Indoor vs. outdoor storage: which is best for your needs?
27 Jun 2022

Indoor vs. Outdoor Storage: Which Is Best for Your Needs?

There are many options available if you’re looking to rent a public storage space in Toronto. From indoor storage units with climate control to outdoor units with drive-up accessibility, there are several choices on the market.  When it comes to indoor vs. outdoor storage units, though, it will be helpful…

Common mistakes to avoid when storing art
28 Apr 2022

When storing valuable pieces such as fine art, antiques, and paintings, it’s important to follow a few extra steps and take your time in packaging and transporting these items. Things such as these can be…

Reasons your small business should rent a storage unit
20 Apr 2022

Do you have a small business that is thriving and needs some room to grow? If so, you may have come across the idea of self-storage before. It can help your small business cut down…

How to clean your antiques before storage
12 Apr 2022

When it comes to storing your antiques and family heirlooms, you will want to take some extra precautions to make sure these items are protected for the time you are storing them. The first step…

How to properly store inventory in a storage unit
24 Mar 2022

A thriving and growing business always has a plan when it comes to storing inventory and excess stock. Whether your business is just starting up or has been a staple in the community for many…

Top questions to ask when renting a storage unit
10 Mar 2022

Renting a storage unit in Toronto and the GTA can be a convenient and affordable way to gain more space for your personal belongings or for your business. A storage unit can help you to…

In between rentals? What to do between move-in dates
28 Sep 2021

Packing up the contents of your home and moving to a new location takes hard work, preparation, and good organizational skills. While it can be done on a whim, it’s usually better to plan ahead…

How to choose the right storage unit
13 Sep 2021

Depending on what your needs are and what you plan to keep in storage, choosing the right storage unit size can be tricky. It’s very important that you make proper measurements and pick the right…

Best Self-Storage Award in Toronto
5 Jul 2021

Jiffy Storage has won the Consumers Choice Award (CCA) for Best Self-Storage in Toronto. Jiffy is no stranger to awards, with Toronto Life Magazine naming Jiffy Self Storage Toronto’s best storage company and CCA awarding…

Organize and Store Christmas Decorations
22 Jan 2019

It’s that time of year again. The carolers have stopped singing, the cookies have been devoured, and all of the gifts have been opened and enjoyed or regifted. Now comes the worst part-taking down all…

Managing the storage account overdue
11 Nov 2018

No matter how good your intentions, sometimes life throws curve-balls that can derail you financially. Even though you make every effort to stay within budget, things happen. When you’re trying to juggle mortgage payments, car…

Climate Controlled Storage Vs. Temperature Controlled Storage
2 Jul 2018

Selecting the right storage unit can be extremely important when it comes to the items that you’re planning on storing. Whether you’re just looking for somewhere to keep a few things while you move or…

19 Jun 2017

If you have furniture in your home or office that you want to get out of your hair temporarily, you want to maintain it in good condition, so that you (or somebody) can get further use out of it in the future. If you are putting your furniture into a self storage unit, below are some tips on how to properly wrap and take care of it while it’s not in use. Clean Before You Wrap Before you place any furniture in storage, you have to clean it first. You should wipe down furniture with a clean cloth, and vacuum and/or shampoo the upholstery before it goes into storage. Any dirt that’s on your furniture when you place it into…

23 Jan 2017

One of the biggest questions that people have when putting things in a self-storage unit is how to go about protecting your art. Art is something that people accumulate over a lifetime and new art replaces old art. You can’t keep all of those pieces just sitting around taking up space. Many people turn to self-storage units to help bear the load. Below are some tips for preparing your artwork for storage. Don’t Roll It Up Many people have the image of the art school student on his way to class, big tube with his painstaking work inside and think that’s how you store art. That is how you can temporarily store art while moving it from one location to…

26 Dec 2016

As a parent, you’re the logistical coordinator of the home. Your kids just don’t have any idea of what goes into running and organizing it a lot of the time. The house can seem like a place of infinite space, capable of accommodating absolutely anything and everything. You know better. Often times, tough decisions have to be made about what to store, where to store it, and conversely, what to give away, recycle etc. If you are a parent, and you just don’t know what to do with the surplus of stuff you have accumulated throughout your family’s life, below are some of the benefits of storage rentals. Kids Away at School It’s sad to send your babies off to…

18 Dec 2016

Tis the season, and that means you are probably thinking about, or if you are an early bird, already out getting presents. It’s exciting getting gifts for people, anticipating the looks on their faces when they receive something you know they’ve always wanted, or you think they’ll love. You’ve spent hard earned money on your gifts, so it would be a shame if something were to happen to them before you have a chance to give them. Below are some tips for storing your Christmas gifts safely, and keeping them secure this holiday season. In Your Car You might not even need to think about storing them safely once you get home if you haven’t stored them safely while you…

28 Nov 2016

If you are the owner of a retail store, whether online or brick and mortar, storage space is one of the most important components of your business. Not just simply having storage space available, however. You need to be sure that your items are safely stored, ready to be shipped or sold and are in the condition that your customers expect when they receive them. This means, if you are utilizing a self-storage space to warehouse items, they must be safely and securely stored. Below are some tips on how to safely store products from your retail store. Invest in a high quality lock. A high quality lock utilizes not just sturdy, hard to penetrate materials, but is designed in…

21 Nov 2016

Self-storage facilities are great places to keep seasonal belongings when not in use — winter belongings in summer, summer belongings in the winter. Not having to keep everything you have is a huge luxury, especially if you live in an area of the country where the four seasons change drastically from one to the next. However, if you are storing things in a self-storage unit over the winter, particularly if the winters can be harsh where you live, there are some things you need to know. Below are tips to help you securely store your belongings in the winter. Clean your items. It is always a good idea to make sure that anything that goes into your storage unit is…

18 Nov 2016

Most of us have moved — some of us several times — throughout our lives, and the amount of supplies needed just to take your stuff from one place to another is often surprising. Selecting and purchasing packing supplies is just another part of the production of moving. Knowing what to get, and why you’ll need it can make a move so much easier than if you are scrambling at the tail end to find the necessities. Below are five packing supplies you will need while moving. Specialty boxes. Specialty boxes are available for purchase from many different places, including packing and moving stores and shipping centres. Specialty boxes are designed with certain items in mind and come in a…

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