How Self-Storage Can Help During a Divorce or Separation
26 Apr 2021

How Self-Storage Can Help During a Divorce or Separation

Divorce and separation can be anxiety inducing, difficult, and, often, messy. It can cause even the most organized and methodical of people to succumb to feelings of loneliness, despair, and hopelessness that can really put a wrench in day-to-day life. As stressful as it is, divorce and separation are natural parts of life, and here at Jiffy Self-Storage, we believe in making the lives of our clients as easy and convenient as possible.

That’s why we offer convenient and hassle-free storage units in a variety of sizes for whatever your specific needs may be. If you or someone you know is going through a divorce or separation, then self-storage can help you stay organized and worry about one less thing: your belongings. Read below to find out more about how self-storage can help you through a tough time in your life, such as separation and divorce.

A Neutral Space for Dividing Belongings

It’s no surprise that while couples who are splitting up may have the best of intentions, heated arguments over the smallest things can arise. One common area of tension is who gets what. Property and belongings (including pets) are a frequent source of strife for couples who split up and, many times, a reason that brings them to court. With a self-storage unit, you can agree upon a neutral space to keep shared items temporarily until you decide on who will keep what permanently.

This not only prevents arguments and issues, but it can also keep sentimental items or memories out of sight while you work out the details of your separation and give yourselves time to heal. Divorce is emotional enough without old photographs, clothes, or keepsakes lying around to constantly remind you of your ex. Decide on a safe space to keep these sorts of items for the time being so you don’t have to reminisce on them or worry about them through the process.

Makes Moving Faster

If you’ve already got a place and want to move out as soon as possible, then a self-storage unit can speed up the moving process for you. Perhaps you’ve found a temporary rental, hotel, or guest room at a friend or family member’s place. Right away, you can start to move all your items into the storage unit and simply keep them there until you’re ready to bring them out.

Keep in mind that storage facilities usually have expert advice on packing and moving services, so if you need help, you won’t be alone. You will have professional service and expert movers on speed dial should the situation arise that you find a more permanent dwelling.

Temporary Safe Keeping

One of the most sensitive subjects when it comes to divorce and separation is privacy. Since you no longer share accommodations, belongings, or life in general, you start to make the transition to keeping your personal stuff separate and unknown to your ex.

As every situation is different, some may value privacy and security more than others. Nevertheless, at Jiffy Self-Storage, we understand the need for privacy and equip our storage units with cameras, alarms, and high levels of security. The protection of your belongings and information is of utmost importance to us, so you can rest assured your information will never be slipped to another person and your things will never be accessed by anyone other than you.

Removing Worry and Stress

When going through a hard time like divorce and separation from a partner or spouse, you simply cannot worry about every little thing. With self-storage, you can eliminate the concern of where your belongings are, if they are safe/undamaged, and who has access to them daily. This way, you can focus on picking up the pieces after divorce or separation, and catering to your health and well-being. If you have kids, they will surely need your time and attention as well throughout this time of change. Do yourself the ultimate favour and give your family, heart, and mind your full attention during this trying time.

Expect the Unexpected

Divorce can be messy, and sometimes even when you have a plan, it may not always work out the way you expect. Timelines can change, but luckily for you, our storage units are available for the short or long term and our leases are flexible to accommodate any changing plans you may have. You don’t have to commit to a storage unit for the long term or even have an end date in mind. Simply take it one day at a time and we will work around your schedule. We have many clients who are in the midst of divorce or separation, and we truly understand that it takes space and time to heal. Just let us know of your situation and we will accommodate accordingly, with no questions asked.

Contact Jiffy Self Storage

Don’t let the stress of divorce bring you down. Our staff at Jiffy Self-Storage is professional, knowledgeable, and equipped to take care of your belongings. We value your privacy and would never disclose your personal information to anyone. Rest assured that your belongings and your privacy are safe with us.

For more information on self-storage units in Toronto, please call Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here. Life is bound to throw unexpected hurdles your way, and we can help you prepare for them as best as possible.

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Hammad Assan joined Jiffy Self-Storage in June 2012. He has over 20 years of experience in various Customer service, Sales and Management roles and is a Certified Self-Storage Operator through the Canadian Self Storage Association. His passion for sales and customer service has maintained Jiffy Self-Storage’s position as one of the GTA’s most successful Storage Facilities, as recognized by winning the Consumer Choice Award 22 years in a row, a perfect A+ rating with the BBB with zero complaints and a 4.5/5 Star Review rating on Google. Our tenants greatly appreciate his dedication to exceptional customer service and as a result Jiffy Self-Storage has been recognized and awarded for that. Please contact Hammad about any of your storage, parking, workspace or retail unit needs.

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