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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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
This time of the year, interior design magazines and websites are bursting with all kinds of inspiring ideas for absolutely gorgeous holiday home decor. But to make your home look as truly magical as you’d like, you probably need to clear some space to set up all your festive finery. That’s where a self-storage unit can help. By renting a storage unit, you can quickly declutter your home and make your dream holiday theme come to life.
Here are some easy ways to fill your home with the holiday spirit:
Keep holiday gifts a surprise!
If you don’t want family members ransacking the house looking for their presents, why not tuck gifts safely away in a storage unit. It’s the perfect, pre-Xmas hiding place. Continue reading 5 Ways Storage Units Can Help Transform Your Home for the Holidays
You’ve either put your winter tires on your car already, or you’re about to. Everyone knows that storing these big bulky items can be a hassle, however, did you know that if you don’t store your summer tires properly during the frosty winter months that you can actually shorten the life of your tires? Protecting your tires from the elements and temperature extremes can make a big difference to how well they age.
Keep reading for 13 Do’s and Don’ts for proper summer tire storage.
The days are getting colder and soon you’ll want to pull out a comfy sweater, but is it too cluttered in your closet to find it? You’ve heard of “Spring cleaning”, but that shouldn’t be the only time of year to clean up or clear-out. The Fall season is a good time to switch out your summer stuff and get ready for the colder days. A closet packed full with all 4 seasons will make your life more difficult than it should.
Organization is key when switching out seasonal wardrobes. Follow these 4 tips to get your closet ready for Fall. Continue reading 4 Tips to Organize your Fall Closet