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.