First Impressions

Cleanliness is most important for self storage securityCleanliness, maintenance, and curb appeal are some of the most important factors of any business. By instinct, we usually are prone to go towards a clean, well-lit, safe looking environment. We choose the same type of environment for protecting our belongings.

While keeping a property clean may not stop a criminal, it goes a long way to deter their behavior. A criminal is looking for the exact opposite of the smart shopper. They are looking for an unlit and unkempt property so they are less likely to be caught in the act.

At StorPlace Self Storage we take great pride in maintaining our properties to look and feel the best they can possibly be. We want our customers to know right from the start, they have chosen the right place.

We keep the grass, trees and shrubs all trimmed and neat and make sure it is never out of control providing cover for criminal behavior.  It is important to our employees that “our neighborhood” is and feels safe for our customers.

To the criminal mind, a clean, well-kept and maintained facility is equated with security and a functioning camera system.  StorPlace Self Storage takes many measure’s to deter and stop deplorable behavior, our high-tech security systems are just a part of the ensemble.

Good lighting is essential. We keep our inside and outside bulbs glowing for everyone’s safety. When necessary, we install extra lighting to help light  in darker, hazardous areas. A well-lit property also makes the common thief uncomfortable.

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” as the old adage goes.  Storplace Self Storage keeps our 16 properties clean and comfortable.  It starts with us: sweeping and picking up trash as it happens. We hope our tenants will then follow suit and appreciate the look and feel of a clean property.

We wouldn’t throw trash in our own front yards, so we hope the on-site dumpsters and trash containers can help everyone work together keeping our neighborhood storage facility clean and well-kept.

StorPlace Self Storage prides itself on the cleanliness, curb appeal and the over-all look and feel of our facilities. We want our customers and employees to feel safe, well-tended and secure when they visit our locations.

After all, StorPlace Self Storage is your neighborhood storage facility!

Fall Arts and Crafts Projects

Happy September everyone! Fall is a great time to do fun activities involving crafts.   There is so much you could do to introduce the beautiful colors that accompany Fall into your home. Here a few fun projects you could try at home:

Mason jar flower bouquet: This is a fun way to make use of mason jars you might have lying around and add a great pop of color to any room.

autumn decorations

Supplies needed: Gloves, a Mason jar of any size, a bottle of spray paint
in silver or gold, some rustic fall colored flowers or mums (real or faux flowers), twine or burlap strands.

Assembly: Make sure to find a well ventilated area since you will be spray painting. Make sure to wear gloves and lay down some newspaper. Spray paint your jar in a nice gold or silver finish (great accents for Fall). Make sure to allow your Mason jar to fully dry. Take a strand of twine or burlap and tie a bow around the top seal of the jar. You could even try a nice checkered pattern in rustic colors if you want a bit of pizazz. Lastly, put some flowers in your jar and voila you have a beautiful vase and flowers to make a warm welcome in any room.

Personalized wreath: A hand designed wreath that will be special for years to come. Try this craft for the kids!

hand designed craft

Supplies needed: Construction paper (in the colors yellow, red, orange and brown), a glue stick, a pair of scissors, a hot glue gun, burlap, and ribbon.

Assembly: Have the little one in your life hold their hand on a piece of construction paper. Trace the outlines of their fingers and hands. Cut out the outline that you traced. Use this as a guide for the other pieces of construction paper. Once you are done with cutting the outlines, get your glue stick ready. Arrange the colors in a pattern of your choice. Start by gluing the cutouts halfway on top of each other until you make a wreath in the shape of a circle. Next, take some burlap and make a pretty bow. Hot glue the bow to the bottom center of the wreath. Lastly, this is optional, but you could take some ribbon (in any of the fall colors) and tie it around the top to hang this fun craft somewhere. It will be a fun activity for the kids and will be a fun memory for the adults.

StorPlace Self Storage in Barfield enjoys spending time with our family and neighbors in Murfreesboro and spend time creating fun things when we can. We hope you all have a gorgeous September!

Nashville’s Live on the Green

Live on the Green-Nashville

Live on the Green. Photo Courtesy of AmericanSongwriter.com

Ever get that itch for the weekend, on a Thursday? Do you enjoy the feeling of  having live music pumping through your body? You’re in luck! Nashville is known for its ever growing music scene.Live on the Green is just one way the city gives back to its residents and visitors. Live on the Green happens every Thursday in  August and September on the front lawn of the Judicial Building, the courthouse. It is an outside music experience that is such a pleasure to have!

Downtown Nashville is a busy place with many people from in and out town. The hustle and bustle of the big city comes to a halt, it seems, when the music starts. You’re surrounded by tons of different people, families, friendly pups and tons of awesome food too!

Live on the Green is also quite convenient as well because of the location. Parking seems to always be a headache in downtown, but Live on the Green is directly on top of the public parking garage, which is free as well! Free live music, free parking, and awesome time, where do I sign up? Call some friends, get some gas in the car and head to Nashville on the ever so close to the weekend day, Thursday, and get the body warmed up with some tunes!

This year on the line-up include popular artists like Passion Pit and Ben Harper!  There are also some other artist  who range from Rodrigo y Gabriela, who are an acoustic guitar duo from Mexico to Shakey Graves who is based out of Austin, Texas. The variety is endless at Live on the Green. Nashville is said to have one of the best crowds to perform in front of, we have a lot of heart here in the south and it shows.

The variety doesn’t end at the music, there are also things to bring the kids and enjoy, as well as a great array of food truck options! Food trucks have been a huge hit in the larger cities and they bring out the big dogs downtown for the crowd. The Grilled Cheesery, Hattie B’s hot chicken, Pie on the Fly as well as some other BBQ choices, are just a few of the great food trucks that park near the event. Plenty of choices for that of a meat lover, a vegetarian to a picky eater! Oh, there’s awesome ice cream and a doughnut truck there too! So make sure you bring some extra dollars to indulge in the hometown food trucks and help them be profitable and stay around for our bellies! I mean, not a bad deal, free music and fun, pay a little for food.

So, if you’re in need of some letting loose and getting in a crowd of faces you haven’t seen in years with the faces you see weekly, then Live on the Green is exactly what you’ve been waiting for! Pack up the kids and or the friends and head on down to Nashville and get ready to have some fun!

Fall Festivals

Fall Festivals in the Nashville Area

 

It’s that time of year again…the air is getting cooler, the leaves are changing colors and that means that it’s time for all the wonderful fall festivals! All of us at StorPlace Self Storage in Murfreesboro love attending the many different local festivals. Here is a list of some of the fall festivals that we at StorPlace Self Storage of Barfield would recommend checking out:

Downtown Dickson BBQ Festival

September 5

The first annual Downtown Dickson BBQ Festival will be held from 9:00am – 4:00pm and will include food, music and drink. Entrance is free and all of the food and beverage sales will go to the Downtown Improvement District fund. The downtown stores will also be having summer sidewalk sales.

Musicians Corner

September 5-October 31

Every Saturday in September and October.  there will be free musical performances from 1:30-5:00pm at Centennial Park in Nashville. Also, starting at 12:00pm there will be pre-show activities as well as food and beverage trucks.

Greenway Art Festival

September 19

The Greenway Arts Festival will be located on the Greenway trail under the trees at Old Fort Park Trailhead from 10:00am – 4:00pm. There will be many different booths displaying original artwork for purchase (ie. oils, acrylics, watercolors, pottery, sculpture, jewelry). There will also be performances by local musicians, multiple food vendors and children’s art activities.

Fall Tennessee Craft Fair

September 25-27

The Fall Tennessee Craft Fair will be held on the lawn of the Parthenon in Nashville on Friday and Saturday from 10:00am – 6:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am – 5:00pm. The fair will include a variety of high quality crafts, food vendors, children’s activities as well as demonstrations from the artisans. While shopping, you’ll have an opportunity to meet the artists, learn what inspires them and learn how to transform raw materials into crafts.

Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival

September 26-27

The Pilgrimage Festival, held at The Park at Harlinsdale Farm in Franklin, offers a diverse lineup of rock and roll, alt-country, bluegrass, jazz, indie rock and gospel artists. These performances will include some partly acoustic sets as well as some collaborations. Some of the headliners this year include Willie Nelson, Steven Tyler, and Sheryl Crow. The Little Pilgrims Stage will feature a line-up of talented young musicians. There will also be two locations for food and beverages; the Kitchen and Sippin’ stages and the Bazaar. The gates open at 10:00am each day.

Fall Fest at The Hermitage 

October 3-4

The Fall Fest at The Hermitage, held at Andrew Jackson’s estate, The Hermitage, will include a variety of live music acts, handmade arts from regional artists, as well as local specialty foods and spirits. Admission is $6/adults and $3/children. The hours of operation are Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm.

Nashville Oktoberfest 

October 9-11

The Oktoberfest is Nashville’s oldest running festival and is held in the historic area of Germantown in Nashville. The three-day event features delicious food from Nashville’s best restaurants, craft beer from local brewers, music stages throughout the festival, arts and craft vendors, a 5K race, pet parade and more!

Tennessee Horse Expo

October 16-18

This three-day Tennessee Horse Expo  has something for everyone to enjoy. There will be fast paced competitions, shopping at the trade show, and demonstrations. You can also wander the barn to see the different equine breeds up close and children can play in the Kid’s Corral. Also all of the proceeds go to the Williamson County 4-H. Admission is $10/day for Adults and $5/day for children ages 6-12, children ages 5 & under are free. The expo will open at 10:00am on Friday and 9:00am on Saturday and Sunday.

Webb School Art & Craft Fair 39th Annual Webb School Art and Craft Show

October 17-18

The 39th Annual Webb School Arts & Crafts Fair, held in downtown Bell Buckle, will feature arts, crafts, and artist demonstrations. There will also be over 500 other booths throughout town.

39th Annual Harvest Days

October 24

The 39th Annual Harvest Days will be held in the Cannonsburgh Village of Murfreesboro. Some of the activities at this event include: old-time demonstrations, storytelling, hayrides, cloggers and dancing, bluegrass music, antique auto show, blacksmith demonstration, craft fair and food vendors. The admission is free and the event will be held from 10:00am-4:00pm.

29th Annual Pumpkinfest

October 27

Located in Historic Downtown Franklin, The free Pumpkinfest will be held from 10:00am – 6:00pm. The festival will include three stages of live music, children’s activities, a chili cook-off featuring at least 10 teams ($8/person for 2oz sample portions of each chili), a costume contest (for children and pets), more than 75 arts and crafts booths and much more.

Joel Osteen once said, “Life is short. Don’t miss opportunities to spend time with people who you love.” Going to fall festivals is just one of the many ways to spend time with your family and friends. No matter where you go or what you do just remember to make time for those that matter the most.

Happy Fall from all of us at StorPlace Self Storage!