If you have aging parents, you may have to help them with downsizing to a smaller home, an assisted living facility, or unfortunately have to help them deal with the aftermath if one of your parents has passed away. Moving or dealing with the death of a loved one can be a very emotional time, for you and for them, but with a few tips, you can care for your elderly parents during this time.

Start Early

Begin the process of decluttering well in advance of moving day. Start with simple tasks such as shredding old bills, mail, and papers that are not relevant or important anymore. Go through clothing and carefully consider household items to decide which are still being used and justify going along with the move. Also, ensure expired medication and food is thrown out and replaced. The earlier the decluttering process starts, the easier it will be when it comes time to move.

Prepare for Emotions

Elderly people have a lot of memories in their home and attached to belongings they have possessed for a long time. Be prepared to expect emotions from your loved one when they see these items or are asked to choose to discard or donate them. Some elderly people have lived through very frugal times and may resist throwing things away. If a parent has passed and you are helping to sort their belongings this may bring up strong feelings in your surviving parent. Be patient and ready to hear stories and memories. You must be emotionally prepared to discuss and react in appropriate ways to these situations.

Be Systematic and Organized

The principles of an efficient move still apply to downsizing or estate sales. Go through each room systematically; declutter the space; organize everything into piles of keep, donate, discard; and label all boxes and bags with its contents. It might be useful to keep a physical list of the rooms, prioritize them, and list their major contents if your parent(s) could use that organizational help. If your finances allow, there are movers who specialize in relocating seniors.

Get Your Siblings Involved

Some parents love to keep their children’s bedrooms as untouched as possible and will keep all of their childhood items. It might be useful to have your siblings come over and look through their childhood bedrooms to make decisions about what to keep, donate, and discard on behalf of your parent(s) so they don’t have to make these tough decisions all on their own.

Keep it Light

Make the process fun for your parent(s). Play some of their favorite music while you work, take breaks for tea or delicious snacks, and keep it relaxed and comfortable. Also, it is recommended that you limit the 

amount of time you spend each day on organizing and packing so that it doesn’t become overwhelming. 

Make a Plan For Pets

If there is a pet to consider, make sure that they can be put in a crate or placed in a room where they will not be tempted to wander outside during the move. Also, older pets may need some time for adjusting to new surroundings.

If you’re taking care of elderly parents during a downsize or estate sale, you might need a self-storage unit for furniture or items that do not need to be accessed regularly. Call your nearest location to reserve one today.

If you take the time to organize your items and load them onto the truck in a systematic manner, it can make unloading and moving the items into your new home so much easier. Use the tips below to avoid a real-life game of Tetris next time you move and need to fill a moving truck.

Box It Up

The more items you put into similarly sized boxes, the easier it will be for it all to fit in a moving van. Think about how tough it is to deal with oddly shaped items. The more consistent the size and shape of the items the better it will be to stack and fit the items in the moving truck. 

Get Organized

Staying organized is one of the biggest challenges with moving so it’s important that you label your boxes with the room where the contents need to be unpacked: keep all the boxes with kitchen items together, keep all of the boxes with living room items together. Ensure that these boxes are close together when you load the truck. Your unloading and organization at your new home will be so much quicker and smoother if you do this. 

Disassemble Furniture

It might seem inconvenient to disassemble some of your furniture, but it could save you time and prevent the damage of the item in the long run—not to mention saving space in the moving van. Take apart that bed frame, remove dining room table legs, make those larger items as flat and manageable as possible. 

Wrap Your Furniture

All of your wood furniture (including dressers, armoires, desks, dining tables, chairs, etc.) and large electronics (such as your television) should be wrapped with bubble wrap or a moving blanket and secured to prevent movement and shifting during travel. This will prevent damage to your furniture and prevent it from shifting around during the drive. 

Large or Heavy Items Come First

If you own your appliances, you should load those first and put them right up against the front wall of the moving van. Next, you should bring in your box, spring, mattress, headboards, disassembled dining table, and place them against the wall on the longer side of the moving van. Make sure that you use covers to prevent damage and soiling. Anything large and flat that you can lay against the walls is what you’re aiming for here.

Think Large to Small Boxes

Once you have all of the large, heavy, items and furniture in the van, then you can add the rest of your boxes. Use the large-to-small principle here too. As much as possible, try to keep items going to the same room together and pack the boxes from largest to smallest in the van. Place any fragile items on top of all of the boxes to keep them safe during transit.

If you’re moving and need a truck, U•STORE•IT offers Champion Truck Rentals at our locations (based upon availability). Call your nearest location to reserve one today.

U•STORE•IT has many security features to keep our customer’s units safe and secure: gated facilities, fireproof buildings, 24-hour surveillance, a security system, and on-site managers. With these features, some people might wonder “do I really need storage insurance?” While we don’t mandate that our customers must purchase coverage from our facility, there are some reasons why you should still purchase it when you rent a unit.

Storage Insurance Extends Your Coverage

Some homeowners and tenant insurance policies may cover items in storage for up to three months, but after that, you aren’t covered anymore. Having storage insurance after this grace period is over is important to keep your belongings protected. Make sure you check your policy to determine the exact duration and the risks that are covered.

It Protects Your Belongings

If you want the peace of mind that the value of your belongings are protected while they are put away in storage, then storage insurance can relieve some of your concerns. Damage to your belongings, theft, fire, and flooding may be covered under your policy. You’ll have peace of mind that you have recourse to make a claim for the value of those items should exceptional circumstances occur.

It’s Really Convenient

U•STORE•IT offers insurance as an add-on that can be included with your existing self-storage rental. It is charged as one payment, once a month for your convenience. You don’t even have to think about separate payments.

It’s Affordable

The rates for our storage insurance start as low as $7 per month for smaller units. We can help you decide how much coverage you need based on the size of your unit and the particular items you’ll be storing.

If you have any questions about insurance policies or want to inquire about pricing, contact us to get a quote that will cover your belongings while they are in your unit

Everyone is spending so much more time at home because of COVID-19 and with spring just around the corner, you might be using the opportunity to thoroughly clean and organize your home. At U•STORE•IT, we know a clean and organized home can improve its livability and even put you in a better mood. Here are our top tips for spring cleaning.

Be Strategic With Spring Cleaning

The thought of cleaning your house top to bottom might seem daunting, so get yourself organized first. Clear any clutter out of the way and gather all of your cleaning supplies together so you have them at your fingertips as you clean. Use a caddy or basket to carry all of your supplies with you around your house. Also, make a list of all of the tasks you want to accomplish, this will keep you focused and allow you to delegate to family members. Another trick to keep in mind is that it’s more time-efficient to concentrate on one task at a time, and not think of your cleaning routine on a room-by-room basis. For example, vacuuming will probably be on your to-do list, so vacuum the whole house at the same time. If you have two washrooms, clean both on the same day in quick succession. Be strategic and you’ll get your spring cleaning done in no time!

Declutter & Organize

Before you can really do a deep clean, you have to declutter and organize your house. A great way to go about this is to go through closets, cupboards, and drawers and think objectively about the items stored there. Have they have been used within the last 3-6 months? If you can’t remember the last time you’ve worn a piece of clothing, played that board game, saw your child play with a toy, or have used a specific tool in the garage, it might be time to let it go or put it into storage. Donate anything useful and gently used to a thrift shop or to an organization that may need the items. In your closets, make use of organizers and hanger holders.

Organizing the Kitchen: Go through all of your cupboards and drawers one by one. You may have excess kitchen utensils, pots, and pans or containers without lids that can be dealt with during your spring clean. Take this time to reconsider where items live to maximize the space and make cooking more efficient. Take the time to reorganize your pantry better with clear containers, hooks, and alligator clips. For more tips on organizing your kitchen, check out this article.

Organizing the Bathroom: One of the most common complaints about bathrooms is that there is never enough counter space. Make more room by using drawer organizers, wall shelving or hanging caddies, and tall narrow cupboards to provide more storage and keep things tidy on a daily basis. For more tips on organizing your bathroom, check out this article.

Organizing the Living Room: It can be difficult to keep this room clean because it is where the entire family relaxes, watches TV, and reads. There may be books, movies, and toys and games galore in the living room. Utilizing nesting tables, coffee or end tables with drawers, vertical shelving, and towers, and even moving play spaces to children’s rooms (if possible) will help keep this common area more organized. For more tips on organizing your living room, check out this article.

Organizing Bedrooms: Your bedroom is where you sleep, so you don’t want it cluttered and disorganized. Organize your closet and dressers with containers and dividers. Use a bench at the foot of the bed that has storage space for blankets and bed linens. Make use of nightstands with drawers. All of these methods will help keep bedrooms tidy. For more tips on organizing bedrooms, check out this article.

The key takeaways:

  • Caddies and containers are your friends when you’re organizing a room.
  • Think vertical shelving to create more space.
  • Find a place for important items to live and put the item away in the same spot consistently.

Deep Cleaning

Now that the clutter is out of the way, it’s time to clean and sanitize. Common cleaning tasks such as sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming the floors will likely need to be done. If you have hardwood floors, take some time to polish them up with some specialized floor cleaner. Also, move furniture and make sure you vacuum underneath, move appliances (such as your stove, fridge, washer, and dryer) and clean in these areas that are covered but do collect dirt and grime over months. Think about adding tasks that are done infrequently to your list such as:

All of that work will be worth it because it feels awesome to have an organized and clean home! After all of that decluttering, organization, and spring cleaning if you have items you need to put into self-storage, U•STORE•IT has residential units in various sizes to store your belongings. We wish everyone a clean and healthy spring.

Winter is coming to an end, and it’s time to start thinking about what to do with all that winter gear and toys that you won’t need so readily available as the weather heats up. U•STORE•IT has some tips for how you can prepare all of your winter items for storage over the spring and summer months, so they are ready to go and in great condition when the snow falls again.

Snowmobiles/Ski-Doos

Before you put your snowmobile/ski-doo away in self-storage for the spring and summer there are several things you should consider doing.

  • Choosing the right fuel: If you use fuel that contains ethanol, consider draining it and replacing it with non-ethanol fuel. Ethanol fuel can be harsh on rubber lines and gaskets. Don’t put your sled away with an empty tank though!  Your gaskets (also called O-rings) could begin to dry out and become brittle.
  • Lubricating parts: Greasing zerks in your rear and front suspension, steering, and drive train is an essential part of snowmobile maintenance and will help get rid of buildup from a winter of riding. Check your owner’s manual for recommendations about brands to use.
  • Removing the battery: It’s recommended that you keep your snowmobile battery from drastic temperature changes. If you don’t have a heated unit, it might be worth it to remove it and store it in a warmer, dry place.
  • Removing the belt: You may have heard the advice that you have to remove the belt during the winter, but you shouldn’t have to in our storage units if it is on a stand and you come to start your snowmobile during the summer.
  • Clean your sled: Start with warm soapy water and a microfibre cloth to prevent taking off that shine! Go in with a degreaser or take it to a car wash if there are particularly stubborn spots. After you clean your sled do an inspection for cracks and damage.
  • Put it on a stand: This is optional if you currently have a stand it’s not a bad idea to put your sled on it until winter. Generally, only if your store your snowmobile outside will rusting be an issue, but releasing the stress and pressure on the springs and shocks is a benefit.
  • Cover it: Find a tight-fitting cover to keep moisture and dust off of your snowmobile.

Snow Clearing Equipment

You depend on your snow clearing equipment to keep your sidewalks and driveways clear from snow. Make sure they have the longest lifespan possible by storing them properly.

  • Shovels: Clean and wipe down your shovels and make sure they are dry. This will be especially important for metal shovels as they could rust if not taken care of.
  • Snow Blowers: Make sure you inspect your snowblower, clean it from dirt and grime, and wipe down the blades so there is no moisture. On a safety note, make sure the machine is off and not plugged in before doing so.
  • Sand, salt, snow removal chemicals: You should keep any leftovers of these items in a secure location to prevent them from being ruined by moisture or from being spilled, causing a mess.
  • Snow melting mats: If you lay down snow melting mats in your driveway or sidewalk, you can easily clean and roll or fold them to be put away in your storage unit for the warmer months.

Winter Tires

Oh, the routine of changing out winter tires! A yearly ordeal. You can free up room in your garage by putting them into storage during the warmer months.

  • Clean them up: Get rid of the dirt and grime from a winter of driving with warm, soapy water, or even pressure wash your tires. Make sure you dry them off too.
  • Bag them: Place them into a plastic bag and tape them closed. It prevents oil evaporation and keeps them out of direct sunlight.

Winter Toys

They bring you so much joy when snow is on the ground, but your winter toys need care before you put them away until the next snowy season.

  • Skis: To prepare skis for storage make sure you get the edges sharpened for the next season, clean and wax them, and strap them together. Make sure they are dry before putting them into storage.
  • Skates: Similarly to skis, it’s a good idea to get your skates sharpened so they are ready to go for next winter, clean them up and make sure they are dry before putting them away for the season.
  • Sleds: Clean up sleds with a plastic cleaner, dry it off, and it’s ready to be stored until next winter.

Clothing

Winter clothing items can be big, bulky, and take up a lot of space in your home. Here are some tips to store all your winter clothing and outerwear.

  • Any winter sweaters and clothing should be freshly washed before putting it away to prevent musty odors.
  • Take winter coats to the dry cleaners if required.
  • Look through your winter clothing for missing cloves, pieces that need to be mended and ensure they are fixed before putting them away.
  • Consider donating items that haven’t been used that winter.
  • Clean salt, dirt, and mud off of winter boots.

Also, here are some useful tips for packing up winter clothing.

  • Use vacuum bags to reduce the volume of puffy jackets, snow pants, and wool items.
  • Make use of luggage that isn’t utilized very often to store winter items.
  • Hanger caddies and organizers are abundant these days, make use of them to make more space in your unit or at home.

Do you have a bunch of winter gear that you want to put into storage? U•STORE•IT has many residential self-storage options to choose from that will ensure all of your winter toys and clothing are safe until the snow falls again.

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of all Albertans, and we’re adapting to protect our clients and staff during this difficult time. Your health and safety are our number one priority.

We recognize that our storage solutions are vital to many families and businesses. You depend on us for safe and secure access to your valued possessions.

That’s why, at this time, we’re remaining open for business. Our facilities are closely adhering to the recommendations set out by the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Alberta Health Services (AHS). We’re ready to respond to any changes in legislation, including possible closures.

To protect your safety and health, we’re launching rigorous social distancing protocols:

  • Taking credit card payments over the phone
  • Assisting only one client at a time in our offices
  • Encouraging at least 2 meters of distance for all interactions
  • Mandating any staff who display symptoms to stay home from work
  • Asking clients who are at risk or who display symptoms to stay home
  • Directing clients to our online services wherever we can
  • Ensuring only clients touch products during a purchase
  • Ensuring only clients hold their personal ID when moving in

If you have any questions about our COVID-19 procedures, be sure to call our head office at (780) 469-7867. Check back to this blog post for our latest updates on this evolving situation.

Take care, be safe and visit alberta.ca/COVID19 to stay informed on public health orders and self-isolation advice.

Surprisingly, U•STORE•IT gets the question “can I live in a storage unit?” more often than you might think! We know the economy has been tough for people recently, but we want to make it clear that living in a storage unit is incredibly risky for you, and it is also illegal for a storage unit provider to allow it, here’s why.

It’s Not Climate-controlled for Living

While U•STORE•IT does have climate-controlled units, they are not on the level that would be required for people to live in the space full time. We live in Alberta and the temperatures can fluctuate from -30°C in winter to +30°C in the summer.  A self-storage unit would not protect you properly from the elements and changing seasonal temperatures.

It’s Unsanitary

Regular access to a bathroom and water is essential to keep our bodies clean and healthy. A storage unit does not provide 24/7 access to sanitation and running water and can lead to very dirty living conditions.

It’s Uncomfortable

You will be incredibly uncomfortable living in a storage unit! Electricity is not readily available, there is limited natural light because there are no windows inside the unit, and you can even suffer psychological effects from living in such a small, enclosed space.

It’s Unsafe

Storage units are designed to be opened from the outside and there is the possibility you could become trapped inside the unit if you lived in one. This could be incredibly dangerous if it got extremely cold or there was a fire.

It’s Illegal

U•STORE•IT is a self-storage business that is responsible for keeping the belongings of all of our customers secure. If you are found on our property outside of business hours, that would be considered trespassing and we would be within rights to call the police.

U•STORE•IT would not allow anyone to live in one of our rental units for the risks highlighted above. If you do require access to affordable housing, we highly recommend you check out the City of Edmonton website or the City of Red Deer website for assistance.

With the advent of cultural phenomenons like minimalism and Marie Kondo, tidying up has become a joyful experience. When you create order and unity in your surroundings, inner calm tends to follow.

Are you on a cleaning kick yourself? Well, self-storage units are perfect solutions for opening up space in your home. Whether you’re moving, downsizing or purging, you can tuck away cherished possessions in a safe and secure facility like U•STORE•IT.

And just like you would in your home, you’ll want to keep your storage unit spick and span. Rather than tossing everything in garbage bags, be smart about how you organize your belongings. With that in mind, we’re here to spark a little joy in your life with our top 10 tips for maximizing storage space.

  1. Part with the excess

Do you really need that third TV? And when was the last time you went skiing? Take a moment to reflect and decide what you actually need to store. Prioritize sentimental and frequently used items—sell or donate the rest.

  1. Tally up what you’ve got

Take photos, draw a map, write up a list: However best suits you, keep track of everything you’re storing. If you forget where your baseball card collection ended up, you can check your handy inventory.

  1. Put it on a shelf

Free up valuable floor space with sturdy shelving along your walls. It’ll be easier to scan your possessions at a glance, while also making room for bigger ticket items. 

  1. Think inside the box

Bags and totes are flimsy and difficult to stack. Instead, choose durable boxes and bins in a uniform size, so you can neatly place them on top of one another. We’ve got a variety of packing supplies to help you in that department.

  1. Give everything a home

Put electronics on the same shelf, file documents in one cabinet and place antiques in a designated container. When you group similar items, you can track them down much faster.

  1. Label, label, label

What’s in that box? Save time wondering and digging with a smart labeling system. Colour-code and write in large, clear lettering—you’ll find what you need in a snap.

  1. Free the furniture

When you stack tables, desks and chairs, you can cause wear and tear over time. So, take them apart if you can. Arrange the disassembled pieces flat or vertically to maximize space.

  1. Play a little Tetris

Packing can be fun, right? Treat suitcases and dressers like Russian dolls by placing smaller items inside large containers. Roll your clothes into compact cylinders, and vacuum seal winter coats to shrink them down. Fill small gaps with posters, pictures or mirrors.

  1. Pave a path

Pack your storage unit from back to front, focusing on the walls first and moving outward. Create a spacious aisle, so you can move freely and access the items you need.

  1. Stack it to the sky

Place containers on top of one another, from heaviest to lightest. Prevent hazards by leaving enough clearance from the ceiling and vents.

Get storage savvy with U•STORE•IT

Are you inspired to go on your own cleaning spree yet? Maximizing storage space allows you to pack your possessions right the first time, so you can feel cool, calm and collected every time you go inside your unit.

If you’re on the hunt for a modern and clean place to stash your goods, our storage facilities in Edmonton, St. Albert and Red Deer boast spacious units, 24-hour surveillance, climate-controlled bays, and helpful staff. 

Explore our residential storage options and contact us to get pricing today.

Finding a new home is an exciting time. From redecorating with fresh fashions to exploring new neighbourhood spots, starting over in a different place can be inspiring. But, it can also be quite stressful. All the planning, packing and change is enough to overwhelm anyone.

Before the big day arrives, write up a moving checklist with all the to-dos you need to accomplish. Whether it’s sorting through a pile of old clothes or making dreaded phone calls, the earlier you cross tasks off your list, the better you’ll feel.

To boost your motivation, we’ve rounded up our top nine moving tips. Follow our advice, and you’ll be well on your way to a smooth and seamless start in your new home. 

Two months before the move

  1. Find the right moving company.

Spare your friends and family the headache and search for accredited movers in your city. Vet a variety of reviews on Google, Better Business Bureau and Facebook. Then, get written quotes from at least three companies. Ask plenty of questions: Can they provide a breakdown of costs? How many workers will be present? Do they offer moving insurance? Once you’ve picked the best team for the job, get confirmation in writing.

  1. Sell, donate or store unneeded items.

Now is the perfect time to start fresh, especially if your new home is much smaller or larger than your old space. Put that old couch up for sale on Facebook Marketplace, donate unwanted clothes to Goodwill and rent a storage unit for any oversized sporting equipment or cherished antiques you need to stow away.

  1. Research your neighbourhood.

Is your new community in a different part of town, or in a whole other city? Ease your jitters by looking up malls, banks, grocery stores, doctors and dentists in your area. If you can, take a stroll around the block to familiarize yourself with your surroundings.

One month before the move

  1. Buy packing supplies.

Stock up on a variety of boxes, tape, box cutters, labels, and markers. At U•STORE•IT, we offer specialty packing supplies, such as moving blankets and dish-guard kits, to protect your belongings. To avoid any surprises on the big day, buy more boxes than you think you’ll need.

  1. Change your address.

Share your new details with your employer, insurance company, bank and magazine subscriptions. Visit your local registry to update your license and vehicle registration. If you’re worried about missing important letters, sign up for mail forwarding with Canada Post.

  1. Start packing.

Begin with infrequently used odds and ends, like Christmas decorations or relics from the attic and basement. Label and colour-code boxes with the name of the room where they belong, and then create an inventory to keep track of everything. 

One to two weeks before the move

  1. Switch over your utilities.

Let the gas, electric, water, internet and cable companies know you’ll be moving. They can help you schedule shut-offs at your old place and set up utilities at your new home. Your phone bill will thank you for the wifi connection later. 

  1. Keep packing.

Complete a little bit every day, focusing on one room at a time. Be sure to pack a separate box for valuables, jewelry and important documents, so you can safely move it yourself. Have each family member stock a suitcase for essentials, like clothes, toiletries and snacks, to tide you over for the first few days after the move.

  1. Tidy up your space.

Ace your final walk-through so you can pocket that security deposit. As you pack up furniture, dust, vacuum the rug, mop the floors and scrub out the oven. If your fridge and freezer are coming with you, be sure to unplug them at least 24 hours before the move to allow them to defrost.

Shake off moving stress with U•STORE•IT

Once moving day is here, give yourself a pat on the back. You survived a big change and you’re ready to welcome a wonderful new phase in your life.

While you’re packing, consider renting a self-storage unit to keep your excess possessions organized. With convenient storage facilities in Edmonton, St. Albert and Red Deer, we offer spacious units, 24-hour surveillance, climate-controlled bays and helpful staff. 

Be sure to explore our residential storage options and contact us to get pricing today.

From fine china and figurines to carved oak and mid-century furnishings, every antique has a story to tell.

Do you own a family heirloom passed down through the generations? Or, have you snapped up a rare trinket while thrift shopping? No matter how you’ve found your antique furniture, these beloved treasures hold deep sentimental value, and can often carry high financial worth.

It’s vital to store your collectibles in a safe and protected place, especially if you’re looking to cut down on clutter in your home. At U•STORE•IT, we offer spacious and secure self-storage, along with specialized packing supplies to safeguard your prized possessions.

Once you’ve chosen the best storage unit for you, be sure to take the right steps to stow away your valuables. Read on for helpful tips to prep, clean and store your antique furniture to keep your possessions sparkling and shining for decades to come. 

Dust off the cobwebs

Before you pack your antique furniture away, keep it looking fresh with a proper cleaning. Every collectible has unique care instructions, so research extensively before ever spraying it down with chemicals. Always read the package directions or consult an expert if you’re unsure how to proceed.

But, as a rule, antique collectors recommend you take these steps: 

  • Wipe down items like wood furniture with a soft, dry cloth to remove excess dust and grime. If that’s not doing the job, wax the wood with a natural polish, which prevents cracking and drying. 
  • Consider cleaning glazed porcelain and ceramics with isopropyl alcohol. However, steer clear of this chemical when wiping wood or painted glass, as it can strip the finish.
  • Dust off delicate pieces with a paintbrush or moisture-free canned air. But, avoid the temptation to over-clean jewelry, which can lose its shine when scrubbed too often.

Break it down

Stacking chairs to the ceiling might sound like a clever storage solution, but you’re risking damage to your antique furniture if you go this route.

Wherever possible, you should disassemble pieces to prevent stress and damage on joints. Try these tips:

  • Carefully dismantle removable pieces, such as legs, headboards, slats, shelves and drawers.
  • Stay organized by labeling each part and creating a complete checklist.
  • Take pictures to remind you how to put the furniture back together. If you should ever need to make an insurance claim, these photos will also come in handy as evidence.

Keep everything under wraps

When properly sealed and packed, antiques retain their beauty and value. Whether it’s a stately desk, ornate mirror or delicate doll, it’s essential to choose the correct material to protect your treasures. 

Luckily, we offer a variety of storage supplies to preserve your vintage collectibles:

  • Cover your antiques with protective paper pads to shield against dust, moisture and mildew.
  • Add Saf-T-Pak to the edges and corners of mirrors and artwork. Store them horizontally to prevent them from falling over.
  • Glass- and dish-guards will cushion your delicate pieces against chips and damage.
  • Depending on the size of the antique, place it in one of our small, medium or large storage boxes. Arrange pieces closely enough together to maximum square footage while still allowing air flow through the space.

Protect your precious antiques at U•STORE•IT

Your antique furniture deserves a safe and happy home, one that will keep it looking as immaculate as the day you inherited it.

Once you’ve cleaned and packed your possessions, we’re eager to help you choose the right self-storage unit for your needs. Our modern and highly hygienic storage facilities in Edmonton, St. Albert and Red Deer come fully equipped with 24-hour surveillance, climate-controlled bays and expert staff. 

Be sure to explore our residential storage options and contact us to get pricing today.