American Self-Storage Blog

What Size Moving Truck Do I Need?

By Mark Livingston on Dec 12, 2018 11:45:00 AM

When reserving your rental moving truck you have to know which size to choose. The problem is - you may not know which size to pick! Most reservation tools have a size guide, such as a 10' (small) truck is for 1-2 bedrooms; however, the interpretation of what a 1-2 bedroom is can be different from person to person, and especially from state to state where housing options vary greatly.

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Survival Tips for Moving During Winter

By Mark Livingston on Nov 21, 2018 11:15:00 AM

Moving in cold weather is not fun by any means, but it is often the least expensive time to move! Here is our guide for surviving freezing moves.

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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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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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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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Self-Storage Moving Tips to Simplify your Move

By Mark Livingston on Jul 12, 2017 12:10:55 AM

Moving is both exciting and daunting all at once. A change of living space is the perfect opportunity to clear away excess baggage you've accumulated over the years. Yet, the process of uncovering a ton of unexpected things hidden in the depths of your closet can send you into a frenzied panic. No doubt you’re growing anxious at the thought of finding space for everything, as packing up your home begins and filled boxes multiply.

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Three Self-Storage Moving Tips You Shouldn't Leave Home Without

By Mark Livingston on Jul 11, 2017 11:28:58 PM

While we love the idea of moving into our new dream home, we do not cherish the idea of making the actual move. Packing's a hassle. Cleaning's a chore. Moving is hard even under the best of circumstances, and moving problems can be compounded if we don't take time first to consider our plan of attack.

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Use Self-Storage To Ease The Work Of Moving

By Mark Livingston on Jul 11, 2017 11:25:06 PM

Moving is a full-time job with a short window for completion. It is one of the most difficult times in anyone's life. One way to make moving easier is utilizing storage to ease the strain of moving. It takes away frustration and eases the burden of packing. 

 

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Even Veteran Movers Need Moving Tips

By Mark Livingston on Jul 11, 2017 11:23:34 PM

Anyone who has ever moved knows about the little things that always escape us until the minute we need them. They know to keep a pad and pen handy to write down things to remember. The totes are bought; the masking tape for labeling is on top of the totes with the black marker. The bubble wrap, newspaper and all the linen in the house is handy for wrapping delicate things and the art work. The newspapers have been stopped, the mail and magazines forwarded to the new address, the doctor and school records obtained for use at the new doctor and schools. Thank goodness we bank online. Otherwise there would be a waiting time for new checks, debit cards and statements. What else do we need to remember? Glad you asked.

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