American Self-Storage Blog

Tips on storing sports equipment

By Mark Livingston on Dec 13, 2017 8:00:00 AM

One of the most enjoyable times of year is during the winter months when you can get out of the house and play outside with your family and friends. Sports and other outdoor hobbies require a lot of equipment, everything from balls and nets to various boards and shoes. We’ve put together some helpful tips to put store your sports equipment so it's ready to roll again once the weather warms up.

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Hide your Gifts: Present Hiding Guide

By Mark Livingston on Dec 7, 2017 9:20:42 AM


Christmas is nearly here which means that shopping season is upon us. While there are some old pros that start their Christmas shopping adventure the day after Christmas, most of us wait until November to get in gear. No matter when you start you will need a way to keep your recently purchased presents our of the line of sight of their soon-to-be receivers.

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How to make the most out of a small space

By Mark Livingston on Dec 6, 2017 8:00:00 AM

When you’re left with limited space in your storage unit, you want to make the most of it. Knowing a few tricks about how to best organize your unit and maximize space could result in saved time and money. Here are some tips we've put together to help you out.

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How to winterize your above ground pool

By Mark Livingston on Nov 29, 2017 8:00:00 AM

With winter officially upon us it's time to close down our pools until next year. Above ground swimming pools are extremely popular and provide an excellent way to cool down during the summer months without the financial impact of installing an underground or permanent pool. However, with that being said these pools are not cheap to fill up and take a lot of water and time. Instead of draining your pool and storing it for the winter, which can be damaging to the integrity of the pool fabric try these simple steps to winterize your pool and save time and money next summer.

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How to store away your summer clothing

By Mark Livingston on Nov 2, 2017 3:00:00 PM

As we say goodbye to summer we must also say goodbye to our warm weather wardrobe. One of the best ways to make space in your closet for your jeans, sweaters, and coats is to store away your summer clothing. Below are a few tips and tricks to help you pack away your unneeded clothes until spring.

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How to properly store Your grill

By Mark Livingston on Oct 26, 2017 3:00:00 PM

The month of September is upon is and with it comes the official end of summer. One of the American people's favorite thing to do in the summer is grill. From gathering groups of friends or family for a backyard BBQ or cooking a romantic steak dinner for two grilling is a summer staple. With the winter approaching it's time to say goodbye to our BBQ’s and ensure they are properly stored so we are ready to celebrate when summer begins next year. Below are some helpful tips to consider when storing away your grill this season.

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Top 5 things stored in storage units

By Mark Livingston on Oct 19, 2017 2:30:27 PM

Over the course of time we tend to accumulate a lot of belongings. Whether it be a family heirloom that you have an emotional attachment to, an appliance that's not currently needed, or clothes and decorations that are not in season a storage unit provides an extremely convenient and secure environment for you to place those items until they are needed. If you find yourself needing some extra storage space you are not alone! Here is a list of the 5 most common items stored in storage facilities.

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Student Discounts Just in Time for Summer Break!

By Mark Livingston on Jul 12, 2017 12:18:18 AM

Summer break is just around the corner! If you are a student heading out of the dorms and back home during your much needed time away from school, consider self-storage.

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Spring Cleaning / Dejunking Tips and How Storage can Help!

By Mark Livingston on Jul 12, 2017 12:15:51 AM

Spring cleaning time is upon us! And that means the dust bunnies are quaking in fear and our minds are prepping for sorting through mounds of clothing, paperwork, books, toys, and more. As you go through your yearly purge and sort through your belongings and clean, here are some helpful tips to keep in mind:

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Storage Units Provide an Answer for Seasonal Business Owners

By Mark Livingston on Jul 12, 2017 12:13:33 AM

Spring is in the air. The season is changing once again and for seasonal small business owners, it's time to prepare your equipment and products to be stowed away until the next working season -- but where are you going to store all of that inventory for a few months? Unless your garage is large enough to house your equipment (which it usually isn't) or you're O.K. with the unsecured storage found in your backyard shed or out in the open yard (yikes!), then a storage unit could be the solution for you.

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