Climate controlled storage units are extremely handy when it comes to storing your furniture, antiques, musical instruments, or any fine art. Climate controlled storage units keep items in a constant set temperature. If you are going to be placing valuable items in storage, you will want to consider a climate controlled unit.
Furniture – Wooden and leather furniture are sensitive to extreme climates and will want to be stored in climate controlled units. Wooden furniture (bed frames, tables, chairs, dressers, and more ) can be damaged when it is exposed to too much moisture.
Appliances – Your household appliances including washers, dryers, microwaves, refrigerator all need climate control storage. Climate control protects electronic parts from cracking and rusting,
Musical Instruments – Musical instruments are very delicate and need to be handled carefully especially if storing for a long period of time. Humidity can dry out wood instruments such as guitars and pianos. Climate control will reduce moisture and help eliminate dust which will preserve your musical instruments.
Photography & Artwork – When storing photos climate control is a must. If temperatures get too hot and humid and photos are stacked on top of one another, the prints can start to blend together.
Properly storing your items during the warm summer months will help protect your items from the heat. Climate control is offered at select A-1 Self Storage locations. Check with your facility to confirm.
August is here again, and the new school year is right around the corner. As college move in day approaches it’s time to start planning and prepping for your move. Here are some tips to help you successfully move into your college dorm.
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Did you know that A-1 Self Storage offers the convenience of renting your storage unit completely online?
Don’t waste your time, you can rent online! You can complete a paperless rental online that is fast and easy. Plus you can still get the best pricing and specials. You can rent your storage space from the comfort of your own computer, tablet, or smartphone – day or night!
You are all ready to leave the house when you suddenly realize you don’t have your keys! Does this sound familiar? Searching for misplaced items could set your day back and leave you frustrated. According to U.S. News and World Report, the average American spends one year of their life looking for lost or misplaced items. Do you want to be able to find your personal belongings within seconds? We will provide you with handy tips that will prevent you from loosing important items.
We are looking for a full-time SALES ASSOCIATE for our San Jose 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.
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?” »