Category “Portable Storage”

20 May 2015
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AMAZING STUDENT PROMOTION!

School’s out for the summer! Wait, is that saying not in anymore? Oh well, doesn’t matter… School is out and summer is here! The day has finally come to pack away your school stuff, move out of your dorm and move back home for the summer.

For university and college students a 4 month summer is glorious. Its a perfect break to see old friends, have family BBQ’s, travel, or work to make a bit of money for the upcoming school year.

You may be wondering, how and where will you put your stuff from your dorm room for the summer? Your answer is here! Pack and Store has an incredible promotion for students. They are now offering their student customers to store their dorm room furniture for the summer time for only $595.00 (lock included)! All you need is your student ID, and you are set to store your belongings in the most convenient way possible.

Our 5X8X7 container is a perfect size unit to store your dorm furniture for the summer. Think that size won’t be big enough? No need to fret, our 5X8X7 containers are able to fit contents of a bachelor apartment, common, isnt that just perfect?

You do not want to miss this amazing promotion! Pack and Store wants to help you make your move out of school as easy as possible so you can start enjoying your summer. Hurry now, summer will be over before you know it!

5 May 2015
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Camping Season is Upon Us!!

The time is almost here! What time you may ask? Well, it’s almost time for CAMPING season! Every year, some friends and I organize a camping trip for the May long weekend. What better way to welcome the warmer temperatures and the summer months than spending it outdoors for the first long weekend of the summer.

Camping may not be everyones favorite outdoor activity, but it sure is mine. Spending the weekend outdoors with no electricity or hot water; just you, your camping equipment, and the wilderness.

Here are some important tips to enjoy the most out of your camping trip:

1. Familiarize yourself with what the poisonous plants look like:

  • Poison Oak

  • Poison Ivy

2.  Add bundles of sage or sprinkle sage flakes  to a campfire to keep mosquitoes away

3.  Plan your meals ahead of time – this will ensure that no unused food is coming back with you.

4. Invest in a blow up mattress – this will change the way you feel about camping. Waking up after a comfortable sleep will have you ready for an awesome day.

5. Keep all your camping materials in what I like to call “Camping Container”. This will save you time packing for your camping trip.

Follow these tips and I promise you, you, your friends and family will fall in love with camping!

Comment below on what your favourite camping tips is!

17 Apr 2015
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FamILY – Fam(I Love You)


How important is your family to you? To most, family is the most important aspect of their lives. Family sticks together through the good and the bad times. We grow with our family, we learn with our family and love with our family. But, what defines the word “family”? and what does being a part of a family mean? To most, the word family means a group of biological Mother, Father, Siblings, Aunts, Uncles, and Grandparents who come together a handful of times a year to celebrate the love we have for each other.

The true meaning of family is one person who loves another enough to call them family. In the modern day the word family has been bounced around and is no longer used in the traditional sense. Friends, pets, co-workers are now being classified as family. Many people consider friends to be as close or even closer than their extended family. Some friends are so close that they grow their lives together and in the end calling each other their second family.

Family can mean just two people who are madly in love or a single person with two cats. Pets can become family members very easily. For couples who are unable to conceive or choose not to have children, pets can be a replacement and be loved as much or even more than children.

This past Friday, April 10th, 2015 Aaron and his family welcomed a beautiful baby boy. Adrian Ryu Baksh was born at 8:40pm weighing 7lbs 5oz, Aaron cannot be more thrilled to watch is little boy grow up with his beautiful daughter. Family to Aaron is the most important aspect of his life, he can’t wait to grow old with his new family.

Regardless of how you choose to define your family, the definition of family is what it means to you. Whether it maybe with your parents, family, or pets. You choose who your family members are, love your family and they will love you for a lifetime.

31 Mar 2015
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The Meaning Behind April Fools Day

Pack and Store delivery fee is $300+, APRIL FOOLS! As we all know, Pack and Stores delivery fee is a cost efficient $120.00 (GTA); what is April Fools day? Who started this crazy tradition? We wonder who is behind the days thats filled with jokes, tricks, and pranks.

History tells us that back in the 1500’s the classified “New Years Day” was celebrated on or around April 1st. In 1582 Pope Gregory XIII ordered a new calendar to replace the old “Julian Calendar” and told the French to celebrate New Years Day on January 1st. Many people either refused to accept the new date, or did not want to learn about it, and continued to celebrate New Year’s Day on April 1st. Others began to make fun of these people and would send them on foolish errands or would trick them into believing something that is false. Hense, April Fools Day was made!

April Fools Day is a day to bring out your funny side, its a day to put a smile on someone elses face. Whether it may be plastic wrap on the toilet seat, butter on the door handles, or a couple classic jokes; its all for the fun in the end.

To all the comedians out there, tomorrow is the day, go out there and make someone smile!

INFO: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/aprilfools1.html

7 Mar 2015
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Out with the old, in with the new!

Hibernation has been the only way us “Torontoarians” have gotten through this dreadful winter, it has come to easy for us to curl up by the fire, wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket with a coffee on hand. The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer but I ask myself; am I ready for spring? Am I ready to start spring cleaning?

Spring showers bring May’s flowers, the smell of spring is in the air! Why not have your home smelling like spring too? Spring cleaning is coming with a bang this season, many of us store or keep miscellaneous items around the house because a) it is too cold outside to throw anything out and b) we have this unnecessary need to keep everything just in case you will need it in the future.  Spring cleaning has become so necessary to organize what winter has left us, making room for the spring and summer seasons.

Cleaning does need to be a chore; here are some quirky tips on how to make your spring cleaning easy and fun!

1)      Clean a dirty unclean toilet with Coca-Cola – this may sound very strange but the carbonation in Coca-Cola is great to clean any dirt in the toilet.

2)      Wipe down stovetops with wax – simply apply a thin layer of car wax of your choice and then wipe it off with a paper towel. Your stovetop will thank you.

3)      Clean your toaster – you will be surprised that Cream of Tartar with a bit of scrubbing will make cleaning your toaster less of a hassle.

4)      Clean your baseboards – Use fabric softener to get the dirt off your baseboards.

Spring cleaning doesn’t need to be a task that seems to be never ending. Make a list, set dates and make your spring cleaning task fun this year!

Click here for more tips: http://tipsted.com/10-genius-cleaning-tips-probably-didnt-know/

17 Nov 2014
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Sports, Sports, Sports

Sports, sports, sports are always on the mind of Pack and Store employees. There is no better way to finish a hard working day than lounging on the couch with an ice cold beverage cheering on your favourite sport team (I believe it is in our Canadian blood).

This is an exciting month for sports because we have the NHL, NFL and Basketball going on all at the same time! There is never a dull moment at Pack and Store because there always seems to have an endless conversation on what team will take the win!

Our beloved Toronto Raptors are number one in their conference and are off to an amazing start at 8 wins and 2 losses! We are all cheering on the Toronto Raptors and looking forward to an amazing season this year.

As for our beloved hockey team the Maple Leafs are pulling through with 9 wins this season, keep it up leafs! Pack and Store bleeds blue and white and are hoping for a strong finish of all wins! Back in October, Aaron (Assistant Manager at Pack and Store) won our pumpkin carving competition and scored an incredible set of gold section hockey tickets to watch the Maple Leafs destroy the Washington Capitals on Saturday, November 29th. Aaron cannot be more thrilled to watch this game and cheer on Toronto’s favourite hockey team.

There are no winter blues here at Pack and Store we are keeping warm cheering our Toronto teams this year! Comment below to let us know what your favourite sport team is!

10 Nov 2014
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Pack and Store’s NEW Location!!

Pack and Store the lovely portable storage facility has moved to their very own building! They have planted down at 1399 Kennedy Road in Scarborough, Ontario, the facility is climate controlled to store all your belongings in a heated facility in the winter time and ventilated in the summer.

In the past couple months the Pack and Store team have been working around the clock to ensure their customers belongings are kept safe and moved to their new storage home. It’s hard to believe that Pack and Store moved 600 containers out of their old facility on Weston Rd in just a couple of months.

The new facility has been great for our Pack and Store team. Their facility is equipped to help you with your move. Pack and Store wants your move to be a one-stop shop which includes a showroom of moving and packing supplies and they now rent U-Haul trucks, from Cargo Vans to 14’ trucks Pack and Store has got you covered for your easiest move yet!

Pack and Store has been at the Weston Rd facility for a couple of years and without them here has been a big change for our Weston Rd employees, we sure do miss everyone at Pack and Store and of course Antonio’s smoked meat!

The Pack and Store team has settled nicely at Kennedy Road, come by and say hello!

31 Jul 2014
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Above and Beyond!

In this issue we are recognizing Aaron Baksh (Assistant Manager for Pack and Store). This past Sunday around 9:30am our driver Fahad called in a panic when he was using the moffett to take one of two containers off the truck; one of the hoses came undone and hydraulic fluid was pouring out on the customers drive way. Fahad knew what had to be done and he began cleaning the oil as much as he could.

He called Aaron (this being Aarons day off) to come help him out as the Moffett was unable to be operated, there were no questions asked and Aaron was on his way. When Aaron arrived almost all of the oil was cleaned up but the customer wasn’t very happy. Aaron apologized to the customer and assured him that all of his belongings will be re-delivered with no damage. Aaron put a temporary fix on the Moffett to move it out of the way (about 10 feet). As one container was already down it was easily unloaded by Aaron, Fahad, and some movers. However, the second container was still on the truck that was across the street! Aaron and Fahad decided that because the client needed their belongings that same day, they had to help the movers unload the contents while they were still on the truck and take them across the street and into the customer’s garage. All this was done while waiting for a mechanic to arrive to repair the Moffett.

3-4 hours later the job was complete; leaving the customer very happy. We recognize Aaron for his dedication on excellent customer service.

Aaron you are an asset to this company, you are a hard and motivated employee. Keep up the GREAT work!!

25 Jun 2014
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Helping Out Our Community the Best Way We Know How!


What a better way to celebrate a beautiful summer afternoon than to help out with a great cause! On June 30th, 2014 Pack and Store will be donating two of their containers to the Town of Richmond Canada Day Food Drive happening at the Richmond Green Park! The containers will be filled up with the community’s donations and our drivers will than deliver the containers full of non perishable food items to the local food bank.

This isn’t the only time Pack and Store donated their 5X8X7 container to help a community. From The Friends of Beltline, Willow Breast Cancer, Second Base Youth Centre, Vaughan/Woodbridge Run for the Cure; the donations will not stop now!

Now that the summer season has started, Pack and Store is ready to help in the best way they know how-By providing their perfect size container to charities that need the extra space to store food (above example), “If there is any way we can help out surrounding communities, we will.” says Aaron (Assistant Manager for Pack and Store).

You may ask why business should help their community. The opportunity to volunteer for a community can lift confidence, increase retention and overall will make your staff happier to work for your company and having happier staff can and will increase productivity. “Helping out the community can also help your employees feel that the effort they put in at work every day is contributing to the greater good.” (AICR – Corporate Responsibility http://www.ourcommunity.com.au) However, Pack and Store believes the most important reason on why business should help their community is plain and simple; it is the right thing to do!

12 Feb 2014
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Pack and Store Q&A!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. What is Mobile Storage?
Mobile storage is a fusion of self-storage and moving, where we take out the hassle of truck rentals and movers and provide storage right at your front door.

2. Why use Pack and Store and not another mobile storage company?
A unique container size that can go anywhere in the city makes us more convenient for customers who have small or no drive ways. We want you assure you that you are only paying for the size that you use.

3. How big are your containers?
Our containers are 5X8X7.

4. How fast is the rental process?
We want to make our rental process fast and easy for our customers. Our contract is done over the phone or email and we can get a container out the following day. On some occasions we can drop off the container the same day the contract is completed.

5. How convenient is Mobile Storage to Self-Storage?
When you use mobile storage it cuts your work load in half; pack once, unload once.

6. How can I be sure my belongings will be safe?
We store all of our containers in a heated indoor facility that is monitored 24/7. In addition our customers are only allowed to access their containers by appointment, that way we can see who is entering and leaving the building.

7. Am I able to keep it on my drive way instead of in a warehouse?
Sure can! We want to make your moving process as simple as can be and if you find that leaving the container on your drive way is more convenient for you, you are most certainly able to do so.

8. How many containers can I get at one time?
We can deliver as many as 5 containers at one time, but you are able to get as many as you need.

9. How far are you able to go outside the GTA?
We can go 100KM in each direction from Toronto.

10. I would like to save as much as I can, what type of promotions do you have?
We have great promotions all the time! Right now we have a one delivery free and other months we have promotions that save you money on your monthly rent as well.

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