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.
When it comes to preparing for a move, a little advance planning can make the whole thing go so much smoother. Whether you’re taking everything to your new home or putting some stuff into a self-storage unit, these packing and storage tips can help take the stress out of moving day.
Gather packing materials
Collect as many boxes as you think you’ll need, along with tape (in different colours), markers, labels, and packing material (e.g., foam shipping noodles, bubble wrap, packing paper or towels).
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People store all kinds of things in self storage – from furniture to surplus business inventory to vehicles. But no matter what these tenants are storing they have one common concern: that their storage unit is safe. In fact, that’s often the first question a new self storage tenant will ask when renting a unit: Is my stuff really safe here?
The Myth of Self Storage Crime
Earlier this year concerns were raised with the Regional District of North Okanagan in British Columbia about a new self-storage development in the area near Swan Lake. A popular tourist destination in warmer months, some local residents complained that a self-storage facility would cater only to those tourists who would use it to store recreational vehicle and boats. The other concern is that the facility would be a blight on an otherwise scenic landscape.
Whether you’re completely convinced on climate change or are just trying to save a little on your gas bill by driving a hybrid, environmental concerns are top of mind for many Canadians. One way to do your part for the environment is to shrink your carbon footprint. According to timeforchange.org your carbon footprint is “the total amount of greenhouse gases produced directly and indirectly to support human activities.” Greenhouse gas emissions can have a negative impact on many different aspects of our environment. Virtually everything we do has the potential to contribute to our carbon footprint, so the more steps we can take to reduce it, the better off our planet will be in the long run.
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?
The more ambitious and over-the-top a New Year’s resolution, the likelier it is to fail; it could take a few weeks or a few months, but the outcome is depressingly consistent. This year, why not resolve to be a little more realistic in your goals and expectations? If you’ve been struggling with a cluttered home or business, know that you don’t have to go it alone—lean on self storage in 2014 to help you uphold your New Year’s resolution and live better.
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.
With the holiday season on the horizon, there’s no better time to pause for reflection and spend some much-needed time with the people you care most about. But for many families in Canada, the idyllic scenes presented on TV and in Christmas cards don’t reflect reality. That’s why Apple Self Storage has decided to hold a series of food drives, which are taking place now at three Halifax-area storage facilities in the run-up to Christmas.
Please be advised that there will be an auction held at the following locations,
Auctions starts at 10am on October 19th.
Auctions starts at 12pm on October 19th.
Auction starts at 10 am on November 2nd.
Will begin on November 7th at approximately 10am. (It will begin after the Weston Self Storage Auction has finished).
Auction starts at 9 am on November 7th.
Hope to see you there!