Category Archives: Washington Self Storage

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Vancouver Home and Garden Fair

The Clark Public Utilities Home & Garden Idea Fair will provide the Clark County community with fun and interesting activities for the entire family from April 25-27. Demonstrations showing innovative ways to enhance your home and garden will also take place at this fun event, which attracts 20,000 people on an annual basis.

The Specialty Nursery Association of Clark County will be selling plants, and artisan goods, cut flowers and fresh produce will be provided by local farmer’s market vendors. There will also be displays that will show you how to reduce energy waste, and presentations by local home and garden experts. Interactive activities provided by Radio Disney’s Team Green will entertain the younger ones in your family.

Once you have picked up and used some of the latest and greatest gardening and home improvement items that will be available at this event, you may want to use Northwest Self Storage in Vancouver, Washington, to store your loot. You can store tools and rotate them seasonally as needed and free up space in your home or garage. Northwest Self storage in Vancouver is also an option for those who may want to use what they purchased later in the year.

The hours for the fair will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 25th and 26th and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 27th. Admission is free, while parking at the Clark County Event Center in Ridgefield, Washington, will cost $6. Free shuttle buses will also be provided from the 99th Street and C-Tran’s Fisher’s Landing Transit Centers.

After the event, be sure to check out Northwest Self Storage in Vancouver, Washington for all of your home and garden storage needs. We have six area locations with 7-day-a-week access and a variety of sizes and amenities.

wet kitten

No More Soggy Stuff!

Washington never keeps you guessing about the weather. If it hasn’t rained in the last hour, give it another five minutes. When the water builds up enough, it leaks into basements and causes damage to books, clothing and other belongings. However, you can learn how to store your items safely at home and in a WA storage facility and protect them from Washington’s wet weather.

Self Storage Tips
Keep your items safely inside plastic containers with sealed lids. Practicing good storage safety ensures your belongings stay nice and dry in damp conditions.

Store your belongings on pallets to keep them off the floor. Wrap your belongings in plastic wrap to keep dust and water from ruining your clothes or books.

If you’ve been storing clothing in a basement or attic, you can get mildew smells out of your stored clothing with vinegar and water. Place your clothing in the washing machine with a cup of vinegar, and run the washer. Once the cycle ends, run the washer again with laundry soap. Afterward, place your clothing in the dryer using the highest heat setting.

Of course, climate controlled storage from Northwest Self Storage can help protect your items from these types of environmental factors.

Play it Safe with Storage Safety
Use these self storage tips to keep your belongings dry and protected from Washington’s wet climate. Storing your belongings in a WA storage facility also provides a great alternative when you need maximum protection against water damage. A storage unit reduces clutter in your basement, and you can rest assured that your items will be safe from the elements.

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Frozen bike

Prepare for your storage unit before the weather gets you!

Prepare for your storage unit before the weather gets you!

Winter weather in the Pacific Northwest has a reputation for being cold, wet, and generally miserable. Unless your belongings are sheltered appropriately, this nasty weather can destroy your treasured property. Storage also ensures that seasonal items will not clutter your home. Here are some tips to prepare for winter self storage:

Invest in Appropriate Containers
Cardboard boxes are cheap and easy to find, but cardboard deteriorates quickly. Durable plastic containers are more likely to repel moisture and pests, and these containers will last longer than cardboard boxes. Additionally, these containers stack easily, so you can optimize your storage space.

Clean Everything
If you plan to store something for the whole season, make sure that it is clean first. When you are ready to retrieve your items, you probably don’t want to open a box of dusty, dirty things. Filth can only accumulate over time. A proper cleaning before storing can ensure that your items are clean and ready to use when you recover them.

Avoid the Garage
The garage might seem like a convenient storage option, but most garages are not equipped to protect sensitive materials from the elements. Many garages are poorly insulated, so temperatures can fluctuate. Additionally, moisture control can be an issue in garages, and sensitive property can be damaged by high humidity, mold, and mildew.

Self Storage in the Pacific Northwest
For a simple solution to your winter self storage needs, consider finding space in a reliable storage facility. For self storage in Washington and Oregon, Northwest Self Storage offers a wide variety of storage options to meet your individual needs. We are currently running promotions at many of our locations, so check out our specials to save even more on storage!