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Many trades professionals use our Kamloops storage facility as an alternative to storing work-related items in cramped offices, inadequate building storage, or in the case of many freelance trades people, at home. Most trades people have experienced how tools and other items accumulate over the years and the frustration of running out of storage space. Items are not easily found when needed, are susceptible to damage, and in the case of expensive equipment, tools and materials, are at risk of theft.

Before you gather boxes and start packing for commercial storage, a little planning and know-how go a long way to an organized move, and an organized self storage unit. When your business becomes cluttered, it’s time to start researching Kamloops commercial storage options. Valleyview Mini Storage offers 45 different storage unit sizes, so that most Kamloops businesses, small or large, will find the right fit.

With summer winding down, now is the time to make the most of your Kamloops storage unit. Families and individuals who have summer sporting and leisure equipment can save a lot of space in their home by moving gear to self storage. Tennis and badminton rackets Baseball gear Barbecues (without fuel tanks) Bikes Camping and fishing gear Climbing gear Coolers Gardening tools, lawn care supplies Golf clubs and bags Canoes, kayaks, inflatable boats Backpacks Life jackets Lawn chairs, patio furniture, sunbrellas Water skis, wakeboards, boogie boards, surfboards, tubes, air mattresses Why Choose Our Kamloops Self Storage Facility? Valleyview Mini Storage in Kamloops is a trusted name in residential and commercial self storage. We offer multiple storage unit sizes, convenient storage access from 7 am to 7pm, seven days per week, moving boxes, packing supplies, and a convenient location. Ask about our storage rental discounts and referral program. Preparing Summer Gear for Your Storage Unit Clean and dry summer items before moving them to storage. While our Kamloops self...

Whether you’re considering renting self storage in Kamloops or have already done so, taking a little time to organize your belongings can maximize your storage unit space, while making it easier to find your belongings when you need them. Why Organize Your Self Storage Unit? A storage unit that is disorganized: Will become more disorganized over time Appears to be fuller than it is, so you can probably store more items in it May result in you having to upgrade to larger, more expensive size that you wouldn’t need if your self storage unit was better organized Makes it difficult to find your items in storage Will cost you time trying to find items Can result in damage to items due lack of space or unsafe packing and storing methods Though Valleyview Mini Storage has over 45 sizes of storage units available, why pay for space you don’t really need? Organizing your self...

If you’ve been looking for a Kamloops storage company, there are many businesses to choose from. How, then, do you find the right fit? Not all storage companies are created equally. While you may think that any storage, or the cheapest storage, will do, you also want to consider storage features, the company’s track record of service delivery, storage unit sizes, convenient hours and easy access, security and climate controls. Valleyview Mini Storage ticks all the boxes. Must-Have Kamloops Storage Features When deciding between Kamloops storage companies, look for the following: Storage Service Track Record The testimonials you see on our website are from actual customers. Our clients, such as Sun Peaks Resort, often mention convenience, facility cleanliness, helpful staff, easy access, and ample parking. When assessing a storage company, go beyond the website and what it tells you. Find out what actual customers say about the business. Few storage companies match our dedication to...

If you have kids, you probably won’t be surprised to hear how much space you can save by moving some of their unused belongings into a Kamloops storage unit. Children accumulate a lot of “stuff” over many years! More precisely, parents often keep many of their kids’ belongings or box it up and store it in the basement or garage. You may have told yourself that you’ll deal with it one day, but that day never seems to come.

If you’re moving or want to store art in your Kamloops storage unit, the following packing tips will make sure your artwork is safe from bumps, slips and surrounding items that could damage the art, its glass or frame. Packing Materials To safely pack art for moving or for your storage unit, you’ll need the following materials: Picture packing boxes or flat cardboard Packing tape Bubble wrap Packing paper Corner guards (store bought or homemade) Acid-free paper or matboard or sleeves for flat, paper-born art Fact: Art is affected by heat, cold and high humidity. Valleyview Mini Storage has high-end temperature and humidity controls that keep artwork safe from heat, cold or moisture damage year-round. Packing Art for Your Storage Unit: Step by Step For each piece of art, use a packing box or two pieces of flat cardboard several inches larger than the artwork being packed. Place corner guards (sleeves of cardboard that...