21 Sep 2015

How Can Self-Storage Help Seniors After Retirement?

Retiring is a big step in life, and the next period can sometimes be difficult to adjust to. Many seniors find self-storage helpful after retirement for several reasons. De-Clutter Many seniors find themselves with a lifetime of things, and after retirement they finally have the time to take stock and de-clutter. It’s not as easy as just disposing of unwanted or unneeded items. Certain things such as toys and clothing from when their children and grandchildren were young, carry sentimental value, or can function as hand me downs later down the road. Sentimental and family value is important to consider. Photo albums, books, framed pictures, journals, and documents, will all have important meaning to future generations, and should not be thrown away. Other valuable items like artwork, rare books, furniture, china, jewelry, clothing, special collections, records, and more, hold monetary as well as sentimental value and will certainly be bequeathed upon family members in the future. It’s also important to…

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8 Aug 2013

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

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31 Jul 2013

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…

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28 Jun 2013

It is a common misconception that you have to sign a lengthy contract when using self storage.However, certain facilities know that people often do not know how long they will need to store their things or…

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28 Jun 2013

Self storage provides a useful solution to anyone who is moving or cleaning up a home. While many people over-stress themselves on moving day or homeowners have seasonal items piling up in a garage, self…

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28 May 2013

Due to the unusually dry start to May, youth and adult softball leagues kicked off the first tournaments of the season recently as coaches flocked to self storage units to house all of their equipment.There…

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10 May 2013

Canada's housing market is showing signs of improvement; however, some analysts are concerned that there has been a lack of construction jobs. According to The Canadian Press, there were 174,858 units constructed in April, which was…

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30 Apr 2013

Over the past few years, Canadian residents have been looking into ways to make sure they are taking full advantage of the benefits that come along with their storage units. According to Extra Storage Space,…

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30 Apr 2013

A self-storage unit can be a wise financial decision for those moving, looking to protect an investment or or just in need of extra space.1. Moving: If you're changing residences for your family, new job…

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10 Apr 2013

Over the past few months, several people have come forward in opposition of Toronto Mayor Tom Ford's plan to build a casino in the city. According to the Toronto Star, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said that…

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8 Mar 2013

The Toronto Star recently announced it will be cutting a total of 55 jobs due to financial woes, according to the Globe and Mail. The country's largest newspaper will be downsizing largely due to the…

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31 Jan 2013

While Canada is recognized as one of the top hockey nations in the world, Toronto residents might not like to hear that their chances of a second NHL team in the city is unlikely for…

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11 Jan 2013

One of Toronto's most famous foodies recently revealed the story behind one of her secret ingredients. Wanda Srdoc, also known as the "truffle lady," has been providing some of the city's hottest chefs with unique truffles imported from Croatia for the past seven years. According to the Toronto Star, Srdoc walks around town carrying a suitcase packed with some of the food industry's most coveted truffles she saves for the chefs. While being a chef would be an amazing career, not everyone is cut out for it. For novice chefs who collect cookbooks, it can be hard to find space to fit all of them. However, by renting a self storage space, Toronto residents can feel organized without having to…

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9 Jan 2013

Canadian actress, singer, film director, and screenwriter Sarah Polley was recently awarded for her confession documentary Stories We Tell, which won Best Film at the Toronto Film Critics Association on January 8. Her inspiration for creating the film came after she discovered the man that raised her was not her biological father. Individuals who have collected their own awards or have acquired a large movie collection over the years and have nowhere to put them should invest in a self storage space. A Toronto storage unit is an excellent way to preserve items and keep track of them. After interviewing her family members, including her father, she learned more about her deceased mother than she knew prior to making the…

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7 Jan 2013

After months of waiting around, supporters of the National Hockey League can celebrate the comeback of their beloved game. One of the most recognized issues Toronto is currently struggling with as a result of the lockout is the declining economy. Although there isn't any way to be sure yet, some finance experts predict the long awaited season will bring money into Canada. While some companies have chosen to down-size, others are looking into alternative options to save money. Any businesses that are currently struggling as a result of the economic decline are strongly encouraged to use self storage to cut costs on company spending and have affordable office space. Once the new labor agreement is ratified, the NHL is expected…

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19 Dec 2012

A recent poll shows that most Toronto residents actually want to shop on the holidays.Toronto self storage is available for those looking to store seasonal items, like Christmas decorations, when the holiday ends and valuables clutter up a home.According to a Forum Research survey, 47 percent of Toronto residents are in favor of businesses being open on holidays, 38 percent disagreed with them. The survey did indicate, however, that 61 percent of respondents disagreed with shopping being available 24/7.“While we see ourselves as a world-class city, we’re still Toronto the Good when it comes to impulse shopping at 4 a.m.,” said Lorne Bozinoff, Forum president.A separate Angus Reid survey showed that nearly 60 percent of Canadians are doing their Christmas…

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27 Nov 2012

The Toronto Argonauts recently won the Canadian Football League championship with a win over the Calgary Stampeders, and in celebration, the Grey Cup parade is in full swing.Individuals in the Toronto area are encouraged to utilize self storage for their sporting goods and equipment, especially for items that are only used for a few months out of the year.A fleet of 28 pickup trucks and a convertible carrying Argonaut quarterback Ricky Ray began at Union Station and continued up Bay Street towards city hall. City officials declared it Toronto Argonauts Day and the Canada Post even created a stamp for the first Argo Grey Cup victory in eight years.“It was good for Toronto to win, with fans packing the stadium,”…

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15 Nov 2012

According to the Toronto Star, there is no business too small to exploit, therefore all business owners need to be well educated and equipped to fight web threats and cyber crime.Most small or large business also have valuables that cannot be replaced, like important documents, that need physical copies. Self storage is available to keep these items secure, giving business owners peace of mind from potential liabilities associated with one of a kind documents. As far as keeping digital content secure, business owners should be sure to organize their content. A National Cyber Security Alliance survey of 1,000 small business owners showed that 85 percent of them believed criminals were after larger enterprises than theirs. The Star warns that a false…

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13 Nov 2012

A two-alarm erupted on November 12 inside a third floor apartment on Queen Street. A 30-year-old man was rushed to hospital after being severely burned in the blaze.Fires in the Greater Toronto Area serve as a good reminder for individuals to consider placing their valuables in self storage, as units are available to ensure their safety and the safety of their belongings.Toronto Fire district chief Dan Sell told the Toronto Star that a tenant from the building rescued the burn victim and brought him to the entrance of the building, while two others escaped the fire unharmed."Preliminary investigation indicated it was overloaded electrical wiring that caused heavy charring in one corner of the room, and the fire then spread to the…

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