Make Renovations Easier with Self Storage

Is it time to spruce up your home? Are you planning to renovate the kitchen or basement? If you are, you are not alone. Over 50% of Canadian homeowners plan to do some sort of renovations in the next couple of years.

Almost everyone dreams of a renewed living space. But, almost no one talks about the stress of renovating — the dust, the delays, the trades people coming and going, the spilled or splattered paint. . . .Don’t let these things stop you from improving your living space, but give serious thought to minimizing the hassles of remodeling. One underutilized tool that can ease the pain of renovating is self-storage. Whether it’s a quick paint job, a major kitchen update or an addition to the home, self-storage is a low cost way to solve some challenges home renovators face. Read More

How Self-Storage Can Help an Expanding Family

Is your family expanding? Space in your home becomes scarce when you are expecting a new addition to the family, or you are in a blended family situation. Ideally, it would be nice to move into a larger home, but is your budget ready for that? If it is, great! If it isn’t, self-storage could be the solution. Self-storage is a cost effective way to maximize the space in your home.

Do you have a bedroom in your home that looks like a storage locker? Maybe it’s time you put those treasures into self-storage, so you have room for the new people coming into your life. What is the cost savings of using a storage unit versus moving from a 3-bedroom home to a 4-bedroom home? On average, that extra bedroom would increase your mortgage by $200/month versus a 5×10 storage locker which averages about $65/month. Moving from a 3-bedroom home to a 4-bedroom with a garage increases your mortgage by $300/month versus a 10×10 storage unit averaging about $100/month. Read More

Our Favourite Canada Day Memories

Canada Day is the day to show your Canadian pride! Our staff at Storage Group Alberta wrote about their ideal or most memorable Canada Day celebrations. Read More

Small Business Profile: Extended Family Services Inc.

At Storage Group Alberta, we love to help our local businesses thrive in our communities, to do this we help them with their storage and office needs. This is how we met Rod DeVries and Anne-Marie Sorenson, owners of Extended Family Services Inc. They have watched their business grow exponentially in the past few years. We met with Rod briefly to speak with him about their business and what they have to offer. Read More

Why We Support Big Brothers & Big Sisters or Boys and Girls Clubs

As a small business in a small community, why would you want to reach out and support a charity such as Big Brothers & Big Sisters (BBBS), The Boys & Girls Club, Girl Guides, or Scouts.

A better question to ask is, why would you not?

Personally, I cherish the time I spend with our local BBBS community. I have children of my own and there have been times where as a parent I’ve had to work very long days. In those times, my son or daughters might have needed a Big Brother or Big Sister. I was fortunate enough to have the support of other family members, but I know many other parents don’t have enough support. I speak from experience when I say a tired parent can only do so much for a child. My fear, as a mother, has always been the possibility of a child not having enough positive adult role models in their young lives. I believe that every parent should know they are not in it alone in raising their child, and that their community is there for them. Read More

Small Storage Solutions: Are They For You?

Okay, you’ve tapped into your “storage genius” and organized every closet, nook and cranny in your home. You’ve pared down and decluttered all you can bare. So, what options are left if you still need to create a little breathing room in your home?

People often take decluttering to the next level with a self-storage unit. But what if a 5×5 or 5×10 storage unit is more than you need? At Storage Group Alberta, we have the means to help you store a little for less! We’re not just talking about storage units but actual smaller storage solutions.

If you are just looking to store a box of possessions like say the holiday decorations, a Christmas tree, golf clubs or skis. Storage Group Alberta will store single items at a very low cost. Some of our storage locations will even pick up boxed items from your home or office. Read More

Top 5 Day Trips Around Medicine Hat

Want to take time away but you’re under a time constraint? Here are a few places you can go for the day or longer that are nice for vacations or a day trip and won’t interfere with that dreadful time limit. Read More