American Self-Storage Blog

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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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

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 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 Organize a Storage Unit for Easy Accessibility

By Mark Livingston on Jul 12, 2017 12:04:52 AM

Knowing  how to organize a storage unit is one of those skills that you never think about until you have items to store. Today, storage units are being used for everything from storing seasonal items to an outright warehouse for home business inventory. Whether you are storing a classic car or your daughter's bedroom furniture while she's at college, these three tips will keep your space organized for fast access to your belongings.
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Top Organizational Tips To Consider

By Mark Livingston on Jul 11, 2017 11:57:16 PM

Storing items in a storage unit is more than just stacking boxes and other items haphazardly. Do you want your items protected? Will you want to know what is inside each box? How often will you be accessing the items you’re storing? These are all things you need to consider, and the following  organizational tips will get you on your way.
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How to Organize a Storage Unit: Hiding Your Valuables

By Mark Livingston on Jul 11, 2017 11:39:46 PM

Nobody likes to consider the possibility that they and their storage unit will be the victim of a break-in, but it does happen. So when you think about how to organize your storage unit, one thing to keep in mind is how thieves work.

 

Most often when a thief breaks into a storage unit, they are looking for quick cash or items that can easily be pawned. Generally speaking, they are not going to spend a long time rifling through your things to find the one item that will bring them lots of cash at the local pawn shop. In fact, they may not even be paying attention to what they are grabbing.

 

How does knowing that help you know how to organize your storage unit?

 

Put Valuables Near the Rear of the Unit

When you throw open the door to your storage unit, the items that are easily pawned -- like a television, DVR or computer -- should never be visible to whomever happens to be walking by. Anything easily pawned or highly valuable should be stored toward the back of the unit where it is out of sight and hard to get to.

 

Store Everything in Similar Containers

Using the original boxes things came in can be a tempting way to store them in your storage unit, but if everything is in identical boxes or storage totes, any would-be thief will have a hard time figuring out if he is stealing your valuables or your winter clothes.

 

Face Labels Away from the Door

For your own convenience, you'll want to have boxes labeled so you can find what you need, but when you put those labels on the boxes, put them on the side facing the back of the unit. That way, you can still find what you need, but your stuff is not an easy opportunity for a thief.

For more tips to help make certain your stored items are safe, contact us. With years of industry experience, we know how to help you help us prevent theft.

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Tips for Organization in Storage Units

By Mark Livingston on Jul 11, 2017 11:35:51 PM

 When you have finally decided to store some of the belongings you don't use on a regular basis in a storage unit, it can be difficult to decide exactly how you're going to organize everything. That is why this blog post will be focusing entirely on Organizational Tips for your storage unit. To learn more, read on.

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