That sofa in your self-storage unit isn’t coming home anytime soon. Those boxes filled with clothes need to go. From spare chairs to excess kitchenware, your convenient storage space is starting to fill up. It’s time to get organized, and the Dallas-Fort Worth area is home to some great organizations that are always happy to take in your gently-used stuff. These six groups will really appreciate your generous donations. Continue reading
Just because folks call it the Metroplex doesn’t mean the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area is a concrete jungle. You know this is true because your rugged ATV sees plenty of off-road action especially when the season warms up. Whether you call it your off-highway or all-terrain vehicle, it’s a wild ride that packs plenty of fun into outdoor weekends. This is one of your toughest toys, and it’s worth a little special care.
Lost in the Garage
Once upon a time, everything used to fit neatly in the garage. Things still get moved out there, and the competition for floor space turns fierce. Your ATV gradually loses ground surrounded by the kids’ bikes, the lawn mower and Christmas decorations. When you have to move stuff just to pull out the trailer and hitch up for a weekend trek, it’s time for a new plan. Building a second garage isn’t an option, and parking your trailer in the driveway will get you a warning letter from the homeowner’s association. The answer to this dilemma is affordable and right down the road. You need your own ATV self storage space. Continue reading
You remember the day you decided on the perfect jet ski. You fell in love with its snazzy profile and felt right at home in that comfy seat. From the fast four-stroke engine to those bold racing stripes, it was made for wild, wet fun. You picked out a matching trailer, loaded it up, and brought your new baby home. That’s when you realized that your beautiful jet ski takes up a lot of space. Now you need to find a place that offers jet ski storage. Continue reading
If you’re a teacher or student in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, you know all about the seasonal headaches that come with the end of each school year. It’s great to have a summer break from classes, but moving in and out of apartments and dorms can be an expensive chore. Assured Self Storage wants to help, so we’re offering DFW teachers and students a 15 percent discount on self storage units at convenient locations throughout the area.
People who live in apartments often have the same complaint: there is not enough space. Too often, renters cut down to the bare minimum of personal items just to fit into their apartments. However, there is a better option. Renters who have found the apartment storage solution are able to keep their things and their sanity. There are many things that can be stored when not in use. Here are 4 easy ways to free up space in your apartment without getting rid of anything.
Whether you’re indulging in binge TV or a well-deserved nap, it’s always there for you. It quietly supports visiting friends, bouncing kids and shedding pets. Your sofa even doubles up as an extra bed when the house gets crowded. There’s no denying its important place in your life and home. When the time comes to move the couch into a secure self storage unit, give it the attention it deserves.
Groom That Sofa
You wouldn’t hang dirty clothes in the closet, so don’t send your sofa to storage without a good cleaning. Start by removing the cushions and checking those deep folds that catch loose change. Use a hand vacuum to clear the crumb cache and eliminate any potential bug buffets. Apply the same diligence to the entire couch so it’s free of dust and pet hair, and polish wooden trim and legs. Check the manufacturer’s tag on one of the cushions for information about your sofa’s material, and use an appropriate spray cleaner. Let everything dry thoroughly, so you won’t have to worry about mold or mildew while you store your sofa. Continue reading
Your friends might be surprised to learn that this is your first time. Don’t feel shy about it. Some folks do it all the time, and others never will. Whatever your reasons for making the decision, it’s a good idea to develop a smart strategy. A little planning goes a long way, so think through your options, and pay attention to the details. Before you rent your first storage unit, consider these three important questions.
1. What Do You Want to Store?
The obvious answer isn’t your best guideline because it can be too broad. You plan on storing things you won’t need while you’re away at school. Perhaps the family’s moving to a new home, and you need to park furniture during the transition. Continue reading
As the weather changes, more people will be spring cleaning and moving, which necessitates the need for a storage unit. There are two type of self storage units that individuals can choose from, non-climate-controlled and climate-controlled. If you have items that you would not store in your own garage, then choosing a climate-controlled storage units is the best option. While many people think climate-controlled units cost too much, you’ll quickly realize that the benefits outweigh these additional costs. Here are the top benefits for using a climate-controlled storage unit. Continue reading
If you’ve got clutter in your storage unit that you just don’t know how to tame, you may have researched shelving options and found out how expensive they can be. Shelving projects for your storage unit don’t have to cost an arm and a leg. You can easily tackle some DIY projects to come up with some crafty solutions to help you organize your storage space.
Pallet Shelving - This thrifty option can help maximize your storage space without costing much. Use the 2×4’s from oversized pallets to save money, and get some sturdy screws and bolts from yard sales to further cut down on cost.
Blue skies, warmer weather and that extra bounce in your step are sure signs that spring is finally here. It’s time to stash away the winter stuff and liberate your summer things. From clearing out the closets to cleaning up the garage, you’re ready to tackle seasonal chores, but is your dependable self storage unit ready? It deserves a little springtime sprucing up, and a smart approach makes the job easier while you reclaim much-needed storage space.
Throw That Door Open
Climate-controlled storage keeps your things safe from temperature extremes all year, but spring is the perfect time to air out the unit while you perform a few light housekeeping duties. Take blankets and drop cloths off furniture, and give them a good shake. Chase dust off shelves and boxes, and finish up with some quick broom work. Shore up your own earth-friendly critter defenses with cedar blocks in the corners, diatomaceous earth along the baseboards, and a few air fresheners hung from the ceiling. Continue reading