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Storage units in North York are a secret weapon when it comes to moving between homes. Whether you are moving into Toronto, out of Toronto, to a different part of the GTA, across the country or out of the country, we at Self Stor can make your move easier. Our clean, secure and affordable storage units are available throughout the city.
Our state-of-the-art storage facilities serve Toronto Pearson International Airport, Mississauga, Etobicoke, North York, Scarborough, Richmond Hill, Milton, Markham and Guelph.
As seasoned storage experts, our experience helping customers during moves is extensive! We always want our customers to have the best experience – even during their most stressful times.
For a less stressful move, avoid these common mistakes:
1. Leaving packing to the last minute
Unfortunately, many people justify leaving packing to the last minute for the following reasons:
The above reasons may seem valid while procrastinating before moving, but leaving packing to the last minute is rarely ideal.
Results from last-minute packing can include:
This mistake is easily avoidable by planning a gradual and organized process of packing.
Here’s how to plan an organized move:
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2. Not labeling or keeping a record of boxes
Blindly opening boxes looking for your favourite sweater or teapot is frustrating and messy at any stage of your move.
Creating an inventory of what you are moving may seem tedious, but you won’t regret it. Locating the belongings you need at any stage of the moving process will be a lifesaver.
Your inventory record does not have to be very detailed or take long to do. Here’s how to create an inventory to make your move easier:
3. Letting boxes pile up and crowd your home
Moving is stressful. Having to wade through boxes before and after the move adds to the stress. Gradually moving boxes out of your home and into your home leaves more space to organize, clean and feel more relaxed.
Using a storage unit as a moving hub will avoid boxes piling up in your home. Overwhelming towers of boxes cause anxiety for humans and pets alike. At Self Stor, we have storage units available for as long or as little as you need to gradually move out of and into a home.
Having a storage unit as a hub for moving is especially handy when between homes. Have peace-of -mind that your belongings are safe while waiting for the perfect rental property or occupancy of a newly purchased home. With drive-up storage access, repeat visits to your Self Stor storage unit will be easy and convenient.
Using a storage unit as a moving hub is where your inventory document will come in handy. You will know what is in and out of storage and can plan the stages of your move accordingly!
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4. Using old and/or flimsy moving supplies
Busy people in the middle of moving often overlook the quality of packing and movies supplies. Your precious household items risk dammage when boxes break, or if mattresses and furniture aren’t covered properly.
You invested in your household items, so protect them with the right moving supplies.
Here’s the moving supplies we recommend you use to avoid damage and breakage of your belongings while moving:
At Self Stor, we have all of these important moving supplies available onsite at all of our storage facilities conveniently located in the GTA and Guelph.
5. Not thoroughly researching professional movers before booking
The moving industry is unregulated in Canada. Anyone with a truck can call themselves a mover! Moving scams are not uncommon. Once a moving company has your possessions in their care, they can charge whatever they like to release them back to you.
However, there are many great moving companies out there. Be sure to read online reviews before booking. Try not to be tempted to book the movers that give you the lowest quote. A quality moving company will ask for fair compensation. Be aware that if a mover quotes low, they may add surprise charges after your belongings are in their care.
Once you have a moving company, here are tips on how to keep your costs low and avoid surprises:
After thoroughly investigating your moving company options, compare the cost and effort of renting your own truck and moving yourself. If you rent your own truck you will not have to worry about potential surprise charges from movers. You will also be able to move freely between the two homes and your storage unit.
We hope these tips will make your next move go as smoothly as possible. At Self Stor we have solutions for every step of the way. We understand that moving can be stressful but we are here to help!
Get in touch with us to find the storage right for you during the moving process. Our secure drive-up units are super convenient during moves. With no lengthy contracts, we at Self Stor can help you for as long or as little as you need!
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A storage unit is a solution to a lot of your needs.
Check out some of our key features:
If you do not have a storage unit, visit selfstor.ca and book yours today!
For help on what size storage unit you will need, check out our helpful size guide: https://www.selfstor.ca/storage-unit-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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