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5 Surprising ways a storage unit can save your holidays

The holiday season in the Greater Toronto Area can be nothing short of hectic. Surprisingly, renting a self storage unit, even temporarily, can help keep the holidays fun. Visits from friends and family, shopping, long trips and holiday events can put a strain on any family’s routine. How can a secure, clean, self storage unit make your life a little easier this holiday season? Let’s find out.

1. Keep holiday gifts a surprise.

Do you have kids, or other family members that love to sneak a peek at what’s under the tree? Or maybe you are planning on giving an extra large gift that is hard to hide? At SelfStor, we have self storage units as small as 5’x5’ to keep your gifts safe or large enough to store vehicles for those extra generous presents. With no long-term commitment, you can keep your hiding place for a little or as long as you need it.  24-hour access is available for grabbing the gifts exactly when you need them.

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2. Make room for visiting family

If your spare bedroom has been used as a storage area all year long and it’s time to clear it away for visiting grandparents and aunts and uncles, don’t sweat it.  An affordable storage unit can help you make room for your overnight guests without having to take over other rooms in the house.

3. Clear away clutter for holiday entertaining

The dining room, living room and kitchen are all hotspots for hosting guests.  Indoor holiday decorations are great, but keeping other figurines and year-round decor that doesn’t go with your seasonal setup can just look messy.  Less is more, and a storage unit can help you keep your belongings secure until you are finished with holiday hosting.

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4. Create space in your garage for visiting vehicles

Chances are this holiday season you won’t need your lawn mower, sprinkler, or other outdoor and gardening tools.  Getting a storage unit is a great way to clear out space to park an extra car and make more room in the driveway for visiting guests. Also, if you are going away on a long trip, you may feel more comfortable with your car in a locked garage rather than in your driveway.

5. Store valuables during long vacations

Some people love to travel during the holidays. With travelling comes house sitters, pet sitters and maybe lending your home to accommodate visiting holiday guests for a family friend.  In any case, using a secure storage unit is a great idea to keep those items safe that aren’t meant to be accessed by others. Whether it be important documents, precious jewelry or your vehicle, at Selfstor we have a wide range of sizes of storage units available to keep your belongings safe. Peace of mind is invaluable while travelling on vacation.

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Whatever you reason this holiday season, SelfStor is happy to provide affordable, secure, clean, and easily accessible storage units to suit your needs. We have several state-of-the-art self storage locations serving the Greater Toronto Area and Guelph. Richmond Hill, Markham, East York, Scarborough, Etobicoke, Brampton, Toronto Pearson International Airport, Mississauga, and Toronto are examples of the communities we serve.  Let us help you today!

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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.

About Justin Morgan

Justin Morgan is a York University alumnus and began his Self Stor journey in 2015, earning a deep understanding of the qualities of self-storage and what made Self Stor special. Justin is now applying his unique talent as a Marketing Manager and content creator to bring storage to life! Follow his latest content on Instagram by subscribing to @selfstor!


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