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Why You Should Use Self Storage To Store Your Work Tools

Contractor with work tools

Good tools, whether they are for home use or work, can be very expensive. With all the attachments and accessories that come with them, they can also take up a lot of valuable space. When tools are used in your business, they are essential to your livelihood, so keep them protected and in the best shape possible to get as much life out of them as you can.

Here are some reasons you should use self storage to store your work tools to benefit your business:


Many feel as though their tools are safe in their work truck or van, but in reality, thefts from these vehicles are very common. With the cost attributed to tools, especially ones used for commercial purposes, you want to keep them as safe and secure as possible.

Storage facilities have fantastic security measures in place. With security cameras, great lighting, fenced in compounds with individual access code entry and nightly security patrols, you couldn’t find a safer place to keep your work tools.


Protecting your tools and taking proper care of them is the key to ensuring they have a long life.

Keeping your tools stored in the back of your truck or van may seem optimal, but it causes a bigger problem than you think. As you drive from job to job, your tools are at risk as they can bang together. By only having the tools you need for each specific job with you, you lessen the clutter and risk of damage happening to your tools.

When storing your tools, take advantage of tool boxes and shelving in your storage unit. Not only will this keep all of your tools organized, but it will keep your tools from getting banged around while you’re trying to find something. Storage containers will also prevent dirt and dust from building up on your tools.


Storage facilities have many options when it comes to storage units. With climate-controlled and drive-up access storage units, in a wide range of sizes, there is sure to be one that suits your needs.

With great access hours, you can come and go as much as you please and have access to your tools whenever you need.

With month-to-month contracts, there is no long-term commitment required, so you don’t have to worry about being tied into a contract if your situation changes. They also offer long term contracts with discounted pricing, should you know that you will need storage for a long period of time. Not only does this give you the security of knowing you have a space for your tools, but it can also save you a substantial amount of money.

There are some restrictions on what cannot be stored in a storage unit. Make sure to discuss this with the storage facility before you rent to prevent any problems in the future.

Save Your Space

Space can be very valuable and is limited everywhere we go. Free up space in your van or truck by renting a self storage unit. You may even find that you can downsize the size of the vehicle you actually need. This can save you and your business a lot of money.

Your tools may even be taking up space at your home or office. Office space can be very expensive so save yourself from having to move into a larger office space or warehouse by renting a storage unit to store all of your tools.

Be Insured

In many instances, the insurance you have for your business may not cover tools and work supplies that are left in your vehicle overnight. In the unfortunate event that your vehicle gets broken into and all of your tools stolen, you may not be covered and out a lot of money to replace everything you have lost.

Self storage facilities offer great contents insurance. Protect yourself and your tools by putting them in a safe, secured and insured storage unit.

At Riel Park RV & Self storage, our storage facility is located minutes from downtown St. Albert.  We offer indoor heated storage, drive-up unheated storage, RV and vehicle storage.  We offer both short term and long term storage solutions.  Let us help  you choose a storage unit that is right for your small business.  Call one of our storage rental experts at 780-459-6435 to discuss your storage needs today.

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