Why should you consider self-storage during winter vacation?
29 Nov 2021

Going Away for the Winter? 6 Reasons to Consider Self-Storage

Winter is coming up fast, and it’s best to be prepared for whatever plans you have in store. Perhaps you plan to travel to the cottage with family and friends, or get some alone time with your significant other on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean. Whatever the case, you should never have to worry about the state of your belongings when you are enjoying your winter holidays. 

That is one reason why so many people opt for using self-storage when going on extensive vacations or taking trips away from home. Renting a self-storage unit not only gives you the peace of mind that your items are safe, but it also allows flexibility should any of your plans change. If you are planning a getaway this winter, read on to discover some of the many ways in which self-storage can help you get better prepared.

Flexibility of Leasing

At Jiffy Self-Storage, we never pressure our clients into long-term leases or demand high fees upfront. We pride ourselves on being flexible and accommodating to all. Things don’t always go as planned, and we always keep that in mind when renting out our units. Even if you don’t have an end date in mind for your vacation, we offer month-to-month leases so that you can use our storage units for as long as you need to.

 There is never any pressure to make a huge commitment or keep the unit for more than you need. You’re welcome to save on leasing until you see fit. With this flexibility, you can start leasing for the winter holidays and continue only as long as you need or want to.

Save Money and Space

Before going away for the winter holidays, it makes sense to do some cleaning so that you come back to a neat and organized home. This shouldn’t mean cramming stuff into your closets and your garage. Save some space by renting a self-storage unit. It can be a more affordable option than other storage solutions, and it will allow you as much space as you need for things such as seasonal décor, equipment, clothing and items that otherwise clutter up your home. Feel total relaxation this winter season by coming home to a clean, spacious and minimalistic home.

Don’t be Tied to Your Belongings

When going away for the winter holidays, you definitely won’t want to be tied down to any of your belongings at home. And that means worrying about the state of your belongings, who has them, and if they are safe from criminals. You may also worry about returning to find damaged or destroyed items if your own storage conditions aren’t up to par. Leave the worries and find a reputable storage facility to store and maintain your items while you are away.

Climate-Controlled Environment

Another major benefit to using self-storage as opposed to your garage, basement, or shed is that self-storage units are usually heated or climate-controlled so that they preserve the condition of your belongings. Certain items can become damaged, destroyed and warped under normal storage conditions. By using climate-controlled storage, you are investing in the preservation and longevity of your belongings, as they will never succumb to the elements or harsh weather conditions. Certain items that require climate-controlled conditions include furniture, art, appliances and electronics, to name a few.

Peace of Mind

Get total peace of mind with the security of self-storage units. Units come equipped with security alarms, locks, surveillance and lighting to deter theft, so you can rest assured that your stored items will be safely stored in a reputable facility that monitors the premises at all times.

Consider Getting Insurance

If you would like some added reassurance that your stuff is safe and secure in storage during your winter holiday, it’s a good idea to look into taking out insurance. This should protect you further should anything go wrong at the facility while your belongings are being stored offsite. Remember to discuss with your existing insurance agent beforehand, as you could already be covered under your current plan. If not, shop around for rates from third-party providers or check to see if the storage facility you are using offers insurance.

Consider Your Options

So, whether you need a storage unit for the long term or short term, you are sure to find a flexible solution that meets your needs. Typical storage units come in different sizes, and premium amenities are often available at an additional cost. Enjoy the winter break and let self-storage take care of your belongings for you. 

For more information on winter storage solutions and long-term storage options in Toronto and the GTA, please call 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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