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Winter is coming!

Space can be limited, especially during the winter season. It is best practice to organize your items well in advance to use every inch of space effectively. Special care might be necessary for mechanical items like cars and lawnmowers to make it through the winter. By following these steps, you will be able to solve all your storage needs.

Step 1: Is it worth keeping?

Deciding what to keep and what to throw away is the hardest part. By taking an inventory of all the items, you will be able to access their worth and the cost of keeping them. If an item is broken, torn, cracked, or hopelessly rusted, throw it away. If it’s just dirty, faded, or a little rusty, decide whether you want to invest the time to clean it, or fix it. Any item that still has value, but could be used by others, it may be time to donate them!

Step 2: Everything needs to be cleaned!

Once you decide what you will be keeping, it is time to clean! If you are unsure of how to clean a specific item, look it up! A dry cloth or a little bit of water can clean most things, but others require chemicals. Do your research in order to protect your items.


Step 3: Where to store everything?

One of the best solutions to the space problem, is to invest in a storage unit. There are many sizes and types that will work within your budget. Self Stor has everything you need, and our dedicated managers are here to help! Contact your local Self Stor today!

Step 4: Wrap, pack, and bubble!

For those delicate items, wrapping them in blankets or plastic tarps can protect them during the move as well as storage. Any of the smaller items can be packed together into boxes and labelled correctly. Your items are important to you, and the best storage unit for your needs is a Climate Controlled one.

Talk to your local Self Stor manager by dialing 1-833-523-0453, they are available to solve

A storage unit is a solution to a lot of your needs.

Check out some of our key features:

  • Drive-up access allows for ultimate convenience
  • Heated units let you store with comfort
  • Online account management gives you the control
  • Packing and moving supplies allow you to tackle any move
  • Extended access to storage units, including holidays
  • Livechat customer service allows you to get the answers you need
  • Month-to-month contracts with flexible payment options
  • State-of-the-art lighting to be easy on the environment

If you do not have a storage unit, visit and book yours today!

For help on what size storage unit you will need, check out our helpful size guide:

Talk to your local Self Stor manager by dialing 1-833-523-0453, they are available to reserve units or answer any questions.

About Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan is a York University alumnus and began his Self Stor journey in 2015, earning a deep understanding of the qualities of self-storage and what made Self Stor special. Justin is now applying his unique talent as a Marketing Manager and content creator to bring storage to life! Follow his latest content on Instagram by subscribing to @selfstor!


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