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Donation to Support the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego

We are proud to support to the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego’s “Big Stage Ballroom Fundraiser.”

The annual event is an effort to raise money and awareness of Parkinson’s Disease. This theatrical dance show features dance professionals and students (including local Parkinson’s doctors) as they perform a variety of dance numbers to the sounds of musical legends. All proceeds from this event fund research and vital programs and services to local Parkinson’s families. Continue reading “Donation to Support the Parkinson’s Association of San Diego” »

Matching Donations to ADA Camp Wana Kura

A-1 Self Storage is pleased to announce we will match up to $10,000 in donations to the American Diabetes Association’s Camp Wana Kura 25th anniversary campaign! The ADA’s Camp Wana Kura day camp is held alongside the lakes and under the trees at Santee Lakes Recreation Preserve in San Diego County. Campers, ages 5 to 12, play water games, sing songs, run relays, do crafts, swim, go paddle boating, learn new things and connect with other kids living with type 1 diabetes while building new friendships.  Continue reading “Matching Donations to ADA Camp Wana Kura” »

Donation to Support the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center

Campaign banner for Kroc HEROES Scholarship

We are proud to announce our support of the Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center!

The Kroc Center’s 6th Annual HEROES Program & Scholarship Campaign raised $109,689 in just 6 weeks!  This campaign is an effort to raise funds help more than 2,000 neighbors in need.  In the coming year, the Kroc Center will offer scholarships to allow children, families, and seniors to participate in programs that encourage them to discover their talents, and promote creativity, wellness, spiritual discovery, and community engagement.

The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center is a 12.4 –acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center, made possible by a generous gift by the late philanthropist Mrs. Joan Kroc.  In keeping with the mission and holistic approach of The Salvation Army, the Kroc Center provides opportunities that facilitate positive life-changing experiences.

Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage, said “Thanks to the HEROES Campaign, many families in the San Diego area will be awarded scholarships enabling them to experience the wonderful programs like swim lessons, karate lessons, summer and winter camps. We are excited to be a part of the campaign and look forward to hearing of its success.”

For more information about the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center, please visit:  http://kroccenter.org/

UCSD Student Summer Storage Units Available!

3 free small boxes coupon for UCSD studentsIt’s not too late to get your summer storage unit, Tritons! University of California, San Diego residence halls are officially closing at noon on Saturday, June 14th, and we’ve got you covered.  At A-1 Self Storage, we can meet all of your summer storage needs!

We have 3 San Diego locations just minutes away from the UCSD campus! Our offices are open until 6 PM during the week, and you’ll have access to your storage unit until 10 PM at most locations.  We also sell boxes & moving supplies, so you only have one stop to make!

Call 800-210-8979 or visit a1storage.com/ucsd to reserve your space today!

Organization Tips for Your Storage Unit

Good organization will help you save space, and help you easily locate an item in your storage unit.  Here are some tips to help you organize your storage space:

  • Boxes or plastic containers should be labeled with a short list of its contents. A1_Self_Storage_Fullerton_Tips
  • Bring in plastic, wood, or metal free-standing shelves to hold boxes or other small items. This will help keep the floor clutter-free, and make accessing your unit a breeze!
  • Before moving items into your storage unit, think of what you will need to access the most. Place items you do not need to access frequently toward the back of your unit, and those items you need often near the front.
  • Using the same size boxes makes stacking them much easier, and help keep your items safe and organized. If you need packing supplies such as dish boxes, wardrobe boxes, or file boxes, you can purchase them in our office.
  • Place heavy items near the bottom of your storage unit.  This will allow for stacking light weight items on top to save space, and stay as organized as possible.

Having items packed and arranged properly will help keep your items safe and accessible while in self storage.  Visit our website for more packing & storage tips!

Donation to Support the Lupus Foundation of Northern California

logo for the Lupus Foundation of Northern CaliforniaWe are proud to announce our support of the Lupus Foundation of Northern California!

The Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC) was founded in 1978 in San Jose, CA.  The organization was created in response to the lack of awareness about the little-understood, yet devastating illness called lupus. Lupus is an acute and chronic inflammatory disease that, for unknown reasons, causes the immune system to become hyperactive and attacks the body’s own healthy tissues and organs.

At least 50,000 Californians have been told by a doctor that they have lupus. Lupus affects more Americans than AIDS, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell anemia and cerebral palsy combined.

Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms mimic other diseases.  Presently, there is no cure for lupus. However, with early diagnosis and current methods of therapy, 80-90% of lupus patients can look forward to a normal lifespan.

We are honored to contribute to the Lupus Foundation of Northern California.  Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage, said “This cause hits close to home, as a dear team member has been diagnosed with this autoimmune disease. Thank you to Lupus Foundation of Northern California for the support groups, education, and resources you are providing to patients with lupus.

For more information about the Lupus Foundation of Northern California, please visit:  http://www.lfnc.org/

Now Hiring Full-Time Sales Associate in San Diego, CA!

Updated 6/17/14 – this position has been filled.

A-1 Self Storage is looking for a full-time SALES ASSOCIATE for our San Diego area self storage locations.  The ideal candidate must be enthusiastic, outgoing, highly motivated, great at customer service, and have a strong retail sales background. This position involves providing superior customer service in-person and over the telephone. It also includes ensuring the property is clean, well-maintained and meets company standards. All positions require some janitorial duties and weekend scheduling.

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You Might Have a Father’s Day Gift in Your Storage Unit

Do you have old frames, cans, bottles, or other items sitting in your storage unit which could be repurposed? With Father’s Day just around the corner, try looking through your storage unit for items to make the perfect Father’s Day gift at a low price.  Here are some great ideas to get you started on your perfect gift for Dad:

Continue reading “You Might Have a Father’s Day Gift in Your Storage Unit” »

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