Holiday Storage at StorPlace Self Storage

StorPlace Self Storage of Hendersonville

It’s that time again! Time for all the hustling and bustling around to try to find the best gifts for your loved ones!  Then it hits you: “My house is a mess! Where am I going to put all these awesome gifts?  I certainly don’t want the children snooping before Santa arrives. What am I going to do?”  StorPlace Self Storage has the perfect solution for your gift or decoration storing needs.  Whether you need to move some items out of your home just for the Christmas season to make room for the tree, the presents, and the abundance of family members that will be staying with you, or you just need to keep those little peepers from seeing what you bought; StorPlace Self Storage can definitely help to keep your items safe and secure until the big day!

There are different size storage units to meet your different size needs. If you have lots of family coming over and need to un-clutter the house, our 5X10 or even 10X10 for those big, bulky items would be the perfect size for you.  Our bigger 10X10 storage unit is great for storing large or small furniture pieces. There is plenty of room for those boxes of extra “things” lying around.  They can also be used for freeing up some much-needed space in your home or apartment.  Our 5X10 is a nice size unit for storing holiday decorations at any time of the year.  It also comes in handy for those who need to store big Christmas gifts, such as bicycles, play-sets, outdoor toys, or any other large items that you might have trouble hiding at your house. This storage unit is also great for those who volunteer their time and need space to store those gifts going to different nonprofit organizations such as Toys for Tots, The Salvation Army, or the Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Christmas Child.  For those who are a little more modest with their shopping, StorPlace Self Storage has a cozy little 5X5 storage unit that is just big enough to hold those presents and goodies you want to give to your loved ones on Christmas day.

At StorPlace Self Storage, we strive to offer you the best service and storage for your needs.  Whether you are storing everyday items that can go in a standard drive-up unit or more sentimental, older items that need to be stored in a temperature-controlled unit, we have what you’re looking for.  With 16 different locations, you’re sure to find a StorPlace Self Storage near you for all your storage needs! Go online or give your nearest StorPlace Self Storage location a call today!

At StorPlace of Greenwood, It’s Beginning to Look….

StorPlace offers packing supplies

….a lot like Santa’s shipping department at the North Pole. Come to think of it, I’m not sure that I have ever seen their shipping department depicted in a movie or on television. Certainly, I have never read about it. Maybe they don’t have one! I guess that Santa and his elves rely on sleigh and reindeer for their deliveries. But at StorPlace Self Storage of Greenwood, folks are streaming in looking for just the right size box to ship their special gifts. This can be a rather simple match, but often is quite a task.

Earlier this week, a woman came in to the store with dimensions in hand. She was an artist, and had created a decorative candy cane. Unfortunately, the closest box we had to offer was a lamp box measuring only 12 inches across. Her candy cane needed over 15 inches in width, plus a few inches to allow packing material. Not to be discouraged, the elves…I mean staff… at StorPlace Self Storage went to work with a measuring tape to determine what kind of shipping box we could make for her. She appreciated this extra effort since the folks at the shipping outlet down the street would not help her. Well, they did offer her a ready-made box that was too big and very expensive to ship. Anyway, we suggested fashioning a box out of two lamp boxes.

With cutter in hand, we sliced off part of each box, allowing for the sides to slide together, forming a box 18 inches in width. After careful taping, the candy cane had ample room to be slid into the new box. Of course, a roll of bubble wrap that we sell provided just the right amount of cushioning for the trip ahead. The final task was to slightly extend the top end flap and create a new end with extra cardboard and tape. Finally, the box and item was ready to send. All it cost the woman was two lamp boxes and a roll of bubble wrap. We never charge for seasonal box creation! Unfortunately, she was not yet through with the shipping portion of her task and set off back to the shipping outlet. Still, she was pleased with how the box turned out and said she would recommend StorPlace Self Storage to anyone who needed a custom-made box!

So far, though still early in the Christmas shipping season, we have yet to encounter any of her referrals. We have sold mirror boxes to ship pictures in, many standard-sized boxes, and one wardrobe box that is to be used in a local play disguised as a fireplace! Such are the days in December at StorPlace Self Storage of Greenwood.

 

Storing Christmas Presents and Decorations in Self Storage

Christmas Decorations and Self StorageIf you have last-minute gifts to hide before you wrap them or put them under the tree come to StorPlace Self Storage. Some of our stores will give you a great deal on the smaller unit to hide your stuff. We prorate you in and prorate you out.

As you are taking down your Christmas decorations both inside and out come to StorPlace Self Storage to rent a storage unit and purchase boxes to put the stuff away in. Keep your wife or husband happy by getting a storage unit at one of our 16 Middle Tennessee StorPlace Self Storage locations to put all the decorations away in and keep them out-of-the-way for that spring cleaning that will be here in a flash.

Do you need a place to park the RV, Jet Skies, boat, or trailer? Stop in at StorPlace Self Storage and get a well-lit and secured parking space. All you need to bring is a valid ID, proof of insurance, the registration and the title/Bill of sale. If you want to place the RV, boat, jet ski or trailer stored inside a storage unit, we can make that happen as well. Just stop in and visit us at any of our StorPlace Self Storage locations.

Questions to Ask When Searching for a Self Storage Facility

StorPlace of Lebanon PikeWhen it comes to renting a self storage space, there can be a lot of things for you to consider.  First and foremost, you want to ask yourself what matters most to you.  Are you looking for the perfect location? Are you looking for the best price or who offers the best features and benefits? These are just few  of the many questions that you need to think about when you rent a self storage unit. If you want to de-clutter your home and you have excess stuff you want to tuck safely away somewhere, then the location of your self storage unit in proximity to your home may be on the top of your list of questions. If not, you may be in transition and you want to store closer to where you may be purchasing or renting your new home. Whatever the scenario may be, please, please, please do your research before you sign a self storage unit rental lease.

More good advice for folks looking for self-storage would be: “Don’t be blinded by a cheap price.” Remember, we get what we pay for and in the self storage business that statement is very true. A cheaper rate is not always the best value for your money. A few questions to ask when shopping for the perfect rate for you would be: Does the self-storage facility prorate the move in? Is the facility completely paved and fenced in? Do they offer coded access? Does the self-storage facility offer digital surveillance? What times can you access the facility?  Of course it doesn’t mean that you can’t find these few features at a cheap rate, you’ll just have to do your homework to get the best value and the best self storage experience you deserve. Also, be sure to visit the self-storage facilities. Look at the cleanliness of the facility and how friendly the staff is. A clean facility is a very good sign that the staff is happy and they enjoy what they do. A dirty facility is a huge red flag, so beware. Visiting different self-storage facilities also gives you the opportunity to compare apples to apples, so to speak.

Also, look for loading docks and flatbed carts to move your belongings in/out of your storage unit. They are a major plus and very helpful. So if you’re reading this, hopefully it will help you somewhat figure out your needs. StorPlace Self Storage has 16 locations in the Middle Tennessee area. Stop in to see how we can help you with your storage needs!

Storage Solutions

StorPlace Self StorageYour local StorPlace Self-Storage has the options you’re looking for when it comes to storage units. With 16 locations in and around Middle Tennessee, you can be sure to find a storage facility near you. Did you know StorPlace Self Storage has moving and packing supplies?  We have everything from boxes to tape to mattress covers. We have just about everything you can imagine to pack up a household or send a package in the mail. If we don’t have it in stock, our suppliers can have it within just a couple of days. So for those large projects you have planned for this coming winter, stop by the store, and we will be sure to set you up with everything you will need.

We are the newly built, self storage place in town.  We call ourselves StorPlace of Lebanon Pike.  We are the most recent addition to beautiful Middle Tennessee and we are still growing! This fall, we broke ground on our newest addition: a 4-floor heated and cooled storage building with top security and the most convenience on the market. This new site is conveniently located on the corner of Lebanon Pike (Highway 70) and Central Pike in the heart of Hermitage, TN. We are excited to be serving those in the Hermitage/Donelson area outside. Check out our innovative showroom where we have anything and everything one could possibly need when planning a move. The products we have for sale in our offices are of the highest quality.  Our goods come only from reputable vendors with histories of recommendations from other properties.

Besides the new renovations that StorPlace of Lebanon Pike is implementing, our customers can experience the convenience of online bill pay, after hours payment dropbox, automatic credit card billing, after hours call center, and emailed invoices. StorPlace Self Storage strives to make the storage experience easy and convenient for our customers, which is why we recently added even more moving carts and dollies to our building entrances to make your move easier! The StorPlace Self Storage mission is to provide an excellent storage solution to our customers in need by incorporating Christian values of integrity, honesty, respect for each other, hard work, innovativeness, conscientiousness, cheerfulness, and friendliness. Every day we strive to show these values in our stores to each and every customer who walks in. Perhaps this is why the majority of our business comes from our repeat customers and referrals! Take a look at our reviews, and you will see that our customers have been pleased with the results.

 

Winter Vehicle Preparedness

Prepare for winter drivingWinter is quickly approaching and now is the time to start preparing for the cold. We prepare our homes by changing air filters. We service our heating and cooling systems. We prepare ourselves by getting flu shots or buying the necessary winter clothing. We make plans for power outages and winter storms. We store food that can be prepared in ways other than on the stove or in the microwave. We have bottled water on hand. If you have a fire-place, you make sure there is enough wood for heat. The one thing we do not prepare is our vehicles.

We need to start that preparation just as you do all other things. There are a few things we may need to look at for preparing our vehicles for the winter months. First, complete a check of your vehicle’s safety items. If you are not sure what to look for take your vehicle to a certified mechanic to have an overall check completed.

  • Make sure your headlights/tail lights are working.
  • Check your emergency flashers.
  • Check your tires air pressure and tread wear, including your spare tire.
  • Visually check your windshield wipers.
  • Check your belts and hoses.
  • Check your fluid levels.

Here are some items to place into an emergency kit to keep in your vehicle in case of a break-down. Have a warm blanket to augment your car heater. Keep emergency roadside flares in your car. They are useful to warn oncoming traffic and also can assist in emergency crews locating you in case of a dire emergency. Keep a one gallon jug of water. This could aid in keeping you hydrated. Keep a good flashlight where you can reach it. If possible, place a shovel in your vehicle, just in case you need to dig yourself out. Try to keep your vehicle half full of gas at all times in case you get stranded and your engine can still run, you can use your car heater help keep you warm until help arrives. Place your emergency roadside assistance number in your contacts list of your cell phone, so you won’t have to search for it when you need it the most.

The most important part of winter driving is YOU. There is nothing more important than YOU being aware of your situation. Practice or talk about what should be done in case of a roadside emergency. Most of all, if you are in an emergency roadside situation stay calm.

Heated and Cooled Storage

StorPlace Self Storage of Hendersonville

 

With the cold weather just around the corner it is vital to store your goods in a safe place. That means the best way to keep your things safe from the weather is to put them in a heated and cooled unit. If this winter is anything like the last one, I would recommend using a temperature controlled unit. This will prevent any chance of your things being destroyed from the cold climate. StorPlace Self Storage is an easy and convenient way to protect your property. Self storage is an effective way of combating the seasonal items. It can provide more room in your house, or give you a place in your heart to know the things you treasure are safe and tucked away. Winter is too cold! And when dealing with our personal property it’s in our best interest to put them inside and away from the outside temperature. Self storage offers many solutions to whatever your storage needs are.

StorPlace Self Storage offers many different options for all your storage needs. The great thing is that it’s month-to-month. Therefore, you are not tied-down to long-term contracts. Who would want to be committed to a rental agreement anyways?  Standard units are also great for storing non-temperature sensitive items. These units are great for storing many household items such as toys, tools, and yard equipment. As I mentioned before, you have the option of storing in a heated and cooled unit or a standard unit. The standard units are convenient because you can pull right next to your unit and unload your items. StorPlace Self Storage offers a safe and secure place to store your belongings. We also have top-notch moving and packing merchandise in our state-of-the-art facilities. Come join us and put your trust in our hands. We will not let you down and we stand by our service by whatever steps necessary!

First impressions

First Impressions Count for Self Storage

 

Cleanliness, maintenance, and curb appeal are some of the most important factors of any business. By instinct, we usually are prone to go towards a clean, well-lit, safe looking environment. We then would responsively choose the same environment for protecting our belongings.

While keeping a self storage property clean may not stop a criminal, it does go a long way to deter their behavior. A criminal is looking for the exact opposite of the smart shopper. They are looking for an unlit and unkempt property so they are less likely to be caught in the act.

At StorPlace Self Storage, we take great pride in maintaining our properties to look and feel the best they can possibly be. We want our customers to know right from the start, they have chosen the right place.

We keep the grass, trees and shrubs all trimmed and neat, and make sure it is never out of control providing cover for criminal behavior.  It is important to our employees that “our neighborhood” is and feels safe for our customers.

To the criminal mind, a clean, well-kept and maintained facility is equated with security and a functioning camera system. StorPlace Self Storage staff takes many measure’s to deter and stop deplorable behavior; our high-tech security systems are just a part of the ensemble.

Good Lighting is essential. We keep our inside and outside bulbs glowing for everyone’s safety. When necessary, we install extra lighting to help in darker areas that could be hazardous. A well-lit property also makes the common thief uncomfortable.

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” as the old adage goes. Keeping our facilities clean and comfortable starts with us, sweeping and picking up trash as it happens. We hope our tenants will then follow suit and appreciate the look and feel of a clean property. We wouldn’t throw trash in our own front yards, so we hope the on site dumpsters and trash containers can help everyone work together keeping our neighborhood storage facility clean and well-kept for everyone.

StorPlace Self Storage prides itself on the cleanliness, curb appeal and the over-all look and feel or our facilities. We want our customers and employees to feel safe, well-tended and secure when they visit our locations.

After all, StorPlace Self Storage is your neighborhood storage facility!

 

Stress Free Fall Storage

Storing seasonal items in self storage

Store seasonal items in self storage

 

Unfortunately for all of us, “Fun in the Sun” is over. Our beautiful leaves are turning autumn colors, and will slowly fade away. For those of us who have children, like me, bringing in toys and all the summer outside play items, is a hassle. A lot of people do not have garages, so it becomes quite the game of Tetris, putting everything inside. Then the issue of the children thinking they can enjoy the large items inside the house arises, and chaos reigns.

So, instead of worry and confusion all winter long, why not consider renting a StorPlace Self Storage unit. For a reasonable price, you can store your outdoor items. This will relieve the stress and also makes more room for those holiday decorations in your home. Why have your spare bedroom filled with summer clutter, when you can make room for your family and friends to visit? As an employee of StorPlace Self-Storage, I have grown to understand the stress of having too many items, and not enough space!

For those who do have a garage, sometimes it becomes filled with so many seasonal items, there’s no room for your car, RV, or boat. Let StorPlace Self Storage offer the space you need. We have storage units of all sizes. So, bring your seasonal items to a safe, clean environment. We also offer heated and cooled units to help protect your belongings while in storage.We even have a full stock of merchandise needed for secure packing and moving, at 10% off for all tenants.

Don’t want to move your seasonal items because you want access to them now? StorPlace Self-Storage can offer you different options for parking your boat, RV, car, trailer, or even your motorcycle. We have different parking spaces as well as provide covered parking if needed. One of the greatest assets StorPlace Self Storage has to offer  is so many local locations, so you can have your storage needs filled close to home. StorPlace has 15 locations in the Nashville, and Murfreesboro area, and even one in Bowling Green, KY. With so many locations to offer, great pricing, availability, and smiling faces, how could you not take advantage of this stress free opportunity?

How to Store a Flat Screen TV

Storing Flat Screen TVs

 

Televisions (TV’s) present some of the biggest challenges when it is time to move or store. TV’s are often less sturdy, very thin, and sometimes can be the size of a couch or love seat. TV sets have “a face” of fragile glass that can be ruined by a scratch or too much pressure while picking it up to move it. The inside of the set is extremely complex and full of a variety of electronic components that is very vulnerable to temperature and humidity changes. Over the past few years, the designs of newer TV sets are often very wide and thin and often times do not fit in a standard moving box. TV sets are also very expensive, so it is important to transport and store one properly to keep it in the best condition possible. Below, you will find some tips to help you move and store your TV.

This first thing to do when moving the TV is to clean it properly. During this step, it is important to remove any dust that is built up on the screen or in the air vents in the back of the TV. The dust can be removed with a microfiber or cotton towel as well as using compressed air dust.  The removal of dust helps to prevent scratching, and clarity issues.

Secondly and most importantly is packing the TV to either store in a storage unit or in a moving truck. If you are one of the few people who still have the original box the TV came in, you are in luck. All you need to do is put the TV back in the plastic, add some packing peanuts to the box for more stability, tape the box and off you go. If you throw everything away like me, you will need a few supplies which can be found around your home or at a store. You will need to wrap the TV in a thick comforter or blanket and secure it with bungee cords or a rope. Do not use anything that has zippers or buttons that could possibly damage the TV.Make sure you remove the stand from the TV prior to putting in the box and lastly fill the box with packing peanuts for more stability.

Your third and final step is STORAGE! StorPlace of Hickory Hollow has heated and cooled units that can be used to store your TV as well as other items that are sensitive to temperature change. Using a temperature controlled unit lessens the constant fluctuations in temperature and humidity changes. It is also important to only store the TV upright; do not lay it flat, or in a position that would cause any pressure to the screen.

StorPlace Self Storage has a variety of unit sizes such as 5 x 10 or 10 x 10 heated and cooled units that can be used to store TV’s. We are open Monday-Saturday from 9-5:30pm and can be reached at 615-731-1331 if you have any questions or are in need of a unit.