If you live in Canada, it goes without saying that you understand a thing or two about fluctuating temperatures, frigid winters and hot, humid summers. Canadians spend their fall season preparing for the harsh cold of the winter season and all that it brings. Vehicles need to be put away, backyards cleared up, and plants put inside for the change of the seasons.
However, you may wonder how self-storage units and these unique storage solutions size up when it comes to harsh Canadian winters.
Is renting a storage unit a better idea than storing your car in your garage? Is seasonal décor and furniture better left in a climate controlled storage unit for the winter season? When it comes to storage solutions, it’s a good idea to keep an eye out for new, innovative ideas when they come up. Could self-storage be the next best thing? Read on to find out more.
Protect Your Belongings
With fluctuating weather conditions and severe winters, you should already know and understand that whatever you store in your garage or shed needs to be protected. Additional protection may include wrapping items securely or keeping things covered. Regardless of this, you may have already experienced taking items out of storage in the spring or summer and finding them in less than stellar condition. This is primarily because your garage or shed is not always the optimal place to store items if you want to keep them looking good and in usable condition after the winter. Temperamental weather conditions can destroy your belongings, warp or discolour them, and even leave them beyond repair.
If this is an issue for you, looking into climate-controlled and heated storage will reap many benefits. These are premium storage units intended to keep your belongings in the best possible condition during storage. No more wear and tear on items that you haven’t even used. Consider renting climate-controlled self-storage and invest in the future of your most expensive, useful and personal things.
Free Up Garage Space
In addition to keeping whatever you store in pristine condition, self-storage will allow you to free up garage space for what it was intended for: Your car! It’s important to keep your vehicle in your garage during the winter so that it will require less maintenance and endures less wear and tear from external elements.
Many people cannot keep their car in the garage because it is so overloaded with junk, clutter, seasonal items or equipment that can’t be stored elsewhere. Alternatively, some storage facilities may allow you to keep your car in the storage unit for the winter. However, make sure to check with your intended storage facility beforehand on their rules and regulations before doing so. And, if you don’t have a car at all, then you can still use self-storage to free up space in your garage or shed so that you can live clutter-free while having access to the things you need most frequently.
Store Seasonal Items
Once fall and its festivities are behind you, you may be looking for a good place to store all your leftover Halloween and Thanksgiving décor. Look no further than your very own self-storage unit! By utilizing a self-storage unit for your seasonal décor and belongings, you have a dedicated and convenient space for all these items. No more worrying about where you will keep all these items.
You can even store sports equipment from the summer and articles you won’t need in winter. Climate-controlled storage is great for storing furniture, electronics, appliances, lawn equipment, wood and leather, documents, jewellery, clothes, shoes and much more.
It’s hard to keep an undisturbed eye on your garage and shed in the winter. Thieves and burglars may be waiting for the right moment to target your home, and a cold, dark winter night may present itself as an ideal opportunity for theft. However, if you opt for a self-storage unit, you can rest assured that your belongings and costly items are safe in a monitored facility. Our facilities here at Jiffy Self-Storage are equipped with cameras, alarms and lighting to deter theft. A much better option when it comes to security than your dimly lit and unsupervised garage!
Face Winter Without Worry
As harsh and cold as winter may be, it should still be a time of enjoyment and relaxation. You should never have to worry about the safety or security of your belongings. Winter should be about you getting cozy and enjoying time with friends and family members. Use self-storage and enjoy the convenience of having your belongings accessible, safe and preserved from the cold and harsh weather.
Without a doubt, Canadian winters can be harsh and unpredictable. That doesn’t mean that your belongings need to incur damages from temperamental weather conditions. Your belongings should always be safe and secured in temperature-controlled environments for their preservation and longevity. You will be thankful that you chose climate-controlled storage when you can take your precious items out of storage in pristine condition. Not only does this apply to fragile items and valuables, but it also applies to everything from electronics to furniture and documents.
For more information on climate control and heated storage units in Toronto and the GTA, please call Jiffy Self-Storage at 41-74-JIFFY (54339) or contact us here.