Storage, but Why?


Needs for self storage varies from person to person

 

 

Why do people need storage?  This is one of the most common questions that we, in the storage industry, try to answer and better understand.  Working in this industry for almost 7 years has taught me you can never know enough about your customer base and their needs. The reasons people need storage are vast and varied, and we still have things pop up that we have never heard before.

Most people looking for storage have common reasons for needing some space. Reasons like remodeling, moving, downsizing, marriage, divorce, and business needs. We also have a high number of college students that need a place to store dorm room belongings over the summer. There are also some not-so-common reasons, like someone who wants to use their unit as an office space or use it for band practice. Unfortunately, we are not in the business of renting offices or band practice space!

The most bizarre reason for needing storage I have encountered was regarding a court case.  They needed a storage unit for an unspecified amount of time to store an inflated raft that was an integral part of the court case.  Being that it was part of the case, the raft would’ve had to stay inflated inside the unit until the courts needed it, or the trial was over.  They never ended up renting the space, but this just goes to show how random our customer needs can be! Of course, if they did rent the space, we would’ve gladly accommodated them.

Regardless of the reasons for needing it, self-storage has grown greatly in popularity in the past few years. It seems like there is a facility on every corner! Now that we’ve discussed some reasons you may need storage, here is how you can get the most for your money! StorPlace Self Storage has 16 convenient locations across Middle Tennessee and Kentucky.  Our knowledgeable storage experts can assist you in almost every aspect of your move!  Stop by any of our locations and our friendly, professional storage managers will help you determine the best size storage unit for your needs, along with showing you our full line of packing and moving supplies.  So whether you are a business owner, homeowner, renter, a student, or even if you just need some boxes, StorPlace Self Storage is happy to help with any storage need you may have!

Support Our Troops

Thank you to our military-StorPlace Self Storage

 

StorPlace Self Storage is big supporters of our United States Military. Many of us, including myself, have friends and family in the military. My brother is in the United States Military, as are other employee’s family member, which means that the appreciation for our service men and women is very important to us as employee’s, and is also very important to this company. We offer a 10% military discount to all active duty service members. We have many active military members, as well as veterans, storing with us and we are always happy to give them the service they need and deserve. Whether they are being deployed overseas or going off for training, we have the privilege of helping meet their storage needs until their safe return. I am always happy to meet someone who is serving or has served in the U.S. military. I like hearing about their experiences and talking to them about my family and the friends who are proudly serving our country. StorPlace Self Storage does its part in offering its services and support to our military service men and women.

If you want to find out what you can do to take part in supporting our troops and veterans visit some of the following sites: Operation Gratitude is an organization that puts together care packages to be sent to our troops overseas. They have sent over 1 million care packages to date. Talking to my brother after his tour in Afghanistan, I know how important it was to him every time he got a care package. Not only does it give them some of the essential  day-to-day items, it also shows them how many people back home that are thinking of them every day. Wounded Warrior Project is an organization working to aid all those injured in combat. They work to help meet the needs of every single member of our military. They have brought aid to thousands of our troops and continue to make a difference in the lives of many veterans and their families every day. To all of the current military service men and women and to all of our veterans, we say thank you for your service.

El Clima de Invierno Ayes

Winter Weather Woes

 

 

Con el clima tan frío y sombrío, a veces tenemos lo que yo llamo “el invierno tiempo males”. Cuando esto sucede, la mejor cosa de hacer es mantener ocupado. Ahora es un buen momento para empezar  arreglar todas las cosas que desea almacenar. De alguna manera he acumulado mucho este invierno mi garaje y ático está lleno, así que mi única opción es ponerlo todo en almacenamiento para su custodia. Mi primer paso será hacer un inventario de todo lo que quiero para almacenar. No soy bueno con notas mentales así lo puse todo en el papel. A continuación, haré una lista de todos los suministros de embalaje y cajas que voy a necesitar. FYI: StorPlace de Murfreesboro Rd. en el Sur de Nashville tiene todo lo que puedas imaginar cuando se trata de movimiento y suministros de embalaje. Lo que más me gusta es el hecho de que tienen un tamaño de la caja para adaptarse a casi todo. Tienen cajas para lámparas, electrónica, ropa y platos, sólo nombrar unos pocos. También puede obtener cualquier tipo de suministros de embalaje allí. Si llamas adelante el Gerente de la tienda será más feliz que prepare su pedido para que todo lo que tienes que hacer es venir a recogerlo. Puedes incluso pagar sus cajas por teléfono con su tarjeta de crédito o débito. Si sientes que necesitas una unidad que es calentada y enfriado por StorPlace de Murfreesboro Rd. Seguramente puede acomodar. StorPlace cuenta con unidades que van desde el tamaño de una caminata en armario a unidades del tamaño de un almacén. Todo lo que queda por hacer ahora es hacer la llamada o tomar el corto trayecto en coche a tu vecindario StorPlace. Tienen dieciséis lugares convenientes. Personalmente me gusta visitar su página web. Puedes ver el inventario de almacenamiento de información en línea y compruebe hacia fuera el dinero ahorrando especiales. Así que no dejes que los Winter Weather Woes bajarte, levántate y date prisa hasta tu barrio StorPlace de Murfreesboro Rd. en el Sur de Nashville.

 

Beware Of the FLU

It's flu season

 

Now that the Flu Season is upon us, remember to get your Flu shot .People of all ages can get the Flu. Children and the elderly, as well as people with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to getting the influenza virus. Cold weather obligates us to be in closed environments more frequently and for longer periods of time in close contact with other people.  This can cause us to contract air-born viruses more easily.  If a person with the flu sneezes or coughs, the virus is then released into the air and onto any object around them, including whatever the person touches. When someone else breathes in those droplets or touches any object that has the flu virus on it, then touches their nose, mouth or eyes, the virus will spread. The flu virus can be spread from 1 day before symptoms appear to 5 days after becoming sick. This means that the Flu can be spread before the person even knows they have it.  In Middle Tennessee the Flu virus is at its peak in January and February so beware.

If you experience the sudden onset of fever, body aches, chills, extreme tiredness, or headaches contact or got to see your health care provider as soon as symptoms develop. Now, what should you do if you have the Flu? Stay hydrated, sleep or rest as much as possible. Eat when you feel hungry, but is most important to stay hydrated. The flu is highly contagious and you should avoid other people until you are feeling better.

Since life keeps going even when you’re sick at home. StorPlace Self Storage of Hickory Hollow, located in Antioch Tennessee, strives to keep your storage needs at your fingertips, even if you are at home sticking to bed rest. StorPlace Self Storage of Hickory Hollow, offers solutions to make it easier for you if you can’t make it in to the storage facility such as rentals over the phone to payments online. If you find yourself bed ridden and need to make your payment for your storage unit you can call our office, which is open from 9:00 am to 5:30, Monday thru Saturday, or you can make your payment online anytime. If you are looking to rent a unit, you always have the option of reserving a unit online as well. We also offer you the ability to rent or reserving a unit by just picking up the phone. Remember, StorPlace Self Storage of Hickory Hollow is always ready to help with any of your self storage needs.