It’s That time of Year Again

Every year around this time there is an excitement in the air. The excitement of all the snow melting away, all the trees turning green again, and the weather being much nicer! This is a great time of year to get rid of the winter blahs, purge all those items from the coldest season of the year and get ready for a fresh start. Yes, it’s that time of year known as spring cleaning! Spring is a very busy time for us in the self storage industry, the weather gets warmer, and people just want to be outside. Even a project like cleaning the garage can be fun when the temperature is nice and the flowers are blooming. Why not get a jump on Spring and get ready to make a fresh start today!
Many people want a fresh start when they do their spring cleaning, which is why we get more activity here at StorPlace of Old Hickory Blvd. when the weather starts warming up. People are cleaning out the winter clothes and heavy jackets out of their closets, but don’t have anywhere to put them. Christmas decorations are still cluttering up the garage, so why not move them into an off-site storage facility where they will stay out of the way?
A small storage closet like a 5’x5’ or even a 5’x10’ can go a long way when it comes to de-cluttering and spring cleaning. At StorPlace, our ceilings are at least 8 feet tall in all of our spaces, so if you utilize space by stacking, you would be surprised how much can fit into one of these smaller units. Always make sure to put the less frequently used items in the back of the unit, and the ones you will need more often in the front. You also want to make sure you put the heavier items on the bottom, as opposed to stacking them on top of lighter ones.
It is also good to know that here at StorPlace we keep our prices competitive with our local competitors. This truly insures you are getting good value for your money. Remember, cheaper isn’t always better when it comes to storing your goods; you want to be able to pick them up in the same condition you left them. To insure you will find the goods in the same condition, you need to buy some good and sturdy moving boxes.
Here at StorPlace we offer a full line of boxes and packing supplies, we have a wardrobe box with a hanging bar that will accommodate even the heaviest winter jackets. A lot of customers use the bottom of the wardrobe box for clothes, and hang the more important items on the hanging bar. The box is priced at $11.99, and you can use it over and over again each year to alternate your summer/winter wardrobes. Along with the wardrobe boxes and basic storage boxes we also carry mattress covers, tape, shrink wrap, etc.
If you are planning on doing some spring cleaning, and need some boxes or storage space, even if it is only for a month, contact StorPlace Self Storage. We have 13 convenient locations to suit your needs. Think of how much better you will feel with all of the clutter out of the house!
Come see us at Old Hickory Blvd or call us at 615-832-3388

Self Storage Tips on How to Use Self-Storage

When storing there are many factors to consider so do your research. Choosing the right packing supplies is a very important starting with boxes and tape. Next choosing the right location for storing your goods is very important. Finally choosing the right storage unit for your storing need is the most important thing to consider. Hopefully this guide will help you make an informed decision on all your self-storage needs.
First thing in storing is packing your personal goods. Boxes are the easiest and most convenient way to pack. Many people have the notion that the bigger the box the better, not always the case. When selecting boxes think about what you are storing and who will be moving it. Starting with small storage boxes which are great for heavier items such as books and dishes, these type items can get heavy very quickly. On to larger boxes which are great for storing lighter items such as towels, blankets, and comforters. Also many places such as StorPlace offer many specialized boxes like mirror boxes which are great for storing mirrors or paintings. Remember when using boxes to properly secure them with tape and filler material like bubble wrap and foam peanuts for extra security.
When storing your personal belongings in self-storage, location is always very important to consider. A secure and conveniently located storage facility is always a plus. Say you are moving to a new town, it is best if you find a storage facility closer to where you will be moving instead of one across town. The more convenient a location is to where you live the easier it is to access your personal goods. StorPlace Self-Storage has 12 conveniently located and secure storage facilities in Middle Tennessee Nashville ready to accommodate all your storage needs. Location is a convenience when dealing with self-storage.
Once you have packed your belongings, and determined the right self-storage location for your storing needs you must select an appropriate storage unit. Storage units come in many different sizes, and with many different features. Selecting the right storage unit for your belongings sometime requires a little extra insight. The storage professionals such as the ones at StorPlace can provide the insight and help determine the storage unit that will best serve you. Do you require a small or large unit, a drive up unit, or maybe a heated and cooled unit, just a few of the questions that a property manager can assist you with. Your personal belonging are very important, you take great care of them, choosing a storage unit should be no different take the same care when selecting your self-storage unit.
There is no unimportant part of self-storage. Starting with proper packing supplies such as boxes and tape, choose the correct materials necessary for the job ahead. Another very important part of storing with self-storage is find a location that suits you best, a location down the road is better than across town. Finally select the right unit for your storage needs, if you don’t know ask. A storage professional will help you determine what type of unit would benefit you the most and if that unit will be enough or not enough for your storing needs.
Come visit us at 1615 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 or you can call us at 615-369-2266.