15 May 2015

19 Unusual Storage Unit Finds

People often store away some of the most unusual items. Whether they don’t want them displayed in their homes or simply don’t have space to store them while moving to a smaller location, odd findings are a normalcy in storage units! When storage units are left unpaid for or forgotten, there is a certain amount of time in which the owner of the unit has before they can open the unit and keep or auction off the contents inside. While this is all according to the law within the area you reside in, many storage unit owners have found some astonishingly weird items being stored away, as often seen on shows like ‘Storage Wars.’ So what are among the strangest things ever recorded to have been found in abandoned storage units? A Live Grenade Three Thousand Year Old Seeds NASA Rocket and Countdown Clock Never- Released Songs from Michael Jackson Personal Belongings of Burt Reynolds Aretha Franklin’s Clothes A $1…

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11 May 2015

People often get discouraged when it comes to finding new and innovative ways within the home to disguise and hide clutter. There are many simple ways to do so and all of them are easy enough to do on your own. Use toilet paper rolls to hide cords that aren’t being used. This works well for all of those USB cables that are often left lying around the home. Use a photo box and cut out holes in the back of the box to reel cords through. Then take the decorative box and place it on a shelf where most of the electronics are. This is especially good for entertainment stands. You can even hide the power strip inside of…

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4 Jul 2013

As summer has arrived, many homeowners are packing up seasonal items to put in self storage. As these items are likely cluttering up a closet, garage or basement, self storage provides a cost-effective solution to…

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13 May 2013

As the academic year comes to an end, a lot of parents and students throughout Toronto are probably wondering where they are going to store extra items until their child returns to his or her…

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19 Mar 2013

On March 19, United States-based retail giant Target will be opening two stores in Toronto. According to Torontoist, the stores will be located at the Centrepoint Mall and East York Town Centre. A third one will open…

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14 Mar 2013

Social media extraordinaire Gary Vaynerchuk will be making a stop in Toronto on April 26 to address several marketing tactics small business managers should be using to improve their company's brand.According to Tech Vibes, Vaynerchuk's visit…

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14 Feb 2013

Over the next few months, Toronto is expected to outshine the rest of Western Canada, as its economy is expected to improve. According to the Toronto Star, experts don’t predict it will increase significantly, however, CAW…

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15 Jan 2013

A group of Toronto students recently decided they were going to try to convince celebrities and people in their community to wear a blue scarf to raise awareness for autism. According to the Toronto Star, Emily Albert, 16, and Mia Kibel, 17, came up with the idea when they were inspired with one of their fellow students, Carly, who suffers from autism. Some individuals may have a giant scarf and clothing collection that is unable to fit in their home. If this is the case, renting out a self storage space would be a smart idea. Although autism isn’t as common as other disorders, it is estimated that about 190,000 Canadian children suffer from the disorder, and many of them…

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15 Jan 2013

Patti Smith, the legendary punk musician, poet and visual artist recently announced she will be performing two nights at Toronto’s Art Gallery of Ontario. According to CTV News, the “punk pioneer” will grace the city on March 7 for two separate evening performances. The punk musician is known for producing a large collection of various works of art. Some of her fans may not have enough room to showcase all of her pieces, so they may want to rent out a Toronto storage space. Smith recently released her film Live at Montreux 2005. The documentary captured her at the famous Swiss festival, which Smith’s guitarist Lenny Kaye told radio station WFJA captured the band at a “nice moment in time.”…

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31 Dec 2012

Small business in the Toronto area are encouraged to be proactive when it comes to complying with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. Making businesses accessible to everyone is not only a way to empower the community but it is also a smart business move as it will increase the amount of customers. Entrepreneurs in the area should also consider running their business operations out of Toronto self storage, as units are available to supplement the high cost of office space. Under the AODA, business are required to create a plane for disabled people with service animals and devices that offer assistance, like wheelchairs or canes, providing easy accessibility or even alternatives like deliveries or carry-outs. The Toronto City…

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11 Dec 2012

The Toronto Star recently issued some offbeat job interview questions that can help small business owners find the right fit for their companies.These same business owners are encouraged to utilize the money saving option of self storage. Facilities are available in the Toronto area for small business owners and entrepreneurs to store critical documents that are at a liability being left around the home or office.According to experts, unconventional questions can help employers find the right person for the job."It's all about the “fit factor,” Chris Kulbaba, career development practitioner with the London, Ontario, told the news source. “It's a way an employer can look at the behaviours or attitudes or values of a job seeker.”Offbeat questions include "If you…

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29 Nov 2012

Joe Pennachetti, Toronto's city manager, recently recommended that the city increase property taxes by 1.95 percent, up from Mayor Rob Ford's goal of a 1.75 percent tax.For small business owners in the Greater Toronto Area looking to skip out on costly property tax, self storage units are available. These units do not have property taxes and many business operations can be run out of them. Not to mention, utilizing the storage skips out on the costly price of office space altogether.“The budget is balanced and we are moving towards fiscal sustainability,” Pennachetti said at the budget committee meeting on November 29, the Toronto Star reported.The city would bring in nearly $46 million with the increase, which could offset the police…

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8 Nov 2012

Canada is supporting an increasing entrepreneurial fervor that is attracting more people to come and try their hand at opening a small business. Immigrants with a business idea and little to no financing should know there are several organizations that offer mentoring and other services that help startups all across Canada, the Toronto Star reported.Small business owners should also look into business self storage in the Toronto area. Storage units can be used to conduct business operations and supplement the high cost for office space.“It’s hard to start a business as a newcomer,” Alejandro Monsivais, who came to Canada from Mexico a decade ago and started his food and catering company, Mexicatessen, in 2008, told the Toronto Star. “But I’m…

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24 Oct 2012

According to the study conducted by Michelle McQuaid, a world leader in positive psychology interventions in the workplace, 65 percent of American and Canadian workers are either somewhat or completely dissatisfied at their jobs. With so many Canadians opening their own small businesses, it is important they start today and ask for help.Small business owners on a tight budget should consider trading the expensive cost of office space for the cheap price of self storage, as many business operations can be conducted with smaller space.Canadian entrepreneurs are encouraged to start with a clean slate and keep mistakes in the past where they belong. They should also not be discouraged when they have to ask for help.“Buy your weakness and sell…

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22 Oct 2012

Statistics Canada recently reported that consumer prices increased during September on a month-over-month comparison. The increases were only minor and not enough to affect annual inflation.Those looking to reduce spending and free up some space in their homes should consider self storage for their belongings.Consumer prices increased 0.2 percent on a month-over-month comparison. Statistics Canada said that gasoline and electricity were the main contributors to inflation in September, but those decreases were offset by the purchasing of motor vehicles, women’s clothing and mortgages.The report showed that the drought this summer looks to have not impacted food prices, which only showed a year-over-year increase of 1.6 percent in September. Primarily due to the seasonal declines in fresh vegetables and fruit, food…

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2 Oct 2012

StartUp Canada is currently touring Toronto to support, celebrate and provide solutions for entrepreneurship. The grassroots initiative stated there is no one-size-fits all solution for a more effective entrepreneurial ecosystem but  for various elements, like vision and leadership.Portable storage containers are available in the Toronto-area for small businesses transitioning from one office space to another, or for those who want to run their business and forget about paying office rent altogether.“We ask people to think like entrepreneurs and find doable, innovative solutions to local, regional and national-level challenges,” Rick Spence, a Startup Canada Advisor and former editor and publisher of PROFIT, The Magazine for Canadian Entrepreneurs, told the Toronto Star. “In Ontario, we collected some great new business ideas, from…

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20 Sep 2012

Utilizing social media and video sharing sites can make or break any small business. YouTube reported that in in 2011 they experienced more than 1 trillion views, accounting for nearly 140 views for every living person. The social media site Twitter reports having more than 140 million users, while Facebook said they hit 901 million monthly users at the end of March.For individuals starting up a business, cheap self storage units can replace unnecessary office leasing and help cut down a on costs.“Most businesses go exclusively for reach, but advertising only works if users have heard your message again and again,” Yusuf Gad, founder and president of Toronto marketing firm a5MEDIA, told the Toronto Star. "You don’t want to over…

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7 Sep 2012

The Canadian Paralympic basketball ousted Great Britain in the recent semi-final game, beating out the host team in a final score of 69-52. The Canadians have not lost a game throughout the entire tournament and square off with the Australians on September 8 in a battle for the gold.Jiffy Storage wishes all the athletes in the Paralympic games the best of luck and wants to extend their undivided support for the basketball team. In order to increase awareness for the upcoming finals, Jiffy is encouraging fans to retweet this article to show their support. For any individuals looking to store their extra sports equipment, storage containers in Toronto are available.The Australians took down the United States in a hard fought…

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30 Aug 2012

With the growing number of condos going up in Toronto and the surrounding area, people with the money to buy one and rent it out to others need to be sure they are ready to be a landlord. A recent article for MoneySense outlined some things people need to consider before expecting to prosper as a property owner.One of the first things landlords in Toronto should think about is forming a relationship with trusted Toronto professional movers and packers that are courteous of time and mindful of walls and door frames.New landlords should also be prepared to deal with bounced checks, faucets that need to be replaced and all of the taxes associated with owning a property. While being a…

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