Advantages of self-storage
8 Nov 2021

Is Self-Storage Worth It?

Are you on the fence about renting a self-storage unit? Do you need some affordable extra space for your business or even just for your seasonal décor and home supplies? If so, it’s safe to say that you may have already done some research on self-storage facilities and what they can offer you in terms of safety, security, pricing and storage unit sizes. 

If self-storage is something you are considering, you’ve come to the right place. An offsite storage unit as an extension of your home or business means that you save time, money and energy in various ways, and you get to live clutter-free without worrying about the safety of your belongings. Continue reading if you would like to see some of how self-storage can help improve your life while adding convenience and efficiency to your home or business (or both)!

Self-Storage Can Save You Money

Unlike buying a bigger house or more commercial space, self-storage can be affordable and worthwhile if you plan to stick to a budget. It is generally known for being the less costly option when you need more space. With the price of real estate dramatically rising, this has become even truer, and who doesn’t love to save money when they can? With self-storage, you can rest assured that you are being wise with your funds, and you can put that extra money into more important things, such as revamping your current space or improving your business plan. 

Self-storage is a popular option in Toronto because it can saves businesses money by providing extra space for inventory, documents and whatever else a business might need to grow. Small businesses especially benefit from the flexibility offered with storage units. They are still in the growing phases and may not need as much warehouse space or room as bigger, more established businesses. 

Keeps Your Space Organized

Let’s face it; no one likes to be living in clutter. This is exactly why we spend so much time scrolling through Pinterest and dreaming about organized pantries and colour coordinated wardrobes that just make it seem like we have our whole lives together. If you want to banish clutter from your home, office or business space, then self-storage may be a good option to explore. With an extra storage unit, you can downsize the clutter in your home or workspace without having to throw your things in the trash or give them away. This way, you can keep what you own without worrying about the space that it takes up (especially if space is limited).

A Flexible Solution

One of the advantages of self-storage is the flexibility it offers. You can usually rent out a unit of your choosing on a month-to-month basis so that you can keep it for however long you may need without having to get locked into any kind of long-term contact. You won’t be tied to any commitments or long leases should you decide that you don’t need the extra space anymore. 

This flexibility can be especially important if you are in a transitional period of your life. For example, perhaps you are planning to move and will only need the space until you receive the keys to your next home. Or, you could be planning a vacation and setting off to travel without a return date in mind. Whatever the case, flexible self-storage allows you to do what you want to on your own schedule.

Peace of Mind

Of course, we all want to be assured that our belongings will be safe and sound no matter where we choose to keep them. For some, safety may be a concern. Especially if we are sharing space with roommates or people, we don’t know well. Self-storage comes with the guarantee that your belongings will be kept safely in a unit equipped with cameras, alarms and proper lighting to deter theft. Only you will have access to your unit. To add to the safety and security of your belongings, make sure that you choose climate-controlled storage whenever you are storing furniture, electronics, art or valuables. Certain items require the use of a temperature-controlled environment to keep them in pristine condition and ensure you get to use them for years to come.

Self-storage can allow you the opportunity to grow and the space to do so without breaking the bank or putting a damper on your finances. 

For more information on cheap and reliable storage rentals in Toronto or affordable storage solutions, please contact Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here.

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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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