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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...

 

School’s Out! Help Your Move with the Rental of a Self Storage Unit
Self Storage Etobicoke @ Storage Centre

Self Storage Etobicoke @ Storage Centre

A storage unit can take all of the stress out of moving home for the summer. Instead of transporting everything a long distance, it can all be stored near your campus at Storage Centre. Whether you’re moving in with Mom and Dad for the summer, going to another city for an internship, or are studying abroad, a self storage unit can make the move out of your space easy and stress-free! Storage Centre offers a variety of unit sizes and features, and finding a storage unit that best suits your needs is a breeze at: storage-centre.ca/reserve

Moving Back Home for the Summer?

If you’re needing just a little extra space to store your seasonal wardrobe, futon, and mini fridge, a 5×10 unit will give you the extra square footage to store your college essentials while living back home.

Self Storage Etobicoke @ Storage Centre 5X10'

Self Storage Etobicoke @ Storage Centre 5X10'

Going Abroad for the Summer?

Make the transition out of the dorms easy by renting a storage unit for your college possessions during your trip. At Storage Centre all our units are on the ground floor and easily accessible to allow you to save as much time as possible.

Storage Tips to Consider When Moving out of the Dorms:

  • Unit Size: It’s important to take a quick inventory of everything you will need to put into storage while you are under your parent’s roof or away for the summer. By making a quick checklist of everything you will need to store, you can ensure you get the correct size of storage unit and will not be paying for more space than you need. Need help figuring out what size unit to rent?  Check out our blog for tips!

  • Climate-Controlled Units: This amenity will keep your unit between 55–85°F year-round and the humidity level will be regulated. Many items can be damaged by extreme heat and humidity, such as fabrics, wood furniture, electronics, and books.

  • Short-Term Rental Agreement: Storage Centre only charges you for the time you need storage. All our leases are billed on a 4 week cycle with no long term commitment.

  • Student Discounts: Talk to one of our Storage experts to help you take advantage of your first 8 weeks free rent.

  • Common college items that are easier to keep in self storage than move home:

    • Winter clothing

    • Television or stereo

    • Other furniture

    • Desks

    • Bean bags

    • Bicycles

    • Mini fridges

    • Futons

Aside from the convenience factor, using a storage unit can often be the most affordable solution for moving home after the school year. Some students may have too many belongings to fit in their car and would need a moving truck in order to get everything home. A 5×5 storage unit can be rented for as little as $79/4wks, making it a much more affordable solution than a moving truck rental.

Don’t let stuff stand in the way of celebrating the end of finals week and a summer of fun. Rent a storage unit near campus to make moving out of your dorm simple, and start your summer off in stress-free style.

Finding a storage unit to suit your needs is easy! Go to  storage-centre.ca/reserve and reserve a unit online in minutes.

Self-Storage Solutions For Your Business
Storage Centre - Self Storage Etobicoke

Storage Centre - Self Storage Etobicoke

Storage Centre is fully equipped to handle your companies storage needs. Not only are all our units heated, but we also offer a full range of complimentary services that make us the best choice for your business in Etobicoke and the GTA.

Delivery Acceptance – We will accept deliveries on your behalf, from one box to multiple skids, there is never a fee, no matter the quantity!

Enclosed Loading Bay –Avoid the elements with our heated, enclosed loading bay.

Automatic Invoicing and Payment – Our state of the art Storage software offers you the convenience of receiving your invoice by email. Prefer to be a mailed invoiced? We can do that too

Flexible Terms – Our agreements are week by week (invoiced every 4 weeks for your convenience), giving you the flexibility you need.

Parking – We offer a large parking lot, so you can load and unload, without any issue

Elevating Lift for Large Deliveries – Have a pallet/skid delivery coming in? Our loading bay and lift ensures a fast and smooth transition.

Use of Hand Trucks and Carts – Feel free to utilize one of our many hand trucks or carts.

24 Hour Access – Enjoy easy access anytime of the day or night 365 days a year.

U-Haul - Storage Centre has U-Hauls available onsite. Visit our reservation page to check for availability.

 

Examples of Current Business Customers:

  • Pharmaceutical – Package delivery and Heated units to protect your inventory with 24/7 access when you need it.

  • Real Estate – Convenient for home staging, and assistance with storing property after a short close.

  • Sales Agents/Account Managers – Convenient and easy access to storing marketing materials or promotional items with a covered loading/unloading area. 24/7 access allow you and your team to be in and out when you need it.

  • New and Home Businesses – Our flexible terms and sizes mean you can scale up at the pace of your business and it’s a great alternative to expensive Commercial space.

How to Select the Right Sized Storage Unit

It can be difficult to accurately estimate the amount of self-storage space you will need. In order to help you get an idea of the size you might expect to rent for your belongings, please take a look at the unit sizes listed below and what you could reasonably expect to fit in them.

5' x 5' - This is the type of storage unit you would consider if you have smaller belongings to store such as: boxes of clothing, storage bins, a file cabinet, lamps, end tables etc. Tall yet narrow items such as floor lamps or bookcases would also fit well in this space.

5x5 self storage unit etobicoke

5' x 5'

Self Storage Unit Etobicoke / Toronto

5' x 10' - Small One bedroom apartment or Studio. This size would be suitable for 1 or 2 large furniture pieces such as a sofa or entertainment centre, a bicycle and approximately 12 - 15 boxes or storage bins.

5x10 self storage unit etobicoke

5' x 10'

Self Storage Unit Etobicoke / Toronto.

10' x 10' - This unit can usually handle the contents that were previously in a 1-2 bedroom apartment. Including any major appliances such as a fridge, stove, washer or dryer.

10x10 self storage unit etobicoke

10' x 10'

Self Storage Unit Etobicoke / Toronto

10' x 15' - If you have been residing in a 2-3 bedroom apartment, this unit can typically store all of your contents plus  large appliances.

10x15 self storage unit etobicoke

10' x 15'

Self Storage Unit Etobicoke / Toronto

10' x 20' - In most cases, the contents of a 3 or a 4-bedroom home or apartment can be accommodated in this unit.

10x20 self storage unit etobicoke

10' x 20'

Self Storage Unit Etobicoke / Toronto

10' x 23' - This larger storage unit may be required if you have the contents of a 3-4 bedroom home with extra  belongings stored in the basement.

10x23 self storage unit etobicoke

10' x 23'

Self Storage Unit Etobicoke / Toronto

In addition to the options mentioned above, we provide various in-between unit sizes to ensure that you find the perfect solution for your storage needs and to make sure that you aren't paying for extra space that you don't need. Visit our "Units" page for the full list available. We can also provide some custom options for both business and residential self-storage needs upon request.

When it's time to select the final size for your self-storage unit, make sure to give us a call at (416) 679-1000 or email us at info@storage-centre.ca. Or better yet, come down to 190 Carrier Dr in Etobicoke, Toronto and talk to our staff in person.

Our professional storage experts will help you determine exactly how much storage space is required based on the belongings you have. Just prepare a list ahead of time, and we’ll be able to tell you what you need in a few short minutes.

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