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Self storage and your retirement

Self storage and your retirement

You have spent your life working and haven’t had time to relax. Now is the time to plan your retirement and achieve all those things that you have set aside.

Everything in your life has a purpose and a meaning, but sometimes they just take up too much space. It is time to consider what you need to do with those items.

Tackle your retirement with these tips:

1. Declutter your home with self storage
2. Downsize
3. Using storage for travel
4. Vehicle storage

Declutter your home with self storage

Retirement is a great time to declutter. Self storage units can be ideal for storing Clutter can be a real headache; it can even cause stress in your life. Dealing with clutter is important – here are some key factors to master the art of decluttering.

Identifying what is clutter can be a long and difficult process. What may be clutter to you may be an antique or sentimental item to someone else.

Check out our series on THE ART OF DECLUTTERING.


Downsizing your home makes a lot of sense with retirement. Once an active household, the home seems empty and used much less now that the kids have entered adulthood and left home, achieving their independence.  Over the years, the house may have seen the kid’s rooms transform from a nursery, to a toddlers play haven, into an adventurous child’s theme, to a teenage retreat, and then to a college students resting place between classes and semesters.  The busy rooms have since become quiet, and hence the term “Empty Nesters”.

Perhaps you’ve been thinking of downsizing, to allow yourself more time to pursue interesting and enjoyable activities, rather than spending time maintaining a home that isn’t fully used. Your friends, siblings, family members, and neighbours may be well on their way in downsizing, reducing their space, as well as their belongings. They may have found a suitable place to live, in an area the suits the lifestyle they desire.

Using storage for travel

A retired life needs to be a condensed life in order to achieve the maximum amount of freedom. If you don’t need it or use it, put it in storage! This will give the space you need to re-invent your life!

Storing your items in self storage unit is a safe and affordable option in keeping your belongings safe and secure. At Self Stor Storage we have climate controlled storage units that keep your most sensitive belongs safe and secure. 

Vehicle storage

Boat storage

No storage space at the cottage or marina? No problem.
Enjoy the open waters as you please and bring your boat to a secure drive-up storage unit after your adventures.
Keep your boat stored through the winter months with peace of mind knowing your boat will be just how you left it next season.

Seasonal car storage

If you have a car that is meant to be parked for the winter, we have got you covered. Our drive-up storage units are perfect for convertibles, sports cars, muscle cars, and antique cars.

Motorcycle and sport bike storage

Keep your bike safe from tip-overs and theft. For storage between rides or between seasons, Self Stor will keep your motorcycle or sport bike safe and sound.

Self Stor Guelph


Self Stor Storage Guelph’s facility is easily accessible from all parts of Guelph and Kitchener, with close proximity to the University and local businesses, featuring storage unit sizes from 5×5 to 20×30. Self Stor Storage Guelph offers a wide range of mini storage options, including heated units, as well as traditional drive-up units. This range of products allows Self Stor Storage Guelph to be the self storage provider with the units that will fit everyone’s needs. Fantastic options for business and commercial storage!

595 Elmira Road North
Guelph, N1K 1G5, Ontario

Self Stor North York

North York

If you’re looking for trustworthy self storage provider that offers extensive protection of your valuables, you’ve come to the right place. Here at Self Stor North York, you can leave your precious items in our secure storage lockers with confidence. Knowing that it will be safe and secured in our Toronto East Facility located in North York. Self Stor Storage North York offers a wide range of mini storage options, including heated units, climate controlled units, as well as traditional drive-up units or standard units. Fantastic options for business and commercial storage! Services East York, Scarborough, Toronto, Leaside, and North York.

150 Bermondsey Road
North York, M4A 1Y1, Ontario

Self Storage Units in Richmond Hill

Richmond Hill

If you’re moving to a new home around the Richmond Hill area, consider keeping some of your valuables at our Self Stor Storage Richmond Hill facility as we can help lessen the stress and hassle of moving. Self Stor Storage Richmond Hill is a self storage provider with more than a storage space for you. Self Stor Storage Richmond Hill offers a wide range of mini storage options, including heated units, and climate controlled.

25 Newkirk Road
Richmond Hill, L4C 3G4, Ontario


At Self Stor Storage Etobicoke, you will find comprehensive services for the secure safekeeping of your possessions. Our clients’ valuables are secured with our state-of-the-art video surveillance 24/7. Self Stor Storage Etobicoke self storage provider that is conveniently accessible from Downtown Toronto, Mississauga, Brampton, and Etobicoke. Self Stor Storage Etobicoke offers a wide range of mini storage options, including heated units, climate controlled units, secure storage lockers, as well as traditional drive-up units or standard units. Fantastic options for business and commercial storage!

55 Kelfield St
Etobicoke, M9W 5A3, Ontario

Contact your local Self Stor today!

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

Check out some of our key features:

  • Drive-up Drive-up access allows for ultimate convenience
  • Climate-controlled units let you store with comfort
  • 24-HR units are available
  • Online account management gives you the control
  • Airport lockers allows you to store your luggage for your next flight
  • Packing and moving supplies allow you to tackle any move
  • Individually alarmed units for enhanced security
  • Extended access to storage units, including holidays
  • Live chat 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
  • Self storage provider, your needs will be met

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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