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When to Use Self Storage in Toronto

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Self-storage units in Toronto serve a wide variety of purposes. There are many times and situations when self-storage units can provide convenience and peace of mind for Torontonians.

The great thing about self storage units in Toronto is that you can utilize them for both short and long term long needs. These units are available across Toronto and in its surrounding areas so that you can use the closest facility that is most convenient for you.

Consider the many situations in which a self-storage unit in Toronto can make your life a lot easier:

When Transitioning Seasons

In Toronto, we experience both weather extremes; heat in the summer and cold in the winter. As a result, we have clothing and tools for both weather conditions. Unfortunately, these seasonal items tend to be large and take up a lot of space.

Puffy coats, large sweaters, snowblowers, hockey equipment, skis — these are all essential for Canadian winters. However, when the temperatures rise exponentially in the summer, there's no reason for these things to take up space. The same goes for the floaties, blow-up pools, tubes, boats, and other summer luxuries we enjoy that we don't use nor have room for in the colder months.

Self-storage units are a great way to store seasonal items so that they don't take up space in your home but are still accessible when you need them.

When Storing Items Sensitive to Temperature

Many items are sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, so it's essential to store your things in an environment with a regulated temperature.

When you choose a climate-controlled self-storage unit, you can have peace of mind knowing that you are storing your belongings at a neutral temperature all year long.

Items that are sensitive to temperature include:

  • Paperwork
  • Artwork
  • Leather furniture
  • Wood furniture
  • Clothing
  • Electronics
  • Metal pieces
  • Appliances
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When Moving

There are a lot of things to consider when moving. A storage unit will remove the stress associated with transporting all of your stuff to your new place, whether you're relocating down the street or to a different city.

There are many ways that you can use a storage unit to make your move easier:

  • You can start packing and storing boxes to prevent clutter.
  • If you are moving out and staying elsewhere before moving into your next place, you have a place to store all of your things.
  • If you buy furniture for your new place ahead of time, you have space to store pieces before the move.
  • You can avoid moving in everything all at once by taking time moving things from storage to your place as you see fit.
  • If you are downsizing, you have space to store any outlier items.

During Renovation

The Altus Group reported that Canadians spent almost $78 billion on home renovations in 2017, and that number continues to increase.

To give yourself and any contractors space to work, you can store items in a self-storage unit. This unit can also help you protect your items, as furniture can get damaged while moving around or due to any fallen tools or fixtures.

Anything can happen during a renovation, and it's best to protect your furniture by keeping it away from construction work.

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