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New Year’s Resolutions for Organizing Your Home

With a new year on the horizon, many homeowners are now considering how best to organize their home for the year ahead. The new year brings with it a new focus on goals and the potential changes that might take place in the near future. Making changes often begins with building a settled foundation in the home, and this can start now with a little organizing of your home space. Many people don’t know where to begin with the organizational process, and so here are some tips from our self-storage experts suggesting several new year’s resolutions for organizing your home.
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Smart Storage Tips for Christmas Decorations

  It’s that time of the year again. You’re getting ready to set up and decorate your Christmas tree, and you pull out that big daunting box of tangled and unorganized decorations. Several of the decorations are broken and damaged! There’s an easier solution to storing your decorations so they don’t get damaged or lost. Here are some ways you can store your decorations for easy access next holiday!
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Why Try a Monthly Contract for a Self-Storage Unit?

Self-storage units are used for a variety of reasons. They are commonly used for home downsizing or moving from a larger space to a smaller one. Many people also opt for self-storage units as a way to safely store their belongings. Plus, many self-storage facilities are available in multiple areas for your convenience. If you’re considering renting a self-storage unit, you may want to consider a self-storage monthly contract. A monthly contract provides you with some security and can help avoid future conflicts.
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Why Is Insurance Important When Renting a Storage Unit?

 Storage units are extremely handy when moving, downsizing, or housing extra belongings that are taking up too much space in your home. People often use self-storage units to store valuable items that are too precious to let go of but not practical to have around on a daily basis.
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5 Decluttering Survival Tips Using Self-Storage

 There are dozens of reasons to declutter your home, from getting organized to preparing for a move, or making more space to create a more Zen environment. However, the very thought of decluttering seems like an overwhelming task even to the neatest of neat freaks. 

Tips for Storing Your Items Safely & Efficiently

 There are many reasons you might find yourself in need of a storage facility. Whether you’re a pack rat, a collector, or just out of space, here are our tips to make sure you are storing your items safely and efficiently.
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What Does Having an Emergency Generator Do For Security?

It is common knowledge that power outages occur when a natural disaster or other such incident takes place. The power can be out for several days or even weeks in some extreme cases, and the last thing anyone wants is rampant crime and taking over a city.
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Store Your Things Securely While Downsizing Your Home


Whether you’re moving to a smaller place or someone is moving into yours, downsizing can feel like a monumental task. Perhaps you just want to downsize the number of things in your home—whatever the reason, getting rid of personal possessions can leave you feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Getting organized, collaborating with others, and seeking the help of professionals will streamline any downsizing process.

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Keep Your Home And Valuables Safe While On Vacation


While going on vacation provides a much-needed break from daily hassles, leaving your home alone can cause a few anxieties to stir. The longer you’re away, the more your house looks unoccupied to anyone who might be watching. There are a few things you can do to help protect your home and your valuables while you’re gone, so you can enjoy your relaxing trip away.

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Store Your Possessions Safely With Expert Help

 Are you looking to store some of your personal items in storage? Abacus Self Storage is here to help with advice that will make your experience – from packing to picking up again – go smoothly!
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Client Testimonials

  • 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 .

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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 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
  • 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 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...

  • August 24, 2012. Very happy with service.

  • 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
  • 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...

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

    Raymond Tam
  • 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...

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

    Anna S
  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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...

  • 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

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

  • 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.

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

    Maria Paheco
  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

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