At this time of year the big box stores start to put sales on car shelters and different forms of tents described as winter storage. They are often attractively cheap. During the course of an average year I hear from 10 to 20 customers who are in the market for real storage because the "storage tent" they purchased is now more like a dust cover over the car rather than a shelter.
How can a tent possibly stand up against a Canadian winter. Whether one of these costs $50 or $500 it is a waste of money. Better put the money towards real storage and don't waste the energy putting up a tent.
Whether your storing a vintage car, the 2nd car or the summer toys; good storage is key to protecting your investment.
The cheapest storage available is a shipping container or galvanised steel unit on your own land. A steel unit at say $4000 on your own land with a lifetime of the unit estimated conservatively at 20 years is 55 cents per day. A $500 shelter that will likely not last 1 season but if it does last the season costs $2.75 per day.
So when you see the "special" at the local big box store see through the illusion and save your money.
"Price is rarely the most important thing. A cheap product might sell some units. Somebody gets it home and they feel great when they pay the money, but then they get it home and use it and the joy is gone."
Tim Cook CEO Apple
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