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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 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 become exacerbated…

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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 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 heat. Processor heat is the biggest contributor, and computers have fail-safes to shut down the system before a fire can start. When dust collects in the system,…

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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 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 differently to suit the type of mirror or painting you need to pack. How to Box Tape…

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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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February 13, 2017

Surprising Reasons Why Self Storage Is a Great Valentine Gift

Are you looking for a great Valentine’s Day gift for your loved one, but aren’t sure where to start? Self storage is a surprisingly good present for this romantic holiday. Reserve a good self storage area for your sweetheart — and you can do it easily online: Protect Valued Possessions Most self-storage areas have security, cameras, and controlled access that protect your valuables. A storage facility can be a better option than a home basement where flooding or an easy break-in will destroy something cherished. Show You Care If you love someone, you care for the items they hold most dear. By making it easy to store personal treasures or important documents, you’ll show your Valentine that their “stuff” is…

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January 9, 2017

Combat Clutter with New Year’s Self Storage

Storage isn’t only for furniture and boxes. It also clears out those bulky holiday decorations that don’t seem to fit anywhere. As you take down Christmas trees, ornaments, wreaths, special napkins, towels and bric-a-brac to begin a new year, organize your home and create a brand new space for yourself. What can a self-storage unit do for you? Organizing clutter can reduce stress and help you regain control of everyday life. Have you always wanted to make your basement into a recreational room or art studio? Where will you put all the items stored down there? By renting a self-storage unit, you’ll know important documents, bins, and boxes are kept safely on another site. Clear out closets, rooms, or your…

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