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What Will You Grow For Movember?

 

Watch for the growin ‘staches, beards, goatees, soul patches, and peach fuzz around town this November, as the GTA embarks on the 13th annual Movember. The month-long event helps bring awareness to men’s health, particularly that of depression, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer — three illness that many men are too embarrassed to talk about. This modesty benefits no one, as roughly 10,000 men die of prostate cancer each year. Meanwhile, suicide is one of the leading causes of death in men under 50.

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Black Friday Is Almost Here

 

Ask the crew working at Abacus storage units in Richmond Hill, and they’ll tell you it feels like we celebrated Thanksgiving ages ago, but our neighbours to the south are just gearing up for the big feast. You may not be invited to their meals of deep fried turkey, mac and cheese, or pumpkin pie, but that doesn’t mean you’re totally excluded from the festivities. The American Thanksgiving weekend is book-ended by two of the biggest shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Though these events may be as American as Thanksgiving football, more Canadians are taking advantage of these deals each year. 

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Elevate Your Side Hustle With Mini Self Storage

 

No — the side hustle isn’t the latest dance move set to replace the nae nae. Forget about your feet for a second. It’s all about how you make your money. 

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Don’t Let Halloween Storage Scare You

 

There are plenty of things to be afraid of as we near the 31st. Your neighbour’s motion-sensor witch ornament that always manages to catch you off guard when you leave for work is one of them. Another is Netflix’s impressive list of horror films you can’t seem to resist watching late at night, despite the subsequent nightmares. And let’s not forget about the price of candy for the trick-or-treaters — a price you pay knowing it will be slashed in half come November 1.

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Abacus Celebrates National Read A Book Day

 

Is there any better time to curl up with a good book than the fall? We don’t think so. As the weather turns crisp and biting, our warm and cozy homes are a refuge against the changing seasons. The world outside our windows lights up with the mosaic of changing leaves and sets a picturesque scene as we start the next chapter of our favourite book. Curled up with the latest paperback and a pumpkin spiced latte, we escape reality to travel to far-off lands, pull off daring capers, or be swept off our feet by romantic suitors. 

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Fall Storage For Thanksgiving & Beyond

 

As a rule, autumn starts with the Fall Equinox, or September 22, but for most us, it isn’t until Thanksgiving that the season really sinks in. By that time, we’re accustomed to the cooling temperatures, the falling leaves, and pumpkin spice as the default flavouring in most baked goods.

But who’s complaining when that means we get to dollop some pumpkin-spiced whipped cream onto a slice of pumpkin pie? Not us! 
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A Back-To-School Option For Space-Strapped Students

 

The cicadas may still be singing their song during the hazy, lazy days of August, but the temperatures dip quickly during its nights. Labour Day is just around the corner, and with it the long weekend foretells the final days of the CNE. All signs suggest that summer is drawing to a close — which means your first day back on campus is nearing faster than you think!

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Storage Ideas For Your RV

 In the GTA, suburban streets and sidewalks lock in the heat as temperatures rise. Rush hour is now a permanent phenomenon being so close to Toronto, and each car is belching out exhaust and creating a shimmering mirage around tailpipes. Outside of our vehicles there are enough sweaty people milling around that it feels like you’re breathing the same recycled air. In case of the storefronts, theatres, and offices heavily air conditioned this season, that’s a fact!
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Abacus: Your Friendly Neighbourhood Storage Facility

 

Summer blockbusters like Wonder Woman and Spider-Man: Homecoming has us nostalgic for summers spent catching up on the latest comic book series. But for some, they never left this hobby behind in summers past. They carried on flicking through comics well into adulthood under the cover of night — but no longer! What once was considered guilty pleasure by most adults is now a mainstream hobby as comic books are making a huge comeback in popular culture. 

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Canada Day In The GTA

 

July 1 is just around the corner, and this year it promises to be no ordinary Canada Day. 2017 is an important year for the nation. We’re turning 150 years old, and the country is planning a celebration worthy of its sesquicentennial anniversary. 

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Client Testimonials

  • Thank you so much for excellent services. I like the way how the renting storage is organized. It is easy and fast. The customer service is so good!!! People at the front desk are very friendly and helpful at all given time. Thanks again. Galyna

    Galyna
  • Hi there, this messge is for Jane, I just wanted to leave a thank you. Holly was just wonderful, she is professional and she is helpful and it was really kind of her to help me sign in yesterday. I just wanted to let Jane know that Holly is a wonderful resource person and I`ll see you guys later. Bye...

  • I found this storage facility to be immaculate. The staff is very professional and friendly. Jane, who is the manager her pleasant personality made the stressful event seem effortless. The owner takes very good care of the facility, the storage units are extremely clean and spacious, there prices...

  • Hi guys, I just recently rented a 10x10 storage unit from you guys and decided to write a review. When I first walked into the office, I was impressed how organized it looked, it was not like the other storage companies I previously visited. It was cleaned, smelled nice and most importantly I was greeted...

    Behzad
  • I,ve been with you for a decade now and am glad to say how pleased I am with the high calibre of your personnel. Specifically, Jane`s ever friendly, courteous, helpful nature make my visits a joy. She takes genuine interest in us and I send my appreciation. Also, David goes out of his way to assist...

  • I just wanted to drop a quick not to say how much of a pleasant experience it was to reserve our unit and how easy it is to use. At a very stressfull time ( with moving) it`s great to have something go so smoothly.

    Jeff Dunning
  • September 10, 2012. Abacus Self Storage staff have been very helpful, friendly and accessibe. The facility is clean, bright and ideal. I definitely recommend it.

    Janine
  • August 25, 2012. I was amazed at how organized everything was at Abacus, and Jane`s service was exceptional!! Our locker was totally in order and well lit. the gates and doors work....everything went without a hitch! What a joy to work with a company that really knows their business, and cares...

    Glen
  • November 14, 2011. We have been entirely pleased with Abacus` service and pleasant and professional policies.  They are very quick to respond to inquires and do their best so that our experience utilizing their storge facility is pain and stress free. Thank you.

    Adriana
  • 04-30-2013-just rented a storage locker from Abacus Self Storage. They are well organized , courteous, well organized and efficient. The locker is spotlessly clean and I am very pleased with the experience. They provide a lock and also had a special on the space rental on the second floor where I paid...

    Elyse Pomeranz
  • August 31, 2012. As a customer of many years, I commend Abacus for clean, well-lit and maintained, secure premises with huge carts now for ease of moving items. Customer Service, under Jane`s managment, is efficient and friendly. In fact. I consider the team as friends.

    Carol
  • 04-17-2014-My girlfriend and I are moving into a new place together and we had to find a secure, affordalble and  convenient storage facility to store our belongings, while we are transitioning to a new apartment. Jane made us feel extremely confident that we were choosing the right place. She helped...

    Scott and Ola, Scottola
  • I have used Abacus twice in the last 5 years. Terrific service, good rates, exceptionally clean. If I need to use a self storage facility again in the future these are the people I would go to.

    Louise K
  • Satisfied on cleanleness, location, efficient management and reasonable priced.

    Raymond Tam
  • August 27, 2012. The Team at Abacus is professional, very helpful and courteous-always giving a little bit extra and doing a little bit more that what is asked. The facilities are well-run, clean and secure. I highly recommend them.

    Susan
  • August 26, 2012. Friendly and helpful staff. clean and professional facility! A truly great place to store things! Highly recommended!

    Elmira and Brian
  • Cleanest seft storage I`ve seen I have used self-storage places 3 times in Canada and I was very impressed on how clean is this place. Other pros: Good location (convinient for me :), very friendly staff, and good price. I do recommend this place. 2011-08-03

  • September 12, 2012. I have never seen a storage facility so clean. The unit is dust free. I can`t believe how clean the property is. Please tell the owner how impressed I am .

    Danny
  • September 13, 2012. Walking into the office, I knew this was the place I wanted to store our belongings. Jane was so helpful and accommodating. The place was very clean and well laid out for moving and manouevering your way around. I know I found the place when I walked into Abacus.

    Tita
  • September 1, 2012. Abacus Self Storage was recommended to me from clients I had sold a home to several years ago. I have found Jane and all the staff to be unbelievably kind to me as well as patient and understanding. I will always recommend this storage facility to anyone I know. I thank everyone there...

    Morrissa
  • April 2013-Very knowledgeable and helpful staff. One stop shop to buy all packing and moving supplies. Very clean, bright and secure storage facility, that can be easily accessed. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a storage facility!

    Jodi M
  • September 1, 2012. From my first call and enquiry, it has always been a pleasure dealing with the staff at Abacus Self Storage, where they provide outstanding customer service.

    Cathy
  • November 21, 2011. Nice clean premises. Staff have been very helpful!

    Bruce
  • thank you for all your help, you are great great to do bussiness with you thank you

    Maria Paheco
  • August 24, 2012. Very happy with service.

    Marlene
  • Great customer service at the Richmond Hill location! We`ve had a storage locker here for just over a year, and the facility is always clean and well-lit. Extremely well-maintained and the staff are super-friendly! :) They even went so far as to help us find an alternate supplier of packing peanuts when...

    Pete
  • We have been with Abacus for a few years and we have never had a problem. The place is always clean, tidy and well kept, they are very nice to deal with and have great customer service. They look out for the customer and we like that. We highly recommend Abacus to anyone looking for storage, and...

  • August 23, 2012. I have been a client of Abacus for over two years, and can recommend their services. Jane and her team are always pleasant and helpful, and the premises are clean and secure. In short, an enjoyable experience!

    Barry
  • August 30, 2012. Very clean unit. Great security system. Wonderful organization.

    Faranita
  • We are very happy with storage location, facility is alway`s clean and accessible. Anna S

    Anna S
  • Dear owner, Your site manager Jane is great! Jim C.

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