Top Reasons for Using Self Storage

Top Reasons for Using Self Storage

You may not know it, but you too can benefit from renting a unit or series of units in a self storage facility. Many who utilize this popular option for gaining just a little extra space do so for a variety of reasons, both big and small, and for both personal and business uses. While your space may feel cluttered now, and you may have almost forgotten what it feels like to not be hedged in by so much stuff, a self storage unit can free up your valuable square footage and help give you room to organize your home or business.

Popular Uses of Self Storage

Whether you ascribe to the trend of minimalism or not, many people enjoy the benefits of decluttering their space when they use a self storage facility. By removing what is not immediately necessary in their homes, be it family heirlooms, holiday decorations, or seasonal sporting equipment, storage unit renters find themselves regaining a bedroom, a garage, or even the curbside appeal of their house. For businesses, a self storage unit can help better manage inventory or overstock, or even safely store business vehicles when they are not in use. Other popular uses of self storage include RV storage over the winter, or storing personal and household items during extended travel, when between residences, or during large home remodel projects.

The Benefits of Self Storage

When you have a surplus of things in a too-small space, it can be very difficult to keep your things organized. Self storage units provide the opportunity to create an ordered system of your things and to maintain the quality of an inventory. This benefit is essential to businesses, but can also be helpful to any person with a collection or valuable seasonal items, like fishing gear or ornaments, that tend to become damaged or broken when inappropriately stored. Self storage can benefit seasonal or infrequently used items in another way: they provide flexibility of access. Many storage facilities provide year-round, 24 hour access so you can retrieve your storage items whenever you need, or store them for only a short duration if you need. In addition to easy-access, renters can expect reliable self storage security. With locks on the units only the renter can access, gated facilities with code entry, substantial lighting and security cameras, and staff on-hand to handle issues or questions, in many ways, self storage units are more secure than most homes and businesses.

If self storage sounds like the solution you’ve been looking for, it’s time to do your research to find the facility that fits your needs. Be sure to consider the convenience of its location to you, the level of security and staffing you are comfortable with, and the variety of unit sizes that can accommodate your growing or diminishing storage needs. For self storage in the Concord, CA area, contact Abba Self & RV Storage to learn about our range of storage options.

This article originally appeared on Abba Self & RV Storage’s blog at: https://www.abbastorage.com/top-reasons-for-using-self-storage/.

Choosing the Right Storage Facility

There are many reasons people seek the services of a self-storage facility, whether it’s because they are looking to reorganize or transition from their existing home or business, declutter, or have seasonal equipment that needs its own home like gear for camping or outdoor and water sports. Whatever the reason, there are a few important considerations to take into account when selecting the storage facility that is right for your needs, and doing a little research before you store your valuables in your unit can go a long way in ensuring their protection and your peace of mind. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to guide you through the process.

Choosing the Right Storage Unit Facility - Abba Self & RV Storage

Determine how much you need to store

It can be helpful to compose a list of all the items you will put in your storage space, including measurements for larger items. This can help you properly evaluate what storage unit size you will need, or if you will require multiple units. This can also act as a helpful inventory you can reference without needing to visit your unit when you are trying to remember where you put those fishing poles.

What unit options does the storage facility provide and what do their contracts look like? It may be important that the storage facility has a variety of unit sizes so you can easily utilize a larger or smaller space if your storage needs fluctuate. For this, and other reasons as well, you may want to work with a facility that does not employ long, rigid contracts.

Access and location considerations

Is the location of the storage facility convenient and what kind of access do they allow? One of the perks of self-storage is that you can govern when and how often you access your unit. Some facilities offer 24/7 access, while others may have more strict hours in which you can enter the site. It may be helpful to reflect on the list of items you wish to store and consider how frequently you will take them in and out of your unit, and then make sure the access the storage facility guarantees is a good fit. Further, it is important to consider if the facility’s location is convenient and also compatible with your access goals. Does it make sense to choose an option that is near your home or business? Or near a place of recreation you frequent and where you use the items in your unit?

Service and security

What kind of security does the storage facility provide? Aside from helping you clear your space in your home or business, one of the primary functions of storage is to keep your valuables safe. There are several features to keep an eye out for when you are researching the facilities, including a fully gated site, computerized entry access, well lit, security cameras, and on site staff and management.

And lastly, what is the customer service like? Like in most situations, it is always preferable to deal with a staff and management that is courteous, responsive, and organized. Whether you plan to regularly interface with staff or simply would be grateful for a positive customer service interaction should questions or issues arise, take note of how the staff interacts in your initial calls and when you visit the site.

If you are looking for a facility close to the Concord, CA area, contact us at Abba Self & RV Storage today. We offer a range of options when it comes to storage spaces. From climate-controlled units to RV parking, our state of the art security options make sure that your valuable items are secure. Our family run business believes in providing excellent customer service alongside flexible options.

This article originally appeared at: https://www.abbastorage.com/choosing-the-right-storage-facility/.

End of Summer Clean Out: Storing your Summer Gear

One day soon, summer will begin to wind to a close and all of your summer gear will need to be stored away. Using a self storage unit is probably the most convenient way to store your seasonal toys and decorations, both for the simplicity and to reduce clutter at home.

End of Summer Clean Out: Storing your Summer Gear

Spring, Summer, Winter, and Fall

Getting ready for seasonal events is easier when all you have to do is call up a buddy with a truck to swap out your holiday items. You will be needing a leaf blower more than a lawn blower in the coming weeks, and you can trade in your summer toys for the traditional tools of autumn. With the right size storage unit, you can rotate your seasonal tools and toys as you go, keeping all of it safe until you need it again.

Room for Everything

The end of summer means that you probably have a lot of stuff around the house you are not going to be using much for a while. Pool cleaning equipment, the BBQ grill, floats, noodles, and snorkels, lawn and garden equipment; these are only a few of the many things that can be stored away from the house to reduce clutter and increase safety. Make sure you get a large enough storage unit for everything you need to store and fill it up at your leisure.

Easy Access Storage

No matter how well you plan out your needs, there is going to be a weekend project which calls for something you have in storage. With Abba Self & RV Storage, you can drop by and pick up whatever you need whenever you would like, without having to find a place to keep things in the garage. The end of summer cuts down on the things you need outside, but having them within easy reach year-round is still important.

Abba Self & RV Storage has a storage unit perfect for every need, from climate controlled units to outdoor RV and trailer slots. We are conveniently located near Buchanan Field, just past the curve on Solano Way. Contact us today!

This article originally appeared on Abba Self & RV Storage’s blog at: https://www.abbastorage.com/end-of-summer-clean-out-storing-your-summer-gear/.

Storing your Summer Toys

Summer is coming and it is time to get outside and play. The water, mountains, and roads connecting you to your next adventure are waiting for you. It’s a great time to get your gear ready, update it, and maybe make a few new purchases.  It is also a good time to think about where all your summer toys can fit.  Self-storage facilities provide terrific storage options for RVs and boats, in addition to climate-controlled indoor storage for gear, kayaks, and skis/snowboards.

Storing your Summer Toys - Abba Self & RV Storage

RV storage

Finding a place for your RV can be tough. A friend will always offer to let you store it at their place, but the logistics never quite work out. Other options include expensive lots, and of course, the driveway. That’s the short list. Did you know that self-storage facilities also include RV storage options?

Storing your RV at a self-storage facility is extremely convenient and available at a low price. Features could include covered parking with a paved concrete pad, service areas for washing your RV, dump stations, and gated access with video surveillance.

Boat storage

Boats are cumbersome out of the water. They do not fit easily in most places, including driveways. Often the choice is between using up multiple functional spaces or boat storage. Alternatively, you can look to self-storage as a way to store your boat year round. You can store boats up to 40 feet in a space that is easily accessible and safer than at home or another unsecured property.

Kayaks & Outdoor Gear

Everyone who has adopted an outdoor activity quickly realizes the astonishing amount of equipment available to facilitate every aspect of that activity. While you may not need the most collapsible, lightweight product in every scenario, gear makes many outdoor activities accessible. From backpacks for hiking to fishing equipment to kayaks for water exploration, gear lets you do the activities you love the most. It also takes up a lot of space.

Stop dealing with unorganized gear all over the place and get your gear organized in a storage facility. Self-storage spaces are large enough to fit all of your gear easily and in an organized manner.  It makes it so much easier to prepare for weekend getaways when you know where everything is, and it is easily accessible. Get out and adventure more by storing your gear in self-storage.  Contact Abba Self & RV Storage today to learn about the variety of storage options we have available meet your needs.

This article originally appeared on Abba Self & RV Storage’s blog at: http://www.abbastorage.com/storing-summer-toys/.

Give Yourself Extra Space with Self Storage

If you feel claustrophobic in your home because there is stuff everywhere no matter where you go, it may be time to look for more space.

Upgrading your home’s square footage may not be possible. Buying a new home can be pricey as can adding an extension to your home.   Most people buy a bigger house only to fill it again and once again run out of space.

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Give Yourself Extra Space with Self Storage

A great solution to gaining some extra space without having to spend too much money is self-storage. A self-storage unit allows you the extra space you need with some great advantages.

  • Self-storage is flexible, you can upgrade and downgrade space as you or your budget needs.
  • Self-storage allows you to keep the things you don’t need till you need them while freeing up space.
  • Self-storage gives you the ability to keep books, equipment, and even cars without making you feel like your home is closing in on you.
  • Self-storage is not just for storage, you can also create an office space, library, gym or other free space that you can use whenever you need.
  • You can keep what you need close to home by choosing a self self-storage unit that is close to your home. When you need something you have quick and easy access.

Self-storage units are a great way to help you free up space in your home without having to throw away those things you really want to keep.

The team at Tri-City Self Storage can help give you extra space at an affordable price. We offer a range of options when it comes to budget and space, allowing you to keep your valuable items safe and secure.

This article originally appeared on Tri-City Self Storage’s blog at http://selfstorageloomis.com/give-extra-space-self-storage/.

Storing a Car You No Longer Use

Covered Car

If you have a car that you aren’t yet ready to part with but you also don’t drive that often, you may be ready to put your car in storage. Before placing your car in storage there are some things you should do to make sure your car stays in great condition.

Getting Your Car Ready for Storage

  • Clean It – The first thing you will want to do is have your car washed. You may also want it polished and waxed. Before driving it into the storage unit make sure it is completely dry and there is no debris, mud or grease.
  • Have an Oil Change Done – If you are storing your vehicle longer than a month it is a good idea to get the oil changed. Used engine oil can often have contaminants, these can do damage to your car’s engine while it is stored.
  • Fill Up the Gas Tank – Filling up your car’s gas tank can help prevent moisture from building up and accumulating inside the tank. It will also keep seals from drying out. Think about adding a fuel stabilizer to your gas tank too.
  • Start or Drive Your Car Often – You will want to at least start the car every two weeks. By keeping the cars battery charged your car will be ready to pull out of storage when you need it. If you leave the battery to sit without starting it, the battery will lose its charge.
  • Take off the Parking Brake – Look for a flat pad to store your car on and don’t use the parking brake. When the parking brake is constantly engaged there is a chance that the pads and rotors may fuse together. If you are worried about your car moving, use a chock.
  • Keep Critters Away – Take a proactive approach to keeping critters away from your car by laying out traps in the storage unit. You can also use mothballs or cotton swabs with peppermint oil.
  • Use a Cover – Even if your car is in a storage garage, using a cover can help keep your car in great condition. If your car is being stored outside, be sure to use a weatherproof car cover!

Once your car is ready you will need a secure place to store it. The team at Self Storage of Windsor can help. We offer a range of different storage options to suit your budget. You can be assured that your car is secure and protected from the elements till you are ready to drive it again. Contact the team at Self Storage Windsor today to learn more about our car storage options.

This blog originally appeared on Self Storage of Windsor’s blog at http://selfstorageofwindsor.com/storing-car-no-longer-use/.

Mountain Winter Fun

Snow landscape on Mammoth Mountain in California, US

Now that the weather is cooling down you might find yourself looking forward to a winter retreat.  If you are looking for some mountain winter fun in California check out these great destinations.

 

Mountain Winter Fun in California

These four great mountain winter locations are great for a day trip or for a special family winter vacation.

  1. June Lake – Just outside of Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain is an uncrowded winter spot that the whole family will enjoy. Snowmobiling, sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and skiing are just some of the fun you can enjoy at June Lake. For the more adventurous there is ice climbing, a drive up the mountain or backcountry skiing. Don’t forget to stop at the Tiger Bar and Café to warm up.
  2. Mammoth Lakes – The Mammoth Lakes area is a winter wonderland. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or you are looking for a family-friendly winter vacation this is the place to be. Enjoy skiing, snowboarding or cross-country skiing. If you are looking for some fun grab a tube  or watch the dog sledding. No matter what you decide to do or where you stay Mammoth Lakes is a great winter getaway.
  3. Big BearBig bear lake isn’t just a great Summer and Fall destination it is also the perfect place to spend a winter weekend. Inner tubes, winter ziplining, snowshoing, and skiing are all popular activities in the area. This is in addition to skiing and snowboarding. Pack up the whole family and head to big bear for the perfect winter experience.
  4. Yosemite – If skiing and snowboarding are  not your things but you would love to take in the glistening leaves and snow-capped mountains, Yosemite is the place to visit. There are many lodges throughout the area that offer up activities such as ice skating, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Take a winter hike or chill out by the fireplace, either way, Yosemite is an uncrowded wonderland in the winter months.

If you love to ski, snowmobile or enjoy winter sports and you need some extra storage space for all your winter gear, self-storage is a great option. The team at Tri-City Self Storage can help you with all your winter storage needs. Contact us today and chat to one of our storage experts.

This blog originally appeared on Tri-City Self Storage’s blog at http://selfstorageloomis.com/california-mountain-winter-fun/.

Document Storage for Individuals

Pile Of Documents On Desk Stack Up High Waiting To Be Managed

If you are overrun by personal documents whether it be personal documents or documents for your small business, you may be looking for solutions. Copper Knoll Mini Storage can be a great solution however you need to make sure you store your documents correctly to preserve them.

The first place you will want to start is finding Auburn self storage units that are close to home or work. There is nothing worse than having to drive for 30 minutes to grab that important file or paper. You will also want to look for a storage facility that gives you access to a climate controlled unit, this will help protect your documents.

Once you have found Auburn self storage units that are close to home and you are ready to store your documents there are a few things you will want to do to protect them.

Document Storage for Individuals

There is a right way to store documents in Auburn Self Storage units. This will ensure that your important documents don’t end up destroyed or damaged before you are ready to part with them.

  • Use document storage boxes. These should be cardboard boxes that are sturdy. If your documents don’t fill the whole box use some filler material.
  • Make sure your boxes are no heavier than 30 pounds so they can be moved around as needed.
  • Use shelving, pallets or even cardboard to keep the boxes off the ground.
  • If you have documents that include sensitive materials or that need extra security use file cabinets or fire safes.
  • Label each box with something that will help you work out what is in the box quickly.
  • Use a map so that you know how to find what you need quickly.
  • For boxes you don’t need access to on a regular basis use packing tape, to secure them.

Once you have your documents stored away in Self Storage Units in Auburn, be sure not to share the access code with just anyone and perform regular unit checks to make sure everything is still in good condition.

Self Storage Units in Auburn

If you are looking for Auburn Self Storage units that are perfect for  document storage, stop by or call us today at Copper Knoll Mini Storage. We offer a range of storage choices to fit your needs. Our  property is secure and our units are dry and clean. Start storing your important documents today in a safe and secure storage unit, call the storage experts at Copper Knoll Mini Storage!

This blog originally appeared on Copper Knoll Mini-Storage’s blog at http://copperknollministorage.com/blog/document-storage-for-individuals/.

Decluttering Your House? Use Self Storage!

Messy Bedroom

Family heirlooms, knick knacks, sporting equipment, toys, books – all of these things can quickly gather in your home without you even realizing. One day you may wake up and realize that there is no room left in your house for those things that you really want or need.

If this is the case in your home, it may be time to declutter. By removing things you don’t use every day, you can make space for the things you do want to keep.

Declutter Your Home and Use Self Storage

The first step to decluttering your home is to start making piles. A good suggestion made by many home organizers is to have three piles. If you can’t physically make piles because you have large items, try using different color sticky notes.

The three piles you will want to create are –

  • Keep
  • Throw Away
  • Not Sure

The not sure pile is where you will place things that maybe you are not ready to part with yet. There are often sentimental reasons people aren’t ready to get rid of certain items or maybe you just don’t know if you will need it or not in the next few months. This not sure pile is the one you will need to make space for.

What to Do with that Not Sure Pile

If you have a large not sure pile, you may need to find alternate storage for it. This will give you an opportunity to decide what you really want to do with these items. A great way to keep your not sure pile out of your home, yet safe and protected, is to use self-storage.

You could just store these things in another spot in your home, but it won’t really solve the clutter situation. Self-storage units give you the opportunity to declutter your house without getting rid of everything all at once.

There are many advantages to using self-storage for your not sure pile.

  • You will know your belongings are secure.
  • Flexible terms mean that when you are ready to get rid of items from the not sure pile, you can downsize your storage unit or do away with it altogether.
  • Self-storage is extremely cost effective.
  • You can keep your items close by so if you do find you need something, it is easy to grab.
  • Self-storage will keep your items protected from the elements.

Don’t suffer from remorse when it comes to your not sure pile. There is no need to get rid of things until you are really ready. Instead, use those local self-storage units in Auburn to your advantage!

If you are looking to declutter your home, contact Copper Knoll Mini-Storage today. Our friendly staff are here to help you find the right storage solution for your needs.

This blog originally appeared on Copper Knoll Mini-Storage’s blog at http://copperknollministorage.com/blog/decluttering-house-use-self-storage/.

Storage Options for Wineries and Wine Collectors

Wine Bottles

If you are a wine collector, you may be running out of room to store all of your beautiful bottles that you have collected over the years. It is important to keep your collection in a safe space that you can easily keep organized and protected from the weather changes.

If you are a winery, you may also be in need of space for not just bottles of wine but casks and other instruments you need for your business. Whether you collect wine or you own a winery, self-storage can be a great solution.

Self Storage for Wineries and Wine Collectors

If you are considering self-storage for your wine collection there are some things you will want to make sure you do before choosing a self-storage company.

  • Check that the Premises are Secure – Your wine collection and wine equipment can be worth thousands of dollars so you want to make sure the storage facility you choose has good security around the clock. A gated facility is a good place to start.
  • Inside Storage Units – Inside storage units are more likely to have some sort of temperature control. You want your wine to age gracefully so it’s important that the storage unit has some protection from changing temperatures.
  • Enough Space – No use hiring a storage unit if you don’t have enough space. The good news is that even the smallest unit can work when you add correct shelving to the unit. Look for a storage facility that gives you different size options so you can switch out as needed.
  • Close to Home – No use having your valuable bottles or business equipment stashed too far from your home or your office. Choose a location that is convenient so you can get what you want as you need it.

What You Can do to Improve the Space for Your Collection

Most storage units are blank canvases, but there are things you can do to improve the space.  With this blank canvas, you can have fun creating the perfect wine storage space for your collection.

  • Add high-quality wine racks to the storage space.
  • Consider adding a cooling unit to help keep an average temperature.
  • Wine is light sensitive so try and make sure there aren’t large gaping holes or cracks letting too much light in.
  • No matter how you store your wine bottles, make sure there is plenty of space between each bottle for ventilation.

How We Can Help You and Your Wine Collection

Here at Self Storage of Windsor, we offer a large range of storage choices for your wine collection and other valuables. Our storage experts are always here to help. Contact us today at Self Storage of Windsor and let us help you keep your wine collection safe and secure.

This blog originally appeared on Self Storage of Windsor’s blog at http://selfstorageofwindsor.com/storage-options-wineries-wine-collectors/.