Reasons why people use self-storage
11 Mar 2020

9 Top Reasons People Use Self-Storage

Self-storage offers a plethora of options for keeping belongings safe while you transition, upgrade, clean, or organize. Self-storage facilities like the ones here at Jiffy Self-Storage, provide several sizes for your storage needs, allowing you to pack up everything from furniture to paperwork.

Being in the industry of self-storage in Toronto, we’ve got some insight into why so many Canadians choose self-storage. Here are 9 of the top reasons our clients use our services:

  1. Decluttering

  2. The declutter and minimalist movement have made it popular to part with the sometimes-crazy number of belongings we’ve accumulated over the years. For some Canadians, this is easier said than done.

    Fortunately, self-storage makes it easier than ever to clear out unused items without parting with them permanently. For decluttering your home without loss, self-storage is a perfect solution.

  3. Organizing home storage

  4. Another reason Torontonians choose self-storage is to organize their own storage spaces at home. Closets, cupboards, crawl spaces, basements, attics, and garden sheds often wind up overflowing with things you aren’t using regularly.

    Sorting through these belongings and sending the less-used objects to storage frees up space at home to keep linens, towels, books, and other things you may require access to more frequently.

  5. Long-term travel plans

  6. Whether for business or pleasure, long-term travel can be tough on living expenses. It can be so tough that some travellers choose to forego a traditional living space and store their belongings until they have secured a return date.

    Self-storage offers all the space you need to put an entire apartment away until you’re ready to use your furniture, décor, and appliances again. Some self-storage centres also offer moving, or partner with your movers, to help you get your belongings to your new home, should it be in another city or state.

    Check with your self-storage company to see what kind of options are available for future moves if this is something that might benefit you.

  7. House moving complications

  8. Whether buying or selling, real estate is fraught with complications. For those between moves, finding a place to store furniture is tricky. You want to show your house without the clutter of your everyday life, but you don’t want to furnish your new home until you’re sure your old home sells.

    Self-storage will keep your belongings safe until you’re ready to rehome them. Whether you’re waiting to buy until your old place sells, or you’re in the market for a new house, but closing complications have extended the move-in day, self-storage is a good option to consider.

  9. Moving in with a partner

  10. Merging two households into one is tough. It takes an expert eye for design and the ability to pare down big time. Most individuals have enough belongings in their homes to live a full life comfortably. When two individuals come together, it means doubles of everything.

    Sometimes couples choose to give belongings away or sell them. However, some individuals aren’t ready to say goodbye to furnishings permanently until they’re sure the new relationship is going to stick.

    Using self-storage services lets you keep your favourite blankets, bed frame, and corner chair from the garage sale, while still allowing you to merge homes with your partner. Self-storage is especially ideal for couples who are thinking of moving to a bigger home soon and may need extra furniture in the future.

  11. Moving away for school

  12. Moving into a dorm is a prime reason to invest in a self-storage space. You no longer require a lot of the furniture you’ve accumulated, even if it is only your childhood bedroom. Most dorms supply a desk, bed, and other essentials, requiring that you bring only yourself, a shower caddy, clothes, bedding, and books.

    If your parents are willing to hold onto your furniture until you finish school, that’s great! If not, it’s nice to know you have a fall back in the form of self-storage in Toronto. One of the great things about self-storage while in school is if you’ve forgotten something and want it later, it’s as simple as visiting the unit and retrieving it.

  13. Retiring to a senior community

  14. Senior living provides a lot of support, security, and simplicity. However, just because you’re moving to a site where less is more, and you don’t need to furnish an entire home, doesn’t mean you’re ready to get rid of everything. Self-storage offers a solution to rehoming. It allows you to keep all the mementos, souvenirs, knick-knacks, pictures, keepsakes, and even furniture you’ve accumulated through your life.

    Pick and choose which pieces to take with you into the senior’s community and retrieve extra bits and pieces as you need them.

  15. Seasonal belongings

  16. There are some things in every home that only get used at certain times of the year. For example, the lawnmower doesn’t do much good in Toronto during the winter. Similarly, your snowmobile and snowblower aren’t going to get a lot of use in June and July. These items take up space in your house, your tool shed, the basement, garage, and anywhere else you can find room to store them.

    Why not take them out of your home altogether and try self-storage in Toronto? Self-storage lets you keep all your seasonal items organized and ready to use again next year without maxing out what little storage space you have at home.

  17. Business storage

  18. Finally, many business professionals use self-storage units in Toronto to keep filing cabinets full of old information and documents not needed regularly. While the internet age has digitized almost anything a business needs to be successful, many companies are still working away to get caught up with data processing and storing old information in the cloud. To keep your business documents and equipment safe while not in use, self-storage can help.

To learn more about the top reasons people use self-storage in Toronto, call Jiffy Self-Storage at 1-416-745-4339 or contact us here.

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