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December 5, 2015

Self-Storage Ideas That You May Not Have Considered

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Holiday Decorations Are you the type (like most of us) who has a thousand decorations stuffed into all the closets after the holidays are over? Or perhaps you have a basement where it looks like it is Christmas all year round. Whatever the case is, decorations add up quickly and they all take up space. Having a self-storage rental during the off-seasons is a great way to keep your home clutter free. With all of the holidays that folks decorate for, it comes in handy often as well. For Collectors Do you have an amazing collection and it’s only getting bigger? Whatever you collect, you do it because you love to do it. From antiques to old cards or coins,…

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January 28, 2015

Things To Do Before You Say Farewell!

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While we’re always sad to see you go, there comes a time in every renter’s life when it’s simply time to move on. Whether you’ve secured space for your stuff, you’ve found a buyer for your inventory, you’ve returned from a vacation, or you’re hauling out your dormant supplies for another season of fun, it’s finally time to say goodbye to Centron Storage and reclaim your goods. Don’t worry—we promise not to choke up. While we’re always grateful that you’ve made the smart choice and rented with the best storage facility in North York, there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re leaving. Follow our easy and common sense steps and you’ll be off to greener pastures…

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January 20, 2015

Store Your Car For The Winter With Centron Storage

Store Your Car For The Winter With Centron Storage

Now that the weather’s turned frigid, running away to a tropical island or an all-inclusive resort sounds more attractive than ever. Even if you’re not heading to some enchanted beach get-away, taking a long vacation from the winter cold can prove to be just the escape you need to return to work or responsibilities refreshed and invigorated. If you’re going away on an extended vacation, you’re going to need a place to store your car. Not everyone has the luxury of having a heated, secure garage, so if you normally park on the road or in an alleyway, know that our 10’ x 15’ and 10’ x 20’ rental units can accommodate small to mid-size automobiles easily. And with all…

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January 15, 2015

Top Five Things Never To Store In A Rental Unit

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While we encourage you to think outside the box when it comes to storing unused or excess items — think vehicles, electronics, furniture, toys, and so much more — there are some things you should never, ever try to store with a professional facility. While discovering these items makes for great reality TV, it’s never so fun in reality. These are our Top Four things never to store in one of our units. 5. Stolen Items and Drugs. While we pride ourselves on being your go-to resource for all things storage, we do have our limits — and helping you evade the law is certainly not one of them! Other people have tried it over the years; famously, stolen Picasso,…

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January 13, 2015

My Storage Story—How Using Storage Units Help Me Pay The Rent

How Using Storage Units Help Me Pay The Rent

When I moved to Toronto, I was a young man with a fantastic job on Bay Street, and like the saying goes, the world was my oyster. Even though I lived alone, with my salary I was lucky enough to afford to rent a three-bedroom apartment. Over my years of bachelor living, I accumulated a lot of stuff and had enough free time to indulge in a number of sports-related hobbies, so having a three-bedroom was ideal: it gave me a lot of room for my skis, snowboards, and other winter-sport equipment. Fast forward a few years, and things weren’t looking so great for me. Financial turmoil in my company meant I was laid off, which was certainly a blow…

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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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