Is Your Stuff Safe? Why Your Self-Storage Facility Needs Security Measures

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There are a lot of reasons people rent a storage unit. Maybe you’re moving and need to store some belongings while you get settled. Maybe you’re running out of space at home, or your company is expanding and needs to turn a spare room into a new office.

Whatever the reason, people who seek self-storage in Jersey City, NJ should also look for secure storage. And that means more than just putting a padlock on your unit and calling it a day. Here are a few ways to make sure your storage space is secure.

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Combining Your Stuff: Living with a Roommate or Significant Other | Affordable Storage Options

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Since it premiered on Broadway more than 50 years ago, Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple has been adapted into a movie, three sitcoms and a short-lived cartoon series. There’s apparently something very relatable to the story of two mismatched people living together.

But even if you aren’t an odd couple-type couple, living together can be tough.

If you’ve just moved in with your significant other – or have a roommate for the first time – you might feel overwhelmed.

That’s normal. But it’s not something you can’t overcome. From divvying up chores to combining your things to finding affordable storage, here are a few ways you can survive living together.

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How to Get Ready for Moving Day

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On the scale of stressful life events, moving to a new home ranks far below the actual process of buying a home or another major life event.

That doesn’t mean that moving is easy. We see it all the time in the self-storage world. Moving can be a major chore, trying to uproot your family and everything you own, often while still trying to live your daily life.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. Moving becomes less stressful when you start early and break down everything you need to do into lists. Whether you’re a college student or a new homeowner–here’s what you need to know to prepare for the big day. Continue reading “How to Get Ready for Moving Day”

Generation Clutter: Why Millennials Need Self Storage

There was a time when it seemed like you couldn’t go online without seeing a news story about how millennials were “killing” some cherished American industry.

Casual dining places like Applebee’s. Cereal. Napkins. Banks. Homeownership.

But here’s one thing millennials aren’t killing: the storage industry. This is a generation of people who are searching for affordable storage to keep their stuff. Here’s why:

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Why Self Storage is Good for the Planet

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There are a lot of little things we can do to help the planet.

Choosing to walk over driving. Bringing your own reusable bags to the grocery store. Cutting down on electricity, and recycling – or not even using – plastic bottles.

The same thing is true when it comes to self storage.

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Spring Cleaning is Over. Where Can I Store My Stuff?

We’re publishing this soon after the first full day of summer, but we’re still thinking about spring.

Spring cleaning, to be exact. Even though the season may be over, the warm weather months are the perfect time to spruce things up around your house.

In this blog post, we’ll offer some tips for giving your house a proper cleaning, and some advice on storing the things you’re not ready to part with.

 

Getting ready to clean

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5 Things You Shouldn’t Store in a Storage Unit

A self-storage facility is great for anyone who’s in the middle of moving into a new home, remodeling an existing living space, or has just run out of room.

Extra space storage units offer customers safety and security, a chance to protect important or cherished possessions without having to clutter their homes.

But there are limits to what you can store in these units. For safety reasons, there are a few things you shouldn’t store in a self-storage unit, including:

 

1. Food

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What to Look for in a Storage Unit

You wake up one day and realize you have way too much stuff. And it’s not all stuff you can sell or discard or give away.

Some of it’s important, and some of it has value, whether it’s financial or sentimental. And so, you decide to put some things into storage.

But how do you decide which secure self-storage center to choose? Like any undertaking, it starts with doing some research.

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What Size Storage Unit Do I Need?

Like a lot of things, storage units come in all shapes and sizes, designed to meet a variety of needs. Some can hold the contents of a single room, while other storage unit sizes offer enough space to accommodate the contents of an entire home.

That’s why we’ve put together this storage unit size guide, to help you determine how much space you might need for your things.

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How to Organize Your Self Storage Unit

What do you picture when you hear the word “garage”?

Do you imagine the space where you park your car and maybe store a few tools? Or do picture a part of your home that’s so cluttered you have to crawl over boxes and other junk to get what you need?

A self-storage unit offers you a fresh start, a place to keep your things in a clean, well-ordered space.

Whether you need residential storage or business storage, proper storage unit organization is the key to getting the most out of your experience. That’s why we’ve put together these tips on how to organize a storage unit.

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