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Our Storage Services are First-Rate — Just Don’t Store These Items!

Our Storage Services are First-Rate — Just Don't Store These Items!

Did you know that we offer our customers ten days of free storage? At First Rate Movers, we strive to provide the best in moving and storage solutions to help make your move that much easier. Our storage units give you the convenience and peace of mind you need at an incredible rate. You can store your items for up to 90 days with the first 10 being free. Plus, when you store with us, your valuables will be covered by our 100% full replacement value insurance and also properly wrapped and padded for protection.

You’ll never have to worry about theft or damage as our storage containers are also pest and weather-proof and located in a secure, gated facility with around the clock surveillance, laser perimeter fencing, and advanced locking systems.

In our storage containers, we can contain nearly all of your belongings! There are, however, certain items that we are not permitted to store in our non-climate-controlled containers. Learn more about these items below.


You love to throw on your favourite LP in the morning, but you might not have any space for your record collection when you first move. Although it might make sense to store your records in storage, it’s actually best to find a friend who can take care of your prized possessions until you can fit them back into your life once again. The reason for this is due to the fact that records are sensitive to heat and can easily warp if exposed to high temperatures. So if you want to maintain the quality and sound of your record collection, it’s important to keep them out of closed storage.

Oil Paintings

Paintings are both valuable and fragile. Simple fluctuations in temperature and humidity can greatly impact your oil paintings in storage. To be more precise, it can make the canvas and wood to expand and contract, leading to damage. Plus, the oil can form stress cracks, flake off, and even mould in storage, ruining your beautiful piece of art. It’s best to store them in a cool and dark room or at a professional art storage facility.

Heavily Lacquered Antique Furniture

Antique furniture is also highly sensitive to extreme temperatures and requires consistent humidity levels. Original stains, paints, and antique materials can quickly deteriorate when exposed to temperate changes. If you plan to store your lacquered antique furniture in storage, you should seek the services of an antique storage facility.


Liquids can create all kinds of trouble, which is why they’re also on the non-allowable list. Cans and bottles that are filled with liquids pose a risk of leaking or spilling that can cause damage to your belongings as well as the facility structure. Storage units also cannot ventilate toxic gases from potent chemicals, which can lead to strong and hazardous fumes. So it’s important to store any of your liquids elsewhere.


Even if you only plan to store your belongings for the short term, any perishable items should not be placed in the storage unit. Even if they are properly contained in cans or jars, they are not permitted.

At First Rate Movers, we provide the best storage solutions for your move. When you’re ready to learn more about how you can take advantage of free storage and our discounted rates, contact us today!

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