American Self-Storage Blog

Memorial day and grilling

By Mark Livingston on May 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

How to have a SUCCESSFUL garage sale

By Mark Livingston on Apr 26, 2018 1:59:29 PM

Spring cleaning has come and gone and after organizing you find yourself with a several items you no longer have a use for. Good news! The end of spring and beginning of the summer kicks of garage sale season! Garage sales have been allowing people to pass off their unneeded items and put a little extra money in their pockets sense the 1800’s. Ship passengers would hold sales on the docks to lighten their trunks and gain some currency for their adventures. While this type of sale is a little different it certainly paved the way for the modern day garage sales we hold today!

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Spring Up-cycle Project

By Mark Livingston on Apr 12, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

One of the most popular ways of decluttering storage space is to upcycle any old objects that you no longer have a use for. You can turn a disregarded mason jar collection into patio lights, or an old window shutter in to a new headboard! The possibilities are endless and not only are you freeing up some storage space you are also adding a hint of personalization to your home. In this blog we have put together a simple tutorial on how to upcycle an old rainboot into a cute Spring planter for your porch or patio. Connect with us on facebook and share your upcycled creations with us, we would love to see them!

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its time for spring cleaning!

By Mark Livingston on Mar 23, 2018 8:00:00 AM

This week brought us the official first day of Spring! Spring time is exciting for many people as it means warmer weather is headed our way. But before we can plan our vacations, head out to the baseball field or plan our cookouts there’s one thing that comes first...Spring cleaning! We know no one is looking forward to busting out the cleaning supplies but after you’ve washed away the winter gloom and have your property clean and organized you will feel so much better about all of the fun activities to come! We’ve put together a list of things to keep in mind this season as you get ready to get your clean on!

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TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MOVING AND STORING ARTWORK

By Mark Livingston on Feb 8, 2018 12:11:13 AM

Many of us have prized pieces of art in our possession that we would like to keep safe. Art and valuables are also one of the most commonly stored objects within self storage units. If its a painting from a local or famous artists, or from the classroom of your favorite kiddo we understand that these can be extremely important to and have comprised a list of tips and tricks to make sure your art stays looking like a masterpiece.

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3 Space saving furniture pieces you’ll wonder how you lived without!

By Mark Livingston on Jan 24, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Being creative with your storage options can save your sanity when you live in small space. In our previous blog we went over some clever ways to add storage to a cramped kitchen. Today we’d like to give you some ideas for some larger furniture pieces that perform double duty with their hidden storage capabilities.

Coffee tables - A coffee table is a staple furniture piece in most living rooms. They Provide a service for decor, a home for the tv remote, or a table top for movie night dinners. They can also house quite a bit of sto

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SPACE SAVING STORAGE HACKS FOR SMALL KITCHENS

By Mark Livingston on Jan 17, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Picking a storage facility

By Mark Livingston on Dec 20, 2017 8:00:00 AM

There are several different types of storage units available for people to rent. Some are the size of a typical hall closet while others can house a full sized vehicle. There are inside, outside, and climate controlled units. There also units that are protected 24 hours by security and fences whereas others might only supply security cameras. All of the options can be a bit overwhelming for an individual who isn’t familiar with the storage unit renting process. We’ve created some a list of the top four things to consider when picking the unit that's right for you.

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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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