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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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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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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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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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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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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Compared to move-in day, moving out seems like no big deal. But it can be almost as stressful if you don’t plan ahead … especially if you’re juggling final exams right around the same time as you’re trying to pack up.
Dee Smith, Site Manager at Apple Self Storage in Aurora, shares her five favourite tips to help make your move as smooth as possible.
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Do you ever look around your home and say “I’ve got to do something about all this stuff!” Then it’s time to declutter.
So what’s the best way to get started? We asked Jennifer Bakos, Site Manager at our Apple Self-Storage Danforth location for her suggestions. Here are five of her favourite home organization tips for tackling a decluttering project.
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