Prepping Your Motorbike for the First Ride of Spring

Author’s Note: In light of our current situation surrounding self-isolation and social-distancing, we ask that you ride responsibly – please ride alone, and avoid large groups.

Everyone knows January 1st is the beginning of the New Year, but for me the year really doesn’t get underway until the snow melts and the open road beckons. When I feel that urge to pull my motorbike from its winter slumber, here is my checklist to make that first run of the year a little more enjoyable: Read More

Seller’s Remorse

Kids, grandma is moving in. It will be so great to have her living here.

Jill speaking to husband – John: What are we going to do with all of mom’s belongings? It won’t fit in the house and she has so much.

John speaking to Mother-in-law – Ethel: Why don’t we have a garage sale before you move. Jill and I can help, and of course Cathy and Cindy being teenagers can also help. This will teach them how to negotiate. Read More

How Self Storage can help during a new build or a renovation

Is it time to add a little sparkle to your home? Are you planning to renovate? Homeowners plan to do some sort of renovations in their life time.

Doesn’t everyone dream about getting a fresh new look.  When it comes to renovation, we don’t talk about the stress that goes with it. We don’t talk about – the mess, people coming and going and where are we going to put everything. Regardless of what is being redone we can make your renovations a breeze.  Nobody ever thinks about self storage or even our Portable Storage containers. Don’t we just throw it in the other room and figure it out later? Read More

The Truth about Your New Year’s Resolution to Get Organized

It’s hard to keep our New Year’s resolutions. In fact, now that it’s the end of January those New Year’s resolutions may already be in the review mirror. Was one of those resolutions to get organized and stay organized? There’s a lot we pack into each year, and for that reason a nebulous goal of “getting organized and staying organized” may be hard to achieve. Don’t give up! Here are some smaller goals that are easy to achieve that will help you reach that ultimate goal of being organized. Read More

Relocation – How to Make the Move Better!

Source: TJC Properties
Source: TJC Properties

The time has come and you have decided to move for your job, your family, or maybe both. Whether you are moving across the province or the country, relocating is a big commitment, and a big job! Here are a 10 tips from an expert to help make the move better:

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10 Tips on Storing Winter Clothes

Our clothes closets need a twice a year change over. As we head into spring, it’s a good time to look at storing your winter clothes. Not everyone has the room to store clothes year round, most closet spaces or smaller apartments do not leave room for the extra storage. Clothing can be expensive and it’s a good idea to store your items properly in order to keep your investment safe for another year. Here are some tips to help with this.

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Heated Storage: Do I Need It?

Many people are under the assumption that they need heated storage. The truth is, there aren’t many items that need to be placed in a heated unit. Here at Medicine Hat Storage, we’ve decided to prevent the guessing of “should it or shouldn’t it” by compiling a list of items that need heated storage below.thermometer

  • Wood (oak, cherry wood or other expensive woods that shouldn’t be in damp or dry areas)
  • Family heirlooms or antiques
  • TV/Computer Screens (follow our link for more information: Televisions and Storage )
  • Leather furniture
  • Musical instruments (cold temperatures can change the tuning of the instruments)
  • Paintings and other expensive art

Do you see something that’s not on the list and you’re still concerned? Give us a call, we’ll help you find the appropriate storage for your needs!

Packing or Storing: Tips For Your Move

When you’re moving everything is so stressful and chaotic. Make the move a little easier with these helpful tips.

  1. Use uniform size boxes when possible.Moving-House
    This makes boxes easier and safer to stack whether going from the vehicle into your new home or into a storage unit for safe keeping.
  2. Label boxes on all sides and make a list of the contents.
    Labelling your boxes is a great way to remember what’s inside when unpacking. You can also move boxes directly into the new rooms of your home with little to no confusion, making your move much smoother. Read More