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Easy Ways To Get Organized For 2018

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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Client Testimonials

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

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

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

    Anna S
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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

    Maria Paheco
  • 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

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

    Raymond Tam
  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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 24, 2012. Very happy with service.

  • 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 .

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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!

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

  • 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 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.

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