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  • 3 tires stacked on top of each other and one leaning on the side

    If you have an extra set of tires for your car, you’ll inevitably need to store them somewhere. However, improperly stored tires are at an increased risk of dry rotting. This happens when the rubber and other materials in the tire degrade and become hard and brittle, making them unsafe. Here are a few storage tips to ensure your tires stay in good condition while in storage.

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  • Kayaks and canoes stored

    You may think you can turn your canoe or kayak upside down and let it sit on the ground in your yard until next summer, but doing this can deform the hull and prematurely age your watercraft. Here are some tips for properly storing your canoe or kayak to keep it in ship shape.

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  • Front of a self storage facility

    Are you ready to vacate your storage unit? The task can feel overwhelming, especially if you’ve been accumulating items in your unit over several years. Here are a few tips to help you stay organized and complete the chore quickly and efficiently.

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  • Image of video games

    Are you an avid gamer that needs to store your video game collection for an extended period? Here are a few tips for storing your favourite games and consoles to enjoy them for years to come.

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  • Old wood furniture cabinet

    Wooden furniture can last decades when stored in the right environment. However, it can become severely damaged if stored improperly, even for a few weeks. Here are a few expert tips for storing your valuable wood furniture.

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  • Man removing a mattress for storage

    A high-quality mattress is an investment. Therefore, it’s essential to take special care when storing yours. If done improperly, your bed can become severely damaged. Here are three tips for correctly storing your mattress.

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  • A pile of carboard boxes with a carpet in one

    Whether in your home or office, your rugs are an investment in the beauty and character of your space. When you put them in storage, you must take special care to protect them against pests, moisture, and pollutants. Here are some tips to keep your rugs and carpets in their best condition while in storage.

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  • U Need Storage Boxes And Containers

    Whether you’re closing up your home for an extended trip or clearing a room for a quick reno project, storing your belongings requires careful planning. You want to be sure your things will be safe and secure, and you want to be able to find what you need when the time comes. Your first consideration is what storage containers to use. Here’s a helpful guide to selecting the containers best suited to your storage needs.

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  • Storage of business files

    Although an ever-increasing number of business files never leave the digital realm, there are still many reasons to produce paper records. Moreover, many individuals and businesses have a substantial legacy of files that must be protected. In either case, knowing how to keep your business files safe while in storage is crucial. This way, you can be confident they’ll be there when you need them. Here are four tips to help you safely store your most important business files.

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  • Woman jewelry box

    If you plan on keeping your family heirlooms in a self-storage unit, you must ensure they’re adequately protected. While many things can be dumped in a box, jewellery isn’t one of them. Out of all your possessions, it likely has the highest size to value ratio. In fact, a single piece of jewellery can be worth as much or more than everything else in your rental unit. Here are four tips for correctly storing your jewellery to ensure it remains in good condition for years.

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  • Garden equipment, including boots and gloves
    5 Tips for Storing Lawn and Garden Equipment for the Season

    Heading into the winter months, you’ll want your garage and shed space to keep your car dry and your winter gear within easy reach. When it’s too cold for gardening, an off-site storage unit is an ideal place to keep lawn and garden equipment. Here are some tips to help make the most of your space while keeping your tools in top condition for spring.

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  • Woman arranging towels and blankets

    In the seasons when you don’t need extra blankets, you can reduce household clutter by keeping your bedding in storage. With items like sheets and blankets, you need to be extra careful to preserve the cleanliness and integrity of the materials. Here are some tips for storing your comforters and blankets safely.

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  • Patio furniture outside during winter

    In winter, patio sets are best kept safely tucked away in storage. Depending on the type of patio furniture you own, there are different ways it should be stored to ensure it looks as good as new come spring. Here’s what you should know about storing the different types:

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  • Close up batteries

    If you want to keep your possessions in good condition and maximize their lifespan, the way you store them matters. This is especially true of batteries. Tossing them in a drawer and hoping for the best, unfortunately, doesn’t cut it. Here’s what you should know.

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  • Inside of a boat storage facility

    If you’re thinking about buying a boat, you may be wondering where to store it. Here’s some information that can help you weigh your options and figure out what kind of boat storage best meets your needs.

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  • self storage green door unit opened with a cart and four boxes in front
    How to organize your storage unit for frequent access

    When it comes to arranging your items in a storage unit, a little organization can go a long way toward saving you time and preventing major hassles. To ensure you can always find what you need, follow these simple tips for organizing your storage unit.

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  • Boxes with the fragile label
    5 Tips for Storing Fragile Items

    If you’re moving or storing things for your home, there’s a risk that your items may get broken or damaged. That’s why you need to take special care when storing fragile items. To keep your valuables safe, follow these five simple tips.

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  •  Man assessing storage containers
    Small Business Inventory Organization Tips

    The success of many small businesses depends on keeping accurate and updated inventory. Untracked, disorganized stock is an accounting nightmare and can lead to profit loss. Conversely, getting your business’s inventory in order can help you maximize your company’s efficiency and sales. Here are some tips to help you organize your inventory.

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  • image of a storage mobile unit
    5 Benefits of Using Self-storage or Mobile Storage Units When Renovating

    Learn more about the top benefits of storing your items in a storage unit while renovating your home or office.

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  • Couple packing a wall painting for self-storage
    How to Prepare Artwork for Storage

    Here are some storage techniques to ensure your paintings and other prized art possessions are safely stored.

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  • RV outside during the winter
    How to Prepare Your RV for Winter Storage

    Preparing your RV for long-term storage will protect your investment and make starting it again in spring much easier. Here are some things you should do before the snow arrives.

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  • Man dressed in Santa riding a motorcycle in the snow
    Storing your motorcycle for winter: 5 essential steps

    Riding a motorcycle in Ontario is a fun way to get around in the summer months, but unfortunately, you can’t use it year-round. Before the snow flies, you need to prepare your motorcycle for storage. Here are the essential steps you’ll need to take to safely store your motorcycle in winter.

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  • Father with children in front of a campfire sitting on chairs with tents behind
    How to Store Your Camping Equipment the Right Way

    Whether you’re a frequent or occasional camper, how you store your gear matters. You can increase the lifespan of your equipment by cleaning and storing it after each time you use it. Proper storage also makes it easier for you to find what you need the next time you head into the wilderness. Here are five things you should do if you want to store your camping equipment the right way.

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  • Woman unpacking boxes from a pickup truck in front of a self-storage unit
    How Renting a Storage Unit Can Help You Sell Your Home

    Selling a house can be stressful and time-consuming. Most homeowners want their property to look its best for potential buyers, but it can be a struggle to prepare for showings. Fortunately, there are strategies that can be implemented that make the process easier, and one great idea is to rent a storage space. Here are a few reasons why renting a self-storage unit can help you sell your home.

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    Storage on a Budget: Tips for Minimizing Costs

    Many people can benefit from having extra space to store their stuff. Though renting a storage unit can help free up much-needed room in your home, it comes at a price. If you’re on a budget, make sure you don’t end up spending more money on storage than you need to. Here are a few tips to minimize the costs:

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  • Women in warehouse talking over phone
    6 Ways to Maximize Space in Your Storage Unit

    Finding the right storage unit to fit all your belongings can be challenging. Your needs will vary depending on many factors, including how you use the available space. So, how can you make the most of your storage unit? Here are six ways to maximize the room you have:

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  • a young girl putting a cartoon in the car
    Summer Storage for Students

    Are you leaving campus or your student house for the summer? If so, you’ll likely need to empty your room and contents before you leave. Whether you’re planning to head back to your hometown or depart on an adventure abroad, you’ll have to find a safe place to store your belongings. Here’s what you should know about student storage.

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  • view of electronical materials
    5 tips for storing electronics

    When it comes to storing your items, it’s not enough to simply drop them in a cardboard box. Care is required when getting your belongings ready for long-term storage. This is especially true of electronics, which need extra attention if they’re going to survive being stored for an extended period of time. Here are five things you should do to keep your electronics safe while they’re in storage.

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  • clothing storing in a box
    How to Store Clothing in a Storage Unit

    Storage units can be used to store clothing you don’t frequently use like wedding dresses, baby articles and out-of-season items. However, you should keep in mind that there’s a right way to store textiles, and it’s important to handle them with care if you want to avoid damaging them. Here’s what you should do if you want to keep your clothes in a storage unit. 

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  • golden color lock with keys
    What You Should Know about Choosing a Lock for Your Storage Unit

    Though the facilities at U-NEED Storage are secure, we ask that you safeguard your unit with a lock. This reinforces the existing security and ensures that you’re the only one who can access your belongings. To help you choose a quality model, here’s a primer on the kinds of locks you can buy and what features to look for.

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  • Clean storage unit spring
    7 tips to clean your storage unit for spring

    Spring cleaning isn’t just for your home. Your storage unit should also be tidied up once a year. Here are some tips to get you started.

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  • summer storage
    How to prepare your snowmobile for summer storage

    As winter comes to an end, several activities wrap up for the season. Among other things, it’s time to hang up your skis and put your snowmobile in storage. After serving you well over the last several months, now is the perfect opportunity to give your snowmobile a tune-up. Here are some of the steps you should take before you put it away for the summer.

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  • store collection
    5 popular kinds of collections and how to store them

    If you’re a collector, you probably already know that safely storing your items is key. However, the best way to keep them depends on what precisely you’re collecting.

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    7 tips to keep your belongings safe while they’re in storage

    If you want to keep your belongings in a storage unit, there are steps you should take to ensure they remain safe. Here are some tips for keeping your items protected.


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  • climate controlled storage
    Do I need a climate-controlled storage unit?

    If you’re looking for self-storage solutions, you’ll find that many companies offer climate-controlled units. Are you wondering whether you need one? Here’s what you should know. 


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  • car indoor parking
    Tips for preparing your car for long term storage

    If you want to put your car in long-term storage, you should know there’s more involved than simply locking the doors and walking away. This is because leaving a car parked for an extended period of time with no preparation can cause engine damage. Additionally, it can leave your ride with flat tires and make it vulnerable to pests. Therefore, it’s important that you properly prepare in order to avoid. Here’s what you should do. 



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    How Much Self-storage Do I Need?

    It’s the first question to ask yourself when renting on-site self-storage units. What size unit do I really need? Storage containers come in many different sizes, so what is the right size for you? Here, we break it down in an easy-to-understand guide that’ll give you a pretty good idea of what you need:

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  • Business self-storage unit
    5 Types of Small Businesses You Can Run Using a Self-storage Unit

    Using a self-storage container unit for your small business can save you money while giving you more storage and inventory space. No, you can’t set up a desk and a phone or a workshop inside a storage unit, but you can strategically use storage containers to efficiently run a number of small businesses. Here are five of them.

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  • Safely store furniture
    How to Safely Store Furniture So It Doesn’t Scuff, Stain, Scratch or Smell

    Packing furniture into a self-storage container unit may sound simple, but if not done correctly, your things could get damaged. Whether you’re storing your stuff for weeks, months, or years, here are some ways you can make sure your furniture comes out of storage looking as good as when it went in

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  • man taping the box
    5 Things You Should Never Put in Storage

    If you rent a self-storage container, you should know that there are rules regarding what you can legally and safely store. Additionally, some items shouldn’t be kept in storage because it’s a bad idea. Here are five things you should never put in a storage unit. 

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  • Moving and Packing
    Moving and Packing Tips for a Stress-Free Move

    About half of Canadian households have moved within the past five years or intend to. There's a lot of movement happening, and with moving comes stress. Luckily, there are ways to make your move less stressful.

    Use our guide to learn about tips on using storage units in Milton to make your move a stress-free one.

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  • storage units
    Four Ways to Save Money on Self-Storage

    Lack of storage space is a common problem that many people are plagued by today. It forces people to discard a lot of stuff that they could potentially make use of in the future. Don’t let the lack of storage space make you dispose of things that you’ll have to buy again later.

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  • Student storage
    Student Storage: A Comprehensive Study of Its Benefits

    Storage of belongings can be a significant worry for students, especially between semester finals and social events. Not all students can haul their belongings in cars. Many have to plan carefully to store their belongings. U-NEED Storage provides convenient student storage services to college students. Inform us your requirement, so that we can provide the most suitable storage option for you.

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  • Storage Units
    Tips and Tricks to Organize Your Self Storage Unit

    It is important to properly organize your belongings in a storage unit to effectively utilize the storage space. Improperly packed and unorganized storage units make it difficult to find particular items when needed. U-Need Storage provides you with simple organizing tricks and packing hacks to manage your storage unit like a pro. We are available at multiple locations and offer storage units of different sizes, including on-site self-storage and mobile storage.

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  • Storage unit
    Smart Storage Ideas for Small Space Living

    Storing your essentials in a small space is challenging. Whether you are moving to a new city or renovating your house, storing your extra furniture and possessions in a safe place can put your mind at ease. Instead of having a garage sale and getting rid of your items, you can store seasonal items, extra vehicles or excess student gear in storage units. Rely on U-Need Storage for all your storage needs. We have been providing onsite self-storage, container sales and packing supplies since 2004.

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    What Is a Portable Storage Container?

    A storage unit is a place in which you can store belongings that aren’t needed for the time being. While this is a concept you’re likely already familiar with, you might be less well-acquainted with their portable counterparts.Portable storage containers, which are large rectangular boxes, are on the rise in popularity due to the fact that they offer all the benefits of a regular unit, with the added perk of being delivered right to your front door.

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  • Onsite self-storage
    How Much Does Climate Controlled Storage Cost?

    Storage units are beneficial for a wide range of factors. You may be downgrading to a smaller space or may need space for your RV between trips. A cost-effective climate controlled storage unit is always popular for its many benefits. Since the temperature and humidity are controlled throughout the year, items don’t develop mould or rot. You can consider temperature-sensitive items like wooden or leather objects, fine arts and electronics for such storage. U-NEED Storage has onsite self-storage units available at multiple locations.

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  • Self Storage Oakville
    Ready to Move Your Items to Self-Storage? Pack Correctly to Avoid any Hassles

    Self-storage units are convenient, and the ideal way to store just about anything you need. While there are plenty of items you can store, there are also restrictions. Review your contract carefully with your storage units in Oakville for a complete list of what is not allowed on the property.

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  • Self-storage in Oakville Ontario
    The Ultimate Guide to Selecting Self-Storage

    There comes a time in just about anyone’s life where they realize that the storage space they have at home will not suffice, and they need an off-site solution.

    Whether you are looking for short-term or long-term storage, knowing how to shop can save you money and hassles later down the road. The team at U-Need Storage understands how many questions you might have as a first-time shopper, and we are here to help by providing you with this ultimate storage guide.

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  • Self Storage in Milton
    Could Your Small Business Benefit from Self-Storage?

    Your office location feels cramped. You find yourself winding through mazes of boxes, storage cabinets, and the clutter is affecting your productivity. 

    If you are like most small businesses, you lack the square footage to store everything in-house. While the option of moving to a bigger location and taking on a bigger lease payment is unrealistic, what about using self-storage instead?

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  • Self Storage in Oakville
    Free Up Space for Your Winter Vehicles – Store Your Recreational Vehicles in Self-Storage

    Instead of letting motorcycles, off-roading vehicles, or even the RV take up space on your property and in the garage, why not store them securely in a self-storage unit? 

    Storing these in a rental unit frees up your garage so that you can park your vehicle inside and save yourself the morning hassles of having to scrape off the ice and brush away snow piles.

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  • Public storage in Oakville and Burlington Ontario
    Decluttering Your House With Public & Self-Storage Units

    Everyone has a little extra ‘stuff’ lying around. This stuff, coupled with that disorganization, equals clutter. 

    Clutter is anything you’re keeping around your house that doesn’t add value to your life. Clutter, however you define it, can also be bad for your health. According to Psychology Today, people tend to feel like life is out of control when they surround themselves with more things than they can manage.

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  • Outdoor storage in Guelph
    Call U-NEED Storage For Outdoor Storage

    Canada is a four season playground and to fully enjoy all that play time, Canadians have also amassed a lot of big toys, including cars, recreational vehicles, caravans and trailers, boats and all types of watercraft, all-terrain vehicles and snowmobiles. 

    In the off seasons we also need a safe and reliable place to store them. To determine what kind of storage will best suit your needs, it’s important to understand the different units that are available, beginning with the difference between indoor and outdoor storage units.

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  • Storage units in Oakville and the GTA
    ​Get the Most Out of Your Storage Units

    Effectively maximizing the space in one of our self storage units in Oakville—or elsewhere in southern Ontario —is usually a skill that’s acquired only after much trial and error. Thankfully, you can benefit from the wisdom of our experience. Here are our top tips for safely and effectively using your storage unit to the max.

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  • Portable Storage in Oakville
    Portable Storage

    As Canadians, we like our stuff. Equally, as a society – beginning with our indigenous peoples, followed by the coureur des bois, straight through today’s digital age – we like to move around. Coupled, it means finding a place to store our stuff while we are wondering about.

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“…Your customer service person, Debbie, was great, as was the driver who delivered and picked up the bins. I just wanted to make sure that I let you know that my experience with U-NEED Storage was wonderful, and I will not hesitate to recommend you to others.” 

–Linda, Guelph/Cambridge


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“This is the Best Storage Company I have ever used in over 30 years of being in the costume business. Their customer service in Mississauga is outstanding; their rates are the lowest by far. They have been extremely helpful through our challenges with being closed through Covid for 1.5 years.


They have great 24-hour security. I highly recommend them. Tell them Vicky sent you. “

-V.G., Mississauga


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“Love this place. The owner is very cool and this place is way better than other storage places.”

–R., Georgetown


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“Honestly, I couldn't be happier with this place. It was a breath of fresh air dealing with them. Roy and Kendra assisted me with everything. Extremely polite and helpful, with fast responses. The unit I rented is in immaculate shape. I've rented storage units from other places, and they don't even come close to compresence. Extremely well run and kept business, great customer service.”

–MR., Georgetown

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