Self Storage Tips For Arts and Crafts Enthusiasts

Find the right storage unit size for your needs at StorPlace Self StorageCrafting is a passion. I love to craft. But it is difficult at times to create enough space around my home for all of the Arts and Crafts Storage that I need for successful projects.

Crafting can be so much fun and relaxing, but the amount of space for such large to needle sized items is very constricted. The key is organization, organization, organization. And StorPlace Self-Storage can help.

Not only do we have crafting enthusiasts on our team, we also have the right self storage units to help you declutter your home. Once you are organized and created the space you need this holiday season, following these helpful steps below for a DIY project for a Christmas wreath. Since I’m in the process of crafting this too, I’ve shared the tips for success below for all my fellow hobbiests.

DIY Wreath – Supplies List:

  • As many toilet paper and paper towel rolls you can collect
  • A ruler, preferably clear with easy guidelines
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Glue gun

DIY Wreath – Instructions: 

  • Flatten down each paper towel roll to cut. This will make a fold at the top and bottom to create a leaf shape.
  • Use your ruler to mark where to cut with scissors. There is no set length, it just depends on how think you would prefer your wreath to be.
  • A 1.5-inch thickness is used in this example.
  • Cut as many pieces as possible depending on how many paper towel and toilet paper rolls you have, and how large you want to make your wreath.
  • Now start arranging the pieces into a wreath shape.
  • You can use a salad plate as a template to line the pieces up against.
  • Lay a single ring of pieces around the plate to form the wreath’s base.

Then, with your hot glue gun, adhere the pieces together to form a complete circle. This will form the inner edge of the wreath. Once this ring is complete, you can arrange the rest of the pieces around it in any way you like.

From this point forward, the possibilities of colors, glitters, bows, ribbons, and etc. are endless. Don’t worry it there are several pieces left over, use them for mini wreath ornaments for the tree.

And always remember, never let clutter or cramped quarters stand in the way of your passion. Let StorPlace Self-Storage help you move some items out of your way and start crafting today!

Tips for Winterizing and Organizing Your Home

Find the right storage unit size for your needs at StorPlace Self StorageOrganizing and winterizing your home is important. It keeps you in a good position when Spring Cleaning comes around, while also ensuring that everything is working properly throughout the harshest months that Mother Nature has to offer.

For tips on how to winterize and organize your home properly, check out the list below.

Grab your mulch bagger and leaf vacuum.

It is the time of year to get your fall tools out of storage and use them to clean up the area around your home. Use your mulch bagger to mulch up all the yard debris, especially around big trees. This helps to insulate the spring bulbs buried below, it also allows the cuttings to breakdown and nourish the tree.

Use a large amount as compostable material for the vegetable beds and the tumble composter.

If we can store it in a dry place, I can continue to make compost even through the winter. This is also the time, I start cleaning out dead and dying vegetation, and any areas that are overgrown or just need a little sprucing up. It’s still a little early to be thinking about fall plantings. Some bulbs, such as Tulips, prefer to be planted in the fall or over the winter, as these type bulbs use the cold weather as their dormant period which prepares them for a beautiful show in spring. Fall is the time of year to fertilize your acid loving Rhododendrons, and Azaleas, specifically.

Seal the vents around the exterior of our homes foundation.

We are also double-checking that all gutters and downspouts are clear, and flowing properly. Little is worse than finding out in the dead of winter, that these things are stopped up, and your forced to do an emergency cleaning while its freezing cold. We will also be checking our storm windows, to insure the window sills and exterior of windows are clean, and closed.

Inspect attic vents for debris or openings and wrap water pipes. 

Eliminate the colder air from entering the attic. You should inspect water pipes, and wrap as needed to prevent freezing later. Central heating and air conditioning systems need a little extra attention at this time, it’s actually a great time to have them inspected by a professional, if you can pull your pressure washer out of storage, a good exterior cleaning will serve well, and as always clean and replace air filters as needed. If your heating vents flow through an area that is cold (attic or basement), you will want to inspect, and wrap as needed.

Don’t forget to winterize your automobile.

Draining the radiator, and filling with sufficient anti-freeze, inspection of tires, and belts, and of course stocking emergency items in the event of a break down or other road side emergency. Water, blankets, snacks, change of clothing, and a extra set of any emergency, (life saving) medications you may need. Use of these easy tips should help you and yours to make it through yet another winter, effectively, economically, and safely.

Consider storing your summer tools and equipment during this period of winterizing and home organization. StorPlace Self Storage’s storage units are available to assist with all of your seasonal storage needs, stop by today to learn more from our friendly and knowledgeable staff. 

Exciting News Upcoming for StorPlace of Murfreesboro Road Self-Storage

StorPlace Self Storage of GreenwoodWe are very excited about some upcoming changes at StorPlace of Murfreesboro Rd. that we will be unveiling in the winter months. Very shortly, we hope to be the new and improved StorPlace of Murfreesboro Road Self-Storage Facility.

The improvements and expansion will help StorPlace Self Storage continue to meet the needs of our current and future tenants. The new addition of the heated and cooled two-story building will add flavor and a modern look to this beautiful property.

As the community grows, StorPlace Self Storage will continue to work hard to improve its facilities to meet the demands of the area. Additional heated and cooled units will be added for the homeowners and apartment dwellers that need to store their precious treasures that are temperature sensitive. Items such as household goods, musical instruments, electronic devices, and antique furniture can be stored with no worries. We also have large convenient outdoor drive up units for storing vehicles and any type of business inventory.

Being centrally located to so many apartment homes, we find that the residents seem to never have enough closet space. With our convenient location and drive up walk-in-closet size units, the space is adequate for your extra items. These units are perfect for the extra over flow such as outdoor grills, bicycles, and small garden tools.

Our new show room will feature a full line of moving and packing supplies and we will have additional dedicated staff on hand to give valuable tips on how to pack and store your belongings. With every size box on hand for lamps, flat screened televisions, dishes, and boxes for every size picture and mirror, the worries of moving will all but disappear.

As the time draws near, we would like to encourage you to join in our excitement and
anticipation of our new expansion. I am sure that as we continue to work hand in hand with our neighbors, StorPlace will exceed your Storage expectations.

One of my favorite things about fall: PUMPKINS

Find the right storage unit size for your needs at StorPlace Self StorageI enjoy fall and everything it entails, especially PUMPKINS! I work for StorPlace Self Storage which is a company that supports and recognizes the importance of family and family time.

Our work hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm which leaves time for family fun. I also live in Murfreesboro and so I am always seeking out fun places to visit that are not too far from home.

Here are two of my favorite family fun fall activities near Murfreesboro.

Lucky Ladd Farms

Lucky Ladd Farms is located in Eagleville, TN just a short 20 minute drive from Murfreesboro. Pumpkins are available for picking here beginning on September 21st through October 31st. This is a great place to take the whole family; as it is much more than just a pumpkin patch. Lucky Ladd has a full day of activities available including a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and over 75 hands-on attractions. You get all of this for $13.00 for adults and teens, $11.00 for children 2-12 and ages 65 and over get in for $11.00; also parking is free here. You can obtain more information by visiting their website at Lucky Ladd Farms.

Walden Pumpkin Patch

Walden Pumpkin Patch is located in Smyrna, TN which is also a short 20 minute drive from Murfreesboro. This is a beautiful farm that is definitely worth a visit; Walden’s is open beginning September 24th through October 31st and admission to the farm, including parking is free of charge. They have hayrides, face painting, and sand art activities all for a small charge. They also have an activity area you can play in for just $4 a person which includes a corn maze, Hay Mountain, a 40 foot slide, seesaw, creepy corner, and several more activities. They also have concessions you can purchase while you are there; I would highly recommend the pumpkin fudge…DELICIOUS! You can visit Walden’s webpage for more information at Walden Farm.

In my opinion you really cannot go wrong with either choice, perhaps you can just do both, whichever you choose I hope you have a great time! Happy Fall!

Delicious Eats around the Murfreesboro, TN area

Storage Solutions at StorPlace Self StorageOne of my favorite activities is exploring many of the great restaurants, cafes and diners around the Murfreesboro, TN area.

If you’re an experienced foodie like me, or an aspiring foodie who is looking for some recommendations on some of the best places to go, below is a list we compiled to help you on that journey to deliciousness.

Below are a few of those gems.

Goodness Gracious at The Mill-Readyville, TN (just down Woodbury Hwy)

The Mill is a historic landmark established in 1812 in Readyville, TN. It is currently a restaurant and a working grist mill. The Mill is also a venue for special occasions such as weddings. They serve breakfast, brunch and lunch. I have never ventured over into anything besides breakfast because, frankly- the breakfast is just too good.

One of my go to orders is the Buffalo Chicken Omelet. This dish is incredibly savory! The omelet is stuffed with grilled chicken, a mild and creamy buffalo sauce and crumbles of blue cheese. There are many sides to cheese from including: gouda grits, hash brown casserole or even pineapple cheese casserole. Don’t forget to order a cup of coffee. They will certainly top your cup off and all with a smile!

Carmen’s Taqueria (West Northfield Blvd in Murfreesboro)

If you asked me what my favorite Mexican restaurant here in the ‘Boro is, I would without a doubt say Carmen’s Taqueria. Carmen’s is a feast for the stomach as well as the eyes. They serve delicious Mexican food with a detailed flare. One of my favorite dishes to order is the Burrito de Camaron. The burrito is stuffed with plump shrimp, along with white queso poured on top. They add slices of avocado near some hearty beans and rice. They are located at 206 W Northfield Blvd, Murfreesboro, TN 37129 and business hours are from Mon-Sat. 11am-10pm & Sun 11am-9pm

Sam’s Sports Grill (located outside of Stones River Mall)

Sam’s Sports Grill is one of my favorites for something quick. There are TV’s displayed everywhere if you are a Sports Fan. I, myself, stop in for the quick, delicious food. Once I like something, I tend to get stuck on it. For Sam’s that would be The French Dip sandwich. Angus roast beef and swiss cheese fill this sandwich that is served on a soft hoagie roll. It comes with the classic au jus dipping sauce, but I ask for a cup of their fresh horseradish dip, too (trust me, you are going to want to try this as well).
For full menu and directions, click here.

In the storage business, our team here at StorPlace of Rutherford Boulevard likes to relax when we can and check out new things and places. We hope you try some of these restaurants and let us know what you think!

Social Media and the Self Storage Opportunities

Heated and Cooled Storage Units at StorPlace Self StorageNetworking in the Social Media World.

I have heard it said many times that location, location; location is everything in the real estate market. And although I agree with that premise I would contend that networking and impeccable Customer Service is as valuable a key for businesses thriving during any economy. There is no substitute for getting your business name out in the field. At StorPlace of Cool Springs there are several ways that we do networking.

Word of mouth has long proven to be our best marketing tool. A happy customer tells others of their positive experience. We are always delighted to get referrals because that tells us we are doing things right. At StorPlace we offer up to $50 referral fee for sharing our name with your friends. It is an easy way to store your valuables and get a financial benefit. Refer a friend and reap the financial reward. See any StorPlace manager for details.

Another strong component of networking is Social Media. Those of us that are of a certain age….say Senior are in amazement at how important Social Media has become. Even this blog, if chosen will be on the StorPlace Website. Wait….What? A Blog…..what is that.

Well according to Webster it’s a noun – a website containing a writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinions, etc., and often having images and links to other websites. This is true and is what we do here at StorPlace. Managers and Assistant Managers take turns different times of the year writing about our insight for storage.

Website…..now what in the world is that…again a noun – Digital Technology. a connected group of pages on the World Wide Web regarded as a single entity, usually maintained by one person or organization and devoted to a single topic or several closely related topics

We could probably go on and on with this but you get the idea. If you are reading this Blog you found your way to our Website

As important as Social Media in our business Customer Service and a well maintained property are very important. With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram to name a few a satisfied or unsatisfied customer and post comments about your facility quicker than they can leave the parking lot. rtant Social Media has become. Even this blog, if chosen will be on our the Sty bThe best way to make sure we get positive feedback is to follow the golden rule, “do unto others as you would have done to you” the benefit is that people see us in the community as fair responsive organization which makes renting a unit from us more desirable. Positive visibility can only help your bottom line. It is a win-win for everyone

 

Storage Tips for The Woodworking Hobby Enthusiast

StorPlace Self Storage in Bowling Green KentuckyWood working is one of my favorite hobbies. However, wood is not cheap so I searched for a way to find lumber that people no longer need and just wanted gone. I posted a few adds advertising free haul away and clean up. This was a good and bad way of getting free lumber.

The good side is that I was getting some legit calls for good quality lumber from nearby home remodels and the ever growing construction sites popping up around where I live. The down side to this was it was all scrapes and nothing was really workable without piecing two or more pieces together. Another downside to the construction sites was that I had to haul away all the other stuff that goes with construction sites drywall, roofing and siding. After doing this for a couple of months with not great success I received a call from my mom and she told me that her neighbor Mary Ray came by the house and asked if I could cut a maple tree that had fallen from the storms of the previous week.

Without hesitation I told her I would and would be out there after church on the following Sunday. Mary Ray is one of the kindest ladies I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. After my mom’s divorce Mary ray took care of me and my sisters when my mom worked late at the Hospital. That following Sunday I pulled in the driveway of Mary rays and she met me still all dolled up from church and gave me a big huge. The monster is around back as she laughed I followed her around the house and I had to take a step back when I saw the tree. Mary ray said her and her husband met under the tree and that’s why he built the house where he did. I could tell she was very upset seeing the tree that stood over her for her entire life laying lifeless all over her back yard.

Her Husband James pasted away two years ago and now knowing the Importance of this particular tree. I wanted to do something special for her. The cleanup of this tree was crazy I worked on it from two forty that afternoon till I ran out of sunlight and I only got half of the tree cut. With huge piles of wood. Enough that I wouldn’t have to scavenge the scrapes from construction sites for a couple of years. I just didn’t have anywhere to put it. I looked up some nearby storage facilities and found StorPlace self-storage and purchased a huge outside unit to keep the wood from rotting.

Now with all the wood I need I can concentrate on building Mary Ray a outdoor gazebo she loves gardening and I wanted to give her something that reminds her of James and brings her some comfort knowing that the tree that was huge part of her life is still with her just in a new form.

-Cedric

Veterans Day 2016 in Tennessee

Find the right storage unit size for your needs at StorPlace Self StorageStorPlace of Veterans Parkway Blog Entry:   

As harvest season is upon us we anticipate the beautiful transition of the leaves. Summer greens will soon turn into a wide array of warm colors. This is my favorite time of year to enjoy the scenery of Middle Tennessee. Here at StorPlace of Veterans Parkway, I am blessed with a grand view of the farm across the street and all of the many trees that line this storage facility property. This area of Murfreesboro is just one of the many places in Middle Tennessee to enjoy a country setting. If you also enjoy this type of scenery along with fall time outdoors, pumpkin patches, and hay rides, Middle Tennessee has a lot to offer. Just 13 minutes from our 1720 Veterans Parkway location you can reach Lucky Ladd Farms. This farm has plenty of Tennessee scenery to enjoy and fun for the whole family. Whether you are looking for a carving pumpkin to decorate with for the fall season or you are looking for some fresh produce to make you favorite fall time dishes, you can find it all right here in Middle Tennessee.

 

By: Heather Gordy

Fall is in the air in Tennessee

StorPlace of Hickory HollowLocal Fall Festivals

It’s that time of year again…the air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors and that means that it’s time for all the wonderful fall festivals! All of us at StorPlace Self Storage in Murfreesboro love attending the many different local festivals. Here is a list of some of the fall festivals that we at StorPlace of Barfield would recommend checking out:

Dickson County Smoke Fest

October 28-29

The first annual Dickson County Smoke Fest will include cooking competitions, entertainment and activities for all ages. For children, there will be a haunted house, a spooky derby, costume contests and a Kids Q Cook off.

Musicians Corner

August 6 – September 3

Every Saturday in August and one Saturday in September there will be free musical performances from 1:30-5:00pm at Centennial Park in Nashville. This year’s line-up includes Emmylou Harris, Holly Williams, Blind Boys of Alabama, The Sisterhood, as well as many more great acts. Also, starting at 12:00pm there will be pre-show activities as well as food and beverage trucks.

Greenway Art Festival

September 17

This event will be located on the Murfreesboro Greenway trail under the trees at Old Fort Park Trailhead from 10:00am – 4:00pm. There will be many different booths displaying original artwork for purchase (ie. oils, acrylics, watercolors, pottery, sculpture, jewelry). There will also be performances by local musicians, multiple food vendors, and children’s art activities.

Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

September 23-25

This craft fair will be held on the lawn of the Parthenon in Nashville on Friday and Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm. The fair will include a variety of high quality crafts, food vendors, children’s activities and demonstrations from the artisans. While shopping, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists, learn what inspires them and learn how to transform raw materials into crafts.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

September 24-25

The Pilgrimage festival, held at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, offers a diverse lineup of rock and roll, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie, and gospel artists. These performances will include some partly acoustic sets as well as some collaborations. Some of the headliners this year include Beck, Daryl Hall & John Oates, Jason Isbell, Grace Potter, Kacey Musgraves, Anderson East, and Brothers Osborne. The Little Pilgrims Stage will feature a line-up of talented young musicians. There will also be two locations for food and beverages; the Kitchen and Sippin’ stages and the Bazaar. The gates open at 10:00am each day.

Fall Fest at The Hermitage – Tennessee Craft Week

October 1-2

This festival, held at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, will include a variety of live music acts, handmade arts from regional artists, as well as local specialty foods and spirits. Admission is free this year! The hours of operation are Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Nashville Oktoberfest – Tennessee Craft Week

October 7-9

The Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest running festival and is held in the historic area of Germantown Nashville. The three day event features delicious food from Nashville’s best restaurants, craft beer from local brewers, music stages throughout the festival, arts and craft vendors, a 5K race, pet parade and more! This year’s festival hours are Friday Oct. 7 from 2:00pm-10pm, Saturday Oct. 8th from 10:00am-10:00pm and Sunday Oct. 9th from 10:00am-8:00pm.

Webb School Art & Craft Fair 39th Annual Webb School Art and Craft Show

October 15-16

This event, held in downtown Bell Buckle, will feature arts, crafts, and Artist demonstrations. There will also be over 500 other booths throughout town.

40th Annual Harvest Days

October 22

This event will be held in the Cannonsburgh Village of Murfreesboro. Some of the activities at this event include: old time demonstrations, storytelling, hayrides, cloggers and dancing, bluegrass music, antique auto show, blacksmith demonstration, craft fair and food vendors. The admission is free and the event will be held from 10:00am-4:00pm.

29th Annual Pumpkinfest

October 29

Located in Historic Downtown Franklin, this free festival will be held from 10:00am – 6:00pm. The festival will include three stages of live music, children’s activities, circus entertainment by a Nashville-based professional circus group called Beyond Wings, a costume contest (for children and pets), more than 80 arts and crafts booths and much more.

Joel Osteen once said, “Life is short. Don’t miss opportunities to spend time with people that you love.” Going to fall festivals is just one of the many ways to spend time with your family and friends. No matter where you go or what you do just remember to make time for those that matter the most.

Happy Fall from all of us at StorPlace Self Storage!

Fall Cleaning and College Storage Opportunities

Storage Solutions at StorPlace Self StorageWith summer winding down, the time for fall cleanup as well as moving your college students back to school are now upon us. In order to help accomplish both goals, StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue is here to help. By placing some of your summer items like patio furniture, pool equipment, landscaping tools and other summer items in a self-storage unit, you can free up valuable space around your home for fall and winter seasons. Similarly, self storage units are also great to store items that college students won’t be bringing to school this semester but will be needing in the future.

Fall Cleaning Self Storage Opportunities

StorPlace Self Storage has a variety of different options for you to choose from in storing your summer items both small and large when fall inevitably arrives. We have heated and cool climate controlled units that are available as well as a wide range of standard unit sizes. Our self storage unit sizes range from 5 x 5 to 10 x 40 which can help store any number of household items. Our smaller units are great for summer sports equipment, clothes or pool supplies. The larger self storage units we offer are also an excellent way to keep your patio table, chairs and umbrella protected during fall and the hard months of winter to follow.

College Storage Options During Fall 

Here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue we have parking spaces to store cars and other vehicles. If the college student in your family will not be bringing their car to campus, this is a great place to park that car until they need it again next summer. We also have several covered spaces as well which would protect against rain and snow while your student is away at school. We always recommend that your come look at the spaces before you rent, though, to make sure it will fit the needs of your car specifically. Our knowledge team can also help with any other items your college student will need to store during the school year as well.

Self-Storage Locations Near You

StorPlace Self-Storage has many convenient storage locations throughout Tennessee and Kentucky. Specifically, we offer storage units at our facilities in Bellevue, Downtown Nashville, Murfreesboro, Antioch, Bowling Green KY, Rivergate, Hickory Hollow, Hermitage, Franklin, Cool Springs, Hendersonville as well as Lebanon Pike. We have the self-storage solutions to fit your needs so stop by today and find out how we can help you save money and create the space your family deserves.