Toronto Storage News – 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 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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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 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 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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No security deposit for Jiffy Self Storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/no-security-deposit-for-jiffy-self-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/no-security-deposit-for-jiffy-self-storage/#respond Wed, 31 Jul 2013 18:57:59 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/no-security-deposit-for-jiffy-self-storage/ Jiffy Self Storage goes above and beyond to meet the needs of their customers.

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Jiffy Self Storage goes above and beyond to meet the needs of their customers. That's why it doesn't charge a security deposit when renting a storage unit. Jiffy would rather not financially burden a customer by requiring a security deposit.

Instead however, Jiffy will reward you for signing a long-term lease for one of its storage units. Not only are these units clean, secure and accessible, but they are inexpensive, especially when you sign up for a long period of time.

While leases can be obtained on a month-to-month basis, storage users aren't obligated to buy more storage than they need. However, for those planning on using the service for a long period of time, Jiffy offers a prepayment option for six months that comes with a half month rent for free in the seventh month. In addition, if the tenant prepays upfront a year in advance then they get the entire 13th month for free.

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Reserving a storage unit in advance has its benefits https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/reserving-a-storage-unit-in-advance-has-its-benefits/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/reserving-a-storage-unit-in-advance-has-its-benefits/#respond Fri, 26 Jul 2013 19:48:21 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/reserving-a-storage-unit-in-advance-has-its-benefits/ When buying anything it's usually always cheaper to plan for the long term, and the same goes when obtaining a self storage unit.

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When buying anything, it's usually always cheaper to plan for the long term, and the same goes when obtaining a self storage unit. 

At Jiffy Self Storage, you will be rewarded for knowing your plans and singing a long-term lease. While storage units can be obtained on a month-to-month basis, at Jiffy, your money can go a little further when you sign a longer lease. Whether you are a business owner clearing up clutter in the office or a homeowner storing seasonal items, you save more the longer you store. 

If you pay in advance for six months then you will receive a half month free courtesy of Jiffy in the seventh month. Also, if you pay in advance for 12 months then you'll receive the 13th month free.

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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Home prices on the rise in Toronto https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/home-prices-on-the-rise-in-toronto-3/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/home-prices-on-the-rise-in-toronto-3/#respond Thu, 25 Jul 2013 17:47:39 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/home-prices-on-the-rise-in-toronto-3/ A recent report from Remax Ontario-Atlantic Canada indicated that Toronto has one more neighborhood where home prices are above $1 million.

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A recent report from Remax Ontario-Atlantic Canada indicated that home prices in a number of Toronto neighborhoods are averaging more than $1 million.

According to the report, the average price in Don Mills, Parkwoods-Donalda and Victoria Village all increased to $1.1 million during the first six months of this year, up 12.7 percent on a year-over-year comparison.

"At the end of the day, the Toronto real estate market continues to be healthy," Gurinder Sandhu, executive vice-president, regional director, Remax Ontario-Atlantic Canada, told The Calgary Herald. "This health is expected to continue."

As prices continue to rise in the greater Toronto area, more homeowners will find selling their homes more attractive. Those considering a home move will want to look into ways to streamline the process. Self storage is a great way to start a move early and make moving day as easy as possible.

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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Advice when moving into a condo in Toronto https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/advice-when-moving-into-a-condo-in-toronto/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/advice-when-moving-into-a-condo-in-toronto/#respond Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:52:57 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/advice-when-moving-into-a-condo-in-toronto/ The cost of living in downtown Toronto is more than outside city, and space should be savored.

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The cost of living in downtown Toronto is more than outside city, and space should be savored. As you are paying a higher rent, you will want to ensure you are getting the most for your money. That means implementing a few strategies to save on space.

Maximize storage inside a home
There are a number of ways to increase the storage inside a condominium. Adding things like cupboards or bookshelves can significantly boost the amount of space in a home. It's important to try and build things up, not out, as floor space is more often utilized. 

Utilize self storage
While adding shelves or a cabinet can only save so much room in a condominium, there are other options available. Perhaps the best way to save on space in your new condominium is to use self storage. Whether it's storing a seasonal item or just getting things out of your place you don't plan on using, self storage offers a solution. Units are cost-effective and accessible. 

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 frees a home from clutter https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/self-storage-frees-a-home-from-clutter/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/self-storage-frees-a-home-from-clutter/#respond Fri, 19 Jul 2013 20:46:00 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/self-storage-frees-a-home-from-clutter/ Any homeowner knows that sometimes clutter accumulates. It's about as unavoidable as paying taxes.

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Any homeowner knows that sometimes clutter accumulates. It's about as unavoidable as paying taxes. 

However, those looking to finally take a stand should take some advice in ways to cut down on clutter.

Storage units are available
Renting a storage unit is likely the best way to get rid of clutter and make sure it stops accumulating. Self storage is inexpensive and will have your home looking clean and organized in no time. As these units can be rented on a month-to-month basis, homeowners don't have to worry about signing a lengthy contract in order to utilize storage space. 

They're perfect for seasonal items
Self storage is ideal for storing seasonal items that you are likely to use only a few months throughout the year. A homeowner will be amazed how much space is freed up in their garage by storing a lawn mower during the colder the months. Space in a home is a valuable and self storage can ensure you don't waste any of it. 

As well as the home office
Most homeowners don't realize that self storage units can be used to store documents. Whether you want a secure place to house valuable documents or a way to clean up your office from clutter, self storage is the ideal option. 

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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Both homes sales and prices jump in Canada https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/both-homes-sales-and-prices-jump-in-canada/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/both-homes-sales-and-prices-jump-in-canada/#respond Tue, 16 Jul 2013 18:50:50 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/both-homes-sales-and-prices-jump-in-canada/ The Canadian Real Estate Association recently reported that price of existing homes in Canada increased 4.8 percent in June on a year-over-year comparison, while national sales jumped 3.3 percent on a month-over-month comparison.

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The Canadian Real Estate Association recently reported that prices of existing homes in Canada increased 4.8 percent in June on a year-over-year comparison, while national sales jumped 3.3 percent on a month-over-month comparison.

"Increases in mortgage interest rates likely prompted some buyers with pre-approved mortgages to jump off the sidelines and into the market in June, particularly in larger, more expensive urban markets where affordability is strained," said Gregory Klump, chief economist for CREA.

Those Canadians who have come off the fence or who are considering a home purchase should look to self storage for any help in organizing their new home. Self storage is an inexpensive way for homeowners to hang on to possessions they are not ready to get rid of. It is also encouraged that business owners look into the benefits of self storage as well.

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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Leasing benefits offered for self storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/leasing-benefits-offered-for-self-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/leasing-benefits-offered-for-self-storage/#respond Wed, 10 Jul 2013 19:00:29 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/leasing-benefits-offered-for-self-storage/ Self storage provides a number of benefits for homeowners looking for help during a home move or just wanting to free up some clutter.

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Self storage provides a number of benefits for homeowners looking for help during a home move or just wanting to free up some clutter. Storage unites can be a safe haven for your most valuable possessions or can keep one-of-a-kind documents from being damaged. While these are go-to reasons for obtaining self storage, there are a number leasing advantages that help improve the customer experience even more.

Month-to-month leases
At Jiffy Self Storage, users only have to commit to a lease on a month-to-month basis. This makes it easy for people looking to store items for a short time or those who are unsure just how long they will need the service. In addition, if a customer decides they want a larger or smaller unit, the transition is seamless. 

Discounts for long-term leasing
Those who know they want to keep items for an extended period of time are offered a price break. Discounts are provided at Jiffy Self Storage for six- or 12-month prepayment periods. Those booking six months in advance will get half off their seventh month, while those leasing 12 months will get a 13th month for free. 

Other benefits for businesses
"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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Tips for downsizing a home https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/tips-for-downsizing-a-home/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/tips-for-downsizing-a-home/#respond Tue, 09 Jul 2013 20:49:01 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/tips-for-downsizing-a-home/ As moving from a single-family home to condominium is a common trend these days in Canada, those doing so should take a few tips to help them save on space.

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As moving from a single-family home to condominium is a common trend these days in Canada, those doing so should take a few tips to help them save on space. 

Organize
Those moving into a smaller residence will want to go through and organize their belongings. Pack things you will need in the new home into boxes that are labeled with the room in which they are going to ensure you know where everything is and to help you unpack later on. Take your time when packing and clearly label boxes that you or movers should be extra careful with.

Store
As you are organizing your belongs, set certain boxes aside that you plan to put in self storage. Since a condo has less room than a single-family home, storage units provide a cost-effective way to still give you access to your belongings without taking up room in your new place. 

Donate
If you decide you don't want certain items, don't ditch them, donate them. Not only will this give you the satisfaction that someone else can enjoy your stuff, but you will be saving room in your new place. 

Jiffy Self Storage, a leader in Toronto storage solutions, is currently running a contest on their website for a free iPad 3. Visitors to the site simply need to match a few Canadian landmarks and they'll be entered to win the iPad or one of several other prizes.

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Preparing your valuables for self storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/preparing-your-valuables-for-self-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/preparing-your-valuables-for-self-storage/#respond Wed, 03 Jul 2013 17:51:24 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/preparing-your-valuables-for-self-storage/ Those looking to rent a self storage unit for their valuable should first find a reputable facility that ensures your belongings will be kept safe and sound.

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Those looking to rent a self storage unit for their valuables should first find a reputable facility that ensures your belongings will be kept safe and sound. 

From there, you can decide how big of a space you will need. Storage professionals will be at your disposal to help you pick the right size space, based on what and how much you want stored. Certain facilities also offer a number of different types of boxes to help you in the packing process. Jiffy Self Storage is a trusted facility in the Toronto area, and according to its website, they offer, "wardrobe boxes, china packing boxes, multiple sized cartons for packing, tapes and tape guns, mattress covers, reinforced corners for large pictures and mirrors, and much more." 

In addition to ensuring your items are packed properly, trusted storage facilities can provide help when you move you things into a facility. Jiffy has moving carts available and will refer you to persons or companies that will physically help you get your things to the storage unit. 

Jiffy Self Storage, a leader in Toronto storage solutions, is currently running a contest on their website for a free iPad 3. Visitors to the site simply need to match a few Canadian landmarks and they'll be entered to win the iPad or one of several other prizes.

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The ease of using self storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/the-ease-of-using-self-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/the-ease-of-using-self-storage/#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2013 21:45:12 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/the-ease-of-using-self-storage/ Self storage facilities likely offer a number of services that consumers are not aware and could be the deal breaker in whether they decide to store their valuables.

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Self storage facilities likely offer a number of services that consumers are not aware of and could be the deal breaker in whether they decide to store their valuables. 

For instance, reputable self storage facilities provide a full shipping supply store for consumers in need of boxes or other moving supplies. Jiffy Self Storage is a leader in the industry in Toronto and ensures customer are looked after when storing their valuables. 

"Purchase specialty boxes like wardrobe boxes, china packing boxes, multiple sized cartons for packing, tapes and tape guns, mattress covers, reinforced corners for large pictures and mirrors, and much more," reads the company's website. 

In addition to moving supplies, consumers can also rent a personal mailbox at Jiffy. Anyone away from home from a long period of time and running their business out of a Jiffy workspace or storage unit can benefit from this inexpensive service.

Jiffy Self Storage, a leader in Toronto storage solutions, is currently running a contest on their website for a free iPad 3. Visitors to the site simply need to match a few Canadian landmarks and they'll be entered to win the iPad or one of several other prizes.

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Why the cheapest self storage might be the wrong choice https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/why-the-cheapest-self-storage-might-be-the-wrong-choice/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/why-the-cheapest-self-storage-might-be-the-wrong-choice/#respond Fri, 28 Jun 2013 19:54:34 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/why-the-cheapest-self-storage-might-be-the-wrong-choice/ When choosing a self storage facility, price will of course be something on your mind.

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 When choosing a self storage facility, price will be something on your mind. However, that should not be sole factor when deciding on which place to go with. 

While some places will be cheaper than others, there is probably a reason they are cheap. If you are storing possessions that are valuable to you, paying a little extra is worth the peace of mind knowing your things are safe. 

Cheap self storage facilities could be more prone to break-ins and floods, and likely won't allow the ease and accessibility of more reputable businesses. As self storage itself is an inexpensive service, you likely won't notice the difference by paying more for a better company, not to mention you won't notice any damage to your things, as all your items will be just as you left them.

Self storage can be a smart way to hang on to valuable items without taking up room in a house or apartment. For Toronto storage solutions, there's no better than Jiffy Self Storage. Those interested in self storage should check out the affordable rates on Jiffy's website, where they can also enter to win a free iPad 3.

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Why you should choose self storage for seasonal items https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/why-you-should-choose-self-storage-for-seasonal-items/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/why-you-should-choose-self-storage-for-seasonal-items/#respond Wed, 26 Jun 2013 19:42:54 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/why-you-should-choose-self-storage-for-seasonal-items/ Whether its that pair of roller skates in the winter or pair of ice skates in the summer, utilizing self storage for seasonal items can save you space in your home.

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Whether it's that pair of roller skates in the winter or pair of ice skates in the summer, utilizing self storage for seasonal items can save you space in your home. But don't just think sports equipment. 

Self storage can be an inexpensive way to free up space in your home and remove clutter. Items that you only use a few months out of the year can be safely tucked away until you need them next season. However, with the accessibility of storage units, getting ahold of these items, if you happen to need them, is easy. Certain reputable facilities are open 24 hours a day seven days a week, so if you do happen to need your ice skates this summer, it's no problem. 

These storage units also provide a great place to keep landscape equipment, like a law mower or snow blower, which are both likely to take up a lot of room and not get much use out of season. 

Self storage can be a smart way to hang on to valuable items without taking up room in a house or apartment. For Toronto storage solutions, there's no better than Jiffy Self Storage. Those interested in self storage should check out the affordable rates on Jiffy's website, where they can also enter to win a free iPad 3.

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Top misconceptions about self storage https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/top-misconceptions-about-self-storage/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/top-misconceptions-about-self-storage/#respond Tue, 25 Jun 2013 18:38:16 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/top-misconceptions-about-self-storage/ When deciding on whether or not you need a storage unit, don't let the common misconceptions influence your decision.

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When deciding on whether or not you need a storage unit, don't let the common misconceptions influence your decision. 

Myth: My items won't be safe

Fact: Self storage provides a safe haven for valuables you do not have room for. Jiffy storage units provide a secure and clean place to house your items, not to mention they are climate-controlled  and even have pest control. 

Myth: I won't find a storage unit that it is the right size

Fact: As not having enough room or having too much room would create problems for customers, a Jiffy storage consultant will be on hand to help you choose the optimal storage unit. This expert will take into account all the items you want stored, so that you will be sure once you show up with your possessions, that they will all fit perfectly. 

Self storage can be a smart way to hang on to valuable items without taking up room in a house or apartment. For Toronto storage solutions, there's no better than Jiffy Self Storage. Those interested in self storage should check out the affordable rates on Jiffy's website, where they can also enter to win a free iPad 3.

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Condo starts strong in Toronto https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/condo-starts-strong-in-toronto/ https://www.jiffystorage.com/blog/news-media/toronto-storage-news/condo-starts-strong-in-toronto/#respond Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:46:02 +0000 https://www.jiffystorage.com/jiffy-news/toronto-news/toronto-storage-news/condo-starts-strong-in-toronto/ Toronto's housing market is booming, thanks in part to the rising popularity of condominiums.

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Toronto's housing market is booming, thanks in part to the rising popularity of condominiums.

According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, condo starts reached 176,000 units in April, well above the initially anticipated 175,000 units. While the market has been somewhat softening from its robust pace last year, the report showed that high-rise condo construction starts were actually 22 percent higher in major urban center in May on a month-over-month comparison.

With the strong demand for condos continuing throughout Toronto, those moving from a single-family home to a smaller, urban residence will want to free up some space in their home. Self storage units are an affordable option to getting items out of a condo, while still allowing you to hang on to them.

"With the condo apartment construction market opening the year on a softer note, the backlog of condo units sold for the most part in 2011, but not started, resulted in stronger numbers in May," Ted Tsiakopoulos, Ontario regional economist for CMHC, told The Toronto Star.

Self storage can be a smart way to hang on to valuable items without taking up room in a house or apartment. For Toronto storage solutions, there's no better than Jiffy Self Storage. Those interested in self storage should check out the affordable rates on Jiffy's website, where they can also enter to win a free iPad 3.

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