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January 10, 2015

Get Your End-of-Year Documents In Order With Professional Storage

Get Your End-of-Year Documents In Order With Professional Storage

At my company, December’s a time to reflect, reminisce, and make very merry—but it’s also our time for counting our inventory, investigating our stock, and doing a great deal of accounting for the end of our calendar year. Since we haven’t made the move to an entirely electronic database—and like many businesses, forced to hold on to paper-based records – we usually amass quite a lot of raw physical data. That means folders, binders, boxes, and shelves filled with indispensible, but rarely read and used, financial information. We can’t get rid of it, and don’t have the means to transfer it all to the digital realm at the moment, and we certainly can’t ignore it. For many years, this system…

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January 5, 2015

Avoid These Four Common Mistakes When Using Our Storage Units

While enjoying our great deals, security, and access features are a snap, sometimes customers don’t get the most out of their units, especially if it’s their first time. While a complete list of things to avoid while storing might be exhaustive, here are four extremely common mistakes for storage-renters that you can now side-step for optimal usage. No Labels = Major Headache. The choice is yours to pile up dozens (or even hundreds!) of boxes in one or more of our units — we’ve certainly got the space. But remember: while things seem clear, sorted, and organized now, it’s going to be difficult to remember where you put that particular form or that cherished jacket in several months. Without proper…

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November 29, 2014

Store Your Holiday Decorations The Safe And Inexpensive Way!

For many families, transforming the home into a winter wonderland each December is a time honoured tradition. Hauling out boxes of supplies, throwing on a CD of cheesy tunes, baking up some gingerbread, and decorating the house for the upcoming holiday season can make even the hardest Grinch crack a smile. But once the season’s over, putting everything away again come January (and into the gloomy depths of the basement or garage) isn’t quite so merry. Plastic Christmas trees are never fun to fold back into storable shape, while chintzy ornaments seem to accumulate in greater numbers every year. Everyone’s got a box full of lights, green cords tangled in a confusing mass. And if you’ve got an abundance of…

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November 24, 2014

Entertaining Over The Holidays? Give Your Guests The Gift Of A Clutter-Free Home

Storage

While growing up, maybe you never had to worry about prepping the home for visitors over the holidays—that was Mom and Dad’s job, right? Or you all piled into the station wagon and made the annual voyage to Grandma and Grandpa’s place to sample their famous turkey, cranberry sauce, and stuffing. Oh, the luxuries of being a guest! Today, it’s your turn to host the holiday gathering—friends and relatives will be here before you know it, presents in hand and little elves in tow. Maybe this is the first time you’ll be entertaining your parents or your in-laws, and you know the white gloves are coming out to inspect the premises and see if you keep a tight ship… So…

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November 12, 2014

On This Black Friday, Let Centron Storage Deal With Excess Baggage

Black Friday

For the past few years, Black Friday blowouts and one-day-only sales have been steadily creeping across the border into Canada. Once only a post-American Thanksgiving spending spree, this year’s Black Friday promises to drive thousands of Canadian shoppers mad with rock-bottom prices from Newfoundland to Victoria. Toronto’s big box stores will no doubt see longer lines of camped out, deal-crazy shoppers than ever before. If this sounds like you, or someone you share a roof with, you know this means accumulating a whole bunch of stuff—and often stuff that you don’t need, or you don’t have the room for! All your old things aren’t ready for the trash, though—maybe you’ll want to sell them on Kijiji or Craigslist; maybe you’ll…

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October 30, 2014

With The Kids Gone To School, It’s Time To Make Room With Centron Storage

With the Kids

After eighteen years of living at home, your son or daughter has finally made the big move and has headed off to college or university. Strange how time flies, right? What’s even stranger is now that it’s mid-fall, it’s already been several weeks since they moved out! Though they may have tried to take all their earthly possessions with them, they were bound to leave most of their stuff behind—relegating the family home to a glorified storage facility. If your basement, garage, crawlspace or even living room is now stuffed to the rafters what the kids couldn’t fit into the moving van, maybe it’s time to make another move—from the home to Centron Storage! One of the perks of living…

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October 21, 2014

This Halloween, Don’t Be Afraid of Affordable Storage

This Halloween Image

Every Halloween, there’s always that house: the one with the long line of cars slowing down outside it, drivers rubber-necking to get a look. The one that all the neighbourhood kids marvel at, and are ashamed to admit they’re a little bit afraid of. Cobwebs, tombstones, spiders, smoke, jack-o’-lanterns, a creepy soundtrack—they’ve got it all. But what in the world do those mega-scare enthusiasts do with all their stuff come November 1st? Whether you own the number one haunted house on the block, you dabble with the odd vampire bat or dangling skeleton, or you have a little pack of pint-sized ghouls to doll up in darling costumes, the task of finding clean and affordable storage for all your Halloween…

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