29 Jul 2013

The perks of reputable storage facilities

Depending on where you go for your storage needs, you might be missing out on some perks.Storage facilities are available that offer climate-controlled units to house delicate items. So what does this mean exactly?Climate-controlled units might be necessary for certain valuables like furniture or artwork. These units stay at a…

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7 May 2013

Toronto self storage unit renters will want to be sure to pay their bills on time, or else they could find all of their personal belongings have been put up for auction. According to Storage…

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1 May 2013

Moving items into a storage unit might require a bit of planning ahead, especially if there are going to be a lot of belongings put away. The first thing to do would be to decide…

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30 Apr 2013

With the job market in its current state, some consumers are opting to apply for positions in other cities and states, as well as abroad. While this isn't the primary choice for some, there are…

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1 Apr 2013

Over the past few months, many Toronto residents have been wondering whether or not the booming condo industry will benefit the economy. According to Toronto Star contributor Christopher Hume, the condos have transformed Toronto from…

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1 Mar 2013

A survey conducted by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business revealed that its index rose to 66.2, which means small businesses throughout Canada can expect to improve in the coming months. According to The Canadian Press, business…

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11 Feb 2013

Over the past decade, the amount of women-owned businesses throughout Canada has only increased by 5 percent. According to the Toronto Star, some people think that it might be due to the fact that there…

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29 Jan 2013

A 35,000-square-foot storage unit recently opened in Kingston, Ontario. The company that opened up the facility chose the space because of the growing number of college-aged residents moving to the community as well as the large concentration of…

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25 Jan 2013

Toronto residents will be happy to hear a new storage space recently opened up near the city. The 800-unit facility is located about 14 miles outside of Toronto and is near the intersection of Dundas…

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22 Jan 2013

The renowned musical Les Miserables will be returning to Toronto this September. The musical has made headlines within the past few months after it garnered attention for becoming one of the highest grossing movies of 2012-13. The Academy Award-nominated film won three Golden Globe awards on January 13.For movie and musical fanatics, it might be hard to find space to store Playbills of the movies in a home. For Toronto residents looking to make more space in their house for other items, they can purchase a self storage space.The movie’s soundtrack topped the Billboard music chart the first week of January. According to Reuters, 92,000 albums were sold within the first week.According to the Toronto Star, this year’s cast will…

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21 Jan 2013

A Toronto-based cancer research facility recently received the largest donation in Canada’s history. According to the Toronto Star, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre was given a $50 million donation from breast cancer survivor Emmanuelle Gattuso and husband Allan Slaight. Dr. Benjamin Neel, director of research at the center​, said the money will help build cancer research teams from experts across the globe.While most people store their extra money in banks, others might spend their extra funds on items for their home. However, not everyone has room to keep all of their items in their home. In this case, it is a smart idea to purchase a Toronto storage unit.The cancer program at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is the largest…

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12 Dec 2012

The spirit of Christmas is captured at the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District. The location features thousands of Christmas lights, spruce trees, handcrafted jewelry, toys, ornaments and more.Those celebrating Christmas know that the holiday season can bring on high stress levels as family members return home for the occasion. Self storage units are available to ease some of that stress by offering storage for seasonal items, including that fake Christmas tree that is only in the home for a few weeks out of the year.The Toronto Christmas Market will get even the biggest Grinch in the spirit of Christmas as the location also features family entertainment including brass bands, carolers, a gingerbread house, a fairytale forest maze, storytelling,…

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20 Jul 2012

A new survey indicates the majority of Canadian small businesses are not prepared in the event of a crisis, according to Sage North America.Many Canadian business owners are taking the responsible step of backing up their critical data. For example, 98 percent back up their important financial documents, with 78 percent updating their back-ups on a weekly basis.However, a whopping 72 percent of owners are backing up their data on-site. This leaves the data susceptible if the main office or storefront is damaged by a natural disaster, fire, or other event."The important part about off-site back-up is if you had some kind of disaster… if you only back up on-site and your back-up is there in your office location, it…

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29 May 2012

In this economy, saving money is a priority for just about every consumer, which is why finding a self storage facility in Toronto with affordable rates is so important. While many consumers realize the benefits of storing their items off-site at a cheap self storage unit, there are many other ways to save money as well.Moneyville.ca recently came up with some tips to help those on a budget keep their expenses low. For example, one thing consumers can do to save money is to simply ask for a discount. This may surprise some shoppers, as they assume the answer will almost always be "no." Yet consumers might be surprised by how often a hotel will lower their rate or a…

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30 Mar 2012

A new Canadian association is championing small business and entrepreneurship across the country, with a massive national tour that hopes to bring together small business owners from all over Canada.Startup Canada is currently touring across the country, putting on presentations and engaging with business owners, reports The Financial Post. The idea is to garner feedback about what startup companies and small businesses are looking for to help them succeed, and to trade tips and ideas among people in similar situations.The six-month tour began in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on March 19th. Attendees discussed ways that small businesses could collaborate together for the betterment of all. The goal is to create an "entrepreneurial culture" that will tie small companies together.One issue that…

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27 Mar 2012

The A&E series "Storage Wars" has kicked off a wave of people who are interested in bidding on unused storage lockers. There's always something exciting about buying a large amount of mysterious items, and the show has demonstrated that it can pay off in a big way if someone finds a particularly valuable object.Fans of the show know the bidders typically crowd around each storage locker as the auctioneer opens the door to give them a glimpse inside. The live bidding can be exciting and forms some of the dramatic backbone of the television series. Now, those interested in self storage in Canada will have their own chance to buy up storage units, as the website YouBidLocal has added online…

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13 Mar 2012

The show "Storage Wars" has cast a spotlight on the practice of selling storage units at auction, but many people don't realize what happens before these auctions start. Typically, the sale of a storage unit is the result of someone not paying their rental bill for several months. However, the laws in some states can make it difficult for self storage owners to track people down.In Florida, for example, the current law states that the storage facility owner has to ensure that the person has received the notice of their impending sale, giving them a chance to settle their debt. The transfer of a storage unit and its contents is known as a lien – a term that refers to…

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29 Feb 2012

As more people throughout the U.S. and Canada opt to store their valuables in self storage units, some insurance experts are suggesting renters think about how well their items are protected, the Waldo Village Soup reports."If an item is valuable enough that you are willing to pay for storing it, the item should be financially protected with the proper amount and type of insurance," Loretta Worters, vice president for the Insurance Information Institute, told the publication. "Even in the best managed storage facilities, theft, fire and other disasters can and do occur. That's why before signing a rental agreement, it is important to find out what types of losses will be covered by the storage facility and whether supplemental insurance…

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15 Feb 2012

The wine industry continues to flourish and more people are taking to collecting bottles to enjoy during the week or on special occasions. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, annual consumption of wine among Canadian residents increased from 11.3 liters in 2000 to 14.6 liters in 2006 – a growth of total domestic market consumption of 470 million liters in 2007.With more people drinking and collecting wine, it's no wonder that many are looking for creative storage options to keep their fine spirits.Food.ca reports that there are certain requirements for storing wine properly, as wine spoils very easily. The temperature of the space is the most crucial element to keeping wine safe. The best temperature for storing wine is between…

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