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
Portable storage units and self storage units are two options that people have if they need to store their items for an extended period of time in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Though two options are available, users may not know which option is best for their needs. Here are some suggestions, advantages, and disadvantages that will help you make a more educated decision about storage.
Ask the Proper Questions
Common questions that should be asked before securing a storage unit include: Continue reading
Moving often turns out to be a bigger job than you originally anticipated. There never seems to be enough help around when you need it. Friends and family members that promised to help are often hard to track down on the actual day of the move. Between endless boxes and awkward pieces of furniture that you don’t want to break, the more hands on board, the easier the task. Fortunately, if you find that you need extra help on moving day, there are some convenient options that you can turn to. Let’s look at three websites that can provide you with some assistance. Continue reading
You’ve narrowed your self storage facility search down to several candidates, based mainly on location and pricing. However, the final factor that must be considered is security. With dozens of people in and out of the facility on a daily basis, there needs to be extensive security coverage for both day and nighttime hours. Take a look at some of the critical questions you must ask the facility manager before renting a unit. Continue reading