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.
Continue reading School’s Out! 5 Simple Storage Tips For Moving Out Of Your College Dorm Room
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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Fortunately, winter will be over soon. While the warm spring weather is always very welcome, for a lot of us it also means that we have to find storage solutions for our winter clothing.
We asked Patricia Wynowsky, Site Manager for our Apple Self-Storage location in Kitchener, for her recommendations on how to store bulky winter clothing. She suggested six clever winter clothing storage ideas to tuck everything away.
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You know that you need a self-storage unit. Now you just have to figure out what storage unit size you need to store all your stuff. You don’t want something too big; you also don’t want a unit that’s too small. So we asked Jennifer Puddester, Site Manager at our Apple Self Storage location in Halifax, for some guidelines on how to select the best storage unit for your needs.
Continue reading 5 Easy Steps To Determine What Size Storage Unit You Need
Bikes are pretty low maintenance when it comes to winter storage. However, there are a several simple things you can do to protect it from damage and ensure it’ll be in great shape for your next season of riding. The most important thing is definitely don’t let it sit outside.
Apple Self-Storage Site Manager Crystal Morrison and bike expert Kevin Wallace from Gears Bike Shop shared their top bicycle storage suggestions with us. Here are 4 tips you need to know before storing your bike for the winter.
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Soon it will be time to pack up your outdoor living area and protect your patio furniture for the winter. Even furniture that is considered weather-resistant will last longer when stored in a warm, dry place such as a storage unit. We asked Melissa LeBlanc from Apple Self Storage for tips on how to properly store and maintain different types of patio furniture in a storage unit.
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Don’t want to leave your BBQ out in the cold this winter? If you stop grilling once the leaves start flying, then now’s a good time to prepare your BBQ for a cozy hibernation.
Apple Self Storage Site Manager Sherri Prankard, recommends that it’s best to store your grill inside in a dry location such as a garage or storage unit where it’s protected from rain and snow. For many of us there’s not enough room in the garage to store a BBQ, so renting a storage unit is a simple and affordable solution.
Continue reading 3 Things You Need To Do Before Storing Your BBQ For The Winter
“Winter is coming.” In Game of Thrones, this ominous warning has been heard from one season to the next before finally arriving. But for most of us here in Canada, the coming of winter is a lot more predictable. As boating season draws to a close, it’s time to prepare your boat and store it safely to weather the cold and darkness that lies ahead.
Instead of storing your boat outside exposed to the elements, a quick, convenient and affordable option is to just trailer it into a self-storage unit. Heather Brown, Site Manager at Apple Self Storage in Fredericton North, has some tips to help you prepare your boat for its long winter’s nap.
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Out of sight, out of mind is one of the benefits of putting your possessions into a self-storage unit. But to really put your mind at ease, you want to be sure that your items are stored safely and securely to minimize any risk of damage or theft. Louise Gaerdes, a Site Manager at Apple Self-Storage, shares some valuable tips on how to determine if a storage-unit facility is safe and suitable, along with the best way to protect the contents of your unit.
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The holiday season is over. While the festive spirit may be tucked away for another year, what about all your holiday decorations? All that festive finery, twinkling lights, breakable ornaments, artificial trees and inflatable snowmen can take up a lot of space in your house, garage, or condo.
Here are 7 creative storage ideas that will keep your decorations safe while saving valuable storage space. Plus, it will make it easier to decorate when the holidays roll around again.
1. Be Eggcentric
Use cardboard egg cartons to store small round ornaments that are breakable. Cartons are easy to stack up and safely tuck away. For larger round decorations, use plastic apple crates. Continue reading 7 Smart Storage Tips for Christmas Decorations