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.
Acting as the starter gun to holiday shopping, the American Thanksgiving weekend signals the mad dash towards December’s festivities. It helps that many of the GTA’s biggest retailers are joining in on the weekend by offering huge sales on popular items, but you don’t need to make a trip to Hillcrest to cash in. Thanks to Cyber Monday, you can pick up amazing deals with just a click of your mouse or swipe of your finger.
In the True North, Black Friday and Cyber Monday take on a distinctive Canadian style. In Toronto, you’re more likely to read about the line up that spanned several city blocks than a dangerous stampede that injured shoppers and employees. Things are a little more civilized, as people wait their turn to snag some of the weekend’s biggest deals. You’ll have more than enough time to find a local self storage centre as you patiently wait for the malls to open and the online deals to begin.
A peaceful approach to these dates doesn’t stop Canucks from spending. Last year, 20 percent of Canadians spent $350 over the weekend, either in-store or online. Thanks to a low loonie, few left the country to shop last year, and considering the dollar’s continued poor performance, this is a trend that’s likely to repeat.
With so many opportunities to save at your disposal — combined with the relative novelty of these events happening here in Canada — you may find yourself very busy! And if you’re lucky, you may finish all your holiday shopping in one weekend. Now that’s next level holiday preparedness.
There’s only one problem. When you have kids, it may be a challenge to return home from such a trip, laden with things Santa’s supposed to leave under the tree. Though it may be easy to sneak in small stocking stuffers, larger presents like the Xbox One X or a bicycle are difficult to conceal. Your children’s ability to sniff out the best hiding places only complicates your task.
If you’re worried they might uncover your stash of presents, check out our Thornhill location for deals on your way back from Vaughan Mills. One of our friendly crew members will help you find the right sized space for the right price. Together, you’ll secure the best Thornhill self storage unit for the holidays!
Of course, with locations all over the GTA, Abacus is a natural choice for any of your storage needs wherever you live, so give us a call. We’ll help you get ready for the holidays as you cash in on Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals!
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