With another year behind us, the crew at Abacus wants to welcome you back to the blog! The very first post of 2018 is the perfect opportunity to wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year. If you’re anything like our team, then you have some great expectations for the upcoming year, and we hope you share the same levels of enthusiasm for what’s to come, whether you’re looking for local storage units or not.
For many Canadians, the New Year represents the perfect time to start fresh, re-evaluate their priorities, and focus on their resolutions. As per tradition, many New Year resolutions aim to undo the damage an indulgent holiday did to their lives with promises to eat better, move more, and spend less.
Waistlines and budgets aren’t the only things on Canadians’ minds at the start of the year. After the whirlwind of the holidays dies down, there’s finally time to take stock of your surroundings, and you might not like what you see. Somewhere between hanging the stockings with care and toasting to the New Year, holiday clutter invaded your house.
It`s hard to ignore all the extra stuff you accumulated once you notice it. That’s why getting organized and de-cluttering are two very popular resolutions, and — let’s be honest — they’re New Year’s goals that our crew can get behind! Every day of the year, our reps help people across the GTA solve their storage problems, whether they’re downsizing, de-clutter, or simplifying their lives.
If you have plans to organize your life by downsizing and de-cluttering, renting a unit from the best storage option in the GTA is a perfect way to help you achieve it. With units varying in size, our facilities offer a perfect space for any of your must-keep belongings you no longer have space for.
Whether it’s delicate heirlooms, sensitive electronics and appliances, antique wooden furniture, or commercial overstock, your prized possessions will be safe in our care. The clean, safe storage options in Thornhill and the GTA offer secure, climate controlled spaces safeguarded by the latest surveillance equipment and environmental regulators. With full protection against pests, the elements, and physical theft, these units offer the best place to leave your valuable items.
While you may feel compelled to get started on your resolutions right away while you still have the motivation, don’t rush into it. When seasonal clutter occupies every room of your house, you can’t get through it all in one day. Just like those New Year’s resolutions to lose weight and join a gym, de-cluttering your house takes time. Don’t put unnecessary stress on yourself by promising to get it done by an unrealistic date. Our facilities are open all year long whenever you’re ready for a mini storage unit.
In the meantime, create a plan of attack and go through room by room. Be ruthless with your stuff and remove any duplicate items, broken belongings, or things you haven’t used in over six months. Split these items into three categories: keep, throw out, and donate.
The throw out pile is self-explanatory, as is the donate pile. Take the time to look up local charities that accept gently used clothing and household items. In the past, we’ve mentioned Richmond Hill-based charities like Treasures Charity Thrift Store, Once Upon a Child, and the Richmond Hill Humane Society, but you can find more online. As for the keep pile — you’ll need to determine what can stay in your house and what needs to be moved to our facilities.
Get in touch once you make that decision. One of our friendly crew members will help you determine the size of unit you need to store your stuff properly. Together, you’ll find the best place for your belongings, whether that’s our North York location or our headquarters in Richmond Hill. They’re there to help you stay organized and clutter free for all of 2018 and beyond, so give us a call when you’re ready to store!
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