Preventing Flood Damage Before It’s Too Late
12 Mar 2018

How To Prevent Flood Damage Before It’s Too Late

One of the biggest worries for people who put their belongings into self-storage is potential flood damage. Some people go to extreme lengths to prevent flood damage while others are, unfortunately, unaware of what can be done to prevent flood damage before it’s too late. If you are thinking about…

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Storage Tips For Protecting Valuable Collectibles
28 Feb 2018

Anyone who collects something knows that the name of the game is retaining value. Whether it be stamps, coins, cards or books: a collectible is valued based on the rarity of the item and its…

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Clothing During Storage
9 Feb 2018

Most of us accumulate a huge amount of clothing throughout the course of our lives, even throughout the course of a single year. It can get to the point where we have so much clothing…

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Storage Tips On A Budget
18 Jan 2018

Some people are adept at getting the most bang for their buck no matter what the investment is. With some, it’s an instinct. They know how to research the best pricing, will go to great…

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Storing Linens
30 Dec 2017

If you are someone who really enjoys the look and feel of good linens (I think most of us probably fall into that category), then chances are you have quite a few options to choose…

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Storing Camping Equipment
18 Dec 2017

How To Properly Store Camping Equipment The end of fall and the arrival of winter is often hard to come to grips with, especially after you have spent so much quality time during the warmer…

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Fireproofing Storage Documents
8 Dec 2017

If you are a small business owner, or even just find that all of the family administrative documentation is adding up to unmanageable levels, you might use a self storage unit for document storage. Self…

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Storing Gasoline Safely
3 Nov 2017

There are many reasons you may choose to keep gasoline on hand. You may own a gas powered lawn mower (or other piece of yard equipment), or you may have some around just in case…

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Storing Corrosive Items Properly
16 Oct 2017

Many people underestimate the danger posed by many common household chemicals, especially corrosive items, and end up storing them incorrectly. This is especially dangerous if you have small animals or children around who don’t know…

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Tips For Organizing Your Linen Closet
6 Oct 2017

There are few things in the home more pleasing to the eye than a well organized linen closet. Many people’s linen closets are complete nightmares, with too many items in not enough space. While it’s…

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How To Store Fragile Items Before You Move
1 Aug 2017

The chaos of a move provides the perfect conditions for breaking something. You are running around, cleaning out closets, moving around furniture, maybe even trying to stage your house at the same time because it…

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24 Jul 2017

A bride’s wedding day is likely to be one of the most important and memorable events in her life. A big part of that day, and one of the fondest memories for many brides, is how stunning they looked in their wedding dress. A wedding dress is not only one of the centrepieces of the day, it’s also a pretty major investment for a lot of people and should be well looked after, not only after the ceremony, but more importantly, before. Below are some wedding dress storage tips that will help you keep your gown looking immaculate for when the big day arrives. Muslin garment bag These are fantastic options for storing your wedding dress before the big day…

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21 Jul 2017

Books are something we often collect after we read them. A good book can become part of who we are, which is why so many people are reluctant to give up the books that have meant the most to them – even if they are not first editions,or original prints, and can be easily bought at any major chain bookstore. When a book is an antique, however, the need to keep it in great condition increases. If you are a collector, or, perhaps, didn’t even know that you had antique books in your collection, below are some important storage tips to make sure that your books are always well protected. Avoid slipcases Many people swear by slipcases. These are containers…

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3 Jul 2017

One of the most common items that people require storage for is a mattress. Many of us are constantly downsizing or upsizing our mattresses. A mattress may have simply become unnecessary for you and your family, but you may still want to keep it around just in case. If you are wondering about the best way to store your mattress, below are some tips that you may find useful: Avoid storing your mattress in your basement When trying to store a mattress, many people opt for a basement or below-ground storage areas. This is a recipe for disaster, because basements are humidity traps and a mattress can quickly become so damaged by mold and mildew that it is no longer…

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16 Jun 2017

For people who are lucky enough to enjoy a recreational vehicle during the summer (or winter for that matter) you understand that owning a recreational vehicle is not without its chores. You don’t just put it into storage for the winter and then take it out, start it up and hit the road. The process of taking your RV out of short term storage is more involved. It requires some special know-how to ensure the vehicle is safe and ready for use. Below are four tips for taking your recreational vehicle out of storage. Consult the Owner’s Manual The owner’s manual is there for a reason: to teach you everything you need to know about safely and responsibly operating your…

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12 Jun 2017

Of all the industries that need a good self storage facility, perhaps none have a greater need than theatre and film. With all of the costumes, props, pulleys, curtains and other items necessary to put on complicated stage productions, theatre companies need space to store all of that stuff when it is not being used. If you are thinking about placing film or theatre items into storage, below are some tips for keeping them safe and secure while they are not in use. Packing and Preserving Costumes Costumes, like any expensive clothing, should be dry cleaned, put in garment bags that breathe, and stored in well-ventilated, professional quality wardrobe boxes. This is especially true for costumes that use natural textiles…

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8 May 2017

If you’ve ever used self storage before, you know that not all storage units are created equal. Some are basic, some come with specialty features such as climate control. Now some items need the extra care, and some don’t, but when it comes to storing fine art, you definitely are going to want to look into things like climate controlled storage to make sure that the art doesn’t deteriorate because of the environment. Below are some fine art storage tips to help you make sure your belongings are well protected. Protect Your Framed Pieces You are going to want to wrap the pieces up tightly with a storage blanket or bubble wrap, and then use some packing tape to seal…

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13 Apr 2017

Self storage units are used to store all manner of items, even vintage textiles. For older, more delicate items, people often opt for a storage facility that offers climate controlled storage. Certain items require a constant climate in order to maintain their look, feel, shape, colour and structural integrity. Below are some tips for keeping your climate controlled storage unit suitable for vintage textiles. The Smithsonian Institute, one of the world’s foremost collectors of valuable, historical items, strives to store their textiles at 45 percent relative humidity and 70 degrees Fahrenheit. This is not always possible to achieve, but staying near these targets, in addition to separating individual textiles with acid free tissue, rolling in acid free tubes, and storing…

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30 Nov 2016

Moving is a huge process. The number of balls in the air and the never ending list of considerations means that people inevitably forget to do one or more things. These can range from the insignificant, to the extremely burdensome and costly. If you are going over, and over your to-do list and are still worried that you haven’t checked something important off, below is a list of five common things that people tend to forget when they move. Labelling boxes. It is nearly impossible to move without putting everything into boxes. It is not, however, impossible to forget to label those boxes and discover, upon arriving to the new place, that they have no idea what is in which…

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