When you think about renting a self-storage unit, what do you imagine? Is it a dim, barely lit, cold room with minimal security or is it a full-service facility with premium amenities, security, and modern features? While there can be many different types of storage units and services included, a storage unit should be safe, secure, and give you the peace of mind that your belongings are safe and free from damage or deterioration.
At Jiffy Self-Storage, besides our standard storage units, we also offer premium storage for our clients who are looking for high-quality and additional services from their storage solutions. While you may not have been aware of this option, premium storage is available and actually the most popular choice for storing art, furniture, expensive items, and inventory for businesses. Our clients understand that these items require special care, conditions, and security.
If you are interested in a premium storage unit or would like to learn more, please read on for the 6 things you didn’t know about renting a premium storage unit.
Climate Controlled Storage
Heat and humidity can easily warp wood, damage furniture, and cause art, jewellery, and important documents to deteriorate and become useless. It can even seep into your electronics and cause them to stop functioning. This is why ensuring that your storage unit is fully climate controlled is so important if you plan on storing anything of value or that could be prone to the elements. Heat and humidity can also cause mould and bacteria to grow, making your items potentially dangerous and smelly. Luckily for you, our premium storage units at Jiffy Self-Storage are fully climate controlled and kept at a stable temperature of 21 degrees Celsius all year round. This is good news for your belongings, as they will stay in pristine condition and be ready for when you decide to unpack them and move them out of storage again.
Additional Security Measures and Alarms
Another benefit to our premium storage units is that they contain additional security features as opposed to standard storage units. While our entire storage facility is equipped with alarms, each premium storage unit is equipped with an individual alarm for added security and peace of mind. You will be the only one with means of entry to your unit through a computer access control system. You will be given a unique code to deactivate the alarm and enter the facility to access your unit. This is especially useful if you plan on keeping items that are valuable or irreplaceable.
In addition to individual alarms, premium storage units are bright and well-lit to deter theft, and also to make it easier for you to access your belongings. The lights also use motion-sensing technology for added convenience when your hands may be too full to switch on or off a light.
Overhead Loading Doors for Ease
Premium storage units are great for valuable and expensive items, but also great for heavy furniture, tools, or items that are not easily managed or lifted from one place to another. This is because only our premium storage units come with an additional overhead loading door (besides the regular main door) to make loading and unloading a breeze. These units are meant to give extra convenience and ease to your storage experience.
Access to Power and Internet
Hydro, Internet, and phone connection are all included in our premium storage units. This is especially useful if you need to plug in a freezer, run a landline, or access the Internet. With these added amenities, you have much more flexibility in terms of what you are storing and how you store it.
Useful for Business Storage
If you are an entrepreneur or business owner, you may benefit from the use of our premium storage units. You can store inventory, important documents, and save money on warehousing. If you are an artist, a premium storage unit would be a great place to safely store your creations, sculptures, canvases, and tools. You can have a dedicated space for your work while still maintaining separation from your home and personal life.
Useful for Vehicle Storage
Premium storage is also great for storing a seasonal vehicle that you plan on putting away for a while. The climate controlled environment and extra security from our premium units really help keep your car protected during storage so you can rest assured you will come back to it in pristine condition.
While standard storage units offer security, convenience, and flexibility, premium storage can give you a little extra peace of mind as well as additional ease with added amenities. If you are planning on storing expensive items, heavy items, things with sentimental value, or confidential/important documents, then you may want to consider utilizing premium storage as opposed to standard storage.
For more information on premium storage and high security levels, please call Jiffy Self-Storage at 416-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here. The safety of your belongings is our top priority and our premium storage units are made primarily for that reason. Contact us today for more information and to get a personalized quote.