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5 busted myths about self storage

There are many misconceptions about the self storage industry that keep people from taking advantage of clean, secure and affordable storage solutions.  Here at SelfStor, we are happy to provide storage space in the Toronto and Guelph areas that defy negative generalizations of self storage facilities. Don’t let storage unit myths keep you from getting the best care possible for vehicles, furniture and other belonging when placing them in storage.

1. All self storage companies are like the TV show Storage Wars

If you have seen Storage Wars on television, you have seen large crowds gather to bid on the contents of self storage units that have not been paid for.  When dealing with bad debt, emptying the contents of a storage unit is our last resort to make way for new customers, and often the contents are not worth auctioning off.  Although the show Storage Wars is very entertaining, it is rare this activity actually happens in storage facilities.

2. Self storage companies offer limited access

Some people think that once their belongings are in storage that they can only access them during the business hours of the storage facility. At SelfStor, we have facilities that grant 24/7 access as well as 24/7 monitoring and security.  So if you need your stored goods after hours or on the weekend, rest assured you can have 24 hour access with SelfStor.

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3. Self storage units are dirty and have pests

Not all storage companies are alike, some are cleaner and more well-kept than others. However, at SelfStor we pride ourselves on providing extremely clean and pest-free storage facilities.  Our staff thoroughly clean every storage unit in between customers and every storage unit is sealed for efficient climate control and to prevent any movement in and out of unwanted pests. We welcome you to inspect the unit and our facility before you trust us with your furniture, documents, vehicle and other important items in your life.

4. Self storage units are expensive

We offer storage units at a variety of sizes and with a variety of features. This allows for customers to pick storage solutions that best fits their needs and budget. We offer climate-controlled units and state-of-the-art security to prevent loss or damage of the items you have carefully selected to place in storage. In the long run, investing in a quality storage solution that keeps your belongings safe is much more affordable than having to place items as a result of loss, theft or damage that could happen in poor storage conditions.  

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5. Self storage is a long term commitment

Perhaps you are in between new homes, going on a lengthy international adventure or are moving into a smaller place. In any case, SelfStor offers storage units for as long or as little as you need them.  Not only is the length your stay with us completely customizable but also your features. Should you want to upgrade to a bigger size or better features at any point, our customers are welcome to do so. There is no commitment on how long or short you can take advantage of our clean, secure and affordable storage solutions.

Contact your local Self Stor today!

A storage unit is a solution to a lot of your needs.

Check out some of our key features:

  • Drive-up access allows for ultimate convenience
  • Heated units let you store with comfort
  • Online account management gives you the control
  • Packing and moving supplies allow you to tackle any move
  • Extended access to storage units, including holidays
  • Livechat customer service allows you to get the answers you need
  • Month-to-month contracts with flexible payment options
  • State-of-the-art lighting to be easy on the environment

If you do not have a storage unit, visit and book yours today!

For help on what size storage unit you will need, check out our helpful size guide:

Talk to your local Self Stor manager by dialing 1-833-523-0453, they are available to reserve units or answer any questions.

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