When you store your rug at a self storage facility, there are several preparation tips you need to consider for both long-term and short-term storage. These rug storage tips will help keep your rug in top shape until the next time you need it.
1. Make sure your rug is clean before placing it in storage. Any food particles that are left behind can attract bugs and pests. Also, dirt that is smashed into the fibers and left to sit for years can eventually cause your rug to dry rot. Take your rug to a specialty cleaner or use a self cleaner to get rid of any foreign particles before storage. After cleaning, you may want to apply odorless insect repellant on the outer layer on the rug (read the label before applying). There are some natural pest control remedies like MothFree that will help keep away moths and carpet beetles. Continue reading
Space maybe at a premium around you house and large unused items like a mattress can easily take up a significant amount of it. To help free up space in the house many Dallas-Fort Worth homeowners and renters decide to store their mattresses in a local self storage unit.
Even when taking advantage of the benefits that self storage has to offer, there are a few things that the individuals will need to do to help protect the mattress while in storage. These simple tips can help avoid some of the most common types of damage that can occur while storing this type of furniture. Continue reading
Storage may not seem high on the list of priorities for college students, but for students of Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas who are planning on living in a tiny dorm room or apartment close to campus, storage is a major issue worth considering. Thankfully, Assured Self Storage near Eastfield College provides the perfect solution for those who need to take important personal items with them when they head off to school. With their personal items safe and secure, students can remain focused on their studies and enjoy the college experience, not spend their time worrying about the well-being of their prized possessions.
When the fall semester rolls around, Eastfield college students often find that they have brought far too much furniture or personal belongings to comfortably fit in their new cramped quarters. Assured Self Storage is the ideal solution to this often overlooked problem, providing students and parents with added peace of mind during this exciting time. Continue reading
It can be hard to know what to bring and what to leave behind when moving away from home for the first time. Dorm sizes and regulations vary as do apartments. Most college students also have roommates and may end up duplicating appliances and other necessities. Rather than leaving behind their furniture and other possessions, North Lake College students can bring them along and store the excess in a unit at our Irving storage facility. No need to send already packed and transported items back home! Continue reading
We all laugh at the scene from ‘Christmas Vacation’ where Clark asks Rusty to help with the Christmas lights, then hands him a giant tangled ball of lights. What is funny on screen is not so funny when it’s real life. Each year we ask ourselves why we didn’t take the time to untangle and organize the lights last year. Make this the year that you put your lights away tangle-free so that next year’s tree decorating party is a joy rather than a pain.
There are numerous ways that you can store your light strings to save storage space and keep them tangle free. Here are our top tips on how to store Christmas lights: Continue reading
Assured Self Storage is proud to sponsor the North Texas Great Santa Run in Plano, Texas. This 5K run and 1-mile fun walk benefits My Possibilities, a non-profit providing continuing education and vocational training for adults with cognitive disabilities. The race features over 4,000 spirited Santas and will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 8:00am to noon. Each participant will receive a Santa suit! You can find more information about this race on the official North Texas Great Santa Run website.
Whether just getting started or having an established lawn care business in Dallas, you know that your business depends upon your trailer and the landscaping equipment it carries. If one morning you found that this vital equipment was stolen, your business could be severely disrupted or even forced to shut down.
At Assured Self Storage we have been helping business owners in Dallas and throughout the state of Texas to make use of their local self storage facility to hold and protect their invaluable equipment while they sleep at night. Here are a couple of benefits for a landscaping company to keep their lawn equipment housed in a secured storage unit. Continue reading
Self storage is your salvation for everything from major relocations to freeing up space around the house. It’s also an affordable business solution for extra equipment and excess inventory. Thinking ahead makes a big difference, so sort through your storage options, and head off potential problems. Here are five storage mistakes that are easy to make and even easier to avoid. Continue reading
First time boat owners will be surprised to learn that the winter months can be especially rough on their boat. Months of inactivity can accelerate wear and tear on their watercraft, as well as contribute to internal issues the next time they choose to bring it out on the water. A boat can be damaged in many ways if it is not properly treated for the winter, such as: rust corrosion, moisture can freeze and spread through the engine, the motor’s lubrication can congeal, and various other types of damage can settle in during the coldest part of the year. These issues, which are both cosmetic and internal, can require a lot of money to fix. Thankfully, though, there are a number of steps a boat owner can take to properly winterize their boat before storing it at a self storage facility during the winter. Continue reading
Big Tex has been an iconic figure at the State Fair of Texas in Dallas since 1952. With the unfortunate fire in 2012 that consumed Big Tex, 2013 ushered in a new Big Tex. State Fair officials worked diligently to create the new statue and the iconic figure was unveiled to the public on September 27, 2013. In our Vital Stats of Big Tex infographic we take a look at some of the incredible statistics on this statue.