Top 5 Benefits of Using Self-Storage
4 Nov 2019

Top 5 Benefits of Using Self-Storage

Is your closet overflowing with items that are too adored to be thrown away? Is your home office becoming crowded with files and paperwork and you need a place to store everything? Does your business have additional stock or furniture that needs a place for the season?

If this sounds like you, then you may benefit from the services of a self-storage facility. Self-storage is quickly becoming a popular method of clearing space, decluttering and ensuring the safety of the items you treasure. Here are the top 5 benefits that come from utilizing self-storage for either your personal items or business needs.

Safety and Security

One main benefit of self-storage is the added security and surveillance that comes with the service. If you are looking to store vintage heirlooms, fine art or precious materials, then our self-storage units can be a good option for you as they are secured with cameras, computer-controlled access systems and alarms.

The lighting also serves as an additional security feature as they keep the premises well-lit, which deters thieves and criminals. This gives homeowners comfort, as there is extra safety and security of their items.

If you own any heavy machinery, tools or potentially dangerous equipment, it is also beneficial to store these items separately via self-storage. By doing this, you have the peace of mind that these tools are kept away from young children and other family members or pets that may otherwise stumble across them. Ultimately, your home will be less of a danger zone, and your children can freely roam without worry.

Keep in mind that large items such as boats, canoes and sporting equipment can also pose dangers to young children and are better off kept away from your home. Those that live in a condo building or apartment may be more inclined to go this route as they lack a personal garage or shed on the premises.


Everyone loves the idea of keeping a clean, organized home with ample open space and room to lounge about. This dream becomes hard to imagine when you either keep accumulating more stuff or can’t control the things you already have.

Many of us wish to keep these excess items to either reuse in the future or pass onto someone else later on. However, not everyone has the space in their homes for everything they truly want or need to keep.

This is where self-storage can help as it offers a way to keep everything you may not need at the moment in one place. This leaves your home open exclusively for the items that you do need.

Likewise, if you are a business owner and find that your store or main office is overloaded with stock, files or unused furniture then a storage unit can be a great solution. Stores often use storage units to keep seasonal stock or stock overflow that they don’t need in the present. This keeps your workplace clear of unnecessities and in turn, impacts the productivity and success of your business.

More Options

With the use of a storage unit, you don’t need to downsize your wardrobe or pick and choose between items. Renting a storage unit allows you to have more options when it comes to what you actually want to keep in your life. For example, if you’ve always wanted an RV but never had space for it, then self-storage can provide a solution for you.

On another note, if you’re the type of person that likes to be prepared for all situations, then you can opt to use your unit for emergency storage in the event of a natural disaster or catastrophe. Ultimately, keeping your options open is one significant advantage of having self-storage.

Affordable Costs

One huge factor in the decision to rent a storage unit will be the cost. With increasing housing prices, space is getting pricier and more limited. For many, it is cheaper to live in a condo or townhouse and use a storage unit for excess belongings than it is to buy a home that can fit everything.

For businesses, the same is true. It is usually cheaper to keep additional items in a storage unit than having to rent extra office space.


Why are so many people choosing to rent storage units nowadays? Of all the self-storage benefits listed, ease and convenience are definitely at the top. Before the use of self-storage, you may have had to relocate altogether if you wanted more storage space.

Now, instead of moving and uprooting, you can simply rent a storage unit and reap the benefits of more space and as a result, more comfort.

Another convenient aspect of self-storage is that you will have services and tools at hand should you need to move items or package them. If you need help storing a specific item safely and correctly, then we can assist you. After all, it’s important that your belongings stay in good condition. You will also have access to your storage unit 24 hours a day should you need anything at any given time.

Aside from the benefits listed here, there are countless other reasons why businesses and individuals choose self-storage.

If you would like more information on how self-storage could benefit you, call Jiffy Self-Storage at 416 745 4339 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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