The Transition of Life

Spring Transitions

 

 

Winter weather has almost come to an end for Middle Tennessee, now we can start to think of spring. Those wonderful, warm days, when it seems as though everything is coming back to life. It is also the time to start planning on what to do with all of those items we found, did not realize we still had and those things, we are just not ready to part with.

Spring is a big transitional time for students who are graduating from college and high school. For those parents with children who are graduating (whew, you made it!), and are starting a life on their own, what do you do with the things they leave behind. As the parents of these children, we know not to get rid of that bedroom set just in case; but you may want to turn that room into an office; crafts room or den. Maybe you are the parents of children who have not yet graduated (hang in there), but are still in the dorm and you need somewhere to store their belongings until school starts again.

Don’t worry, StorPlace Self Storage of Old Hickory Blvd, Nashville, has the solution. StorPlace of Old Hickory Blvd. has a large selection of heated and cooled storage spaces available. StorPlace Self Storage, with 16 locations in Middle Tennessee and Bowling Green Kentucky, has a wide range of non heated and cooled storage spaces which will fit any of your storage needs. Did you know that the heated and cooled storage spaces get no warmer than eighty degrees during those dog days of summer and no colder than sixty degrees in those cold days of winter. StorPlace of Old Hickory Blvd. has numerous sizes of storage spaces available which are perfect to hold those items from the dorm for the single student or that room of furniture which you want to hold onto. There are also larger storage units available in various sizes to suit your every need.

StorPlace Self Storage has the storage spaces you need in just the right locations. When the time is right, give the people at StorPlace Self Storage a call and speak with one of their knowledgeable and friendly management team.

Spring Renovating

Spring Blossoms

 

Spring is in the air! Not only is it the perfect time to get out and stretch your legs from this cold, dreary winter, it is the perfect time to start thinking about beginning some of those home improvements that you have been compiling. Whether it is time for minor tasks such as re-flooring your home or a larger task like finally renovating the kitchen or master bedroom, we at StorPlace Self Storage are here to help you!

Your first step is to choose a task and budget for it. Setting a budget will help you save time and money in the long run rather than just “winging it” and spending as you go. Keep in mind with expenses, you get what you pay for. Cheaper material will not last as long as higher quality items. Be sure to select a theme that you are ONE HUNDRED percent certain about beforehand. You would not want to stop midway through a project and decide that you want to go in a whole new direction. You may want to save some money by doing some things yourself; while, hiring out for more complicated tasks such as rewiring and plumbing.

Your next step is to decide on the items in the rooms that you want to renovate if you want to keep, donate, throw out, or recycle. If you don’t use it often or if it is broken, then you don’t need to hang on to them. Sometimes letting go of things is the healthiest option to arrive at in many aspects of life. Have a yard sell first to make what profit you can on your belongings or some retailers are starting to buy items in good condition to resell in their second-hand outlets. Many second-hand shops will accept donations of clothes and furniture. As for broken items, sometimes they are in a good enough condition where they can be recycled or made into something else. When you start your “construction” watch for items that can be re-used or recycled such as wiring, glass, and metals.

For those that don’t have room for excess pieces of furniture, totes, boxes, etcetera, while working on the project renting a self storage unit is a great option.  At StorPlace of Lebanon Pike, we have a wide variety of storage units available that can work for you. Our leases are on a month-to-month basis, so you won’t be locked into a long-term contract. Once you have room to work, you will soon start to see your vision come to life and have the perfect kitchen or bedroom of your dreams!

 

 

St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick's Day

 

 

The month of March brings not only warmer temperatures and the blossoming of Easter flowers, but also that green holiday of St. Patrick’s Day. On March 17, the Irish and Irish-at-heart come together to honor the patron saint of Ireland by celebrating Irish culture through parades, unique food and drink, shamrock decorations, and a lot of green.

Many of us, however, don’t know a whole lot about St. Patrick or why we celebrate him every year. For instance, did you know that St. Patrick was not even Irish? St. Patrick was born in 386 A.D.  in a town called Bannavem Taberniae, which is not on any map of the British Isles. Historians guess that he was born in either Wales, Scotland, or England. Patrick was born to an aristocratic Christian family and showed very little interest in the faith of his parents. When he was sixteen, he was kidnapped by a group of Irish raiders, and spent six years in captivity in Ireland as a shepherd. Alone and afraid, Patrick looked to his family’s religion to cope. One day, he felt God calling him to leave Ireland, so he walked 200 miles to the coast to find a ship that would take him to Britain. After years of study, Patrick was ordained as a priest. He could not forget Ireland and felt God calling him to go back and convert the same Celtic pagans who had kidnapped him as a boy. He spent forty years traveling across Ireland preaching the Christian faith. After his death, St. Patrick became a national hero of Ireland and a symbol of Irish pride.

Many myths surround St. Patrick and his popularity grew in a large part due to these myths. For example, one story goes that St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland. The symbol of this story was that Patrick had converted many pagan people and had cleansed the nation from these other religions. The truth is that Ireland never had any snakes to begin with. The waters around Ireland are too cold for snakes to survive and, therefore, snakes never migrated to Ireland. Another famous myth is that St. Patrick used the shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity to his converts. In the 18th century, people started wearing shamrocks on their clothing to symbolize their Christian religion and this custom transformed to the practice of wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day. In truth, the shamrock does not actually exist, but we know them as any number of  3-leaf plants such as wood sorrel or clover.

Now that you know a little more about the history of St. Patrick and the myths surrounding him, we hope you will enjoy St. Patrick’s Day even more and impress some of your friends with your new knowledge surrounding the holiday.

Be sure to stop in at StorPlace Self Storage for all your storage needs this Spring. Don’t forget our extensive inventory of packing supplies and boxes to help with your next move.

Great Food & Fun in Murfreesboro

Murfreesboro Restaurants

Downtown Murfreesboro

We at StorPlace Self Storage believe in working hard, but also enjoying life!  Are you looking for something fun to do to get your mind off of these freezing winter temperatures? Why not make tonight a date night and try out one of the many different restaurants right here in Murfreesboro! There are many different types of restaurants to choose from for whatever your preference may be.

If you prefer Italian cuisine there are restaurants such as Olive Garden, Carrabbas, and Demos’ which all serve authentic Italian food at affordable prices. In fact, the majority of the meals at Demo’s are priced under ten dollars!   Another great option for Italian food is Marina’s On the Square which is a family owned and operated and Gondolier which offers both Italian and Greek foods.

There are also many different options for restaurants that serve Mexican cuisine in Murfreesboro. Some of the restaurants are: Camino Real Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Chilango’s Mexican Restaurant, and Chuy’s. A few more great options are Garcias and Mi Patria.

If you prefer southern BBQ, you’re in the right place because there are many great BBQ restaurants in Murfreesboro. My all-time favorite is Jim ‘N Nicks on North Thompson Lane. Make sure to try out their BBQ Nachos, they are to die for! There are also other great BBQ restaurants like Rick’s BBQ, Whitt’s Barbeque, and Slick Pig BBQ.

If you want something less formal, visit the many pub style restaurants in Murfreesboro. Three Brothers Craft Brewhouse and Brew U are two definitely worth checking out! Three Brothers Craft Brewhouse was actually featured on Discovery Channel’s “Late Night Food Brawl” TV show. A great feature is that they also offer live entertainment that showcases the local writers and bands in the area. Brew U is a great place to watch “the game” too!

While you’re out why not also catch a movie. The Carmike Wynnsong 16 on Cason Square Boulevard always has the latest line up of movies of over twenty different films.  Seeing a movie there is also very affordable. The matinée pricing of only five dollars is good every day for movies shown between 4-5:30pm.  They also offer many different promotions that make their concessions affordable as well. Tuesdays are “Stimulus Tuesdays” where all small drinks and popcorn are only two dollars! However, if you go to the theaters often a better option may be the annual popcorn bucket. The initial price is $19.50; however, every refill thereafter for the entire year is only $3.75!

If you are like me and sometimes prefer to stay in the warmth and comfort of your own home, why not make it a movie night right at home. There are many options for renting movies such as Redbox Instant, Netflix, Hulu, Vudu or Amazon Prime. Also, another great thing about the restaurants here in Murfreesboro is that the majority of them have take-out menus so you can order and just grab dinner on your way home from work! This will allow you to enjoy great entertainment and food right at home!

The team at StorPlace Self Storage believes in working hard but also enjoying life! One of the most important things in life is spending quality time with family and friends! So go out there and make great memories!