3 Mar 2017

4 Tips For Fireproof Document Storage

We all have valuables that we would be devastated to lose in a fire. Some of them are keepsakes, some of them are worth a lot of money and some of them are important legal and business documents. Fireproof document storage is a major concern for individuals and companies, and there are a range of precautions that you can take to make sure that your valuable documents are protected at all times. Below are four tips for fireproof document storage. Invest in a Fireproof Safe Fireproof safes are designed to withstand blazes so that your important documents, cash, etc., survive. The one thing to note with a fireproof safe is that it is likely to get soaked with water, either because of the building’s sprinkler system, or when the fire department comes to put out the fire. It is wise when buying your safe to check that the safe is both fireproof and waterproof. Strategic Location Fireproof safes are tough,…

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20 Dec 2016

As soon as temperatures drop below seven degrees Celsius, it’s time to swap out your all-weather, or your summer, or whatever tires you have on your car and opt for winter tires. In these sorts of temperatures, winter tires are far more reliable, and far safer than all weather tires. We know tires are expensive, so here some convincing reasons why you need to install your winter tires. The Science of Traction The main reason that winter tires perform so much better in conditions where the temperature has dropped below seven degrees is grip. Winter tires provide better grip on the road, hands down. As temperatures drop, the road becomes similarly colder, and much harder. Summer tires are made with…

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12 Feb 2016

Having a pre-prepared list of all of the packing supplies you will need to move your belongings into a storage unit or a new home will make the move much less stressful. For the best moving experience possible, follow our below tips: Prepare a List of All of Your Supplies Moving Boxes. Ensure that your boxes are brand-new and sturdy and that you have a variety of sizes to choose from. Using used boxes is generally not advised as they can be flimsy and are susceptible to breaking. Specialized Boxes. Specialized boxes, such as ones for dishes, allow you to pack dishes quickly and efficiently, while providing additional protection. Similarly, there are also specialized boxes for clothing, which allow you…

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15 Jan 2016

It might not seem immediately obvious, but how you utilize your office space can have a direct and observable impact on your business’ revenue. Make sure that you are maximizing your office space and keep everything on site you really need to run and grow your business – this may really save you money. And as for what you don’t need readily on-hand, there are a variety of storage options to suit all your needs. Here are five ways that renting storage space can help your business’ revenue and cut costs. Remove the clutter. Most offices are filled with an array of desks, cabinets and paperwork supplies that are just not needed. Anything that doesn’t need to be on site:…

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11 Jan 2016

Most of us haven’t attained the cushy corner office yet, complete with sitting area, bar and L-shaped executive desk so we have to make do with less space. This means that the decisions we make with what we do have need to be a bit more strategized and well executed. If you are planning on setting up a small office space, here are five tips to consider that will help you get a lot out of a little. Reduce your reliance on paper. Any office, but especially a smaller one, will become more agile the less it relies on paper. Going digital will reduce the need for bulky office furniture such as filing cabinets, which will take up the majority…

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15 Jan 2014

One of the more affordable collectibles, vintage luggage and purses can be wonderful insights into the styles and aesthetics of various time periods and cultures. From hat boxes to stewardess carry-on bags, a wealth of vintage pieces are available for collectors in just about any price range. Here are some great examples of neat finds to help you get started or add to your collection. Pan Am Flight Bag This rare vintage Pan Am Flight Bag is white with a blue Pan Am logo. Approximately 50 years old, this authentic piece has been used and is in fair condition with functioning zippers although the plastic feet have snapped off. Pan Am collector’s items are very popular with plane enthusiasts as…

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12 Nov 2013

While the right shark tooth can be worth a fair amount of money, there are many sharks teeth available on the market and many of them are small, unimpressive specimens used in cheap jewelry. Great White sharks teeth and Megalodon teeth can be worth a pretty penny, however. Typically the larger a shark tooth is the more it will be worth but there are some caveats to that rule. What to Look For There are several key factors in evaluating the value of a shark’s tooth, particularly at the higher end of the scale such as Megalodon teeth. These factors include: Condition; Size; Restoration; Shape; and Color. Condition: The condition of a tooth takes into account a few different factors.…

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14 Aug 2013

Those with clutter piling up in their home should know that there is a solution to clearing out items without having to get rid of them. Self storage has a number of benefits for those looking…

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14 Aug 2013

Many people are unaware that there are facilities where you can store your vehicle. Whether you are looking to keep your landscape equipment and trailer locked up while you are not using it for the…

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12 Aug 2013

Whether it's a horrendous storm or just a blocked sewer, a flood can damage a home and its items in what seems like the blink of an eye. One day you are enjoying your basement…

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9 Aug 2013

Procrastination: We all do it. However, when it comes to storing your valuables, this might be one time where you will want to plan ahead. Those in need of self storage units should get the ball…

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8 Aug 2013

Those utilizing self storage facilities might just think they can pile their belongings into a unit and hope for the best. While you are surely entitled to use your storage unit however you want, there is…

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8 Aug 2013

Sure when you are talking about cleaning your countertop, a cheap brand might do the job as well as a name-brand cleaner. However, when you are talking about more important things, like storing your valuable…

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7 Aug 2013

A messy home can be unsightly, but there is a solution. Self storage is an inexpensive way to free your home from the grips of clutter. Whether you are hosting a party in the near future…

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6 Aug 2013

Your kids finally leaving home and heading off to college might be a bitter-sweet moment. It is that time in life where they have grown enough to fend for themselves in the wild. You might…

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5 Aug 2013

The latest report from the Toronto Real Estate Board showed that home sales in the greater Toronto area were up 16 percent in July on a year-over-year comparison, marking levels not seen since 2009. "We are forecasting…

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2 Aug 2013

While many storage facilities claim they are clean, secure and accessible, that's not always the case. However, Jiffy Self Storage lives up to its claims.If you are not convinced by Jiffy's excellent ratings by the…

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1 Aug 2013

Most small-business owners are unaware of the benefits self storage can have to streamlining operations at an office. The primary advantage of using self storage is to clear a space from clutter. While this in itself can…

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31 Jul 2013

Whether it is papers piling up at home or in the office, leaving sensitive documents around can be a liability. Even if you are storing something on a computer, accidents happen, and hard drives are…

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