All A-1 Self Storage locations, including our Corporate Office, will be closed on Independence Day Monday, July 4th, 2016.
Normal access hours will be available at most locations. Please check with yourself storage locationto confirm the schedule. For your convenience, we offer a 24 hour rental/payment kiosk at 19 of our A-1 Self Storage locations!
Packing a moving truck can leave you puzzled and frustrated if you don’t pack it the proper way! If you hire a moving company, you won’t need to worry too much about how to pack a moving truck correctly. Although, if you rent a moving truck and plan to load up the truck yourself, follow these tips to help make your move easier.
Be prepared with moving supplies- Purchase several moving boxes of the same size to make stacking in the moving truck easier. If you are renting a truck, ask about renting dollies and moving blankets as well.
Dissemble Anything You Can – It’s important to break down anything you can because your items will fit in your moving truck much easier. It is time consuming to take a part and put back together things like bed frames or tables. To save yourself trouble tape the the pieces together to guarantee that all the parts arrive together.
Load Heaviest Items First – Large appliances and furniture should go into moving truck first and be against the back wall. Place moving blankets on top of the appliances and furniture to prevent any dents or scratches.
Line Mattresses Along The Sides- Before you load any mattress in you need to take a part your bed frame. Stand Mattresses and box springs along the side walls.
Load Mirrors And Pictures Properly- Big picture frames and mirrors can break easily especially if placed in the back of a truck. Protect your mirrors and pictures by sliding them in between mattresses. Don’t forget to wrap them up before placing them in the truck.
Keep Valuables With You- If there is anything you will not tolerate the chance of it getting damaged make sure to pack it in your car with you. Keep important papers and jewelry out of the moving truck and keep it somewhere safe with you.
Use Straps – To protect all of your items use packing straps to keep items safe and secure. It is very likely that your items will shift in transport if you don’t strap them down. Rather than strapping it all at the end it’s highly recommended to strap down sections at a time.
Follow these tips to ensure that your moving process goes much smoother and efficient. Please leave us a comment if you have additional tips you would like to share.
Is this your your first time using self storage? Are you wondering what to do first? If you have never used self storage before the process can be overwhelming. Don’t get too worried yet, we are providing with the essential guide to first time renting a storage unit. We will also provide you with some of the best questions we recommend you ask when visiting self storage locations: Continue reading “First Time Renting a Storage Unit?” »
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While A-1 Self Storage keeps all of its facilities clean, there are steps that you as a tenant can take to add extra protection to for their belongings. Follow these easy steps to make sure that the items in your storage unit stay clean and pest free. Aside from the steps below we offer some added features such as climate controlled units to keep moisture out. For more information on our storage facility features visit our website and find a store nearest you!
Summer is finally here! It’s that time of year again, time to pack up your friends or family in the car and hit the road. Planning a perfect road trip can seem very stressful, but don’t worry we’re providing you with some extra tips.
We are currently seeking a part-time Customer Service Representative for our Sales Center in Mission Valley. The position involves handling inbound telephone sales calls, consulting, booking reservations, accepting credit card payments, and providing superior customer service. Other duties include handling online inquiries & reservations via e-mail and “live” chat, assisting our rental/payment kiosk customers remotely, meeting individual & team sales goals, and maintaining accurate records. The ideal candidate must be highly motivated, detail oriented with great organizational & multi-tasking skills.
The City of La Mesa is holding their annual Flag Day Parade on Saturday, June 4th. This patriotic event, known as “A Salute to Old Glory,” is an annual tradition featuring a parade and other festivities in the Village.
The Parade starts at 10:00 am and proceeds along La Mesa Boulevard from Memorial Drive, through the downtown village, to Acacia Avenue. As a result, traffic around our A-1 Self Storage location in La Mesa on Spring Street may be delayed. Please check the traffic information provided by the City to determine if your trip will be affected.
On Sunday, June 5, 2016, San Diego will be hosting the 19th annual Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 Marathon. This event will bring more than 30,000 runners and walkers to San Diego streets, in addition to tens of thousands of spectators.
Be aware of road closures and detours between 5 AM and 2 PM throughout the city. Due the size of this event, we have several San Diego A-1 Self Storage locations affected. The parking lot at 1190 W. Morena Blvd. will not be accessible until approximately 1 PM. Traffic around our A-1 Self Storage locations at 2235 Pacific Highway and 3911 Pacific Highway will be delayed.
Please plan to allow for extra travel time or plan an alternate route accordingly. For more information check out the Race Course Map.
Our Corporate Office has a job opening for a Receptionist / Administrative Assistant to support our team and work in a fast paced environment. This position also includes operating as a purchasing agent for our storage locations’ supplies.
A-1 Self Storage currently owns and operates 51 self storage facilities throughout California & Texas. A-1 Self Storage is a 60 year old family-owned company headquartered in San Diego, and is one of California’s premier self storage companies.