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#1: Prepare
Don't leave all your packing until moving day. Spending an hour a day packing for 3 weeks before moving day, will make life so much easier on moving day. And mark on the top and side of each box, what's in it. This way if you do need something later, you can find it quickly. Go one step further, number the boxes as well and keep a record sheet for all your boxes. You'll be glad you did!

#2: Space
How much space do you really need? You can rent storage vaults in all different sizes. It’s best to opt for a smaller storage vault and pack it to the ceiling rather than pay for space you’re not using. If you fill it and do require more, you can always add on a second smaller storage vault and the plus side, 2 access doors make it easier to get to things when you need them.

#3: Climate Controlled
This is Winnipeg, not Florida. Always store your furniture in a heated storage space. If it's not heated, wooded furniture will delaminate or peel, priceless family photos will curl and crack, and couches and beds will become moldy. Avoid disaster. Only store in a heated storage space!

#4: Proper Packing
If you are storing a couch, place a piece of cardboard in the back corner on the floor and flip your sofa upright. This will give you the maximum floor space for other items. Place heavy or bulky items in the storage vault next, to provide a solid stacking base. Make a list of items you may need most often and keep these boxes at the front, closest to the door for easy access. Fill dresser drawers and wardrobes with clothes and small boxes to maximize storage space.

Contact us today to start storing with Fort Knox Storage.

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Q: What is ‘climate controlled’?
A: Unless you've used self-storage before, you may have never heard of climate controlled storage. In the storage industry, it is simply a space that is heated and cooled. Why is that important? Not all storage facilities offer climate control. That means that your valuable items will not be protected from the weather elements. More importantly, are the temperature swings that can wreak havoc on temperature sensitive items such as photographs, electronics, or antiques. Fort Knox Storage only offers climate controlled spaces. Unheated storage may work in Florida, but here in Winnipeg, unheated only leads to mold and mildew. Heated and air-conditioned storage reduces the humidity in the air and keeps the temperature at safe, moderate levels. This ensures your belongings are protected against extreme temperatures and rapid fluctuations in the air, a common cause of damage and spoilage. Your personal comfort is also ensured. No matter what the temperature is outside, you stay comfortable moving as our loading bays are climate controlled as well! If it's raining or snowing or just too darn hot, you can pull inside our buildings and arrange inside your unit in comfort. Your best interests are most important to us, and we want to ensure the protection of your belongings at Fort Knox Storage.

Q: What types of storage do you offer?
A: We offer climate controlled storage vaults, outdoor storage, and containers.

  • Our storage vaults are available in a variety of sizes and all climate controlled. These vaults are available for home furnishings, as well as business or commercial storage for records or stock items.

  • Our outdoor vehicle storage is in a secured gated graveled compound. We accept RVs, boats, trailers, cars and trucks.

  • Our container storage gives you an 8½ ft. ceiling in an 8’x20’ solid steel container.

Q: What type of security features do you offer?
A: For furniture storage, 10’x10’ is our largest size, and for a reason. We believe you should only pay for what you need. If you have a lot of items, rather than give you a 10'x20' storage unit and you end up filling 3/4 of it, then end up paying for the whole thing – in short, we offer a better approach.

We will have you go into a 10’x10,’ once that one is filled, then look at what you need to add to it; in this case, a 5'x10. Now you are paying for 10'x15' in space and that's all you needed. Another perk to this is with a 10’x20’, you only have 1 door for access. With the 2 rooms, you have 2 doors, just in case you need to find something AFTER you packed it all in.

If you need an 8'x20' size and don't require climate controlled storage, book one of our solid steel storage containers. Large enough for the big toys and tools plus odds and ends!

Q: How long do I have to sign up for?
A: We offer month to month leases for storage vaults and month to month or annual leases for outdoor vehicle storage or container storage.

Q: Do you offer a mover?
A: Although we don’t have movers at our facility, we can give you the names of a few local movers who will be happy to help you move in.

Q: Do you have outdoor storage for boats, RVs, and other vehicles?
A: Yes, we have space for boats, RVs, commercial vehicles, trailers, trucks, and cars. Give us a call and we'll be happy to show you. We also have storage containers that can accommodate most boats or collector cars.

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