Welcome Spring!

The long Winter is finally over and Spring is here! It’s the perfect time to clean out your home and re-organize your space. Apart from spring cleaning de-cluttering can help you create a fresh new space.

Maybe you are getting ready to sell your home and need to free up some space but want to keep your items? We can help! We offer indoor, heated and secured 8′ x 12′ storage units for just $69.95 per month!

You can keep all your treasures and still free up space in your home for an affordable price! Win / Win!

Happy Spring from Hanover Storage!

10 Easy Ways to Feng Shui Your Home

Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese system of governing spatial relationships within the home, reputed to aid the flow of energy in positive directions that will improve your finances, mood and generally your entire life. Here are 10 easy ways to incorporate Feng Shui into your home.

  1. Open the front door
  2. Clear the clutter
  3. Seek balance
  4. Bring the outdoors in
  5. Use mirrors wisely
  6. Stop runway Chi
  7. Make your bedroom restful
  8. Place family photos wisely
  9. Incorporate living plants
  10. Light up your space

For a more in-depth guide on how to Feng Shui click here

Hanover Storage and help you Feng Shui your home by storing your extra possessions in a secured, monitored, and heated facility. Let us help you achieve your Feng Shui goals!

Wiarton Willie Predicts Early Spring

Everyday can feel like the movie Ground Hog day in the winter time, when the snow seems to keep coming day in and day out, and its freezing. But fear not, it looks like an early Spring is in sight according to our Bruce County friend Wiarton Willie.

Never mind what Willie’s eastern counterpart Shubenacadie Sam has to say, we will go with Willie’s prediction and take an early spring.

You can get an early start on your Spring organizing, and Hanover Storage can help! We offer indoor, heated and secured 8’x12′ storage units for just $69.95 per month! Give us a call or send us an email to reserve your unit.

5 Things to do on a Snow day

It’s that time of year again, when snow days are always looming over our heads. As a child you likely used to pray for snow days, but as an adult they are not as fun! Here are 5 things you can do on a snow day to keep yourself or your little ones occupied.

  1. Go tobogganing and warm up with hot chocolate and marshmallows or warm apple cider when you come in to thaw out. Wanna try making your own Hot Chocolate? Click here for a recipe.
  2. Build a blanket fort and watch your favorite movie. Grab all your cozy blankets and pillows and get creative, pop some popcorn, and have a cozy movie day.
  3. Make paper snowflakes from construction paper or regular printer paper. Decorate with whatever craft supplies you have on hand, crayons, markers, stamps or glitter glue. When finished tape them to the inside of your windows. You can find instructions here. 
  4. Bake chocolate chip cookies. Many hands in the kitchen make light work, get your little ones to help you measure and mix. Then enjoy warm with either hot chocolate or warm milk with cinnamon. You can find a tasty recipe here 
  5. Build a snowman! Channel your inner Elsa and make a snowman, is there anything better to do on a snow day?

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!

How to Make Money from Home

woman using laptop on deskRather than getting a second job to earn a little extra money for a rainy day, it’s now possible to make money from the comfort of your own home. Many people start up a home business to build a full-time income, while some just want to generate a little extra cash.

One way to make some extra cash is to rent out your spare room. If you have children who have moved away to university or moved out for good, this is a perfect way to make extra cash. If you just simply have a spare holding room, why not store the boxes in a self-storage unit and offer the room out to a lodger instead? There are a number of different websites available to help you find a lodger to move into your spare room, such as Air Bnb.

Another way to make money from home could be to offer your professional services  remotely as either a translator, content writer, transcriber, or website developer – for example – to companies around the country or even the world. You’ll need to develop a portfolio, since the reputation you gain will be based on the standard of work you deliver compared. Make to create a good network of clients. Freelance work can be a little less consistent, therefore it is advisable to work with a number of different companies.

Consider starting a home or eCommerce business. Making money from home couldn’t be simpler when you’re doing something you love. If you have a practical skill you could set up a business from home and sell your wares either locally or online. With a business based from home, you can start building a community by offering your services to friends, family and acquaintances and then move out into the wider market once you know you’ve got products or services that people are looking for.

If you don’t have space at home, why not set up a home office from a storage unit? That way you have a fully designated space for your crafts or storage for your products and it doesn’t have to invade your home.

 

Preparing your Home for Sale

home-for-sale-hanoverOne of the important steps during a house sale, is preparing your house for “staging”. This will give potential buyers a taste of what it could be like living there. It is an extremely important part of the selling process and could help you sell faster, possibly also add thousands to the property value. Estate agents can only do so much to sell your house which means many factors depend on you and your depiction of the home.

Keeping your home clean can make your home stand out especially when the photographers turn up. Clean the carpets, sofas, curtains or blinds, oven and windows with special attention to the kitchen and bathrooms. Many estate agents advise that a stylish, clean and well-designed bathroom and kitchen adds serious value.

Remember to declutter especially if you have too much stuff visibly lying around the house. Not only will it make your home appear smaller and messier, it can also distract potential buyers. Move unnecessary furniture into the attic, basement or garage to make some extra space. Perhaps an even better solution is to contact your local self storage facility. At Hanover storage our units are affordable, clean, dry, secure and ideal for all your household storage requirements.painting

The exterior matters too. A fresh coat of paint and a well-kept garden can make a massive difference. Add some freshness and color to the interior. Once again, painting is a great idea and also adding modern light fittings, cabinet door handles and strategically placed flowers.