Your monthly bills keep going up, and the house needs repairs. The home that seemed bursting at the seams with family is quiet now. Perhaps it’s time for your real estate investment to pay off. From shrinking wallets and empty nests to cashing out, there comes a time when downsizing makes sense. If you’re living in more space than you really need, trade it for something smaller, and put the difference in your pocket. Continue reading
Thank goodness you don’t have to move a refrigerator into self storage everyday. It’s a big job that requires a little planning, but it doesn’t have to turn into a heavy-duty headache. The fridge needs a complete cleaning, careful moving and its own safe spot in a climate-controlled storage unit. There’s not an app for all that yet, but these four tips keep work to a minimum and ensure you and your refrigerator survive the project without a scratch. Continue reading
Whether they beckon from the reserves of an online dealer or you luck into something special at a yard sale, there’s no denying the allure of a classic movie poster. From vintage Hitchcock to “The Dark Knight Rises,” a small collection can easily turn into a great investment. These valuable paper sheets won’t fit in a safe deposit box, and your home isn’t an ideal environment for preservation. Your prized movie posters deserve the protection of climate-controlled self storage. Continue reading
How hard can it be to move your things into self storage? Pack some boxes, load up the furniture, and enlist a willing friend. If you’ve already stashed your belongings in a unit, you might be rethinking that casual approach. It’s easier to make the most of a great self storage facility when you keep these seven expert storage tips in mind.
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