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Here at StorageVille we are proud to offer temperature controlled storage. If you’ve ever lived or stayed in our city for a period – you will have experienced at least one of our four distinct seasons – maybe even within the same day! And don’t forget the fifth season …High humidity.

What is temperature controlled storage?

You might be wondering what “temperature controlled storage” is? How it differs from “climate controlled storage?” Temperature controlled storage refers to the act of controlling the ‘temperature’ directly within a given space – i.e., our storage units. The temperature is just one part of what makes up climate within a region. Controlling the temperature of a storage unit means we have a centralized heating and cooling system. This is similar to your home’s furnace and air conditioning – with the ability to adjust via a thermostat within your storage building. The air conditioning also removes humidity within the building.

In what ways is climate controlled storage different?

Climate, on the other hand, refers to average conditions for a region over time. The conditions making up climate are best described using many different weather terms. These include rainfall, wind speed, humidity, barometric pressure, humidex, wind chill factor, and, of course, temperature. No storage operator can control the climate.

When should you use temperature controlled storage?

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We highly recommend the use of temperature controlled storage for any time you are storing sensitive materials or valuables – monetary, household items, sentimental or otherwise. Our temperature controlled units simulate the conditions in your own home. We feel this includes all seasons – especially a Winnipeg summer. The heat can be just as damaging on your valuables as cold can be.

Due to Winnipeg’s climate and potential temperature swings within a season (or even a 24-hour period) we feel this is the reason we must offer temperature controlled storage. In doing so, we give you peace of mind knowing there’s added protection from the harsh elements that a non-temperature controlled locker does not provides for your stored valuables. If you’re interested in learning more about our temperature controlled storage solutions – please see our website’s Temperature Controlled Storage page or Contact Us today!

Outdoor RV and Boat Storage - StorageVille - Outdoor Storage Winnipeg, Manitoba
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It’s always been your dream to own a boat, fifth wheel, travel trailer, or motor home – yet you don’t have the space to store your prized possession. City by-laws restrict trailer and RV parking on residential streets – and can lead to costly parking tickets. In addition, if you bring your RV onto your property, it’s constantly in the way – during the season when not in use, and especially during the off-season. However, StorageVille has the solution for you – outdoor RV and boat storage.

What is outdoor RV and boat storage?

As you could guess, outdoor RV and boat storage is as straightforward as it sounds – we provide extra space to store your possessions outside for a monthly rental fee. But, at StorageVille, we have many reasons which make our outdoor storage facility the one to choose.

StorageVille’s benefits to outdoor storage

Convenient location

We have two storage sites in the city of Winnipeg – and each of our locations is along major thoroughfares. Of course, this is of benefit to you, as you can select which location to store, depending on where you will most often be taking your RV or boat. Need to go south or west of the city? Our Waverley location will give you quick access to exit the city south via Waverley Street, to Kenaston Blvd., to the south side of the Perimeter. Looking to head east or north to many of the marvelous lakes and provincial parks? Use our location on Reenders which will give quick access to Lagimodiere Blvd., and onto the North Perimeter.

Accessible facility

As well as being conveniently located, our facility is accessible – our staffed hours are 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday; 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM on Saturday; and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Sunday. However, no need to come during those hours to simply pick-up or drop-off your boat or RV. Our gate access hours are seven days a week, available and open at 6:00 AM, closing at 11:00 PM.

Secure grounds

Give yourself peace of mind – along with convenience and accessibility; we take the security of our facilities seriously. Offering secure storage solutions is our number one priority. We achieve this by equipping the grounds with 24-hour surveillance video cameras, ensuring the grounds have ample lighting, and each storage complex features a 6-foot tall fence around the entire perimeter. As well, we allow for each customer to use their own, unique passcode for gate access. We can track whose passcode was input when for maximum transparency.

If you want covered storage, we have you covered!

On top of storage solutions for outdoors, we offer covered storage for RV’s and boats at our Reenders location. Covered storage is beneficial as it reduces the sun on your RV, boat, classic car – allowing the shine and ‘like new’ feeling to last without any fading caused by outdoor elements.

Along with all of the benefits, all our RV and outdoor storage spots are reserved – meaning no scramble parking. Not only is outdoor storage an excellent solution during the winter – it makes sense to store with us all year round. Call us to today to book your spot!

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Moving into a new home is far from fun but with some helpful tips you'll be ready in no time...

List of ways to take the stress out of moving:

1) Decide on either moving company or do-it-yourself

If you choose a moving company make sure you do your research first and pick a reputable company and make sure you have replacement insurance either your own or through the mover. If you decide to DIY make sure you have enough help (trucks and helpers). If you're looking to use our cube van during your move, be sure to book the cube van in advance!

2) Downsize your material possessions

  • Keep only the amount of items that you NEED!
  • If items are in worn, outdated, in bad shape, or you just plain hate them REPLACE them if you can.
  • Give yourself a no-guilt free-pass to toss broken belongings or items with missing pieces.
  • Keep only the small furniture pieces that you LOVE or that you will REPURPOSE.
  • Be sure the large furniture you own has a place in your new space. If not, SELL it.
  • Keep only decor that you LOVE.

3) Start Early

Simply put don't wait until the last minute to start packing. Begin early and pack up the things you don't need.

4) Label your boxes

Be sure to label fragile boxes FRAGILE. Keep all like items from each room together, this will go a long way in keeping things organized and make unpacking quicker.

5) Separate out a box of necessities

Necessities such as: toilet paper, soap, light bulbs, garbage bags, sheets, towels... and anything else you think you will immediately need.

6) Organize your utilities

Nothing beats unpacking in the cold and dark so be sure to contact the gas, electric, phone, water and cable companies before you move so they are ready and waiting for you.

7) Painting and other repairs

It's a lot easier painting an empty room or to repair flooring. So plan on doing any type of repairs, if needed, prior to move-in date.

8) Re-Key

You never know how many keys are floating around out there. It's a wise idea to do just before move in.

University Storage - StorageVille - Winnipeg, Manitoba
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A lot of University students in the city are breathing a sigh of relief as their exam schedules and school year's are winding down. As the school term comes to an end, many will be returning home to work throughout the ''off season''. For these students the question now becomes what do I do with everything in my apartment or dorm room as I head home for work or for a much needed vacation?

If you plan on heading home after exams it can be a burden having to move books, desks and furniture out of your school space and all the way back home where there may not be adequate room to accommodate these items used while attending classes.

StorageVille has you covered my educated friends!

StorageVille knows you're tired of lugging around books, and bringing them home with you is the last thing on your mind. Skip the hassle, a locker at StorageVille can save you the effort and help you fetch more money for your books should you decide to sell them in the next semester. A lot of students find the start of a new year is the best time to sell used books as it's usually when they're in high demand. Your collection of books will be in tip top shape after being stored, safe and sound, in one of many units available right here in Winnipeg.

Then there are the larger items... the work desks, beds, furniture and appliances that only see use throughout the school year. Not to worry, StorageVille has lockers that can fit nearly anything you need stored during your time away. When you're ready to return to class next semester you can easily retrieve your school gear, which will make moving in to your dorm room or apartment a breeze.

School can be stressful. If you're a first time student, or a parent of a first time University or College student that will be moving away from home to attend classes in the next school year, make it easy on them. The transition will be a smooth one if you gather what you will need for the year and store it ahead of time in a unit at StorageVille. When you've been assigned a dorm room or find the perfect apartment, simply pick your items up from storage and move them right in. This will save you the trouble of extra clutter when preparing for the upcoming year and it will mean traveling a much shorter distance with bulky items like computer desks and office chairs.

Students, it's time to start making the move from University to home and back again an easy process.

Call StorageVille today and make your academic life that much easier as you never have to lock in for more than a month at a time, giving you lots of flexibility.

Properly Storing Cloths - StorageVille - Winnipeg, Manitoba
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One of the top things that are stored is clothing; from snow pants, gloves and hats to summer dresses and shorts. As the seasons change so does the clothes and the only way to separate them is with storing them in an organized fashion.

Cleaning your clothes is the first thing that should be done. Putting away dirty clothes can lead unwanted smell and possibly bugs. It can also cause the dirt to rest and stain your clothing after several months of storage. If you take the time to thoroughly wash your clothing before packing them away it can keep your belongings safe during storage.

Even though it might feel right to hang your sweaters, the months that they are hung up can cause unwanted stretching. Be sure to pack your sweaters and any other clothing away in plastic containers to ensure no moisture crawls into the creases. When folding and packing your clothing make sure to put your heavier items at the bottom followed by lighter items. A good way to keep your clothes fresh and to avoid pests is to use these recommended items:
moth balls, a fabric softener sheet, and small cedar blocks.

Storing your clothes in a cool, dark and dry environment can save your clothes from heat, sunlight, and humidity damage. Also make sure that your clothing receives the right amount of ventilation; unlike other items you can store, clothing quality depends on the air flow and temperature.

Thinking about downsizing and getting rid of those articles of clothing that only collect dust can save you plenty of room. Selling them on E-Bay or giving them to charity is a great way to rid yourself of that out-of-season jacket.

Something to keep in mind is the amount of time you will be storing your clothing. If they are left in storage for over a year mildew could accumulate that’s why it is important to check on your clothing every 8-12 months.

Project Storage - Storageville - Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Summer is on its way and many of us are eager to get started on overdue home renovations or to start new upgrades in our homes and businesses.

Whether you're upgrading a basement, remodelling an office or fixing up a living room to meet your taste, it's important that you're allowing yourself enough space to get the job done comfortably and that you're keeping your existing valuables safe.

Storing your possessions at StorageVille can be an easy way to free up space for a home renovation. Redoing a basement living room? Rather than move heavy and awkward items like furniture, area rugs and boxes repeatedly while trying to get the job done, store them in a safe and secure locker until the job is complete and avoid the hassle of constantly lifting and moving your belongings.

Whether your project is of monumental proportions or just a little touch up, there is potential for a mess to be made. If you're painting, stirring up dust with drywall or taking on another kind of potentially messy renovation, it's a good idea to ensure your prized posessions are protected properly. Maybe it's a collection of old photographs in a box, perhaps a painting you're fond of... if it's important to you, it is a good idea to store it in a unit where it will be safe and can be easily retrieved at a later date.

While storing can help you preserve your precious items and free up space for your projects it can also help you save money on your renovation! Found an item on sale? Store it in a locker while planning your upgrade and bring it out when you're ready!
Storing can make your home or business renovation a lot less stressful and it's easy to do.

1) Store at StorageVille when you want to start your project and don't forget to take advantage of the free moving van.

2) Use your locker on a month to month basis for as long as the project takes.
3) Retrieve your stored items when it's convenient.

Planning to store a few of your possessions while taking on a spring/summer project? Help out a worthy local charity! StorageVille's two locations in the city are also drop off points for the Children's

Hospital Book Market. Drop off your used books and help support the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

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Winter is coming to an end. We’ll have seen highs around +16(!) this week, and the snow is set to disappear. The ice fishing shacks have moved from the river, and it’s time to pack away the skis and the snowmobile for another year. Manitoba is a wonderful place for winter sports, but because of that we accumulate so much stuff, and it has to go somewhere! If you live in an apartment or a condo, you already feel the pain. Even in a house, the garage or basement may be overflowing. Whether you have a storage locker, or just in apartment storage, it’s tough to find enough room for all the winter sports gear you have. At Storageville we have a solution for you. We have 5x5 storage units, perfectly sized for storing seasonal items during the off-season, and best of all – all of our self-storage units are individually alarmed to keep your valuables secure.

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Storing your personal belongings can be a bit of a scary situation. Especially, when it comes to those precious moments that have been documented on film. We have compiled a list of best practices for storing photos. If you're careful and follow the tips below, your photos will be around for your viewing pleasure for years to come!

Make copies of your photos

When storing photos for an extended period of time make copies. It guarantees you that even if a photo gets ruined you'll still have an extra copy to reminisce. There are local companies that can digitize your negatives or photographs onto a CD or DVD for you to keep those memories secure. If you're a D.I.Y. type, purchasing an external hard drive and loading your photos onto it, will save space on your computer.

Use temperature-controlled storage

Make sure that you choose a temperature-controlled storage unit to ensure that no harsh weather or extra moisture melts or cracks your photos. Having a unit that does not maintain temperatures, will cause further issues for your belongings. If you're unfamiliar with the term "temperature-controlled storage" we urge you to learn more about it. Alone, this feature can greatly reduce the environmental factors of excessive heating and cooling on your valuables. If you're storing in Winnipeg – this is a must-have for anything in storage.

Packing photos for long-term storage

There are some precautions you must think about before packing away your photos. Peel and stick albums will damage your photos over time. Look into purchasing an acid-free album to further protect your photos. Remove anything that could damage your photo or stain them such as paperclips or rubber bands.

Label containers for easy organization

When labeling photos, use a marker instead of a pen to ensure no marks are made on the photo. If you're storing photos in boxes, label the outside of the box as well. This can save you a lot of time when you go back to look for something. If you are using boxes for storage, placing a piece of paper between your pictures to prevent them from sticking. Like the previous tip, an acid-free archival-quality paper is recommended.

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New Year's Resolutions Solutions - StorageVille - Winnipeg, Manitoba
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As the Holidays end and the resolution lists start to form, organization is definitely a priority for the busy-bodied people who need to push Christmas out of their minds. While the thoughts of resolutions and spring cleaning start to creep into the back of our heads, storing your items in a storage unit is a perfect place to let your light-up reindeer rest.

Here are some items you should definitely avoid storing and some mistakes you should avoid:

Plastic Wrap - StorageVille - Winnipeg, ManitobaTHE SMALL THINGS: Are there still clothes in those drawers? Maybe there are crumbs in the crumb-free toaster! Overlooking these less obvious things can lead to a bug buffet and leave the unit smelling a little funky. Thinking about these small things can help save that spare key in a stowed away jacket or can save electronics that should be put away without their batteries. Little things like this should be stored in bubble wrap or in small boxes.

STORING FOOD: Storing food seems like a good idea! ... boxes of cereal that never expire ... cans of soup... NEVER EVER store food. Storing food could lead to insect infestation very easily.

 

Storage Boxes - StorageVille - Winnipeg, ManitobaCHEMICALS: Toxic and flammable substances are a definite no-no.

PLASTIC WRAP: Plastic is also a trap. Do not wrap your belongings in plastic because it does retain moisture and can lead to the manifesting of mold.

PERSONAL: Even if the unit is weather controlled humidity can still seep in which could destroy those weather-sensitive family photos. The irreplaceable heirlooms or personal documents should also be kept out of a storage unit.

Stay tuned to our next blog where we discuss how to store family photos...

Clear Out The Space For A Man-Cave - StorageVille - Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Becoming more and more popular the "Man Cave", "Man-Space", and "Manctuary" whatever you want to call it...

Why are they creating this space? Men say that they are at the end of their rope from arguing with their partner at least once or twice a week about the space their possessions take up. But it's not all doom and gloom. Men believe that having a place where they can store their possessions and indulge in their pastimes is actually beneficial to their relationship.

Both men and women can benefit from this time apart. Why?

"Because this freedom and space is key to a healthy and balanced relationship."

With a rise in the number of couples co-habiting, space is more precious than ever and men are demanding a private sanctuary to call their own.

Here are some suggested steps to take if you’re in the business of building a "Man Cave":

Step 1: Identify the space
100% yours to own and decorate - Whether it be a garage, basement, den, attic or a study just be sure it's secluded and has a lockable door. Make it your own; decorate it, use it however you chose.

Step 2: Clear it out and outfit it
Clear out all boxes, furniture, everything must go... (*need somewhere to store your items? Call us first!) Take your room and give it a good clean first then locate the focal point of the room. What do you want to put there?

Step 3: Paint it!
A fresh coat of pant does wonders... stick with dark blues, greens, grey, or reds with accents of black and brown.

Clear Out The Space For A Man-Cave  - StorageVille - Winnipeg, ManitobaStep 4: Storage Options
Find storage options that can handle anything from power tools to a 18Volt Battery.

Step 5: Stock it!
Simply put! However you decide.

Step 6: Break it in!
Just like a house you need to invite people over and show off your new digs. Invite some buddies over and watch their amazement... followed by jealousy!

You're welcome!