Blog: Back to School and Hello Fall!
The hazy days of summer are winding down and I even saw a tree whose leaves were turning this morning as I was driving to our facility in Milton, Ontario.
Every year, back to school hits with a flurry of activity, running around for the new backpack, getting into a new routine with the bus, packing lunches. Back to school always means “fresh start” to us at Storage Solutions and we see a lot of customers returning to us to store their car for the winter, their cottage toys, or outside furniture.
Have a need for storage? Let us tell you how we can help and why Storage Solutions is the right place for you and your belongings:
- College and University Students (and their parents): Of course, self-storage is a great option for college and university students (and their parents!). Chances are, you’re moving into a single room, either a dorm room, or a room in an apartment, so you’re losing some space. Self-storage is a great way to store whatever won’t fit in your room. You can access your unit 24/7, and since you’re a student, you have the energy to be up all night so this comes in handy! Parents of college or university students can also benefit from self-storage. It’s nice to get some space back in your house while your son or daughter is away, but you might not be entirely sure of what their post-graduate plans are. The good news is that our facility in Milton is close to Oakville’s Sheridan College, Guelph’s Conestoga College and University of Guelph, Cambridge’s Conestoga College, Kitchener-Waterloo’s Wildred Laurier University or University of Waterloo or on the way to the University of Western Ontario and Flamborough College in London.
- Younger Kids Means Lots of “Stuff”: If you have younger children, you know all too well that their “stuff” seems to multiply every year. I watched a little girl getting off the bus for summer camp in Milton and she was weighed down with a giant inner tube, dragging her bike and her backpack behind her. And, is it us, or are kiddie pools getting bigger? Sports equipment, toys, outdoor gear, they are all perfect candidates for a storage unit because you don’t need to use them every day, but it’s nice to have ready access to them. At Storage Solutions, with our drive up units, it’s also really easy to get the bigger items in and out, such as that trampoline you couldn’t pass up at Costco, and we have month-to-month contracts, so you only pay for the time you need.
- Packing-Up the Cottage: Back to school might also mean that you’re thinking of winding down your cottage – we know, that’s not a fun thought! Things like jet skis, canoes, inner tubes, water skis, cottage gear, bikes and other equipment might not fit into your cottage, or you might be concerned about their security. Storage Solutions not only offers drive up, 24/7 access, but it offers security for your more expensive items. We have video cameras that record offsite, a fully fenced facility and on-site staff. There are a lot of storage facilities near your cottage, but they are essentially a glorified shed in the middle of a yard – almost inviting thieves to cut your lock and go shopping! Storage Solutions offers security, access and really great prices.
- Protecting your Summer Furniture: Not all outdoor furniture can be left outdoors ironically. Actually, most patio furniture needs to be protected from the elements for the winter to avoid it warping, cracking or becoming weather beaten. Also, your flower planters, the ones that cost more money than they really should, usually cannot be left outside for the winter or else they will chip, crack and crumble. Storage Solutions offers the perfect option – our 8x8 units are affordable and offer 64 sqft of space - perfect for your patio furniture.
The fall and back to school are such exciting times. Changing weather, new routines and a different focus can throw your household and family for a loop, but when you’re organized and have space, you’ll be more relaxed and able to enjoy your home.
We are happy to help you with your self-storage needs and look forward to hearing from you either through the phone at 905-854-1008, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or in person.
Your friend in self-storage,
9200 Twiss Rd
Milton, Ontario L0P 1B0