With its glorious natural surroundings, four-season fun, strong industry and endearing charm, Collingwood is a town that really does have it all. Empty nesters have traditionally swapped their big houses and even bigger metropolitan lifestyles to opt for the slower pace and natural beauty of life on the shores of Georgian Bay. And now, Collingwood is experiencing growth in the number of young professionals who are lured by the galleries, craft breweries, growing tech industry and non-stop outdoor adventure.
Whether you’re about to start out in your first home, downsizing to something more manageable, or simply settling into a less hectic lifestyle, moving into a new home requires careful planning, even before the lifting begins.
Here are some tips from Apple Self Storage to help make your move as stress-free as possible:
Clear the clutter
Chances are, you have way more stuff than you need so before you start packing, consider holding a yard sale. It’s a great way to clear out those dated or unwanted items and make a little extra cash to spend on new things you’ll find when shopping the Collingwood Commons.
Help your neighbours
No time for a yard sale? Local community groups can make excellent use of your good condition clothes, furniture and household goods. Local families will get the things they need, and you don’t have to pack it. Win-Win!
Donate what you renovate
There will likely be updates needed in your new place, but don’t be too quick to send those unwanted fixtures and materials to the landfill. Habitat for Humanity welcomes donations of good usable items including doors, windows, cupboards, appliances, construction materials and more.
Rent a storage unit: A secure and reliable self-storage unit gives you added space and takes away some of the stress of moving:
- You can de-clutter your home for real estate staging, without having to sell or donate your items
- If there is a window of time between the sale of your old home and possession of your new place, self-storage keeps your possessions secure
- After move-in, a storage unit is perfect for those items that don’t fit in your new home and the things you’re just not ready to let go.
For more storage, organization and decluttering tips, check out the Apple Self Storage blog
For safe & secure storage in Collingwood, Apple Storage Self Storage checks all the boxes:
- Wide range of size options, from 5x5 to whole-home units plus boat and vehicle storage
- Temperature-controlled units available
- Free use of dollies, and packing and moving supplies available
- Fully fenced, well-lit with 24/7 access
Apple Self Storage is proud to call Collingwood ‘home’. In fact, one of the company’s guiding values is “To be a great community neighbour”. To Apple Self Storage VP Development & Marketing Dave Allan, this is one tenet that brings as much value to the company as they give. “We know that if we support the communities we operate in, the communities will choose to support us in return. So in every community, we look for meaningful ways to engage with community events and organizations.” Locally, Apple Self Storage has proudly contributed to the work done by the Humane Society, Habitat for Humanity, the Blind Hockey Tournament, Rotary 4Kids and Georgian Bay Furniture Bank.
“All of these organizations support the local community in a way we feel makes a meaningful impact, and we’re thrilled to have been able to help”
Contact Apple Self Storage today at 705-444-9888 and ask about their current discounts and special offers. Visit Apple Self Storage online and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or stop by at 48 Stewart Road in Collingwood.