News & Media – Jiffy Self-Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com Fri, 27 Apr 2018 07:21:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.6 Amazon’s Underwater Storage Facility Is The Future Of Warehouses https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/amazons-underwater-storage-facility-is-the-future-of-warehouses/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/amazons-underwater-storage-facility-is-the-future-of-warehouses/#respond Thu, 15 Mar 2018 15:00:51 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186574 Amazon is one of the world’s largest, most innovative and successful companies who consistently redefines what it means to operate a warehouse based on the online sale of goods and merchandise. As of last year, Amazon had plans (in the form of a patent) to use either man-made pools or existing bodies of water to
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Amazon is one of the world’s largest, most innovative and successful companies who consistently redefines what it means to operate a warehouse based on the online sale of goods and merchandise. As of last year, Amazon had plans (in the form of a patent) to use either man-made pools or existing bodies of water to store consumer goods while they wait to fulfill orders. It is indicative of the explosion of e-commerce and the dire need for storage that go along with it. The more businesses that are out there serving consumer markets, the more space that is required to fulfill those potential orders.

The proposed plan for the Amazon underwater storage facility is quite startling. Each item would be stored in a water-tight container with a balloon attached to it that would allow the item to be moved up and down. As the balloon expands and contracts, the product will either sink further down or will move up closer to the surface to be retrieved. One of the main business advantages of the underwater storage facility is that in the ideal setting, most of the need for handling is removed from the equation. If Amazon requires more space, there is no need to build more walls, they could simply add more water to one of the pools or if it is close to a big city (many of which are close to large bodies of water), the storage is already readily available. More importantly, it is near the customers with the ability to continue to provide speedy delivery times.

The driving force behind much of the modern warehouse trends is efficiency, for which Amazon is certainly well known for through their Prime shipping option. By having water as the medium in which items are stored, the Amazon underwater storage facility would essentially eliminate the need for aisles, as well as any additional space that both humans and robots would require for basic functionality. This means that the warehouse dream of maximum and complete space utilization comes closer to a reality than ever before with technological advances like Amazon’s underwater storage facility.

Amazon has dedicated itself to pursuing any and every innovative idea and options available to ensure its warehouse logistics as efficient as possible, automating processes wherever possible and eliminating wasted space and time by any means possible.

At this stage, the Amazon underwater storage facility is merely a patent, but it is part of a broader warehouse trend which, in the world of hyper-competitive e-commerce, seeks to establish a competitive edge by making the shipping and handling process as cost-effective and as streamlined as possible, making up space wherever they can.

If you are operating your online businesses and are also seeking efficient storage options for inventory and other business products or documents, contact Jiffy Self Storage at (416) 745-4339. Our professional staff will be happy to help you with all of your storage needs!

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Why Self Storage Is Booming In Big Cities https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/why-self-storage-is-booming-in-big-cities/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/why-self-storage-is-booming-in-big-cities/#respond Mon, 05 Mar 2018 15:00:23 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186561 Self-storage has always been popular, but lately, it is becoming increasingly more popular in big cities across the country. People are finding self-storage spaces can be used for so many other purposes above the more traditional reasons. Creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit are helping people utilize self-storage units for a range of purposes. If you
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Self-storage has always been popular, but lately, it is becoming increasingly more popular in big cities across the country. People are finding self-storage spaces can be used for so many other purposes above the more traditional reasons. Creative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit are helping people utilize self-storage units for a range of purposes. If you are wondering why a lot of people you know have mentioned they have a self-storage unit, below are some reasons why self-storage seems to be booming in big cities:

The nature of work

The nature of work in the 21st century is such that people are now, more than ever, moving around in search of economic opportunities. People are outgrowing the norm of growing into adulthood, working full-time, and raising a family in the city where you were raised in. In this modern world, work often encourages people to relocate throughout their career which means building a new home in different places with the growing need to store all of your belongings when it is time for that big promotion on the other side of the country (or world).

Workspace

Many entrepreneurs and small business owners in big cities are also realizing that storage units are incredibly versatile. What was once seen as just a space to keep unwanted seasonal clothing or old family heirlooms that no longer fit in the attic is now also seen a space to keep inventory for an online shop or a place to store important documents.

Less space

One of the defining features of 21st century living in big cities is the conspicuous lack of space. More and more people are moving to the big cities of the world especially in the west, and that often results in paying premium costs for space. Apartment living is becoming more expensive, and as a result, spaces are becoming smaller. Self-storage is booming in cities because people simply don’t have enough space for all of their things in their apartments and the storage locker allotted to them by management. Off-site storage is becoming increasingly popular in big cities, and self-storage facilities are stepping in to pick up the slack.

Adapting to modern living in a big city is almost getting to the point where it is synonymous with having minimal space. A lack of space means space options, which is where self-storage units come in. They provide unique ways for people to maximize the amount of space they have available to them and are even capable of helping people run businesses and store inventory, given the astronomically high costs of commercial and office space in big cities.

For more information on self-storage spaces available in your area, contact Jiffy Self Storage at (416) 745-4339.

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4 Tips For Fireproof Document Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/document-storage/4-tips-for-fireproof-document-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/document-storage/4-tips-for-fireproof-document-storage/#respond Fri, 03 Mar 2017 14:44:17 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=186005 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
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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.

How To Make Your Document Storage Fireproof

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, but they are not indestructible. If temperatures get high enough, even a fireproof safe is not going to be a fortified enough document storage option. Because of the nature of fire, and the fact that it generally spreads from the lowest part of your house to the highest, it is a good idea to keep the safe on the lowest level. That means either the ground floor or the basement if you have one.

The Freezer

If you don’t have a fireproof safe, or feel that it simply isn’t necessary, items that are stored in the freezer, when the freezer is not in the kitchen, typically have a higher survival rate than anywhere else. If you have a chest freezer in a separate room, the basement or the garage, it might be wise to place any highly valuable documents in there. The freezer is often one of the last things to burn in a fire.

Self Storage Unit

If you are going away for an extended period of time and you have a self storage unit available, it might be wise to utilize your self storage space as document storage. The benefit of keeping your documents in a self storage unit is that the facility and your unit will be well looked after while you are not around. It’s the job of a self storage facility to ensure that their client’s belongings are looked after and protected against burglary and natural disaster. Consider investing in a self storage unit for an extra level of protection.

A fire in the home or office is many people’s worst nightmare. While there isn’t much one can do besides call the fire department once a fire has erupted, the above methods and suggestions can help you protect your documents from fire damage and destruction.

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Why It’s Important To Get Your Winter Tires https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/travel/important-get-winter-tires/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/travel/important-get-winter-tires/#respond Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:32:55 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=185854 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,
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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.

Why You Need 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 harder rubber compounds, and two hard surfaces making contact is not good for traction. You need softer rubber in order to grip the hard winter road and that is exactly what winter tires provide.

To understand how traction actually works, you have to think at the microscopic level. From a distance, the road, especially if it’s a new, good road, can look pretty smooth and flat. Get up close however, and the surface of the road looks more like a big mountain range, with peaks and valleys and lots of uneven surfaces. In order for your tires to provide you with good traction, the rubber must be soft and pliable enough to fit into the spaces between these surface irregularities as it moves over it, providing grip in the process. When you have hard tires, the rubber slides over the top of the road, instead of squeezing into the uneven spaces in the pavement.

There are a wide range of winter tires designed for specific environments. Some are made specifically for ice and snow driving, for example, while some are better rated for highway driving. What they all provide, however, is increased grip on the road. This becomes doubling important when you factor in the additional moisture of the winter. If you live in an environment that receives a considerable amount of snow, or even a considerable amount of rain during the winter, not only are you driving on a harder, colder road, but your tires are also constantly exposed to moisture.

Having the appropriate tires on your vehicle, regardless of the conditions, is one of the biggest things you can do for your family’s safety, your safety and that of other people on the road. If you live in a climate that necessitates winter tires, do the right thing this winter and drive responsibly.

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2 Tips For Choosing The Right Packing Supplies https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/2-tips-for-choosing-the-right-packing-supplies/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/2-tips-for-choosing-the-right-packing-supplies/#respond Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:30:13 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=185258 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
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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:

Choosing Right Packing Supplies

    1. 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 to hang up your wardrobe, saving both time and money on dry cleaning.
      • Tape. Add extra tape to the bottom of each box to provide additional support, especially if the items in the box are particularly heavy.
      • Bubble Wrap and Shrink Wrap. Use bubble wrap to protect fragile items, like a television, while shrink wrap can be used to cover mirrors or furniture for additional protection during the move.
      • Packing Paper and Foam Peanuts. Packing paper, or recycled paper, can be used to wrap fragile items like dishes or fill out excess space in each box to prevent shifting. Foam peanuts have a similar effect, adding protection to your items by preventing items from shifting.
      • Markers. Ensure that you label the contents of each box so that unpacking is made easy.
      • Mattress Covers. Investing in a mattress cover will provide additional protection for your mattress, both during the move when it is likely to get dirt and other grime on it, and during its stay in the storage unit, where dust can accumulate.
      • Furniture Covers. These will allow your furniture to breathe during its time in the storage unit, which will prevent any mold from growing due to humidity. Similarly, it will provide additional protection away from dust and bugs.
    2. Get an Estimate of How Many Supplies You Will Need

If you aren’t sure how many packing supplies you will need, look online before you begin packing – there are many lists which will provide an estimate, which will save you a lot of time and hassle in the long run. To move into a new home, the amount of supplies you will need will vary on the size of your home. For example, a three bedroom home will usually require 16 extra large boxes, 16 large boxes, 18 medium-sized boxes, 20 small boxes, 6 rolls of tape, 2 rolls of bubble wrap and 2 packages of packing paper.

Moving can be made a lot less stressful by simply planning ahead: having a list of the packing supplies you will need and an estimate of the amount, will go a long way.

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How Renting A Storage Space Helps Your Business’ Revenue https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/how-renting-a-storage-space-helps-your-business-revenue/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/how-renting-a-storage-space-helps-your-business-revenue/#respond Fri, 15 Jan 2016 15:47:48 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=185191 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
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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.

Grow Business With Better Storage

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: put into self-storage. It frees up space not only for items and furniture that you are actually using, but will make your employees feel less boxed-in and hopefully more productive.

Buy in bulk. Without sufficient storage, you may be purchasing business supplies in small amounts to keep your office space from getting overloaded, but this may be preventing you from taking advantage of great deals and lower prices. Buying items in bulk can be a big money saver, and you shouldn’t be forced to choose between a good deal and a comfortable and uncluttered office.

Added security. Most self-storage facilities have sophisticated security systems installed for round the clock surveillance. Most businesses have sensitive documentation and client information that needs protecting, as well as expensive raw materials. The added peace of mind not only for you, but individuals and other companies doing business with you, can help build relationships and establish your name as one that is synonymous with safety and security.

Good alternatives to warehouse fees. If your business deals with a product that has a high turnover, ordering, purchasing and storing is a never ending task and usually entails the renting out of warehouse space. Self-storage, especially for mid-sized companies can be a viable, more cost-effective alternative to warehouse storage which still allows you to store items off premises and frees up space.

Run your Business From the Unit. It may seem unconventional, but according to research done by the BBC, many small firms choose to operate out of self-storage units because of the flexibility, short notice periods, low overhead and the ability to come and go as one pleases.

Finding self-storage that suits your business is essential for keeping an uncluttered office space and can even be a great substitute for traditional warehouse space. Effective and smart storage is one of the easiest ways to save your business time and money, and it also provides assurance that there is a third party, with significant security measures in place, keeping an eye on your business’ valuables.

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How To Set Up A Small Office Space https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/how-to-set-up-a-small-office-space/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/how-to-set-up-a-small-office-space/#respond Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:44:32 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/?p=185187 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
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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.

Small Office Set Up

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 of the free floor space in your office.

Get rid of clutter. Clutter in a small space is not only a physical burden, but a mental one too. Feeling like the walls are closing in around you is a sure-fire way to decrease creativity and productivity. Choose your ornaments and decorations carefully in a small space, ones that will help promote creative and cognitive ability.

Utilize wall-to-wall flooring. Sometimes having a throw-mat or area rug in a small space can make it feel chopped up and disjointed. Having consistent flooring throughout your small office space creates a sense of continuity and actually makes the space feel larger and more well-appointed. Try and avoid tiles made out of hard materials as they can drastically alter the acoustics of a small room and create echoes, making phone conversations difficult.

Maximize your lumination. Track LED lighting or recessed LED lighting is the best way to light a small office space. Uplights tend to illuminate the ceiling and cast shadows over everything else and although these may create softer, more relaxing lighting, these are not appropriate for a productive workspace. Small LED desk lamps are better alternatives to floor lamps that also take up value surface area.

Label your cables. In a small space, cables and cords can quickly pile up into a labyrinthine mess and become impossible to make sense of. Labelling both ends of your cables, either with cable tags or markers, will let you know what you are plugging-in and unplugging when crouched down, searching under a small desk in a confined space.

Setting up a small office space can be simple and straightforward if you follow the advice above. Given your space constraints, you can accomplish a lot if you know how and where to place the limited number of items and pieces of furniture you require. Smart and effective layout and lighting will make you feel like you are working with a lot more space than you actually have and will be conducive to a productive workday.

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Collectible Luggage from Around the World https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/collectible-luggage-from-around-the-world/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/collectible-luggage-from-around-the-world/#respond Wed, 15 Jan 2014 14:44:45 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/?p=175108 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
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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

Pan Am Flight BagThis 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 well so this piece is a hot commodity in more than one market. Origin: Thailand. Price: $39.99 + shipping.

Vintage Hat Box

Vintage Hat BoxFeaturing the original fabric on the interior, this vintage hatbox is a classic collector’s piece and would look great used as luggage or on display. The owner’s initials on the box read J.E.S and it is 1 foot high and 20 inches across. Made of fabric, cardboard, and faux leather this is an authentic vintage collectible with lots of kitsch appeal.

Vintage Hand Painted Train Case

Vintage Hand Painted Train CasePainted in the Mary Engelbreit style, this charming train case features a pink floral pattern with black dots as well as a checkerboard pattern with flowers on the top. Made of leather, vinyl, and metal this case hails from the mid-20th century and is signed “Lady Baltimore”. The mirror on the interior of the lid is in perfect condition and the rest of the case is also in very good condition. Great for a woman’s vanity or a girl’s room or even as a prop, this is a great purchase. Price: $55 + shipping.

Vintage Italian Leather Duffel Handbag

Vintage Italian Leather Duffel HandbagMade of soft, supple Italian leather in the 1960’s, this men’s briefcase from the Mad Men era measures 22” x 7.5” x 12” and is in fair condition with some wear. Great as a carry on for travelling or a briefcase for day to day usage, this classic piece is handmade and sure to catch the eye. Origin: Italy. Price: $125 + shipping.

MalleBibliotheque

MalleBibliotheque

This stunning, rare piece from Louis Vuitton is designed to accommodate books and files while travelling. With the original wood, brass fittings, leather trim, and the classic LV fabric this case is in excellent condition. Hailing from the Art Deco era of the 1920’s, this is a very rare trunk and measure 15” x 15” x 22”. Origin: Paris. Price: Available Upon Request.

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Can Sharks Teeth be Worth Money? https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/can-sharks-teeth-be-worth-money/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/can-sharks-teeth-be-worth-money/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2013 13:34:25 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/?p=175095 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
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Shark ToothWhile 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. First, the condition of the enamel on the tooth is an important aspect and can greatly increase (or decrease) its value.  Enamel should be smooth and intact over the entire blade of the tooth. The root is also an important aspect and a complete root will separate a nice tooth from an exceptional one. The thin triangular band of enamel between the blade and the root is known as the bourrelet. As this enamel is very thin very few teeth will have a complete one. Finally, intact serrations along the edge of the blade will help to drive the price up.

Size: Sometimes size does matter and with sharks teeth it is an important consideration. It is important to know that the size of a shark tooth is measured diagonally along the longest edge from tip to the corner of the root and measurements should always be performed with calipers. There is a large difference in value between a tooth measuring 5.9” and a tooth measuring 6” so be wary when purchasing if they tell it a tooth is 5” or 5.5” as this may be a sign that they used a ruler to eyeball the measurements. Weight is also an important factor as it adds to the overall effect of the piece and tends to scale rapidly with size.

Restoration: There are two types of restoration one can perform on a damaged tooth in order to make it more attractive to potential buyers. There is nothing wrong with restoring teeth but be aware that it may lower their value to some collectors. Repaired teeth are teeth which have had a broken root or peeled enamel repaired or reattached. Polished teeth are ground and polished with a diamond polisher in order to bring out an attractive shine that can add defects such as severely damaged enamel. As restored teeth will be worth less for their size, they can be a good way of getting a larger piece for the same amount of money.

Shape: Mostly a matter of personal preference, the shape of a shark’s tooth indicates which part of the mouth it came from. Some collectors may prefer certain shapes.

Color: Contrary to popular belief, the color of a shark’s tooth has nothing to do with its age but rather the type of sediment in which it was buried. As the tooth fossilizes it absorbs minerals from the surrounding area and changes color. There are several different possible colors of sharks teeth and, while some collectors prefer certain colors, the overall quality of the tooth is a more important factor in determining value.

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Self storage a great option to free a home from clutter https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/self-storage-a-great-option-to-free-a-home-from-clutter/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/self-storage-a-great-option-to-free-a-home-from-clutter/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:00:04 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/self-storage-a-great-option-to-free-a-home-from-clutter/ 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.

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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 to free themselves from clutter. Jiffy Self Storage was named Toronto's best storage company by Toronto Life Magazine and has won the Consumers' Choice Award for 17 years running. This is undoubtedly the right storage facility to choose in the Toronto area. Those looking to clear up their homes will find that the security, cleanliness and accessibility are what sets Jiffy apart. 

Storage units at Jiffy have monitored fire systems and no one is allowed on the premises past 10 p.m. In addition, there are climate-controlled storage units to ensure any sensitive valuables you might have are safe. 

Besides budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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Is there a place to store my vehicle? https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/is-there-a-place-to-store-my-vehicle/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/is-there-a-place-to-store-my-vehicle/#respond Wed, 14 Aug 2013 17:58:38 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-self-storage/is-there-a-place-to-store-my-vehicle/ Many people are unaware that there are facilities where you can store your vehicle.

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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 winter, or you are skipping out on using your truck during the summer, Jiffy Self Storage has got you covered. 

Jiffy will store various types of vehicles for customers, as it also provides an outdoor storage compound. As Jiffy is one of the most reputable storage facilities in the Toronto area, they ensure security and accessibility. The compound is gated and can be easily accessed all year round, so business owners don't have to worry about getting their hands on that snow plow equipment once. 

Besides budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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Protect items from floods by using self storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/protect-items-from-floods-by-using-self-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/protect-items-from-floods-by-using-self-storage/#respond Mon, 12 Aug 2013 18:57:52 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/protect-items-from-floods-by-using-self-storage/ Whether its a horrendous storm or just a blocked sewer, a flood can damage a home and it's items in what seems like the blink of an eye.

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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 and the next day there is water up to your ankles. While we never can predict what Mother Nature will throw at us or see impending problems with our drainage pipes, there are other options available to ensure belongings stay safe, even when there is a flood.

Jiffy Self Storage offers above-ground storage units that will keep your belongings safe no matter what the condition of your house is. Best of all, Jiffy offers climate-controlled units to ensure your belongings are left undamaged from heat or moisture. These units are great for storing furniture or any other items that might be susceptible to an inclement environment.

Besides budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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Why you should rent a storage unit in advance https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/why-you-should-rent-a-storage-unit-in-advance/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/why-you-should-rent-a-storage-unit-in-advance/#respond Fri, 09 Aug 2013 22:50:55 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-self-storage/why-you-should-rent-a-storage-unit-in-advance/ Procrastination, we all do it. However, when it comes to storing your valuable, this might be one time where you will want to plan ahead.

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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 rolling by reserving storage units in advance. This is especially beneficial for those looking to store their items at Jiffy Self Storage. As Jiffy is the leading storage facility in Toronto, you are ensured you will have a unit by booking it in advance. However, that's not the only benefit. 

At Jiffy, even if a limited-time promotion is set to expire beyond the date when you want to use self storage, the rates will still be honored for customers that reserve in advance. 

Besides budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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How to store your valuable efficiently https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/how-to-store-your-valuable-efficiently/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/how-to-store-your-valuable-efficiently/#respond Thu, 08 Aug 2013 21:32:00 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-business-storage/how-to-store-your-valuable-efficiently/ Those utilizing self storage facilities might just think they can pile their belongings into a unit and hope for the best.

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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 some advice you should take to ensure your items are exactly the same when you open that storage unit as they were when you closed it. When it comes to organizing your unit, its a good idea to put larger, heavier items on the bottom, so they don't destroy lighter, smaller things. If you are storing furniture, try to stack any items on top of each other to save room. 

Furthermore, you will want to consider obtaining a climate-controlled storage unit. This is a good idea if you plan on storing electronics or valuable works of art. Reputable storage facilities are available to ensure you make the most out of your space and all your items are safe and secure. 

Besides budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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Why choose the best when it comes to self storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/why-choose-the-best-when-it-comes-to-self-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/why-choose-the-best-when-it-comes-to-self-storage/#respond Thu, 08 Aug 2013 18:06:17 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/why-choose-the-best-when-it-comes-to-self-storage/ Sure when you are talking about cleaning your countertop, a cheap brand might do the job as well as a name brand cleaner.

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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 possessions, do you really want to skimp?

Jiffy Self Storage is the leading storage facility in the Toronto area. It has received the highest possible Better Business Bureau rating of A+ and has never had a complaint, according to its website. With its 23 years of storage experience, a customer is ensured their belongings are well looked after. 

While the price of Jiffy might be slightly more than the next facility in line, can it really match the security, cleanliness and accessibility of Jiffy? A storage user might save a few loonies, sure, but the ease and customer experience will be unmatched by any facility other than Jiffy. 

Besides budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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Self storage helps clear a home of its clutter https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/self-storage-helps-clear-a-home-of-its-clutter/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/self-storage-helps-clear-a-home-of-its-clutter/#respond Wed, 07 Aug 2013 20:49:27 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-self-storage/self-storage-helps-clear-a-home-of-its-clutter/ A messy home can be unsightly, but there is a solution.

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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 and don't want guest maneuvering around your belongings or you just want to free up some space in your home, self storage will house your belongings for as long as you want. Clean, well-maintained storage units will ensure your belongs are in the same condition as when you left them. 

Not only is self-storage cheap and clean, but it is easily accessible. Reputable facilities find the perfect balance between security and accessibility. At Jiffy, storage facilities stay open until 10 p.m., giving you access all day, but ensuring your belongings are safe all night. 

Besides budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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Self storage ideal for an empty nest https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/self-storage-ideal-for-an-empty-nest/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/self-storage-ideal-for-an-empty-nest/#respond Tue, 06 Aug 2013 18:26:54 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/self-storage-ideal-for-an-empty-nest/ Your kids finally leaving home and heading off to college might be a bitter-sweet moment.

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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 get choked up thinking about the empty nest they left behind, until you realize you could turn their room into that workout area you've wanted for a long time. 

As Canadian kids each year are heading off to school, their parents will likely be shifting some things around in the home.  Kids are likely to not need a whole lot of furniture when they head off to college, and parents are probably wondering what they should do with everything that's not likely to get used until their kid visits. That's when self storage comes in handy.

Self storage units are available to house valuables while your kids are away at college. Parents won't have to get rid of their kid's possessions and they will be able to free up space in their home. 

Besides budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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Toronto home sales jump in July https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/toronto-home-sales-jump-in-july/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/toronto-home-sales-jump-in-july/#respond Mon, 05 Aug 2013 18:30:07 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-self-storage/toronto-home-sales-jump-in-july/ 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 see since 2009.

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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 continued average price growth for the remainder of 2013 and through 2014 as well," Jason Mercer, TREB senior manager of market analysis, told The Calgary Herald. "Months of inventory for low-rise homes remain near record lows, suggesting that sellers' market conditions will remain in place the second half of 2013."

As home sales continue to be strong throughout the greater Toronto area, more homebuyers and sellers will be in need of reputable storage facilities. As storage units can help streamline any move, more individuals should see how Jiffy Self Storage stands above the rest. 

Besides budgetpriced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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The ease of using Jiffy Self Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/the-ease-of-using-jiffy-self-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-self-storage/the-ease-of-using-jiffy-self-storage/#respond Fri, 02 Aug 2013 21:21:31 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-self-storage/the-ease-of-using-jiffy-self-storage/ 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.

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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 Better Business Bureau and the Toronto Board of Trade, once you get inside you will know you chose the right place to keep your valuables.

Jiffy makes any self storage customer feel right at home, and housing your items couldn't be easier. The ease of a month-to-month lease ensures you are never paying for storage you don't need. Once you've arrived, Jiffy can help you by providing moving carts. And best of all, these carts are at no additional cost to you. They have a number of options available that will suit any item you might need to have moved.

In addition to budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available, so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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Small-business owners find help at self-storage facilities https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/small-business-owners-find-help-at-self-storage-facilities/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/business-storage/small-business-owners-find-help-at-self-storage-facilities/#respond Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:45:55 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-business-storage/small-business-owners-find-help-at-self-storage-facilities/ Most small-business owners are unaware of the benefits self storage can have to streamline operations at an office.

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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 help to make an office run more efficiently, freeing up space, it's not the only benefit of self storage. 

Perhaps the often overlooked perk of self storage is the ability to house documents. This can really benefit small-business owners, as they might have one-of-a-kind documents lying around that could be susceptible to damage. A file cabinet or hard drive just won't cut it if there is a flood or fire. If a valuable document gets damaged, it can be a big liability for any business owner. Luckily, Jiffy Self Storage provides a solution. 

Besides budget priced Toronto self storage spaces, Jiffy Self-Storage is now offering air conditioned Jiffy Workspaces/Offices with internet, light and power for small businesses and for business persons having outgrown their Toronto  small office home office (SOHO). There are a limited number of these workspaces available so contact Jiffy before all the spaces are gone.

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