Questions to Ask When Searching for a Self Storage Facility

StorPlace of Lebanon PikeWhen it comes to renting a self storage space, there can be a lot of things for you to consider.  First and foremost, you want to ask yourself what matters most to you.  Are you looking for the perfect location? Are you looking for the best price or who offers the best features and benefits? These are just few  of the many questions that you need to think about when you rent a self storage unit. If you want to de-clutter your home and you have excess stuff you want to tuck safely away somewhere, then the location of your self storage unit in proximity to your home may be on the top of your list of questions. If not, you may be in transition and you want to store closer to where you may be purchasing or renting your new home. Whatever the scenario may be, please, please, please do your research before you sign a self storage unit rental lease.

More good advice for folks looking for self-storage would be: “Don’t be blinded by a cheap price.” Remember, we get what we pay for and in the self storage business that statement is very true. A cheaper rate is not always the best value for your money. A few questions to ask when shopping for the perfect rate for you would be: Does the self-storage facility prorate the move in? Is the facility completely paved and fenced in? Do they offer coded access? Does the self-storage facility offer digital surveillance? What times can you access the facility?  Of course it doesn’t mean that you can’t find these few features at a cheap rate, you’ll just have to do your homework to get the best value and the best self storage experience you deserve. Also, be sure to visit the self-storage facilities. Look at the cleanliness of the facility and how friendly the staff is. A clean facility is a very good sign that the staff is happy and they enjoy what they do. A dirty facility is a huge red flag, so beware. Visiting different self-storage facilities also gives you the opportunity to compare apples to apples, so to speak.

Also, look for loading docks and flatbed carts to move your belongings in/out of your storage unit. They are a major plus and very helpful. So if you’re reading this, hopefully it will help you somewhat figure out your needs. StorPlace Self Storage has 16 locations in the Middle Tennessee area. Stop in to see how we can help you with your storage needs!

Storage Solutions

StorPlace Self StorageYour local StorPlace Self-Storage has the options you’re looking for when it comes to storage units. With 16 locations in and around Middle Tennessee, you can be sure to find a storage facility near you. Did you know StorPlace Self Storage has moving and packing supplies?  We have everything from boxes to tape to mattress covers. We have just about everything you can imagine to pack up a household or send a package in the mail. If we don’t have it in stock, our suppliers can have it within just a couple of days. So for those large projects you have planned for this coming winter, stop by the store, and we will be sure to set you up with everything you will need.

We are the newly built, self storage place in town.  We call ourselves StorPlace of Lebanon Pike.  We are the most recent addition to beautiful Middle Tennessee and we are still growing! This fall, we broke ground on our newest addition: a 4-floor heated and cooled storage building with top security and the most convenience on the market. This new site is conveniently located on the corner of Lebanon Pike (Highway 70) and Central Pike in the heart of Hermitage, TN. We are excited to be serving those in the Hermitage/Donelson area outside. Check out our innovative showroom where we have anything and everything one could possibly need when planning a move. The products we have for sale in our offices are of the highest quality.  Our goods come only from reputable vendors with histories of recommendations from other properties.

Besides the new renovations that StorPlace of Lebanon Pike is implementing, our customers can experience the convenience of online bill pay, after hours payment dropbox, automatic credit card billing, after hours call center, and emailed invoices. StorPlace Self Storage strives to make the storage experience easy and convenient for our customers, which is why we recently added even more moving carts and dollies to our building entrances to make your move easier! The StorPlace Self Storage mission is to provide an excellent storage solution to our customers in need by incorporating Christian values of integrity, honesty, respect for each other, hard work, innovativeness, conscientiousness, cheerfulness, and friendliness. Every day we strive to show these values in our stores to each and every customer who walks in. Perhaps this is why the majority of our business comes from our repeat customers and referrals! Take a look at our reviews, and you will see that our customers have been pleased with the results.

 

Winter Vehicle Preparedness

Prepare for winter drivingWinter is quickly approaching and now is the time to start preparing for the cold. We prepare our homes by changing air filters. We service our heating and cooling systems. We prepare ourselves by getting flu shots or buying the necessary winter clothing. We make plans for power outages and winter storms. We store food that can be prepared in ways other than on the stove or in the microwave. We have bottled water on hand. If you have a fire-place, you make sure there is enough wood for heat. The one thing we do not prepare is our vehicles.

We need to start that preparation just as you do all other things. There are a few things we may need to look at for preparing our vehicles for the winter months. First, complete a check of your vehicle’s safety items. If you are not sure what to look for take your vehicle to a certified mechanic to have an overall check completed.

  • Make sure your headlights/tail lights are working.
  • Check your emergency flashers.
  • Check your tires air pressure and tread wear, including your spare tire.
  • Visually check your windshield wipers.
  • Check your belts and hoses.
  • Check your fluid levels.

Here are some items to place into an emergency kit to keep in your vehicle in case of a break-down. Have a warm blanket to augment your car heater. Keep emergency roadside flares in your car. They are useful to warn oncoming traffic and also can assist in emergency crews locating you in case of a dire emergency. Keep a one gallon jug of water. This could aid in keeping you hydrated. Keep a good flashlight where you can reach it. If possible, place a shovel in your vehicle, just in case you need to dig yourself out. Try to keep your vehicle half full of gas at all times in case you get stranded and your engine can still run, you can use your car heater help keep you warm until help arrives. Place your emergency roadside assistance number in your contacts list of your cell phone, so you won’t have to search for it when you need it the most.

The most important part of winter driving is YOU. There is nothing more important than YOU being aware of your situation. Practice or talk about what should be done in case of a roadside emergency. Most of all, if you are in an emergency roadside situation stay calm.

Heated and Cooled Storage

StorPlace Self Storage of Hendersonville

 

With the cold weather just around the corner it is vital to store your goods in a safe place. That means the best way to keep your things safe from the weather is to put them in a heated and cooled unit. If this winter is anything like the last one, I would recommend using a temperature controlled unit. This will prevent any chance of your things being destroyed from the cold climate. StorPlace Self Storage is an easy and convenient way to protect your property. Self storage is an effective way of combating the seasonal items. It can provide more room in your house, or give you a place in your heart to know the things you treasure are safe and tucked away. Winter is too cold! And when dealing with our personal property it’s in our best interest to put them inside and away from the outside temperature. Self storage offers many solutions to whatever your storage needs are.

StorPlace Self Storage offers many different options for all your storage needs. The great thing is that it’s month-to-month. Therefore, you are not tied-down to long-term contracts. Who would want to be committed to a rental agreement anyways?  Standard units are also great for storing non-temperature sensitive items. These units are great for storing many household items such as toys, tools, and yard equipment. As I mentioned before, you have the option of storing in a heated and cooled unit or a standard unit. The standard units are convenient because you can pull right next to your unit and unload your items. StorPlace Self Storage offers a safe and secure place to store your belongings. We also have top-notch moving and packing merchandise in our state-of-the-art facilities. Come join us and put your trust in our hands. We will not let you down and we stand by our service by whatever steps necessary!