Packing / Storage Tips and FAQs

FAQs

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Packing and Storage Tips

  • Plan your storage space. Place those items that you need to get to often in the front. Allow for walkways.
  • Completely fill each box with your heaviest items on the bottom and lighter items on top.
  • Label ALL boxes for easy identification.
  • Pack your boxes and other items as close together as possible to avoid moisture accumulating between them.
  • Use a high quality lock for your unit. We supply locks.
  • Dishes and glasses should be wrapped in packing paper and placed in dish pack boxes. Stack those on top.
  • Place your mattresses and soft furniture items on 2′ x 4′ boards or some other ventilation method to guard against dampness. Any concrete floor may become cold and damp.
  • Pictures and mirrors should be wrapped in mirror crates marked ‘FRAGILE’ and stacked on end.
  • Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for knickknacks, china, silverware and small items. Wrap in tablecloths, towels or blankets to prevent breakage.
  • Larger appliances make excellent ‘packing cases’ for blankets, towels, tablecloths and clothes.
  • Shovels, hoes, rakes and hoses can be stored together in empty trashcans. Stack extra cans inside one another.
  • Do not assume that your homeowner or renter insurance will cover your belongings while in storage. You may need to purchase insurance.
  • When wrapping collectibles or anything breakable, tape it after you wrap it. This will keep you from mistaking them for the excess paper you used to fill the box.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I contact Sexsmith Self-Storage?
  2. What hours can I access my unit?
  3. Where is the facility located?
  4. What sizes of units does SSS offer?
  5. Are there any units available?
  6. What size unit will work for me?
  7. What kind of security does Sexsmith provide?
  8. What methods of payment are accepted?
  9. What are the rental rates?
  10. Is there a damage/security deposit required?
  11. Is there a damage/security deposit required?
  12. Do you sell moving/packaging supplies?

1. How do I contact Sexsmith Self-Storage?

Please call, email or use the online inquiry/reservation request form

2. What hours can I access my unit?

Normal access hours are 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. 7 days a week. 24 hour access is available by arrangement. Office hours are seasonally adjusted and the office is closed on certain holidays.

3. Where is the facility located?

2 blocks off Hwy 97 (main highway) in North Kelowna, turn on Sexsmith Road, corner of Sexsmith and Cambro at 124 Cambro Road Kelowna, B.C. V1X 7T3

4. What sizes of units does SSS offer?

Most common sizes:

  • 5’W x 5’L x 10’H
  • 5’W x 10’L x 10’H
  • 10’W x 10’L x 10’H
  • 12’W x 10’L x 10’H
  • 10’W x 15’L x 10’H
  • 12’W x 20’L x 10’H
  • 12’W x 20’L x 16’H
  • 12’W x 30’L x 10’H
  • 12’W x 32’L x 16’H
  • 12’W x 40’L x 16’H
  • 12’W x 50’L x 16’H

5. Are there any units available?

Please call us or use the online inquiry/reservation request form.

6. What size unit will work for me?

Take a look at the estimation guide, visit our facility, or call and speak with one of our trained storage consultants

7. What kind of security does Sexsmith provide?

  • state-of-the-art monitored security system with alarms
  • passcode controlled gates which only allow tenants access
  • 24 hour protection 7 days a week
  • individual door alarms

8. What methods of payment are accepted?

Visa, MasterCard, interact and cash.

9. What are the rental rates?

Please call us or use the online inquiry/reservation request form.

10. Is there a damage/security deposit required?

No deposit is required, however at the time of sign-in the first month’s rent and an initial $5.00 administration fee are payable.

11. Is it possible to reserve a unit?

  • “Holding” a unit is not allowed. However, we will do all we can to facilitate you getting a unit for when you need it!
  • We do maintain wait lists and try to accommodate client requests.

12. Do you sell moving/packaging supplies?

YES.

  • bubble wrap
  • heavy duty tape
  • mattress bags
  • sofa covers
  • padlocks

Boxes:

  • 2 cube
  • 3.1 cube
  • 4 cube

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