<![CDATA[My Site - Blog]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 04:24:19 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[Reduce Clutter With a Rental]]>Fri, 01 Jan 2016 06:43:40 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-reduce-clutter-with-a-rental
If you ended up in an apartment by way of down-sizing, there’s a good chance that you have more belongings than your new home is able to accommodate. Fortunately, there are many items that you can move to a rented storage unit in order to create space.

1. Furniture

When moving from a home to an apartment, there are often many relics and furniture items that you may not be ready to get rid of. Instead of cluttering your new residence with mismatched furniture from various rooms in your old home, rent a storage unit for those items you aren’t quite ready to part with.

2. Clothing

Many apartments are equipped with slider closets. These accommodations may not be sizeable enough to adequately contain your wardrobe. Seasonal clothing can be moved to a self-storage rental unit. Formalwear that only gets occasional use can also be stored in a rented facility.

3. Miscellaneous Items

Furniture and clothing aren’t the only personal items that can be stored elsewhere. Exercise equipment, appliances, and other articles from your kitchen are fair game for rental storage.

If you have items that you may want periodic access to, be sure to choose a facility that is convenient for you. Click here for more information on self storage units in Raleigh.

<![CDATA[Safe Storage for Your RV]]>Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:28:22 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-safe-storage-for-your-rv
Finding the right place to store your RV can be a daunting task. You want to make sure that your vehicle is safe from the elements and vandals. Additionally, you may not have the space to park your RV on your property. Neighborhood or homeowner association regulations may prevent you from parking your vehicle curbside. Fortunately, options are available to store your vehicle off-site.

1.Picking a Place to Park

One of the most common and inexpensive types of RV storage is in an open lot. Outdoor parking can be in an open lot or spaces can be specifically designated. While this parking is less expensive than covered parking, your vehicle is exposed to degradation from natural elements. Naturally, covered parking offers more of a barrier to the elements than open parking. Within covered parking, variations exist as to the level of protection.

2. Evaluating Security

Some covered parking includes simple side wall structures for enhanced security. Evaluate the neighborhood to determine if open parking will be a secure option. Inquire as to whether or not the facility has video surveillance or secure fencing.

With the proper environment and security provisions in place, your mobile home will be ready for many adventures to come. Click here for more information on RV storage in Durham.

<![CDATA[ Specialty Retailer Opens Wine-Storage Facility in Honolulu ]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 06:55:41 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-specialty-retailer-opens-wine-storage-facility-in-honoluluVintage Wine Cellar has converted a former video store next to its specialty wine outlet in Honolulu into a wine-storage facility… read more
<![CDATA[ A Tiny Lock Is all it Takes ]]>Wed, 30 Dec 2015 06:37:24 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-a-tiny-lock-is-all-it-takes
These mighty doors are secure with relatively tiny locks. If you don't have your own lock, you can usually buy one from your storage provider. A small purchase can ensure your belongings are safe for as long as necessary.
<![CDATA[ Reasons to Use a Personal Storage Unit ]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:57:51 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-reasons-to-use-a-personal-storage-unitIf you are like most people, you tend to have less space than you’d like to. There is a reason walk-in closets are such a hot commodity. People want storage, and it can be stressful when you are faced with limited space for all of your belongings. Nobody enjoys clutter and cramming. Personal storage units offer an affordable and easy solution to your struggle for space, and there are a variety of options available to suit whatever your needs may be. Rather than fighting to fit everything in your closet, consider the benefits of renting a storage unit.

A storage unit will immediately free up space in your home, eliminate unsightly clutter and give you space for the things you need to use every day. You may be surprised by the stress relief this can bring. With extra stuff out of the way, you can move freely about your home and stop worrying about finding a place for everything.If you have items like holiday decorations or seasonal clothes, you can keep them out of sight and out of mind until they are needed. Giving yourself a little bit of extra space can feel like having extra room to breathe.
You can also benefit from units that offer customized climate control options. If you have anything that is valuable, you obviously want to preserve its condition and integrity. Unlike most homes, climate controlled storage units can be sealed to prevent bugs, rodents, dust or moisture from reaching and damaging your belongings. This means that your most precious items, like photos, documents and collectibles, are actually likely to be safer in a storage unit than in your home. Many climate controlled units allow users to determine the temperature settings according their individual preference.
Storage units offers unparalleled flexibility. You may need to store a few items for a brief period of time, but you don’t want to cram them into your home. A storage unit can serve as a short-term solution during relocation, or it can be a long-term way to have more space. You can use your storage unit however you want, and if your needs change, you can always adjust by upgrading or downsizing your unit. Personal storage provides the options and flexibility you need to resolve your space challenges and keep your belongings safe.

Personal storage units present an easy way to resolve overcrowding and clutter in your home. Visit this website for more information on personal storage in Durham.

<![CDATA[ 3 Things to Add to Your Moving Checklist ]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:31:53 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-3-things-to-add-to-your-moving-checklist
Moving is an exhausting task no matter how many times you do it. It takes a lot of work to relocate your life, and there are so many details to keep track of. When there are lots of things to look after, it can be easy to get overwhelmed and forget something. It helps to keep a list handy, so you can check off items as you go. These are a few things that might slip your might, but are still useful to remember.

  • It is vital to transfer all of your necessary records, whatever they may be. This can include things like school records, medical information, even veterinary files for your pets.

  • Don't skip the small stuff. Be sure to pack essentials like toilet paper, a toothbrush, some snacks and everything else you need to stay comfortable. This will make the whole process easier for everyone.

  • Be sure to follow the proper steps to get a new driver's license or other form of identification if you are moving to a new state. This will help ensure that you're equipped to do everything you need to get settled in the new area.
Moving is hard, but it can be a little easier for you when you remember to add these items to your checklist. Taking care of these tasks will help you stay prepared throughout the process and beyond. Visit this website to learn more about moving boxes in Raleigh.

<![CDATA[ U-Haul Opens Self-Storage Conversion Project on Hawaii's Big Island ]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 11:18:23 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-u-haul-opens-self-storage-conversion-project-on-hawaiis-big-islandPhoenix-based U-Haul International Inc. is converting a former business center into a self-storage facility on the Big Island, Hawaii. U-Haul Moving at Kailua-Kona at 74-5484 Kaiwi St. in the Old Industrial Park officially opened last month… read more
<![CDATA[ The Important Decision of Boat Storage ]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 10:38:53 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-the-important-decision-of-boat-storage
A boat is a valuable possession for more reasons than how much it costs. It is also a great way to enjoy the outdoors and to spend time with friends and family. Whatever your purpose, it just makes sense to repay your boat for all it gives to you. One way to do this is to find a storage unit that can house your boat when it's not in use. There are a lot of benefits that make this a great decision.

  • Firstly, it saves space. Many people lack the room on their own property to store a boat, and it often takes up garage space that is better suited to things you use on a more regular basis. Having a separate space for your boat means nothing is displaced.

  • Many people keep their boats outside, but this leaves them highly vulnerable to the elements. Extreme weather can do damage to your boat. Avoid this with a reliable storage space.

  • When your boat is kept in its own storage unit, there is no need to worry about theft or vandalism. Many storage facilities provide multiple levels of security, so you can rest easy knowing your boat is safe.
A boat is a great resource when the time is right, but it can get in the way when it's not in use. Getting a storage unit is often the perfect solution. This makes it easy to protect it from multiple things at once. Any boat owner should make this important decision. Click here to learn more about boat storage in Burlington.

<![CDATA[ 3 Benefits of Storing Your Things ]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 09:30:26 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-3-benefits-of-storing-your-things
It is amazing how much stuff can be collected over the years. While some of it really isn’t necessary, some of it can be very important, too. The question becomes where to put it all. The answer can be found in the following benefits of storing your things.

1.  Space

The number one reason people store their things is to free up space. Self-storage units are used to house everything from business files to excess furniture to camping equipment. Because they come in various sizes, you can free up as little or as much space as you want by utilizing self-storage.

2. Safety

Self-Storage units have excellent security systems to protect your belongings. With most facilities offering 24 hour access, you can expect the following safety features:
  • security cameras
  • security lights
  • alarm systems

Many also offer keyless locks on individual units for added protection.

3. Savings

Many self-storage facilities are climate controlled, which means your property isn’t in danger of damage from moisture, mold or dry rot. Items in climate controlled self-storage will last longer and retain their value.

Whether you’re trying to create more file space at the office or just want room in your garage for your car, visit this website for information about self storage units in Raleigh.

<![CDATA[ Organization Saves Time ]]>Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:46:07 GMThttp://self-storage-guide.weebly.com/blog/-organization-saves-time
When your boxes are clearly marked, moving in is a breeze. Instead of piling all your boxes by the front door, marked boxes can be taken directly to the rooms they belong in.