Kamloops Self Storage Blog

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Starting and running a home-based business in Kamloops doesn’t have to be expensive, but it will take some time and effort, persistence, and space. Extra space can often be hard to come by in your home, so a Kamloops storage unit can provide the added space you require. The following are just a few home-based businesses you can run with the help of a storage facility like Valleyview Mini Storage.

If you are a serious hobbyist, you may want to consider moving your hobby supplies to what many consider the best Kamloops BC storage facility - Valleyview Mini Storage. Why? Over time, you’ve probably accumulated a lot of supplies. Whether you’re a weekend inventor, photographer, electronics buff of furniture restorer, you need space – often quite a bit of space. It doesn’t take long for gear and supplies to accumulate and overtake your home.

Whether you already have Kamloops storage or are considering getting a storage unit, the end of summer is the perfect time to add some organization to your life and home. Seasonal items such as summer and winter gear are only used for a limited time. After that, they take up room in basements, garages, spare rooms, closets and wherever else you can find room in your home. Storage isn’t just a secure, temporary place to store belongings. Instead, it can be thought of as a “home away from home” for things that would otherwise be taking up useful space in your home.

If you’ve ever considered Kamloops self storage units, you may have also thought about portable storage containers (the kind that are dropped off at your curb and picked up). While we may have a vested interest in suggesting that self-storage units are better, we’ve also heard our customers’ opinions on the subject. Portable storage containers or “pods” (Portable On-Demand Storage) work for some people, but you should be aware of the pitfalls that can be associated with this type of storage.

If you are moving to a new home in Kamloops, you may want to consider a significant side-benefit of renting a Kamloops storage locker: savings on your home purchase. With Kamloops real estate prices on the rise, do you really want to pay for extra square footage that you only need for in-home storage? Before purchasing your next home, talk to the experts at Valleyview Mini Storage about Kamloops storage locker options and prices. It could change your perspective on the amount of living space you actually need. According to the Kamloops Real Estate Blog, as of this writing the Kamloops and District median home price (not including condos and mobile homes) was $429,900. The median home price in the city of Kamloops was $473,000. If several hundred square feet of that home is only used for storage, you are paying a premium for space that you’re not living in. Several Ways...

Commercial storage units are becoming a must-have for small Kamloops retailers. Retail square footage can be pricey, so requiring a retail shop that has extra space for storage costs much more than using our Kamloops commercial storage units. Instead of paying for costly additional space in your retail store, you can rent business storage and save on square footage or have more sales floor space.

While a Kamloops storage unit may not alleviate the emotions parents feel as they go through "empty nest" syndrome, a storage unit is practical and indispensable if you are repurposing spaces of your home after your kids move out. It may take time, but you’ll adjust to the change in your parenting role, come to accept the changes, and even look forward to some of the new-found freedom (and space!) you'll enjoy. Renovation or repurposing the spaces your children leave behind can be liberating and exciting.

When you’re moving offices, it’s the perfect time to move unused office furnishings and equipment, archived document boxes and file boxes into commercial storage in Kamloops. Valleyview Mini Storage understands small business storage needs, so whether you’re moving a large or small office or a retail business, you’ll find a storage unit that suits your needs and budget, as well as moving and packing supplies to make the move easier.

The holiday season is over, and a new year has begun, which means it’s time you considered packing up the decorations and moving them into a Kamloops storage facility. Why? Space and convenience! If you are like many people, you have boxes of decorations and holiday trim in the basement, apartment storage, closets and anywhere else you can find room. Why squander the square footage of your home’s storage spaces for items you only need once a year? The best use of in-home storage space is for items you use frequently at home, not for belongings that are seldom used.