CONSEJOS DE ALMACENAMIENTO DE INFORMACIÓN DE VACACIONES

La fiesta la temporada es una gran época del año. Cuando las festividades son todo puede ser un no tan grande del tiempo ubicar todas las decoraciones. Aquí, en StorPlace de Hickory Hollow Nashville nos gustaría ampliar 10 consejos para ayudarle a organizar y almacenar sus decoraciones de vacaciones que protegerá y hacer el año próximo mucho más fácil.

1.De mantener elementos juntos.

Si tienes un conjunto favorito para su manto de chimenea o una tabla gran configuración mantener todos esos elementos juntos en un cuadro o bin que faciliten su conjunto para el próximo año.

2.Poner  juntos un “organizador  de de festividades”.

Sólo hacer un pequeño bin que tiene todas las herramientas que necesita para configurar. Por ejemplo: tijeras, cortadores de alambre, cinta, pegamento, pacquete de baterías y algunos bombillas de reemplazo. Este paso poco te mantendrá desde corriendo buscando Estos artículos, ahorrando tiempo.

3. Claramente etiqueta. de

Sin embargo se ordenar sus decoraciones ya sea por habitación, tamaño, forma o tipo.Asegúrese de que etiquetar claramente cada cuadro. La mejor opción es usar plástico claro ubicaciones y deslizamiento un trozo de papel al final que puede leer. Voluntad de plástico bins ser mucho más robusto y mejor proteger sus decoraciones que cajas de cartón.

4.Los viento cables.

Tómese su tiempo para cuidadosamente el viento y enlazar a las luces de vacaciones. Entonces colocarlos en un cuadro claramente etiquetado (llevamos pequeñas, medianas, grandes y extra cajas grandes para su comodidad). Esto reducirá enormemente su frustración nivel del año próximo.

5.Ceñido hasta adornos.

Adornos planas pueden ser colocados en una caja con capas de papel de periódico (uno de nuestros muchos suministros de embalaje) entre. Adornos ronda caben perfectamente en sus cajas originales o usted puede comprar hizo especialmente cuadros de ornamento protectora.Si un ornamento es demasiado grande como un árbol topper puede tener a almacenarse por separado.

6.Reutilizables.

Comprar decoraciones reutilizables se realmente reducir su presupuesto de vacaciones en el largo ejecutar, así como ahorrar tiempo y esfuerzo. Guirnalda artificial, coronas y árboles incluso son mucho más económicas. Si se le olvida ese maravilloso olor de vacaciones que puede encontrar muchos ambientadores que llenarán el vacío. Almacenar Estos elementos en su cuadro original o en una caja especial de corona o árbol es mejor.

7. Ubicación de etiquetas.

¿Puede ‘ recordar dónde vaya? Antes de poner distancia decoraciones etiquetarles con donde vayan. Por ejemplo, la etiqueta vela pega “manto” o cinta “puerta perillas”.

8. Dónde poner todo???

Poner sus decoraciones en un lugar seco seguro. Storplace Self Storage es agradable porque obtiene una vez al año los elementos fuera de su hogar dejando más espacio para usted y su familia. Nuestras unidades vienen en una variedad de tamaños y tipos (como temperatura controlada).

9., , Escribirlo abajo o ajustar una imagen.

¿Como lo espera con sus decoraciones? Ajustar una foto y colóquelo en su decoración para que recuerdas para el próximo año. Si dispone de un partido de vacaciones anote las cosas que habría hecho de forma diferente (comprar más tazas o tía Jessica es vegetariano) así que no realice el mismo dos veces confunde!

10. Ahore .

Después de las vacaciones de temporada es el mejor momento para obtener enormes descuentos sobre decoraciones y contenedores de almacenamiento de información para el próximo año. Aprovechar este tiempo y guardar una tonelada!

Esperamos que aquí en Storplace que tuvo una temporada de estupendas vacaciones!

Come visit us at 5251 Mt. View Road, Nashville, TN 37013, or call us at 615-731-1331.

“When The Need Arises…….Call StorPlace” We Are Always There for You

Sara Beth was 22 years old, living in sunny Southern California with her parents.  She was unhappy with her job, unhappy with her boyfriend, and dreaded the idea of returning to school at the local community college in her hometown.  She never felt like she belonged there.  She always felt out of place with her long red hair, freckles, and her rugged cowboy boots.

Sara Beth decided to take a good look at what she wanted out of life.  She thought of the things she loved and the things she dreamed of.  She realized she was too young to just settle for anything.

One thing was certain.  Sara Beth had talent.  She had been singing since the age of six, she learned to play the piano at the age of eight, and was learning the guitar by the time she was 10.  She especially loved gospel and country music.  Sara Beth had been singing at her church every Sunday since she was 12, and has performed at all of the county fairs in Southern California.

After contemplating returning to college, she looked into colleges where she could pursue her love of country music Nashville, she wanted to be as close as she could to  Music City USA, Nashville, TN.

Sara Beth applied to Belmont University and to MTSU’s School of Music.  She was accepted at both, but MTSU’s School of Music was more affordable.   MTSU is located in Murfreesboro Nashville. After she received her letter of acceptance, there was only one thing left to do, pack up everything she owned and hit the road.  She gathered up every instrument she owned and every ounce of courage she had in her, and headed across the country to Murfreesboro, TN.

It was over a twenty-hour drive with all the stops and breaks she took.  She made the drive completely on her own, with Reba singing loudly through the U-Haul and plenty of caffeine in her Starbuck’s latte.  She hit the interstate vigorously and vowed never to return to Southern California.

Somewhere along the way, Sara Beth realized that the contents of her U-Haul would never fit into her dorm room at MTSU.  Therefore, before she could unload and fix up her room in the School of Music’s Poland Hall, she was going to have to decide on getting a storage unit to put most of her instruments and many of her boxes in.

After deciding it was to unsafe to research this idea while driving, she decided to wait until she reached Murfreesboro, TN to research the idea a little further and pick out  a storage unit.  She knew there had to be plenty in the area.

She arrived in Murfreesboro, TN at 9pm on a Sunday night.  Exhaustion had set in; hunger was approaching, and she hoped she had not made a big mistake.  She pulled into a Waffle House, with her laptop and her cell phone, and decided to eat a hot meal and find a storage unit so she could unload some of the stuff in this 27ft. truck.

Sara Beth searched for storage units in Murfreesboro, TN within a close distance to MTSU.  She found eight of them.  She was going to do a little price comparison but to her surprise, the first four facilities she called were closed and all she got was an answering machine.  Those were the ones closest to MTSU and it looks like they were crossed off the list.

Sara Beth finally got a hold of a real person who could help her.  The storage facility was fairly close to MTSU, and it was right next to Wal-Mart.

The storage consultant moved her right in over the phone, gave her the personal access code to get into the gate, and charged her for the month’s rent.  It all took less than 10 minutes.

Please come visit us at 310 N Thompson Lane, Murfreesboro, TN, or you can call us at 615-867-1117.

StorPlace Self Storage Explains Why a Helping Hand is Important

Being in the self storage industry, most of our clients come to us because of some type of drama.  Whether the drama is marriage, divorce, eviction, death, fire, or our most common drama, moving, people flock to self storage facilities when something important happens in their lives.  Sometimes this is a good thing that happens, like a new home, or a marriage combining households. Sometimes the situation is not so good,  and moving  to Nashville and storing belongings can be very stressful.  Whatever the reason or circumstance that someone comes into my office, I am always ready to help.  One would be surprised how often people come in to our facilities and just want to be listened to.  Everyone’s situation is different, and regardless of where our customers come from, we can relate to what they are going through.

Customer service is one of the favorite parts of my job, and I feel very fortunate to come in contact with all of our tenants. Each customer that comes in gets greeted with a smile, which is a very important step in a first impression.  Nobody wants to come in after having a bad day, and talk to someone who could care less about them or their situation.  This is what makes the managers at StorPlace Self Storage so different.  I can honestly say that each and every one of my coworkers are just as friendly as myself, they always have their ears open so they can listen to each tenant’s unique situation.

Recently, there was a fire at one of the apartment complexes across the street from our facility.  We called them once we heard the news and asked if we could help. As it turns out we could,  so we got them set up for a 10’x15’ storage unit that same day, free of charge.  We also donated 3 small and 3 medium boxes to each victim of the fire that stopped by our office,  so that way they could try and salvage what was left of their stuff.  News of our donation unit was shown on the major networks in Nashville, and we had donations coming in from all over.  The unit filled quickly with all kinds of items, including: toys, clothes, kitchen appliances and utensils, a TV and DVD player, and even a kitchen table.  The fact that these people who lost everything could just come right across the street to our facility and begin piecing their lives back together was a start in the right direction.

It doesn’t matter what the occasion, the golden rule is, “treat people the way you would want to be treated,” and in our field StorPlace is definitely taking that rule to heart.  We try our hardest to keep our units and our property clean, well lit, and safe. We also take pride in our excellent customer service. Whether it is taking water out to a tenant working in their unit on a hot day, or making sure the light bulbs in the hallway by your unit are in good working order, we are always here to help.  Whether you need storage, a moving truck, or any moving supplies, we will be happy to assist you!  Stop by your local StorPlace facility to meet any of our outstanding managers and staff  and see exactly what I’m talking about!

Please come visit us at 7332 Tolbert Rd, Nashville, TN 37209, or you can call us at 615-356-3600.

Storplace Self Storage and Soles 4 Souls Help the Little Children in Need of Shoes.

Shoes are distributed all over the world from Alabama to Afghanistan. It doesn’t stop there. Shoes have been spread to: Sudan, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tobago, Togo, Trinidad, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Venezuela, Virgin Islands, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Imagine the impact we are making in the world. Children filled with joy at receiving their first pair of shoes. Just one example of how we bless the children. The shoes were distributed on Monday, March 31, 2009, at A.P. Tureaud Elementary (Grades Pre-K to 6) in New Orleans, LA.  This school is an inner-city school in the 7th Ward of New Orleans.  88% of the student body eats free lunch.
The principal and staff of the school stated that “This was big deal for the students.”
While sizing the students, we found that many of them did not have socks and some of them who did had huge holes in them.
As one excited student, we overheard him say that this helped them to get “church” shoes. Another stated that she would have shoes to wear for graduation.
While walking on the sidewalk another little girl called out to her mother, who was also walking outside the fence…”Mom, I got new shoes!”
As you can see, the impact of this shoe distribution was astronomical.
Another example of blessing the children was the distribution that was conducted on April 21, 2009, to over 50 children who live in surrounding villages here in Khowst Province, Afghanistan.  This province is located in Eastern Afghanistan right along the Pakistani border.  The drop went very well and the children were ecstatic with their new shoes.

Shoes are a basic necessity that most of us take for granted daily. A majority of the world does not have one adequate pair of shoes, while Americans have an abundance of footwear sitting idle in our closets.  Our selflessness of simply cleaning out our closets can make a significant difference in the quality of life of child in need. For us, comfort and style are the primary reasons for the footwear we select. For that little one without shoes, the healthcare benefits are the most urgent reason footwear is so desperately needed. A quality pair of shoes protects their small foot from scrapes, cuts, and contaminants that lead to potentially serious healthcare issues. Soles4Souls along with its many distribution partners are working “around the corner and around the world” to make a difference with the gift of shoes. Soles 4 Souls are presently working in over 45 states and 125 countries. See how your shoes could make a difference in our own back yard as well as globally.

StorPlace Self Storage has generously donated a storage unit to this wonderful cause, which not only houses the shoes, but also gives the workers a place to assemble the packages for the various countries. StorPlace Self Storage is located throughout Middle Tennessee Nashville and also in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Soles4Souls is a Nashville-based charity that collects shoes from the warehouses of footwear companies and the closets of people like you. The charity distributes these shoes free of charge to people in need, regardless of race, religion, class, or any other criteria. Since 2005, Soles4Souls has given away over 5.5 million pairs of new and gently worn shoes (currently donating one pair every 9 seconds.) The shoes have been distributed to people in over 125 countries, including Kenya, Thailand, Nepal and the United States.  Soles4Souls has been featured in Runner’s World, Ladies’ Home Journal, National Geographic’s Green Guide and The New York Times.  It has appeared on CBS, ABC, NBC, FOX, BBC, CNN and thousands of regional news outlets across North America. Soles4Souls is a 501(c)(3) recognized by the IRS and donating parties are eligible for tax advantages. Anyone can join our cause, and we need your help. Visit http://www.giveshoes.org.

Please come visit us at 1628 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42104, or you can call us at 270-842-0986.

StorPlace Self Storage Provides Practical Tips on How to Best Use Self Storage

The first step is to get organized:

Identify the items that you are going to be storing. Buy storage  boxes and packing supplies such as tape and bubble wrap, packing peanuts and furniture covers ahead of time to make packing and storing less stressful. Smaller boxes should be used to pack heavier, denser items so that you don’t over pack. Do not pack any box heavier than you can carry easily. Remember- that you’re going to be moving these boxes and you don’t want to break your back. StorPlace Self Storage carries boxes in several different sizes as well as commonly used packing supplies such as tape, furniture covers, bubble wrap.  It is important to use boxes and not plastic bags to store your belongings. Boxes when packed properly are sturdier than bags .Also, they are stackable, taking up less floor space that can be used for bigger furniture items. Also, plastic bags can trap humidity and cause mildew to grow on the items inside.  Another good tip is to overestimate the amount of tape you will need. Nothing is more frustrating than running out of tape and having to make a run to the store for more just as you get into the groove of packing moving boxes. While you don’t want to over pack your boxes with weight, use packing material or peanuts to fill in empty space to keep the contents from shifting and bumping against each other; particularly if the box contains breakable items.  If you are storing clothes, consider purchasing a wardrobe box that includes a hanging rod at the top. StorPlace keeps wardrobe boxes in stock for purchase. Lastly, be sure to label all your boxes specifically. If you need to find something later that you’ve packed up, you’ll save yourself a lot of frustration and time if you can go directly to the box you need because it was labeled appropriately.

Second step is to choose the right size unit:

This is where your storage expert at StorPlace Self Storage will be an invaluable help. The storage consultant will ask about what large furniture items will be stored and will also help determine whether or not a climate controlled unit is needed. Be straightforward about how much you are going to store. If you are storing the entire contents of a 2,500 square foot house, don’t expect to be able to fit that into a storage unit size meant for storing a studio apartment. However, nobody wants to pay for space that isn’t going be used.

Third Step: Maximize the Space

Here are some tips for maximizing space. Take advantage of the height of the unit. You may want to purchase a shelf Nashville to stack items to utilize the height of the storage unit.. Consider propping up your sofa or loveseat up on its arm so that it stands vertically instead of taking up valuable floor area. You can also turn your loveseat upside down and place it on top of the longer sofa where the cushions from each are facing each other. When storing a washer and dryer, the much lighter dryer can be placed on top of the washing machine. All large furniture items that can be disassembled easily should be. This could include bed frames, kitchen or dining room tables.  If you cannot dissemble a large table , then drape the top with a blanket or plastic wrap and set chairs on top of the table. Chairs can also be stacked on top of each other cushion-to cushion.

Finally it is time to move in:

When moving in to your unit, be sure to utilize every advantage to make your move as easy as possible. Many StorPlace Self Storage properties have loading docks that tenants can use to make loading and unloading easier. Every StorPlace Self Storage property has either flat bed dollies or hand trucks located throughout the property. Use these tools to load in boxes and furniture and save your back a trip to the chiropractor. Place the largest, heaviest items in the back of the unit. These things would include televisions, refrigerators, freezers, washers and dryers. You won’t need to access these items while they are being stored .Plus, it keeps the things you might need within easier reach. Boxes or items that may possibly need to be accessed while you’re using storage should be placed near the front of the unit and make sure those boxes are well labeled.

Please come visit us at 5251 Mt. View Road, Antioch, TN 37013, or you can call us at 615-731-1331.

StorPlace Self Storage Provides Storage Tips for 2010:

How to Pack for using Self Storage

Many people are finding that self storage is necessary as they downsize and move to smaller living spaces to save money during the downturn in the current economy. Packing possessions correctly for storage is extremely important to avoid damage while they are being stored or as they are moved from your home to the storage unit. StorPlace offers many unit sizes to help fit your budgeting and storage needs.

Reasons for Choosing Self Storage

There may be a variety of reasons that you choose to use a self storage, and each will differ according to individual circumstance. However, regardless of the reason, a storage unit provides a quick and practical solution for the storage needs of many people.

Tips for Using Self Storage

If you are putting personal or household items into self storage, there are a few tips you may want to keep in mind.  Different materials react differently to the heat, cold and passage of time as you store items.  Ask your StorPlace Self Storage manager about heat and cooled storage units.

Downsizing and Self Storage

Many individuals are currently finding themselves in the position of needing to downsize and move into smaller living spaces or make room for family or others to move into their home. The result either way is that self storage has become a popular way to place possessions in safekeeping.

Packing Efficiently for Self Storage

When you rent a self storage unit, you basically pay for the unit by the square foot. Therefore, you want to be as efficient as possible in packing items to put into the self storage facility and you want to be efficient as you pack things into the storage unit.  StorPlace carries a wide variety of packing boxes, from small to wardrobe boxes for clothing.  Also available are items such as tape, rope, bubble wrap, and shrink wrap.  Glasses and dishes can be tucked away safely in special dishpack boxes with dividers.

Long Term Storage Tips

There are many reasons why you might find yourself needing to place possessions in long term storage. For example, you may be moving out Country Music Nashville and not sure if you will stay in your new location. You may want to save yourself the expense of moving until you are settled in your new area. Or you may have moved to a much smaller residence and know that you will not be able to move back into a larger residence for some time. Alternatively, you may want a storage facility for an item like an RV, trailer or boat, which need to be stored for months at a time.

Checking Out Long Term Storage

There are many who are opting to move out of their rather large homes and into smaller ones. Unfortunately, some of these people are finding themselves with no choice but to downsize. It does not really matter what the situation is, what matters is what they are going to do with the items in their homes that they are not going to be able to fit into their new home. This is where many start looking at the possibilities of long-term storage for their furniture, extra clothing, various other household items, and in many cases boats, RVs, and vehicles.

Please come visit us at 2360 Gallatin Road, Madison, TN 37115, or you can call us at 615-851-2500.

StorPlace Self Storage Provides Tips on How To Properly Pack Your Items When Moving Part I

Many people do not think about the proper way to pack their  belongings when they are moving. Most people are just in a hurry to get it done and don’t do much planning. So today you are going to get a few tips on moving and packing.

Let’s start with the kitchen. The best items to start with in the kitchen are the glasses and plates. This should not have to be said but you never know. Please make sure your dishes and glasses are very clean before you pack them especially if you are going to be storing these items in a storage unit or storage closet or garage. First things first , go to StorPlace Self Storage and pick up a kitchen box kit that includes 10 small boxes ,7 medium moving boxes 25 feet of bubble wrap and a 10 pound bundle of news print(without print). This will get you moving in the right direction no pun intended. You may also want to pick up a dish packing kit and a glass packing kit. These two kits will fit into the small boxes that are included in the kitchen kit so no need to buy any extra boxes unless you want to pick up a few large boxes for large kitchen appliances. So again starting with the glasses, you will notice that the glass packing kit has some small foam inserts. Put your glasses one at a time into the foam inserts and the put them neatly in the cardboard grid that comes with the glass packing kit that goes in the small box. Make sure to fill up this box all the way to the top so if you have small glasses or if you don’t have enough glasses to fill up the kit completely then use the newsprint that came with the Kitchen box kit to fill the empty space left in the small box. If you do not fill the box completely ,then it can case to box to collapse during the move or during storage. Repeat these steps for the dish kit as it works the same way as the glass packing kit. If you have any of the foam inserts left after you finish the kitchen , make sure you hold onto them because they can become very useful for small knick knacks and for screws to furniture etc. later in your move.

Now once you have finished your glasses and dishes, let’s start on the pots and pans. Again a reminder to make sure that the pots and pans are extremely clean before you pack them. Start with the medium size box and put your biggest pots first and then put a layer of newsprint on top of the pot and then put the next size smaller pot inside of the bigger pot. You will have lots of extra space in this box so try putting some smaller odd ball items that are in your kitchen in this box to fill in the empty space. After you get this box full then fill up any small gaps with the newsprint and then tape up the box.

Next let’s move to the kitchen appliances.  The coffee maker is the probably one of the most important item in the kitchen (at least it is to a lot of people); so get a medium box, take the coffee make and pull out the coffee pot and wad up some newsprint and fill the coffee pot as full as you can and the wrap the coffee pot with bubble wrap(included in the kitchen box kit) and then place in back into the coffee maker if possible and then wrap the coffee maker with bubble wrap and place in into the box and again fill up the rest of the box with small items and newsprint and tape it up.

The next rooms we will be working with are  the living room and den. These rooms will be covered in the next blog. Please come visit us at 1615 Charlotte Road, Nashville, TN 37203, or you can call us at 615-321-0400.

2010 Self Storage Resolution for Management

“The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the owner somewhat higher” Thomas Henry Huxley

With another New Year approaching, there is no better time than the present to take a look at your self storage facility with a critical eye. As you examine your business, think about what is working for you and what you can improve on.  After you have thoroughly analyzed your situation, make a plan to resolve any problems you may find. Remember you may not be able to correct every issue before 2011, but you will have a head start just by having a clear understanding of your facilities strengths and weaknesses. I have found the best place to start is with self examination. Yes, the area that will make the largest impact on your facility starts with the manager. Listed below are some ideas that may help improve skills as a self storage manager.

They are as follows:

1. Learn to be a proactive learner.

The New Year is a great time to improve your offensive game. If you know something is likely to escalate, like a perpetually icy patch of sidewalk or a customer who is always late, look for solutions right away. Take the initiative before a problem develops.

2. Always put yourself in your customers’ shoes.

Self storage managers are constantly faced with customers who are dealing with emotionally charged, stressful situations. Try to keep this in mind and cut your customers some slack if they are a little out of sorts or even rude. We all know what it’s like to be stressed out. People in Music City Nashville are always responsive to this approach.

3. Write down and track your professional goals.

Whether you want to increase your facility’s retail sales or improve occupancy at your site, set some specific self storage related goals.

4. Make professional contacts.

Join groups like the Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau—they can be great resources for networking. Talk to managers at competing self storage facilities, too. They may be able to send customers your way when they do not have the specific products or unit sizes available to serve these clients themselves.

5. Set a specific goal for each day.

Big goals are often reached after completing a series of smaller steps. Daily goals are easy to set and are especially satisfying as you check them off at the end of the business day.

6. Strive to become a better listener.

One of the easiest steps in improving your listening skills starts by resolving to listen more than you talk. Your customers will appreciate your attentiveness and may reward your listening efforts with a referral or two. You’ll be surprised at what you can learn when you stop and listen!

7. Invest in yourself.

Do you want to move up the corporate ladder at your self storage company? Maybe you’d like to become a Certified Self Storage Manager (CSSM)? Find out what steps you need to take and make a list to follow. Then, check off your progress everyday as you move closer to meeting your goals.

8. Do something just for yourself each day.

Since you can’t be a great self storage manager if you’re all business all the time, resolve to take a little time for yourself each day. Read a book, talk with a friend, or take a moment to laugh at the end of the day—you’ll be a better self storage manager for it!

Storplace Self Storage, located in Antioch Nashville, on Old Hickory Blvd. near Nolensville Rd. at 14985 Old Hickory Blvd. Nashville, TN 37211 is open 9:00AM to 5:30 Monday –Friday and 8:00 AM-4:30PM on Saturday. Please feel free to come by for a tour of the facility or call (615)832-3388

New Year Storage Tips

The new year is a great time of year to turn over a new leaf and get some things done that you have been meaning to get around to all year. When the festivities are all over,  it can be a not so great time putting all the decorations away. Here at StorPlace of Murfreesboro Road  in Middle Tennessee Nashville they would like to extend 10 tips to help you organize and store your holiday decorations that will protect them  and make next year that much easier. These tips will also aid you in clearing out your home, garage, attic and shed during the cold winter months and to dispose of unwanted items and more efficiently organize what things are where.

1. Keep items together.

If you have a favorite set up for your fireplace mantle or a great table, setting keep all of those items together in one box or bin to ease your set up for next year.
2. Put together a “Holiday Tool Kit”.

Just make a small bin that has all the tools you need to set up. For example: scissors, wire cutters, tape, glue, pack of batteries, and some replacement light bulbs. This little step will keep you from running around looking for these items, thus saving time.

3. Clearly label.

However you sort your decorations whether by room, size, shape or type, make sure you clearly label each box. The best option is to use clear plastic bins and slip a piece of paper in the end that you can read. Plastic bins will be much more sturdy and better protect your decorations than cardboard boxes.

4. Wind those wires.

Take the time to carefully wind and bind up your holiday lights. Then place them in a clearly labeled box (we carry small, medium, large and extra large boxes for your convenience). This will greatly reduce your frustration level next year.

5. Wrap up ornaments.

Flat ornaments can be placed in a box with layers of newsprint (one of our many packing supplies) in between. We also have every size of storage boxes. Round ornaments will fit nicely back in their original boxes or you can buy specially made protective ornament boxes. If an ornament is too large such as a tree topper, it may have to be stored separately.

6. Reusable.

Buying reusable decorations will really cut down on your holiday budget in the long run as well as save you time and effort. Artificial garland, wreaths, and even trees are much more economical. If you miss that wonderful holiday smell you can find many air fresheners that will fill the void. Storing these items in their original box or a special wreath or tree box is best.

7. Label location.

Can’ remember where it goes? Before you put away decorations tag them with where they go. For example, label candle sticks “mantle” or ribbon “door knobs”.

8. Where to put it all???

Put your decorations in a safe dry place. StorPlace Self Storage is nice because it gets those once a year items out of your home leaving more room for you and your family. Our units come in a variety of sizes from storage closets to  every size you could possibly imagine and types (such as temperature controlled). Search www.storplaceselfstorage.com and you will find the perfect storage solution.

9. Write it down or snap a picture.

Like the way your decorations looked? Snap a photo and place it in with your decorations so that you remember for next year. If you had a holiday party write down the things you would have done differently (buy more cups or Aunt Jessica is a vegetarian) that way you won’t make the same mistakes twice!

10. SAVE.

After the holiday season is the best time to get huge discounts on decorations and storage containers for next year. Take advantage of this time and save a ton!

Please come visit us at 2156 Murfreesboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37217, or you can call us at 615-361-1000.

The Advantages of Storing with StorPlace Self Storage

As times are getting more and more financially difficult for most of us, we are considering ways to try to save even more money.  For some of us, that means moving into smaller Nashville homes.  The only question left when doing so, is “What do I do with all this extra stuff that I don’t have room for?”

Moving  , even with movers Nashville, is a very stressful event in the life cycle of a family. Even though the reason may be a positive one, it requires so much planning, ingenuity, and down right hard work.

If someone has never used self storage before, it is difficult to know what size unit would best fit their needs. Here are some guidelines.  A 5 X 5 is about the size of a small storage closet. This unit can hold a chest of drawers, or a desk, or about 50 boxes.  A 5 X 10 is about like a walk in closet and is big enough for furnishings from a typical office suite or a couch, chair, and mattress set or can hold about 100 file boxes.  A 10 X 10 is the most popular size unit and can hold the contents of a one bedroom apartment including appliances or two office suites and/or has the capacity of 500 file boxes. The 10 X 15 can hold the contents of a two bedroom apartment and is big enough to hold building materials, and/or motorized equipment. The 10 X 20 is ideal for furnishings from a smaller home, or a car, truck, or construction equipment. The next size is the 10 x 25 and is about the same size as a standard garage. This unit will hold the contents of a small home, or a vehicle. Businesses can store retail inventory, construction materials, and office files. The next size is a 10 X 30 and can fit the contents of a three bedroom home, or a business can use this space as a construction or retail mini warehouse site.

We also have heated and cooled units for those of you who have antiques, old photos or electronics.  We also have any type of packing supplies you may need.  We have lots of different size boxes, from small cube boxes to large wardrobe boxes.  Also, we have  bubble wrap, mattress covers, couch and chair covers and much, much more.  Whatever your need, we have the solution.

Just pick up the phone and dial 1-877-4STORPL or visit us online at www.storplaceselfstorage.com.  All of our staff are very knowledgeable and friendly and are eager to help.  There are 10 (soon to be 11) stores conveniently located near you in the Middle Tennessee area.

Each of our stores has enclosed gating, and has state of the art 24 hour surveillance 7 days a week.  You can feel safe and secure while you are here and your belongings will be just as safe and secure. 

If you are getting your house ready to sell, you may want to consider storing some of your personal items, such as family portraits hanging on your walls or those cute little  keepsakes ‘ you have displayed all throughout the house.  The less personalized your house is, the better chances are of getting it sold.

Maybe you are not selling your house and you may just want to make more room.  What ever is creating your need for storage, we can help and at an affordable rate.  And just so you don’t have to worry about stopping in every month to pay your rent, you can sign up for convenient e-billing.  Simply go to our web site and sign up.  It is that simple.  You can also have your credit card billed automatically each month.   We also offer insurance with no deductible for those of you whose home  owner’s or renter insurance will not cover your belongings while in storage at an affordable price. Please come visit us at 2360 Gallatin Road, Madison, TN 37115, or you can call us at 615-851-2500.