We all have them… New Year’s Resolutions! They’re our best intentions that we may or may not achieve throughout the year. Now that 2018 is here, we asked Patricia Wynowsky from Apple Self-Storage in Kitchener how a storage unit can help turn those resolutions into reality!
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.
Wherever people struggle with too much stuff and too little space, there is a role for self storage. This truly global solution transcends borders and language barriers, and continues to grow by the day. Recently Inside Self Storage, an industry commentator, took a look at storage around the world, which included a stop at Apple Self Storage in Toronto. The six-continent tour offered a unique perspective, complete with mountain scenery, a “sky garden” and plenty of unconventional architecture.
While the U.S. market remains the centre of the self storage universe, it makes for an interesting comparison with burgeoning or less developed markets. According to the article, Asia is seeing a major growth in demand for self storage, with Japan leading the charge. Large urban centres like Tokyo, as well as Hong Kong and Seoul, are making the most of vertical space, often with several floors of storage units to accommodate the dense blocks of residential and business buildings nearby.
Apple Self Storage received mention as a Canadian operator that continues to grow in an already established market, one facing a variety of development challenges and obstacles. The downtown Toronto self storage facility was featured in the slideshow as an example of Apple’s progression. The facility recently underwent a significant expansion to add an extra 22,000 square feet of climate-controlled self storage, providing additional cost-effective space to urbanites and business owners facing some of Canada’s steepest real estate costs.
Other entries in the list of self storage hotspots and newcomers include South Africa, Thailand, Chile, Russia, the U.K., France and Italy, where the Alps keep constant watch over the facility.
In the frigid depths of winter, nothing beats a warm, cozy spot to call your own. Your possessions, if they could talk, would surely echo that sentiment. But many people don’t fully understand the importance of temperature and air quality before deciding on a self storage unit, a lack of foresight that can leave their items in a bad spot. So, how do you know when heated storage is right for you?
For three months beginning this past September, Apple Self Storage set aside a portion of the proceeds from every new storage unit rental in support of an organization making a significant impact in its community. Earlier this month the ABLE Network was the recipient of a $6,695 cheque, following a company-wide fundraising effort that surpassed expectations.
The fundraiser was appropriately capped off at the annual Apple Self Storage Awards Dinner on December 1st. Staff presented the cheque to the ABLE Network during a night of fun and good food, which also offered a chance to reflect on and celebrate the year that was. Tough economic conditions presented challenges for many in 2013, including non-profit organizations, which rely on donations and volunteer support to continue running strong.
The ABLE Network takes an active role in the lives of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Program participants receive training and support in a number of areas, including literacy, transit and healthy living. The organization’s main goal is to prepare participants to live happily and independently, and workplace training represents a significant step in achieving that goal. By providing a natural, inclusive environment, the ABLE Network prepares participants to reach their full potential and make a positive impact within their community. Apple Self Storage is proud to support the ABLE Network and its valuable work.
A special “thank you” to all the customers who helped push the fundraiser beyond expectations.
And until December 23rd, by dropping off a non-perishable food item at any of the three Halifax-area Apple Self Storage facilities you’ll save 10% off the cost of a new storage unit. All food collected will then be donated to a local food bank to support individuals and families in need.
As part of a company-wide fundraising event running until the end of November, Apple Self Storage will reserve a portion from every new move-in and donate the proceeds to the ABLE Network. Each of Apple’s storage facilities is participating in the charity drive, and together they hope to generate $6,000 by the end of November.