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!

Recycling to de-clutter your home

One great way to maximize space in your home is consistent recycling. The process of recycling can be extremely overwhelming if done all at once. There’s a lot that can be recycled in every room, with the right guidance. Room by room, here are our favorite ways to make that extra space through recycle.

Bedroom

  • Recycling in the bedroom is the easiest to figure out. Start with old linens that no longer serve its purpose. Does your bedding still work or is it starting to feel old and shabby? Recycle or donate
  • With clothes, the “if you haven’t worn it in 12 months, you don’t need it” approach works best. Donate items that can still be worn and recycle anything that cant be donated.
  • Accessories and other items such as toys, games and books usually in the bedroom should be considered for recycling if no longer useful

 

Kitchen

  • Pay attention to smaller appliances that no longer function properly. Items like blender, coffee machine, hot plate, egg beater are better off recycled than attempting to repair.
  • If there are utensils you haven’t used in a year, donate. Pots that can not be used, such as pots without lids, can also be recycled.
  • In addition, to maintain a recycling standard be sure to have recycling bins in your kitchen. An organic bin for plastics, bottles to return for deposit refund and paper.

 

Bathroom

  • Recycling in the bathroom is all about creating storage space.
  • Items like shampoo, pill and medicine containers,body wash and mouthwash bottles should be recycled.
  • In addition old, unused personal care items such as electric toothbrush and dryers can be recycled.

Other household items, that can surprisingly be recycled include:

  • Fluorescent bulbs
  • CDs, DVDs and gaming discs
  • Eye glasses, dental toiletries, etc.

 

Recycling can be a rewarding task; giving you space you need while helping to protect the planet. For items that cannot be donated, recycled and you do want to keep? Consider a secure self storage unit.

Quick tips on making home look more spacious

You might have de-cluttered, moved furniture around and even utilized a self storage unit but still find it hard to achieve your desired space. There’s a limit to how much space we can create without compromising our convenience. This is where these tips come in.

One easy way to give a “space” feel to your room is making use of furniture, such as arm chairs and sofas, that are raised on legs. Raised furniture allows for easier movement of light into the room. This effectively creates an illusion of having more space.

Living room space with high furniture

The use of transparent furniture like glass tables and plastic chairs, is another great way to make your room look spacious. Furniture pieces that are transparent allows you to see the walls and floor, giving the illusion of more space than there actually is. Where as, opaque furniture, completely blocks off space from view, giving your room the illusion of being smaller than it actually is.living room space with yellow arm chair and glass table

 

When buying curtains, be sure to get sheer curtains that can help elongate your room. Sheer curtains block minimal light, allowing the room to look and feel more open. Avoid the curtains touching the floor, so you utilize all the length and height of the room.

sheer-curtains

If you are a book lover, floor-to-ceiling bookcase is the best choice for your living space. Floor-to-ceiling bookcases gives an illusion of a higher ceiling. The symmetry and of the bookcase draws the eye upwards systematically, emphasizing the height of your ceiling.

floor to ceiling book shelf

Enjoy your new space!

Tips for storing your dorm room with ease

Moving out of your door room is an experience most students do not look forward to; It can be tedious and extremely challenging. Here at Hanover Storage, convenience and ease is paramount to us and we have the right tips to make your transition easier. While in storage, you want all your items clean and ready to use for the next semester.

The best method to packing up your room for self storage, is to individually prep all items the right way.

Electronics

  • For your large electronics like TV, stereo speakers, remove all batteries and unplug. This eliminates risk of corrosion
  • Clean out the interior of your bar fridge, making sure it is clean and dry.
  • Leave the door ajar for air flow and mould prevention
  • Take out bulbs from electronics such as desk lamp. If the lamp has a different shade, remove and store separately to avoid damage.
  • Take out glass carousel in microwave/toaster oven and pack separately with dishes
  • If the original boxes of your electronics are still available, use for best protection. Otherwise, place foam inside packing box for safer transport.
  • While in storage, place your electronics on top of each other, instead of the ground to prevent moisture damage.

Breakable items

  • Items such as mirrors and picture frames must be wrapped in bubble wrap to protect from scratches and dusts.
  • Carefully wrap your dishes in lots of newspaper. Then place bowls and plates on their sides, in a single layer and with thick  layer of paper.
  • Cups and glasses should be placed in an upright position and all space in box should be padded with paper for extra safety
  • When storing breakable items, avoid placing them directly on the ground. Cold surface might cause glass to begin to crack

Books and Linen

  • Larger boxes become too heavy to lift for storage if not stored in smaller boxes or storage bins. Preferably a bin for safer storage.
  • Rare and valuable books should be kept in plastic sleeves for extra protection. Place books upright or flat on their sides.

    Books piled for self storage unit

 

  • Place Linens and clothes in plastic bin bags to keep fabric moisture
  • Make sure linens are clean and dry before packing and storage.

 

These tips, should suffice for an easy breezy move. Still looking for a storage space for your room? Contact us for the best rates

 

How to winterize your wheelers

As we gear up for the fall season, its time to start thinking about the best way to store your summer favorite toys – Motorcycle and ATV. Contrary to popular belief, you certainly do not want to leave your wheeler outside, exposing them to harmful elements. By putting your recreational wheeler into winter self storage, you have a better chance of keeping it protected. However storing your wheeler, requires preventative maintenance to keep it in top condition for the next warm season.

Motorcycles

  • Wash motorcycle to remove any dirt and insects, wax bike to protect paint.
  • Ensure that you clean and condition the bike’s leather
  • Make sure you keep engine in check; do an oil change and a oil filter change. Add fresh fluids to your motorcycle like fuel stabilizer, antifreeze e.t.c
  • Make sure the battery is fully charged before storage
  • Finally, cover your motorcycle with a breathable fabric covers

 

ATV

Atv Bike Prepped for storage

  • Preparing your ATV for the winter is dependent on the type of engine it has. Be sure to check specific manuals for storage instructions
  • However if your engine has a carburetor, drain the fuel out. Make sure to also unplug the battery before storing.
  • ATV with fuel engines do not need fuel drained but a fuel stabilizer is highly recommended before winter storage

 

Choosing the right storage for your wheeler is essential in keeping your wheeler intact throughout the winter. Do your research, prepare your motorcycle or ATV and use a self storage with appropriate climate control and security. Not sure how much storage your wheeler would need? Check out our seasonal storage deals and we can recommend the right size unit for your wheeler.

 

For more information on our storage units, please contact us

Complete guide to Boat Storage

With winter season just in the nearby corner, it is important to start thinking of storing your boat before it starts freezing over. It is necessary to prep your boat before storage, but also essential to determine the right storage method.  Before putting your boat away there must be proper safeguards put in place to protect your boat from elements such as several months of corrosion and mildew build up.

Boat-prepped-for-storage

 

In preparing your boat you must make sure all items in the boat are properly extracted and emptied.

  • Remove all fabrics including leather, and use moisture absorbent products to avoid mould build up.
  • Empty the water tank in the boat and dry out all areas to discourage mildew.
  • All electronics should  be removed from the boat.
  • The boat’s engine and other components must also be properly checked and  lubricated.
  • Start by spraying the engine interior with oil for rust protection.
  • Make sure that the fuel tank is full before storage and perform any oil change to eliminate rust impurities.
  • All batteries and drive belts must be removed to avoid a dead battery and cracked belt while in storage
  • The exterior of the boat must be properly waxed to avoid potential rust during storage.
  • Finally, seal off all openings, and cover your boat with a snug fitting fabric to protect from moisture and dirt.

No matter your location, the best method to keeping your boat protected through winter is through self storage. By investing in a self storage unit to store your boat you are guaranteed several comforts including security and convenience. At Hanover storage, we have the right sized spaces available for your boat. Our seasonal storage facility gives you the comfort of security for your watercraft. You also have access to your boat at anytime during the winter while in storage, either to perform maintenance or take it out during a rare warm day.

By prepping your boat and investing in a safe secure storage unit, your boat will be ready for the next warm season to hit the water!

For more information on our storage units, please contact us