Camping During Covid-19

Now that the weather is finally nice most of us have the itch to get our campers out, spruced up, and on the road to our favorite camping spot so we can enjoy our summer. Well this season it is looking very different thanks to Covid-19.

Provincial campsites will all remain closed until after a government assessment on June 21, 2020. However, the private camp grounds are under county discretion as long as they comply with rules set out by Alberta Health Services. Here’s what to prepare for this Covid camping season: Read More

Wrapping, Joyful Or Not

With Christmas so close, the wrapping paper starts coming out. Who does the work making these boxes with ribbons and bows look so beautiful? We asked our management team who gets wrapping detail at their home.  Read More

Deck the Halls

Christmas can be a stressful time. You’re cooking, decorating, wrapping and so much more. And in the end, there’s an ingredient missing, one tree light is burnt out, and there’s tape in your hair. Here’s a few stories from our staff about their funny Christmas experiences. Read More

Top 5 Day Trips Around Drayton Valley

Want to take time away but you’re under a time constraint? Here are a few places you can go for the day or longer that are nice for vacations or a day trip and won’t interfere with that dreadful time limit. Read More

10 Things Before You Leave for Vacation

When you’re in a rush to leave the house on a trip don’t forget to take care of your home before you go away. With our economy being low it’s a good idea to make it look like someone is home to deter break-ins. In a troubled economy, crime rises and break-ins become more frequent. To keep your home safe and trouble-free, here are ten things our staff do before they head out on their trips.

  1. Clean out your fridge. Those leftovers may spoil by the time you get back and create a mighty smell. Don’t forget to check your expiry dates on your milk and other dairy products. Read More

Holiday Storage Hacks

It’s that time of year again when we are faced with the task of taking down the Christmas decorations. If you dealt with a tangle of lights and tinsel garland when you put up the Christmas tree read on and save yourself from this holiday headache next year.

Retail stores offer all kinds of Christmas storage devices that work wonderfully, but these also come with a hefty price. At the Storage Group we have dedicated some of our blogs to repurposing other items to get the same effect without the expense. Here are some of my decoration storage hacks.Wide Drawer Sterlite storage

An ornament storage chest is great for keeping your holiday gear organized. These specialized chests start at $105. For $18 you get the same level of organization from a wide drawer plastic organizer like those made by Sterlite. I have used this plastic drawer system for Christmas decorations for years. It’s light weight and its three drawers allow me to organize what goes on the tree first to last by drawer.

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Our Little Elf on a Shelf

We are thrilled to begin a new adventure this year! You can see what our elf, Bernie, is up to by liking us on Facebook (Drayton Valley Storage Center).elf and business cards

This past December I wanted to find a way to incorporate a fun aspect of reaching people with Lacombe Storage Center’s Facebook page. I have learned that not all social media posts from a business need to be about business. People enjoy pictures, humorous posts and community updates. in their news feeds too! Elf on the shelf was the idea I kept coming back to. To me, Elf brings to mind, the young hearted side of the holidays. Elf is smiling and always catches my eye. In order to start this, I had to get our Social Media Coordinator to back me up as she would be the one posting this for us on a daily basis.

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Top 10 Camping Must Haves

Ever get that feeling when you leave on a holiday that you’ve forgotten something at home? Besides the basics (tent, sleeping bags, pillows etc.) follow our staff’s top 10 list for things to bring with you camping so you don’t forget those little things again!camping_fullsize_story1
  1. Bug Spray, Sunscreen and After Bite
    • Be prepared for the outdoors and bugs! Having a sunburn or bug bites can make a camping trip very uncomfortable.
  2. First Aid Kit
    • Make sure you keep a First Aid kit with you in case of any accidents or injuries. Read More