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University Students Take Note of Our Summer Storage

 

The summer means a lot of things to different people. For students, it means a mass exodus from campus dorm rooms into their parents’ home. It’s a bittersweet move for most. Sure, you’re saving money in rent and you’re reunited with family and childhood friends. On the other hand, you’re also reunited with your family. After having a taste of freedom as a university student this can be a delicate situation. That’s not even considering the fact that you’ll be bringing all of your stuff from your dorm into the family home. 

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The Strange & Sometimes Lucrative Finds of Lost Storage Units

 

As of right now, the Canadian Self Storage Association can’t accurately tell us the number of mini storage facilities there are in the country. Experts estimate that there are some 3,000 companies providing Canadians with much needed storage space. If we’re anything like our neighbours to the south – where there are more storage facilities than McDonald’s restaurants – then we can expect this number to rise in the near future. 

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Why the GTA Trusts Us

 When on the lookout for products and services, there’s a certain luxury in knowing you have a lot of choice. Unfortunately, it can be a double-edged sword. The more options we have can ultimately make it harder to choose one product or company over another. This paradox of choice is only heightened when you don’t know what makes one service better than another. As self storage facilities have boomed across Canada – and especially the GTA – our industry hasn’t escaped this issue. Everywhere you turn it can seem like there’s a self storage facility asking for your business, claiming to offer the best space for the most affordable price.
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Store Your Household Appliances Properly

 There are some items in your possession that require very little preparation before you can store them safely in our units. Our climate and pest controlled spaces do most of the work for you, making it a simple task of boxing and labelling your belongings before you shut and lock the door. But when it comes to larger items like kitchen appliances, a little more finesse is necessary. It can still be easy, especially if you use the following guide on how to prep your big ticket items for self storage.
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What Not to Store in Your Unit

When it comes to the rules of storage, there aren’t too many. We’ve made it simple for you to keep your extra belongings at our locations, and we want to keep it that way. That being said, there are a few non-negotiable guidelines that we’ve set out to regulate what gets stored in our facilities. We created these policies to ensure the safety of our customers and employees. There also there to ensure our facilities remain pest-free, so your belongings stay safe too. 

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Get Camping This May Two-Four!

May 24th isn’t just a birthdate of a former queen. The May Two-Four designates the official end to most Canadians’ winter hibernation and the start of a very important time in the country – camping season. It’s hard not to answer the call of the Great Outdoors and pack your buddy’s car full of camping equipment and beer before you head out to one of the many provincial parks in Ontario.
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Remember to Spring Clean Your Unit

Have you been bitten by the spring cleaning bug yet? Now that the days are longer and warmer, it’s a common condition to hit the GTA right about now. Many of us, armed with our dusters and Marigolds gloves, have found the motivation to clean and de-clutter our homes. But why stop at just your homes? After weeks, months, or maybe even years since your last visit to your storage unit, it too could do with a little TLC. Capitalize on your newfound enthusiasm for housework and make sure you add your unit into your spring cleaning routine.

 
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It’s Official – You Can Finally Get Rid of Those Winter Tires

 April was looking pretty scary. With considerable snowfall which turned into freezing rain as the temperatures hovered around 0, it didn’t feel like spring. Even as the mercury rose, the GTA held its breath, waiting for the weather to change and for another 5, 10, or even 15 centimetres to drop. No surprise – we do live in Canada, after all. Luckily, now that we’re in the middle of May, we can officially say we’ve escaped winter’s icy cold clutches. The chances of a fluke blizzard now are extremely unlikely, which means you can safely remove your winter tires.
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Live in a Small Apartment? A Storage Unit Can Help

 Are you a part of the tiny house movement? Maybe you didn’t choose the tiny house life; the tiny house life chose you. However you landed your extra-small living arrangements, you’re starting to wonder how you can live in your cramped, overcrowded mini-pad for a moment longer. Living with 500 square feet or less can be a challenge, but when you combine minimalist design choices, particular organization tricks, and a secure self storage unit, you can de-clutter and embrace your small apartment.
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Get the Most Out of Your Storage Unit

When it comes to packing, you should approach your self storage unit with a strategy. Making sure you follow a few simple guidelines can help make the entire process go by a lot faster. More importantly, should you ever want to access any of your belongings in the future, this tactical packing will make it easy to grab a few things without needing to unload everything. So when you’re ready to start filling up your unit, don’t shove things in haphazardly; use the following tips.

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Client Testimonials

  • 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 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
  • 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...

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

    Faranita
  • 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
  • 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...

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

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

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

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

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 24, 2012. Very happy with service.

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

    Maria Paheco
  • Satisfied on cleanleness, location, efficient management and reasonable priced.

    Raymond Tam
  • 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
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