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October 10, 2012

Calculate Your Self Storage Space

If you’re thinking of using temporary self storage, you may wonder what size of unit you’ll need and how you can make full use of your space in the most cost effective way. At Centron Storage, we offer flexible options to meet your unique needs in size, duration and even climate controlled units for special items. Here’s a sample of three of our five available unit sizes, along with an approximation of how much they typically hold. 5’ x 5’–This is our smallest unit size at approximately 200 cubic feet. But it packs a punch, enabling you to store about 5-10 boxes, or small furniture such as chairs or small dresser. 10’ x 10’–This is a mid-sized unit that roughly…

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October 1, 2012

Storage Boxes & Supplies

Storage Boxes and Supplies

Self storage provides you with the freedom to keep your items in a convenient spot for as long as you have need. But before you move your goods into a unit, taking the time to properly package and protect your goods will keep them in good condition and ready for use whenever you take them out of temporary storage. At Centron Storage, we not only supply rental storage units, but also a selection of storage boxes and supplies to make your packing, moving and storage experience as easy as possible. Here are a few packing supplies that you might find helpful. What Kind of Storage Boxes Are Available Boxes–Boxes come in a variety of sizes. Small 2-cubic feet boxes are…

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September 20, 2012

Storage Belongings

Rental Storage Units

If you’re running out of space at home to keep your belongings, or you’re in between homes, you may have wondered if self storage is a viable option. Renting a storage unit is a great choice that not only provides extra space, but also gives you cost effective flexibility in the amount of space and the duration you need it. But just what kinds of items are suitable and unsuitable for a rental storage unit? Read below to learn more about “storage belongings”. Household Items–Most of what’s already in your home can be safely placed in temporary storage. Furniture, books, linens and clothing are easily stored. It’s also wise to avoid keeping valuables such as expensive jewellery and precious stones…

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September 13, 2012

Storage Tips

Rental Storage Units

We have a lot of storage tips to provide for eternity and beyond but sometimes you need a reminder how easy it can be. Whether you’re running out of space at home, you’re a growing business with excess inventory, or you’re in between places and in need of temporary storage, self storage brings many benefits and flexibility. But if this is your first time, you may wonder how to organize your move. Here are a few packing tips we’ve gathered to make your storage experience an easy and successful one. Make a list of your items and think about the supplies and level of protection you’ll need for each. Packing smaller and loose items in boxes of uniform size and…

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September 6, 2012

Safe and Secure Storage

Public Storage Locations

Self storage is a cost effective and convenient solution that allows you to keep excess goods while you’re in between homes, away from the country, or in need of temporary extra space. But in order to store with peace of mind, you want to ensure that both you and your items remain safe and secure while on site. Not all storage sites are equally equipped with security measures. Here are some safety tips and technology features that can help ensure your increased safety and security while using public storage. Secure Access–Look for a storage facility with both perimeter fencing as a first line of defense, and a computer controlled access system that keeps out unauthorized visitors by restricting entrance to…

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September 3, 2012

Storage Tips: Him and Her Space

You guys finally took the big leap and decided to move in together. Congratulations but now you are faced with the big problem, how do you consolidate the space and blend your different styles? It’s possible you both have your own furniture from previous homes or apartments but now the time comes to decide what stays and what goes. Read our storage tips to help you decide what to keep and what to store. Centron Storage is your friendly neighborhood storage facility that offers multiple units at two different locations, 4500 Chesswood Dr and 6 Dawes Rd. You do not have to give up your most prized possessions or furniture, store it for a little while until you figure out…

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July 27, 2012

Packing Tips for Your Rental Storage Units

Rental Storage Units

If you’ll soon be moving house or temporarily out of country, rental storage units can provide a safe space to keep household items.  Consider a few packing and preparation tips for commonly packed items.   Cloth Items–Wash and thoroughly dry clothes, bedding, drapes and cloth items. Storing with a dryer sheet can help to preserve freshness. For ventilation and to prevent wrinkles, hang cloth items loosely and covered. At Centron Storage, you can purchase handy and convenient wardrobe boxes with built in rods.   Rugs and Pillows–Vacuum carpets on both sides to remove dirt, crumbs an odours that attract pests. Store them rolled up and secured with rope of tape. Wash pillows and cushions, and dry thoroughly. Storing them in…

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