The Potential Pitfalls of Placing Your Items Into a Storage in Toronto

While renting out a rectangular space in someone’s building may seem like a straightforward proposal, it’s important to understand that there is a lot more to making the decision than choosing Toronto storage facility with a convenient location and finding the lowest price.

Not only is it important to research Toronto storage facilities /companies you will be storing your items with, but you must also consider your specific storage needs when choosing the size/type of locker you will be renting (and if you need a locker at all) as well as the services offered by the facility.

Security and safety should be your number one concern; nothing will cause you more stress or headache than dealing with stolen or damaged items. When it comes to security, simply placing a lock on your storage locker is not a guarantee that the contents are safe. While using a good quality padlock is a prudent choice, the probability of having your locker broken into will be influenced much more by the overall security precautions taken by the facility.

Not only should there be an adequate security system that includes a combination of security cameras and alarms, but the surveillance cameras should be recording all input into a DVR that is indexed by time/date, and that allows video to be played back at least 2-3 months into the past.

In light of the fact that most theft is targeted/pre-planned, a locker located indoors in an area with minimal pedestrian traffic and exposure to the outer world is much safer than an outdoor locker. If people can’t see what is being loaded into a locker, they are less likely to risk breaking into it.

The second concern most consumers have is climate/temperature control, as there are certain items which must be stored within a specific temperature range in order to avoid damage. A large number of storage facilities in Toronto are not climate controlled, and the ones advertising “climate controlled” Toronto storage often make a claim that is slightly misleading.

The final consideration is whether or not you will be hiring a moving company in Toronto to transfer your items into storage or handling this task on your own. If you’ve decided to work with professional Toronto movers, remember that you will be paying them by the hour for their services. When comparing the price of a locker in one Toronto storage facility to another, consider the ease of access to the locker in each location.

About Viktoria Professional Movers Toronto

Viktoria Professional Movers Toronto is a professional moving and storage company operating out of Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary, providing high quality local and long distance moving services throughout the GTA, Southern Ontario and across Canada. Thanks to our country-wide network we are also able to service our clients’ long distance moving needs throughout Canada. By helping to educate our clients on topics that can help them plan and execute a successful move, we are fulfilling our directive of taking the stigma out of hiring professional movers, and helping to make the moving process a stress free experience overall. To hear first-hand about our high quality moving services, please visit Homestars page where you can read reviews on our company submitted by many of our satisfied customers.

Call Viktoria Professional Movers Toronto (647) 344-1554 or Toll Free: 1 ( 877) 399-1315 for a FREE Consultation in regards to your residential or office moving needs to and from the GTA and Metro Toronto area.


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