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Beyond Spring Cleaning: How to optimize your home for Summer

Storage units in Toronto are key to keeping compact living spaces livable.

Living space in Toronto is precious. The size of our homes shouldn’t keep us from seasonal hobbies, extensive wardrobes and sports. Summer is around the corner and you don’t have to spend it wading through scarves, coats, boots or skis.

Many of us live among unnecessary clutter year-round because of the season changes in Toronto. By using a storage unit that is clean, affordable and conveniently accessible, you can get the best use out of your living space.


Here’s how to optimize your home for Summer:

Clear space in your entryway

Without even realizing it, it is easy to let the entryway be crowded with boots, mittens, scarves, and bulky coats. Take a look at your entryway with fresh eyes and ask yourself what you need handy, and what you don’t.  Ask yourself what you really need at the door when entering and leaving your home this Summer.  By storing items you won’t need in the months leading to Summer, it will completely change the vibe of your home when you walk in the door.

Make your closet more functional

It can be hard to find that perfect Summer outfit with Winter clothes crowding your vision. You will not need your wool sweaters when it’s 30 degrees! Organize your closet to be more functional and aesthetically pleasing by storing warm clothing to make way for your amazing Summer wardrobe.

Our storage units in Toronto are clean, pest-free and optionally climate-controlled. Your very best Winter fashion will be safe and sound with us.

Keep your Winter sports equipment secure

Snowboards, skis, snowshoes, skates and hockey gear will not be top-of-mind when the sun is out. However, if carelessly left in the corner of parking spaces, storage cages, or in your back closet, your precious Winter sporting goods could be damaged or stolen.  Storing your Winter sporting equipment not only keeps them safe from sticky-fingered neighbours and damage, but it frees up space for your Summer sporting equipment.

Keep your snowboard, skis, hockey equipment and snowshoes in one of our clean and secure storage units in Toronto. Your sporting equipment will remain in the best condition for slopes and rinks for next Winter.


Create space for landscaping equipment

If you have a lawn, then chances are you have a lawn mower.  Snowblowers, shovels and winter sporting equipment will crowd your shed or garage and make it more difficult to retrieve your landscaping equipment.  Make rakes and gardening supplies easily accessible by storing your winter equipment.

Yes, the spiders can be a bit scary when clearing out and reorganizing the shed, but they are probably more scared of you than you are of them! Our storage units in Toronto are pest-free. When you come back to retrieve your snowblower in the late fall, you won’t have to worry about surprising encounters.

Make way for Summer decor

Winter-themed decor, dishes and bedding are very cute when it is called for.  In the Summer, all that snowflake patterned home fashion takes up space in drawers, cupboards and closets.

Bring out the bright coloured juice pitchers and watermelon tablecloths and leave your precious Winter dishes and decorations with us.

Our storage units are always clean and secure. We even have climate control options so even your most delicate heirloom holiday tea set will be safe with us for the summer.

At Self Stor we are happy to help you get your home ready to make the most out of Summer. We have secure storage units in a wide range of sizes that you can utilize for as long, or as short, as you need them.

Get in touch with us today!

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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