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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...

If haven’t already made business or office clean up resolutions for 2020, our Kamloops commercial storage facility can give you the motivation and space you need to get things in order. If you’re like most business owners, you have good intentions when it comes to organizing your business or office, but never seem to find the time. The best way to get started is to…well…start. In your mind’s eye, you’re likely seeing the entire journey and all the work involved. Doing so is discouraging and may prevent you from getting started. Instead, commit to taking the first step, with a little planning before you pack that first box.

We’ve been providing storage tips and ideas monthly for many years here on our Kamloops storage facility blog, so for our last post of the year, we thought we’d summarize the posts we published in 2019. We’d like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! A genuine thank you to our customers for their continued loyalty. We’re grateful to have your business!