14 Mar 2014

How Jiffy Storage Can Help You Find Affordable Office Space

Whether you’re an entrepreneur, a growing start-up, or a seasoned corporation trying to increase your profit margins, affordable office space is a coveted but often elusive thing in the world of business. Finding a location that has enough space and is also in an optimal business location, can be an extremely time-consuming and wallet draining process. Fortunately, Jiffy Storage is here to help you make that process easier, and less expensive! We’ve got two solutions to help you find an affordable office space: 1. Low Cost Office/Business Spaces for Small Business or Service Jiffy Workspace offers extremely affordable office space, already wired with Internet access, to satisfy entrepreneurs and small businesses who want a quality workspace but without the expensive overhead costs. Aside from the low price, the biggest perk of opting for Jiffy Workspace is the flexibility. Since we operate under a pay-as-you-go policy, you won’t be tied into any long-term leases if you decide to move on in…

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6 Jan 2014

This is the season when most people move seasonal car tires into and out of storage. Toronto car dealers charge an incredibly high fee to store tires for six months, but at Jiffy Self-Storage, we have the smarter solution for thrifty Toronto consumers looking for a cheap Toronto solution for storing seasonal tires. Rent a 25 sqft (5ft x 5ft x 9ft high) unit from Jiffy Toronto to store your winter tires plus other seasonal stuff inside one of our climate controlled storage spaces. You may ask yourself what difference does a proper storage space make for your tires. Well, tires that aren’t properly kept away can suffer a range of problems. Here are five quick and easy tire-storage tips and…

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19 Jul 2013

Thousands of homes and businesses across Toronto GTA have been tremendously damaged by the recent torrential rainfall and subsequent flooding. Basements, furniture and many ground level dwellings have sustained millions of dollars of damage. Even with the City of Toronto investing tens of millions of dollars into storm water management, back flow from drainage systems and sewers are inevitable. Furthermore, many ground level storage facilities across the city were not spared and also sustained severe flood damage. This left many storage tenants at a loss. Many valuable pieces of furniture and all sorts of items were destroyed. Why take the risk again? Absolutely none of our storage units were compromised. Many of our abroad and local tenants panic called in…

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28 Jun 2013

 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,…

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17 Jun 2013

Joanne (not her real name) spent a lot of time analyzing her family‘s move from her house to her Toronto self-storage unit. She itemized each piece, calculated cubic feet for each item being moved in and estimated that at most, she would need 200 sq ft of floor space to manage all the items going into storage. Being a perfectionist, before finalizing with the mover, she went over the list of storage items with the senior manager of the moving company. He confirmed what Joanne already knew and that the maximum storage size would be about 10ft x 20ft storage unit. Joanne reserved her storage unit prior to her move. On the moving day, Joanne went to the self-storage office…

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8 May 2013

Keeping a home organized can alleviate a lot of stress on a homeowners. According to Apartment Therapy, one home organizing professional suggested that consumers declutter their home for at least 15 minutes each day. Homeowners…

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29 Apr 2013

Choosing a storage unit can be a tough decision due to the fact that there are a lot of factors that come into play. While the industry has provided some of the most trustworthy places…

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26 Apr 2013

When it comes time to pack your boxes prior to moving day, the right filler can prevent damage from the experience. Although you may drive carefully, various vibrations within the vehicle or perhaps from sliding the boxes into place can damage your valuables. Wrapping your wine glasses in newspaper can only do so much and isn’t a guaranteed method of protecting them. While you could put money into packing foam, there are other ways you can safely protect your valuables from damage during your move. 1. Foam Peanuts – Packing peanuts are a great way to solidify the protection in your boxes. Because of their size and resilience, you can fill a box full of fragile goods reinforced with packing…

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28 Jan 2013

In 1932, Toronto native Donald Munro, invented something that would change the way games are viewed for the rest of time. Unable to purchase gifts for his children during the holidays, Munro decided to build…

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4 Dec 2012

Three Toronto theaters are asking taxpayers to dig into their own pockets and cover $4.3 million to keep them afloat as business is slow.Cheap storage in Toronto is available for small business owners who are worried about their own tight budget. Units are available to streamline office efficiency and cut costs in more ways than one.The three theaters asking for help are the Sony Centre, the Toronto Centre for the Arts in North York and the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. The theaters are claiming they are doing what they can but the demand for their service is just not there.“Corporate events are becoming a major part of our business,” Dan Brambilla, of the Sony Centre,  told the Toronto…

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3 Dec 2012

In order for small business owners to be successful, they need to display the qualities of leader, as entrepreneurial traits and leadership traits might overlap, they are not all the same. Small business owners looking to save on the high price of office rent should considering conducting their business operations out of self storage units, as these provide adequate space at a low price.Most business ventures fails, so in order to have success. Entrepreneurs are encouraged to find mentors and educate themselves at conferences on what it means to lead a business.“Many entrepreneurs not only don’t like being told what to do, they also dislike telling other people what to do,” Jamie Gruman, a professor of business from the University…

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23 May 2012

A woman who recently inherited a 300-acre farm from her parents recently wrote in to Moneyville with a unique issue – her nephew is squatting on the property.The woman claims her nephew has taken up residence on the property, even though he doesn't own the land. He's also moved all of his broken-down cars onto the farm and routinely uses it with his friends to fish and hunt. Despite repeated requests to move from the land from both his aunt and father, the man refuses to leave. This has become especially problematic since the woman is looking to sell the farm, but the value is decreased while his junk is everywhere.Moneyville's experts told the woman to get tough with her…

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18 Apr 2012

A new report from the Canadian Real Estate Association shows that the market is cooling in many parts of the country, but remains red-hot in Toronto.Just a few months ago, Vancouver was the city with high sales and even higher prices for new homes. Now, the focus has shifted to Toronto. While the average price of a home in many major Canadian cities fell in March, according to the report, Toronto's prices jumped by more than 10 percent.Overall, prices for Canadian homes were down 0.5 percent. However, sales of new houses rose by 2.5 percent compared to the previous month, indicating that there's still a market for homes in Canada.One way for home buyers to save money is to supplement…

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31 Oct 2011

Whether people are downsizing, renovating their homes, in the midst of moving to a new location or looking to add more living space, storage units are rented for all types of reasons. Similarly, given that tastes and preferences differ, storage units are often loaded with a wide variety of items, many of them that require special handling. To help, 123Movers.com, a U.S.-based internet company that helps individuals find long distance moving companies, offers a few packing suggestions. For instance, major appliances – such as refrigerators, stoves and washing machines – should be clean and dry before storing them. In addition, their doors should be locked in a secure position to prevent them from opening, which can be a safety hazard.…

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19 Oct 2011

As Torontonians raid their storage closets to retrieve their children's favorite Halloween costumes, Safe Kids Canada is reminding parents not to forget to arm their young ones with safety tips before they go out trick-or-treating.Pamela Fuselli, executive director of Safe Kids Canada, says ensuring kids' safety as they travel door to door to collect candy from friends and neighbors requires a commitment from parents."An important first step is to teach your kids how to be safe pedestrians," said Fuselli. "Practice the safety rules with them and set a good example by reinforcing safe behaviour year round. Drivers also play a role, by slowing down on the roads and driving the speed limit."Some of the things parents should teach their kids…

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6 Jun 2011

The moving process is something just about everyone experiences at least once in their life. But if people aren’t careful in who they hire to help them pack up their boxes and belongings, it could be an experience they never want to have again. A reliable mover should have excellent client reviews According to the U.S.-based Better Business Bureau, which helps consumers determine if businesses are legitimate and good to deal with, the firm receives loads of complaints from homeowners who have been scammed by movers. To help people determine what movers are for real, the BBB and American Moving and Storage Association has a few pointers. For instance, the organizations say homeowners should research the…

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28 May 2011

Storage unit companies are in the business of providing homeowners with the space they need for their belongings. But what would a company be if it didn’t also give renters tips on how to maximize their own living space? Fortunately, a U.S.-based media source recently published some ways people can find more room to house their belongings in the bedroom. You'll need less self storage if you organize your storage stuff For instance, the Seattle Times recommends using the space that’s beneath the bed, as a standard king-size mattress takes up 42 square-feet of living space. Thin portable storage containers would fit nicely. The paper says homeowners should also look to make the area that’s made…

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30 Oct 2010

Often older married folks that are thinking about downsizing, look for a place to store legacy items without considering if the items being stored will have value when they pass to the next generation. They do not realize that items stored have built in obsolescence in our fast moving world so that even after a few years they are worthless. Take the example of a middle class retired couple that rented a Toronto storage locker for more than 15 years. When the children of the deceased couple opened their parents’ storage locker for the first time, they were taken back with items that they found. What greeted them were two 25 year old IBM XT computers with matching monitors, a…

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14 Apr 2010

I don’t know a single person that’s in love with moving and storing – but sometimes life shattering events happen that result in radical changes for households and businesses. Persons going through separation, divorce, executors managing estates, sudden illnesses, forced downsizings, persons retiring from businesses – all of these are individuals going through unexpected life disruptions and Jiffy Storage can manage all their problems of moving and downsizing – from supplying boxes and in-home moving packers, arranging for trucks and movers to money saving packing tips that go along way for reducing storage costs. We are more than just another Toronto storage company  –  Jiffy Self Storage has staff with expertise to deal with other peoples’ storage problems so they don’t have to. Many…

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