The Security of Your Self Storage Lock

Don’t Let Your Last Line of Defence Be Your Cheapest!lastdefense

When you are storing goods at a self-storage facility the facility operator will have a security program in place that includes fences, controlled access gates, light and cameras. These security measures aren’t cheap, but they can only do so much to stop a thief. To truly stop a thief you need a secure lock.

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Least Security

The most frequent lock used is the basic hardened steel padlock found at the big box and hardware stores. These locks are the least secure and easily broken with a bolt cutter. To keep costs down on these mass produced locks the manufacturer only produces a small number of key combinations. What this means is that the person buying the same lock right after you could have the exact same key. These locks are also easy to pick even for amateurs. This means that theft can go undetected until you re-enter your storage unit weeks or months later. This type of lock belongs on the yard shed, not on your self-storage unit.

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Fall Home Checklist: Part Three

 September beckons us to spend more time at home. To make things more comfortable around the home here is part three of our checklist of things that will help you get your home ready for the chillier months ahead.

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12. Get covers for patio furniture and grill. If you plan to leave your patio furniture or grill outdoors through the fall and winter, cover them well and stow them beneath an overhang that will protect them from the worst weather.

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A Boxy Love Story : Part II

LaceyEnterLCS1When we last left Porsche Boxer she had just met Lou Stubbing. Read on and see who she meets today!

Porsche“Good afternoon Lacey! How have you been?”

“Hi Porsche, I’ve been so busy! I found out that I have quite a bit more stuff than I had thought and need a bigger unit,” said Lacey as she laughed, “I’m thinking about the size of a 10 X 10, I’m going to stay with a friend until I find a new place since my house has sold”.

“You’re in luck! We have one 10X10 unit left, and congratulations on your house selling” said Porsche, “Let’s get you transferred!”

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Fall Home Checklist: Part Two

Fall Home Checklist: Part Two

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September beckons us to spend more time at home. To make things more comfortable around the home here is part two of our checklist of things that will help you get your home ready for the chillier months ahead.

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Fall Home Checklist: Part One 

Fall Home Checklist: Part One

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September beckons us to spend more time at home. To make things more comfortable around the home here is a checklist of things that will help you get your home ready for the chillier months ahead.

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A Boxy Love Story: Part I

One day in the land of Medicine Hat Storage, Porsche Boxer the manager, was having an uneventful day until she got a visit from a wonderful gentleman. Here’s his story.

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Bored Teens?

Closets look like this?

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Here are some crafty ways to incorporate fun into getting teens interested in being organized.

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Do It Yourself: Fancy Chalkboard Graphics

Have you ever wondered how restaurants have those gorgeous black boards with all the graphics on them? You can get those gorgeous fonts and graphics at home by following these simple steps!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Graphic (Your Choice; Best Printed From a Computer)
  • Mechanical PencilChalk (Any Color(s) of Your Choice)
  • Paint Brush
  • A Small Container of Water
  • Windex and Paper Towel

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On The Road Again: Don’t Forget Your Emergency Kit!

Whether you’re going on a road trip, camping or sending your children off to college you should make sure that you or they have an emergency kit for those unforeseen circumstances. To make this task easier we’ve put together a list of items to help you put your kit together.

  • Cell Phone/Charger
  • Flashlight/Extra Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
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A Little TLC For Your Stuff – It Can Save You A Huge Headache When Packing For Your Move

When it comes to packing and moving a little TLC goes a long way to getting your belongings safely to your destination with less headache.

Consider the importance of your stuff in making you feel comfortable in your surroundings; these items deserve special thought when you are packing them. If you are doing your own packing and moving, look ahead to what you will be lifting, stacking and unpacking. People often run to the grocery or liquor store to pick up boxes, and then use newspaper for cushioning. Although this approach can save you a few dollars, in the long run, you may pay for it in stress, time and broken items.

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