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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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November 24, 2014

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

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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

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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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