American Self-Storage Blog

Prepare Your Home for the Frigid Winter

By Mark Livingston on Nov 29, 2018 11:25:00 AM

Winterizing your home may not be at the front of your mind during the holiday season, but it is important.

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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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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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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 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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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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Better Storage for Your Decorations

By Mark Livingston on Jul 12, 2017 12:08:31 AM

It's time to take your holiday decorations out of storage--and some years, that goes better than others. If you're discovering that your current storage solution just isn't working, consider self storage for your holiday decorations at the end of this year. It might surprise you just how many benefits there are to storing all of your decorations safely away out of your home.

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Your storage unit is the best place to keep things that you know you might need again someday, but that you don't need right now or have a place for in your home. Using it just for long-term storage, however, means that you aren't getting the most out of your storage unit. Transferring seasonal items to your storage unit will help you organize your home, save space in your closets, and remove clutter.

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