Best RV Vacations in the U.S.

If you have an RV just sitting in RV storage it is time to hit the road. Grab your RV out of RV storage and take a road trip, staying in one or two of these great spots.

Great U.S. RV Vacations

  • South Padre Island KOA – Nestled on the Gulf of Mexico and bordered by Padre Island National Seashore this spot is the perfect place to park your RV and just relax. You can choose one of the many campgrounds along this scenic stretch or check out the South Padre Island KOA. The KOA includes cable tv, a pool, hot tub and sauna, and plenty of places to eat and relax.
  • Crater Lake National Park – Located in the southern part of Oregon this amazing lake fed by rainwater and snow is actually a giant crater. The deepest lake in the U.S. it is quite a site to see. You can stay in the park at the National Park camp grounds or you can check out Crater Lake RV Park.
  • Fort Wilderness – If you are looking to take your whole family on an R.V trip they won’t forget, Disney’s Fort Wilderness is located between Magic Kingdom and Epcot. Enjoy the beautiful Florida weather as you check out the Disney parks. Boating, waterskiing, archery, basketball and volleyball will keep the kids busy while you sit back and relax.
  • Columbia River – The Columbia River covers Canada, Washington and Oregon over a stretch of 1,243 miles. You can park your RV along this amazing river at the Columbia River Recreation Area or you can grab a spot at the Columbia Riverfront RV Park. Camp, kayak, hike and enjoy being in the beautiful outdoors while you listen to the river flow by.
  • Mt Rushmores Shadow – Kick back along Horse Thief Lake as you nestle in the shadows of Mt Rushmore. You can stay at the National Forest Campground which is right on the shores of Horse Thief Lake or you can check in at one of the nearby RV parks like Horse Thief Campground and Resort.

RV Storage Solutions

If you are looking to get your vehicle out of RV storage to take a road trip or you need RV storage while you are not traveling, we can help. The team at Tri-City Self Storage can help you find the right storage solution. Whether you are looking for RV storage or you are looking for a place to store furniture, we offer plenty of storage options.

This article originally appeared on Tri-City Self Storage’s blog.

Self Storage for Retirees to Downsize

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If you are a retiree or you are thinking about retiring there may be things you want to do. Maybe you want to travel or perhaps you are just looking for a simpler life so that you have more time to have fun. Many retirees make a choice to downsize. If you’re not ready to part with all of your belongings, you can use self storage to downsize successfully.

Using Self Storage to Downsize

Self storage is a great solution when you are looking to downsize without getting rid of everything. Here are some ways you can use different types of self storage to downsize:

  • Organize and store seasonal clothes – This means you don’t have to look for homes with huge wardrobes, you can switch your clothes out each season without too much effort.
  • Protect Family Heirlooms – Self storage units are a great way to store and protect family heirlooms. Units offer great security, protection from the elements and easy access.
  • Store a Library – If you love to read, but your new home just doesn’t have space to hold all of your books, you can organize them in plastic tubs in a self-storage unit.
  • When You Travel – If you no longer want to keep a year round home because you are off traveling, or you want to take a year or two and be free of the burden of a home, you can store all of your belongings in self-storage and set out on your adventure.
  • Have The Fun You Always Wanted – If you have always dreamed of owning a boat or a vintage car but you think you just don’t have space, self-storage can be a great solution. You can keep a boat, RV, vintage cars and even four-wheelers safely tucked away in self-storage.

As you can see using self storage to downsize can be a great tool to help you keep the things you want and still have the life you want as a retiree.

If you are looking for self storage to downsize, contact the team at Tri-City Self Storage to find the right size storage unit that will be perfect for your downsizing needs.

This article originally appeared on Tri-City Self Storage’s blog.

Can You Make Money at a Storage Auction?

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If you have ever watched a show like Storage Wars, you may have questioned whether the adventures of blindly bidding on what is in a storage unit can actually lead to making money.

Thanks to these reality shows, storage auctions have become a big deal across America. Many amateurs set out hoping that their bid wins them a pile of, but for everyday people are storage auctions really profitable?

Can You Make Money from Storage Auctions

The answer to this question totally depends on what is in a storage unit and that can be hard to know. You don’t get a preview or time to leisurely walk through a unit, spotting all the wonderful things you can sell. What you do get is a quick glimpse from outside the unit right before the bidding starts.

Whether you make money from what is in a storage unit will depend on what you can quickly sum up from a quick preview.

Clues that Items in a Storage Unit Might Be Worth Something

There are some things you can do when that storage unit opens to give you a better idea if what is in a storage unit might be valuable.

Take a flashlight and look at as much as you can before bidding.

  • Breathe in. You can tell by the smell of the unit if things are rotting or water damaged in a storage unit or if the owner may have been a smoker.
  • Get a look at anything that is lying out in the open. If these items are valuable chances are there are other valuables hidden away.
  • Look for professional moving boxes, professional movers are expensive and there is a higher chance that things in the boxes may be valuable.
  • Be sure to note whether the items and boxes look well cared for or not. There is a better chance that items are in a good condition if the unit looks well cared for.

If things look good in a storage unit, take a chance, just remember to have a set budget before going into a bidding war and be sure to stick with it. Once you have access to the unit you can have items appraised to see what they are worth.

Like anything, the more units you view and bid on the more experience you Our large self storage facility offers flexible storage solutions and lease terms. Contact Abba Storage today to find out more about our self storage property.

This article originally appeared on Abba Storage’s blog.

Portable Storage or a Self Storage Facility: Which is Right for You?

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If you have been considering cleaning out your home or workplace, you may be wondering which is better – an on-site portable storage solution or an off-site self storage facility. There are a few differences when it comes to these two choices and knowing these differences can help you to find the right choice for your specific needs.

Portable Storage

Portable storage can be delivered to your yard or outdoor space. They are typically used for moving as they can be easily loaded then driven to the new residence and unloaded. They can also be used for a temporary storage extension. The most positive attribute is that they are delivered right to you and you have an extended period of time to load them. Portable solutions are more suited to short-term storage solutions as they are a more expensive option than an off-site self-storage unit and they do not offer access to your belongings without an appointment.

Off-Site Self Storage

Off site self storage is best if you are looking for a long term storage solution. Monthly rent is quite reasonable and you get a whole lot more for your money than you do with a portable storage solution. A good self storage facility offers security, protection from the elements, the chance to manage your size needs by changing the size of your unit easily and on-site staff that can help you with any questions you have. You can store larger items like cars or boats while they are not being used.

If you are looking for the right storage option in Concord, contact the team at Abba Storage. We can help guide you through our storage facility, helping you to find the right option for your budget and your storage needs.

Our self storage facility offers a wide range of storage sizes in both indoor and outdoor units. Contact our staff today to find out more.

This article originally appeared on Abba Storage’s blog.

WSI Selected to Manage SEO for Storage Company in Windsor, California

Self Storage of Windsor is a locally owned and operated self storage & U-Haul facility located in Windsor, CA. Self Storage of Windsor provides affordable storage solutions for Windsor and the surrounding area. Self Storage of Windsor offers a wide variety of self-storage unit sizes to choose from all on the ground level.

Having recently gone through a business name change, Self Storage of Windsor needed some help rebranding help as well increasing their brand visibility online. WSI conducted research on keywords such as self storage of Windsor, Windsor self storage units, and Uhaul rental Windsor to get a clear picture of where Self Storage of Windsor stands against its competitors.

WSI is set to perform both on-page and off-page optimization. The on-page optimization will consist of creating a new responsive website that will focus on the most highly ranked and popular keywords. WSI used keyword research and competitive analysis to determine the correct keywords. The pages will concentrate on terms such as self storage of Windsor, Windsor Self Storage, and U-Haul rental Windsor.

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Once the site has been sufficiently optimized, WSI’s focus will shift to off-page efforts, which will include creating a blog and sharing relevant content through social media sites such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter. In order to do this, WSI will need to create profiles for Self Storage of Windsor on each of these social sites. Spreading the word about Self Storage of Windsor in this manner will improve their page ranking and increase their overall visibility.

WSI will create directory listings on sites like Yahoo and Bing to help ensure Self Storage of Windsor will appear in any relevant web search. WSI will utilize Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools to monitor webpage and traffic performance.

WSI plans to make sure anyone searching the web can find Self Storage of Windsor and take advantage of their exceptional services.

This was originally posted on the WSI Connect blog at:

WSI Chosen to Help Auburn Storage Company

Copper Knoll Mini Storage in Auburn, California, offers great value for all one’s storage needs. With over 20 different sized storage units, consumers are certain to find the right space. Copper Knoll even offers boat storage and is a convenient location to store a boat en route to Lake Tahoe.

WSI first performed keyword research and competitive analysis, focusing on terms such as public storage, storage units, storage and self storage. These keywords will be used to create great content and generate more business for Copper Knoll. First, WSI will create a profile for Copper Knoll Self Storage on sites like Google+, Facebook and Twitter. Also, WSI will generate directory listings for Copper Knoll on sites like Yahoo and Bing. All these things will work together to enhance Copper Knoll Self Storage’s reputation on the web.

WSI will create a new website for Copper Knoll Self Storage using WordPress. The responsive website will include newly created pages with content that has been optimized for SEO (Search Engine Optimization.) SEO will be based on the keyword research and competitive analysis initially completed. The content will be shared on a variety of social media and third-party sites to maximize its reach.

WSI will create accounts for Copper Knoll Mini Storage on Google Analytics and Google Webmaster Tools so that they can effectively monitor website traffic and performance. Close monitoring will allow WSI to make any necessary changes to Tri-City’s marketing strategy in a timely manner.

WSI expects their efforts will enable swift and efficient improvement in Copper Knoll’s web presence, making them the highest rank storage facility in Auburn.

This post originally appeared on WSI’s blog at

WSI Tapped to Conduct Internet Marketing for Storage Company in Loomis

Tri-City Self Storage has 445 self-storage units, ranging in size from 5’ x 5’ to 10’ x 30’ to meet the needs of a wide variety of customers in the area of Loomis, California. Conveniently located off I-80, the storage spaces are secured by individual door alarms, a controlled access gate and security lighting. There is also an on-site resident manager.

WSI has been tapped to help improve Tri-City Self Storage’s online presence. WSI completed relevant keyword research and competitive analysis including terms such as Loomis self storage units, Loomis self storage types, and U-Haul truck rental Loomis. These are some of the most popular search terms related to Tri-City Self Storage and will be used to create quality content for Tri-City, which will help maximize their SEO (search engine optimization.)

WSI’s initial focus was creating a new, responsive website on WordPress. WSI will integrated eMove, their backend platform for managing rental inventory and billing, which provides a convenient for their customers to make payments.

WSI built new content centered on the keywords identified during the research phase. That content will be shared through a variety of social media sites to increase SEO and page ranking for Tri-City Self Storage and give them better visibility in the world of self-storage.

To enhance the social outreach, WSI created profiles for Tri-City Self Storage on sites such as Google+, Facebook and Twitter as well as setting up Google Analytics to monitor website traffic and Google Webmaster Tools to monitor Tri-City’s site performance on the web. WSI will provide monthly reporting on key analytics and closely monitor the situation, making tweaks to the marketing strategy as necessary.

There are several self storage options in the area, but WSI aims to show why Tri-City Self Storage is the one place to go for all your storage needs.

This blog was originally posted on the WSI Connect blog at:

WSI Connect Expands Partnership with Local Storage Company

WSI Connect Expands Partnership with Local Storage Company

There are a large number of options for storage in Concord, California. Abba Self & RV Storage is a locally owned and operated self-storage business with easy access to Highways 680, 4 and 242. Abba’s facilities offer numerous storage units in varying sizes to meet the needs of any potential self-storage customer. Abba’s pricing is competitive, but their facilities and customer service are unparalleled.

Given the heavy competition in the area from both locally owned businesses as well as larger conglomerates, the owners at Abba wondered what they could do to set their business apart from the rest. They entered into a partnership with local Internet marketing agency, WSI Connect. WSI was initially brought in for SEO work. They conducted keyword research and competitive analysis to determine the best search terms to incorporate into their website. WSI also created local listings for Abba as well as a Google+ page.

Soon Abba was happy to extend the partnership to include development of a quality pay-per-click (PPC) program to supplement the SEO efforts. WSI developed ads and campaigns tailored to the most relevant keywords and search terms.

Again pleased with continued performance, Abba engaged WSI Connect to deliver a responsive website. You may or may not know that Google is set to make a significant change to its algorithm on April 21st. A mobile-friendly site will be highly favored in the new algorithm and WSI did not want Abba to be left behind.

The site showcases various uses for self-storage units such as:

  • Self Storage Concord

  • Contractor Storage Units

The site also focuses on geo-specific pages for storage:

  • Concord Storage Units

  • Pleasant Hill Storage Units

Abba’s new site also includes fresh content by way of a new blog. WSI utilizes Google Analytics to monitor Abba’s website traffic as well as the on-site behavior of its customers. This helps them see what on the site is working and what is not so WSI can make changes accordingly and encourage the continued success of the site. WSI uses Google AdWords to monitor the PPC campaigns, ensuring the most value for Abba’s paid search dollars.

There are a lot of storage options in Concord, California, but WSI Connect is helping Abba to advertise their unique value to the local community.

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Useful Tips When Moving Out of State

Moving out of state is not that much more difficult than moving across town but does require careful planning.  Hopefully you will have the opportunity to visit your new location before the move to see firsthand the area you will be living in.  If you are unable to do so, remember the Internet is a great resource for information on housing and the surrounding community in general.  Consider renting rather than buying if you must commit to a place sight unseen.

A couple of months before your move decide whether you will need the assistance of a professional moving company and contact several to get free quotes.  Check out reviews on the companies and only use one that has a favorable reputation.  Cost will be based on the total weight and volume of all the household goods and furniture you are moving.  Purge what you don’t need.  Remember never pack personal documents or valuables in a moving van but keep them with you.

Things to get organized before the move:

  • Give yourself plenty of time to shop around for the best insurance rates for the new area and set-up your auto and home owners/renter’s coverage.
  • Notify the post office and all creditors of your address change.  Do the same for magazine subscriptions.
  • Take care of utilities – cancel for your old place and set up for the new one.
  • Do some research (again the Internet is a good place to start) regarding schools in the area as well as doctors, dentists, and convenient shopping.
  • Transfer or close bank accounts and remove items from safety deposit boxes.
  • If needed, make travel arrangements for your pets.
  • Remember most states will require you to get a new driver’s license and car registration tags so locate a nearby office.
  • If you are moving into temporary housing, you may want to use a self storage facility for items that are not required until you are more permanently located.
  • Be sure to notify the moving company as soon as possible regarding any damages that may have occurred during the move.

Abba Self Storage Units is a locally owned and operated self storage business in Concord, CA, with easy access to HWYs 680/4 and 242.  We provide secure, clean, mini and large storage units as well as over 300 paved RV, auto, and boat storage spaces.  Abba Self Storage is conveniently located for the Bay Area including the surrounding communities of Pleasant Hill, Pittsburg, Martinez, Pacheco and Concord self storage customers.

Why self-storage companies should use SEO

Every company can benefit from utilizing an effective SEO campaign to drive quality traffic to their sites and self-storage companies are no exception. Here are five good reasons why SEO is essential for driving traffic to a self-storage website.

SEO makes your site easier to find

Good SEO makes a website much easier to find. In addition, the traffic that comes to the website will be targeted and the visitors will be more likely to use the service the site offers. Using SEO will also help a website to stand out from the thousands of other results on search engines like Google.

Targeted traffic

There is no point getting traffic to a site if it is not targeted. What a website needs is people that are interested in using the service. Using SEO is one of the most effective ways of getting targeted web traffic to a website.

With effective SEO, the visitors that come to the site will be looking for self-storage, and this makes it more likely that the traffic will convert to sales.

Building your brand

SEO is an excellent way to help build brand recognition. Brand recognition is essential to all businesses and the more people recognize a company’s name, the more likely they are to use their services.

Every business needs brand recognition and with the correct use of SEO it can be a cost-effective way of advertising a company while also delivering targeted traffic to the website.

Increase in page visits

An increase in page visits will help a website site to move up the Google ranks. The easier the site is to find on Google, the easier it becomes for potential clients to find your business online.

As the traffic will be targeted, and your visitors will be looking for self-storage, this makes it more likely that you will attract new clients.

Local visitors

It can be difficult for a website to reach a local audience especially if the budget is limited. However, research has shown that the majority of people that search online are looking for local companies.

This means that with the proper use of SEO, you could soon be attracting many local customers from your local area. The advantage of this is that many people prefer to do business with companies that are local to them, and in the case of a self-storage company, people are likely to want a company that is close by.