Yellowhead Storage

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Have questions about storage? Yellowhead Storage invites you to take a few moments and browse our informative blog topics, which will be updated often. Should you not find the answer to your specific question listed below, we encourage you to contact us to speak directly with one of our friendly, knowledgeable staff members in our Edmonton facility today!

  • 25/10/2016
    Blog 1: Storage Auctions: Tumult, Trash, and Treasures

    Picture this: You’re at a storage auction. You’ve set a spending limit for yourself, but the bids on the locker you’ve been watching are approaching that limit. The locker looks promising – a few ornate pieces of wood furniture, various plastic bins, and a strongbox just barely visible beneath a dresser.

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  • 24/10/2016
    Blog 2: 5 Things You Shouldn’t Keep in a Storage Unit

    Your storage unit can be a great place to keep everything you don’t have room for at your home or business. But there are some things that you should not leave in self-storage in Edmonton. Whether it’s because you may damage your possessions, endanger the facility, or break the law, here are a few things that you should keep elsewhere.

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  • 23/10/2016
    Blog 3: 4 Things That Need Extra Protection during Winter Storage

    As much as you’d like to simply crawl into a cozy cave for the winter, you should follow the example of the industrious squirrel and get prepared. Pay special attention to your storage. Edmonton’s -15 Celsius winter weather exposes your possessions to the elements and can cause damage.

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  • 22/10/2016
    Blog 4: How to Choose the Best Storage Container for You

    You have a lot to store, and you have to make sure that you’ve stored it securely. You need a storage container, and even though you might think that they all look the same, they’re not the same. Containers come in many sizes, and some of them even have special features.

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  • 21/10/2016
    Blog 5: Choosing the Right Storage Unit Size

    Finding the right size of self-storage unit is like solving a giant puzzle. What is the most cost-effective way to fit your stuff comfortably in a self-storage unit? Whether you are storing a boat, a couch, or just a few boxes, there is a storage unit that will work best for your needs.

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  • 20/10/2016
    Blog 6: How You’ll Reap the Benefits with the Rise of Mobile Storage

    Do you own a home or business that needs some quick, convenient on-site storage? Do you own a storage facility with utility lines that prevent you from building as many units as you’d like? There is a solution for both of those problems. You can use mobile storage units!

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  • 19/10/2016
    Blog 7: Save Space with Afforable Self-Storage Tips

    If you’ve ever seen the TV show Hoarders, you know that too much stuff in your home can quickly escalate into a near-avalanche. If you don’t have enough space in your home but just can’t part with some treasured possessions, the best place to put it is in a trustworthy storage unit.

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  • 18/10/2016
    Blog 8: How to Survive a Rainy Moving Day

    You’ve had your move planned for weeks, but suddenly the weather forecasts aren’t looking so good for your chosen day. The moving van is already rented, your neighbours have cleared their schedules and agreed to help, and everything is already in boxes. So, what is the best way to deal with a rainy moving day?

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  • 17/10/2016
    Blog 9: Considerations for Storage Unit Insurance

    Before you decide to use a storage unit, you need to know what you can do to protect your valuables against damage or theft. Making sure you have the proper insurance is the best way to start in the fight against losing your personal belongings.

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  • 16/10/2016
    Blog 10: 4 Security Tips for Your Self-Storage Unit

    When you leave your belongings inside of a storage unit, you want to know that they will be safe there for as long as you need. You can personally act to increase your self-storage security by following these four tips.

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  • 15/10/2016
    Blog 11: How to Spring Clean Your Storage Unit in One Weekend

    Spring cleaning your storage unit doesn't have to be overwhelming. In fact, you can get it done in a single weekend if you follow these few tips.

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  • 14/10/2016
    Blog 12: Basic Feng Shui Tips for Your New Home

    Traditional feng shui began as a way of creating peaceful energy in the home and was historically used in spiritually significant buildings or tombs. Modernized feng shui is now being incorporated in the style and design of homes and offices, mainly due to the natural flow and comfort it creates. Even if you are a skeptic about the spiritual beliefs behind it, you might benefit from the functional feng shui design aspects. Follow these basic tips to implement feng shui into your home or apartment and let the relaxation begin:

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  • 13/10/2016
    Blog 13: Style in Unexpected Places: Living in a Shipping Container

    You heard right, living in a shipping container. Turning steel boxes that are 8 x 8 x 20 (sometimes 8 x 8 x 40) into habitable buildings is a hip new trend all over the world. And it’s exactly what it sounds like – taking steel shipping containers and assembling them into dorms, offices, and even homes.

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  • 12/10/2016
    Blog 14: How to Ready a Car Before and After Storage

    Taking a trip overseas for a few months? Putting your car away for winter? Own an old classic that you don’t want to sell but aren't driving? If your car is just taking up space in your garage or driveway, store it! Letting your car sit in the sun, snow, or even a garage without any use or maintenance is extremely bad for it, but storage can help it stay up to snuff. Follow these tips to properly prep your car before and after storing it.

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  • 11/10/2016
    Blog 15: Want the Smoothest Possible Move? Use These Tips & Tricks

    It’s time for you to prepare for your next great adventure. You’re picking up your home and your family, and you’re moving across the city, province, or country. You’ll meet new people, try new foods, and experience different cultural events. But before you can do that, you need to pack up everything and put it in the moving truck.

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  • 10/10/2016
    Blog 16: How to Avoid Seeing Your Unit Auctioned on Storage Wars

    We love our stuff. It’s why we rent storage units in the first place. We need a place to keep the things we can’t bear to part with, things we are saving for another home, or things we need kept safe while we’re out of town. Some people keep worthless stuff, and that’s okay, too.

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  • 09/10/2016
    Blog 17: How to Stage Your Home and Sell It Fast

    Getting your home ready for sale is like getting ready for a date. You need to spruce up, look your best, and make a good first impression. But unlike a first date, the difference between a good first impression and a bad one for your home can mean a lower selling price or months of extra time on the market.

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  • 08/10/2016
    Blog 18: A Modern-Day Treasure Hunt: Storage Auctions

    Adventure books and films have ruined us. We're unsatisfied with the mundane. We want the thrill of finding that priceless artifact or map that leads us to Atlantis or a treasure trove filled with gold and rubies. While most of us won’t become Indiana Jones any time soon, you can get a taste of treasure hunts throughout Edmonton with the help of storage auctions.

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  • 07/10/2016
    Blog 19: 9 Apps That Will Simplify Your Next Move

    Moving requires a lot of manpower and preparation. Luckily, you live in the information age and have access to some of the most helpful tools available: moving apps. Moving apps come with all sorts of features. While some apps help you organize your move and plan the route to your new home, others help you find an apartment and figure out how much storage you have left in your self-storage unit.

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  • 06/10/2016
    Blog 20: Work from Home? How to Keep Your Workday Productive

    Work, work, work. Sometimes it feels like all you do is work. You get up in the morning to get ready, drive to the office, meet with coworkers, type up a report for that picky client, and try to sneak in a lunch somewhere. When you get home, you want to spend time with your family, but you may still need to recover from the workday.

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  • 05/10/2016
    Blog 21: Your First Deployment: How to Prepare

    You knew when you signed up that all members of the Canadian Armed Forces must face deployment at some point. But now that you also know your exact deployment date, you can't help but feel nervous.

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  • 04/10/2016
    Blog 22: The Do’s and Don’ts of Self-Storage

    Thousands of Canadians use self-storage units to organize before a move or to de-clutter during a renovation. With more than 3,000 self-storage facilities throughout the country, Canadians have ample space to store their valuables.

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