Update to last weeks post on the head shave for BC Children’s Hospital
Looks like Little Madman had more to lose than Dad
Here are some photo’s from the big shave this weekend. The event raised over $10,000 for BC Children’s Hospital. If you would like to donate, the site will still be open for a few more days. DONATE to BC Children’s Hospital Golf for Kids Fundraiser.
Our very own Storagemadman and his son Little Madman Jr will be celebrating May the 4th (Star Wars Day in case you didn’t know) by shaving their heads to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital. You can read their story here about their personal connection to Children’s Hospital.
They will be joining other father & son superhero duos who are all raising funds by pledging to shave their heads. Some of the brave boys are pictured here below.
To support click here Any donation no matter what size helps even $5 or $10 dollars.
Maybe I’ve been surrounded by boxes and packing supplies for too long now. Maybe I’m becoming too suspicious of things.
I know they are only boxes, but I just have this uneasy feeling that these boxes have been doing some scheming. If they had mustaches they would be twirling the ends while give a diabolical laugh. Not sure what they are planning, but look at them. They are planning something….
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a relaxing getaway on the outer coast of Vancouver Island?
Wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy views like this?
Wouldn’t it be nice if your storage locker somehow helped you getaway??? No I’m not talking about spending the weekend in your locker. We do not condone overnight stays in our clean, modern buildings with state of the art security (did you like how I slid that information in there?)
For some people, being “green” and earth-friendly is second nature. If you’re not quite there yet and want to make a difference to our planet through your actions, keep an eye on this blog for some simple tips. Be assured that changes in your eco-behaviour now will be appreciated by future generations. You do make a difference!
Do you have a cupboard bursting with plastic bags?
Plastic bags are a nightmare for our planet. Fortunately, there are many handy dandy reusable alternatives. When you purchase your supply of reusable bags, be sure to look for high quality ones that will last for years to come. A cheaply made one will just end up in the garbage and will not live to cancel out its own carbon footprint. Avoid the non-woven polypropylene bags that are most commonly seen with business logos on them. Bags made of rip-stop nylon, recycled polyester, hemp and organic cotton are better investments.
Non-woven polypropylene bag
Check out these facts from Greener Footprints and then find the reusable bags that work for you.
Canadians use 9-15 billion plastic shopping bags every year. Is that number too big to think about? Then picture this: if we tied 9 billion bags together they would circle the earth 55 times.
Plastic bags kill birds, wildlife, and livestock
Plastic bags are known to kill sea birds, sea mammals and fish. Turtles, dolphins, and whales can choke or starve by confusing plastic bags for jellyfish. On land, plastic bags kill birds, livestock, and deer.
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists. There are approximately 46,000 pieces of plastic floating in each square mile of the world’s oceans. In some places there’s more plastic than plankton.
Canadian plastic bags have been found as far away as Scotland. Because plastic bags are easily transported by wind and water they can travel great distances.
Reusable bags are the solution
A sturdy, reusable bag will last for years, and only needs to be used 5 times to have a lower environmental impact. Buy a bag today!
A New Year arrives with new resolutions, new hopes, new dreams, new plans and optimism.
Each January we start off fresh, with a chance to accomplish more than we did last year, try something new or make a change. Unfortunately most of us who had good intentions on January 1st do not always follow through. A study by the University of Scranton’s Journal of Clinical Psychology found that only 8% of new years resolutions are successful.
Some helpful hints in succeeding are:
pick only 1 item to focus on, you can’t change the whole world at once
start small by breaking your resolutions down into smaller more manageable tasks
Organization is one resolution where you can try some creative solutions. Just because you have stored items away it doesn’t mean it can’t be pretty and functional at the same time.
Using nice colourful accents help you to become more organized.
Look at this innovative table and chair design – the table and chairs fit right into the wall shelves saving space when not being used.
And since we are getting creative how about adding a slide-out bar under your stairs?
And of course you can always visit one of our 3 locations – White Rock/South Surrey, Victoria, or Nanaimo – and get yourself your very own storage locker where you can either stash away all the items you don’t have room for at hone or neatly organize all your things. It’s your choice we won’t judge.
There are different options when looking to be more environmentally friendly both in business and in our daily lives. The Carbon Farmer has come up with a way to help companies and people reduce their carbon footprint.
The Carbon Farmer “began with a dream to sustain our family’s farm create habitat and address climate change”. They created a new use for the land in Peace River, AB, came up with a new vision and took it to the Dragon’s Den. You can view their Dragon’s Den pitch here. We’re not going to tell you if they got a deal or not … you’ll have to watch the episode.
We found out about the Carbon Farmer when we received an email from one of our suppliers – ASA Meter Ink a.k.a the Postage Meter Guy- sent us an email thanking us for our order and that they had planted a tree in our name; they plant a tree after every customer order that gets shipped to offset their carbon footprint You can see the tree planted for White Rock/Surrey U-Lock Mini Storage by clicking here, our tree is in the first row, near the middle. If you hover over the trees you will see who the tree was planted by, what type of tree it is (ours is a lodgepole pine).
Want a new idea this holiday season? Give someone a tree.
C-FAX Santas Anonymous Society is now celebrating it’s 35th season of helping children in Greater Victoria with a mission of “helping children in need, no matter what the need… year round”.
The Christmas Program provides wishes and hampers to over 1070 children and their families each year. WestShore U-Lock provides yearly storage for C-Fax Santas anonymous and is a drop off location for gifts for children over the Christmas Season. West Shore U-Lock is proud to support C-Fax Santas Anonymous again this year.
If you would like more information regarding their program click here.
WestShore U-Lock is accepting donations of toys for children during regular business hours and when you drop off a donation your name will be entered into a draw for a movie pass for two!!