What Else Does StorPlace Self Storage Sell?

Moving & Packing 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 from boxes to tape to packing peanuts.

We offer boxes from small boxes to extra-large boxes as well as odd-shaped boxes for specific items. Let’s start by saying that small boxes are best for heavier items such as books, cd’s, and dishes. These items don’t sound too heavy, but when you start filling up a box with them, it can get extremely heavy very quickly. The next size up,the medium boxes, are the most popular and versatile box that StorPlace Self Storage sells. This particular box is perfect for kid’s toys, collectables, and small appliances.  Also available for purchase are large boxes and Ex-Large boxes. These boxes are ideal for storing large or bulky items such as clothing, shoes and linens.

StorPlace Self Storage has different size boxes for purchase that can fit your specific need including lamp base boxes, mirror boxes, and wardrobe boxes. Mirror boxes are also great for framed pictures or framed artwork. Wardrobe boxes are wonderful because they are 48 inches tall and 24 inches wide with a metal bar across the top to hold hung-up clothing. 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 them directly in the wardrobe box. Clothes can be moved or stored without getting wrinkled or dirty reducing the amount of laundry that you need to do right 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 10lb box of wrapping paper.

As you can see StorPlace Self Storage is a one stop shop for all your moving and storage needs.

The StorPlace Self Storage Difference

StorPlace of Bowling Green, KYWhat does StorPlace Self Storage have to offer?  Why do people choose us over or competitors in the area?  This is the million dollar questions that directs our daily activity. In the short time I have been with StorPlace Self Storage, I have seen many people come into our lobby and ask the typical “storage” questions, “How much?”; “Do I have to sign a contract?”; and “How safe will my belongings be?”  All of which, can be easily answered.

So what is it the makes StorPlace Self Storage stand apart from all the other guys? I have a firm belief that when we put ourselves in the shoes of our renters, we are better equipped to not only show them why we are better, but can also make that connection and friendship that leads to continual business.  Each person I encounter, I imagine what I would need to know in-order to feel comfortable storing my belongings.

I had the opportunity the talk to a customer that was moving from out-of-state, to Bowling Green, Kentucky. She was nervous about the move itself. The moving company she hired was not able to give her a firm date of the move, due to being so far away from Bowling Green.  As she was telling me the story, I could tell that this was a move out of necessity, and that she wasn’t sure what to expect. I got some more information and found out that her daughter lived in the area. She was going to be staying with her, while looking for a house that she could settle in. I took upon myself to get a list of realtors and some information that she would find useful to the Bowling Green area. When she made it in to StorPlace Self Storage, I had a “welcome kit” already put together. After being with us for a few weeks, she came into the store to purchase some boxes. She told me that she saw some of the big box store fronts in town selling boxes, but she recalled me telling her about saving 10% on boxes at StorPlace Self Storage. This left no doubt in her mind that she was going to get her boxes from us. I now see the customer in our facility at least once every two weeks, and she is always updating me on how the home search is going.

This is just one example of how we are different from the other guys. Not only have we made a happy customer, I have made a friend that I look forward to getting updates on every few weeks. I know that she will move out at some point, but when she needs storage in the future, there is no question that she will look for a StorPlace Self-Storage!

Get Ready for Fall Cleaning and Back-to-School Projects

heated and cooled and non-heated and cooled storage unitsLate summer means both back to school time for college students as well as getting started on fall cleaning projects.  StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue is the perfect place to store those large and small items you want out-of-the-way but don’t know what to do with. We have a lot of convenient locations to a lot of different sides of town. StorPlace Self Storage has locations in Bellevue, downtown Nashville, 5 locations in Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Rd, Antioch, Bowling Green KY, Rivergate, Hickory Hollow, Hermitage, Franklin, Cool Springs, Hendersonville and a new one on Lebanon Pike.

Fall Cleaning may consist of putting your outdoor toys away after you winterize them. StorPlace Self Storage has many different options for you to choose from in storing your indoor and outdoor items.

StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue has a variety of heated and cooled units as well as non-heated and cooled. StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue’s smallest size unit is a 5 x 5, which is available in both heated and cooled or traditional. The storage unit sizes go all the way up to a non-heated or cooled 10 x 40 unit with many sizes in between. The smaller sizes and all of the heated and cooled units are inside in a hallway. For your convenience, we have carts in the hallways to help move your items from your car or truck to the storage unit.

A common question is “Does the heated and cooled cost much more than the non?”  It does but the additional cost gives our customers peace of mind that their belongings will be just like they were when you put them in there as when you get them out.  We do also have a 1 time $25.00 admin fee, which does include a lock. This way you do not have to worry about  getting your own lock and worrying if it’s the right kind or not.

StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue has parking spaces for RV’s, trailers, boats and other vehicles.  We have a few covered spaces that are quite popular and are usually rented. Several StorPlace Self Storage locations do offer a variety of parking space options. It is a best practice to  look at the parking spaces before you rent to determine if your vehicle will fit in the parking space allotted.

StorPlace Self Storage requires a valid drivers license to rent a unit. When renting a parking space, we require a valid drivers license, proof of insurance and some proof of ownership such as a bill of sale or registration. Just give our locations a call or stop in and we will be glad to assist you!

Back to School, Already?

DIY Back to School Survivor KitIt is that time again! Time for everyone to start going back to school!  Why not start the school year off right and make a DIY emergency or first day kit for your kids, whether they are in kindergarten, or college, as a parent you want to make sure your children are stocked and prepared for anything! These kits are great for lockers, back packs, dorm rooms or even make one for the teacher; I’m sure they will be greatly appreciated!

I have made them before for camping or going out-of-town. They really come in handy and you can stock them with whatever you like instead of getting the pre-stocked ones from the store.

Some items to put in your handy dandy DIY Emergency Kit are:

Band-Aids, Neosporin, lotion, hand sanitizer, lip balm, sunscreen, gum/mints, candy, body spray/cologne, Tide to-go pen, OTC medicine, a gift card, note pad and pencil, hair ties, bobby pins, sewing kit, etc.. You can put whatever you think would be a vital need in the emergency kits.

Thrift stores are great for finding the boxes for your kit and are budget friendly, you may even have one in your storage unit if you store with StorPlace Self Storage.  Now it is time to customize your box! Paint and decorate to your heart’s content! Have your little ones design their own box; it’s a great way to be crafty and spend some quality time together before they are off to school again.

For college freshman, you can sneak one of these DIY kits into their stuff while you help them pack, it will be a great surprise when they are setting up their dorm rooms. StorPlace Self Storage even has all the packing supplies that your college student may need, so make sure to stop by and see us for all your packing needs, from boxes and tape, to bubble wrap and mattress covers!

Need a storage unit to store your college student’s belongings while they are away? We got that too and we are happy to give you a tour at one of our 17 locations to help you find the perfect sized storage unit.

Sometimes, school can get stressful for students and they can easily get overwhelmed and anxious, here is another (Yep, another!) DIY project for your child or college freshman: OPEN WHEN CARDS!

These are very fun to make and very cost-efficient, all you have to do is visit your local dollar store and pick up a few pre-packaged blank cards with envelopes as well as a few goodies to put in if you’d like!  If your child is in grade school, make sure to talk to your child’s teacher before putting any candy, toys, or something that may not be allowed in school into the envelopes!

Some ideas for the cards are:

  1. Open When… You Miss Me: A mailable hug is great when you can’t be there to hug someone physically. A collection of photos is perfect when someone is missing your sweet face. Send your scent with a spritz of perfume or even better – long lasting scented paper!
  1. Open When… You’re Stressed: Bubble wrap to pop for some instant stress relief! Encouraging photos or inside jokes to get them laughing or smiling! A motivational letter including letting them know why they rock and why there’s no reason to stress!
  1. Open When… You’re sad: Cut a corner off an old blanket or pillowcase of theirs, it will remind them of home. The words of their favorite song, or poem or a piece of their favorite candy are all great ways to put a smile on someone’s face.

You can make as many of these “Open When…” cards as you would like, the topics are endless and the sky is the limit on these things! Fill them with all of your child’s favorite little goodies. You can stack and tie them together with some twine, put them in a photo box to put inside their locker, sneak a few in their back pack, the possibilities are endless! So, get creative!