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At StorageVille, we make it our mission to be there for you – when you need storage – for any situation life might throw your way. In this three-part series, we will look at self-storage during three different life events. In the coming months, we will examine ways “Self-storage solutions can help make your home office or business better”. We will follow with “how self-storage can assist during life’s unexpected events”.

However, for this month we will take a look at benefits of self-storage during selling, moving and renovating your home. Each can be a large undertaking – with many moving parts – which can put a damper on anyone’s life. However, our suggestions below will have you ready to take the next steps – no matter what challenge you are facing.

Storage benefits during selling your home

Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Self-Storage for Selling - Winnipeg Self-Storage for Moving - Winnipeg Self-Storage for Renovating - StorageVille, Winnipeg, ManitobaYou’ve decided to list your home on the market. You’ve gone through the process of finding a suitable realtor you’d like to handle the sale for you. They come to your home to analyze and prepare the listing information. While they are reviewing the property, they mention the clutter of the space. They even go as far to suggest enlisting the services of a home staging company – but where are all your prized possessions going?

The impact of a cluttered home

Hearing about the clutter in your home can be a difficult pill to swallow but, as the professionals, they are right (and have sales data to back up their claims) – cluttered homes can sell for less value. It’s important to know there is a difference between a home’s appraisal value – versus the marketability, which is what a cluttered home could impact; see article: http://www.cbtownandcountry.com/home-sales-and-the-ubiquitous-clutter-effect/

To make sure you receive the maximum return on your home during its sale – put infrequently used items into storage. Renting a storage unit from us during the sales process will be a fraction of the cost when compared to the lost equity due to the sale of a cluttered home.

Along with the retention of the money you’ve invested into your home, using a self-storage unit can benefit the sales process in the following ways:

  • Having less clutter usually means your home will be easier to clean in between showings.
  • Applying a fresh coat of paint (and other minor repairs) will be less strenuous with less to move.
  • You won’t need to rely on space in other areas of your home – i.e., an outdoor shed or garage is subject to weather. Instead, use our temperature controlled storage units. As well, security on external buildings found on your property won’t match features our secure self-storage facilities offer.
  • Garages often have the worst clutter in a home. To some buyers that conveys a negative impression on your home. They also can’t envision their belongings in the area that is overly cluttered.

On top of all this – you can arrange your storage unit and provide a vacating notice once your home is sold from the comfort of your own home 24/7 through our website.

Don’t forget to book our 16-foot enclosed cube van that is available FREE for up to 4 hours to make your move in easier.

Self-storage benefits for moving

Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Self-Storage for Selling - Winnipeg Self-Storage for Moving - Winnipeg Self-Storage for Renovating - StorageVille, Winnipeg, ManitobaThere is no doubt you’ll encounter similar issues with “too much stuff” listed within our tips for selling as there is some overlap between these life events… But moving comes with its own set of logistics and if not properly planned for can transform into a nightmare.

If you took the advice listed within our “selling your home” portion of this article, you’ll already have some of your possessions in a self-storage unit. Why not leave them there until you receive the keys to your new home? Your home remains uncluttered while you pack the rest of your belongings. And this puts you one step ahead with your relocation process.

When the day comes where you can access your new home, we recommend completing your unpacking process in two tiers. The first few days you’ll be busy with the essentials you kept out of storage. Get these belongings in place before starting the second half. Once you have your belongings tucked away, proceed with your items in self-storage.

On top of this all – take full advantage our FREE cube vans for up to four hours for the transit of stored items and our moving supplies. We can become your one-stop shop for all things required for a successful transition between homes, including moving supplies and moving boxes. If you need the cube van to move out, be sure to ask about the 50% discount!

Self-storage benefits when renovating

Self-Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Self-Storage for Selling - Winnipeg Self-Storage for Moving - Winnipeg Self-Storage for Renovating - StorageVille, Winnipeg, ManitobaFor most, a renovation is an investment in their single most valuable asset. You want it done right, on time and budget. But just like other items mentioned, any renovation project needs planning and calculation of resources available while your home is under construction.

Like the realtor, the home renovation specialist you hire is a professional in their industry. If the space you’re renovating is excessively cluttered, you will only slow them down. Due to this, your project may end up more expensive.

Besides the expense factor, having clutter can increase the chances an injury on the job site. While any renovator will take precautions while they work – accidents can happen. Also, before hiring a contractor, make sure they provide you with a Workers Compensation Certificate indicating that they are covered. If not and someone gets hurt, you could be liable.

In addition to accidents resulting in injury, the more valuables you have cluttering the space – the more likely something can be damaged or broken. Instead of risking your possessions, store them in our clean and secure, temperature controlled self-storage units during your project.

We are here to help!

We are here to solve your storage needs! Our goal for our potential clients or repeat customers is to enjoy their life – even in times that can appear stressful. When you contact us for self-storage, know you are contacting Winnipeg’s leading storage facilities. Besides our value propositions of accessible, convenient, clean and secure storage our team is friendly and invested in your best interested.

Even if you don’t need storage now but think you might in the future, give us a call and drop by for tour.

While many of others in the storage business are from out of town, we are locally owned; committed to Winnipeg. We have a vested interest in being Winnipeg’s top choice for self-storage.

StorageVille… Where Winnipeg Stores

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

What is outdoor RV and boat storage?

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

StorageVille’s benefits to outdoor storage

Convenient location

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

Accessible facility

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

Secure grounds

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

If you want covered storage, we have you covered!

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

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

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

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

StorageVille has you covered my educated friends!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You're welcome!