Mini-entrepôts Courchesne - Tips

Our tips for safe and efficient storage

How can I avoid damaging my belongings during storage?

  • Protect your belongings from scratches by covering them with moving blankets, sheets, or lightweight blankets.
  • Make sure to check your unit at least once a month.
  • Store mirrors and paintings in an upright position to avoid breakage. Pack your books flat to protect their bindings.
  • When packing fragile or collectible items, be sure to label them well after packing to avoid confusing padded items with filling items. This will prevent accidentally throwing away items and make unpacking easier. Use bubble wrap or unprinted paper to wrap fragile items. Group similar items together and label boxes accordingly.
  • Keep your clothes and curtains on hangers in wardrobes to prevent deformation and breakage.
  • Consider insuring your belongings. If they’re worth storing, they’re worth insuring!
  • Pay attention to your surroundings when you’re in your unit. If you notice a potential problem or see something suspicious, alert the manager.

How can I maximize my storage space?

  • Plan your storage to maximize your storage space. Organize your items so you can easily access those you need to avoid moving your items repeatedly. Make sure to keep an aisle in your unit to easily access items at the back.
  • Use freestanding shelves to organize your unit.
  • Make sure to store frequently used items near the door.
  • Disassemble items such as tables, bed frames, etc., to save space. Wrap and label all parts for easy reassembly. Put all hardware in bags and label the bags accordingly.
  • When disassembling electronics such as computers, stereo systems, or items with many cords, place small stickers of a certain colour on the cord and a sticker of the same colour where the cord passes through. This will save you time and energy when it comes time to reassemble your devices. If possible, store your electronics and other items in their original boxes for easy recognition.
  • Stackable containers are perfect for storing your items with their snug-fitting lids remaining stable. Keep valuable items at the back of the unit, out of sight.
  • Keep your out-of-season clothes handy in case your belongings are stored longer than expected.

How do I ensure secure storage?

  • Do not use plastic to cover your belongings. Plastic wrap traps moisture, which could damage certain items.
  • To avoid attracting pests, do not store food items in storage units.
  • Make sure you don’t overload your boxes and containers to prevent injuries and breakage during handling.
  • Home or rental insurance policies may not necessarily cover your stored items.
  • Do not disclose your password, access code, or any other information regarding your storage unit. List individuals who have access to your unit in our designated directory.
  • Avoid using newsprint paper for packing, as the ink may stain your items.
  • Remember to clean your
    appliances before storing them.
  • If storing refrigerators or freezers, leave the doors partially open to ventilate the inside of the appliances and allow moisture to escape.
  • Do not store toxic or flammable products such as paint, oil, or gasoline.

What is EasyCode technology?

EasyCode is an access control application provided to our tenants for managing storage units. The most reliable system in the industry for self-storage allows you to manage your storage spaces easily and efficiently. With EasyCode, you can unlock doors and gates leading to your units at any time from your mobile device. Designed to promote user autonomy, the application is recognized for being the most advanced in protecting stored belongings. EasyCode makes the storage experience easier than ever—you no longer have to leave your vehicle to pass through the gate or worry about forgetting your keys or codes to access your belongings.

Do you need storage supplies?

Our shop provides you with all the necessary items to store your belongings safely and durably.
We have boxes and items for all your storage needs!

Assess your needs now and book your
unit directly on our website.

24/7 camera <br/>surveillance

24/7 camera

Heated and <br/>illuminated units

Heated and
illuminated units

Staff available on-site <br/>6 days a week

Staff available on-site
6 days a week

Eco-friendly <br/>heating