Storing your Dorm Room

The end of the semester is almost here! And after that, for a few months you can say goodbye to exam jitters, term-paper stress, and if you live on campus, the annoying student dorm rules. But before you move off campus to delve into the glorious freedom of summer, you’ve probably got a few dorm-room essentials that you’ll need to safely stash away.

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What to do with your excess clothing

Most of us have at least a few pieces of clothing taking up space in our closets that never see the light of day. Whether you’ve already tried clearing out your clothes or find the project too overwhelming to even start, Budget Storage can help. Our storage units have helped plenty of Calgary residents declutter, and these tips will help you get started.

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Safety Tips for your Moving Day

Hiring movers to transport your goods to a new home or storage can definitely be expensive. For many of us, finding the right mover at the right price can seem like just another hassle in a long list of Moving Day to-do’s. So, understandably, you might be planning to take care of this step on your own, with a little help from friends and family. After all, it's cheaper to rent or even borrow a truck, right?

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Are your items in a Storage Unit covered by Insurance

Ensuring the security of your belongings is important to us as it is to you. Given the time, money, and effort you put into moving your belongings to a self-storage facility, you want the peace of mind knowing that they’re safe, secure and protected under any circumstances. 

Like homes and businesses, there are certain unfortunate circumstances that can occur at a storage facility, such as fire, flood, and other extreme conditions. If any of these events were to occur:

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Tips on How to Move & Store Your Refrigerator

There’s nothing easy about moving a refrigerator and freezer. They are bulky, dense, awkward to maneuver and very large. But if you are moving into a new home or have recently upgraded appliances, you might have to. Follow these tips for moving your refrigerator and freezer!

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Dorm Room Organization Tips

Starting college is fast approaching and if you live in a dorm room which is the epitome of tiny living. Your brain may feel like a mess but that doesn't mean your room should look like one. We've put together some handy tips on how to see the forest through the trees and make the most of your tiny space including a video from Nifty on how they did a makeover on a dorm room.

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Find space for your expanding business

One of the most difficult and often expensive parts of a small business is space. It can be a serious barrier to growth. If you run it from home, you risk literally living at the office; if you have store space, you risk turning your client-facing areas into an inventory closet.

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How to have an Estate Sale for Yourself

Don’t let the funereal term “estate” fool you; an estate sale simply refers to the selling, en masse, of most of someone’s possessions. Think of it as a garage sale on steroids.

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Five Tips for Storing your Items during a Renovaton

Embarking on a home renovation is exciting, from picking out a new design to anticipating the finished result. Yet, deciding what to do with your furniture and belongings during a renovation can prove to be rather stressful. One of the easiest solutions to help make your home renovation go as smoothly as possible is to rent a storage unit. A storage unit is a great way to free up workspace in the rooms that will be renovated, and it provides a way to protect your belongings from possible damage while renovation construction is taking place. Whether your home renovation is large or small, storage units are available in different types and sizes, all geared to meet your specific storage needs.

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Steps to Downsizing for a Traveling Lifestyle

Dreaming about a life on the road after watching all those travel shows. Well if you truly want to pack up your life and take off around the world, there’s a lot to be done beforehand. It’s hard work to get everything slotted away so you can go away worry-free. Downsizing takes planning, dedication and organization.

Planning this type of new lifestyle takes a good bit of planning and organizing, trying to undertake this at the last minute can be overwhelming, stressful and may not leave you with enough time to get everything done if you have a deadline in mind. So to help give you a guideline we've created a travel planner guide with a timeline to help you get rid (or store) a life full of stuff before you take off around the world.

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How to store your art like an expert

Are you a budding artist, artisan, or getting into crafts? Do you love to paint, draw, sculpt, take photos, make jewelry or things out of old tires? Have ideas and are constantly collecting found materials you want to use one day in a project that will change the course of humanity? Of course, you do! But who has the time, and who has the space to store all of that? There are some amazing storage cabinets such as this workbox (shown below) that will store tons of paints, beads, crafting items, etc...

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Garage Makeover Tips

In many homes, the garage is a no man’s land — a place where tools, sports equipment, and holiday decorations take over and cars no longer fit. There is a good reason they become the dumping ground since they are usually a dirty place where lots of dust and remnants of the season have passed.

Around 30% of homeowners with a two-car garage have room for only one car and of the top 10 things people store in their garage, the car doesn’t even appear on the list.

Do you need to transform your garage into a usable space your car will be able to call home again? Here are some tips.

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Six Space Saving Christmas Gift Ideas

Having trouble coming up with Christmas gift ideas for people have limited space? Here are some unique and helpful gifts that will help solve that problem.

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How to make room for your Christmas Visitors

It’s lovely to have Christmas visitors, but a number of our customers who live in small houses without much storage or an apartment it can pose a dilemma. The question is where do you fit them and if you're pulling out Christmas decorations and need to move other furniture around then chances are you're trying to use your spare room, that is if you have one, which is probably your storage space for all your other unused stuff as well. So where do you put all your stuff and make your guest feel comfortable at the same time, a great solution is a temporary storage unit with Budget Storage Calgary.

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8 Storage Solutions for a Stress free Home

No matter how big our houses may be, we all struggle to get storage right. We seem to adjust to our space, however big or small, and find that clutter is a given.

In the absence of some de-cluttering fairy Godmother, below we've chronicled some of the most clever (and simple) storage tips and tricks, sure to give your home a calmer, more organised feel, and your mind an easier disposition.

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How to Avoid Injuries during a Move

Moving is a pain but make sure you don't suffer back pain or other injuries during your move. Moving is not only emotionally difficult, but your body can also undergo a lot of stress and there's always the change of sustaining minor or more severe injuries unless you take certain precautions.. Even if you're hiring a moving company, you need to make sure that your home is safety-proofed.

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20 DIY Organizational Home Office Ideas

With these tough economic times there are numerous businesses that are closing and moving, however, there’s been a reciprocal boom in new startups, with many who’ve had their careers derailed in Alberta’s downturn setting down fresh entrepreneurial roots.

According to the city, over the first nine months of the year, some 6,176 new business licenses have been taken out, giving some hope to business leaders. Many of these new businesses are working from home which presents its own challenges including work space. So we wanted to give you a few DIY suggestions on how you can optimize your workspace.

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Ideas on how to Repurpose An Old Piano

The piano, just like most musical instruments, is a work of art. Everything needs to be perfect if you want the sound to be beautiful. This requires great precision and skill. But when a piano is old and no can no longer be used for playing, what can you do with it? It doesn't seem right to throw it away it would be a shame to do that considering how beautiful the piece is but when a piano is worn out not even donation centres can do anything with it.  

Here at Budget Storage Calgary we love the idea of repurposing old stuff to make something new and unique and we've got a few ideas for you and your old piano.

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How to stay sane during your home renovation project

A major renovation is all about opportunity; for investment, for a fresh new look and feel for your home and especially to reorganize your space. The question is how do you stay sane and survive your remodel so that you'll be decluttered and stress free during and at the end of your project.

Whether renovations are done by a contractor or by a home owner, the contents of the house are likely to be in the way or are at risk of being damaged by the renovation operations. Dust and paint can damage furniture and electronics. Shuffling furniture and vulnerable items from room to room isn't a great solution so instead here's some ideas on steps you can take to manage everything.

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Storage Solutions for College Students

As spring takes hold across the country, college students are getting ready to cram for finals and counting down to summer break.

As summer break is just around the corner students are making plans for all the free time they'll have throughout June, July and August. Many of those who haven't landed jobs in and around Calgary will end up going back home for the summer, traveling or embarking on an internship opportunity in a different city. Some people may opt to go traveling to places like Europe or South East Asia to experience new cultures while others may have better luck finding jobs in Vancouver and Toronto due to the economic down turn in Alberta at the moment.

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Things to Consider when looking at buying a Tiny Home

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, by now you’ve probably heard about the tiny house phenomenon that’s trending right now. With housing prices on average costing around $450,000 for a 2 bedroom house in Calgary it's not surprising people are looking to this type of a lifestyle as an alternative to buying a big house that you can't keep up the payments for especially with the boom and bust in the oil and gas industry.

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Ideas on how to Repurpose your old Car Parts

At Budget Storage Calgary we love the idea of reusing your items that out of date or no longer work to create something new. It helps keep the landfills down and can lead to something new and creative that will wow your friends.

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16 Ideas on how to Upcycle and Repurpose your Household Items

Are you one of those people that hates to throw everything away and you know you can find another purpose for that old broken item that's been collecting dust? We're the same here at Budget Storage Calgary, we love the idea taking something broken and adding new life to it in some creative way.

Here's a list of 21 fun ideas on how to repurpose or reuse some of your household items.

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10 Ways to Get Over those January Blues

So it's the first day back from a long christmas break, it’s still far from pay day, it’s cold and it’s dark. The gifts have been delivered and unwrapped. The cookies have been eaten. The carols have ceased.

After so many parties and visiting family many people suffer from the January blues during this time a year. But this year instead of fighting January and all it has to offer why not embrace it and embrace the change for the new year.

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How to Prepare Your Items for Storage

Get some great tips on how to prepare your items for a storage unit.

Whether you have excessive items, you’re moving home, or you temporarily need extra space, self storage is a popular option. You can’t just put your belongings in storage units. It’s important to prepare and protect them from any possible damage. Here are steps to take to prepare your items for Calgary storage units.

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Let it Snow: Getting Ready for Winter

If you’re living in Calgary – there’s one thing you can count on this winter: We never know how cold it will be or how much snow we’re going to get. Our winters can bring us everything from warm chinooks to a huge blizzard and yet the city never stops.

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7 Tips to Save Money and Stress During the Holidays

The holidays are just around the corner and this can be a time of joy and happiness or extreme stress and anxiety. Usually holidays remind us of Turkey, Stuffing ,Santa Claus, toys, happy smiling faces, lights, holly, wreaths, decorations, Christmas trees and family visits from near and far.

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How a Storage Unit Can Help You Run Your Business

Self storage is normally thought of as a place where people keep their personal belongings such as furniture, seasonal items and collections that people don't have room for. However, storage units can also be useful for your business storage needs. Affordable units can offer a valuable resource for storing your business records, excess inventory, boxes and even old office furniture. Using a public storage facility can be a great solution for both large and small businesses alike.

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7 Fun Recycle Household Furniture Projects

Hate your current furniture and you want something fresh without having to pay a ton of money? Or maybe you’re looking for a new career creating fun and funky pieces for other people. Here are a few recycle furniture projects you can learn to do yourself or maybe these will inspire you to come up with something new.

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10 Tips on Staging Your House to Sell

If you want to sell your house, you’re going to want to stage it to get buyers to look at the home. With a properly staged house, people can envision the space; you’ll get more offers and the price you’re looking for. Before you stage your home, you need to think about cleaning and minimizing your rooms. If you have a lot of furniture or clutter, self-storage can help by providing a place to store your furniture and household items while you sell your house. There are plenty of affordable Calgary storage units that can help you store your goods, such as Budget Storage.

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Packing Hints and Tips from the Professionals

Organized living can make life a lot easier by saving you a lot of time and effort searching for things. At times storage can become a big issue even if you own a basement or a store room in your house where you have plenty of space to keep your belongings intact. This usually happens when you are unable to store the goods systematically.

If you're like many Calgarians and live in a small apartment or you've inherited some of the family heirlooms you may need to rent one of our self-storage units, if so our storage experts are always here to help you with packing advice when. Packing and good organization when using a self-storage facility can be an easy task if you learn to pack like a professional.

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8 Tips on how to organize your Storage Unit

Being able to organize your belongings in a self-storage unit is an important part of utilizing the storage space. If done correctly and efficiently it allows you to easily grab at the stuff you may need later on, however if you do it haphazardly – then you’re on your own! What’s surprising is that most people don’t realize it when they rent out a storage unit when they just start piling up stuff, the space isn’t used optimally, your belongings get buried on top of each other and not to mention they may get damaged as well.

Needless to say if you have shoved everything in without rhyme or reason – it wastes time and space and can be dangerous as well. So – we thought we’d take you through a few simple steps to ensure that doesn’t happen.

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Get your home in Tip-Top Shape with our Spring Cleaning Tips

Start new this spring. Start with a deep-down spring cleaning, after that concentrate on a few prime external projects, put in a bit organization, and your house will look like new.

Here are the steps to take;

Organizing your closet: is the first thing in arranging the rest of your house. Do away with older clothes, switch out your seasonal items and gadgets, then organize the remaining by the way you get dressed in the day and by color. Your closet will appear attractive, and your daily routine will be less difficult.

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Finding the Best Public Storage Company for you

Whether you’re moving to another home or just have an overcrowded house, it is likely that you may want somewhere to store some stuff. Locating a safe self storage unit can oftentimes be tough, so it’s better to look around and see which public storage company can fulfill one’s self storage needs. For starters, you have to decide on how many items you need to store and for how long. Knowing these makes finding the right self storage unit easier plus you can save some time and money as well. You don’t have to worry about storing up things for a very long time, as there’s always a suitable a storage solution to take care of that for you.

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8 Tips For Using Rental Storage Units

Here’s a few tips when renting a self storage unit, because sometimes you just need more space.

1. Pallets, Pallets, Pallets:If you rent a self storage unit that is located outside keeping your items off the floor is almost essential. It might sound silly, but before renting your unit, there’s no way to promise that the melting snow won’t come under the door (unless you rent from Budget Storage Calgary, all of our units are inside), or the adjacent unit won’t have a spill that soaks its way into your heirloom sofa.

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