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Organize Your Garage

By Mark Livingston on Feb 6, 2019 3:15:00 PM

Is your garage organized enough so that you can actually park your car in it? Most people would answer no. You pay hundreds per month on a car payment and insurance payment, so why not protect your valuable asset? Especially if you live somewhere that inclement weather is frequent and severe.

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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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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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What NOT to Store in a Storage Unit: Three Key Considerations

By Mark Livingston on Jul 11, 2017 11:43:22 PM

We all know how handy it can be to make use of storage units to keep track of our excess possessions. Whether we've simply run out of space in the attic or whether we're storing items to be sold online, there are some key considerations to be made as we decide what to store and what NOT to store in a storage unit.


To Store or Not to Store? Three Key Considerations:


Consideration One: What if I need to access this item quickly?

If you think you might need to get your hands on something within a relatively short amount of time, placing it in storage might needlessly complicate your life. 


Consideration Two: Is climate control necessary?

Although climate-controlled units are often available, some drive-up storage units can easily be affected by extreme temperatures of cold and heat and should not be used to store just anything. Care and consideration should be taken for storing items likely to be affected by high or low temperatures (such as vinyl records, for instance). Since moisture is also a factor for storing books and papers, humidity levels must also be considered before deciding which items to store.   


Consideration Three: Trash or treasure?

While the old saying that "One man's trash is another man's treasure" often carries weight, it's also true that men and women all over the country are paying to store things that they many never use again simply because they've never bothered to sort through their storage units to determine if everything in there is really worthy of saving. Don't let yourself fall victim to this added expense. Take some time for a thoughtful assessment of your possessions before you pay to store them. 


As you mull over these three considerations, don't forget to consider American Self Storage. For more information on our services, please feel free to contact us.

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Protect Your Stuff: What NOT to store in a storage unit

By Mark Livingston on Jul 11, 2017 11:31:56 PM


Storage units are the overflow containers for crowded attics and homes. You can rent one while you are renovating your home or your planning to move. Before you put another thing in a box destined for the unit, there are two important things to remember. The first is to pay your bill on time.

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