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Moving Tips: Don’t Pack Junk!

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Planning a move? One of the best moving tips you are going to come across is to not pack a bunch of junk to take with you to your new home. Think about it, this is important for a couple of different reasons.

I like to think of moving as the ultimate opportunity to declutter. You have to go through everything anyway, so why not weed out the junk? Plus, why would you want to go through all the trouble of packing up things you don’t need? It’s a lot of wasted effort, and then you have to pay the Toronto movers to come in and load it all up and then unload it at your new home? No thank you!

The following article has several fantastic moving tips that will save you plenty of your own time and money and make things easier for your Toronto movers.

7 Tips for a Smooth Move

Have you moved recently? Are you planning a move? If you have put your home on the market or are thinking about moving to a new home, be forewarned. There are some stressful days and busy hours coming your way. Moving to a new home is considered by some to be one of the hardest things you will do. It takes planning, time and lots of work. There are definitely some things you can do to make the move a little easier. Here are 7 Tips for a Smooth Move. I don’t claim that these tips will take out all the work, but it will help your transition go smoother…READ MORE HERE…

If you are still hunting for the perfect Toronto movers after figuring out the best moving tips, look no further than Valet Storage. We offer highly competitive rates and we come with a storage unit which can really help you if you are going to be between homes for a while.

To learn more about our moving services, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.

Home Organization: Lies You Tell Yourself

home organizationEver wonder why you are always looking at a cluttered home and how you can declutter better? There are some lies that most of us tell ourselves that are doing us a disservice.

It’s important when you are trying to change anything in your life that you closely examine your thoughts and feelings, you might not realize it but this is especially true when it comes to home organization.

Common lies that do us harm in terms of home storage:

LIE 1: If I pare down my wardrobe I will have nothing interesting to wear.

TRUTH: By having fewer clothes you can afford to buy better items that you can use to coordinate more exciting outfits.

 

LIE 2: If I put off my home organization and decluttering I will be more motivated to get it all done at once.

TRUTH: If you leave things to the last minute when guests are coming or you just procrastinate in general you are more likely to feel overwhelmed and never get what you want accomplished.

 

LIE 3: If I throw that item out or give it away I will be sorry I did down the road.

TRUTH: The majority of the items you keep around for a rainy day are the ones you don’t really need at all. On top of that fact, if you keep everything, when you need one specific thing chances are good you won’t be able to find it.

 

LIE 4: If I throw those papers out I will lose something important.

TRUTH: These days, with the internet and many records being kept online, bank records for example, most of the papers you have laying around aren’t necessary to keep. The one exception is if you own a business. If that’s the case, talk to your accountant and/or lawyer to find out what you need and what you don’t. It’s almost certain that at least 80 percent of what you have been keeping is unnecessary.

 

LIE 5: I can’t work on home organization until I get special shelves and organization tools and I can’t afford them right now.

TRUTH: You don’t need anything like that to stay organized. Are they nice to have? Sure, but they are far from necessary. You can browse around our blog and find hundreds, no, thousands, of home organization tips you can use to keep your home decluttered and very few of them need anything special.

 

If you are looking for some off-premises Toronto self-storage, look no further than Valet Storage. We will come to your home, pick up what you want taken away and drive it all to our indoor temperature controlled facility. Nothing is more convenient and our rates are highly competitive.

To learn more about our special Toronto self-storage services, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have and can book you over the phone in just a couple of minutes.

 

Unpacking After Moving In JUST 2 DAYS

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Now that you’ve moved you have a big pile of furniture and boxes and it’s time to go through them all. Yikes. Unpacking after moving might be the worst, most overwhelming part of the whole Toronto moving adventure but the good news is, we have you covered.

The following article is going to teach you everything you need to know about unpacking after moving in the most efficient and fastest way without breaking anything or having anything get lost in the shuffle.

HOW TO UNPACK A HOUSE IN TWO DAYS

In the 14 years my ex-husband was home, we moved over 30 times. You most likely don’t know anyone else that can pack a Uhaul as good as me (if it didn’t fit, I didn’t get to keep it!) nor do you know someone who can put up a home as quick (because I’ve literally done it SO many times!)

Moving is hard. It’s a lot of work, you get tired, it’s physically and emotionally draining. Then you get to the new house, look around at all your stuff and have NO IDEA where to put it all. If you are planning your next move, these tips will drastically help you know exactly how to unpack a house in two days…READ MORE HERE…

If you haven’t moved yet, and you are just planning for when you do, give Valet Storage a call. We can take care of the Toronto moving part for you and even put all the boxes and furniture in the rooms you need them in. We take the stress out of the moving process and even provide much needed storage.

To learn more about our unique services or to book an appointment in the Greater Toronto area, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.

Storage Solutions: A Decluttered Bathroom 101

decluttered bathroomPart of having a decluttered bathroom is keeping it clean and organized. In fact, that might be the number one thing to put on your to-do list. This is important when it comes to your day-to-day living as well as if you are selling your home.

Think about it, if you are selling, staging your home doesn’t stop with the regular living areas like the family room and the kitchen, it needs to extend to all areas of the home and people tend to pay a lot of attention to bathrooms. That means having a decluttered bathroom is essential.

The following article will help you keep your bathroom clean and looking decluttered, which, in turn, will keep you from dreading having to spend time in it. That’s definitely a good thing since if there is one room in the home you can’t really avoid, it’s the bathroom.

Quick Tips for Organizing Bathrooms

Use these seven tips for bathroom organization to make the most of your bathroom, regardless of its size…READ MORE HERE…

When decluttering your home, whether you are trying to get it home staged to sell or you just want more space, give Valet Storage a call. We will come to your door and pick up anything you would like to have stored outside the home. This can help you far beyond a decluttered bathroom and can make all the difference in your quality of life in the home.

To learn more about our special, competitively priced services or to book an appointment today call us at 1-888-670-6794.

Build A DIY Kids 4-in-1 Activity Table

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Moving into a new home is even more stressful for your kids than it is for you. That might be hard to believe but it’s true, which is why it’s important that you do all that you can to make your new place really feel like a home for your children. One of the best ways to do this is with some cool DIY projects.

One of our personal favourites is a 4-in-1 kids activity table. This can be used in a multitude of different ways and kids love to have something that is all their own. You can build these quickly and easily and they can be placed in the children’s bedroom or playroom or anywhere else for that matter.

The following article will teach you the tips and tricks you need to know in order to build a DIY kids activity table that the whole family can be proud of.

FREE PLANS – BUILD A DIY 4-IN-1 ACTIVITY TABLE

Hey there, everyone! School is out for summer in our house and I know it won’t be long before all of us would give our right arm for great ideas to keep the kiddos busy and not at each other’s throats during the long, hot months of summer. My boys barely wait to get in the car on the last day of school before I have to pull on my striped jersey and play referee. The struggle is real, people.

If you’re one of those parents looking for a way to keep the kiddos occupied for hours, I’ve got just the project! The best part is that it is actually a super fast project that you can have done in a weekend! Last November, I shared the plans for this 4-in-1 activity table over on RYOBI Nation, and today I’m sharing it here on my blog! I built this for my three nephews as a late birthday/early Christmas present. It was a huge hit and my brother said it keeps them busy for hours. To get the materials and cut list, make sure you download the free printable building plans for this fun project…READ MORE HERE…

If you are still in the planning stages of moving house, give Valet Storage a call. We can help you come moving day and even store some of your items if you need us to. We offer indoor, temperature controlled Toronto storage units at competitive prices.

To learn more about our Toronto storage and moving services, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794, we would be happy to answer any and all of your questions or set up a booking time for you.

Unique Toronto Storage Spaces, Affordable Rates

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Now that the holidays have passed you are probably looking around at all the decorations and wondering what you will do with them all. Then there is the fact that with all your new swag, some of your old stuff will have to go in order to make room for the new. Well, Valet Storage can help with that. We offer the most convenient Toronto storage spaces and services.

Most affordable Toronto storage unit

How can a Toronto storage unit be convenient you ask? Simple, instead of you having to go to the unit after loading up a rented truck, we bring it to you and take care of all the heavy lifting for you. Think of us like movers, but for storage. In fact, we offer moving services as well, so if you are ever planning on moving house, we can help with that too!

Convenient packing services

If you are too busy to spend all the time needed packing your items to be put into storage, just let us know because we can take care of that for you as well. Our packing services are affordable and ultra convenient. See? There’s that word again! But it’s true. We offer a full range of services to take all the work out of getting Toronto storage spaces for you.

Valet Storage will even shrink wrap and blanket your furniture and breakables in order to keep them all 100 percent safe while they hang out in your new Toronto storage space. We do it all at no additional cost too while our competitors charge as much as $5 per blanket per month.

Our rates are guaranteed to never go up

Most importantly while those storage companies will up your monthly rates by as much as 15 percent in just the first six months, we will never raise your rates, even if you store your items for 10 years. This adds up to an enormous amount of savings on your part.

If you are looking for the most affordable and convenient Toronto storage spaces, Valet Storage is the way to go. If you would like to hear more about our unique storage and moving services or you are ready to book an appointment, give us a call at 1-888-670-6794. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

The Only Moving Checklist You Will Ever Need

Wondering if you have forgotten anything in the planning stages or your move or maybe you are still working on making a moving checklist? If so, this post is for you. With so many little things (and big ones!) to remember it can be frightening to think about the important points you could be missing.

The following infographic is the only moving checklist you will ever need in Toronto, or anywhere else you happen to live for that matter. You can take notes, bookmark this page or better yet, print it out!

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If you need a moving company in the GTA to help you with moving house, look no further than Valet Storage. We offer competitive rates and we not only offer great moving services, we offer Toronto storage as well. We can help take at least one of the worries off of your moving checklist by giving you the best service for the best price.

To learn more about our Toronto storage and moving services or to book an appointment, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.

Home Staging Tips & Secrets From The Pros

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Home staging is like art. You want to convey a message and a feeling, one that makes people of all types want to live there with their families. Really connecting with people is how you get them to spend the big bucks and get into a bidding war over your home. These home staging tips and secrets are going to help you achieve that goal and without as much work as you probably thought would be necessary.

These home staging tips come straight from the professionals and will get your home, no matter how large or small, looking it’s best. In fact, it might start looking so good you won’t want to leave! Kidding but only kind of.

Home Staging Tips For A Quick Sell

I am so excited to share an interview today that I got to do with Tori Toth, a New York City-based home staging expert! I have always found the process of selling and buying a home fascinating.

When looking online you can usually tell which homes have been staged for sale and which haven’t. My first experience with a stager occurred 3+ years ago when we sold our condo.

My realtor felt so strongly that a stager was integral to the process of selling a home that she personally paid for a stager to come to every one of her client’s homes before they put their home on the market.

I learned a lot from my stager about how to market my home to potential buyers and I’m excited to share Tori’s words of wisdom on the topic…READ MORE HERE…

If you need someplace to store your furniture or knick-knacks while you are staging your home in Toronto, give Valet Storage a call. We will come straight to you and pick up the items you need put into storage until you sell your home.

Then, once it’s time to have your items delivered back to you, even if it’s to your new home, all you have to do is let us know. We will drop them off where you need them and put them in the rooms you want them in.

We save you a ton of time and energy and our rates are highly competitive. To learn more about our unique services or to set up an appointment, give us a call today at 1-888-670-6794.

Why Not Choose Valet Toronto Self-Storage?

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Getting self-storage in Toronto can be extremely convenient. You have a place to store the items, both big and small, that you don’t want to donate or sell but you also don’t have room for in your home. But just because that aspect of the service is convenient doesn’t mean the entire process is.

It’s hard to think of many things more inconvenient than having to pack up your items, rent a truck, load the truck only to have to drive it all to another location where you can to unload it all. I mean, no one wants to deal with all of that but what choice do you have, right? WRONG!

When you choose Valet Storage you get all the perks of self-storage in Toronto without any of the work. That’s because we bring the unit right to your door and take care of all the heaving lifting for you. We can even fill your boxes with the items you want packed away if you need us to.

We then load up the unit and drive it to our indoor, temperature controlled facility so that you never have to get behind the wheel of a big truck you are not used to driving. We are hands down the most convenient storage company in the Greater Toronto Area with plenty of unique, one-of-a-kind services all at competitive prices.

We can help you with moving as well as packing and storage, so if you are planning a move, no matter where it’s to, give us a call and we can tell you all about our moving services.

If our self-storage in Toronto sounds like the kind of convenience you are looking for, give Valet Storage a call at 1-888-670-6794. We would be happy to answer any of your questions and fill you in with some more details of our services.

The Hidden Costs Of Moving House

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Moving is more complicated than most people realize, this is especially true the longer it has been since you were last planning a move. It is vital that you understand everything that goes into moving house so that you can budget and plan accordingly.

The following article will help you to cover all your bases and make sure you have made sure everything is taken care of when you are planning a move.

The Hidden Costs Of Moving House

Moving, in theory, seems simple enough. You move your stuff from one place to another. However, as anyone who has moved recently can attest, there is a lot more to it than that.

It seems to me that those who haven’t moved in twenty years have forgotten all of the work in involved to not just move but to do it wisely. The costs of moving can add up quickly, and before you know it, you’ll want to throw all of your life savings out the window to make everything go away. However, for those of us who do not have the luxury of paying for others to do things that we could manage to do ourselves, there are options to make the experience more manageable…READ MORE HERE…

Valet Storage can help you with many of the tips in that article. We can help you pack as well as be your movers, we even offer Toronto storage. If you are planning a move and haven’t yet chosen a Toronto moving company, give us a call. We can answer all of your questions and set up an appointment for whatever date you need.

You can reach us at 1-888-670-6794. We look forward to hearing from you!

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