Posts tagged Self Storage
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.

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!


Self Storage for your Winter Tires
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For many drivers in Ontario the transition from fall to winter means it’s time to switch to seasonal tires. Unlike the province of Quebec, the use of winter tires isn’t mandated, but the data is clear. A study conducted by the ministère du Québec showed a 5% reduction in winter collisions after the law was passed, with 574 fewer people injured. Additionally, many insurers will reward drivers for making the switch by lowering their monthly rates, so make sure to check in with your provider to see if you’re eligible.

One major drawback to swapping to safer tires is finding the space to store them. In this case a self storage unit could be the best solution for you. Storage Centre has the perfect option in a 5’x5’ unit that will fit 4 (or more) tires and additional items if you so choose. Our latest promotions can be found here, or better yet, give us a call at (416) 679-1000 and we will happy to assist you. Stay safe out there!

Packing Tips for Self Storage
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When it comes to packing up your possessions for storage, there are few general guidelines to note. Whether you have a unit for business or residential purposes these tips can reduce your stress, increase your efficiency as well as set you up for ongoing secure and easy access down the road.

Make Sure That You Have the Proper Packing Materials and Supplies

The last thing you want is to get into your packing flow only to realize that you forgot to pick up a few supplies. Items to consider are as many boxes as you think you’ll need (same sizes are best), tape, markers, mattress cover and packing material (e.g. bubble wrap, newsprint). Check out Storage Centre’s list of available supplies here.

Start Packing Up at Least Two Weeks in Advance

Making sure you aren’t rushed will not only reduce stress but it will give you additional time to make sure you have everything packed away in a secure and orderly fashion. The extra preparation time will also allow you to double check your items list and ensure that nothing gets forgotten.

Best Practices for Packing Boxes

Using uniform and similar sized boxes will make stacking inside your unit easier as you may want to build upwards to make the best use of your storage space. Stacking can then be made even easier by not overfilling or underfilling each box. Once each box is filled make sure to A) seal it up with packing tape, so no dust gets in and then B) label it so you don’t have to rip off the tape you just used to figure out what’s inside. For boxes with too many items to list on the side, try labeling the box with a number “1” and then correlate it to a more detailed list of the same number either stored on paper or your phone. Finally, for boxes with glass or breakables you may want to label as “FRAGILE” in case you have a friend or mover helping you who may not know to take extra care of specific boxes.

Do Not Pack Anything Combustible

Combustible items may include paint thinner, gasoline, solvents, insecticides etc. If you aren’t sure what is combustible carefully read the label of the items you are putting away and look for any W.H.M.I.S. safety and compliance wording and symbols. If you still aren’t sure, please check-in with one of Storage Centre’s associates and we’ll be happy to help out. info@storage-centre.ca

Top Tips for Spring Clearing
Self Storage Etobicoke / Toronto

Self Storage Etobicoke / Toronto

Spring clearing can often sound like an ominous task, especially for us 4-seasoned Canadians. The days become longer, the temperature sneaks above freezing and before we know it spring has sprung and it’s time embrace the coming seasons with a fresh start.

However, spring clearing doesn’t have to be an overwhelming process. With the assistance of self storage you’ll find that reorganizing your home or business can be a much simpler task.

It’s time to wipe off the dust and get started!

Go through each room and make an inventory

Approach each room one at a time start to categorize your items. Categorizes could include:

  • Seasonal items for storage.

  • Recyclables

  • Donations

  • Garbage

Your main goal with each room is to declutter and free up space. Try to make the space effective and have optimal accessibility for the items you’ll need this spring, summer, and even into fall.

Don’t neglect your closet space!

When moving from room to room it’s easy to overlook your closed closets but make certain these aren’t ignored. They will hold many of your seasonal items including winter jackets, sweaters, hats and boots that will need to be put away in storage or donated. This extra space will provide plenty of room for your warmer attire and give you peace of mind.

Pack up the items you categorized room by room

Make up a few boxes and round up all of your seasonal items for storage. All others can be sorted for donation, recycle or garbage so make sure to have a few bags handy. Seasonal items could include heaters, sports equipment (hockey, skis, toboggans), winter clothing, snow tires, comforters, winter mats and more. If you need boxes, tape, tape guns, bubble or stretch wrap for packing up your stuff come into the shop at Storage Centre - we have you covered! Now is also a good time to think about any patio furniture, BBQ accessories and yard items that you have stored over the winter. Make sure to include them in your logistics plan when calculating space for your self storage unit. Once everything is packed up, label each box clearly and move them out of each room to an easily accessible area.

Give each room a deep clean

Now that you’ve run amok in each room sorting, categorizing and placing your items away, it is a great time for a deep clean. Keep an eye out for large accumulations of dust (on top of kitchen cabinets, tables, floors), cobwebs and areas that need to be swept as well. If the weather isn’t terrible you may want to open a window to get some fresh air in while the dust is being stirred around. This stage is also a great time to check the batteries in your smoke detectors and take a look at your lightbulbs as well, as they typically attract plenty of dust.

Spring clearing cannot be avoided so it’s best to get it out of the way as soon as possible. It requires several hours of work and planning but with the right strategy it can be made a lot easier and you will feel great once it’s out of the way! Okay, I’m ready for the beach now...