7 Reasons to Rent a Storage Unit This Summer

Summer is the peak season for self storage and there are plenty of reasons why. Homeowners tend to do a big cleanup or tackle home improvement projects at this time of the year. Students are moving back home for the summer with all their stuff. And with summer fun in full swing, the last thing you want to see is reminders of chilly winter with snow blowers and the like lurking in the garage. 


Moving is often a popular reason for renting a storage unit, according to Dee Smith, Site Manager at Apple Self Storage in Aurora. “Lots of people move at this time of year,” says Dee. “They come and see us because they need a place to store their belongings in between home selling and buying. We also get people who are looking to store extra furniture and items while their homes are being staged for sale.”


Here are 7 great reasons to rent a storage unit this summer:


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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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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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8 Tips To Prepare Your RV For Winter Storage

As the weather starts to get colder and the winter begins to set in, preparing your summer items for winter storage becomes more and more important. If you own an RV, preparing it for the winter is especially important.  Frozen or damaged water lines are the most common problem for RVs that are not properly prepared for winter storage, but animals and cold weather extremes can mess with your RV as well. By winterizing your RV properly, you can prevent costly damage while also extending the life and resale value of your RV.


Vaughn Khan, Site Manager for the Mississauga-Erindale Apple Self Storage, answered some of the common questions RV owners have about winter storage. Here’s how you can keep your RV in good shape until you take it out on the road again:

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3 Tips for Keeping Electronics in a Storage Unit

When you move, or have an unused electronic device taking up space, you may need to store it. As these can be expensive purchases, it is important to protect your investment by understanding how to store electronics for the long-term without damaging them in the process.

Whatever the reason, a storage unit can be like your extra bedroom space but better. Read the following 3 tips to storing electronics the right way.


1.     Rent A Climate Controlled Storage Unit

Electronic items like computers, printers or even mobile phones must be stored in the right temperature to ensure product longevity.

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Do I Need Storage Unit Insurance? 5 FAQs

Our storage locations are equipped with strong security, but there are certain things that can’t be accounted for. Things like fires, floods, or other extreme conditions could damage your possessions. For these rare instances self-storage insurance is available. Here are 5 frequently asked questions about storage insurance:


1. Does My Home Insurance Cover My Storage Unit?

You might be surprised to find out that your home insurance policy may not cover your possessions stored outside the insured premises. If you are looking to store your possessions in a storage unit, it is best to double check with your insurance provider to see what coverage you have. Although some homeowner’s or renter’s insurance does cover self-storage, the coverage is often quite restricted in terms of what is covered and how much.


2. What Types Of Self Storage Insurance Are Available?

There are 2 types of Storage Insurance:
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You Move In & We Give Back To Charity!

In case you didn’t know, Apple Self Storage was created by 3 brothers. 35 years later, we are still a family-owned business and we pride ourselves on that fact. We are focused on keeping promises and maintaining high standards. Another important value our family shares with our business is giving back to the community.


Why We Give Back

Our family and our business believe in the importance of giving back to the community. We like to see that our community is growing and supporting all community members.  That’s why Apple Self Storage has decided to support The Able Network, a community based program that provides relevant inclusive work and recreation opportunities for young adults with Intellectual Disabilities (ID).

The goal is to raise $10,000 for The Able Network! And YOU can help!


$10 from each new move-in betweenOct.1st and Nov.20th goes towards this great cause! We will be supporting the Able Network by raising money at all 26 of our locations across Canada. All you have to do is rent a storage unit and you’ll be helping us give back to the community!

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Incredible Facts About Storage in Toronto

Individuals hire storage facilities for a number of reasons. It is always disappointing to buy new furniture or household goods and lack space to store them. However, there could also be other reasons why you might lack space thus, finding the need to find the right storage company to cater to your storage needs. There are several storage companies in Toronto that give you full guarantee of storing your property in the most secure location.

A fact about storage companies in Toronto is that they are spacious and can accommodate enormous number of goods and their maintenance practices are of the highest standard. Most of these companies are well established and in most instances, managers are contracted to ensure that they are well maintained. This fact gives you full guarantee that all your properties will be maintained in the highest standard for the longest time as long as you pay your monthly dues on time.

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