Hiding Christmas Presents? We Know The BEST Secret Hiding Places

Kids are curious, and when it comes to Christmas presents, they can be downright obsessed. And it’s not just kids. There are some grown-ups that just can’t wait until December 25th to find out what Santa has brought them.

 

If you’re running out of hiding places, we’ve got a few ideas for you … along with a secret hiding place you may not know about.

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The 5 Best Tips For Summer Sports Equipment Storage

The snow has already started falling in parts of Canada. If you’ve been holding off on storing your summer sports equipment, then clearly now is the time. We asked Marc, Site Manager at Apple Self-Storage in Mississauga for some ideas about the best way to store the different kinds of summer sports equipment. Marc suggested you start by storing the big and awkward stuff first. Then you can fit whatever else you have around the big stuff.

 

Here are 5 tips for sports equipment storage:

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Top 10 Things To NOT Put Into a Storage Unit

At some point in your life, you’re probably going to need a self-storage unit. Whether it’s for short term or long term storage of seasonal items, downsizing, decluttering, moving or warehousing business items.

 

It’s always a good idea to plan ahead for storage. When you know how much room you’ll need, then you can shop around and find the best facility. Your decision shouldn’t just be based on price – be sure to consider location, security, convenience, climate control and access, as well.

 

When it comes to what to put into your storage unit – anything goes. Well actually, not everything. Thanks to Crystal, the site manager at our Kingston location, here’s a list of items that should NOT be kept in a self-storage unit.

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4 Ways To Store Your Summer Clothes For The Winter

For many of us, it’s now time to do the winter-summer wardrobe switchover. Whether you’re putting your clothes in an extra closet or have a self-storage unit to house your belongings, you want to make sure that everything you pack away is being stored correctly.

To help you prepare your garments for winter hibernation, Sherri Prankard, our Niagara Site Manager, came up with the SWOP approach to storing your summer clothes. Follow these four easy steps and your wardrobe is sure to be in great shape come next spring.

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7 Essential Tips For Garden Tool Storage

You’ve nurtured your garden with TLC since the first bud blossomed in the spring. Soon it’ll be time to put the garden to bed. After your final mowing, pruning, wrapping and mulching, there’s one last thing to do … prepare your garden tools and equipment for their winter rest. All too often these hard-working heroes are just tossed into a garage or outdoor storage shed.

 

Here are some simple ways you can prep your garden tools for winter storage so they’ll be ready to spring into action next season.

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6 Simple Steps For Closing Your Pool For Winter

Everyone out of the pool! Sadly the season is over and it’s time to close up. It’s essential to winterize your pool properly or it won’t be nearly as much fun next season. Whether you do it yourself or pay a professional, it’s worth the time and effort.

Here are some simple steps to properly close your pool for winter.   

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What To Buy (And What Not To Buy) After Moving

You’ve moved into your new place and visions of creating the perfect home dance in your head. But before you get carried away buying things to make it look like a magazine spread, hold on! It’s actually better to take some time to settle into your new space before you start filling it up with furniture, appliances and décor items.

 

Sherri Prankard, Site Manager at Apple Self Storage in Niagara Falls put together a list of what to buy right away and what not to spend money on.

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6 Tips For Settling Into A New Home

Moving to a new home is exciting, but also challenging.  It can even be a bit overwhelming. Whether it’s a different part of town, or a new city entirely, it still takes time to settle in and adjust to your new surroundings. On the flip side, after a move, everything is different and new … and there are endless new possibilities to discover.

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Storage Unit Insurance: What Is It And Why Do I Need it?

Most self-storage facilities provide strong security to protect your belongings. What storage companies can’t protect against are things like fires, floods and unforseen occurrences that can damage your stuff. That’s when you need storage unit insurance.

 

We asked Patricia Wynowsky, Site Manager at Apple Self Storage in Kitchener, to answer the common questions that people have about storage unit insurance.

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