6 Dec 2009

Yearend Toronto self storage wish to all our mini storage...

Almost before our eyes the year 2009 is vanishing and we will be starting a brand new year. I know many clients and acquaintances are also asking themselves how the year has gone by so quickly.  This year was a trying year for almost every business but as a self storage business in Toronto we survived quite handily. In spite of continued bad news about the economy last year, in 2009 we initiated many new upgrades to enhance our Toronto self storage services, like new security  systems, additional storage units, new heating and ventilation systems, extra coverage for client inquiries and more smoother and streamlined operations to make GTA mini storage easier to book and we simplified our Jiffy Toronto Self Storage move-in process as well. In fact, Jiffy Self Storage in Toronto is ending 2009 with the same high occupancy as 2008 despite the recession, proving that people looking for moving and storage in Toronto still appreciate excellent value and honest…

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30 Nov 2009
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Jiffy Work Spaces are especially adapted for small upstart businesses, upgraded with air conditioning, heating, power, light, phone and of course, Internet access, all at a no frills office price. An entire suite of services can be had for a budget office price…and once the commitment is there for small, inexpensive office/workspace, then personal business cards become the next necessity.  To meet this business card need, Jiffy Self Storage in Toronto GTA has partnered with one of the best known, wholesale “design online” business card firms in North America. Just access the business card design interface and often in less than 5 minutes, a professional custom design can be ready for purchasing. Many of our trades and business persons (including general contractors, independent business…

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9 Nov 2009
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Or self storage secrets that OTHER Toronto storage companies keep to themselves.  5. Reduce storage size by reducing total volume of items stored by filling all voids in appliances, washers and dryers, dressers, cabinets, etc. Often by doing this you should be able to reduce down to the next smallest or second next smaller size. 4. Reduce storage room size by stacking high. A little more exerted effort could reduce your storage unit size up to or more than 20%. 3. Leave items that need immediate or frequent access (like tools, personal hygiene, important  papers) that will be moved out first, in a separate compact storage unit — and items that will be moved later, put in another storage room that will be crammed…

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4 Nov 2009

Do you think you have storage problems? Ever wonder what is on other people’s minds when it comes to storing their personal stuff in a self storage facility in Toronto? We have compiled a list of various requests from our online storage request forms from a number of persons requesting storage units in Toronto during October. All names and identifying information have been deleted, but what is most fulfilling for us is that almost all these various Toronto self storage unit requests are routinely satisfied, here in Toronto at Jiffy Self Storage. Whether you live in Downtown Toronto, Mid-Town Toronto, Leaside, Rosedale, North York, Etobicoke, Bloor West, Forest Hill, Markham, Vaughan, Mississauga, Woodbridge or for that matter, anywhere in the the Toronto GTA, we have your space ready in our Toronto storage facilities…

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22 Oct 2009
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Many families and businesses are now pre-occupied finalizing personal and business related issues so they can get on with preparations for the Christmas season. And this is the time of year people begin acting like hibernating bears and hoarding pack-rats, getting ready for lackluster frigid days and long cold freezing nights. Right now, mini storage activity at Jiffy Self Storage Toronto is in the midst of the year’s biggest storage rush. If you’re thinking of putting off storage for a while, my advice is not to wait much longer because the correct size that fits your needs best will be gone and you may wind up having to pay more because you’ll have to store either in multiple smaller units or…

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12 Oct 2009

To increase value for its tenants and provide professional services for a host of reputable Toronto moving and storage companies that use Jiffy Self Storage facilities as their base, Jiffy Self Storage has upgraded its VCR security recording device with two (2) brand new state of the art 16 channel digital video recorders (DVR), increasing its recording capacity for up to 32 cameras. The system it replaced was perfectly adequate but did not have the variety of security features and quick access to video recordings that the new system has. The new DVRs eliminate daily changes and exchanges of video tapes by recording high quality video digital files more efficiently onto high capacity hard drives from multiple video streams. For archival purposes or…

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1 Oct 2009

At this time of year, most people are settled in for the year and start thinking about gift giving as the year starts to wind down. Jiffy Self Storage recognizes that there is going to be a slow down in personal storage services; so with the annual seasonal slow down, we are always thinking of ways to give something back to our new renters to encourage off season storage rentals. From now until the end of the year, new renters get 3 month’s storage for the price of 2 month’s storage. So if you are running out of space, or need a small unit for storing Christmas and other seasonal gifts, get yourself a small personal storage unit such as…

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25 Sep 2009

Art of Professional Redesign for achieving the highest resale selling price Home staging is the design process of de-personalizing a private residence prior to putting it up for sale. This is often achieved by undertaking all or some of the following: Decluttering, depersonalizing, updating, painting, rearranging furniture, renting furniture and accessorising. Moving your clutter into a Toronto mini storage facility like Jiffy Self Storage is a small cost relative to the increased benefit of selling your home for a much higher price and you will be getting a head start on packing that will also eliminate some stress down the road. Research has shown that a home stager can cut a home listing’s time by half and can fetch a…

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14 Sep 2009

Top 9 Toronto Self Storage Traffic Tag Tips Having heard our Jiffy Self Storage Toronto Traffic Tags on a number of radio stations, some of our Greater Toronto Customers have asked us for a reprint of the our storage tips list. Check to see if any of these tips have relevence for your specific self storage need. Beware of excessive cold and humidity. Jiffy climate controlled facilities protect furniture and expensive electronics. That’s why smart people store at Jiffy Self Storage. Benefit from experience. Jiffy Self Storage has fulfilled countless storage needs since 1987. Smart moves start at your neighbourhood Jiffy Self Storage. That’s Jiffy Self Storage. True or False? The higher you stack, the more you save. True. Jiffy Self…

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6 Sep 2009

Have you been thinking about having a garage sale? Do you know someone that is planning on having one? Get the Best All Time Tips For Fantastic Garage Sales. Free up valuable storage space for other family uses. Selling your home? Declutter and sell your home sooner for a higher price. Your FREE Garage Sale book will be downloaded to you for you to learn the best and most money making garage sale secrets of the pros. Find out why the author named the garage sale book, “How to Sell the Gorilla.” The answer will surprise you. About garage sales, you’ll find out: What items sell best for most profit How to distinguish tirekickers from the the real buyers How to market…

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6 Sep 2009

Never thought about portable mobile container storage? Known as portable storage containers, mobile storage units and container storage modules, these types of portable mobile storage in Toronto consists of easily maneuvered, rugged portable container modules that are dropped off at your home or your place of business. Ultimate portable mobile storage solution. Homeowners, businesses (both large and small) and many other organizations use portable mobile storage for a variety of reasons; from moving to renovating, from meeting staggered closing dates to records storage and excess inventory storage. Our Portable Container Storage system is dependable, affordable and is delivered where it’s needed, when it’s needed, even to your front door. Time is always on your side when you rent from Jiffy Self…

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30 Aug 2009

Rent a high traffic strip plaza business store, located at Jiffy Self Storage Plaza, North York branch. A low cost, small retail space with a well finished store front, this commercial unit comes complete with four seasons heating and air conditioning. Never miss a retail customer. Your retail/service store is surrounded by lots of immediate parking for your customers and clients. Take advantage of high traffic services and plaza stores of: Jiffy Self-Storage in Toronto, Classic Cocktails Bar & Grill, Discount Tools and Hardware, Donut Delight, plus other business services. This compact retail store is ideal for start up, bookkeeper, income tax service store, computer service repairs, used computer laptop services, locksmith, specialty retail, local branch, IT office, financial, and more services. A low cost…

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5 Jul 2009

In keeping with our Jiffy Self Storage policy of upgrading storage services and public storage offerings, a new Jiffy storage website was launched during the first week of July. This is the third major change to our website design since we launched our first self storage Toronto website in 1998. The look and feel of the website design was incorporated to reflect latest in contemporary design and advancements in web design.  For those persons that have a more web technical background, the self storage website was designed in PHP and utilizes flash banner ads that load various Toronto moving and storage images randomly to give each visitor a better feel for the Jiffy Storage Units offerings available in a much…

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1 Jun 2009

Mississauga, ON – At a televised ceremony at Stagewest Dinner Theatre, Allan Barkin, President of Jiffy Self-Storage, received the Consumers’ Choice Award for Business Excellence. This award has an illustrious history of over 20 years in Canada. Attending the formal dinner awards ceremony were attendees from Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels of government. Jiffy Self Storage is one of a handful of businesses that have received this award for 13 consecutive years. Barkin said, “We are very proud of this accomplishment that did not come easy.” Canada’s leading research agency, Léger Marketing, on behalf of the Consumers’ Choice Institute, randomly polls consumers to identify top businesses for “excellence in service, business and integrity. Léger Marketing, contacts consumers in top Canadian and American cities, including…

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6 May 2009

Although our Jiffy self storage Toronto brand is strong and our logo was well recognized, there was a feeling that the then current logo looked tired. It did not have the bounce nor was it memorable. A well known Toronto graphic artist was retained to do a critique of the logo and his comments were as follows: The font used for the yellow Jiffy name looked old and dated. “Self Storage” text used in conjunction with “Jiffy” was hard to read and therefore did not immediately represent the Toronto self storage service to the casual looker. Our mandate back to the designer for changes to the mini storage Toronto logo was to modify and freshen up the public storage Toronto logo…

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