Documents Storage – Jiffy Self-Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com Mon, 24 Sep 2018 09:31:19 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 Why Document Storage Is Important https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/documents-storage/document-storage-important/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/documents-storage/document-storage-important/#respond Fri, 24 Nov 2017 15:00:10 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186427 Contemporary life means endless advertisements, business documents, and tax forms. Whether your documents are family photographs you don’t want to get rid of, or important business and personal documentation you need to keep on file for quick access, document storage is incredibly important. Many people look to self storage units for their document storage needs,
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Contemporary life means endless advertisements, business documents, and tax forms. Whether your documents are family photographs you don’t want to get rid of, or important business and personal documentation you need to keep on file for quick access, document storage is incredibly important. Many people look to self storage units for their document storage needs, because there simply isn’t enough space around their home or office. Below are some of the benefits of document storage.

Free up Personal Space

Modern living is expensive, and per square foot costs in most large urban centres throughout North America are incredibly high. This means you want to really maximize the available storage space in your home for those things that really matter. Outsourcing your document storage to a self storage facility means you can keep more important things close at hand.

Security

This is especially salient if you are a business owner, or if you keep sensitive personal financial documentation around your home. Thieves will often look for sensitive documents if you experience a break and enter, and having your important financial and personal information stored in a secure, patrolled self storage unit with heavy duty locks will provide you with peace of mind.

Climate Control

One of the main reasons to think about keeping important documents in a self storage unit is the ability to have the environment climate controlled. If you have a basement full of important business and personal documents, and you live in an area that experiences high humidity at times throughout the year, you might come down to find boxes full of damaged paper that has become useless, or hard to read.

Office Space

Having ample space in your office, so that you don’t feel cluttered, is one of the most important steps you can take towards optimal productivity. Anyone who has ever worked in an office setting knows that clutter can quickly lead to feelings of claustrophobia and anxiety, which are huge impediments to productive work. If you have boxes of documents sitting around that you don’t currently need or use, think about storing them in a self storage unit.

Document storage is an important part of both preserving your sense of space and order, and protecting vital documentation that you are going to need at some point in the future. If you currently find yourself bogged down by too many documents, consider the above benefits of document storage.

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Why You Should Always Hold Onto Your Childhood Memories https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/documents-storage/always-hold-onto-childhood-memories/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/documents-storage/always-hold-onto-childhood-memories/#respond Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:00:41 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186346 Our lives are spent accumulating memories. We try to forget, or at the very least, learn from the bad ones, and hold onto and cherish the good ones. Hopefully our lives have been filled with more good memories than bad ones, and many of those, if we are lucky, will have been from happy, fulfilling
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Our lives are spent accumulating memories. We try to forget, or at the very least, learn from the bad ones, and hold onto and cherish the good ones. Hopefully our lives have been filled with more good memories than bad ones, and many of those, if we are lucky, will have been from happy, fulfilling childhoods. Holding onto childhood mementoes is precious. We can use them as ways to reminisce and remember the simpler times, or share with our friends, spouses and children as we go through life. Below are some of the reasons you should strive to hold onto your childhood memories.

Paying Homage to the Past

You can spend so many years in your life trying to get where it is you think you need to be, that the past becomes a blur. Having childhood mementoes allows you to put together the puzzle that led you to where you are today, so that you never forget where you came from, and the seminal moments along the way. If you have a lot of momentoes hanging around, taking up space, perhaps putting them into storage at your local self storage facility would ease some of the storage burden.

Sharing Your Life with Your Family

Most people in your adult life are going to have spent at least a couple of decades less with you than you have. Having things to show your loved ones from your life before them is a great way to humanize yourself, showing them that you were once just a wide-eyed kid with the world at your feet. If your kids aren’t old enough to appreciate these sorts of memories yet, keeping reminders of them in storage until the day arrives will make sure your storage space around your home doesn’t become cluttered.

Heirlooms

Holding on to your childhood memories is not only something that will provide enjoyment for you and your family in the immediate future, but it is something that will allow your legacy to echo well into the future. At some point you may cease to be solely a parent, or even a grandparent, but as time marches on, a great grandparent, a great great grandparent, etc. Your story will become part of a much larger one, and having momentoes around to show people will create a rich experience for future generations of your family.

Holding onto childhood mementoes—whether you have them in your home or tucked away in document storage—is a great way to provide your family with further insight into who you are and what made you who you are, and provide you with a way to travel back to the past and relive great experiences that impacted your life.

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5 Tips for Keeping Documents Safe in Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/documents-storage/5-tips-keeping-documents-safe-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/documents-storage/5-tips-keeping-documents-safe-storage/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:50:11 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=185736 Many people keep important documentation such as birth certificates and medical records in their storage spaces. Some also keep information on finances in storage. It’s critical to keep the data in these documents protected. And so a storage plan should be devised. To help guide the planning process for storing important documents, here are five
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Many people keep important documentation such as birth certificates and medical records in their storage spaces. Some also keep information on finances in storage. It’s critical to keep the data in these documents protected. And so a storage plan should be devised. To help guide the planning process for storing important documents, here are five tips for keeping documents safe.

5 Document Storage Safety Tips

  1. Choose a Storage Facility with Cutting-Edge Security

    If you’re storing documents such as passports and birth certificates, it’s critical the storage facility has a high-level security system. Review the company’s security precautions ahead of time and then only choose a firm with a comprehensive security infrastructure in place.

  2. Choose a Company with Climate Controlled Facilities

    Climate control is an important element of maintaining document quality. Moisture and humidity can have a significant impact on documents, so try to ensure that the facility you select offers pinpoint climate control.

  3. Raise Document Storage Boxes Off the Ground

    The boxes in which the documents are stored should be raised off the ground to avoid contact with moisture and other elements. Keeping the document storage boxes elevated in this way will ensure complete protection for the documents over the coming years. Speak with the storage company about pallets and other elevating devices they might be able to offer as part of their storage services.

  4. Use Airtight Containers

    One of the leading concerns with the storage of any important documents is moisture. Water can cause irreparable damage to the documents and may make the data they hold unusable in the future. To resolve this issue, it’s important to use airtight containers when storing documents. The containers should be completely sealed and should be checked on a regular basis for potential damage that might allow moisture inside.

  5. Label Boxes Carefully

    A common mistake when storing important documents is not labelling the boxes properly. This can lead to errors in how the documents are handled and may mean that important documents are lost when moving from one space to another. Labeling is a critical element of the document storage process.

Our experts are available now to help guide you in keeping your stored documents safe. To learn more on this process, contact our office team today and speak with one of our trusted storage experts.

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