What To Expect Your First Time

What to Expect Your First Time

It’s your first time renting a storage unit and you want everything to go right. Problem is – you’ve never
done this before and you are not really sure what is involved. Here’s some advice from someone on the
inside…..
Before you arrive at the storage facility it’s a good idea to ask what methods of payment they accept.
Also ask if you are eligible for any discounts (senior, student, etc.) and be prepared to show id as proof
of eligibility. At the least you will have to pay for your first month’s rent and buy a lock for your unit. If
the facility you chose requires a damage deposit, admin fee, charges for a gate fob or supplies the lock
the amount will vary. Either way you have to pay for the use of the unit in advance. Read More

How To Pick A Moving Company

The deal is done and you are all ready to move. But how do you hire a moving company? Call the first one in the book? Throw a dart? Rock – paper – scissors? Here are some tips that may help.

#1 – Hire Local. Anytime you can use a local company, you are hiring someone that lives in the same city as you, and has the same spirit of community. They appreciate your support and do not want to have a bad reputation where they live.

#2 – Ask for References. A reputable company will not even hesitate here. They are proud of their work and will promptly provide a list of past customers for you to phone. Take advantage of this. Ask the references questions and note their answers. Also check for online reviews for added assurance and if your items are moving to a storage facility, ensure that your moving company and storage place have worked together in the past. Movers don’t often see repeat business from house moves, so if they leave a good impression – they earned it.  Read More

Storage Size Guide

Self-Storage was developed to help people and businesses who are going through a transition. Whether you are moving, downsizing or expanding here is how to pick the right size storage space.

5×10 Unit (50 sq. ft.)

For Residential Use: This size is ideal for storing the contents of a dorm room or bachelor apartment, including a number of boxes, small mattress set, chairs and a bookshelf. This size is also great for storing seasonal sporting equipment, bicycles or even a motorcycle. For Businesses and Community Organizations: this is a good size for storing things you don’t need on a regular basis like older files, spare office furniture or seasonal items. A storage space this size can hold about 80 file boxes and still give you a little room to maneuver.  Read More

How Self-Storage Can Help in an Emergency

Flood, tornado, hail and other natural disasters can affect a home owner at any time and most often without warning.

Before disaster strikes, know what your options are. Knowing where you can go for quick secure storage is important. If you have roof damage from a tornado, or a fire or flood at home, your belongings can be kept safe and close by in portable storage containers. This convenient easy access helps minimize stress while repairs to your home are underway. Should you or the restoration companies need things completely removed from the site a portable containers can be safely moved back to our secure storage yard. Read More

A Boxy Love Story: Part IV

Lou and Lacey have been on their date let’s check in on our sweet couple.

diamondshoppingIt had been almost a year since their first date; Lou still couldn’t believe it all started with a broken box. Lacey was still just as beautiful. He had been thinking for some time he wanted to ask her to marry him but was nervous she might say no. You know what they say; you have to go all in!

Lou spent the day looking for that perfect ring. He decided he was going to ask her tonight, they were going wine tasting then he planned to take her back to where it all started.

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A Boxy Love Story: Part III

Part 3

coffeepotWhen we last left Porsche Boxer she had met Lou Stubbing and transferred Lacey Lonely to a new unit. What will happen next?

“Ugh! Why won’t this day just end?” Lacey exclaimed. Her day had started off badly, she woke up late, her coffee grounds fell into the pot and on top of it all her box just broke. Today was just not her day.brokenbox
Lou couldn’t help but notice the beautiful woman, whom he had seen many times around the lot before, and the box of things strewn all over the lot.
“Hi, would you like some help?” Lou said kindly.”Help would be great,” said Lacey grateful “my name is Lacey, Lacey Lonely.”

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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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.

Porsche

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