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

Portable Storage: Make Construction & Renovations Easier

Its feels like winter has been here forever, but spring is just around the corner! With the warm weather, we get the itch to start renovation projects. Sometimes it’s just a coat of paint, or you may have an entire room to renovate! Read More

Small Business Profile: Cilantro & Chive

Rieley Kay started Cilantro Catering in 2009, doing functions for family and friends. It was always part of their plan to expand into a restaurant as well as catering. An opportunity in Ponoka sped up this part of the plan exponentially.

The first restaurant was in Ponoka. It opened in February 2012, with 5 employees. But within a couple of years the building was sold and Cilantro and Chive’s lease came to an end. Unable to find another suitable location in Ponoka, December 15 2015 they moved to their current location in Lacombe. In the past, this spot has been a bus depot, a bike shop, a train store, antique shop and a general store. Read More

Make Renovations Easier with Self Storage

Is it time to spruce up your home? Are you planning to renovate the kitchen or basement? If you are, you are not alone. Over 50% of Canadian homeowners plan to do some sort of renovations in the next couple of years.

Almost everyone dreams of a renewed living space. But, almost no one talks about the stress of renovating — the dust, the delays, the trades people coming and going, the spilled or splattered paint. . . .Don’t let these things stop you from improving your living space, but give serious thought to minimizing the hassles of remodeling. One underutilized tool that can ease the pain of renovating is self-storage. Whether it’s a quick paint job, a major kitchen update or an addition to the home, self-storage is a low cost way to solve some challenges home renovators face. Read More

How Self-Storage Can Help an Expanding Family

Is your family expanding? Space in your home becomes scarce when you are expecting a new addition to the family, or you are in a blended family situation. Ideally, it would be nice to move into a larger home, but is your budget ready for that? If it is, great! If it isn’t, self-storage could be the solution. Self-storage is a cost effective way to maximize the space in your home.

Do you have a bedroom in your home that looks like a storage locker? Maybe it’s time you put those treasures into self-storage, so you have room for the new people coming into your life. What is the cost savings of using a storage unit versus moving from a 3-bedroom home to a 4-bedroom home? On average, that extra bedroom would increase your mortgage by $200/month versus a 5×10 storage locker which averages about $65/month. Moving from a 3-bedroom home to a 4-bedroom with a garage increases your mortgage by $300/month versus a 10×10 storage unit averaging about $100/month. Read More

Small Business Profile: Lacombe Community Market

One of the things that interests me with my job is the different people that come and go. What kinds of business people do we have storing with us?

One business that grabs my attention is Wendy Buyar who runs the Lacombe Community Market. Read More

Our Favourite Canada Day Memories

Canada Day is the day to show your Canadian pride! Our staff at Storage Group Alberta wrote about their ideal or most memorable Canada Day celebrations. Read More

Event Storage

Spring heralds the season of outdoor weddings, family reunions, and festivals.  If you are planning an outdoor event you are well aware that the logistics are a little different than for indoor events. For outdoor events there is more to consider about how to get supplies to the site, keep them secure, and out of the elements. Because you can’t just lock them up in a storage room. This is where portable storage can be a real boon to event planners. Read More

Why We Support Big Brothers & Sisters or Boys and Girls Clubs

As a small business in a small community, why would you want to reach out and support a charity such as Big Brothers & Big Sisters (BBBS), The Boys & Girls Club, Girl Guides, or Scouts.

A better question to ask is, why would you not?

Personally, I cherish the time I spend with our local BBBS community. I have children of my own and there have been times where as a parent I’ve had to work very long days. In those times, my son or daughters might have needed a Big Brother or Big Sister. I was fortunate enough to have the support of other family members, but I know many other parents don’t have enough support. I speak from experience when I say a tired parent can only do so much for a child. My fear, as a mother, has always been the possibility of a child not having enough positive adult role models in their young lives. I believe that every parent should know they are not in it alone in raising their child, and that their community is there for them. Read More

Small Storage Solutions: Are They For You?

Okay, you’ve tapped into your “storage genius” and organized every closet, nook and cranny in your home. You’ve pared down and decluttered all you can bare. So, what options are left if you still need to create a little breathing room in your home?

People often take decluttering to the next level with a self-storage unit. But what if a 5×5 or 5×10 storage unit is more than you need? At Storage Group Alberta, we have the means to help you store a little for less! We’re not just talking about storage units but actual smaller storage solutions.

If you are just looking to store a box of possessions like say the holiday decorations, a Christmas tree, golf clubs or skis. Storage Group Alberta will store single items at a very low cost. Some of our storage locations will even pick up boxed items from your home or office. Read More