6 Tips to Prepare Your Home For Renovation

Summer is always a popular time for home improvement and home renovation projects. It’s so exciting to envision the final outcome. There are also a number of steps along the way to keep in mind to make your renovation dream a reality.  

 

Sherri Prankard and Sandra Martin, Site Managers at Apple Self-Storage in Niagara, had some suggestions to make the home renovation process go as smoothly as possible. 

 

“A big question for homeowners is where to put all their stuff,” said Sherri. “If you’re renovating, renting a storage unit solves a lot of problems. It frees up space for you or your contractors to work, and all your belongings are safely stored away from any possible damage.”

 

“And then there’s all that dust,” added Sandra. “Drywall and renovation dust just seems to get everywhere in the house, no matter how hard you try to keep it contained. Moving extra items and furniture into a storage unit certainly helps with the clean-up process.”

 

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How To Downsize Your Home: 6 Steps To Ditch The Stress

Moving to a smaller space can be a big challenge. What do you keep and what do you get rid of… and how do you decide? The whole decluttering process can be very stressful. And the more stuff you have, the harder it can be.

 

Dinah Wray, Site Manager at Apple Self Storage in St. Catharines, has some tips to help minimize the stress of downsizing. Whenever anyone asks, she usually suggests these six simple steps to help declutter as efficiently as possible.

 

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7 Essential Tips For Helping Seniors Move Out Of Their House

Downsizing to move into a smaller place is rarely easy. When you’re helping your elderly parents move you have the added consideration of their emotional attachment to their home and possessions. It can be very hard deciding what to keep and what to let go of.

 

We asked Jennifer Bakos, Site Manager at Apple Self Storage in downtown Toronto, for some suggestions on how to help seniors downsize to move into a new home or retirement community.

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6 Tips To Pack Quickly For A Last-Minute Move

 

Packing for a move is never easy. And when you have to pack quickly with limited time, it’s that much harder.

 

We asked Site Manager Vaughn and Sales Associate Lauren at Apple Self-Storage in Mississauga for their favourite tips to pack in a pinch without the panic.

 

“When you don’t have a lot of time, make the most of it by getting organized,” says Vaughn. “Make a list detailing everything that needs to be done.”

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7 DIY Home Staging Tips That Won’t Break The Bank

When it comes time to sell your house, staging it so that it looks as inviting as possible really helps with the sale. Research shows that well-staged homes tend to sell faster and for a 10-15% higher price than un-staged homes. If hiring a professional home stager isn’t in your budget, there are still a number of simple things you can do to make your home look its best.

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6 Tips And Tricks For Decluttering Your Garage Before Summer

Do you have a garage with no room to park your car? Funny enough, that’s the case for a lot of folks. The garage is often where we shove stuff we don’t know what to do with … and when it gets full, the car has to sit in the driveway.

 

If you’ve turned your garage into a makeshift storage locker, then now’s the time to declutter and put your car back where it belongs.

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8 Simple Steps For Decluttering Your Winter Gear

Spring is fast approaching … not fast enough for some of us, and too fast for others. Either way, it’ll soon be time to put away your winter parkas, boots, toques, and gloves, as well as all your winter sports clothing and gear. With a little bit of planning and organization, you can tuck everything neatly away and be all set for next year’s cold blast.

 

Check out these simple tips to declutter and store all your winter gear.

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