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It’s here we try to answer all your questions about self-storage. Whether it’s providing you with the resources for your personal or business needs, we hope to give value in answering common questions, providing storage tips, and an insight to how NationWide Self Storage is a re-shaping modern self-storage for you.

How Self-Storage Helps Seniors

May 08, 2023 | 3 minute read

As a boomer, you may think of self-storage as something families use to store their seasonal belongings or that comes in handy when moving houses or during home renovations. You’re probably aware that businesses also use self-storage to keep merchandise, stock, or documents. As more and more seniors are beginning to realize, self-storage can also […]

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Sharing Storage Units in Vancouver: The Pros and Cons

March 01, 2023 | 4 minute read

We all know that Vancouver is one of the pricier cities to live in. So, it’s understandable that people are looking to reduce costs in all areas of their lives. One thing that we have seen more and more of is people sharing storage units. There are many scenarios where this can be a great […]

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Carbon neutral self-storage can help minimize environmental impact

February 08, 2023 | 5 minute read

As the planet warms and action is needed to reverse the course, we each have a responsibility to find ways to reduce our impact on the planet. This is at the forefront for many choosing what to buy and what services we choose to use. The potential of environmental impact can also be weighed when it comes to services […]

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Tis the Season for Self-Storage in Vancouver, Burnaby or Kamloops

December 29, 2022 | 4 minute read

Christmas Decoration Storage and Christmas Tree Storage Tips The 2022 Winter season in Vancouver, Burnaby and Kamloops has been a bit of a gong show when it comes to weather, to say the least. Snow, sun, ice, rain, more snow, and repeat. With the Christmas holiday season, there is always a lot to prepare for, […]

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How To Store and Protect Valuable Items in Self-Storage

December 29, 2022 | 4 minute read

At NationWide Self Storage, lockers come in all shapes, sizes, and prices tailored for residential, business, and student needs. Over the years, we’ve seen all kinds of things come and go out of a self-storage unit – everything from furniture and seasonal decorations to family heirlooms or entire storerooms of inventory. Whatever it is, we […]

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Halloween Storage: How to Store Your Scary Décor for $69 per month

October 21, 2022 | 4 minute read

The window for Halloween decorations seems to get just a little bit longer every year. For the enthusiasts, it is perfectly acceptable to start putting up outside decorations at the end of September. This can stretch out well into November; however, many people set a rule that Halloween decorations must be packed away before Remembrance […]

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Optimize Your Self-Storage Unit: Tips for Furniture Storage

September 01, 2022 | 4 minute read

Furniture is one of the more common things that are stored in self storage units. There are lots of reasons why couches, sofas, desks, and tables get a temporary home in storage – furniture can be put away during renovations or moving, there might be a family heirloom that doesn’t fit current tastes, or offices […]

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Estate Planning – How Self Storage Can Help Ease the Load

August 10, 2022 | 4 minute read

Estate planning can be an overwhelming experience. However, the more organized you are, the better and easier it will be for the person whom you have asked to be the executor of your will. Agreeing to be the executor of a will is not a promise that should be taken lightly – settling an estate […]

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Prepare Your Business for Emergencies with Self-Storage

July 01, 2022 | 4 minute read

We have all learned a few lessons over the last couple of years. But one of the most important ones is that you can never be too prepared. There have been some very serious provincial, national and global emergencies lately, impacting all areas of life and business. With these, there have been those who were […]

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Summer Storage Tips for Students in Vancouver and Kamloops

May 19, 2022 | 4 minute read

College and University is a special time in a person’s life – an era where there is a lot of learning, growth, and a ton of fun. When a person is at that age, anything and everything seems possible, including moving from your school housing during the year to back home during the summer (that […]

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Spring Cleaning to Boost Office Productivity

April 01, 2022 | 4 minute read

You know that feeling when you finally get around to doing that deep clean that’s been weighing on your soul? Over the last few months, you’ve watched the grime build up along the baseboards, the stacks of papers and files become unruly, and all the cupboards and closets are finally busting at the seams. Finally, […]

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Climate Controlled Self-Storage to Beat the Winter Blues

March 01, 2022 | 4 minute read

Love em or hate em, there’s nothing quite like a Canadian winter. It’s the number one topic of conversation for Canadians eight months out of the year, and it affects a lot of decisions that people make.  Whether you embrace winter by spending it in the mountains skiing or snowshoeing, or you hop on a […]

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5 Tips: How To Store Rugs Without Ruining Them

February 02, 2022 | 4 minute read

If you’ve ever stored something in a self-storage unit, or even the back of your closet, only to later find it wrinkled, musty, moth-eaten, or moldy, then this is for you.  Storing things properly is the difference between it being usable later when you need it again and it sadly being unusable later. This is […]

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Keyless Smart Entry = Enhanced Security & Convenience

January 13, 2022 | 4 minute read

At NationWide Self Storage, there is nothing more important to us than customer satisfaction and security. That is why we offer the most advanced, enterprise-level, blue tooth technology and security measures to best serve our clients. Our hassle-free, keyless locking system is provided via an app on your smartphone and has a huge range of […]

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Self-Storage for Life in Vancouver – Try it Today!

December 01, 2021 | 3 minute read

Vancouver is a world-class city that consistently tops the charts for its culture, proximity to breathtaking nature, and the fact that it is green, modern, and growing. There are lots of reasons why people want to live here. And since the city has limited ways to expand outwards — with the mountains and ocean acting […]

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Can You Write Off Storage Unit When You Are Doing Your Taxes?

November 03, 2021 | 4 minute read

Can you believe that some people love doing their taxes? You might even be one of those people! The thing about taxes is that once you learn how to understand the system, it’s really not so bad. Or maybe it’s worth it to you to just pay someone to do your taxes for you. One […]

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Working From Home: Why You Should Consider a Storage Unit

September 21, 2021 | 4 minute read

Since the COVID-19 Pandemic an unprecedented amount of people have started working from home. One of the biggest downsides stems from having an unorganized and cluttered home office.

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Storage Unit Sizes – What Size Do I Need?

August 28, 2021 | 11 minute read

5’ x 5’ Storage Unit Same as 25 sq. ft. and 200 cu. ft. Questions About a 5×5 Storage Unit 1. Can a Motorcycle Fit In a 5×5 Storage Unit? Unfortunately, most motorcycles cannot fit in a 5×5 unit. Depending on the size of motorcycle, the 5×8 and 5×10 units can comfortably accommodate motorcycles. 2. […]

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Solutions for Decluttering Your Self Storage Unit This Summer

August 26, 2021 | 4 minute read

Even though the point of having a self storage unit is to declutter at home, sometimes self storage units themselves can become cluttered, messy, and totally chaotic. To avoid this and to keep your storage unit as pristine and organized as the first day you got it. Today we’re going to go over some tips […]

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Tips For Organizing Storage Units

July 29, 2021 | 4 minute read

Self storage in Vancouver is the answer to a lot of life’s problems in the city — from too much clutter to not enough space. One of the things to be careful about though is to not let your self storage unit get out of control. Lots of people start off with a clean and […]

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Is Self Storage Insurance Worth It?

June 25, 2021 | 4 minute read

If you are taking the steps to store your property at a self storage unit in Vancouver (or wherever you are located), there is a good chance it is valuable enough to you to purchase storage insurance. Is Storage Insurance Worth The Extra Cost? Not everyone thinks about it at first, but storage insurance is […]

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Benefits of Short-Term Self Storage

June 04, 2021 | 4 minute read

Sometimes life events happen that require you to make big decisions and big changes quickly. A move, a reno, the beginning or ending of a relationship, where you’re merging or dividing your belongings, an inheritance are just a few examples. And when something big like this happens, you might look around and think “what am […]

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Ways Your Business Can Benefit from a Self-Storage Unit

May 10, 2021 | 3 minute read

The ultimate dream for many people is to be a business owner. It’s hard work, of course, but the dream of reporting to no one, setting your own hours, and pulling in all the profit, is the ultimate level of freedom. And with the way the world is these days, there are endless opportunities to […]

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Who Uses Storage Units in Vancouver?

March 15, 2021 | 3 minute read

More and more people and businesses are turning to self storage units in Vancouver as a cost-effective solution to dealing with their stuff and a lack of space. 7 Reasons That You Use Storage Units Personal Storage Personal storage is probably the most common reason that people use self-storage in Vancouver. And it’s not surprising […]

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How To Utilize Self Storage for your Renovation

February 06, 2021 | 3 minute read

If there’s one thing we all know about renovations, it’s that they are stressful and expensive and they always take longer than expected. Ok, that’s three things. The point is they always turn out more complicated than envisioned at the outset. So the more you can do to ease the stress, the better. And one […]

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How to Utilize Self Storage for Appliances

December 31, 2020 | 3 minute read

Appliances are a big investment, and if you are moving houses, upgrading them, or renovating your home, you might need a safe space to store them. A storage unit in Vancouver is an excellent option as it is safe, temperature- and humidity-controlled, and come in a variety of sizes so you can choose the exact […]

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How Much Does a Storage Unit Cost in Vancouver?

December 03, 2020 | 3 minute read

One only has to take a look around to see why people want to live in Vancouver. It’s a city like no other. But the desirability factor has its consequences. It’s no secret that space in Vancouver goes for a premium. With a high urban density and nowhere to go but up, it is costly […]

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Most Important Things For Commercial Storage Users

November 23, 2020 | 2 minute read

Here are some important considerations for commercial storage users when picking a facility. Commercial users of storage typically have some very different needs when compared to those of household users of storage.  For this reason, the features of a storage facility, as well as other aspects of a storage facility that make it appealing to […]

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Most Important Things Look For In A Storage Facility For In Vancouver (Personal Storage)

October 30, 2020 | 3 minute read

Picking the right storage facility is important when you are looking to store personal items.  If the items are important enough or valuable enough to you to pay to store them then it is important to pick the right storage facility for these items as well.  Price Although always a consideration, Price should not be […]

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How to Maximize Space in Your Storage Unit?

October 20, 2020 | 3 minute read

Self storage units are an excellent solution for many storage problems. But it is an additional monthly cost in your life, so you are likely going to want to make the most of it. If you are looking to make the most of your storage unit in Vancouver, we’ve got some tips and tricks so […]

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The 10 Most Important Questions to Ask Your Self Storage Facility

September 25, 2020 | 4 minute read

Have you ever looked around your home or garage and thought: what am I going to do with all this stuff? Maybe it’s time to think about renting a self storage unit in Vancouver.  Whether you want to store seasonal toys or tools, or perhaps you’ve downsized but still need some extra space for the […]

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