UltraStor says thank you to it’s loyal customers

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On June 28th from 4-6pm, Customers enjoyed free ice cream and a bouncy castle! It was a great turn out. our loyal customers were very happy to attend and receive more information about Ultrastor and what we offer to our valued clients.

Burlington is a family friendly community and Ultra was happy to show there appreciation to all the customers by hosting this customer appreciation day event.

Thank you Burlington for your loyal business!

 

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Staying Local This Long Weekend?

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The Victoria Day Weekend or “May24” is traditionally the time that Canadians like to whoop it up in grand Canuck fashion. But if you’re getting a little older and a weekend camping trip isn’t quite for you(also read: I just can’t drink that many beers at once anymore and I don’t like sleeping outside), there are a lot of fantastic things happening close to home. Here’s what’s happening around Toronto this weekend.

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For a complete list of events in the city this weekend  www.events.seetorontonow.com

Stay safe and have fun this long weekend, everyone!  And have a drink on the patio for us!

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Storage Auctions reveal hidden treasures

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Storage unit auctions are a hot trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down.  Elle has been privileged to host several episodes of Storage Wars Canada at select locations, but you may not know that we also hold public auctions on a regular basis.

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On Wednesday May 10, Planet Storage hosted a Customer Appreciation Event and Storage Auction

When rent is not paid for a storage locker, and the facility is not successful in getting the account up to date, or in contacting the renter, the units are opened for bids by a professional auctioneer.  Mostly professional, and sometimes just independent treasure hunters, will purchase the contents, hoping for an amazing find for just a few dollars, and if you’re lucky, you just may stumble upon something valuable or amazing.

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Elle loves to learn!

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We are proud to be members of the Canadian Self Storage Association and we will again be Vancouver bound in June for the 11TH ANNUAL C.S.S.A. WESTERN CANADIAN CONFERENCE, TRADESHOW, SELF STORAGE FACILITY TOURS AND THE 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING!

On June 8th, the event opens with the C.S.S.A. Self Storage Trade show where we will have the opportunity to meet with many of the amazing suppliers in our industry for everything from insurance, to locks, moving supplies, buildings and components, all under one roof.

There will be guest speakers to discuss topics such as Facility Valuations and the movement of self storage in western Canada;  marketing your self storage business in 2017 with teaching techniques and strategies for digital marketing, social media and online reputation management skills; and Best Practices for Sale and Disposal of Delinquent Accounts.

Also back by popular demand is the TOWN HALL DISCUSSION covering everything from raising rent rates, collections, delinquencies, everyday customer experiences.

And of course the exciting Panel of Professionals where we have the chance to ask questions with professionals on things like repairs, security, gates, fencing product and more.

At Elle Management, we don’t just want to be GREAT at what we do, we want to keep getting better. Events like this help us keep on top of the newest and best practices in the industry and allow us to share our own expertise and advice to our colleagues and friends.

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Elle and the Tiffany love affair

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We love Tiffany!

Elle has always made a commitment, not only to our customers and clients, but to our valuable staff members who work hard every day to keep our organization running smoothly.  We’re a team, a family. Not only do we work together, but we play together too!

Owner and operator, Janet Whittle-Bailie, believes in hard work, good will and great relationships. It’s important to her that the Elle family feels valued, included and important.

All the ladies at Elle wear matching Tiffany bracelets, because isn’t the work day just a little nicer with a bit of bling?

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Elle Management hits VEGAS!

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You don’t get to be the BEST in your industry without keeping up to date on the latest and the greatest ideas and innovations in self storage!

This week, Elle is attending the ISS World Expo in Las Vegas, participating in extensive education and training courses on critical topics to your business including building, financing, investing, marketing and the latest in tech features.

Janet Whittle Bailie is in attendance along with Elle’s Paula Wilson-Stinton, Angelica DiCastro and Mark Krietzman. We hope they have some time to mix a bit of fun in with the hustle and bustle of the conference.

This week Janet will announce two Elle Site Staff members to join her in Las Vegas in the Fall for the SSA Fall Conference at Caesar’s Palace!

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Introducing Grand Park Mississauga

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Welcome to Grand Park in the heart of Mississauga.  Conveniently located close to Square One, this Elle location offers a number of storage solutions for residential and commercial clients.  Units here range from 25 square feet to 300 square feet. All ground access, with climate controlled and non-controlled units, 24/7 access and video surveillance.

Grand Park also has storage consultants available 7 days a week, providing our customers with:

  • Trained storage consultants
  • Excellent customer service
  • Catering to both Commercial & Residential Clientele
  • Courier deliveries accepted
  • Competitive rates

This fenced and gated location also offers moving and storage materials in our on-site store.

To learn more about Grand Park Self Storage, you can visit the website at www.GrandParkStorage.com.

For the month of March, we’ll be giving away a $50 Tim Horton’s gift card! Come see us

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5 Weekend Projects For Spring

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It’s finally almost here! Spring! Refreshing, renewing, exciting Spring! But with the new warm weather comes all those little chores you’ve been putting off, and putting on the list for the next sunny day. Don’t let it overwhelm you. And don’t tell yourself you’re going to empty your entire house, wash walls, scrub floors on hands and knees and power-wash your life away. You’re not Cinderella!!

Here are 5 quick and easy weekend projects to get you in
prime Spring shape without killing yourself.

1 – THE CLOSET PURGE– Haven’t worn it in the past year? It can go. Same for things that don’t fit so great anymore, or are starting to get shabby. Ditto for shoes that are looking a bit worn or have gone out of style. And no, DON’T keep them even though they’re soooooooo super cute and you love them sooooo much but they hurt your feet so you really just keep them and dream about wearing them and then never actually do. Just let them go. You can find a used clothing donation bin in most grocery store parking lots where they will go to someone who can really use them. Just can’t let it go? Consider getting an affordable storage unit for important keepsakes, family furniture or things that just don’t get used every day, but need to be accessible. Check out Elle’s website HERE for a list of all our locations.

2 – THE MEAN CLEAN – Just do yourself a favour, get a professional if it’s in the budget. For between $200 and $500 (depending on the size of your home) you can usually find a great professional cleaner to scrub floors, walls, bathrooms, baseboards and window sills. It’s really worth every penny. If it’s not in the budget, you can roll up your sleeves and get it done in a weekend. We recommend doing items one at a time. Floors , then baseboards and sills, windows & blinds, and a good scrub of your bathroom and kitchen surfaces. A good steam mop comes with a ton of attachments for about $100 that can do most of these chores easily. Throw all your curtains in the wash or take them to the dry cleaner along with duvet covers, pillow shams and sofa cushion covers. Drag any area rugs outside, hang them up and get out all that pent up Winter energy out by beating them silly with a broomstick. Try to avoid harsh chemicals and stick to old reliable faves like Windex, bleach, white vinegar and salt & lemon that can do the trick for just about everything in your house.

3 – SAFETY FIRST – Do a little walkthrough of your house. Are the batteries working in your smoke detectors ? They should be replaced if they are more than five years old and should incorporate a carbon monoxide detector if there is not a separate one in the house. Check all your locks and doors to make sure keys still work easily, and the seals and locks shut nice and tight. Check your windows to make sure they all close and lock properly. Don’t neglect the exterior either. Winter can cause heaving of your exterior steps, patio stones, driveways and walkways that can create trip hazards for yourself and your guests. Schedule maintenance appointments for your furnace and hot water tank, which you should be doing every year to ensure proper performance and safety, and change your furnace filter. If you have a wood burning fireplace, it’s a good idea to spring for the $100 to get someone to come and check that no critters or debris have built up in your chimney over the spring.

4 – TINY TOUCHUPS – Take a Saturday to do minor maintenance items. Trim your shrubs away from eaves and rake out any dead plant material from your garden beds. Make sure your downspouts are in the proper position to divert spring rain away from your home. Get a ladder and check the roof for any missing shingles or birds’ nests. Consider getting a backup battery for your sump pump if you have one, to avoid flooding in your basement. It is also a good idea to make sure that the area around your home at the base of all the exterior walls and in window wells is raked clear of any debris to avoid water pooling and flood risk. And finally, the one magic word that makes men ages 14-80 giggle just a little – Caulking. It is your friend. We recommend getting 3 different kinds – Exterior, Interior and Interior waterproof. Re-caulk your shower/tub and around your sinks and faucets. You might also want to consider caulking a bit around your baseboards (as long as the colour matches and it’s not obvious) and windows to keep creepy crawlies from making their way into your home through gaps. Outside, you want to check windows to ensure the calking is in good shape as well as door frames.

5 – IT’S ALL ABOUT YOU – Just have a drink. You earned it. This isn’t really a spring maintenance tip, we just think you should reward yourself for all that hard work.

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The Royal Storage Makeover

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The Elle location at Royal Storage in Guelph is growing! We’re currently under construction adding FOUR new buildings to the location. We’ll let you know more about the construction and the estimated completion date as we move forward through the project

Royal Storage is Guelph’s best & newest self storage mini storage facility offering safe, secure 24hr/7day accessible storage with 35 different mini storage sizes from 4×5 to 10×30, individual unit alarms, video surveillance and secure perimeter. Royal Storage also has all your moving supplies covered – moving boxes, tape, mattress covers, wrapping paper and bubble wrap. Anything you need for your moving day or storage needs.

MARCH’S $50 TIM HORTON’S CARD DRAW – GO ON IN AND SIGN UP
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Learn more about our Royal Storage location at their website: www.RoyalStorage.ca