Frost covers your window. Snow blankets your walkway. And slush collects in the streets. With a view like that, one look outside is all it takes to realize you’d rather spend your weekend indoors. And if you’re lucky, you won’t have any responsibilities or chores in your self storage unit that necessitate a trip out into this mess.
In Iceland, they call this weather “gluggaveður”. Its literal meaning is window weather, but it has come to encompass any kind of weather that’s nice to watch from a window sill but that’s not nice to be out in. Howling winds on a bright sunny day counts as gluggaveður just as much as a blizzard whiting out your view.
While the month promises beautiful snowfall in the GTA this year, most Februarys have been wet and slushy in the past. Not exactly what you would call window weather. But it is the perfect time to hang out on the couch, warm up the old Netflix, and begin your weekend-long binge-watching odyssey.
You wouldn’t be the only one to spend their weekends streaming. Most Canadians have a subscription to a streaming service. A recent survey reveals 53 percent of English-speaking households have a subscription to Netflix. Though it leads the pack of streaming services, it’s not the only one available to Canadians. It’s joined by Bell On Demand and Amazon Prime Video, as well as a variety of individual channels like NBC, USA, and HBO.
While these streams will more than satisfy the casual viewer, these digital offerings don’t provide the same satisfaction to serious cinephiles. Though they’re a rare breed, there’s still a number of people who enjoy collecting movies on DVD, Blu-ray, and even LaserDiscs. They’re the ones picking through your collection of VHS at your annual garage sale. Or perhaps you’re the one spending a stormy February weekend searching through eBay for a limited edition Hellraiser LaserDisc.
Being a movie collector comes with its ups and downs. Your love of movies is the reason why you started collecting. The thrill of hunting down a special edition of an incredibly rare title is the reason why you still love doing it today. However, one of the downsides to your hobby is the size it takes up. What started as just a few DVDs grows quickly into a collection that sprawls across bookshelves, TV stands, and any flat surface in your home.
Though your collection may not rival that of Theo Kalomirakis, a man whose library is valued at $300,000, it can start taking up too much space for your small living room. At some point, you’ll have to make a big decision. You can make room by selling off parts of your collection, or you can find space by looking for a storage unit in Thornhill to store your movies.
Since we’re in the business of mini self storage, you’ll have a sympathetic ear when you talk to us. Our crew understands how hard it can be to say goodbye to something you love. You may have spent the better part of your life collecting these titles. Ridding yourself of just one can be hard. Placing them in storage is a lot easier. It allows you to free up space in your house without losing any of your movies.
Your movies will be in a safe place once you remove them from your shelves and place them in our facility. Each of our units is carefully climate controlled, protecting its contents from fluctuating temperatures and humidity levels.
Your discs and tapes will be safe but not locked up. Our facilities across the GTA offer 24/7 access to your unit. Should you feel the need to watch your limited edition The Godfather Blu-ray Steelbook, you can use your personalized entry code to nab it from your unit at any time.
With the Oscars scheduled for March 4, we understand February marks a very busy month for cinephiles as they catch up on all the nominated films. You can give us a call today about our storage facilities or you can wait until the busy season has blown over. Once you get the time (and the bravery to step out into this gluggaveður), get in touch. We’ll help preserve your movie collection in a way that saves space!
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