Enter to win Tim Hortons gift card

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in The Storage Blog | 0 comments

Enter to win Tim Hortons gift card Answer this question and Enter to win Tim Hortons gift card. The Tim Horton’s $10 dollars gift card. Answers can be found at http://thestoragecompany.ca/ Can anyone tell me what size storage unit is suitable for contents of a small one-bedroom apartment, including couches, mattress set, dresser or 30 boxes? Remember to ‘Like’ Us on Facebook Like Us on...

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Choose the right size

Posted by on May 22, 2013 in The Storage Blog | 0 comments

Estimating how much space you will need for your storage items can be simple if you know what you want to store. Here are some simple steps to help you plan, and size recommendations based on commonly-stored items. Step 1: Start by making a list of the items you plan to store. Step 2: Group the items according to how you will organize them. Start by identifying items that will be packed in boxes and stacked. Next, prioritize boxed items you will want to access most frequently (they’ll go closer to the front of the unit). Then group by fragility or weight – heavier, sturdier items should be stored on the bottom of stacked items, fragile items on top. Then consider awkwardly-sized items that won’t stack well, including how often you will need to use them, and how heavy they are.   Step 3: Make note of how these items will be packed and organized. Boxes and containers should be of uniform size, and should be stacked no more than three- or four-high, depending on the size and strength of the containers you use. At Extra Space, our customers often use heavy-duty plastic stackable drawers for easy access to stored items. There are several basic sizes of storage units. Below is a quick-reference guide to help you plan what size unit you will need for your personal or business...

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20 Reasons to Relocate Your Family for Work

Posted by on May 18, 2013 in The Storage Blog | 0 comments

  Relocating can be a difficult decision to make, but what if it’s for your job? Here are 20 reasons hard workers give for relocating their families for work. 1. More Money One great reason to relocate is that you’ll receive a raise to go along with the move. Money can be a major determining factor when it comes to relocation for professional reasons. If it’s a large enough raise, it can help you live a more luxurious life or give you the chance to start a college fund for your kids when you didn’t have that opportunity before. 2. Better Position Sometimes, to go along with that raise, you may be offered a higher position with the company. The honor of becoming Vice President of Sales could make up for the fact that you’ll be uprooting your family. 3. New Career Making the decision to change career paths can be an important one for your family, but there’s no guarantee that your new career will have openings in the same location as your previous one. So, pick up your home and relocate to a spot which has more opportunities for your new career. 4. Job Loss In a job market that’s still struggling to rebound, it’s not uncommon for workers to find themselves laid off due to downsizing. If you are let go and there are no other jobs in the area that you are happy with, consider moving to a different part of the country to find work. 5. Necessary Relocation With Your Current Job Moving for professional reasons doesn’t always mean that you’re finding a new job altogether. National corporations may shuffle employees to other markets, leaving you little choice if you’re interested in keeping your job. 6. Relocation is Covered One of the biggest drawbacks of relocating is the expense. More and more companies are covering the cost of relocating for new employees, so if that’s all that’s holding you back, ask your boss if any part of the relocation is covered. They may even offer to buy your house if it’s not sold by the time you need to leave. 7. Better Benefits There’s more to a great job than a hefty paycheck, and good benefits are king. If moving will give you these opportunities, it may just be worth your time and effort. 8. Connections/Networking If you know someone who knows someone that can get you a better job than you have in another area, you can move with confidence that you’ll have employment waiting for you when you arrive. 9. Your Spouse is Offered a Job in Another City It often takes two to make a household budget comfortable, so considering a...

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