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    40 Things to Do to Sell Your House Fast

    Friday, 31 July 2020

    You're getting ready to sell your home. Where to start? Staging? Painting? Repairs? What is the best way to sell your house for maximum profit as fast as possible... Continue Reading

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    51 Best Clothes Storage Ideas When You Have No Closet

    Thursday, 22 July 2020

    After months of searching, you finally find the perfect apartment. But there's one catch: there aren't any closets. Do you say: "no storage, no problem", or... Continue Reading

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    Top Moving Songs to Keep You Motivated

    Thursday, 16 April 2020

    Let's be honest—nobody likes moving. Luckily, a pizza party isn't the only proven way to lighten the load (and encourage your friends to help out)... Continue Reading

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    Here's What You Need to Know About Living in Mississauga

    Thursday, 20 February 2020

    Mississauga is an interesting, vibrant city with lots to offer residents. In fact, with a population of just over 700,000, it's the sixth-largest city in Canada... Continue Reading

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    How to Store Christmas Decorations So They Last

    Tuesday, 14 January 2019

    Wondering how to store Christmas decorations so they last all year long? Here's the lowdown on materials, packing and storage tips to keep your decor tidy until next year... Continue Reading

  • Moving Into A New Home: Your First Apartment Checklist

    Monday, 16 December 2019

    Moving and setting up a new home for the first time is exciting indeed, but it can also be stressful. This first apartment checklist will keep you organized, on track and stress-free... Continue Reading

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    How to Organize a Small Closet for Maximum Usage

    Friday, 15 November 2019

    A small closet might seem like a bummer, especially if you have an expansive wardrobe or are using it for multiple family members, but learning how to use that space wisely... Continue Reading

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    Camping Storage Ideas: 6 Tips to Keep Your Gear Organized

    Thursday, 17 October 2019

    Your camping gear can quickly overrun your living area if you don't know what to do with it. Here's your crash course in camping storage ideas to increase... Continue Reading

  • A cluttered tabletop with clothing, folders, and other random items

    The Best Decluttering Tips for a Happy Home

    Thursday, 19 September 2019

    A cluttered space is a recipe for chaos and stress. Get your serenity back with smart, simple decluttering tips that help you maintain order for life... Continue Reading

  • Girl with eyes closed and hands on her head

    Dealing with Moving Stress: Tips to Cope & Manage Anxiety

    Thursday, 22 August 2019

    Packing up and relocating is definitely a harried and trying event, but it doesn't have to lead to a complete breakdown. Here are some of our tips for defeating moving stress... Continue Reading

  • A toy plane and pin mark on a cloth map of Ontario

    Should You Use Storage During A Long Distance Move?

    Monday, 15 July 2019

    Trying to decide whether or not to keep your storage unit while preparing to move long distance involves a lot of factors, but we're here to help you untangle them... Continue Reading

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    The Absolute Best Vinyl Record Storage Tips

    Friday, 14 June 2019

    Your vinyl collection likely ranks as one of the most precious of your possessions, so it's important to take good care of it while you're moving or otherwise in transition... Continue Reading

  • An assortment of open cardboard boxes on the floor

    What To Do With Cardboard Moving Boxes

    Wednesday, 15 May 2019

    Wondering what to do with cardboard boxes after you've moved in and your items are neatly tucked away in your new home? Here's our guide for reusing, repurposing or recycling... Continue Reading

  • Woman writing in daily planner with a laptop nearby

    How to Organize Your Life on a Weekly Basis

    Thursday, 11 April 2019

    Organizing your life isn't a matter of buying the right organizer bin or getting a new planner. It's a mindset shift that you can achieve today. Life gets busy. We all know that... Continue Reading

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    Things to Know Before Moving to Toronto

    Friday, 15 March 2019

    Thinking of moving to Toronto? Maybe you're a frequent visitor to Canada's largest city. Or you might be a stranger to this world-class metropolis. Regardless, this guide can help you decide whether relocating to Toronto is the right move for you. Continue Reading

  • Interior of a fixer-upper kitchen with dated white cabinets and a plant by the door

    How to Make the Most of Buying a Fixer Upper

    Friday, 15 February 2019

    Fixer uppers need some extra TLC, but it's easier than you think to make them presentable shortly after purchase. Continue Reading

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    How to Live Minimally Every Day

    Thursday, 10 January 2019

    Learning how to live minimally doesn't have to mean bare-bones rooms or a monk-like existence. It simply means fewer possessions and more time in which to enjoy them. Continue Reading

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    Three Reasons You Could Use a Storage Unit for Christmas

    Monday, 17 December 2018

    With Christmas fast approaching, most people still have a to-do list as long as their arm. Between decorating the house, shopping for presents, and getting the kids to sit still for family portraits, you've probably had your hands full this holiday season. Renting a storage unit for the holidays may not be at the top of your list, but here are three reasons why it absolutely needs to be. Continue Reading

  • Woman under covers

    No Guest Room? No Problem! Create the Perfect Guest Space in 4 Easy Steps

    Tuesday, 11 December 2018

    The holidays are the perfect time to bring friends and family together. But what if you don't have a spare room for guests who plan to stay awhile? Before you send them to a hotel, try these quick tips to instantly create space for them in your home. Continue Reading

  • Man struggles to carry stack of boxes

    Six Safety Tips for Your Next Moving Day

    Tuesday, 04 December 2018

    When it comes to moving, all you really want to do is keep your furniture and possessions intact, and try not to drop anything heavy on your fingers or toes. In all the commotion, just remember these six packing and moving tips for a safer moving day. Continue Reading

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    Is It a Good Idea to Share Your Storage Unit?

    Monday, 19 November 2018

    If you have a self storage unit, you might find yourself called upon to help other people with their storage needs. For example, your friend might ask you to store her furniture between apartment moves, or your mother might ask you to keep her fine china safe during a kitchen remodel. But before you say yes, think about these three very important factors. Continue Reading

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    How to Declutter Your New Home After You Move In

    Monday, 01 October 2018

    Sometimes, the worst part about moving into a new house or apartment in Toronto is being surrounded by clutter and mess for months to come. Usually, not everything fits into your new space. And often, toys and books can't be put away until furniture is delivered or assembled. Don't let post-moving chaos take over your home. Here are three easy ways to organize your new space. Continue Reading

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    Try These Pro Packing Tips for an Easier Move

    Tuesday, 11 September 2018

    If you've ever been through a move, you know that packing and organizing can become overwhelming as the big day gets closer. Before you give up hope, check out these four essential packing tips that will make your next move a breeze. Continue Reading

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    3 Ways Your Business Can Benefit from a Storage Unit

    Monday, 20 August 2018

    Toronto is giving places like San Francisco and Silicon Valley a run for their money as an attractive environment for startups and new businesses. If you're starting a new business, or your company is growing or planning to move, a storage unit may be exactly what you need. That's because a storage unit gives you the extra flexibility to make smart business decisions. Here are three ways your business can benefit from having a storage unit. Continue Reading

  • College dorm space with computer desk and electric guitar

    A College Student's Guide to Getting Stuff out of Storage

    Tuesday, 14 August 2018

    As summer winds down, college students everywhere are hauling their possessions out of storage and into their dorm rooms or apartments. If you've got a storage unit to unpack, here are some tips for a smooth move. Continue Reading

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    Self-Storage Helps When Handling an Estate

    Friday, 10 August 2018

    Estate planning is an important part of life, but some people neglect to leave a record of their clear intentions. When an estate gets held up due to probate and disagreements among relatives of a deceased loved one, consider using a self-storage unit. Most loved ones will agree to putting antiques, family heirlooms, records, furniture and artwork in a storage unit while working through the details of probate. Continue Reading

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    How Summer Heat Can Damage Items in Storage

    Monday, 09 July 2018

    You might not think that Toronto's summer heat can damage your belongings in storage. But if your storage unit isn't climate controlled, it can quickly turn into a sweltering oven in the sun. Here are just a few of the items that can be damaged by extended heat and humidity. Continue Reading

  • Black acoustic guitar in black case on hardwood floor

    How to Prepare Your Musical Instruments for Long Term Storage

    Tuesday, 03 July 2018

    If you or your kids are taking a break from music lessons or musical performances, you can clear some space at home and protect those instruments at the same time by putting them into storage. Here's how to store your instruments properly so they'll be ready to use whenever you need them. Continue Reading

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    5 Questions You Should Ask When Shopping for a Storage Unit

    Monday, 25 June 2018

    If you're moving to a new home, remodelling your house, or combining households, you might find yourself shopping for a new storage unit. Here are five important questions to ask during your search. Continue Reading

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    4 Reasons to Use Self Storage While Deployed

    Tuesday, 05 June 2018

    With deployment looming, there is so much to prepare for, including your future post. Let us help you prepare your current living space to maximize its value while you're away. Bluebird Self Storage serves the greater Toronto area with secure self storage units for deployment of any duration. We offer a discount to our military personnel and seek to assist you during transition. Here are four great reasons to utilize self storage while deployed. Continue Reading

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    Say Goodbye to Cold Weather... and Store Your Winter Sports Gear for Safekeeping!

    Tuesday, 08 May 2018

    Every spring, outdoor enthusiasts across Toronto rejoice: it's time to get out and bike around Toronto Islands, or grab your friends and go stand up paddle boarding on Lake Ontario. But what about the winter gear filling your closet and piling up in your garage? There's no reason that you have to live with it in your house all year. With a little prep work, you can keep your winter sports equipment in a storage unit until next season, and then pull it out again looking like new. Here are three important steps for storing your cold weather items. Continue Reading

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    5 Things You Should Never Keep in Your Storage Unit

    Wednesday, 14 March 2018

    We love storage units for so many reasons! They save you when your in-laws are coming to visit and you have to clean out the spare room. They give you a place to stash your kids' things while they're in college so you can turn their room into that home theatre you've always wanted. But there are certain things that you should never, ever keep in your storage unit. Here are our top five picks for what to avoid. Continue Reading

  • Man, woman, and child unpacking boxes

    Three Tips to Simplify Moving

    Wednesday, 21 February 2018

    Getting ready to move? Feeling a bit overwhelmed? Here are three tips to help you tackle the stages, from selling, to packing, to moving in. Soon, you'll be relaxing in your new surroundings, surprised that you're already done! Continue Reading

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    Four Signs It May Be Time to Break up with Your Storage Company

    Monday, 12 February 2018

    We know how relationships can be: sometimes you're just not sure if you should stay or you should go. When it comes to your storage company, there's no need to stay if you're not happy. Just ask yourself these four questions to see if it's time to move on to someone better. Continue Reading

  • Woman on telephone working at crowded desk with a baby on her lap

    Don't Throw That Away! Saving Your Child's Belongings for Your Next Baby

    Wednesday, 20 September 2017

    As a new parent, you probably worked hard to find the perfect furniture, clothing and toys for your first child. But as she outgrows these items, don't be in a hurry to sell or donate them. If you plan to have more children one day, then it makes sense to store your child's possessions now so her future siblings can use them too. Here's how to clean and store these items to keep them in perfect condition. Continue Reading