January, the perfect time to de-clutter your home!

Did you know that January is the new September? Back to routine, new beginnings and a great time to re-organize and de-clutter your life and space! January is the perfect time to re-evaluate the space in your home, if you are looking for inspiration take a look at the new Netflix series Tiding Up with Marie Kondo .

Although some items in your house may not serve you now, they could later on in the year. So how do you de-clutter, simplify your life AND keep items that you know you will use later? Hanover Self Storage! We offer indoor, heated, monitored 8’x12′ storage units for only $69.95 per month! Check us out today and let us help you achieve your organization goals!

Welcome 2019!

Welcome 2019!

Welcome 2019

A new year means new beginnings, a new you, de-cluttering and welcoming all the new changes in store for the coming year!

There is much to be said about the art of de-cluttering, there is even a new Netflix show about it! Are you ready to de-clutter your space but can’t part with some essential items? Hanover Storage can help! You can declutter your home, AND keep items you are just not ready to part with. We offer heated, secure, monitored 8′ x 12′ indoor self storage units for just $69.95 per month! Come check us out today, to free up your space for the new year!

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.

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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

 

A bit about Hanover, Ontario

A bit about Hanover, Ontario

Hanover is a small town located close to popular tourist destinations such as Blue Mountain, Collingwood and Kincardine. This area is well-known for its great ski resorts, beautiful sand beaches and farms. Located in cottage country, this means that many residents of this area have extra equipment such as skis and snowboards from the winter season.

Spring is the perfect time to store these items! While you’re busy tidying up the garage or shed, why not store your additional equipment until its needed? This will free-up space in your home, while also creating peace of mind that your items are safely stored in our newly renovated self-storage!

It’s a beautiful drive up to Hanover, where you can stop along the way at family farms to pick-up some fresh produce, baked goods, flowers, eggs, and even Maple syrup!

We look forward to meeting you soon!

To check out more of our Seasonal Storage, click here.

 

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5 Questions To Ask Yourself To Help Get Rid of Stuff

5 Questions To Ask Yourself To Help
Get Rid of Your Stuff

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Checklist:

1. Can I live without this?

2. What’s the worst thing that could happen if I don’t have this? What could I do in that situation?

3. Could someone else benefit more from this item than I am currently?

4. When did I last use this item?

5. Does this item bring me joy?


If you find your answers lead you to discarding, do you need to donate, keep it elsewhere or toss it?

Hanover Storage offers affordable self-storage for the items you want to keep, but don’t need right now. Check us out at: https://hanoverstorage.ca/self-storage/ to see rates, storage unit size and more!

Quick Tip Monday: Junk Drawer Revamp

Here’s our quick tip Monday!

Everyone has a junk drawer.

Here are the 5 items you need to throw away:

  1. Instruction manuals
  2. Extra Pens
  3. Takeout menus
  4. Old receipts
  5. Spare change
Household Junk Drawer
What you need to toss away!

Once you’re done the decluttering stage, you can focus on what you’d like to keep, donate or store.

Find all of your storage solutions at: https://hanoverstorage.ca/self-storage/