Summertime in Nashville, Tennessee

StorPlace of Bowling Green, KYThe weather is heating up. Nashville’s economy is booming and people are flocking here for the summer. With so many exciting events and places to go, I can’t say I blame them. While some are planning vacations, those of us that live here are spring cleaning and landscaping too while enjoying the sun. Most college students are also home for the summer. So while this time is year is for fun, yardwork and catching up with friends and family, it’s also a season of transition. To assist across all these transitions for those in the Nashville community, consider StorPlace Self Storage.

StorPlace has a wide variety of storage units to choose from. If you are staging your home for the real estate market, we have Heated and Cooled units so you can feel safe storing your extra furniture. If you are relocating here for the summer, feel free to store your entire home or just the things you will not be using right now. One very special benefit you will receive for storing with StorPlace is the 10 percent discount when you purchase the needed moving and packing supplies. Each store has a full line of moving and packing supplies for your convenience.

The most popular type of storage unit is our outside drive up unit. This makes loading and unloading a breeze, with wide roll up doors. They come in a wide range of sizes from 10×10 drive-up units to 20×40 drive-up units. They all have at least eight-foot ceilings so you can stack as high as you would like. These units are large enough to store extra vehicles, tractors, jet skis, etc. We also have smaller inside units if you just need a little space. Most locations will have units as small as 4x4x4, this is perfect for college students.

For business needs, StorPlace also offers 5×5, 5×10, and 7×10 inside units which are great for storing small amounts of personal items. One thing you don’t want to forget is our outside parking. StorPlace has covered and non-covered parking that will fit the largest camper, recreational vehicle, boat, truck or car. The property is completely fenced and gated with twenty four hour camera surveillance so you can store your goods without any worry.

So whatever transition you are in this summer, call StorPlace to help make these months, safe, stress-free and enjoyable.

The Two Most Important Self Storage Questions To Consider

StorPlace of Murfreesboro RdThere are many factors that go into renting a self-storage unit. But there are two questions you must answer before anything else–where do you want to store your items, and how long will you need to have them in storage?

Once these answers are identified, our friendly team at StorPlace Self Storage will help with the rest. Below are some things to consider when starting down your path to renting a storage unit for the first time.

Where To Store Your Items? 

Knowing when and where you want to want to place your business or personal items in storage is the first step. At StorPlace of Franklin, we are proud to serve our neighbors and surrounding cities. Being able to access your items while they are in storage is important so keep that travel time in mind when you’re selecting a facility. But as long as you’re a reasonable drive away, our expert Franklin team would be proud to serve you!

How Long Will Your Items Be In Storage? 

It’s important to understand the temperature in the area you will be storing your items.
In middle Tennessee, for example, the climate can get very muggy and have lots of humidity. If you are planning on a short-term rental–maybe less than three months–an outside drive-up unit will be perfect for you. The drive-up units also make loading and unloading very convienient. But, if you’re thinking longer than three months, you may want to consider a heated and cooled climate controlled storage space or even a humidity controlled storage space.

Other Storage Tips to Consider

Here at StorPlace of Franklin we also offer ground inside units that are not temperature controlled but are inside the building to keep your items out of the elements. It is a little bit more work when you move in, but if you are concerned about staying dry or the cleanliness of your belongings it is well worth the extra effort.

Size is also important. Make sure you look at the space before you rent it. Seeing it will help you decide which size will work best for you. But any StorPlace associate can help you with this as well. So stop by and have a look. Even if you don’t need something today, we can put something on reserve for you. We’re here to make the storage process as simple as possible and looking forward to working with you! 

The Importance of Planning Ahead for Your Next Self-Storage Experience

Find the right storage unit size for your needs at StorPlace Self StorageWhen storing your belongings to eliminate clutter or maximize space within your home with a self-storage company in Tennessee like StorPlace Self-Storage, it is always good to plan and prepare well before moving day. In some cases, the need for self-storage is last minute and you do not have an opportunity to fully prepare. But in other instances, like staging your home for sale or putting away seasonal items for the winter, careful thought and proper planning will you eliminate significant stress.

Planning for self storage begins with what, when, and where you are storing. After figuring out what things you need to store, doing some research on how to store those items can help save significant time and effort. During this process, our friendly team of experts throughout our self-storage facility locations are available to discuss any questions you may have about your individual storage needs. Moving is one the main reasons people need self-storage, or maybe even just cleaning your house. Whatever the case, however, any successful storing experience starts with the right storage location.

A proper storage location is usually a location that is conveniently located near you. The amenities are also important–does this storage facility offer what you may need in regards to a storage unit size or temperature controlled unit? Call in advance get some information from any of the 16 local StorPlace stores they can help you with all your storage needs. Ask questions StorPlace managers are happy to assist and are very knowledgeable when dealing with storage. Inform the managers what and when you need to store and they can help provide guidance to make things a little easier.

With a simple phone call and a few minutes of time, we can help identify the storage solution that works best for you and your needs. Research is key to learning and making life easier that goes for everything including storage. Once you’ve identified what you are storing and which location you will be choosing, how you go about preparing for your move is also a critical step. Packing stuff in boxes or totes in advance of your move date is something we highly recommend for saving time with the moving truck. Have your items ready to go, label boxes according to where they go kitchen, bathroom, or garage for example. Place priority items where they are easy to access when storing in labeled boxes and place them in the front of your storage unit.

Planning out your storage needs can save an immense amount of time and headache. As little as 30 minutes of planning can save you hours of frustration and agony. Plan ahead do your homework, better to go into something ready instead of not ready. Thinking ahead on things in life can make things less bumpy, same goes for self-storage. Plan in advance, do your research, if you don’t know ask. Storage professionals like those at StorPlace are very insightful and always willing to help. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, our storage professionals are here to help! And don’t forget, planning ahead will always make life easier–self storage is no exception.

Learn Simple Ways To Support Tennessee’s Wildlife

StorPlace of Bowling Green, KYThere are three key elements involved in helping to maintain our beautiful wildlife throughout Tennessee–food, water and shelter. These three necessities of life are simple yet often overlooked when it comes to how we can support the birds and animals that share our Nashville, Tennessee community. Fueled by a personal passion to give back to Mother Nature, we took the following steps at our home recently that anyone can adapt to help Tennessee remain as vibrant as ever.

  1. Bird Baths – By taking shallow plastic trays that can be purchased for as little as one dollar, we are able to help our birds find water they need to stay clean and hydrated. After starting with trays, we now have two concrete baths in our backyard that many birds swoop down to use on a regular basis. If you are looking to do the same, be sure to keep them clean and free from Algae, mosquitos and other unwanted larvae.
  2. Food for the WildlifeWe have a multitude of different kinds of feeders since all birds don’t eat in the same manner. Doves like to eat on the ground, but will eat from a feeder. Cardinals and Chickadees will eat from anything. Titmice like dinner from a feeder, while Gold Finches prefer thistle. When choosing your feeders, have fun! We try to mix our own bird seed with fruit and nut mix. You can also slather peanut butter on the side of a tree, and stick some bird seed to it. Wood Peckers love this little treat, as do other birds and squirrels.
  3. Finally, Shelter – We try to provide a variety of lodging for our furry friends, keeping in mind, we don’t want them on our back porch. Bird houses are usually fine to put close to your house, but we’ve had more success with houses made from natural colors. In our yard, we also witness dear, squirrel, raccoon, possum, a large variety of birds, including a few stray Turkeys, and Chicken. These animals are being forced to live in our world, but few steps can go a long way to help insure their survival.

For all your self-storage needs in Tennessee, consider StorPlace Self-Storage. We take pride in the community we serve, offering the best in self-storage solutions for home, business and everything else in between!

How Self-Storage Helped Me Pursue My Passion

StorPlace of Hickory HollowSelf-storage units can help you pursue your passion. For me, as a furniture collector and carpenter, its opened a whole new world of possibilities. The truth is, you never think about a lot of things in your life until you need it. In many cases, that’s how it is with self-storage for your home, business or hobby. Preparing to move out on my own recently, I realized just how much stuff my hobby helped me accumulate over the years. It seems, in retrospect, that I may have an addiction to purchasing items every time I enter a home decor store or thrift shop.

The reason I’m brought back to self-storage in all this is because I’m not quite ready to give up on these items, but they also will not fit into my new home. In search of safe and secure storage in the Cool Springs area, I walked through the doors of StorPlace. The Manager was amazing in every way–very knowledgeable about the units she had available as well as the amenities and features that would best fit my needs. She even offered me Property Protection for my storage unit which makes me feel even more confident that my belongings are safe and sound as I settle into my new home.

Now that I have plenty of space, I can further pursue my passion of building and repurposing furniture. I am a huge thrift store and yard sale junkie but due to my lack of space I had in the past I was limited in what I could bring home and work on. Now that I’ve found StorPlace, the sky is the limit! Or, at least as high as the 10 foot ceilings. I love finding that diamond in the rough and seeing the beauty in its potential and now I can continue to accumulate old pieces in search of that next project like the coffee table set I just wrapped up.

Recently, I was at a local thrift store and I came across a metal coffee and side table set. I purchased all three tables for $15 and drove over to a nearby home improvement store. There, I bought a can of cooper color spray paint and some wood for about twenty-four dollars. When I got home, I painted the legs and made new wood tops for all three tables, staining them a dark Walnut finish–and BAM! Magazine quality furniture pieces easily worth $200 or more. The only problem now is I could see myself needing another unit for my next masterpiece.