How decluttering can give you a peace of mind

By Chad McIntyre, Edited by Paula Lacsena

We’re  surrounded by things that suffocate us.

Sometimes I come home at the end of the week and ask myself, “What kind of people live here?” Me. Just me. I know that I could either continue to overstock on random items and have them collect dust or thoroughly go through my possessions and ask myself, “Do I really need this? Have I used this recently? Am I going to use this soon?”

Overstocking doesn’t lead to happiness
We tend to hang on to many material possessions, so we sometimes fail to realize that objects cannot bring us long lasting happiness; people and moments do. We’re incapable of changing the way we live because of the things in our lives that we choose to tie ourselves down to—our clothes, books, accessories, and the many other things that we overstock on over the years.

Do you really want to continue collecting  these items, only to have them become untouched clutter? I certainly don’t! When we come home, we want to do nothing but relax. If we come home to a space with minimal clutter, we would find relaxing much easier.

Storage units are your home’s best friend
Personally, looking at clutter stresses me out.  My solution for people who have an overstock of unnecessary items is to invest in a storage unit. Storage units can easily store your seasonal decor, furniture, clothes, and any other excess material possessions. Once you store your possessions, you can put them away and wait for a period of time before  going through them again. Surely, you will come across things that you didn’t even realize you packed up and you’ll see what you didn’t need in the first place.

Investing in a storage unit will allow you to come home to a clean and organized space, where you can relax with ease. After all, you have control over what stays and goes in your life.

You can breathe now!

How storage is a mover’s best friend

By Moosa Kidwai, Edited by Rachel Petersen

If you’ve ever moved before, you know how essential a storage unit can be to keep your furniture and belongings safe while you’re between spaces. Moving is a very stressful process and it’s not usually easy. However, having a storage unit where you can safely store your valuables mid-move, whether they come with you or not, will help take a lot of pressure off your shoulders.

A storage unit allows you to set items aside that won’t be needed for a while or may not yet have a home in your new space. Those delicate family heirlooms and the several boxes of heavy books need not clutter your new home as you work to unpack essentials. Having a storage unit handy means that you can focus on your move and not where you’re going to put your grandmother’s dinner plates. After unpacking and organizing your place to your satisfaction, you will finally be able to think about what to do with your precious items that you have in storage. Luckily, everything is safe and secure in a heated, indoor storage unit.

A storage unit also comes in handy when your moving dates don’t line up. You have to be out of your current home by the end of the month but don’t get your keys to your new home for a few more days? Drop your non-essentials in a storage unit until you’re ready to make the move.

A storage unit will be your best friend in the moving process and help you have the least stressful move possible.

Keep Your Toys Safe in a Storage Unit!

Are you someone who has a huge collection of your childhood toys, you have never let go because you are so attached to them? Or are you someone who loves to hoard collectible toys? Maybe you are a parent who doesn’t know where to keep the ever-growing collection of your kid’s toys? If you are looking for options to deal with one of these situations, then, using a storage unit can be a solution for you!

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A storage unit can be used to store a variety of goods, but some items require a special way to store it. If you are planning to store toys in a storage unit, then you should keep a couple of things in mind-

  • You should keep your collectible and rare toys in their original packing, so that they don’t accumulate dust, and maintain their originality.
  • When storing your stuffed toys, you should first wash them, and then keep them in a covered box or a bag.
  • If you are storing inflatable pools, then you should first deflate it, so that it doesn’t get damaged.

So, you can use these practices to safely store your toys in a storage unit along with your other belongings! We, at Hanover Storage Inc. offer seasonal and self-storage units for you to access and utilize according to your storage needs.

Store Your Vehicles Affordably This Winter!

The ending of the Daylight saving time is an indication that Winter Is Here! As the trees shed their last couple of leaves, the sun begins to hide its face, and the chill in the wind intensifies, it is finally time to consider changing our car tires and storing our favorite recreational and vintage vehicles away for the season!

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The vintage cars that we own are very sensitive to the changing atmosphere – they can begin to lose their charm in this cold weather; and storing recreational vehicles, like trailers, yachts, and canoes, in our garage can take up a lot of space and make it less accessible. This winter, you can consider renting out a seasonal storage unit, where –

  • You can securely store your vintage vehicles without worrying about them getting damaged in the cold.
  • You have flexible term conditions, that is, you can rent the unit on a monthly basis.
  • You can use the unit to store all forms of vehicles, along with their accessories.
  • You can store your vehicles at affordable rates.

So, if you are thinking about storing your vehicles, come over at Hanover Storage Inc. where you can access our seasonal storage units, and keep your vehicles safe affordably. Moreover, this winter we are also offering you outdoor trailer/ RV storage from October – April 15, 2020 at our Walkerton facility!

Antiques – Preserve Them to Enjoy Them!

Do you love collecting old and unique items everywhere you go? Do you have a huge collection of vintage clocks and watches, coins, jewelry, and even rare books, but have lately been concerned about keeping them safe as you plan to go on a month-long vacation? Or are you worried about them getting ruined as you move your house? If yes, then Hanover Storage Inc. is there to help you out!

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Taking care of rare and collectible items take a lot of effort. If you are worried about preserving your collection, so that it doesn’t lose its antiquity, then there are certain practices that you can use —

  • Make sure that they are not accumulating dust.
  • Keep the items away from direct sunlight.
  • Keep all the items at a constant, cool temperature.
  • Keep old coins and currency in their respective presentation cases.
  • Keep all the vintage books lined, as opposed to stacking them.

If you love collecting antiques, be it watches, clocks, paintings, or even vintage cars, you know what it takes to preserve them. Keeping them safe is your primary priority, and Hanover Storage Inc. is there to help you out by providing you with the optimum storage solution to keep your collectibles safe!

Also, visit us at Hanover Flea Market, and explore the variety of antiques that we hold!