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          1-877-222-6554                       ​harwoodrentals@mymts.net                         Fax# 748-3243
Box 117, Virden, Manitoba R0M 2C0​​
Serving rural communities near you across the prairies.
1. Due to extreme seasonal temperature and humidity changes, proper air circulation is necessary for good storage conditions.  DO NOT put humidity sensitive or absorbent material directly on the concrete or tight to the walls.  This will cut off air circulation.  Examples: cardboard, cloth, fine wood furniture, etc.

2.  DO NOT stack materials in a manner that could crush lower items.  Cardboard boxes are not designed to support loads.

3.  Proper placement of articles being stored is the responsibility of their owner, not the management of this facility.

Thank you for your cooperation.  Please contact the management with any concerns or inquiries.
Rental Tips
Moving
  • If you are selling your home, consider storing some of your furniture and belongings while you do showings.
  • If you are moving, relocating, have sold your house or are purchasing a new home and need to store some of your items throughout the process, you can trust that your pieces will be safely stored with us!

Remodeling/Renovating
  • Temporarily storing furniture and items can make renovations much easier and more efficient.

Travel
  • If you are taking time out from the everyday and traveling the world, we can take care of your items for you - storage is much more inexpensive than paying rent while you’re away!
  • Been offered a temporary job away from home? Store your items and they will be kept safe and well-maintained while you are gone.

Students/College Storage
  • Enjoy peace of mind while you are on summer break knowing that your furniture, books, and electronics are being stored safely.

Extra Room
  • If your residence is getting crowded and you need storage for seasonal items, excess goods or treasured items, you can clean out your home while ensuring your keepsakes and memories are kept safely stored with us.

ATV/Motorcycle
  • Our enclosed units are ideal for protecting your vehicles during the off-season.

Car/Truck and Vehicle Storage
  • Keep your vehicle safe, secure, and away from the elements by storing it in one of our self storage units.
Organize your items
  • Using boxes of the same size will allow the easiest stacking. Fill the boxes to their capacity in order to prevent collapsing or tipping box corners.
  • Try to leave an aisle down the center of the storage unit for easier access. Leave a small space between the walls and boxes to allow for air circulation.
  • Large trash bins are great for storing items likes shovels, rakes, etc.
  • Furniture with drawers can be utilized as storage places for small household items, like pictures, small boxes etc.
  • Pack the items that you are least likely to access in the back of your unit, so that the items you might need are always handy and near the front.

Protect your items
  • Store items on pallets to avoid condensation in your personal effects. Pallets are inexpensive and will help keep out water and insects, and also allow air to flow through your belongings.
  • Wipe any items made of metal; bikes, metal tables, tools, etc., with machine oil to prevent rusting.
  • Cover stuffed furniture with cardboard or blankets to protect against dust.
  • Pack books flat to protect their spines and place a fabric softener sheet in the boxes to prevent mildew smell.
  • Valuable items should be placed out of sight at the back of the unit.
  • Ensure all plastic or shrink wrap is removed from items to prevent the collection of condensation, which can cause damage and lead to mold and mildew.
  • Remove mattresses from mattress bags - old linens or blankets work well as drop sheets or protective covers.
  • Pack items within the storage unit in such a fashion as to encourage air circulation between boxes and furniture.
  • If moving in to your storage unit on a rainy or snowy day, ensure to dry off the surfaces of any items as you place them in your storage unit.
  • Use old sheets to cover and protect upholstered or wood furniture if you plan to stack other items on top.
  •  When packing heavy items, remember that small to medium sized boxes will be the easiest to lift and move around. Do not store large heavy boxes on top of smaller lighter boxes because they can fall and break open.
    
Do Not Store
  • Do not store perishable food items, as these attract rodents.
  • Do not store explosives.
  • Do not store live animals.

Motorized items
  • When storing motorized items (i.e. a lawnmower, quad, snowmobile, or vehicle), place cardboard under the motor, so that any drips are absorbed by the cardboard to minimize the risk of damage to other items you have stored.

Storage Tips
Simple Rules for Good Storage
Content Insurance
Is Storage Insurance Required? 

In the self storage industry, the customer leases a controlled-access space that they secure. Since Harwood Enterprises doesn’t control access to the unit, we
don’t have any insurable interest in the belongings stored there. Harwood Enterprises Ltd. does not offer content insurance. If you require content insurance,
your first step should be to contact your home insurer to see if the items you place in the facility will be covered by your domestic home contents policy.
It may be that you are fully covered for goods stored away from home or you may be able to pay an additional small premium to get such coverage as well as
during transit to and from storage.

It’s important to know that your belongings in a storage unit won’t be covered the same way as those things in your home. Depending on your policy, your stored belongings may have limited coverage and will be subject to the terms of the policy including any deductible. When using self storage, be sure to ask your insurance agent about what is and isn’t covered, and if there are any limits on coverage.

A key point to remember is that your insurance needs will change if you add to or remove items from self-storage. Check with your insurance provider before taking out a policy that it can be changed if you need to.

When considering insurance, keep in mind that you are insuring against more than just theft. Insurance can protect you against fire, floods, and accidental damage.