store your RV for the winter with storageville.

As camping season comes to a close, how do you go about safely, and easily storing your RV until it is time again for summer fun? If you put some work into preparing your RV for winter storage, it’ll be that much easier to get on the road in the spring. Follow these tips to get your second home ready for its winter nap.

Remove the Water from your Pipes

When subjected to cooler temperatures, water freezes and expands. Water left in the pipes over the winter will crack and lead to costly damage to your RV. Therefore it is crucial to drain the water from all plumbing, pipes, fittings, lines, tanks, water heaters, windshield wiper systems, radiators, or anything else that has water in it. Drain the fresh water and waste tanks, and don’t forget to open all faucets to drain the water completely from the system. The next step is to pump nontoxic RV antifreeze into your plumbing system including all tanks, lines, and drains.

Your RV owner’s manual should instruct you on exactly how to complete this process easily and properly, but if it feels a bit too intimidating, you can always contact an RV store or service centre and they will offer this service to you for a fee.

Seal the Deal

The name of the game is to make sure that your RV is sealed properly during its winter storage to prevent water leaks or visits from unwelcome critters. Closely examine the roof, slide-outs, doors, windows, seams, access panels, and hinges. Look out for new holes, cracks, or just points of entry where things may improperly seal due to dirt and grime. This is the time to re-caulk, repair, or clean for proper sealing during storage. Don’t forget to lubricate locks and hinges if needed. Also remember that rodents can easily crawl up cords and cables, chew through plastic, and squeeze into tiny holes, so leave no stone unturned!

Before resealing anything on your own, read your RV user’s manual or consult with your RV dealer to be sure you have the correct product. The wrong sealant might not set properly, or it may damage finishes. If you choose to cover your RV, avoid using a plastic one, as it could damage the finish or trap moisture. A zippered cover allows for easy access during long-term storage if needed.

Remove the Batteries

Winter and batteries are not friends! Batteries tend to get damaged by freezing temperatures, particularly RV batteries, which are lead-acid batteries that do not seal. Also, an unconnected battery will slowly discharge which will weaken the cells through a process called sulfation, thus decreasing the life of the battery. Therefore, it is best to remove your batteries and store them separately from the RV in a cool, dry place or in a charger. To remove the batteries, turn off all the breaker switches and disconnect the negative terminal first to avoid shorting. During the winter storage season use a voltmeter, hydrometer, or multimeter to check the charge of your battery. Do not let the charge go below 80%, or you may find yourself with a damaged battery.

Stabilize the Fuel

Did you know that gasoline can oxidize over time and damage your engine? Prevent your gas from degrading by adding a fuel stabilizer before you bring your RV into storage. To properly stabilize your fuel, fill the tank completely and then add the fuel stabilizer according to package directions. Finish by idling the engine for 10 minutes to help the additive make its way throughout the system.

Housekeeping

Your RV is almost ready to enjoy its winter hibernation! Last but not least, you’ll need to complete a few housekeeping tasks before storage time. Remove all personal items for safety and security. Finish critter-proofing your RV by removing all food items, even non-perishables. Use a handheld vacuum to get rid of dust, debris, food crumbs, and other remnants of your summer adventures that may have settled into nooks and crannies. Thoroughly clean all surfaces and cupboards with sanitizing cleaner. Unplug everything including the fridge and freezer, which should be cleaned, emptied, and then left open for the duration of long-term storage. Turn off circuit breakers, disconnect and remove propane tanks, block your tires to prevent movement, and done!

Open-air or Covered RV Storage

Choose from our open-air reserved RV spots or the popular covered RV parking area. The only one in Winnipeg.

Customize Your StorageVille Experience

We have one location on Reenders Drive and one on Waverley Street, so you can quickly drop off and pick up your vehicles no matter where you are in Winnipeg. All RV spots are reserved, and StorageVille customers enjoy convenient on-site access to their RV. Our gate access hours are seven days a week, available and open at 6:00 AM, closing at 11:00 PM.

StorageVille has everything you need for seasonal vehicle storage including designated parking areas for larger vehicles, and other small vehicles. So if you have other seasonal vehicles to store along with your RV, we have you covered. In addition to RVs, our customers also store trucks, boats, jet skis, personal watercraft, camp trailers, tent trailers, cargo trailers, food trucks, and carts, moving or transport vans, stockcars, Cessna and piston-powered aircraft, and motorcycles. You can even store RV camping accessories such as fishing equipment and more, in one of our rollup self-storage units.

And those smaller recreational items such as motorcycles and jet skis, to name a few can also be easily stored in one of our non-temperature controlled, drive-up storage lockers.

With reasonable and competitive rates, flexible month-to-month contracts, plus unmatched convenience and accessibility, why not store all your vehicles with us at StorageVille?

Not Just for the Winter

During the summer months, you can store your RV with StorageVille too! You’ll be avoiding costly parking tickets since the city has by-laws restricting trailer and RV parking on residential streets. Keep it in storage between camping trips and then conveniently come and pick it up at your StorageVille location when you and your RV are ready for another adventure! Accessing your RV is so simple, with a personalized passcode that guarantees easy access to your RV without sacrificing security. Pick up your RV on the way out of the city for your next camping or fishing trip! If you’re going South (perhaps to St. Malo) or East of the city (to the Whiteshell), our Reenders location is the one for you. If you’re taking your RV West (Riding Mountain area or North (to Grand Beach), either location may be the most convenient for you depending on where you live.

No matter your type of vehicle, there is a place for it in StorageVille.

Contact us now with more information to get a quote for storing your vehicle, and get the storage solution that you need in Winnipeg.

Don’t leave it too late, spaces fill up fast this time of year. Reserve now.

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Why rent a self-storage unit near me? - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleStorage units come in handy for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re moving, home staging, travelling for a longer time, downsizing, or simply require some extra space for the short term, a storage facility can be a great asset. And there are many options to choose from, but does the location matter? Do you really need that “storage unit near me?”

“Need” might be a strong word for some, but there are some major benefits to renting a storage unit near you. Here are the top reasons why you might want to rent storage near yourself.

When your storage unit is nearby your items are always easily accessible

Why rent a self-storage unit near me? - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleThink of the items you need to put into a storage unit. Are they the kinds of trinkets you can’t throw away, but also don’t need around the house? Then you can choose a storage unit even in a different city, and it will not inconvenience you.

The problem comes when we consider those items that you do need throughout the year, just not all the time. Instead of letting them take up space in your home, a nearby storage facility can solve your problem by getting the items out of your home but keeping them easily accessible to you. When you do need them, you don’t have to drive across Winnipeg to pick them up.

For instance, let’s say you have loads of big winter jackets you don’t need at your home all time. Since your closet can use a break, Winnipeg self-storage locations are ideal for quick drop-off and pick-up of these seasonal clothing items.

It’s a great option for your recreational items

Why rent a self-storage unit near me? - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleYou also might have some items that you don’t need at home at all, but you do need them for hobbies or seasonal activities. If you fish, like to go camping or have lots of sporting equipment, you potentially have a lot of items taking up space in your home that don’t contribute directly to your comfort or get daily use.

With a “storage unit near me”, that’s not a problem. Your items stay secure and accessible when you need them, and you don’t trip over them every time you look for something around the house. You can pick up your gear on the way out of the city for your next camping trip!

It’s an especially great move if your home is already filled with additional accessories like children’s toys, dedicated workspaces, or pet accoutrements. If you also don’t have a home with loads of generous space, such recreational equipment around your house can become a nuisance very fast.

You don’t need to worry about where to store extra vehicles

Why rent a self-storage unit near me? - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleIf you have a boat, camper, RV, ATV, or a collector’s vehicle, a local storage facility gives you a place to park it off your property, keep it safe and always accessible. There might be nothing worse than forgetting something at home when loading up for the weekend and your location outside the perimeter is miles and 45 minutes from home. You can save yourself a future headache or frustration of time lost by storing your extra vehicles at our locations and plan ahead.

Outdoor storage facilities are an excellent choice for this need. You likely only take out your boat a few times a year – the rest of the time it takes up space in your yard, garage, or driveway.

For even bigger vehicles like an RV, parking it in front of your home isn’t the most ideal solution, either. In some situations, where you park your RV on the street might be frowned upon or in violation of City of Winnipeg bylaws.

Why choose StorageVille?

Why rent a self-storage unit near me? - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleWe’re glad you asked! Here are the top ten reasons to choose StorageVille when renting a self-storage unit in Winnipeg!

  1. We offer self-storage units near you. Our two highly accessible and convenient locations on major Winnipeg roads – 830 Waverley Street and 123 Reenders Drive – means you don’t need to drive out to the perimeter, or further, to access your storage unit
  2. Temperature-controlled storage which is highly recommended if you need to store items that you would normally keep inside your house.
  3. Gate access hours that are very convenient. They allow you to access your items from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm, seven days a week, 365 days a year. As well, if needed, extended hours can be accommodated – just talk to our team first.
  4. Clean and secure storage facilities, as we take pride in our business and we want you to have peace-of-mind that your belongings are safe while in self-storage.
  5. Our staff are not only friendly – they are experts in storage solutions and can recommend helpful tips when it comes to decluttering, moving, packing, etc. We’ve even written a mini-series about how storage units can help with all of life’s events.
  6. Our self-storage units can be rented for any length of time – from a single month to many years. Best of all your length of stay is month to month and is flexible and you choose how long you need the unit.
  7. Free 16-foot-long enclosed cube van offer for your move in… and 50% off cube van rentals when you decide to vacate.
  8. Our self-storage has a wide range of applications from personal use to a variety of small businesses, like tradespeople, sales teams, office managers, etc., students, and of course, outdoor storage.
  9. We have moving supplies and we can also rent you moving equipment at each of our locations.
  10. We care about our customers and, often, but not always, individuals can require self-storage during a time of need or due to a life event. We are here to help and sometimes even though, what we do is “storage” it can feel like a burden has been lifted – especially, if you’re in a tight situation.

So, to recap – you can get self-storage near you, with all these added benefits and additional assistance – bundled at a rate as competitive as the other guys… so what are you waiting for?!

StorageVille has self-storage units near you in Winnipeg!

If you’re in the Winnipeg area and are looking for self-storage locations, outdoor storage for your RV, campers, or trailers, or any types of storage units near you, we at StorageVille can help!

Request a quote online today to get started, and let’s see what type of storage unit best suits your needs.

Seasonal vehicle storage – cars, boats, RV’s, and everything in between! - Seasonal Vehicle Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVille Winnipeg, Manitoba

Seasonal vehicle storage – cars, boats, RV’s, and everything in between! - Seasonal Vehicle Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVille Winnipeg, ManitobaAt StorageVille, we’re the best choice for storing seasonal vehicles in Winnipeg. If you need somewhere to park your vehicle during the winter or off-season, our facilities are the best choice. You can store just about any vehicle at StorageVille – from cars to boats and everything in between.

What vehicles can I store at StorageVille? Just about anything!

If you need seasonal vehicle storage in Winnipeg, we can provide the storage solutions you need. We offer designated parking areas for larger vehicles, or drive-up enclosed storage units for cars, trucks, and other small vehicles. Don’t leave your vehicle out in the cold or some random parking lot this winter – bring it to us! Customers have worked with StorageVille to store a wide variety of vehicles including:
Seasonal vehicle storage – cars, boats, RV’s, and everything in between! - Seasonal Vehicle Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVille Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Cars
  • Trucks
  • Boats
  • Jet skis/personal watercraft
  • RVs
  • Camper trailers
  • Tent trailers
  • Cargo trailers
  • Food trucks and carts
  • Moving & transport vans
  • Stockcars
  • Cessna & piston-powered aircraft
  • Motorcycles

Preparing your vehicle for seasonal storage

Seasonal vehicle storage – cars, boats, RV’s, and everything in between! - Seasonal Vehicle Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVille Winnipeg, ManitobaAll vehicles are different, of course, but there are a few simple steps you should take to prepare any vehicle. First, we recommend cleaning the exterior of the vehicle. Cleaning the vehicle is a very important step if you plan to cover it with a vehicle cover while storing it. However, it’s important to use a proper vehicle cover not a poly tarp if storing outdoors. The tarps are abrasive and, in the wind, will wear down a finish and paint.

You should also drain the fuel and top-up fluids like oil, coolant, and any other fluids that may need to be filled to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape during the off-season. However, any vehicle maintenance must be completed offsite before arriving at our storage unit facilities. We also recommend that you clean out the inside of your vehicle and remove any personal items and valuables for your safety and security.

In addition, you should either remove the battery or use a battery tender to keep the battery charged during storage, depending on the vehicle. This ensures the vehicle will have the juice it needs when it’s time to start it up again. If the tender requires constant charging, we do not provide power, so we recommend that you remove the battery from the vehicle while in the storage unit.

The benefits of vehicle storage with StorageVille

If you need seasonal car storage or seasonal boat storage in Winnipeg, look no further than StorageVille. Why? Because we offer the best vehicle storage services in all of Winnipeg.

Two convenient locations

We have one location on Reenders Drive and one on Waverley Street, so you can quickly drop off and pick up your vehicles no matter where you are in Winnipeg.

Seasonal vehicle storage – cars, boats, RV’s, and everything in between! - Seasonal Vehicle Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVille Winnipeg, ManitobaIndustry-leading rates with flexible contracts

Storing your vehicles shouldn’t cost an arm and a leg. That’s why we charge reasonable rates with flexible, seasonal month to month contracts. After all, why should you have to pay for storage when you’re not using it?

Reserved parking spots & large drive-up storage units

You won’t have to scramble for parking, since large vehicles get a reserved outdoor parking spot. And for smaller cars, trucks, boats, and other vehicles, you can get a large drive-up storage unit to keep your vehicle safe from the elements. Certain size restrictions may apply.

Contact us for seasonal car storage, boat storage, RV storage… we help you with your vehicle storage needs!

No matter your type of vehicle, there is a place for it in StorageVille. Contact us now with more information to get a quote for storing your vehicle, and get the storage solution that you need for seasonal vehicle storage in Winnipeg.

Storage unit benefits during a divorce - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVille

Storage unit benefits during a divorce - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleOver the last year, approximately 38 percent of all marriages in Canada ended in divorce. A more in-depth study conducted by the Canadian government concluded that the median duration of marriages at the time of divorce was around 11 years. That equates to 11 years’ worth of clothes, books, movies, knick-knacks, couches, tables, chairs, televisions, appliances, and more. So, what happens to all that stuff during a divorce? Renting a storage unit benefits you during a divorce.

Going through a divorce can be an incredibly challenging life event but managing and storing your possessions should not be. Renting a storage unit can be an excellent option for a person that is going through a divorce. Storage units can give them a place for their possessions in between. It can make an overwhelming situation infinitely more manageable. Here’s why:

Storage units during a divorce allow you to draw a clean line

Renting a storage space can help you draw a clear line between your possessions and your ex-spouse’s possessions. There will be some things that are indisputably yours and can be immediately moved to your storage unit.

If you are dividing any belongings, a personal storage unit can also provide a place to prevent confusion. It can give you a space that is neutral to gather all your items.

Storage unit rentals increase safety and sense of security

The end of a relationship will undoubtedly be difficult, in many ways. If you are worried that your possessions may be at risk of being stolen, vandalized, sold, or misplaced, then having a secured location is critical. A rental storage unit can provide that, and in turn, give you the peace of mind that your possessions are safe.

Let’s you start anew with a storage unit during divorce

Storage unit benefits during a divorce - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleMaterial possessions can be a reflection of past times and memories. If you are going through a divorce, it is likely that you are turning over a new leaf and entering a new chapter in your life. You want to be moving forward, not backward.

Keeping your possessions in a storage unit can help you look toward the future. It will help you visualize what you have, and how it can fit into your next space. It will prevent you from going back to the space that you and your spouse shared.

A rental storage unit can provide a fresh springboard for the next chapter of your life, instead of forcing you to keep returning to the last chapter.

What storage unit options are best to help with your divorce?

There are so many ways that you can customize your rental storage unit experience. You have all the power and autonomy to make this decision for the next chapter of your life. Of course, we understand that everyone’s situation is different, and because of that, we have a wide array of options so we can provide the best service on an individual basis.

Size of the storage unit

First, you get to choose what size you’ll need. StorageVille offers a range of sizes, starting at 5×5 and 5×10, and going all the way up to 10×30. No matter the amount of stuff you need to store, for any length, short or long-term – we’ll have the solution.

Multiple convenient locations

There are also multiple locations across Winnipeg so you can find which is nearest to you. It’s easy to access your belongings from anywhere in Winnipeg. Our gate access hours are 6:00 am to 11:00 pm – and special arrangements if you require further access outside of these hours.

Temperature-controlled storage units

The StorageVille facility is temperature-controlled, so you won’t have to worry about anything being damaged. It is clean, secure, and comfortable to access, making it a prime option.

Secure storage units, only accessed by you

As previously stated in this article, divorce can be messy. You may want to move some of the most valued possessions from your shared property while things are processed. We have 24-hours surveillance video cameras, fully fenced perimeter, and personal passcodes for each storage unit. Every locker is individually alarmed and centrally monitored with a uniformed guard response.

Storage unit benefits during a divorce - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleFriendly team

Our team is dedicated to the utmost customer service. We’re a group of compassionate, caring humans. Looking beyond storage unit rentals is how we view and operate our business. We’re in the business of helping you get through all of life’s changes, as easy and stress-free as possible.

Start your next chapter after divorce with a storage unit

A rental storage unit can give you the chance to start fresh and take your possessions safely into the next chapter of your life. If you need a storage unit in short order for any length of tenancy, visit our website and book online through our Request a Quote form or call us at your preferred location – 204.272.4687 for 123 Reenders Drive in North and East Winnipeg or 204.272.4533 for 830 Waverley Street for South and West Winnipeg.

Storage unit benefits for seasonal storage needs - Seasonal Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVille

Storage unit benefits for seasonal storage needs - Seasonal Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVilleWe know why you’re here. You’ve decided to rent a storage unit from StorageVille, and as you were looking through what we offer a question popped up: “should I get a temperature-controlled storage unit?” The answer may seem obvious, however, there is many temperature-controlled storage unit benefits for seasonal storage.

So, how do I choose a basic storage unit versus temperature-controlled storage?

Basic storage units are suitable enough for most storage needs you may have. However, in some circumstances if you’re looking for a place to store certain items with more value temperature control can be a huge asset. If these items are also sensitive to the climate, then a temperature-controlled unit is mandatory.

Here are some benefits of temperature-controlled storage units for your seasonal storage needs, to help you understand if they’re the right choice for you. The bottom line is your belongings will be protected from any sort of seasonal climate for the entirety of their time stored.

Seasonal storage: will your items need protection from the elements?

Storage unit benefits for seasonal storage needs - Seasonal Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVilleWood furniture, antiques, musical instruments, or fine art generally need storage in a place where the temperature is constant. Shifts in heat or cold may damage these items to the point where they cannot be fixed. And if these items are also valuable, that’s a big problem.

Temperature-controlled units for seasonal storage

Temperature-controlled storage units always keep a consistent temperature. With the temperature remaining consistent and steady, the climate within the storage unit is less volatile despite what is happening outside. Essentially, if the item is stored in your home, which has the temperature regulated, it should be stored in a temperature-controlled storage unit.

Here are some examples of items that should be stored in these units:

  • Cosmetics;
  • Toiletries;
  • Collectibles (art, antiques, etc.);
  • Leather, wood, fabrics;
  • Clothing;
  • Books;
  • Documents;
  • Candles;
  • Medications;
  • Musical instruments;
  • Paperwork

Non-temperature-controlled units for seasonal storage

Non-temperature-controlled storage units have their purpose too. If you’re belongings can weather the change in temperature and climate, but just needs shielding from the sun, these units will suffice. Storing in non-temperature-controlled units is similar to storing in a garage with an overhead door facing outwards.

Here are some examples of items that should be stored in these units:

  • Vintage cars, classic cars, exotic cars
  • Motorcycles or boats
  • Some garden equipment and supplies
  • Bikes, golf clubs, canoes, kayaks, and other outdoor activity equipment

Storage unit benefits for seasonal storage needs - Seasonal Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVilleSeasonal storage: storage units protect items against dust

Temperature-controlled storage units have better ventilation than non-temperature-controlled units. This helps so less dust settles inside the unit, and there is less chance of it getting into your stored belongings.

These units are also located in insulated buildings. Besides the benefit for your belongings the climate is also more comfortable while you’re on-site with your belongings.

Seasonal storage: storage units are designed for long-term storage

Honestly, if you only need to store some valuable items for a few weeks, traditional storage units are perfectly adequate (depending on the item). But temperature-controlled storage units are designed for long-term storage. It does cost slightly more, but it gives you some peace of mind that you could potentially leave your valuables for years in a secure area and take them out in perfect condition when you need to.

Seasonal storage: storage units provides protection against humidity

Storage unit benefits for seasonal storage needs - Seasonal Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVilleTemperature’s one thing, but it’s the humidity that can often ruin certain objects. StorageVille temperature-controlled storage units offer humidity control features for extra protection. We remove excess moisture from the air to keep everything inside in pristine condition.

Humidity is especially dangerous for antique furniture, often causing it to crack or finishes to bubble. With humidity control, the air inside the unit is kept the optimal temperature and humidity, so there’s no possibility of mold or mildew growth, and no risk of your items (like wood furniture) becoming dried out and brittle.

Seasonal storage: storage units have great air quality

Air quality is typically not something you consider in a storage unit but you should. Temperature-controlled storage units have better air quality than traditional ones, because of the air circulating continuously to make sure it’s always fresh and clean. Thanks to this, you don’t have to air out the unit manually to prevent your items from catching unpleasant smells or having that stale smell everyone knows.

Ready to choose a temperature-controlled storage unit for your season storage?

Temperature-controlled storage units offer many great benefits versus traditional, non-temperature-controlled storage units. If the items you plan on storing are valuable, sentimentally or financially, then it’s worth renting a temperature-controlled storage unit.

Contact StorageVille today or visit us at one of our two convenient locations – 123 Reenders Drive and 830 Waverley Street. We would be happy to show you the difference in temperature-controlled and non-temperature-controlled storage units in-person to help you make the best choice to meet your seasonal storage needs.

Tips for holiday storage unit use after the holiday season - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Temperature Controlled Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVille

When the holidays wrap up, we must start thinking about how to wrap up our Christmas and seasonal items. We suggest using self-storage units to help you store these seasonal items. Storage units offered by StorageVille will help you maintain a clutter-free home and keep your decorations in a temperature-controlled safe environment. Here are some of our best holiday storage unit tips to prevent damage to your favorite Christmas decorations so they are around for years to come.

Holiday storage unit used for your decorations

Ornament storage

Tips for holiday storage unit use after the holiday season - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Temperature Controlled Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVilleIf you have the original packaging for your ornaments, this tends to be the best way for keeping them safe and damage-free. If the original packaging is long gone, you can simply tissue wrap the items and place them into plastic containers for safekeeping. Post holidays, you are sure to find some bin specific containers for ornament storage.

Bag storage for artificial trees

We find that bag storage for trees works better than the original box they came in. Using a storage bag for your tree allows you more freedom to either stand it up or lay it down depending on the dimensions of your storage unit. Also, remember, you can’t bring your real tree into our storage units. And, it won’t last from year-to-year.

Light Storage

We both know that your lights are never getting back in those original packages, it was hard enough to get them out. The best way to store lights is making use of cardboard. You can wrap your lights around cardboard and place them into plastic bins or even use gift wrap paper rolls that you plan to trash.

Labelling boxes and containers

Tips for holiday storage unit use after the holiday season - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Temperature Controlled Storage Unit Winnipeg - StorageVilleWhen you rent a storage unit you want to make it easy on yourself to find your belongings quickly. Labeling the outside of your containers – or using clear plastic bins – can help you stay organized.

Rack or shelving for your holiday storage

One of the biggest complaints we hear about is how holiday decor can take over storage space. To keep your holidays related stuff from over-running your storage unit, set up a holiday storage-specific shelving. Then, keep it in one place of your unit with all holiday items placed there.

Hang up what you fold

We know it’s easy to fold up that tree skirt or curtains you break out for the holidays and throw them into a box. Use hangers to store folded items and cover them with plastic bags to protect them from elements. They will be ready to hang immediately, no ironing needed, and save you time next year when decorating. If you are unable to locate a hanging rack – we can help. StorageVille carries a variety of moving and packing products including a wardrobe box with a hanger bar that allows hangers to be placed.

Holiday storage unit use – make it your resolution!

Ready to organize your holiday decorations with Storageville? Give us a call so you can start to free up much-needed space in your home. We offer temperature controlled storage units to keep your holiday investments safe and free from damage. For northeast Winnipeg – 123 Reenders Drive or call 204.272.4687 and for southwest Winnipeg – 830 Waverley Street or call 204.272.4533. Alternatively, request a quote online through our website!

Five reasons to rent a storage unit in winter - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Temperature Controlled Storage Units - StorageVille

Five reasons to rent a storage unit in winter - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Temperature Controlled Storage Units - StorageVilleFall is the time of year to enjoy the scenery. Just take in the sights and get out your warm clothes. Hunting season, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. It’s a beautiful season and admit it, sometimes you let things go as the temperatures drop and you stare into the woods waiting for snow. It happens every year. You’re not alone if you debate whether to rent a storage unit in winter. Being frugal, some may decide not to, but here are five reasons to rent a storage unit this winter.

Renting a storage unit in winter makes your car happy

With snow starting as early as November in Winnipeg, with the temperature dropping quickly, combines for reasons to be outside less. A scene any Winnipegger all knows too well – stepping outside to clean the car off, start it, and letting it run for several minutes before driving to your destination. Because of the additional time this has taken, now you’re running late. This is all because you have no room in your garage for your car. If you had rented that storage unit, your garage would be free of the clutter. This allows room for your car, which is always clean and ready to go. There’s no more worrying about planning an extra half an hour in the morning this winter, thanks to your storage unit.

The storage unit keeps summer yard tools safe

Every spring is the same story. The thawing snow gives way to your property in dire need of maintenance. The gutters need cleaning and the lawn is due for some patching. Digging through the garage only to find things broken or missing is never fun. A storage unit keeps your yard tools away from rummaging hands and out of your way in the winter. When you need the weed whacker, it’s not twisted up under your daughter’s science project from last semester, thanks to a rented storage unit in winter.

Christmas is hassle-free

Five reasons to rent a storage unit in winter - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Temperature Controlled Storage Units - StorageVilleWhat does Christmas have to do with renting a storage unit in winter? When family members are coming for Christmas, someone inevitably yells, “Go find the bedding for the spare rooms. Get the boxes of decorations too.” Finding your great grandmother’s ornament shattered in the bottom of a box is a bad start to your holidays. Replacing broken bulbs in your Christmas lights can seem like it takes forever. There won’t be any broken ornaments, bulbs or moth bitten pillowcases if they have been tucked away safely in a storage unit this winter.

Batteries, bikes and mowers

Buying new batteries to replace the ones that froze can damper spending time on your toys or maintenance tools in the summer. There’s nothing worse than getting ready to mow the lawn for the first time but the mower won’t start. Maybe it’s your son’s dirt bike or the summer car you parked covered in the backyard that’s giving you trouble. Thanks to renting a temperature-controlled storage unit in winter, you won’t be wasting time and money replacing batteries that no longer hold a charge. Your summer vehicles will thank you too.

Continuous home improvements are better with a storage unit in winter

Are you a family of “do-it-yourself-ers” as the dull months of winter stretch on? Cabin fever is a good time to paint that bedroom or fix up those rustic kitchen cabinets. Your “to-do list” may have dozens of projects to improve your home and property. However, many projects around the house take up a lot of room. Drop cloths, lumber, tools and a whole bunch of other things get spread around. Renting a storage unit in winter is a good way to manage your space. Use what you need when you need it and store the rest. Your children will thank you and the house will feel more organized, relieving everyone’s cabin fever in a small way.

Those who called StorageVille and rented a storage unit in winter saved money, promoted domestic tranquillity and found a way to organize better. We urge that this sort of planning and organization will only make life better. If the simple act of renting a storage unit in winter did this for our customers, imagine what it can do for you. Maybe your family is different, but odds are you could come up with more reasons to call StorageVille this winter. Reach out to us at the location which is most convenient for you – for Waverley call: 204.272.4533 or for Reenders call: 204.272.4687 – or visit our website and contact us for all general inquiries.

How a storage unit can help prepare your home for winter - Winnipeg Storage Units - Temperature Controlled Storage Units - StorageVille

It’s that time of year again when the sun sets sooner, and the outdoor temperatures in Winnipeg begin to drop. The shift in weather means it’s time to prepare your home for winter. Not sure what you need to do? In this guide, we’ll go over some basic steps you should take, and show you why a storage unit is your best friend when it comes to preparing for the long, chilly Winnipeg winter!

How a storage unit can help prepare your home for winter – interior maintenance

How a storage unit can help prepare your home for winter - Winnipeg Storage Units - Temperature Controlled Storage Units - StorageVilleWhen it comes to the inside of your home, there are a few basic things you should do. You should winterize your A/C by grabbing your tarp or A/C cover from your storage unit. Ensure your tarp and A/C unit are clean so that it will be ready for next summer. Finally, shut off the power and insulate and cover the A/C unit. For window-mounted A/C units – you may be able to remove the entire unit and store it in your storage unit during the off-season.

Next up, you’ll want your furnace is inspected and your ductwork is cleaned. We recommend for optimal performance, and thus heating cost savings, to schedule maintenance every year. You may also want to have a professional review your water heater. Besides professional servicing – be sure to change or clean your furnace filters every couple of months.

Beyond that, check for drafts near windows and doors. If you feel cold air entering your home, add new weather-stripping, caulking or cellular blinds which help reduce energy consumption. You’ll also want to pull your storm windows out of your storage unit and replace your summer screens.

Finally, it’s also a good idea to check the insulation in your home, and around your pipes. You may want to add more insulation around your pipes to ensure that they remain warm, and don’t freeze during cold snaps. Frozen pipes can easily burst, which can cause major water damage.

How a storage unit can help prepare your home for winter – exterior maintenance

How a storage unit can help prepare your home for winter - Winnipeg Storage Units - Temperature Controlled Storage Units - StorageVilleBefore it gets too cold, you’ll want to inspect your roof and chimney to ensure there are no leaks. The winter elements are harsh on roofs especially, with potential snow and ice buildup. If there are signs of damage, it’s best to hire a professional unless you know what you’re looking for (and you’re not afraid of heights!). A proactive way to prevent ice damming and other issues, that could damage your roof, is to clean your gutters and eavestroughs.

In addition to roofing related maintenance, we suggest putting away your yard decorations, seasonal furniture, and flower pots. You don’t want them exposed to the frigid temperatures and moisture all year long. These items are perfect for storing in your storage unit. They will be out of your way during the winter. In the summer, a short drive to your storage unit is all it takes to start setting up your backyard paradise again.

How a storage unit can help prepare your home for winter – garage items

How a storage unit can help prepare your home for winter - Winnipeg Storage Units - Temperature Controlled Storage Units - StorageVilleOnce summer activities are finished, you’ll likely have your camping gear, kayaks, paddle boards, bicycles all needing indoor storage for winter. Storing these items in your garage will reduce the amount of real estate available. We suggest storing your equipment in a temperature-controlled storage unit. It’s best if you free up enough space for your primary vehicle to fit into your garage. Parking inside is the best way to protect your vehicle from road salt, as well as extreme cold.

Extremely cold temperatures can cause engine oil and other lubricants to become sludgy, which has potential to harm the engine. The cold can wreak havoc on your car batteries, causing them to freeze. Consider organizing and storing away bicycles, athletic gear, and other equipment that you won’t be using during the winter in your storage unit. A little organization now can go a long way to giving you more space in your garage.

Rent a storage unit from StorageVille today and be prepared for the winter!

At StorageVille we want you to be ready for winter in Winnipeg.  Our storage units come in a variety of sizes, we offer temperature-controlled storage units, our staff is the most knowledgeable in the business, and you can request a quote online. With two convenient locations123 Reenders for north and east Winnipeg and 830 Waverley for south and west Winnipeg – there’s no excuse to get caught by the cold.

For fast and friendly service, contact us today! For the Waverley location, call 204.272.4533 or for the Reenders location, call 204.272.4687.

Three reasons to rent a summer storage unit in Winnipeg - Storage Winnipeg - StorageVille

Clean the garage to fit your car - Three reasons to rent a summer storage unit in Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage - StorageVilleA summer storage unit in Winnipeg is a great investment. With a storage unit, you can declutter your space, and ensure all of your valuables stay safe, secure, and intact. Wondering why you should invest in a summer storage unit in Winnipeg? Here are three good reasons.

Free up space in your garage for your car

If you’ve got a two-car garage in Winnipeg, the chances are that most of your space is taken up by items like bikes, rafting supplies, canoes, fishing gear, hockey equipment, winter tires and other recreational equipment and athletic gear.

Bulky seasonal equipment and items - Three reasons to rent a summer storage unit in Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage - StorageVilleIf you get an inexpensive, non-temperature-controlled storage unit, you can move the gear that you infrequently use to a nearby storage facility, and fit another car in your garage!

Extra space in your garage has numerous benefits. First, your cars will stay cool in the shade all summer long. Storing in a garage will prevent UV damage and keep the vehicle’s interior comfortable. You will have reduced clutter, and still, have easy access to all of the gear you use less frequently!

Store and protect valuable items in Winnipeg

Whether you’re living in a home, apartment, or condo in Winnipeg, you probably have a few valuable items that you want to protect from the Winnipeg summer weather. With high humidity, heat, rain and occasionally hail, there are many ways the weather could damage your belongings.

For example, if you have a non-air-conditioned basement or a non-temperature controlled storage locker at your condo, you may be harming your valuable items by storing them there. High heat and humidity in Winnipeg can damage books, records, furniture, keepsakes and hand-me-downs, and antiques.

With a temperature controlled storage unit in Winnipeg, you’ll be able to de-clutter the interior of your home, and still keep your valuables in great shape.

Enjoy enhanced safety and security

Private pass code protected gate access - Three reasons to rent a summer storage unit in Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage - StorageVilleWith a StorageVille storage unit, another benefit is your belongings will be protected with increased security measures. We have 24-hour security cameras and 6-foot tall perimeter fencing. Additionally, we have private pass code protected gate access and individually alarmed storage units to keep your items safe.

Typically, this level of security is not the case if you are using an on-site storage facility at your condo or apartment. Often, apartment storage lockers are small and non-temperature controlled. As well, they are also usually not alarmed. Also, they’re usually only secured by a padlock or a combination lock, which is easy to cut with bolt-cutters. Burglary at apartment storage lockers is quite common in Winnipeg.

If you choose to rent a secure storage unit at StorageVille, you can rest easy knowing that multiple levels of security protect your valuables. That, alone, is well worth the investment!

Interested in a summer storage unit in Winnipeg? Come to StorageVille today!

At StorageVille, we offer both temperature controlled storage units and non-temperature controlled storage units. All our storage units are highly secure, and our two Winnipeg locations are convenient. Talk to a member of our team and receive a quote for a storage unit that fits your needs and budget today!

Classic car storage – spring tune-up tips after winter storage - Storage Winnipeg - StorageVille

Classic car storage – spring tune-up tips after winter storage - Storage Winnipeg - StorageVilleAt StorageVille, we offer classic car storage two ways and at two locations; indoor storage units or outdoor storage for many of our customers. With spring fast arriving, maybe you’ve just removed your car from the protection of one our storage units after taking advantage of our winter car promotion – what should happen next? After a long Winnipeg winter, it’s time to tune up your classic car, and go for a drive!

While you can’t perform maintenance on the StorageVille lot or inside of the storage unit, we compiled tips on how to get your car into great shape once you bring it out of storage. Our first suggestion is to take it to your garage or a service centre to perform the maintenance. Read on, and learn our top tips!

After classic car storage – check your car’s fluids

You’ll want to check and top up all of your car’s fluids, including:

  • Windshield wiper fluid
  • Coolant
  • Power steering fluid
  • Brake fluid
  • Engine oil

If any of your fluids are low, consider topping them up. And, if they are more than a year or two old, consider having fluid lines flushed and the fluid replaced to ensure proper vehicle operation.

After classic car storage – check under the hood and engine compartment

After you check the fluids, complete a comprehensive check under the hood and engine compartment. Make sure that nothing looks out of place. Check for oil spots or any other fluids that may be leaking throughout the engine compartment.

After classic car storage – check oil, filters, and battery

Your oil should be checked again, as should your oil filter. Usually, if you have kept your classic car in storage for more than several months, your oil and filter should both be changed before you start driving again.

Classic car storage – spring tune-up tips after winter storage - Storage Winnipeg - StorageVilleAlso, check the engine filter to see if it’s clean and check the cabin air filter. Finally, you should examine the battery and look for corrosion. If it’s an older-style lead-acid battery that is not sealed, you may need to add some water to the battery.

After classic car storage – check hoses, belts, and blades

You’ll want to examine the car’s hoses and belts. Check them for any signs of excessive wear and breakage. Especially in older cars, after an extended period of non-use, the rubber can deteriorate and become brittle. You may see small cracks or “runs” in the rubber. If you do, these belts need to be replaced.

In addition to the belts and hoses, you should check all fan blades to make sure they are clean, in good condition, and unobstructed.

After classic car storage – check the tires

After classic car storage, your tires will likely need to be inflated. Most gas stations have an air station, so you can pump the tires up yourself. Bring along a pressure gauge and check them to ensure they are inflated to the correct PSI.

If you don’t check and fill your tires, you could reduce your gas mileage or increase your risk of a tire blowout.

Also, you should complete a visual check of your tires for wear. If the tread seems worn out, or if you see cracks in the rubber, you will need to replace them.

After classic car storage – clean the interior and exterior

Classic car storage – spring tune-up tips after winter storage - Storage Winnipeg - StorageVilleNow you’re nearly ready to ride. Inspect the interior to get rid of any trash or debris that may have been left inside from the previous season. Then, wipe the interior surfaces with a high-quality interior cleaner, and wash any rubber mats that may be in the car. Then, lay on the interior polish to ensure your car shines. You can do this yourself, or take your car to a car wash for detailing.

Then, proceed with giving your car’s exterior a well-deserved bath. Scrub all parts of the vehicle to ensure any grime and dust is removed from the outside. Ensure you’re using high-quality materials when washing your classic car, so the paint doesn’t scratch. Finally, as your car dries in the warm spring air, polish the wheels and shine the tires – which will further give your classic car the “wow” factor, as you drive past people while you’re cruising.

Follow these tips – and enjoy your classic car this summer!

That’s it! Once you’ve completed this basic checklist, your classic car should be good to go! Enjoy the warm weather, and have fun with your classic car – summer is only here for a few short months.

Remember to contact us early for next season’s storage. Typically, bookings of our storage units for the purpose of storing classic cars can start as early as September. Our larger storage units, either 10×20 or 10×30 are in limited supply! As well, check back often or Like us on Facebook to learn about promotions we have in the fall.