Fall Festivals

Fall Festivals in Murfreesboro area At StorPlace Self-Storage of Murfreesboro we are always looking for fun ways to enjoy time with our family.  Are you looking for something fun to do near Murfreesboro this fall? Why not take your family to one of the many local events/festivals. Here is a list of just a few of the great events in the area in the fall:

 

Old Timers’ Festival in LaVergne will be held September 12-13, 2014

  • Make sure you come out early to enjoy the country ham breakfast from 6am-10am and then the parade at 11am!
  • There will also be many new and exciting additions to the festival this year including 7 new carnival rides and the festival’s first-ever Battle of the Bands.
  • There will be also be many craft and food vendors.

Fall Festival: The Dog & Pony Show on September 27, 2014 at the Thompson’s Station Park

  • This year’s festival will feature some new pet activities and demonstrations. The demonstrations include equine dressage and reining demonstrations and the “pup scouts” agility and flyball demonstrations. There will also be a pet & owner look-alike contest! Also the festival will feature some great locally made products, live entertainment, carnival games and kids’ activities. The entertainment lineup includes; Mike Farris & The Roseland Rhythm Revue, The Wood Brothers, The Mables, Casey Wasner, The Granny Whites and Zig Zag Mojo.

 Franklin Annual Pumpkin Fest on October 25, 2014

  • There will be many activities for the entire family at this year’s Pumpkin Fest! For children, there will be free activities such as games and pony rides.  Another crowd favorite is the costume contest for children, adults, and pets. You definitely don’t want to miss the Great Pumpkin from Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada. There will also be live entertainment, arts and crafts, and plenty of food available to purchase from the many vendors that will be set up during the festival.

Harvest Days Celebration at Cannonsburgh Village, Murfreesboro on October 25, 2014 from 10am-4pm

  • There will be live entertainment such as clogging and bluegrass music. There will also be many artisan and crafts exhibits including pottery, broom making, and blacksmith demonstrating. There will also be hayrides, arts and crafts vendors as well as food vendors at the festival.  For all those car lovers out there, you’ll definitely want to stop by to check out the antique auto show.

At StorPlace Self Storage, we believe in working hard but also saving time for quality time with family and friends. So go out there and make memories!

One of my favorite things about fall: PUMPKINS

Pumpkins

 

I enjoy fall and everything it entails, especially PUMPKINS! I work for StorPlace Self Storage which is a company that supports and recognizes the importance of family and family time; our work hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00am to 5:30pm which leaves time for family fun.  I also live in Murfreesboro, so I am always seeking out fun places to visit that are not too far from home.Here are two of my favorite family fun fall activities near Murfreesboro.

Lucky Ladd Farms

Lucky Ladd Farms is located in Eagleville, TN just a short 20 minute drive from Murfreesboro.  Pumpkins are available for picking here beginning on September 20th through November 1st.  This is a great place to take the whole family, as it is much more than just a pumpkin patch. Lucky Ladd has a full day of activities available including a petting zoo, pony rides, pumpkin patch, corn maze, and over 75 hands-on attractions.  You get all of this for $10.00 ages 2-64 and ages 65 and over get in for $9.00; also parking is free. You can obtain more information by visiting their website at http://www.luckyladdfarms.com/.

Walden Pumpkin Patch

Walden Pumpkin Patch is located in Smyrna, TN which is also a short 20 minute drive from Murfreesboro.  This beautiful farm is definitely worth a visit. Walden’s is open beginning September 20th through October 31st and admission to the farm, including parking is free of charge. They have hayrides, face painting, and sand art activities all for a small charge. They also have an activity area you can play in for just $4 a person which includes a corn maze, hay mountain, a 40 foot slide, seesaw, creepy corner, and several more activities. They also have concessions you can purchase while you are there; I would highly recommend the pumpkin fudge…DELICIOUS! You can visit Walden’s webpage for more information at http://www.waldenfarm.biz/.

In my opinion, you really cannot go wrong with either choice, perhaps you can just do both; whichever you choose I hope you have a great time!  Happy Fall!

 

Boxes and Packing Supplies

Packing and Moving Supplies at StorPlaceWhen customers walk in to a storage facility they expect the facility to only rent storage space. However, StorPlace Self Storage also provides packing supplies ranging from boxes to tape to packing peanuts.

The boxes vary in size from small boxes, (1.5 cubic feet), to extra large boxes, (6.1 cubic feet), and there are also odd-shaped boxes for specific items. Small boxes are best for heavier items such as books, CD’s, and dishes which don’t sound to heavy but when you start filling up a box with these items, it can get extremely heavy very quickly. The next size up is the medium box, ( 3.0 cubic feet), they are the most popular and versatile box that StorPlace Self Storage sells. This particular box is perfect for kid’s toys, priceless collectables, and small appliances.  Also available for purchase are large boxes and extra large boxes. These boxes are ideal for storing large or bulky items such as computer equipment, clothing, and linens.

We also have different size boxes for your specific needs. There are lamp base boxes and mirror boxes and wardrobe boxes, just to name a few. Mirror boxes are also great for framed pictures or framed art work. Wardrobe boxes are wonderful because they are 48 inches tall and 24 inches wide with a metal bar across the top to hold clothes on a hanger. This way you don’t even have to take you clothes off the hanger to move them. Just pull them out of your closet and hang the directly in the wardrobe box. Clothes can be moved or stored without getting wrinkled or dirty so you don’t have to wash them again after your move.  StorPlace Self Storage also sells box kits to get you moving in the right direction. It is real easy to see what size boxes you need when you are at home looking at your belongings, but once you leave your home and make it to a store that sells boxes, it gets a little harder to pick out what you need. The box kit contains the most popular size boxes, a roll of tape, and some bubble wrap. There is also a kitchen kit that contains the same items as the regular box kit with an additional 10 pounds box of wrapping paper.

The 10 pounds of wrapping paper goes a long way in the kitchen when it comes to wrapping your dishes and glasses. It is very tempting to use newspaper for this particular job, but if you ask around you will find out that using regular newspaper is a good way to ruin your dishes as it leaves a permanent black ink on your nice dishes. It is best to use the 10 pound box of wrapping paper for this job as it is very similar to news paper, but WITHOUT the black ink. It The newsprint is also available in a 20 pound box if you think that the 10 pound box is just not enough.  It is also great to wrap the knickknacks and collectibles that are all around your house.

StorPlace Self Storage also sells many other packing items as well, including but are not limited to: bubble wrap, tape, rope, ratchet tie-downs, packing peanuts, measuring tape, box knives, and even a rain poncho in case it starts raining on you in the middle of your move.  As you can see this is a one stop shop for all your moving and storage needs.

As the gas prices continue to climb even higher, you do not want to be wasting time and gas driving from store to store looking for the packing and moving supplies that you just ran out of! Keep StorPlace Self Storage in mind for the next time you move so it will be a smooth transition.

Get Ready for Fall Storage

Getting Ready for FallFall and winter are just around the corner.  It’s almost time to start preparing those summer vehicles for the winter.  Do you need a parking spot to store that boat or recreational vehicle for the winter months ahead?   StorPlace Self Storage has more than ten locations that provide parking as long as spots are available. We also have storage units that are large enough to store a car or boat should parking spots are not available.  Some spots might be easier to get to than others, but we strive to make your storage experience as safe and easy as possible.

Maybe you don’t need a big storage unit, but something just big enough to store your seasonal items, such as decorations. We have smaller storage units available for those little things that you just don’t have room for or are wanting to get out-of-the-way at your home.  Stop in to any StorPlace Self Storage location and we would be happy to show you a storage unit that meets your storage needs, whether it be a 5X5 or something bigger like a 10X15.  We also have bigger storage units that range in size from a 10X20 up to a 10X40.  We are happy to help assist you with whatever storage units are available at the time.

We all know that the busiest time of the year for packing and moving is in the summer months.  Now with the summer months coming to a close, maybe you have decided to wait and let the rush of movers pass by before you move.  No matter what the time of year, we are always here to help you with your storage and packing needs.  We have plenty of packing supplies, such as boxes that range from small to extra-large and packaging tape to secure the boxes.  We also have bubble wrap, foam sheets, newsprint, and peanuts to make sure that all of your belongings are packed securely for safe storing.  There are plastic covers for your chairs, sofas, mattress sets and more so your furniture won’t get dusty or damaged during the transition from home to storage unit. StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue has Budget rental trucks available for those who would rather move themselves into a unit instead of hiring movers.

For those items that you just can’t dare to part with, that are sentimental to you, or that are sensitive to outside elements like extreme heat or cold, a heated and cooled storage unit could be the right type of unit for you.  The heated and cooled units are accessible through a door to the inside of a building.  The heated and cooled units have a pipe that goes into the top of the unit right under the ceiling that pumps in the fresh cool air during the hotter months and cozy warm heat during the colder months.  Also, for your convenience, there are carts in the hallways so you don’t have to carry anything.  You can put your items on the cart and wheel them right into your storage unit, making your move just a little bit easier.

StorPlace Self Storage managers and staff are always here to help you with your storage and packing needs.  With over ten locations in the Nashville and greater Nashville area and a location in Bowling Green, Kentucky, you are sure to find a location near you! Come on in and check out our units!