MI-BOX® vs. Storage Units: Which is Best for You?

Posted on January 15, 2020

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Off-load your excess belongings by looking for storage unit options.

Do you have a New Year’s resolution to purge your paper, off-load your excess, undergo a renovation, take a trip south, or move to a new location? Space Centre Storage can help with all manner of storage options from on-site storage units to MI-BOX containers. Read on to see what will work best for your needs, a unit, or a container.


The Paper Trail: Unit

Many of us have relevant documents, photographs, drawings, files, and more that take up a lot of room in our home office or place of business. If paper is a problem, a small temperature-controlled indoor and secure self-storage space is your best option to keep your paperwork safe from moisture damage. A small 4X6-ft. temperature-controlled locker can fit as many as ten standard size moving boxes.


Tools of the Trade: Container

Whether sanding hardwood floors, re-tiling a backsplash, or overhauling a bathroom, renovations can take a lot of space in your home or office. A storage container that you keep on your property is a convenient and easy-to-access way to store tools, materials, and equipment. Building contractors also benefit from storage containers, as it saves them time from having to cram their tools and materials into a truck for multi-day projects.


For the Short-Term Haul: Unit

Snowbirds flocking south, students, and those on temporary out-of-town work contracts often rent out or close their homes down while they are away. A unit provides a temporary home away from home to store and protect furniture and other valuable items for an affordable monthly rate.


Moving on Out: Container

Making a move to a new location? A portable storage container provides the perfect solution. Think of it as a shipping container, with a twist. Not only can you have one delivered to your home or business to be loaded on your own time. Once it’s full, you can opt to have it picked up and delivered to your new location or stored in Space Centre Storage’s climate-controlled facility until you need it.


Big Ticket Items: Unit

It’s no secret that Okanagan residents love the outdoors, with all the lakes, ski hills, and trails outside our backdoor. Having a secure place to store boats, RVs, canoes, kayaks, skis, motorcycles, snowmobiles, bicycles, and other equipment is imperative. An outdoor accessed storage unit or lot is one way to keep these items safe the elements and theft. Look for units that offer:

  • Video monitoring
  • Covered access
  • Locked keycode access gates
  • Fenced and paved lots
  • After-hours security control
  • Lighting
  • Sani-dump station for RV and boat storage


For more storage tips, read 5 Reasons Why You Might Not Want to Use the Attic for Storage.


One of the most extensive Kelowna storage facilities, Space Centre Storage is currently offering MI-BOX® storage container rentals to Central Okanagan and Vernon residents for $129/month, as well as a sale on all self-storage lockers for 40 percent off our regular rental price for four months. See our current deals for more information.

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