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Customer Review for A-1 Self Storage La Mesa – Spring St.

customer service survey with excellent box checkedAt A-1 Self Storage we value your feedback! Our goal is to ensure we provide quality products and the level of superior customer service you deserve. Customer reviews help us ensure we’re offering the absolutely best experience possible.

Paul E. was referred to our A-1 Self Storage La Mesa – Spring Street facility by his son. We love referrals! Here the “A-1 Story” he shared with us:

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for A-1 Self Storage in Alhambra, CA

Members of the Alhambra community and town officials joined the staff of A-1 Self Storage on March 10th for their official ribbon cutting ceremony hosted with the Alhambra Chamber of Commerce. On hand to officially welcome us to the area were Cecilia Garcia, Alhambra Chamber Ambassador, Dr. Steve Placido, Alhambra City Councilman, and Frank Chen, Alhambra Chamber of Commerce Immediate Past President.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at A-1 Self Storage in Alhambra, CA

Thank you to everyone who attended! We’re very excited to be a part of this diverse and vibrant community.

Job Opening! Full-time Sales Associate Position in San Jose, CA

A-1 Self Storage Customer Moving SuppliesUPDATED 4/17/15 – This position has been filled.

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.

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Organize Your Spring Cleaning

cleaning products in bucketSpring is just around the corner, and with it come thoughts of spring cleaning! This often daunting task can be made easier with some simple organization before you get started.

Make a Checklist

Make yourself a checklist of all the springtime jobs you do yearly. Remember to include things like checking your smoke detector, cleaning your comforter at the laundromat, and taking your winter coats to the dry cleaners. This will help to plan accordingly, and you ensure don’t miss any jobs on your cleaning day(s).

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Food Storage Tips

filled refrigeratorRefrigerator and freezer storage can be limited and frustrating. Here are some tips to maximize your food storage space, as well as how to properly store various food items to maximize their shelf life.

Create More Space & Get Organized

Plastic bins are a great way to group common types of food and help get the refrigerator organized. Having an organized fridge and freezer will help use the best of the space available. Lazy Susans not only help organize the fridge, but help you access items without taking a bunch of things out. Stacking plastic magazine holders placed on their side will help create makeshift shelving and will allow for more space. It is also a good idea to date leftovers, so they can be thrown away in a timely manner, which will help the refrigerator stay clean and open up space.

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A-1 Self Storage Acquires Safe Harbor Self Storage

Safe Harbor Self StorageWe are pleased to announce that we have recently acquired Safe Harbor Self Storage.

This existing 59,000 square-foot self storage facility serves customers in Fountain Valley and Santa Ana, CA. This was an off-market transaction with Seller representation by Marcus and Millichap.

Developed in 1984, Safe Harbor Self Storage consists of 6 two-story building situated on 1.5 acres. The facility is in an ideal location with excellent visibility on Harbor Blvd which averages over 36,000 vehicle trips per day.

We are upgrading the facility to like-new condition in order to compete in today’s self storage space.  We are thrilled expand our reach to more customers in Santa Ana and Fountain Valley and provide them with an excellent self storage experience.

The newest A-1 Self Storage location is at 16842 S. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, CA, 92704.

A-1 Self Storage is looking throughout California and Texas to purchase raw land, existing facilities, projects in fill-up, and projects that are entitled but not built. If you have any of these opportunities, please contact Bryan Underwood via e-mail at or call 800-219-4854 ext. 164.

How to Store Common Household Items

Properly Packed Box for StorageWhen storing items in your house, or in a storage unit, it is important to properly store the item to make sure it is preserved and remains damage-free. Here are some tips on how to properly store common household to make sure the items are not ruined.

  • Vinyl Records

Vinyl records should be stored in a record sleeve standing vertically. Records should be stored indoor on a shelf or bookcase. For storage, records should be packed loosely and vertically away from moisture. Failing to properly store vinyl records can cause them to get scratched or warped.

  • Electronics

If available, electronics should always be stored in their original packaging. If not, they should be stored in a cardboard box sitting upright, surrounded by packing peanuts or padding. Batteries should be removed from all devices. Electronics should be stored in a cool dry place to avoid damage.

  • Makeup

Makeup should be storage in a dry cabinet or drawer, or air tight container. Liquid products, like mascara or foundation should only be stored for three months. Powdered makeup and lipstick are good for up to 18 months. All makeup brushes should be kept in a clean dry location. If makeup is not properly stored, there is a risk of melting, discoloration, and bacterial growth.

  • Jewelry

To avoid scratching or tangling jewelry, items should be stored in an individual compartment of a jewelry box or container, or wrapped in tissue paper to separate each piece. Jewelry should be stored in velvet or silk lined containers to prevent scratching. Store in a cool dry place to prevent gems from losing their shine and metals from tarnishing.

  • Furniture

Furniture should be disassembled when being stored to avoid damage. It is important to keep all hardware in a labeled plastic bag for easy location when it is time to put furniture back together. Before storage, furniture should always be cleaned and dry to avoid moisture. It is also a good idea to wrap furniture in plastic wrap to help protect the pieces.

Following these simple tips will help ensure that your stored items are safe and sound while being stored.

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

Heart shaped ribbonValentine’s Day is about telling those who mean the most to you how much you love them, usually through a small token or gift. Have you checked your storage unit for items to re-purpose to make a gift for your special someone? Here are some ideas of items you can turn into great gifts for your Valentine.

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