Self-storage facility goes green(er) with solar panels - Winnipeg Storage - Self Storage Winnipeg - StorageVille Winnipeg, Manitoba
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Self-storage facility goes green(er) with solar panels - Winnipeg Storage - Self Storage Winnipeg - StorageVille Winnipeg, ManitobaIt shouldn’t come as any surprise, but the self-storage facility this article is about is us, StorageVille! While we know many in Winnipeg select us as their self-storage of choice. We continually look to improve our service offering, one of the ways we found was to look for opportunities to reduce our environmental impact and footprint, all the while supporting local businesses. With these being the primary reasons, for selecting a renewal energy source like solar panels – it’s easy to see the benefits. Being a locally based business in Winnipeg, we strongly believe in supporting the local economy. And while we strongly believe in consuming less energy – it doesn’t hurt we save on energy costs too!

Going green with solar panels: where did we start?

In case you’re interested in our new strategy for energy consumption, our process for achieving this milestone or other details about this, please read on. The process began by deciding to participate in a Manitoba Hydro Solar Energy Pilot Program. We began by completing the questionnaire and sending our application in during 2018. Upon acceptance, we worked with a local vendor based in Winnipeg to have our solar panels ordered. Part of the solution was to fasten the panels to the rooftops of our self-storage buildings and utilize the thousands of square feet of rooftops that we have.

However, gaining energy from solar technology is not a new concept for us. We have been committed to solar technology long before the Manitoba Hydro program was announced in 2017. We installed a system powered by solar technology to provide uninterrupted power to the computer systems in the event of an electricity outage. Clearly, our commitment to energy conservation has been top of mind for many years.

Both our Winnipeg storage unit locations are solar enabled

If you’ve visited both of our storage unit facilities recently, you might’ve noticed the solar panels at 830 Waverley Street in Winnipeg’s southwest or 123 Reenders Drive in Winnipeg’s northeast. We’re excited that both projects are complete, and each location is solar enabled!

Supporting StorageVille’s solar choice – from Shindico

Shindico is looking forward to the solar power installations at StorageVille, our self storage facilities in Winnipeg, as these projects represent our pilot program in exploring other installations in a number of our retail and multi-family properties. These projects not only fall in line with energy conservation and savings but go along way in off setting other significant expenses such as the ever-increasing City of Winnipeg property taxes we face annually.

Sandy Shindleman
President and CEO of Shindico

As part of our business case, our ownership group, Shindico, was presented with the solar panel opportunity. As a market leader in commercial real estate and investment management in Canada, Shindico jumped at the opportunity to participate. The well-being of Winnipeggers, Manitobans while simultaneously reducing our environmental impact for future generations to come and looking for methods to help others succeed through innovation, is a mandate both organizations look to achieve.

Self-storage facility solar panel initiative – by the numbers

With any business endeavour, the metrics and outcomes are key. Here is what we look to achieve by participating in the solar panel pilot program from the estimated figures based on calculations during the feasibility report:

  • When the installation of the solar panels is complete, StorageVille will reduce their energy consumption from Manitoba Hydro by 56%;
  • To give a sense of the size of our project, we selected to use 370-watt solar panels and we deployed 184 panels between the two Winnipeg StorageVille locations;
  • Each location’s 68.0kW output is designed to power the HVAC systems, including the air conditioning, in the main buildings and temperature-controlled self-storage buildings at each location;
  • The power generated from the solar panels at both self-storage facility locations will reach a level of 150,884kW of energy annually. That is the same as powering approximately fourteen single-family homes for a year (estimated consumption rate of 900kWh per household per month);
  • The expected lifetime production of all the solar panels is approximately two million kilowatt-hours.

Other benefits to powering our self-storage facility with solar energy

Besides the economic benefits to the province created when switching to a solar energy strategy and the environmental impact – what else is gained?

  • Reducing the negative environmental impact that is caused when Manitoba Hydro needs to build a new dam, including minimizing manufacturing costs and the mistreatment to the ecosystem;
  • Having more energy available for Manitoba Hydro to export as a resource for the province;
  • Creation of a new industry and business class that previously did not exist on this scale.

For us, the decision was easy to get on board with Manitoba Hydro’s Program when launched. As a proud, Winnipeg-based company, we believe in what our city and province have to offer – and appreciate the support we receive from Winnipeggers in return!

How long can you rent a self-storage unit for? - Self Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVille Winnipeg, Manitoba

How long can you rent a self-storage unit for? - Self Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVille Winnipeg, ManitobaLife happens. From time-to-time, things might not always go according to plan. Or, even when they do go to plan, you still might need a little extra space for your belongings. Whatever the reason – whether it be due to a move, selling your home, renovation, family planning, divorce, or death – everyone might who have a change in their life may need a storage unit rental someday. But, know what we are here for you – no matter the circumstance or situation. Renting a storage unit can have many different benefits for each of these situations. Best of all, we’ll make it quick and easy for you to rent a self-storage unit so you can get back to the other things that matter most to you.

What are your options?

Renting a storage unit is a great solution for many families or individuals who have belongings that are not in use at a certain time. Or maybe you need to store business documents or are a sales rep who needs their own “warehouse”. We all know how stressful life is when your house is cluttered, or when you must deal with a complicated move, for example.

That is where self-storage unit rental can come in handy. Renting a storage unit can solve a wide range of problems.

However, one question a lot of people ask us is “how long can I rent a self-storage unit for?”

Being the experts in Winnipeg self-storage solutions, we’ll tell you exactly. Read on to learn more about the process, the advantages, and how we structure our storage unit rental agreements.

First, what are self-storage units?

One of the most common forms of private storage services is renting a self-storage unit. The service is straight-forward and simple: you contact us to rent a unit. Once we’ve completed a short rental agreement form together, you’re given a lock, included in the first month’s rent and a personalized gate and unit alarm access code. Then, you can bring your items to the storage unit and load them yourself. From then on you can come and go as you please, no need to check in at the office.

While this transaction sounds basic, StorageVille also offers a slew of other value-added services and conveniences. For move-ins we waive our cube van rental fee for up to four hours, depending on the locker you choose to rent. We have a host of moving equipment and supplies available for rent or purchase at each of our conveniently located Winnipeg facilities. Finally, when it is time for you to go, we offer savings on the cube van rental, discounted at 50% off.

Advantages to rent a self-storage unit

How long can you rent a self-storage unit for? - Self Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVille Winnipeg, ManitobaOne of the main advantages of this service is flexibility. The fact that you can organize your items as you wish, and load or unload them at a convenient time makes self-storage an attractive option.

When you’re looking for a storage unit for rent, it is important to know what your exact needs are. Some items, like antique furniture, books, or wine collections, need temperature-controlled units. Other items like lawn furniture, bikes and garden tools are best suited for our non-temperature-controlled units. We have many different storage unit sizes and if you’re not sure what size you need try our storage unit size guide or take a virtual tour.

Self-storage units are in a secured compound area and every locker is alarmed and monitored by BellMTS Business Security. We have surveillance cameras, alarm systems, perimeter fences, and more.

Long-term or short-term storage unit rental?

In terms of flexibility, we rent our self-storage units on a month-to-month basis. We don’t force you into some agreement for a minimum period or a long-term lease. We believe in keeping the tenant and storage facility relationship as simple as possible. We also feel flexibility is important for today’s businesses and private customers. They might need to store a few boxes for a couple of weeks, or they want long-term storage for their memories or files.

Our storage facilities can accommodate your belongings for as long as you need. This means that you never have to commit to your locker for more than a month at a time and we only need 21 days’ notice indicating your preferred date of move out. Also, when you rent a unit from us – let us know of your plans so we can assist you in any way that will make your experience with us, as good as can be.

How long can you rent a self-storage unit for? - Self Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVille Winnipeg, ManitobaRenting a storage unit in advance helps

While not always possible, we recommend booking your self-storage unit as early as one- to three- months in advance. This will help us ensure you’ll be able to get the type of unit, the size you want, at the location you desire – for example a 5×15 temperature-controlled unit at our Waverley location.

Easy vacating

Another benefit when renting a storage unit from StorageVille is how easy we make the vacating process. Simply, just contact us with the date you’re leaving or fill out our website’s vacating form online. And, then come move your stuff before the date you’re vacating and clean your unit.

Rent a self-storage unit in Winnipeg

Are you looking to rent a self-storage unit in Winnipeg? StorageVille has a solution for every customer that passes through the door, or phone us or use our request a quote form. Our friendly self-storage staff are standing by ready to help you with the rental process. Get started by contacting us today!

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At StorageVille, we believe in helping our customers – that is what we’re in the business of. Over the years, we’ve published many useful and fascinating articles about self-storage or storage unit uses. For this month, instead of creating a new article – we thought we’d look back at some of our most popular articles of the past. Below, you’ll find our top five most viewed articles about self-storage. Thank you for reading and we’ll be back next month with more new and great content!

There’s more to renting storage than storage unit pricing - Winnipeg Storage - Self-Storage Winnipeg - StorageVilleThere’s more to renting storage than storage unit pricing

As Winnipeggers ourselves, we love a great deal! However, while a low price seems favorable to the storage unit rentee – make sure you know what you’re paying for – and what might not be included. At StorageVille, we feel we have more to offer our customers than simply a great price (even though we have that too!) If you’re renting self-storage from anywhere, make sure you are aware of all things the fee may or may not cover – before you buy! If you are unsure, read through our article and learn about the different ways we structure our fees versus other self-storage providers.

Use Shelving, plastic bins or sheets - Our Tips to Protect Your Belongings in a Storage Unit - Winnipeg Storage Units - Temperature Controlled Storage Units - StorageVilleOur tips to protect your belongings in a storage unit

Did you know there are ways you can protect your belongings beyond the security of your self-storage facility? In this article, we cover the security side to storage units, but also take it a step further. Read on to learn about insurance for your stored belongings, why you might want to invest in a temperature-controlled storage unit, ways to pack your belongings to protect them from potential damage, and more!

Storage Unit benefits for executors and estate planning responsibilities - Executors Winnipeg - Executor Duties and Grant of Probate - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleStorage unit benefits for executors and estate planning responsibilities

As part of our team’s mandate – we are there for our customers in the good times and the bad. If you’re an executor of a will or have inherited estate planning responsibilities, did you know that you can use self-storage to your advantage during these difficult times? While we aren’t legal advisors – nor are we dispensing any legal advice and in all situations we recommend you talk to the proper authorities – it can sometimes be nice just to read what others in similar situations have gone through. No matter the situation, you can depend on our friendly team to greet you with a smile, each time you come through the door!

Storage unit benefits during a divorce - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleStorage unit benefits during a divorce or separation

Similarly to the above article, if you’ve encountered a divorce or separation situation in your life, it can be nice knowing you have someone to help. Our self-storage options are perfect for short or long term leases and our plans are pay-as-you-go month-to-month. We even can help with added benefits like cube van rentals and other moving accessories. A storage unit can be the perfect neutral site to sort through your divorce or separation and allows you to draw a clean line, giving you the opportunity for a new start.

Why is it called self-storage and what does it mean? - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleWhy is it called self-storage and what does it mean?

We’ve mentioned it over and over – in past articles and as well, in this summary of our top 5 self-storage articles… but what the heck is self-storage? Why is it called self-storage? We’ll take you through the definition, benefits, how a storage unit can help with your belongings, the different types of self-storage available, and how you might go about selecting the right storage unit type and size for your self-storage needs. If you have questions about storage – read this article first – and then give us a call!

We hope you’ve found this recap interesting – and if we’ve helped you, even better! If you’re looking for a storage unit for self-storage purposes, we encourage you to call us, request a quote, contact us to book an appointment to visit and receive the assistance you need. Our friendly teams are available and ready to help you at both our prominent Winnipeg locations – 123 Reenders Drive and 830 Waverley Street!

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- Winnipeg Secure Storage - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleIf you’re part of the many trades workers in Winnipeg and you need a storage unit for your small business, StorageVille is here to help you. We’re the best choice for self-storage for trades in Winnipeg! Our storage units are the perfect place if you need a place to store equipment, supplies and tools between jobs or after a seasonal project. Our friendly customer service team will ensure you’re looked after no matter the length of your unit rental. We’re happy to help! Get more details about our services below.

What are the benefits of self-storage for trades workers?

Why should you keep your equipment, supplies and more in a self-storage unit? Here are a few of the key reasons.

Keep valuable equipment safe and secure

Lockable, secure storage units with 24/7 surveillance and monitoring provide you with the best possible security, especially compared to storing gear in trucks, garages, and other similar unsecured locations.

Self-storage for trades workers in Winnipeg - Winnipeg Secure Storage - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleStore items between jobs, during the off-season and more

You’ll have all the space you need to store tools, equipment and supplies when you’re not using them. This is particularly beneficial if you have a very small office, or you do not have an office and work out of your home. Depending on your chosen trade you might only use some of your tools seasonally. We’re a great option to drop off things that aren’t needed at every jobsite.

Keep your tools close at hand

Renting a storage unit in an area of Winnipeg where you often work allows you to retrieve tools and supplies more quickly and improves your ability to offer fast service to your customers. We have two centralized locations to serve you no matter where you reside.

Protect your equipment from weather and temperature swings

With temperature-controlled storage, you can keep electronics and sensitive tools/equipment in an environment with a steady temperature and humidity level, preventing damage and corrosion.

Drive-up self-storage to unload or reload

Self-storage for trades workers in Winnipeg - Winnipeg Secure Storage - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleIf you don’t need a temperature-controlled storage unit, one of the most noticeable benefits to our non-temperature controlled self-storage is the ability to drive up right outside of your storage unit. This makes unloading or reloading to get to a jobsite quickly, even easier.

In most situations, it’ll might make sense to rent one storage unit, either temperature-controlled or non-temperature-controlled – depending on the sensitivity of the items you’re storing. However, in some situations making use of two storage units – one temperature-controlled, for sensitive items; and another non-temperature-controlled unit for easy access – will make the perfect solution! Take a tour and see our storage unit options online! In any situation, our expert and friendly self-storage advisement team will be able to guide you and help you find the right solution for you needs.

Why choose StorageVille?

If you’re an electrician, plumber, HVAC technician or any other trade worker in need of Winnipeg self-storage, StorageVille is here to help. Here are just a few reasons you should choose us for your Winnipeg small business storage needs.

Convenient locations

We have two locations. Our southwest Winnipeg location is at 830 Waverly St., and we have a northwest location at 123 Reenders drive. Choose the location that’s right for you – or rent two units to ensure you have quick access to your tools and equipment no matter where you are in the city.

Short-term and long-term rentals available

Whether you need a unit for a month or a year, we’ve got you covered with a wide variety of reasonably priced rental contracts that can be any length or month-to-month. Choose the option that’s right for you.

Wide variety of sizes

From small, 5×5 temperature-controlled units to huge 10×30 storage units, you’ll be able to choose the size that works for you – and upgrade at any time if you need more storage!

Self-storage for trades workers in Winnipeg - Winnipeg Secure Storage - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleDrive-up units for heavy equipment

You can drive up to our outdoor, non-temperature-controlled self-storage units in Winnipeg. This makes it easy to deposit heavy equipment and tools.

Unparalleled security

When it comes to Winnipeg small business storage for trades workers, you can trust us to take care of your valuable equipment. Our facility is fully staffed, with identification required to enter. With 24/7 security monitoring, swappable locks, and an alarm system approved by the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada, you can trust us to secure your stuff.

To learn more about the benefits of small business storage for trades workers at StorageVille, get in touch with our team today.

Request a quote for self-storage today and explore your options

At StorageVille, we make it easy for you to get the storage solutions you need in Winnipeg. If you’d like to get started, just request a quote for a storage unit.

Have more questions? Feel free to contact us online, or by phone. Our Reenders Drive location can be reached at 204.272.4687, or you can call our Waverly Street location at 204.272.4533. We look forward to hearing from you and answering any questions you may have about self-storage for trades workers in Winnipeg from StorageVille.

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Self-storage for sales representatives or pharmaceutical representatives - Secure Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleAre you a sales representative or pharmaceutical representative in Winnipeg? Are you in need of storage space for your business? StorageVille is here to help! We offer the best small business storage for sales and pharmaceutical representatives. Learn more about our self-storage solutions below and see why you should pick StorageVille for your storage needs in Winnipeg.

The benefits of self-storage for sales representatives and pharmaceutical representative

Are you wondering why you should rent a self-storage unit from StorageVille? Here are just a few of the benefits that sales and pharmaceutical reps can enjoy if they choose our self-storage services.

Self-storage for sales representatives or pharmaceutical representatives - Secure Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleSecure self-storage with video surveillance

Our fully secured, gated location has -staff throughout the day and 24/7 video surveillance, and each of our storage units is equipped with a high-security, custom disc lock to ensure that your items are completely safe and secure. And every locker is alarmed and monitored by Bell MTS.

Ample storage space for small business

We offer a huge variety of storage units to meet the needs of all business owners. If you’re in sales or you’re a pharmaceutical representative, you can get a unit as small as just 5×5 feet, all the way up to our largest, 10×30 foot units. Whether you just need to store a few documents and samples, or you need to store a large number of business-related items, we’re here to help.

Avoid storing items at home

Storing your items at home isn’t always an ideal solution, particularly if you’re running low on storage space, or you have an unfinished or poorly ventilated attic or basement. With a self-storage unit from StorageVille, you can store all your stuff outside of your home. Along with potential damage to the product, certain pharmaceuticals may be targets of theft or may present a hazard having them at home.

Self-storage for sales representatives or pharmaceutical representatives - Secure Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleNo need for additional office space

Declutter your office and avoid moving to a larger office due to the need for additional storage. You can move all your backup samples, point of sale material and other business-related items to StorageVille, and ensure your office is neat, tidy and organized.

Temperature-controlled storage available

Our temperature-controlled units are kept at a consistent temperature both in the summer and in the winter. Whether you’re storing documents, electronics, pharmaceutical samples or any other temperature and humidity-sensitive items, we can keep your items safe and secure. The heated and air-conditioned lockers make retrieving and loading your locker easier due the controlled environment.

Accessing a non-temperature controlled self-storage unit during winter months in Winnipeg can be chilling (literally). Not the most pleasant place to be – we highly recommend our indoor, temperature-controlled storage for business purposes!

Non-temperature-controlled units are drive-up accessible

There’s one noticeable advantage to our non-temperature-controlled units, which is the fact that you can drive up to access them. If your product or items requiring storage can weather the conditions outside, our non-temperature-controlled storage option is ideal for easy of access to your unit.

For all these reasons – and quite a few more – we’re the best choice for self-storage for sales representatives and pharmaceutical representatives.

Our value-add services keep your business running smoothly!

We don’t just offer self-storage solutions in Winnipeg – we can also provide additional services for your small business.

Self-storage for sales representatives or pharmaceutical representatives - Secure Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleReceiving pallets/deliveries on your behalf

We can receive deliveries of all sizes on your behalf and store them to ensure they are properly managed. If you’d prefer not to have items sent to your home or office, sending them to StorageVille is a great option.

Mailing service/courier assistance

If you have something to ship out, drop it off in our office, call your courier company and we will see that it gets sent out. You won’t need to spend time sitting around waiting for the courier to arrive – either at your office or home.

24/7 storage unit access

Need to get to your unit at any time of day or night? No problem. Just let us know, and we’ll ensure that we make the proper arrangements to provide you with 24/7 access to your secure storage unit. However, this service is for our sales reps and business owners exclusively.

Contact StorageVille and get the storage services you need today!

If you’re a sales or pharmaceutical rep in Winnipeg and you need additional space to store documents, samples and work-related items, StorageVille is the right choice for you. Contact us now online or call our locations – Waverley: 204.272.4533 or Reender: 204.272.4687 – and get the storage solutions you need in Winnipeg.

Self-storage for busy professionals, doctors, and lawyers - Winnipeg Secure Storage - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVille

Are you a doctor or a lawyer or other practice-based business? Do you need a storage unit for your small business? At StorageVille, we’re here to help. We offer the best self-storage solutions for lawyers, doctors, and other busy professionals in Winnipeg. We invite you to learn more about what we do and see why you should choose us for your self-storage needs.

Protection of your business’ records and data

Self-storage for busy professionals, doctors, and lawyers - Winnipeg Secure Storage - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleAt StorageVille, we take security seriously. We offer:

24/7, 365 video surveillance

Cameras are located throughout the facility providing records of activity and a deterrent.

Individually alarmed, monitored storage units

We offer storage units that are alarmed and will alert us in case of any intrusion or unauthorized entry

High-security disc locks

We use the highest-quality, secure disc locks, designed specifically for the storage industry

Keep seven years of records and files after retiring

Self-storage for busy professionals, doctors, and lawyers - Winnipeg Secure Storage - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleWhether your practice has wound down, gone out of business because you’ve chosen to retire, or you are just running out of office space, you are required by law to keep your records and files for up to 7. years after you retire. This includes tax documentation, client records, patient records and more.

At StorageVille, we offer reasonable monthly pricing for a storage unit. You can keep your records out of your home and reduce clutter. With our self-storage you can ensure that they are kept in a temperature-controlled, secure, safe environment. As well, we make it easy for you to access your storage unit whenever you may need them. There are no long-term contracts, our arrangement with customers is month to month.

Accessible and convenient self-storage is our game

You can access your storage unit at StorageVille during our gate access operation hours which is 6:00 am to 11:00 pm every day. Our hours are designed to provide you with the most possible flexibility, while maintaining a greater control over the security. While other self-storage providers give 24/7 access, we ask ourselves why someone would need such access at 4am?

As well, continuing with our access flexibility – we can offer special access arrangements upon request. Let us know and we’ll be happy to help you.

Temperature-controlled storage units

You can trust that your records, papers and documents will remain in great shape, too. Our temperature-controlled storage units are designed to maintain a steady temperature that helps reduce fluctuations in humidity level to support proper document archival. Our temperature-controlled self-storage will ensure that your items are not damaged by heat, cold, or moisture fluctuations.

Self-storage for busy professionals, doctors, and lawyers - Winnipeg Secure Storage - Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleFlexible payment and storage unit rental options

We offer a wide variety of ways for doctors, professionals and lawyers to pay for their storage units. We can invoice you for the monthly payment of your rental storage fees, set up auto-debit to automatically withdraw payment from your bank account, or even bill your credit card for your monthly payments – whichever method you prefer.

In addition, we do not require any kind of long-term contract, and there are no fees for cancelling your self-storage unit rental. We simply require you to give us 21 days’ notice, then remove your items. And again, the lease is month to month. It’s just that easy – so there is no commitment. Give us a try, and we’re sure you’ll love our self-storage services.

Get the self-storage you need as a busy doctor, professional or lawyer in Winnipeg

If you’re a doctor, professional or lawyer in Winnipeg, StorageVille is the best place for secure off-site document storage, or for storing furniture, equipment, or anything else that you don’t have space for in your home or office. Renting self-storage from us will help you reduce clutter and let you focus on what’s important to your growing or mature practice – your clients or patients!

Interested in learning more? Don’t wait any longer. Contact us online with any questions or give us a call at one of our two convenient locations across Winnipeg – 204.272.4687 (123 Reenders Drive location) or 204.272.4533 (830 Waverley Street location).

Why is it called self-storage and what does it mean? - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVille

Why is it called self-storage and what does it mean? - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleIf you’ve used a storage facility before, whether temporarily, or for a long-term rental, you may have heard the term “self-storage”. Initially, it might not make sense – after all, you’re not storing your stuff in your own unit – but you’re renting it from a company. But, with good reason, it’s called self-storage – and we’ll explain why and other details you might want to know about self-storage. Let’s get started!

Self-storage is short for “self-service storage”

Self-storage is just a shorter way of saying “self-service storage.” This means that, rather than having a company pick up your stuff and store it at their facilities, you pay for the ability to rent a storage unit.

Then, you move your own stuff to the unit. Because you’re responsible for taking care of this step, this method of storage is known as “self-service storage,” hence the shortened term “self-storage.”

Why is it called self-storage and what does it mean? - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleHow do my belongings reach the self-storage unit?

As indicated “self-storage” is self-service storage. It’s your responsibility to haul your belongings to and from the storage unit facility. If you need assistance or equipment to transport your items, it’s on you to plan for this.

Of course, we try to make the transfer of your belongings easier for you. At both our Winnipeg locations we sell moving supplies and have tools for moving available to rent. As well, we have a fleet of cube vans available for rent. In fact, ask us how you could save money on the fee for renting a cube van – or possibly rent one for free!

Different types of self-storage are available

There are different types of self-storage available at StorageVille and similar self-service storage companies. Most commonly, you’ll find services like:

Why is it called self-storage and what does it mean? - Winnipeg Self-Storage - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVillePersonal storage

If you have too much stuff, are downsizing your home, or just want to keep some of your stuff safe somewhere other than your residence, personal storage may be right for you.

Business storage

Businesses often need to store things like office furniture, documents, and unused equipment for long periods of time, and a self-storage unit for business storage is ideal for this purpose.

Outdoor storage

Outdoor storage is often used for things like boats and RVs, particularly for those who may not have space to store their outdoor vehicles or gear during the “off-season.”

Selecting the storage unit size for your needs

Depending on your particular needs, any of these types of self-storage may be right for you. At StorageVille, we have a variety of storage unit sizes, including:

  • 5×5
  • 5×10
  • 5×15
  • 10×10
  • 10×15
  • 10×20
  • 10×30

Our friendly team of caring individuals can assist you in determining the perfect size of a storage unit for your belongings. As well, we have a virtual tour of each of our StorageVille locations, a virtual tour of each storage unit size, and a storage unit size estimation tool.

Comparing temperature-controlled versus Non-temperature-controlled storage

When choosing self-storage, it’s important to consider the difference between temperature-controlled and non-temperature controlled storage.

When should you use temperature-controlled self-storage?

Typically, temperature-controlled storage is a better option for your valuables and personal/business goods. The humidity and temperature of your unit will be fully regulated throughout every season, keeping your items in the best possible shape and preventing issues that can be caused by things like condensation, excess moisture, high temperatures, and so on. Temperature-controlled storage units are usually located inside a larger building, as this makes it easier to maintain the proper temperature for your items.

When can you get by with non-temperature-controlled self-storage?

Non-temperature-controlled storage units are not heated or cooled and are subject to larger temperature variations. They’re better for things like outdoor furniture, sporting equipment, non-power tools and other things that are not a risk of being damaged by large temperature swings. These types of storage units are often free-standing, and function more like a garage – with a large door and a “drive-up” design.

Need self-storage in Winnipeg? Contact StorageVille now!

At StorageVille, we have a wide variety of different storage units for business, personal and outdoor use, as well as temperature-controlled and non-temperature-controlled storage units. Learn more and start renting a storage unit now – contact us online to get started.

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Storage unit benefits for family planning - Family Planning Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleIncluding a storage unit in when family planning might sound silly now, but that will change very quickly. Babies need a surprising amount of stuff – different seats for different scenarios and stages, a car seat, stroller, changing station, clothing, toys, the list goes on! Whether you’re welcoming a new child into the world for the first time or clearing out stuff as your kids grow, there are lots of different reasons why you may need a storage unit.

Let’s look at the benefits of getting a storage unit for your extra stuff while family planning!

Storage units for family planning: clearing space for your baby’s stuff before they’re born

From highchairs to cribs, boxes of toys, potty-training equipment, strollers… you get the picture. A new child needs a lot of stuff as they grow, and all of this stuff has to go somewhere! If you live in a smaller home or apartment and are not yet ready to move into a larger home, this can be very troublesome.

However, with a storage unit from StorageVille, you can clear out space for your baby’s stuff before they’re born – and make sure they have a space of their own.

Storage units for family planning: store fragile, delicate or non-child-safe furniture

If you have some fragile or delicate furniture, such as glass display cases and heirloom furniture, or other non-child-safe furniture that you would like to keep – but can’t keep in the house while baby is learning to get around on their own – a storage unit is a perfect option. Climate-controlled storage units are the ideal environment for preserving your furniture.

Storage unit benefits for family planning - Family Planning Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleStorage units for family planning: Store belongings that may be dangerous to babies and toddlers

Your storage unit is a great place to store things like hunting, fishing or other sports equipment, collectibles, camping gear, and heirlooms that are breakable or may be dangerous to babies and toddlers. Later in life, when your child is older and less likely to accidentally stumble across this stuff, you can bring it back into your home.

Storage units for family planning: Make room for guests to stay and visit your family

Whether you have a newborn and you’ve got friends and family visiting to help you with their care, or you’ve got older kids and you are inviting family over for holidays, birthdays and other events, a storage unit can help you clear up space you need for guests to stay at your home.

Storage units for family planning: Store clothing, toys & more that may be kept for future kids

If you’ve just had your first child and you’re planning on having another kid – or even if you’re just not sure – it’s a good idea to keep your first kid’s old clothes, strollers, toys and other stuff they’ve outgrown. That way, if you have another kid, the hand-me-downs will decrease your costs by quite a bit!

Storage unit benefits for family planning - Family Planning Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - Storage Units Winnipeg - StorageVilleMany people often hold onto their firstborns clothing for sentimental reasons, and to pass down to your child if they have children of their own someday.

Keep sentimental objects in a safe, secure, temperature-controlled environment

As your child grows, you may find yourself with a lot of sentimental objects like their first shoes, photo books and albums, and other such things. A storage unit is a better place for these things than an attic or basement – it’s secure, safe from things like flooding and leaking, and has a temperature-controlled environment that will keep your stuff safe.

Get a storage unit today – and benefit from simplified family planning!

At StorageVille, we offer high-quality, temperature-controlled storage units for our customers. A storage unit for your family helps free up space in your home, store your valuables, and helps you take control of your stuff. So, don’t wait. Contact StorageVille today to learn more and start renting a storage unit in Winnipeg – and ask about our free cube van rental.

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.