Why You Should Utilize Calgary Self Storage in the Summer

Why You Should Utilize Calgary Self Storage in the Summer

By Meghan Cox

Self storage is helpful throughout the year but can be especially advantageous during the summer. Many things need to be stored in the summer, including coats and other winter weather gear, heavier blankets and draperies, seasonal décor, and more.

Calgary self storage is the perfect solution if you don't have an attic, garage, or shed. Nearly everyone can make use of summer storage, and chances are at least one of the following reasons for utilizing self storage in Calgary apply to you. 

As a self storage company, Bluebird Self Storage offers a wide variety of storage units to accommodate all your needs. Whether you need a small closet-sized unit or something large enough for the contents of an entire house, we have the space and storage solutions you require. 

Are you interested in the many uses of storage in Calgary for summer? Here are the many benefits of seasonal self storage.

  1. Safe Storage of Winter Clothes and Bedding

    Both fashion and interior designers agree that vacuum storage bags are not a viable solution for storing fabrics for more than a few weeks—so where will you put them?

    While the heavy plastic protects the material from external hazards, the compression itself can be damaging, depending on the fabric. 

    The most commonly stored materials in summer that vacuum bags can damage include:

    • Cashmere sweaters

    • Leather jackets, coats, and gloves

    • Wool, including synthetic wool blends

    • Other synthetic blends that contain natural fibers

    Utilizing a Bluebird storage facility allows you to avoid compressing certain fabrics and gain the space to store items properly. Our expert team of professionals found at every Bluebird location can help you find the right solution for storage units in Mahogany.

    Top Ways to Store Your Winter Clothing and Bedding with Bluebird Storage

    There are a few things that you can do to protect your winter clothing while storing for the winter at our Calgary self storage facility. 

    Here are our best tips:

    • Store your winter clothing in sealed plastic zipper bags rather than boxes. 

    • Store pillows and thicker or larger bedding in sealed tote boxes or crates.

    • Create Ventilation: Use pallets to allow airflow underneath your items, then organize everything so air can flow amongst the unit. Be careful not to overpack it.

  2. Seasonal Storage of Snow Gear and Equipment Storage

    There are plenty of items that you need only during the late fall and winter months. When you don't have a shed or garage space to dedicate to these items, seasonal self storage helps get them out of your way. 

    Some common seasonal items that can be stored within Calgary self storage include:

    • Skis and ski poles

    • Snowboards

    • Helmets

    • Snowblowers

    • Sleds

    • Ski boots

    • Shovels

    • Rakes

    Keeping self storage units in Southeast Calgary year-round allows you to swap out these common winter items for summer tools like lawnmowers, weed eaters, and gardening tools.

  3. Calgary Self Storage Allows Frequent Access for College Students

    The biggest problem with college students living on campus is that they have to come home for the summer. Since many college kids come home for holidays and spring break as well, they often have two sets of belongings.

    Alberta has a decent share of the 2.6 million college students living on campus and returning home for the summer. In fact, there are about 196,200 residential undergraduates in Alberta alone, according to a report from Cushman and Wakefield. This shows how many households likely have a need for storage units in Mahogany for college students.

    College student storage should be well-organized for frequent access. Undoubtedly, your student will be looking for something they had on campus at some point during the summer. Getting the smallest storage units in McKenzie Towne can be tempting, but be prepared to consider all available sizes with the help of the experienced Bluebird team. No matter the situation, Bluebird has a variety of storage unit sizes that will suit every need.

  4. Storage of Furniture to Create a Home Office

    One of the few good things to come out of the pandemic is the higher frequency of work-from-home parents. Money Sense reported about 25% of parents of school-aged or younger children in Alberta either don't work at all or only work during school hours. In addition, Canadian Family stated that the average Canadian family spends $10,000 per year for one child to attend full-time daycare.

    With these statistics, it is easy to see why so many parents have been working from home since the pandemic. Even if you have a job outside the home, taking your job remote or hybrid-remote for the summer can save a family thousands of dollars in daycare costs.

    Converting an area of your home into a home office is easy. Still, it can require temporary storage of some unnecessary furniture and bulky items. Calgary self storage with Bluebird is the best option for summer storage of this type.

  5. Calgary Storage Facilities Offer Temporary Storage for Moving Season

    The number-one reason to use short-term storage in the summer is due to the moving season. Many people move over the summer to accommodate school schedules, and it is common for leases to end at this time as well.

    In addition, Alberta has seen more people moving into the area than out since the third quarter of 2020. According to the Calgary Herald, there were 22,013 people that moved into Alberta in the third quarter of 2021 alone. It's common for there to be a lag between selling a home in one province and moving into another. Self storage in Calgary is the best way to handle this transition.

Why Utilize Bluebird Calgary Storage Facility Team

A hassle-free and transparent experience facilitated by an entire team of experts in storage units in Southeast Calgary is really what makes the Bluebird Difference

All of our locations across Alberta and throughout Canada offer these high-value features and storage services:

  • Modern security systems with 24/7 surveillance and brightly lit facilities for the safest experience.

  • Contact free storage unit rentals with friendly onsite staff whenever you need them.

  • Unique tools and features by location, with helpful staff to guide you in finding the right Calgary self storage facility for your needs.

  • Get a full month's value, with a guarantee that your rent will not increase in the following year.

  • In addition, our guarantee gives you 7 days to back out of your contract for any reason. All of our locations also offer moving supplies and boxes for your convenience.

Bluebird Offers the Best Calgary Self Storage Facilities 

Another common reason to need self storage this summer is moving to an apartment or smaller home. If you're moving soon or downsizing suddenly, Bluebird Storage can help you get those bulky, unneeded items out of the way with short-term or long-term storage space.

Whether you need to store furniture, clothing, equipment, sports gear, or anything else, Bluebird Storage can help. With a wide range of Calgary self storage facilities and unit sizes available, we will find the perfect storage solution for your needs. If you require household storage or business storage, Bluebird offers storage facilities in Calgary with easy access, along with friendly and helpful staff. Contact us today to learn how Bluebird Storage can help you this summer.

Bluebird Storage is proud to offer a full team of experienced storage professionals to assist you in making these transitions as seamless as possible. Choose Bluebird for accessible storage units at multiple Calgary locations: Blackfoot Trail, Buffalo Run Blvd, Dufferin Blvd, Mahogany St, 96 AveMayland Place, and Chestermere

Frequently Asked Self Storage Questions

What size storage unit is right for me?

Finding the right storage unit depends on the number of possessions you plan on storing at our facility. The more items you have, the more space you’ll need. At every Bluebird facility, we offer units ranging from below 5’ x 5’ to 10’ x 30’ or even larger, so you can find the right amount of storage space. To find the right unit size, explore our Storage Unit Size Guide or read this resource to see which unit fits your needs best.

Can I buy boxes and packing supplies at Bluebird?

Yes! If you’re about to move into a storage unit, our facility offers moving and storage supplies that help protect your belongings. Our supplies range from boxes, packing tape, mattress and furniture covers, and so much more!

How long can I rent a unit?

We don’t have any long-term agreements at Bluebird, so you can rent your unit for as little as a month or two or upwards of a year if you’d like! If circumstances change, we can always extend or shorten your storage stay with us.

How do I access my storage unit?

You, selected family, and any business associates can access your local facility by using our secure keypad entry using a personal security code. Individual units are protected by a lock that is only accessible by the customer. Only contacts you authorize will be able to access your unit.

Typical daily access hours are from 6AM - 11PM, so you can always access your stuff when you need it. Check with the location nearest you for more information about access hours.

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Meghan Cox

Meghan Cox is an expert with years of experience in business development, real estate, and coaching with a B.A. in Communication from Wake Forest University in North Carolina.