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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!

First up is making sure you have the proper packing materials; it’s a pain to be missing something during the process. Once you anticipate a move or needing to use storage, start saving your newsprint, flyers, and differently-sized boxes from deliveries ahead of time. We also have supplies available for purchase to get you started or in case you run out. You’ll need sturdy corrugated boxes, crates, and containers; packing paper, newsprint, bubble wrap, and/or packing peanuts; sealing tape that doubles as label tape; markers and writing implements. If you’re storing furniture, using covers is wise to protect them in-transit. Moving blankets can also aid when transporting large items to prevent damage. Be sure to have your tools and assembly instructions handy and use clear baggies to keep and easily locate screws and other small items.

We have a variety of self storage units in many sizes to suit your needs. Our friendly staff are glad to help you figure out which size is best for the job. Our units are incredibly clean, climate-controlled, and secure. Some of our security features include:

·       Monitored intrusion alarms

·       Excellent lighting

·       Major emphasis on pest control

·       A fully-fenced property with an electronic security gate

·       Personalized key code access to the property

·       Video camera surveillance

·       Frequent security checks by the Property Manager

·       An emergency electrical back-up system in case of a power failure

You can contact us today if you’d like a tour of the facility and different units. We offer short- and long-term options to suit any situation.

With packing, it’s better to be safe than sorry: make sure to individually wrap all fragile or breakable items in paper or bubble wrap. If you have old towels, rags, or clothes, these make great, washable cushioning. Fill the box up with extra material to pad out remaining spaces after packing. It’s a good habit to keep the original packaging for electronics because they come with the perfect housing. Be sure to label the contents of every box, which room they’re from, whether the box contains fragile items, and which side is up. If you’re storing many possessions from multiple rooms, try to stick to placing items from the same room in each box, or at least from adjacent rooms. Our units are clean and dust-free, but you’ll want to completely seal boxes with tape to prevent the environment from entering during transit. As you’re packing a box, periodically check to see that you can lift it! Use space efficiently by putting heavy things in smaller boxes.

Once you’re setting up your local storage unit in Thornhill or North York, place heavy, non-fragile boxes on the bottom and lighter on top. Sometimes fragile items are heavy, like home décor, so save a special corner or row for these to sit without stacking anything on top of them. We prohibit storing perishable items and fuel, so be sure to empty items of fuel, food, or anything that is flammable or that can go to waste. Make a map of where you’ve placed items in your unit. If you anticipate requiring access to some items and not others, place the boxes you’ll need to access inside the unit last.

Now you’re all set to store safely! We’re always here to help with any questions and offer our expert advice.

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Client Testimonials

  • August 24, 2012. Very happy with service.

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

    Maria Paheco
  • 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.

  • 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...

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

    Anna S
  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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 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.

  • 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 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

  • 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...

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

    Raymond Tam
  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

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

    Elmira and Brian
  • 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...

  • 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
  • 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 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!

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