Need help finding a quality mover?
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Whether you’re new to the area or a seasoned local from the neighbourhood, if you’re looking for a moving company recommendation you should consider talking to your self storage provider. At Storage Centre we are always communicating and growing with our customers  from start to finish and throughout the years we have developed an unbiased list of the best-reviewed, go-to moving companies in the area. At the end of the day, whether you take on the move yourself or hire a moving company, your strategy is entirely up to you and what’s best for your situation. However, if you decide to hire, here are some potential benefits in doing so.

It Saves Time

Let’s face it, moving can often be stressful, inconvenient and even unplanned. If you’re looking to save time during the process, hiring an experienced team of movers makes the process quicker and easier to plan around your busy schedule.

Protects Belongings

Professional movers have the experience, equipment and proper materials to pack, store and move large and fragile items safely. An additional benefit is that most movers provide insurance of your goods so in the event that something does break, the cost of replacement is covered.

Avoids Heavy Lifting and Risk of Personal Injury

In the midst of an already often hectic move a muscle strain can really set you back. Moving large, clunky furniture such as a couch or a dining table is not only heavy and potentially dangerous, moving them also requires a team of people with experience and good communication. There are times where it’s better to be safe than to be sorry and this may be one of them, so why not leave it to a crew who has done this many times before?

If you decide that movers are the right decision for you, feel free to reach out and speak to one of our experts directly @ (416) 679-1000 for options and recommendations. For you do-it-yourself movers out there, we have you covered as well. Storage Centre’s location offers a vast array of dollies, pump-trucks, an easily accessible loading dock and onsite U-Haul rentals. Additionally, our blog section has a wealth of information covering tips and tricks ranging from properly packing breakables, to moving couches and everything in between. Our blog section can be found HERE.


Rent Storage Units Directly Online
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Storage Centre is pleased to announce that we are one of the only Self Storage providers that allow you to rent online! Whether you’re on mobile, tablet or desktop our self storage rental options are now just a few steps away…

Step 1: Vist storage-centre.ca and select the “Units” page in the navbar.

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Step 2: Scroll down, browse through our assortment of available units (and specials) and select “Rent”.

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Step 3: Fill out the required fields and information. Eg. address, number, payment information, etc.

Now you’ve got yourself a unit!

Benefits to Renting Online

  • Rent from anywhere and anytime

  • Quick and simple if you need to secure a unit ASAP

  • Unit list interface is always up-to-date with the latest availability and specials’ options

  • Securing the best deal quickly

  • Rent from mobile, tablet or desktop

Storage Centre’s online rentals provide you with the best, simple, one-stop-shop self storage solutions in the business. However, should you have any additional questions or need advice on how much space you need, tips for local movers you can call us @ (416) 679-1000 as our storage experts are always happy to assist you.

How to Move and Store a Couch
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The most common and fearsome to move furniture piece of all time might just be the dreaded couch! Couches can be found in homes all across the country in a variety of shapes, styles and sizes and when used correctly, can add a lot of depth, unity and comfort to a room. However, the dreaded couch can rarely be moved alone, is a pain to navigate through doorways and becomes even trickier to move when stairs are involved. For many, the thought alone of moving one can flood the mind with knuckle scraping, floor scratching, back-breaking memories. Let’s face it, the classic couch move will never be a feel-good time, and not all drawbacks can be avoided. However, the process can certainly be made safer, simpler and more comfortable with a few techniques. So no matter how long you may need to store your couch, keep the following quick tips in mind.

Clean Your Furniture Prior to Moving

An excellent way to start things off is by cleaning your couch. Through vacuuming and removing the cushions (where possible) not only might you find some loose change laying around, you’ll also get to know its parts and construction a bit better which might provide you with some ideas on how to better preserve your couch while in storage. Closer inspection may also give you an idea of how heavy it is, and you may even notice that the legs screw off which might add an extra inch or two when removed to help through by those pesky doorways!

Make a Moving Plan

After the clean, you should now have a clearer picture as to the best strategy for a move. Whether you end up hiring a professional mover, recruit a friend or even get some of those simple furniture sliders and get this thing to the front of your place all by yourself, the extra time you spend thinking out each scenario will go a long way. Measure the doorways, measure what your couch would look like without the legs and cushions, measure its length if it were turned on its side. Thinking out these details in advance will not only minimize the amount of time and effort spent, but it will also reduce the time spent lifting and stress on your back while attempting ideas that aren't feasible.

Wrap and Protect Your Couch

Now that you’ve got a game plan in place and your couch is clean make sure you wrap up any loose cushions or parts that could scrap the walls or doorways on the way out. Using items like shrink wrap or drop clothes is a good practice. Covering your couch in old sheets or drop clothes will not only help on the way to storage but also while placed in a self-storage unit.

Make Sure You Have the Proper Storage Unit

When selecting the proper unit for your couch, there are a few things to consider. You’ll want to make sure there is enough to space for the couch to breathe and be moved in and out freely as you don’t want to pile up a bunch of other boxes and furniture on top and end up damaging your couch. Depending on your geographic location, you may also want to consider a facility with heated units available as couches are best designed to last in our living rooms – not in our garages, sheds or other outdoor environments. If you have any questions on what size might be best for your needs or what options are available, please call Storage Centre at (416) 679-1000, and one of our knowledgeable and friendly staff members will help you out.

New Year, New Organization!
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For many, New Year’s follows the joyous celebrations of Christmas, ‘tis the season of giving, after all. And with the New Year we take the time to reflect on our future, past and present resolutions and not surprisingly a common theme keeps appearing -- organization! Particularly organization regarding material items that come with the holiday season.

Whether you need to make room in the mancave for your new dream pool table, extra space to roll out your new yoga mat, or are simply hoping to declutter your home of less frequently used items, a new self storage unit can help you towards your goals.

Listed below are a few suggestions to start the new year off with a well-organized bang!

  • Inventory the items in your home and reflect on how often they were used in 2018. If you find they are taking up space but rarely being utilized, consider sorting them into sections such as donate, sell or place in self storage.

  • Depending on how involved you are over the holidays consider packing up and placing your ornaments, lights and festive themed decorations safely in storage until next year.

  • If you happened to receive a large gift but are unsure where to place it in your home in an organized spacious fashion, consider decluttering the space by moving items into storage.

These few suggestions will not only help with your organizational goals but by bringing clarity to your space it will improve your ability to focus on tackling your other resolutions. Out of sight, out of mind as the old adage goes.

Storage Centre wishes you a Happy and Prosperous 2019!

Self Storage Benefits over the Holidays
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The holiday season is best when filled with joyous festivities shared amongst family and friends. All of this joy, however, can come at the cost of juggling multiple family get-togethers, navigating busy shopping malls, putting up lights, decorating trees or merely living a hectic schedule. During these times a little stress reduction can go a long way. Here are a few benefits a self storage unit at Storage Centre can help over the holidays.

Making Space For Family Visits

Having the maximum amount of space can make your event much more comfortable when you are clutter free. If you happen to be throwing a dinner or holiday get-together consider making space by placing some items in storage, especially summer gear which you won’t be using until the coming seasons. And that extra space will come in handy especially if uncle Bill consumes too much eggnog and needs a place to stay for the night.

Organizing & Decluttering Your Holiday Decorations

Whether you’ve already put up your decorations or are simply planning ahead to when you’ll take them down the amount of space needed for such items is usually much more significant than we think. Storing these items away at Storage Centre in an organized fashion will bring you peace of mind and simplicity moving into the New Year.

Hiding Presents From Your Children

Another great benefit of renting a self storage unit around this time of year is having a place to hide your child’s presents. No matter how good you think you are at hiding presents nothing can stop the sheer will and determination of a child on the hunt for their dream dollhouse or triainset. Having their gifts safely stowed away inside a self storage unit will guarantee that they’ll be impossible find.

Our list of available storage units can be found here at https://storage-centre.ca/reserve/ or better yet, give us a call at 416-679-1000 and we will be pleased to assist you.

Happy Holidays!