Happy Fourth of July on behalf of A Space Place Storage and the A Space Place Storage Staff!
Before getting our patios, decks, lawns, and homes ready for BBQ and pool parties to celebrate this 4th of July; let’s not forget A Space Place Storage is here to help you out with clutter and mess.
Maybe you have to impress in-laws; maybe you just want everything looking great for yourself. Whatever it may be, we are here to help. Don’t worry; we’re a 24 hour facility looking to help you and your needs.
Remember to have a good time, don’t stay in the sun too long, have a couple drinks with friends [if your above 21] and set off some fireworks [if you have a license]
Straight from the saying “Go big or go home”, it’s definitely better to go bigger than to have to go back home. When it comes to self storage, choosing an appropriate storage unit size may seem daunting. That’s why most self storage facilities have knowledgeable property managers who can assist you in picking a self storage unit size that is big enough for your storage possessions. Most people who have never used self storage before don’t realize how much bigger a 10 foot by 10 foot storage unit is compared to a 10 foot by 5 foot unit, or even the small 5 foot by 5 foot storage unit. The typical smallest self storage unit is a 5’ x 5’. While these are usually the cheapest self storage units, they don’t hold much. They are meant for a small room’s furnishings at best, for example: a lamp, desk, dresser, and chair from a small home office could fit into one of these units. Whereas a 5’ x 10’ is twice as big and is intended for one regular sized room’s furnishings, for example: a mattress, dresser, small couch, a few chairs, and side table from a regular bedroom. Finally a 10’ x 10’ is 100 square feet big and can hold the furnishings of up to three regular sized rooms. This size self storage unit can hold a few mattresses, a few dressers, some tables, a desk, chairs, lamps, and other packed boxes. Most people who are moving or planning to storage furniture for a few months or more usually need a self storage unit that’s at least 10’ x 10’. Then there are 10’ x 15’ units, 10’ x 20’ units, and even bigger units which can each hold one more room’s furnishings from the previous size. As mentioned earlier, if this guide isn’t enough help for you to decide on what size unit you may need, a professional self storage employee can help you determine what’s best for you based on your particular items you plan to storage. But when in doubt go bigger. That way you don’t have the hassle of arriving to your storage unit with all your possessions, and not realizing it’s too small until you’ve put half of your possessions away in it.
A Space Place Storage would like to extend all of the father’s and soon-to-be fathers a Happy Fathers Day!
With schools letting out and the sun showing more each day, don’t think it may be too late for summer storage. Some people have only been opening their pools very recently, which means all of those chemicals and pool toys.
Also, you will want to start breaking out the BBQ setups in hopes that the next 8 weeks of summer will be everything you expect it to be. So if your children got you lawn items or pool equipment, make sure you have everything out of storage that you will need to make this summer better. If you don’t and you are currently in a storage facility, what happens when you get back from work and realize that there is something you desperately want when you get out of work? Is your facility a 24-hour facility? Did you know that A Space Place Storage is?
We allow any of our tenants to come here at any time of the day to rent a unit, pay their bills and get anything they need out of their unit. This means that when you want to throw a pool party and realized your floats are in storage, there is no reason to be worried because you will be able to get right in no matter what time it is and get what you need and back to your party. Don’t miss out on the little things like this that a privately owned self storage company can provide for you!
Have you ever really asked how secure a facility is? Or how secure a facility can get? Most people just assume that since their items are locked up that they are safe to just walk away from it and everything will be fine. In most areas, you may be right, but in the case of facilities in more populated areas like Long Island, New York (where A Space Place Storage is located) we take the extra precautions because we have seen crime in the area. More secured facilities will have gated access to the facility, cameras recording 24/7, combinations to enter buildings, etc. At A Space Place Storage, we don’t like to test our luck, and like to give as much security and comfortability to our customers.
Finally, and what most people consider as most important, price. Everything that was previously mentioned takes its own toll on this factor somehow. Whether it is that your in a closer location, secured facility, accessibility, competition, etc. They all determine what the owners of the facility will see fit as to what the price of each unit should be. Understandably, if they have a very convenient location, the prices may be higher. So you will have to take all of the previous mentioned items into account when your really looking around for the facility that is right for you. Shop around a little. When you Google search, make sure you look for everything, “self storage near ” “cheap storage in ” “ self storage”. There are many small and large places lying around that you should be able to stumble upon if you broaden your searches.
All of the previously mentioned factors: size, location, security and price; are very important aspects to take into consideration when you are looking to rent. You really need to look at your options and weigh what you will find more or less important. We hope that if you are reading this, we helped you realize more items or broadened your options a little, and if you are located on Long Island or in Manhattan, that you will find A Space Place Storage and notice our facility as a high quality business.
Contractors are in the business to make money by cutting cost in every part of the business. There are some that prosper with no problems. However some contractors do not for diverse reasons. One of the best ways to save for any contractor is to use a Self Storage Solution like aSpacePlaceStorage.com .Then it will be only an amount of time until costs are cut down the, and prosper from a project. One of the reasons a person goes into contracting is because they are good at building and it is a craft that not everyone is good at. There are numerous way to use a Self Storage Solutions like aSpacePlaceStorage to save money for a new contractor.
1-Keeping the tools secure is very important for any contractor. By using a self storage unit to store all tools will be more beneficial. Tools can be stolen from a house or from a truck. If you store with aSpaceplaceStorage.com, your tools will be safe. The cost of renting with us will offset the replacing cost of the tools.
2- Materials are common items that overwhelm any Contractor. aSpacePlaceStorage.com safeguard those sensitive materials. aSpacePlaceStorage also provides climate controlled storage to storage item that are weather sensitive. During the summer rain can ruin hundredths worth of dollars, and its best to storage with self storage facility.
3-Then there holdups such as changes in the plans for the project. A good way to save money is to keep your trucks, tools and item with a self storage facility. We provide low prices for car storage, and you don’t have to worry about your truck being towed.
4- When storing with aSpacePlaceStorage.com, a smart contractor learns is that there are money saving opportunities. This puts the needed funds in the contractors hand to carry out the job and it also frees them to have their employees do the work while instead of worrying about money they can go and sell the next job for their crew. Using aSpacePlaceStorage.com is almost like a secret club and it is one that should be known about by more contractors as there are construction companies that close down every day for the simple reason that they cannot financially withstand the hold ups on a project and stay afloat till it is time for the payoffs on the projects.
Earlier we spoke on the first two tips for home staging and self storage. Here are the last three home staging tips.
3. Inspire potential buyers to see themselves in the space. A house must look like it’s ready to be lived in, but not like someone already lives there. Remove photos from the walls as well as any personal decorative items. aSpacePlacestorage.com provides lockers at low prices for the best alternative to store your albums and other small items to make a house look ready to be sell.
When you store with aSpacePlaceStorage.com , it allows you to make a positive first impression with agents, potential buyers and guests when they see a clean and unclutter home. Home staging creates inviting and relaxing room environment. Take out the sofas and coffee tables ,put all the extra furniture at one of our Long Island Locations: Melville and Centereach Long Island New York, and watch the offers roll in!
4. Park it.
Organize your garage as much as possible. Garages that are cluttered with items can look unclean. aSpacePlaceStorage.com can help you store your garage unused stuff in units sizes like 5X10 and 10×10. This two sizes are always at low prices all year round at our two location: Melville and Centereach Long Island New York,
5-Consider the optimal use for extra rooms. Create common spaces like extra bedrooms and home offices to help prospective buyers better visualize themselves in your home. Have not space? Don’t worry, aSpacePlaceStorage.com has the perfect size rooms to keep your extra desks and chairs safe until you sell your home.
No one services clutter better than aSpaceplaceStorage.com. We provide Free Move in Truck to when you store with us. aSpacePlaceStorage.com also has provides temperature controlled, secure facility for as long as it takes you to sell your home. aSpacePlaceStorage.com can even provide you the packing materials you need. Simply fill our the quick quote form at www.aspaceplacestorage.com or give one of our staging service consultants a call today and we’ll provide you with perfect home storage solutions.
I hope these home staging self storage tips are very helpful to you. Check back soon for another helpful self storage article by A Space Place Storage – leading self storage experts.
In today’s real estate market, home staging is rapidly being recognized an effects, fastest, most inexpensive, most profitable solution to sell a home. aSpacePlaceStorage.com provides home storage solutions tips sell a home faster on the market.
1-Show off the square footage of the property. Make rooms appear larger by getting rid of excess furniture and clutter. At aSpacePlaceStorage.com we provide units up to 20×30 Units to provide sufficient space. Keep it simple and clean. Show buyers how much space they’ll have by storing your unused item with aSpacePlaceStorage.com
2-Come out of the closet -Stagers often empty out closets to make them look larger than they really are and give the illusion of plentiful storage space. aSpacePlaceStorage can help you make this trick visible to the buyers by storing with us. We have the one of the lowest prices for self storage. IT get better, we also provide Free Move In Truck
Put practical creativity and extraordinary expertise to good use and get top dollar for your house. Home staging or clutter clearing makes a house attractive to potential buyers in the market. Creating a clutter free environment can generate offers at the asking price. Home staging is a great way to attract potential buyers. aSpacePlaceStorage.com is the perfect home storage solution to get rid of clutter. Organized, and de-clutter homes with aSpacePlaceStorage.com for prospective buyers with ease.
Check back later for the last three important tips for home staging and self storage.
Earlier this year we gave you the top 6 important packing tips to know before you go and self storage your possessions. Here are six more top packing tips before using self storage.
7) Pack Wisely – Pack fragile items away from corners and sides of boxes, because that is where most of the travel shocks occurs. Packing peanuts or even fabric from tip 3 used correctly can help keep items secure and away from box sides and corners.
8] Don’t Over-pack The Box – Over-packing a box risks damage to the contents inside of it. Make sure the tops of boxes can close properly flat, and be tape sealed without effort.
9) Packing Liquids – Liquids always find a way to spill when packed for travel. Make sure to transfer all liquids to a sealed container, or use that packing tape to seal the lids. Then put those items into water proof bags and seal that too before placing them upright into their boxes. Clearly mark the box with which end is up so you don’t accidentally turn the box upside down.
10) Large Box For Small Boxes – Many small similar items can be organized into multiple small boxes. Then a larger box can be used to group these similar items together and make carrying them easier. Ten small boxes in one big box makes nine less trips for when loading or unloading your belongings. Just remember to obey the rule of thumb from tip 2, and not exceed 50 pounds of weight in each box.
11) Heavy Garbage Bags Pay Off – Spend a few extra dollars that you saved on packing peanuts towards the heavier duty garbage bags. These can be used to pack your clothes, linens, and other soft material items. Regular garbage bags rip too easily. Also you can use your packed garbage bags to secure boxes next to each other in the moving truck. Placing these garbage bags packed with clothes around the inside of the moving truck will absorb most of the shock and keep the boxes safe.
12) Pack Safe, Storage Smart – If your packing to storage your belongings, make sure you put the stuff you’ll access the least in the back of the storage unit. You want to finish filling the storage unit by putting the boxes of items you’ll be taking out the most often in the front of the unit.
I hope that’s all the packing information and tips you’ll ever need when it comes to moving your items into self storage.
Last time we talked about two important winter car self storage tips. Here are the last three self storage tips for your car during the winter.
3) Get a good car cover:
Whether your car is stored indoors or outdoors, having a good car cover can prevent any damage from dust, wind, the sun, etc. Sure, this may sound like a simple, common sense buy and use tip, but make sure your cover is tightly fastened to your car. A cover that isn’t secure can cause scratches to your car. If the wind is making the cover flap around, this will surely cause damage.
4) Disconnect your battery:
Did you know electronics draw electricity from their source when they are not being used? If you leave a fresh battery in a car over the summer, you can be sure that your battery will be drained. This simple preventative measure can save you the headache of not being able to start up your car, and having to get a new battery when the season is over.
5) Get your tires off the ground:
If allowed by your facility, consider either putting the car on jack stands or concrete blocks to get your tires off of the ground. This prevents the possibility of having flat spots that will cause you to have a rough ride when you get your car back on the road.
Hopefully that’s enough help for you to storage your car during the cold winter months. Check back soon for another helpful article from our self storage experts.
As a storage center ourselves, we understand that there are a multitude of appealing aspects that come in to account when someone is looking to rent in a storage facility. There is a matter of location, size, security, and most important, price. The average renter will take what they feel is the best of all worlds. If a place is lacking in one, do they make up for it in another? A Space Place Storage would like to walk you through what you need to be weighing more heavily when it comes to wanting to rent at a storage facility.
Some of the more minor things that the average renter takes in to consideration are location and size, but have you ever really put the thought into how important these actually are? The location of your facility decides how much you will be spending in things like gas, just getting to that location alone. If you are paying much less in price, but it is much further away and you need to go there relatively often, does the cost outweigh the benefit? Also, the location determines the amount of crime that area may have. If it is in a rougher area, your chances of a crime occurring in your facility are much higher. Size is important because you may not want to be carrying your 50″ flat screen TV you got for Christmas up 10 flights of stairs. You may want a smaller facility for the option to do less carrying.
Come back next time to find out the more important and final notes we have to give you when you are choosing a storage facility.