<![CDATA[My Site - Blog]]>Wed, 18 Nov 2015 22:22:08 -0800Weebly<![CDATA[ Preserve the Quality of Your Business Files With a Storage Unit ]]>Fri, 20 Nov 2015 05:37:56 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-preserve-the-quality-of-your-business-files-with-a-storage-unit
Finding a safe and secure way to store your business files can be difficult. This is especially true when it is easier now to have an internet based company than rent a storefront. There are two major ways that the right storage facility can help you with your files, secure units of varying sizes and easy access to the things that you need.

1. Secure Units of Varying Sizes

Whether you have a lot of files, or just a few, finding the right sized unit can be a big help. This is because you will not only want to have enough space to store what you need, you will also want to not pay for space that you are not using.

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Easy Access

Some self-storage facilities will have limited hours during the week when you can access your unit, others will let you access your things around the clock. You can also set up your unit itself so that the things you will need to get to more often will be in front of the things that you will not need to access.

Whether you are looking for a way to store extra furniture during a business renovation, or a way to get sensitive files out of your limited space, a self-storage unit may be the answer. Visit this website for more information on business storage in Santa Cruz.

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<![CDATA[Metro Storage to Develop New Self-Storage Facility in Burnsville, MN]]>Wed, 11 Nov 2015 07:07:32 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-metro-storage-to-develop-new-self-storage-facility-in-burnsville-mnMetro Storage LLC, which operates the Metro Self Storage brand in 12 states, has acquired property in the Minneapolis suburb of Burnsville, Minn., on which it intends to develop a self-storage facility… read more
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<![CDATA[Keeping Your RV Safe and Sound]]>Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:31:27 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-keeping-your-rv-safe-and-soundRVs are a valuable asset, often prized by those who own them. They open you up to a lot of instant fun vacation opportunities by bringing all the essential comforts of home out on the road with you, with little preparation required. These recreational vehicles are both cherished possessions that see a lot of use, and considerable investments that can cost quite a bit to obtain. It makes sense that any owner of an RV would be concerned with protecting it against theft, vandalism and other dangers. Keeping your RV in a storage facility is a solution that a lot of people turn to. There are many businesses out there equipped to house your RV safely, where it will be ready whenever you need it.

When it comes to storage facilities, there are a lot of options out there. This can make it easy to find what you're looking for, no matter what your needs might be. Many places offer different kinds of storage, including open air and covered outdoor parking, as well as indoor parking for even more safety. The right choice often depends on what the area is like and what kind of weather conditions your vehicle might be facing.

Be sure to find a place that has a reliable security system in place. After all, what is the point of storage if your vehicle falls victim to theft? Many places have several layers of security guarding the premises to keep everything completely safe. Usually there is a pass code required to get into the facility. This makes it easy for patrons, and hard for anyone else. Storage buildings are also often surrounded by sturdy fencing to discourage break ins by force. Many places also employ on site personnel to guard the facility, and install security cameras to keep an eye on things at all times. This is perhaps the safest your RV could possibly be. Keeping it under a roof also protects against the elements, avoiding damage from everything nature might throw at it. Many people end up parking their RVs outside when they lack space in their garage, but the right storage facility can help you avoid this problem altogether.

Finding a reliable place in which to keep your RV has so many benefits. Here, your vehicle will be protected against any intruders by multiple layers of security. It will also be guarded against the natural dangers of the outside world. Putting your RV in storage saves space in your own garage for more immediate needs. At the same time, it makes it easy to get at your RV and take it out on the road whenever you wish. Now you can be sure that it will be safe, whole and ready to go every time you come by with the urge to explore. Click here to learn more about RV storage in Salinas.

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<![CDATA[How to Determine the Best Size U-Haul for Your Moving Trip]]>Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:06:14 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-how-to-determine-the-best-size-u-haul-for-your-moving-trip
Moving to a new place can be hectic and stressful, but it can go more smoothly when you’re prepared. One important decision to make is what size U-Haul truck to rent. Here’s how to determine which size is best for your situation.

Number and Size of Belongings

The biggest factor is how many belongings you have. The cheapest and most convenient approach is to move everything in one trip, so choose a truck size that will fit all your possessions. Sizes are based on how big your former house is.
If you have a lot of furniture and large items, you’ll need sufficient room to pack them in gently and securely. Trying to cram everything into a small truck, like a Tetris game, can lead to your furniture getting damaged. Then you’ll have to spend money repairing and replacing your pieces.

Moving Distance

If you’re moving a long distance, fitting everything into one truck is the most cost effective method. The same is true for local moves, too. When you only make one trip, you not only save money on gas, but also make the job easier and shorter for everyone involved.

Once you know your needs, you’ll be able to pick out the right size truck. To find a U-Haul rental in Salinas, visit this website.

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<![CDATA[ Three Tips for Buying the Right Moving SuppliesĀ  ]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:14:15 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-three-tips-for-buying-the-right-moving-supplies
Moving takes planning and preparation to make it a smooth process. One step includes buying the right moving supplies. Here are three tips to ensure you have what you need.

Buy Plenty of Packing Supplies

Most people underestimate how many packing supplies they’ll need. In addition to boxes, it’s best to buy protective products such as peanuts, bubble wrap, packing paper and stretch wrap. Properly packing your belongings will save you money in the long run. Also, buy enough packing tape to close your boxes securely and markers to label them.

Obtain Special Boxes

You usually can use any type of box for everyday items. However, unless you saved the original packaging, you’ll need special boxes and bags for electronics, large items and fragile items to ensure maximum protection. Examples include TV boxes, mattress covers and mirror boxes.

Use Proper Equipment

Although you can use your own truck, it’s better to rent a moving truck because it’s designed for transporting belongings, especially furniture and fragile things. Either way, use proper equipment to safeguard your possessions and your health. Rent a dolly and use straps and furniture sliding disks to make moving heavy items safe and easy.

When you have the right supplies in hand, moving will be a less stressful experience. Visit this website to find moving supplies in Salinas.

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<![CDATA[ 3 Advantages of Climate Controlled StorageĀ  ]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:58:51 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-3-advantages-of-climate-controlled-storage
When you run out of room in your home, or move to a smaller place, it is really important to make the right choice in storing your nice things. Climate controlled storage will provide a safe and secure space to keep your precious items in proper condition. Here are three advantages to using this type of facility:

1. Temperature Control

Extreme temperature changes can really cause havoc on your things. Documents and other items can warp, fade, and even disintegrate if kept in an attic, garage, or other uncontrolled area.

2. Humidity Control

Humidity is an enemy to your precious things. Without strict control of moisture in your storage area, mold and mildew can easily creep in to severely damage or even totally ruin your precious items. Climate controlled units will eliminate this danger. Basements are big culprits that hold moisture and should be avoided.

3. Pest Control

Since these types of units are well sealed for temperature and humidity and monitored constantly, you don’t have to worry about insect or rodent infestations.

To have the confidence that your things will remain secure and in good condition, place them in climate controlled storage. For more information on the advantages of renting a climate controlled unit in Salinas, visit this website.

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<![CDATA[ Locked Storage ]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:41:25 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-locked-storage
The storage facility you choose to safeguard your belongings should have locks on hand if they don’t require you to bring your own. This is just one, albeit crucial aspect of ensuring your valuables remain protected at all times.
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<![CDATA[ Use a Ramp for Safe Moving ]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:25:47 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-use-a-ramp-for-safe-moving
A ramp employed from the sidewalk level to the moving truck floor will help ensure your belongings are transported as smoothly and safely as possible. This also makes the job much easier for those who are lifting and carrying items.
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<![CDATA[Cut the Clutter in Your Workplace with Self Storage]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:14:14 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-cut-the-clutter-in-your-workplace-with-self-storage
It’s important for any business to get the most out of each investment, and that includes real estate. Archived files and boxes can quickly eat up free space in an office or workspace, necessitating a strategy for relief. Commercial self storage provides a quick and easy solution, offering security, accessibility and most importantly, breathing room for your business.

What You Need, When You Need It

Between tax records, business receipts and any number of corporate documents, it’s easy to see how files can quickly pile up for just about any company. Consider moving long-term archives off-site to a commercial storage facility where they’ll be available if necessary, but out of the way of more crucial day-to-day needs.

Lock and Key


It can be unnerving to trust that valuable business-related goods and documents will be secure at a remote location. However, any reputable facility will offer individually-locked units contained within a secured perimeter or complex. If you’re dealing with sensitive items, look for locations offering video surveillance, on-site management and other such layers of security.

Reclaim Your Space


Insufficient operating room at your business isn’t just an inconvenience—it can compromise both safety and productivity. Make sure emergency situations aren’t made worse by dangerous levels of clutter, and protect against lost production by giving your employees the space to work and move freely. Lose the clutter and start getting the most out of your workspace again.

To learn more about commercial storage in Burlington, please visit this website.

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<![CDATA[ Listen, Learn, Offer: Tried and True Sales Tips for Self-Storage Operators ]]>Tue, 10 Nov 2015 05:45:55 GMThttp://space-maintaining-tips.weebly.com/blog/-listen-learn-offer-tried-and-true-sales-tips-for-self-storage-operatorsI wish I could take credit for the title to this blog, but I’m actually paraphrasing something a member of Self-Storage Talk wrote when I asked community members for their top three sales tips… read more
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