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Thanksgiving Holiday Schedule

All A-1 Self Storage locations will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday, November 27, 2014. 

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 18 of our A-1 Self Storage locations! We will reopen on Friday, November 28th.

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


Holiday Travel Storage Tips

Overpacked suitcaseMany people will be traveling during the holidays to colder climates bringing along warm clothes, bulky coats, and gifts. With baggage limits and weight restrictions, people often find themselves running out of room in their suitcase, or struggling with an efficient way to pack their belongings.

Here are some simple storage tips to help make your packing and travel hassle free.

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Traffic Impact – Mother Goose Parade in El Cajon, CA

The 68th annual Mother Goose Parade will be held in El Cajon, CA on Sunday, November 23rd. This annual weekend event features a craft fair, carnival, and parade. The Mother Goose Parade is the largest parade in San Diego County, and the largest of its type west of the Mississippi.

As the parade route runs along Main Street El Cajon, traffic around our A-1 Self Storage location on West Main Street will be impacted. Main Street will be closed to vehicle traffic at noon on Sunday, and re-opened sometime after 3 PM. You will be able to access our facility by foot during this time, so our office will remain open for business normal hours.

When traveling in the area, please follow all detours and traffic control. Allow for extra travel time due to the delays expected.

Toys for Tots Annual Toy Drive

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

The mission of 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. All 39 self storage locations are collecting new, unwrapped toys now through December 15th.*

For more information about the Toys for Tots program, visit

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

Job Opening! Full-time Maintenance Coordinator in San Diego, CA

Customer Service Representative sitting at desk

UPDATED 12/1/14 – this position has been filled.

We are currently seeking a full-time Maintenance Coordinator at our corporate office in San Diego, CA. This position involves receiving, scheduling, and updating all maintenance requests and work orders for all A-1 Self Storage locations throughout California using MPulse Maintenance Software. Once hired, this Associate will be responsible for tracking inventory and reordering maintenance related supplies for maintenance staff and stores, as needed. They will create and code all purchase orders, contracts, and annual bid packages. The Maintenance Coordinator is the support person for the Facilities Manager and will interact with company employees at all levels, State Inspectors, subcontractors, and suppliers. The ideal candidate must be self-motivated, detail oriented, with the ability to interact effectively with diverse personalities, and have strong organizational and multi-tasking skills.

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Donation to Support the Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Laughter Tour

We are proud to support the Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Laughter Tour!

Marine Color GuardThe Life, Liberty and Pursuit of Laughter Tour kicked off it’s inaugural event on October 24th in San Diego, CA. The proceeds from this USO-style comedy event benefit Lives of Promise and Shelter to Solider. These two local charities provide support services, housing, and companion dogs for combat veterans struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). All services are provided at no cost, and the comedy event was free of charge to uniformed military personnel.

Marine and SailorA-1 Self Storage is honored to support our veterans and their families. It was truly an amazing evening celebrating those who so honorably served our county!

If you would like more information about Lives of Promise or Shelter to Solider, please visit their websites.


3 Simple Storage Solutions for Your Home

Organize with ShelvesHere are three simple low cost storage solutions that can help give you extra storage around your home.

1.  Shelving

Adding shelving is a great way to give you more storage space. Shelving can be installed to existing cabinets, or be bought free standing. Shelving can be added in a closet, kitchen, garage, or just about anywhere in your home. Small plastic or fabric totes can be added to the shelves to help organize items.

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