Storing collectibles in your storage unit – our tips and advice | StorageVille

Whether you’re already a collector or you’ve developed a newfound interest in collecting a particular type of item, you may be interested in the types of top collections, how to store collectibles, and what to think about when putting collections in storage. Using our guidance, we can help you keep your collectibles for years to come.

Most common collectibles and our tips for storing them in your self storage unit

Wondering what kinds of collector’s items tend to attract the most interest? Here are a few common types of top collectibles that are likely the most popular and can be frequently found in self storage.

Storing collectibles – Stamps

Stamps are an ideal collector’s item since they’re small and easy to store, yet have a tremendous amount of variety. Typically, stamps are stored in special binders on acid-free paper protected by plastic. These stamp “books” allow the stamps to both be displayed, organized, and stored easily.

Storing collectibles – Coins

Coin collecting has a history that goes back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Coin collectors often have collections spanning thousands of years, too. They are often stored in 2”x2” Mylar storage sleeves that are held in a plastic, cardboard, or metal box. 

Storing collectibles – Baseball pins

Baseball pins are growing in popularity as a collector’s item. These small durable pins are usually stored in customized boxes or frames, which allow the pin to be attached using its own hardware.

Storing collectibles – Trading cards

Trading cards, including sports cards like baseball cards, basketball cards, and hockey cards or game cards from TCG (Trading Card Games) like Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon, and other such cards have long been popular with collectors. They are usually stored in plastic sleeves inside large binders or books of cards, similar to stamps.

Storing collectibles – Comic books

Comic books are perennially-popular collectibles. Usually, they are stored in Mylar bags that are custom-fitted to the book, which is then placed in tall, durable corrugated cardboard boxes or plastic storage totes.

Storing collectibles – Toys & action figures

Toys and action figures are often stored in the plastic or cardboard boxes in which they were originally sold, sometimes with an additional bag or plastic wrap to protect them even further. 

Storing collectibles – Antiques

Perhaps the largest of the collectibles from this list means that it’ll require large amounts of space. An antique collector’s collection can grow in size quickly, especially, if they are keen on seeking out furniture, glass or ceramic decorations, etc. These items are also always best stored in a clean and dry self storage unit.

Consider the environmental requirements for your collections when choosing storage

A small collection of one of the above collector’s items may easily fit into a storage space at home, but if you collect multiple types of memorabilia and collector’s items, your collection may grow to such an extent that you have to put your collections in storage.

When it comes to how to store collectibles at a storage facility like StorageVille, the most important thing to consider is whether or not you want to use a temperature-controlled environment.

Most collections of small items, such as stamps, baseball cards, coins, vinyl records, and comic books, should be placed in a temperature-controlled storage facility. Fluctuations in non-temperature controlled lockers in humidity and heat or excessive cold can ruin your collection.

However, if you collect larger and more durable items – such as vintage motorcycles or bicycles, for example – you might be able to get away with storing them in a non-temperature-controlled unit. This can be less expensive depending on the size of your collection. It can also be handy if you’re storing large items, as our non-temperature controlled units offer drive-up access, similar to a garage on a home.

Need to put your collections in storage? StorageVille is here to help!

At StorageVille, we’re always ready to help you store your valuable collectibles. We have a wide variety of different temperature-controlled and non-temperature-controlled units available to store your collector items and offer excellent service at a reasonable rate.

If your top collections have outgrown your home, apartment, garage, or basement, we’re here to help you keep them safe and secure. With 24/7 security monitoring, you can trust StorageVille – your belongings are in good hands. In fact, all lockers are individually alarmed and monitored by Bell. And you have your own chosen personalized access code. Contact us online to learn more, and start renting one of our storage units today.

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Our guide for cleaning your self storage unit during and after renting - Self Storage Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVille Winnipeg, Manitoba

A self storage unit can become disorganized and difficult to keep clean in several ways. Perhaps, when you moved in, you were in a hurry and didn’t have a chance to put things into the unit in an organized manner. If all of your belongings aren’t organized and scattered around the floor, it can make it hard to know what you have. As well, it’ll make tidying the storage unit increasingly tough. While we don’t necessarily have any rules for cleaning units until you are moving out, we will always recommend that a clean unit is a happy unit! And, that’s why we wrote this guide for cleaning your self storage unit during and after renting!

Tips for organizing and cleaning your self storage unit during renting

Start by inventorying what is in the storage unit

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The first thing you’ll want to do is create an inventory of what’s in the unit. If you already have some boxes with labels outlining their contents, this will be helpful. We suggest labeling boxes on the top and sides.

Otherwise, start by making a list of what you see, and then start going through individual boxes to look at their contents, and add each one to your inventory. This inventory will help you keep track of what you’re going to keep in the unit – and what you’ll get rid of.

Clear some space to sort your stuff

Next, you’ll need to clear out some space in your storage unit so that you can start sorting your stuff. However, all of your belongings need to remain inside of your unit. Please don’t stack items in the hallway or outside of your unit. If you feel you need access to your items overtime create an aisle up the middle of your locker to access items in the rear of the locker.

You can also stack some of your stuff up to create more space or move boxes or move other items to your vehicle temporarily until you’ve got more room to work in your unit.

Start sorting through your items (and ask for help!)

Next is the fun part – sorting through your piles of items and determining what you want to keep and what needs to go.

You can do this by yourself, but we recommend asking a couple of friends or family members for help with this, particularly if you have a lot of stuff to go through. This can be particularly useful if you’re organizing storage space and maybe getting rid of some stuff with sentimental value. Remember, no food of any kind in any kind of container, flammables, paint, propane, and other materials are not allowed.

For more information on sorting your belongings, continue to read below for tips on dealing with items you don’t want any more.

Once you’ve sorted, put your storage space to work for you!

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Your self storage unit experience will be what you make of it. In most situations, especially if you’re going to be renting the unit for a long period, we recommend investing in shelving and other organizational tools, like clear plastic bins, to help stack belongings.

Not only will having your belongings on shelves and bins help with keeping your belongings organized, it will give you more floor space to work with. It’ll make cleaning or moving around in your storage unit easier. With your stored items properly organized, your satisfaction with your unit will increase!

After you’ve went through the task of organizing and sorting your items – don’t just put them back into the unit any old way. Create a plan or hierarchy and stick to it. Find tools and other methods that you can use to continue to keep things orderly for yourself.

Be careful not to stack cardboard boxes too high as the weight may crush the lower boxes and could be a hazard.

Still looking for tips to stay organized during a rental?

If you’re still looking for tips for staying organized during your storage unit rental, we’ve created a couple of in-depth articles in the past. We encourage you to check out and read for more information.

As well, as your Winnipeg self storage unit rental experts, we’re primarily here to help you. If you have any questions, please reach out and ask us!

Tips for cleaning your self storage unit after renting

Make different piles or areas for selling, donating, giving away, disposing of Items

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Depending on how much time you have before, during, or after you’re storage unit move-in or out – you may be organizing your belongings at any time. However, the key is to organize, which will remove the burden of carrying or moving unwanted items. And, the best way to sort through your stuff is with a “four pile” system:

Sell – This is for items that you don’t need but are valuable and could actually fetch a good price at a yard sale, on eBay or Kijiji, at a second-hand store, or elsewhere.

Give away – Giving away useful items to friends or family members is a good alternative to selling them if you don’t want to bother with the process, or if the items don’t have a particularly high resale value.

Donate – Things like old clothes and furniture, unused appliances, old books, and other similar items can be donated to do some good, and to get a bit of a tax break, in some cases!

Trash – This is for stuff that is not worth giving away, selling, or donating, like broken appliances, anything that may have been ruined while in storage, and other such items. Consider hiring a junk removal company if you have a lot of stuff to get rid of. If you’re already at your storage unit and you have items to dispose of, you need to take them home or offsite to trash them.

Cleaning your self storage unit after your rental

For the best results we recommend you are well-organized and have already dealt with disposing of items in various ways before you move out. The day will be hectic enough without having to take additional steps to deal with some belongings. Here are the steps for vacating

Before your move-out date

Before the date, you need to inform our office that you will be leaving giving us 21 days’ notice. If you do not tell us, we will continue to charge you for the service, as the service we provide will continue until you ask it to stop. There are many ways for you to let us know that you are leaving – contact us via phone, email, use our website’s vacating form

Arrange transportation for your belongings. Whether that is a moving company, friends and family, or through any other means. You are responsible for ensuring that your moving plans can occur before the date your rental agreement ends. As well, StorageVille is always here to help, we offer flexibility, accessibility, and can even rent a cube van to you for a reduced price! If there are other ways to help, let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requests.

Remove all items from your self storage unit that you don’t want. Make it easy on your future self and organize your unit before you move. Follow our tips above for best results!

On your move-out date

We don’t recommend leaving your move-out date for the last possible moment, but if you don’t have a choice, make sure you start early in the day. However, for best results, giving yourself an extra day or two before your vacating date is best. This won’t force you to rush and will give you an opportunity to address unforeseen issues, should they come up.

On the move date, show up with your transportation or come into the office if you’re renting a cube van to finalize the details. We also carry an inventory of moving equipment and moving supplies, for purchase, should you need.

The key is to be organized in an effort for this day to run as smoothly as possible.

After you’ve moved your belongings

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Once you’ve relocated your stored items offsite, you can come back to your empty storage unit to clean. Depending on how much upkeep you’ve done will determine the length of time this will take. We require all rentals to be returned to the condition they were first rented at. This will require you to sweep the floor, at a minimum.

If you rented a cube van, you can return it for an after-use inspection. And, once you’re finished with your storage unit cleaning, we conduct a quick walk-through with you to ensure everything is in order. Then, you are “checked out” of the facility. For the safety of other renters’ belongings, you will no longer have access to the storage unit facility. So, make sure you have all of your belongings before you check out!

That’s all it takes! Of course, if you need a self storage unit in Winnipeg in the future, we hope you think of us! We truly appreciate your business and would love to offer you our services again!

Need storage space in Winnipeg? Come to StorageVille!

At StorageVille, we have a huge number of Winnipeg storage units of all types and sizes. If you need additional storage, we’re always here to help – contact us online or give us a call at 204.272.4687 (Reenders Drive location) or 204.272.4533 (Waverly Street location) now!

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

At 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:
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  • 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

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All 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.

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, Manitoba

Life 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

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One 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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Interested in taking part and bidding for storage unit auction in Winnipeg? At StorageVille, we auction off quite a few storage units each year, and you may be able to “strike gold” and find some valuable, unique items that you can resell or keep. There is no limit to what you might find – so read on to learn more about storage auctions at StorageVille.

What is a storage unit auction?

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Unfortunately, there are some situations where some of our customers are unable to pay for their locker rental. Before we even get close to freeing up their locker for auction, we take numerous measures to avoid auctioning their goods. By law we cannot auction any items before 90 days. And in most cases, we spend months before the 90-day period is up to work with the customer. Including notifications in the newspaper, registered mail and direct contact. However personal circumstances as such and for whatever reasons, lockers do get abandoned.

Why does a storage unit auction happen?

While we cannot comment on the specific reasons why an individual may abandon a storage unit full of their belonging – we’ll chalk it up to “life happens”. However, once a storage unit has been abandoned and after the several notices have been sent to the contact person the storage facility must do something about it. Going through a storage unit and cleaning it out is time-consuming and will cost the self-storage company further. There can be items of value in a storage unit, but for an employee to review, sort, and sell each item separately is too time-consuming. So, StorageVille, and many other self-storage companies, use storage unit auctions instead.

How do StorageVille storage unit auctions work?

In this type of auction, bidders can look at the contents of a storage unit virtually (they can’t go into the unit) through videos and photos. Then they will place a bid for all the items in the unit. Whoever bids the highest wins and gains legal ownership of the items. The storage unit auctions are listed on our website and allow you to partake from the comfort of your computer or mobile device. It’s just that simple!

Visit our storage auctions page to see our upcoming auctions. If there are no upcoming auctions, be sure to check back often. Alternatively, sign up for notifications via email when new auctions come to market.

Why are the storage unit auctions online?

We used to do storage unit auctions at our facilities in Winnipeg – but we often had to cancel events due to inclement weather or wait months for enough storage units to be available for an in-person auction. There is also a question of security having the public enter our storage unit facility for no other reason than to participate in the auction.

That’s why, and for several other reasons, like convenience, popularity, etc., we’ve switched to an internet-based auction method for our storage unit auctions.

What might I find in a storage unit auction?

While we can’t guarantee what you’ll find in a storage unit you won in an auction here are a few items that are commonly stored at StorageVille. We’ve seen all of these items obtained through a successful storage unit auction winning bid. But, again, it’s the luck of the draw.

  • What could you find at a storage unit auction in Winnipeg? - Storage Unit Auctions Winnipeg - Winnipeg Storage Units - StorageVilleAppliances – From small appliances like toasters and fans to refrigerators and stoves, it is common to find appliances in storage units.
  • Furniture – Couches, chairs, kitchen sets, and more are commonly stored in storage units.
  • Antiques & collectibles – These are particularly common in indoor, temperature-controlled units.
  • Electronics – Electronics like computers, speakers, record players, TVs, gaming consoles and other such modern and vintage electronics are common sights at storage auctions.
  • Tools & hobby materials – From power tools to wrench sets, and even large tools like shop cranes or drill presses, you can often find valuable tools stored in Winnipeg storage units. Hobby materials and music equipment are also found fairly regularly.
  • … and more “out there” items – You may find some strange things while bidding on storage units in Winnipeg! You can take a look at this article for a few… unique items that have been found in storage units across the world. So much so, storage unit auctions and the items found in the auctions have resulted in TV shows, like Auction Hunters or Storage Wars Canada, with a passionate fan base and following.

What happens after you win a storage unit auction?

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If your bid is the winner of a storage unit auction, you’ll receive an email from our auction software notifying you of the win! To claim your winnings, you’ll need to access your account and proceed through the checkout steps to pay the auction fee. You’ll receive another email with a confirmation number and directions to the StorageVille location. Please bring your confirmation number so we can identify and validate that you’re the winner.

Upon arriving at StorageVIlle to claim the unit you won, you’ll need to pay for the bid price in full. Depending on the size of the storage unit, you’ll also be required to cover a deposit – $200 for units under 10×25 and $500 for units above that size. The deposit will be returned to you once you’ve emptied and cleaned the unit. We allow you two days to collect your newly found belongings and to empty the unit.

Participate in our online storage unit auctions and see what you might find!

Not every storage unit is a gold mine, but they’re all an adventure! So, if you’re intrigued about the process, or are simply just curious, we invite you to visit our storage unit auctions page, find a storage unit you want to bid on and join in on the auction!

If you have any questions about our storage unit auction process, please contact our office via our website.

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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!

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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 - StorageVille

If 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.

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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

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If 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!

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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 - StorageVille

Are 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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At 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

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Whether 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.

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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).

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

If 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.”

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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:

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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.