For optimal performance on this website, use Internet Explorer 10.0 or above.
Top
800-210-8979

Looking for Part-Time Work? Join Our Sales Center Team!

CSR v2We 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.

Continue reading “Looking for Part-Time Work? Join Our Sales Center Team!” »

Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

All A-1 Self Storage locations will be closed on Thursday, November 24, 2016. 

So that our Associates may celebrate Thanksgiving Day with their families, our offices will be closed for the holiday. Normal access hours are available at most locations. Please check with your location to confirm the schedule. For your convenience, we also offer a 24 hour rental/payment kiosk at 19 of our A-1 Self Storage locations! We will reopen on Friday, November 25th.

Our sincerest thanks and best wishes to you & your family for a happy Thanksgiving Day! 

Toys For Tots 2016

 A-1 Self Storage is proud to participate as local toy drop site for the U.S Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program!  

little girl holding a present. Toys for tots.The goal for the Toys for Tots program is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate children in our local communities. This is a wonderful cause to help children throughout the U.S. to experience the joy of Christmas. All California A-1 Self Storage locations are collecting new, unwrapped toys now through December 14th.*

For more information about the Toys for Tots program: visit: http://toysfortots.org/Default.aspx

Toys for tots

*Dates may vary by location – contact your closest facility to confirm

 

 

Traffic Impact – Mother Goose Parade in El Cajon, CA

We wanted to alert you to an event that will impact access to our El Cajon self storage facility on West Main Street.

The 70th Annual Mother Goose Parade will be held on Sunday, November 20th at 1 p.m. Considered the largest parade West of the Mississippi, it includes over 100 colorful and exciting parade entries, such as floats, marching bands, giant helium balloons, clowns, eloquent equestrians, special guests, and of course Santa Claus at the end of the parade.

As the parade route runs along Main Street El Cajon, traffic around our A-1 Self Storage location will be impacted. Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic at 10 a.m. on Sunday, and re-opened sometime after 4 p.m. You will be able to access our facility by foot during this time, so our office will remain open for business normal hours.

For information regarding the exact parade route, please visit the City of El Cajon’s website at http://www.mothergooseparade.org/.

How To Clean Your Refrigerator In 6 Easy Steps

Organized refrigerator A clean refrigerator is important in order to  keep your food safe to eat! A thorough cleaning of your refrigerator should be done periodically, especially with the holidays around the corner. Below are steps to help you clean out your fridge!

 

  1. Unplug – If your fridge needs some serious scrubbing down, unplug the fridge so you don’t waste energy while you clean.
  2. Empty The Fridge – Take everything out of refrigerator and place it aside. Throw out old and expired food. Group and categorize items together to make it easier when you put everything back.
  3. Wash Shelves and Drawers – Wash and scrub shelves with warm soapy water by hand.
  4. Sanitize Inside Of Fridge – Spray and wipe down every part of fridge with a multipurpose cleaner. You can even use an old tooth brush to remove the gunk in any cracks or crevices.
  5. Eliminate Odors –  Fresh coffee grounds on a tray inside fridge will help eliminate bad odor. You can even keep a box of open baking soda in your fridge to prevent odor as well.
  6. Wipe Down Exterior – Wipe down outside of fridge with a damp cloth. If you have stainless steel fridge you may also use a special stainless steel cleaner.

How do you keep your refrigerator clean? Leave us a comment and let us know if you have any additional tips to share.

Go Teal for Halloween

teal-pumpkin-logoFood Allergy Research & Education (FARE) is raising awareness this Halloween for children with food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project was created to encourage the community to offer non-food items to children this Halloween. To raise awareness and let trick-or-treaters know you provide non-food treats place a teal painted pumpkin on your porch.

FARE has some great recommendations for fun non-food items: Continue reading “Go Teal for Halloween” »

Looking for Part-Time Work? Join Our Sales Center Team!

CSR v2We 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.

Continue reading “Looking for Part-Time Work? Join Our Sales Center Team!” »

Car Organization Tips

 

Mother driving car and child sitting on back seat, woman turns back

Keeping your car organized doesn’t need to be too time consuming or costly. You just need to implement a few car organization tips and tricks!

  1. Use pouches to store tissues, hand sanitizer, and other travel-size necessities this will help alleviate clutter in your center console.
  2. Use silicone cupcake liners  in your cup holders, this is a great way for an easy cleanup.
  3. Make on the go meals much less of hassle with a plastic basket from the dollar store.
  4. Expand your cup holder space with a basket and muffin pan. Perfect for holding large groups of drinks!
  5. Use a car log to stay on top of your car maintenance.
  6. Keep your loose change in a gum container. This will help prevent miscellaneous coins from ending up all over the ground of your car.

How do you keep your car organized? Leave us a comment if you have additional tips to share.

How to Make Your Pumpkin Last Longer!

 

holidays, halloween, decoration and people concept - close up of woman with pumpkins at home

Halloween is just around the corner, and it’s time to transform your pumpkin into a masterpiece! The biggest challenge year after year is how to keep jack-o-lanterns from rotting and molding before Halloween arrives. Here are some tips to help ensure that your pumpkin lasts as long as possible:

  • Pick the Right Pumpkin – Choose a pumpkin that is fresh, with a sturdy stem and that has no bruises. Also make sure to find one that has a flat bottom so it does’t roll.
  • Scoop Out the Pulp – When prepping your pumpkin make sure to scrape out as much as the pulp possible. The cleaner and drier of the inside of the pumpkin, the slower the rotting process will take.
  • Use Bleach – Give your fresh and carved pumpkin a bleach bath.  You will want to use one teaspoon of bleach per gallon of water. This is a great way to hydrate your pumpkin and also eliminate any bacteria.
  • Refrigerate Pumpkin Overnight – If you live in warmer climate area it is recommended that you place carved pumpkins in fridge at night instead of keeping them on the porch. This will help to re-hydrate your pumpkin.
  • Use a Fly Trap – There is no doubt that pumpkins attract fruit flies. Fruit flies will enhance the rotting process of a pumpkin therefore it is essential to keep a fly trap near by.

Let us know if you have any tips tricks you would like to share for this Halloween season.

800-210-8979 Live chat by BoldChatLive Chat