Looking for the simplest and most effective way to boost the resale value of your home? Declutter, declutter, declutter! Yes, it’s as easy as that.
Taking the time to thoroughly clear out all your excess stuff will have a huge impact on how quickly you can sell your home.
Angela Mchatten, Site Manager at Apple Self Storage in Fredericton, couldn’t agree more on the benefits of decluttering. “So many of us just can’t bear to part with things and our homes become crammed full of stuff,” said Angela. “But when it comes time to sell, getting rid of all that clutter and cleaning your house until it sparkles, inside and out, makes all the difference. Here are my favourite tips to get going on the decluttering process.”
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There’s a lot to be said for living a minimalist lifestyle. It’s the chance to simplify your life by figuring out what’s essential to you and getting rid of the rest. You’re letting go of the needless clutter that weighs you down and makes you anxious at the thought of dealing with it!
A minimalist lifestyle starts with decluttering. Fortunately, all it takes is baby steps to get started. Do one thing at a time … bit by bit … and before you know it you’ll be able to enjoy a wonderful sense of calm and quiet contentment from living in a decluttered, organized space.
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Since 2004, Rotary4Kids has been an initiative of the Rotary Club of North Bay to raise money to assist children with special needs and their families overcome challenging circumstances.
We are humbled to take part in the Rotary 4KIDS Radiothon and Auction this year! Apple Self Storage is supplying 3 months of free rent on a 10×10 unit for their silent auction. Make sure to tune into the Peak 95.1FM’s John Eaton’s ‘Talk of the Town’ show during the Jan 15th run-up and the Feb 14th radiothon.
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Decking out your home with your favourite Christmas holiday décor is always fun. But when the season is over, where do you store all your holiday decorations? And have you noticed that your Christmas decorating collection seems to get larger every year?
We turned to Jennifer Bakos, site manager at our Apple Storage location on Dawes Road in Toronto, for some advice. She had some great ideas for the best ways to safely tuck away your holiday items without taking up too storage space in your home or condo.
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Doing your Christmas shopping online is certainly convenient. The only catch is making sure that all your gifts arrive safely and remain secret until the big day. Fortunately, there are options for alternative delivery addresses.
We asked Michelle Milley, site manager at Apple Self Storage in Kitchener, what she’d suggest. She offered up six great ways to keep your parcels out of the hands of “porch pirates” who knick packages sitting on the front porch, as well as hidden away from curious family and friends who just can’t wait to find out what’s in the box!
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We have been working with The ABLE Network for many years. Last year we donated a total of $15,580 but this year we were able to raise $50,000 through a series of support programs. This month we presented a giant cheque totalling $18,460 to Doug Sooley at the Annual Awards Dinner. We are proud and honoured to have Doug as such a wonderful addition to the administration team at Apple Self Storage.
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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 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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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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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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