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Remove Kitchen Clutter For A Clean Space And Lose Weight Too

Life is busy and it can be easy to neglect certain areas of your home from your daily cleaning such as your kitchen and you can also start to acquire a lot of dishes, pots and pans as well as canned foods in this area of your home. It is always a good time to take a look at your pantry, countertops, and even your regrigerator to remove clutter and free up some valuable space in your kitchen. Aside from the clear benefits of keeping your kitchen clean and clutter-free, experts say that this process can actually help you lose weight. Keep reading to find out how and why.


Do You Know How To Store Your China Properly?

Whether you are moving to a new home or you are looking to free up space in your home and you have decided to move some of your goods into a storage unit, including your china set. You may have been given this set at your wedding or perhaps it was passed down in the family. Either way, china is fragile and usually holds a lot of memories. Before you pack even one piece of china please read our tips on how to properly store your china to avoid turning your lovely set into a thousand tiny pieces.


Here is a secret tip to stay at the gym and keep fit this new year

Like most of us that celebrated the holidays in Ottawa with family and lots and lots of food, you likely have been looking pretty seriously at a gym membership or at least working out to shed those holiday pounds. Well there is a secrete to ensure you stick on the road to success to reach your fitness goals. Keep reading to learn what this secret is and how you can apply it to your life.


What to do with your kids stuff when they leave the nest?

Moving day may be approaching for your young adult to spread their wings and move out on their own. They may be off to college or their first aparment or a job out of town. Whatever the reason, it is time for them to leave the nest and start building their place in the world on their own. The big question now is what do you do with all of their excess stuff and childhood belongings?


Keep Your Kids Closet Tidy This Holiday Season

As parents, we all like things organized and our kids may not share the same organizational desires that we have for closet areas. There may also be a lot of things to sort through with all of the gifts from family and friends as well as the abundance of clothes that are purchased for different seasons and stock piled as they grow. There are some tips though that can help to clean up your kids messy closet and this week we share 6 great strategies for cleaning up your kids storage space in your home.


6 Ideas for Donating Your Stuff to Charity

This is the time of year when many Canadians are preparing their homes for new gifts and presents that they will receive from friends and family during the holidays. Of course to make room for new things means clearing out some old ones. If you are like many people who aren't sure what to do with your extra stuff, there are a few options and we've got 6 tips that can help you offload your extra stuff during the Christmas season which allows you to make room for all of your gifts as well as your boxing day items.


Declutter Your House This Holiday Season

If you are celebrating the holiday season with friends and family you have likely started to dress up your home with holiday decorations, lights, and more seasonal items. This is the perfect time to reduce some clutter in your home and it's best to start with the big stuff and save the small stuff for the coming year that you can reorganize and declutter the smaller items after the holidays.


Moving in Winter? Here Are Some Tips For An Easy Move

If you've ever moved or helped someone move then you know how much work it can be to move between to residences. Most people move during the summer months as the weather is nicer and the move is a little more pleasant. Sometime however you may find yourself having to move in the winter months and this can be a completely different experience.


Self Storage can help as Your Business Storage Moves to the Cloud

Just like hundreds of other businesses, you are likely moving more and more of your files into a digital format and storing online in the cloud instead of the traditional hard copy file method that requires a lot of storage space just for papers. Well, what do you do with all of your physical documents during the transition? If you need more space then a good solution can be found in Ottawa's downtown core.


Collecting Vino? Here is a Guide to Home Wine Storage

Most avid wine collectors would know that it is ideal to store wine in a horizontal position so that you can preserve the quality of the wine. This is why home wine storage racks are specifically designed to maximize the life of your delicious bottles of vino.


Forget The Dog, Storage Can Be Your Best Friend

Dogs are nice and all, but can a dog be used to store all your summer clothes in the winter, and all your winter clothes in the summer? Can a dog help with storing a toboggan and all that ski equipment you can’t exactly use when it’s 40 degrees outside? Are they going to bury it in your back yard? Or how about all the stuff from your cottage you need to bring back when you winterize it? Or the pool gear that you don’t need when it’s 40 below outside?


Growing Trend: Downsizing To A Condo and Upgrading Storage

Many people are adopting the condo lifestyle for the attractive sticker prices, lavish upgrades, convenient locations, and maintenance free home ownership. While there are many benefits to buying a condo in Ottawa, the downside is usually a smaller square footage than you are probably used to if you are coming from a full size family home. So what happens with all of your excess stuff that you don't want to get rid of? Well the answer lies in rethinking the concept of self storage units.


Are You Suffering from Spillage While Packing?

This time of year is a popular one for moving, especially for students who are moving into new cities for school or local dorms and for families who are moving into new homes. You may find that you have more stuff to move then you anticipated. Good news, we can help you pack it all up - well at least by providing the packaging with our fully stocked moving supply centre in Ottawa. We are close to Gatineau also just across the bridge which makes us a perfect location for our friends in Quebec. And guess what else?


How's Your Golf Game?

Did you have a chance to get out to Loch March Golf & Country Club in Ottawa this summer? Did you have a chance to get together with your friends and hit the links? Hopefully the only sand you saw was at Britannia Beach. Now it's time to look at packing your clubs away for the season and this means secure, climate-controlled storage in Ottawa. If you are looking for an affordable solution, we have a tip for golfers in Ottawa.


Fall is Approaching: Are You Ready for Winter in Ottawa?

It's that time of year again with the season changing in Ottawa and Fall weather bringing some cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery with the changing colourful leaves. The cooler weather is a reminder that winter is fast approaching and we'll all be drinking hot chocolate and making snowmen soon. This is also a reminder that we are to start winterizing our cars for the cold months ahead and get our winter tires put on - which means finding a home for our summer tires.


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