you’re moving, decluttering, making extra space in your home, or running a business. However, when it’s time to put your items in storage, it can be tempting to just throw everything in, close the door, and walk away. The benefits of self-storage are tremendous but only if you store your items the right way. Packing, moving, and storing your belongings, like most things, needs careful consideration and planning. Not thinking ahead is a rookie mistake. Take a look at these common self-storage mistakes and storage unit organization tips so you can get the most out of your…

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August 13, 2021

12 Items You Should Keep in a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit

12 Items You Should Keep in a Climate-Controlled Storage Unit

Storing your items in a self-storage unit is useful if you want to free up more space in your home, or when you are moving out, or even when you need temporary storage for your stuff. But did you know that there are specific items that are sensitive to temperature changes and may be damaged if you rent a regular storage unit? A lot can happen to your stuff while it’s sitting in storage. Moisture can build-up, it can be exposed to extreme temperatures, and the most common concern is pests living in your storage unit. How then, can you make sure that your items are in the same condition they were when in when you put them in storage?…

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July 12, 2021

How to Help a Hoarder Declutter

How to Help a Hoarder Declutter

Hoarding is defined as a “psychological disorder characterized by persistent difficulty discarding or eliminating possessions.” People with hoarding disorder excessively save items that other people may consider worthless. Their persistent refusal to get rid of possessions often leads to clutter that gets in their way of using living or work spaces. They even experience so much distress just at the thought of having to discard items. Do you suspect that someone in your family or group of friends is a hoarder? If you see a family member or friend struggling with getting rid of possessions, living in an excessively cluttered space, and experiencing distress when asked to throw items away, reach out and offer help. However, hoarding is complex, so…

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June 15, 2021

How Renting Self-Storage Saves You Money When Moving Provinces

How Renting Self-Storage Saves You Money When Moving Provinces

Let’s face it: moving out can be daunting, especially when you’re headed somewhere out of your province. There’s an awful lot of work to do, and even the planning stages can be quite daunting, not to mention financially challenging. You, however, have tons of options to ease up your moving experience. One of the most effective solutions is using a self-storage facility. Renting a storage unit comes in handy when you need a safe place to store your belongings while you search for a new home or while you finalize the papers for your new place. There are other benefits to using self-storage that ultimately save you time, energy, AND money when moving out of the province. 1. Temporary Storage…

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May 10, 2021

Self-Storage for the Self-Employed

Self-Storage for the Self-Employed

If you run your own business — pandemic or no — chances are you’re looking to maximize your productivity and reduce your expenses. For the self-employed, renting an office or retail space will allow you to do just that. Renting self-storage units is a viable solution for self-employed people who don’t have enough space in their own homes, or need to work outside most of the time. If you’re planning on starting your own small business, or are looking for ways to save money, read how self-storage can help you run your business smoothly. Safely Store Your Goods and Inventory For the self-employed, the question of storing your supplies and products in your home can be quite daunting. Do you…

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April 7, 2021

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home: 2021 Edition

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home: 2021 Edition

It’s April: the sun is up, the flowers, abloom. It feels like there is no better time to open up to the world to get something done after those long dreary winter nights. This seems to be why springtime is the perfect time for most of us to do house-wide decluttering, cleaning, and reorganizing. With more time at home compelling us to pay attention to the dirty nooks and crannies we haven’t noticed before, there’s no reason not to get right down to it. Feeling the urge to pick up a broom or the vacuum cleaner yet? Start your spring cleaning at home right with these ideas and make this seemingly tedious work seem more palatable. Make a Checklist As…

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March 10, 2021

7 Ways To Store Your Snowboards and Skis

7 Ways To Store Your Snowboards and Skis

If you’re the type of person who loves to stay active in the winter, then you’ve probably seen your fair share of action down those snow-covered slopes. After all, nothing beats the thrill and excitement of snowboarding or skiing during the wintertime. With the last vestiges of winter melting away, it’s time to pack up and put your skis and snowboards back into storage. However, you have to store these types of equipment properly. Otherwise, they will deteriorate and become unusable. If you want to make sure that your snowboards and skis are in top shape for the next winter, you need to know how to store them properly. To help you get started, here are effective snowboard and ski…

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