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How Self Storage Can Help Make Your Move Much Easier To Manage

If you are planning to relocate, it is important to start planning your move early enough so that you can ensure success. Moving can be a stressful process, but fortunately, there are things that you can do to make your move much easier. Apart from ensuring that you pack right and hire the best moving company, there are benefits to getting a secure storage unit where you can store your belongings when planning the move. A self-storage unit can help you to make your move more smoothly.

Reduce the moving costs

One of the best things about renting a storage unit is that it can help to reduce your moving costs. When you hire a moving truck, you have to think about the costs that in most cases are usually time sensitive. The longer you keep the truck, the more you will need to pay for it. When in a time crunch, you can avoid additional fees. When your items are in storage, you do not have to worry about getting all the boxes in the truck and ensuring that they get to the right destination within the specified time.

Reduce clutter in the home

If you have stuff in your current home that you are not sure what to do with, having a storage unit will give you the time that you need to make a decision. You can avoid clutter in your new home by having a holding area for your furniture and other belongings. If you are moving into an apartment or your current home is larger than the new one, having a place to store your stuff in the interim will come in handy. With a storage unit, you can take your time as you decide what to do with all your extra stuff.

Unpack at your pace

When you have a storage unit, you do not have to worry about unpacking within a tight deadline. You can work with your timeline knowing that you do not have items scattered all over your new home. Instead of dumping all the boxes in the new home and spending countless hours unpacking, you can do it at your leisure ensuring a smooth and less cluttered experience. If you have different decorating ideas, you can implement them conveniently without worrying about having items all over the place.

Keeping valuable items safe

With a secure self-storage unit, you can keep your valuable or delicate items safe during the move. Damage and disappearance of items can occur during the moving process. Items are dropped, heavy items are placed on top of delicate ones and in some cases, and boxes go missing. By ensuring that your valuables are out of harm`s way in the storage unit, you can have peace of mind during the move. Your valuable items can remain in the safe location for as long as you wish.

Of course, for you to benefit from this, you would need to pick a storage unit that has excellent security. Some of the features you can look out for include the presence of guards in the premises, as well as the use of high quality locks to secure the storage units.

Reduce the amount of time it takes to move

Sometimes, you may need to move urgently. If you have many household items that you want to move, this will take a lot of time and might delay you considerably. Using a local storage unit makes it possible for you to simply store the bulk of the goods in the facility and then move to another city. Once you have enough time, you can then arrange for the rest of the goods to be moved to where you are. In the most extreme of circumstances, you can even store all your household goods in the storage facility, meaning that moving would only involve you travelling to the new city you are going to.

It might help you in sorting what to keep and what to discard

Many people take moving as an opportunity to do an inventory of all their household goods, and then figure out what to discard and what to keep. Storing most of the household goods in the storage facility gives you more flexibility in doing this. You will have the leisure of picking what you want from the storage unit and then move it to the new home. Once this process is done, you could then discard the rest of it.

A self-storage unit will help to make room for reorganizing. Trying to paint or plan your decorating with unpacked boxes and other items filling every space can be a daunting task. A storage unit will help you to free up the floor space helping in the reorganizing process. The unit will also offer much needed storage space enhancing flexibility.

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Client Testimonials

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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
  • 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...

  • 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

  • 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...

  • 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 24, 2012. Very happy with service.

  • 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.

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

    Maria Paheco
  • 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...

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

  • 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
  • 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 .

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

    Elmira and Brian
  • 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.

  • 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...

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

  • 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 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!

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

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

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

  • 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
  • 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 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.

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