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Benefit Your Business with Self Storage

May 24, 2017

Benefit Your Business with Self Storage

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Both individuals and businesses find ourselves overwhelmed with all the “stuff” we accumulate. However, businesses have a unique challenge. Data and documents can’t be simply thrown away or recycled. Self storage is a great option for saving and handling records and files. Follow Government Regulations Businesses are required to retain documents for several years, creating space problems and inconvenience. It is often inefficient to keep all documents on site, creating clutter in the office space. Storing files off site in a self-storage unit can allow you to comply with regulations while maintaining the look of your space and keeping employees happy in an uncluttered work environment. Protect Documents Despite online and computer backups, many companies will keep physical copies of…

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May 24, 2017

Spring Decluttering! (Get Your Home in Order)

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Do you feel overwhelmed thinking about spring cleaning? Clutter can cause stress. Here are some tips to help you start, keep motivated, and handle the items you want to keep and those you wish to recycle. Before you begin: Draw out a floor plan of your home and all its rooms Designate places for items to keep (pantry, closet, dressers, etc.) Mark the most cluttered rooms on the plan If you decide where things should go, it is easier to get organized. If you collect certain items and need access to them (books, magazines, records, craft items), make sure they’re contained and identifiable. Next steps: Obtain some large boxes Mark boxes: Keep, Donate, Storage 1, Storage 2, and Relocate Mark…

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April 15, 2017

Motorcycle Storage: Keeping Your Ride Safe from Harsh Canadian Weather

When you want to keep your motorcycle durable and in great condition, it needs proper storage. This is particularly important when you live in a cold, harsh climate, like what we have in Canada. If you require motorcycle storage in Toronto or North York, call us today. Here’s what you do before storing your motorcycle: #1: Drain the fluid whenever possible. It is critical to drain fluid before storing your motorcycle for long periods. If fluid freezes it can create serious issues for a vehicle’s engine or crack the hoses. A cracked hose results in spilled fluid and may cause serious issues with other parts. #2: Take the motorcycle for a tuneup. Have a professional check for problems that may…

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April 15, 2017

Self Storage Units for Furniture While Moving

If you’re moving to a new place and need to put some items in storage, here are a few tips before you do so. Cleaning    First, give everything a good clean. This is especially true for electronic items. You want to keep dirt and dust off important items while they’re stored. Grime or tiny particles can eventually cause damage. Take Things Apart Disassembling items like large pieces of furniture can save space. Beds and chairs can often be taken apart. So can bicycles and large toys. Not only does this save room in your storage unit, it will make it a lot easier to transport. Measure Decide how much space you’ll need to store your items. Some people just…

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March 31, 2017

Vital Steps To Keep Your Computer Safe In Storage

Keep Your Computer Safe In Storage Meta description: Stow your computer safely in a rented storage unit by cleaning it, packing it properly, and choosing a space that has temperature controls; call Centron. If you’re heading out of the country for an extended period of time, or need to keep older-but-still-useful computer systems in storage, it’s important to prepare the equipment to protect it. Before choosing a temporary home for your hardware, follow these guidelines: Check Computer Cleanliness One of the biggest threats to computers in long-term storage is dust collection and corrosion. Although corrosion might seem the bigger problem due to metals breaking apart, dust is an immediate concern. Any desktop or laptop computer can generate a lot of…

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March 24, 2017

How to Prepare Mirrors and Paintings for Storage

If you are planning on storing valuable mirrors and paintings you will want to properly wrap, pack and store your items before putting them into a Toronto or North York storage facility. Here are some of the specific packing materials you’ll need: Mirror cartons Large paper pads Blank newsprint Glassine (for oil paintings) Tape You can buy these essentials from office supply stores. Professional storage facilities also sell materials to help you store your treasured possessions. Box Sizes There are three different-sized boxes especially made for packing mirrors, paintings and artwork: Large mirror carton Regular mirror carton Door mirror carton Each mirror carton is shaped differentlyto suit the type of mirror or painting you need to pack. How to Box…

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February 17, 2017

Winter Preparation for Your Self Storage Facility

When it comes to items in your self-storage facility, prepping for the winter is a great idea to keep belongings safe and clean. Here are some tips to help you prepare your stored property for the colder, frigid months: Prepare the Entryway If you plan to access your unit during inclement weather (or anytime during the winter), place a doormat and tray for snow boots in the doorway of your storage area. Remove wet items before entering your storage unit. Have towels or paper towels nearby to wipe up rain, snow, or ice that gets on the floor. This protects both your cardboard boxes and prevents accidents.   Stock Plenty of Packing Blankets If you think you might be moving…

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