Tips for Storing Comic Book Collections

StorPlace of Murfreesboro RdComic book collections are a great investment and fun hobby. With the hundreds of comic book based movies that have been hitting the silver screen lately, it’s easy to get attached with the fun and engaging characters. Whether you can relate to the backstory, or you think their super power is really cool, being interested in comic book characters is what will keep you interested in the story as it grows and continues.

Most publishers have massive universes of thousands of characters – so keep your eyes open for the classics if you are beginning to build your collection: Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, The Flash, etc. Maybe a team of characters is more your speed – check out: The X-Men, The Avengers, The Justice League, etc. But for those of you who already have a growing collection–and are running out of storage space around your home–below are some tips for how to store comic books the right way while you continue to add more to the collection.

Comic Book Collection Storage 

Equally important to building your collection is protecting your collection. Comic books are generally stored in acid free mylar bags–you can even get them resealable with acid free adhesive. This protects your books from fingerprinting, scuffs, and–with the addition of some acid free tissue paper–moisture as well. A backing board is stored inside the bag, against the back cover of the book, to add rigidity which prevents bending and curling when books are stored together. We also recommend climate controlled storage areas as well to protect the collection from extreme temperatures.

Finally, store your bagged and boarded comic book collection upright in a short or long box–depending on how many books you have–being sure to add foam inserts or large trade paper backs to fill the empty space to prevent your books from leaning too much in a forward or backward direction. Wear cotton or linen gloves when handling or placing your books in storage. Also, don’t store your comic books in a way that the ink on the spine cracks and becomes white, and always store your books, bagged and boarded.

In addition to those comic book storage tips, inspecting your books periodically while in storage is also highly recommended. Treat them like you’re handling historical documents in an archive similar to business document storage, because essentially that’s what you’re doing. Above all else, remember to enjoy your new hobby and continue to purchase new comic books after you have created space by storing your older items. For anyone with large collections in the Kentucky or Tennessee areas, consider StorPlace. Our heated or cooled units would be great for comic book storage, so stop by today to learn more!

Lamp Boxes and Golf Bags

StorPlace has boxes to fit all things from golf bags to lamps

StorPlace of Bowling Green is now in the golf bag shipping business! Well, not really. It just seems that way. Toward the beginning of the summer, a gentleman came in and looked at the boxes in our retail display. He decided that our lamp base box was the perfect size for shipping golf bags. As it turns out, he needed eight of them. Lucky for him, StorPlace Self Storage has a ‘buy three, get one free’ special on most box sizes. Of course, we couldn’t let him leave without asking how he had acquired so many golf bags. He said that not only does he play golf, but he keeps an eye out for great used golf equipment. This led him to the basement of an acquaintance. The basement was full of all kinds of golf clubs, bags, and accessories. After talking it over, our customer, let’s call him “Mr. Golf”, agreed he would get into the eBay golf business and bought out the contents of that basement. In a short while, his eBay business was up and running and he needed to ship golf bags out to his customers.

At StorPlace of Bowling Green, we normally stock the most common size shipping boxes. However, up to the point “Mr. Golf” came in the store, we usually didn’t have more than ten lamp base boxes to sell. Since he bought all of that style, we needed to order more but how many should we get? The best person to ask was “Mr. Golf”. He said he had, at that time, about 30 bags advertised on his eBay site, and all with active bids. So, we put in an order for 30 lamp base boxes. He said he would be back to buy them and he has proven true to his word. He is our best recent retail customer.

Strangely enough, on a day not too long ago, we thought that “Mr. Golf” had a box buying competitor.  A woman came into the store and asked to buy four lamp base boxes. During the conversation over the sale, she said the boxes were for shipping golf bags. We couldn’t let that one go by, so we told her about “Mr.Golf” and his eBay business. She told us that she is his girlfriend and was sent on a box buying errand!

Come to think of it, I don’t believe we have ever sold a lamp base box for customer to actually pack a lamp. For example: a decorator needed a few of the larger boxes to transport tall fluted glass flower vases or another customer planned to store a croquet set. Regardless, we are glad to offer the boxes to folks who need them. And did I mention that we just ordered sixty additional lamp base boxes for a certain eBay businessman?

 

How to Choose the Best Storage Facility

 

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StorPlace can help you find the best storage unit for your storage needs.

 

When storing there are many factors to consider, so do your research. The number one  factor when storing is choosing the right storage unit for your storing needs. Once you have decided what type of storage unit you will need, it is very important to pick the right storage location for you. Lastly, it is important to have the correct packing supplies for your belongings starting with boxes and tape. Hopefully, this guide will help you make an informed decision for all your self-storage needs.

First thing to do when storing is packing your personal goods. Boxes are the easiest and most convenient way to pack. Many people think that the bigger the box the better, but that is not always the case. When selecting boxes think about what you are storing and who will be moving it. Small boxes are great for heavier items, such as books and dishes as these type items can get heavy very quickly. Larger boxes are great for storing lighter items such as towels, blankets, and comforters.  Also, many storage companies,such as StorPlace Self Storage, offer specialized boxes like mirror boxes, which are great for storing mirrors or paintings. Remember when storing items in boxes to properly secure them with tape and filler material like bubble wrap and foam peanuts.

When storing your personal belongings in self-storage, the location of the storage facility is important to consider.  A secure and conveniently located storage facility is always a plus. If you are moving to a new town, it is better to find a storage facility closer to where you will be moving to instead of one across town. It is more convenient to access your personal goods at a storage facility that is close to you.  StorPlace Self Storage has 16 conveniently located and secure storage facilities in middle Tennessee ready to accommodate all your storage needs.

Once you have packed your belongings and determined the right self-storage location for your storing needs, you must select an appropriate storage unit. Storage units come in many different sizes, and with many different features. Storage professionals, such as the ones at StorPlace Self Storage, can help determine the storage unit which will best serve your needs. Do you require a small or large unit? A drive up unit? A heated and cooled unit? These are just a few of the questions that a property manager can assist you with.  Your personal belonging are very important, you take great care of them, choosing a storage unit should be no different. Take the same care when selecting your self-storage unit.

There is no unimportant part of self storage. Start with the necessary packing supplies, such as boxes and tape, for the storing or moving job ahead. Another very important part of storing with self-storage is finding a location that suits you best; a location down the road is better than across town. Lastly, select the right unit for your storage needs, if you don’t know, ask. A storage professional will help you determine what type of unit would benefit you the most and if that unit will be enough or not enough for your storing needs.

Pick Us! StorPlace of Lebanon Pike

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Stop in to see us at StorPlace of Lebanon Pike

Reserving a unit is much simpler than it used to be.  All you need to do is pick out a location that is the most convenient for you. The storage facility could be near your home or closer to your office, whichever is easier for you to reach whenever you need it.  Then, all you have to do is virtually point and click to find the location that is closest to you via StorPlaceSelfStorage.com  or StorPlace.com. Our website is very simple to maneuver and search for step by step instructions, suggestions for packing and stacking, packing materials and location information.   When you are reserving your storage unit online, online reservation fee is just $10.00, which will be credited to the first month’s rent.

There are over 30 different  shapes, types, and sizes  of storage units to choose from at StorPlace Self Storage.  Some of the units are temperature controlled.  With all of that variety, you will be sure to find the right self storage unit to fit your needs from a 5×5, which is the size of a small closet, all the way up to a 12×50 parking space, large enough to fit that brand new Recreational Vehicle the family has been dreaming about for years.

StorPlace Self Storage strives to make the storage experience easy and convenient for our customers. There are many payment options that our customers can set up, such as online bill pay, payment dropbox, automatic credit card billing, after hours call center, or emailed invoices.  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.

StorPlace of Lebanon Pike is located on the corner of Central Pike and Lebanon Pike in the heart of Hermitage, TN. Nearby points of interest include The Hermitage (Home of President Andrew Jackson), The Grand Ole Opry, Nashville Shores, Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Hermitage House Smorgasbord, and Ravenwood Country Club. Our facility is also located next to the Music City Bikeway that connects Shelby Bottoms Greenway with the Stones River Greenway. Altogether, this paved trail runs 16.6 miles. Highlights of this trail include the Cumberland River Pedestrian Walking Bridge, the Shelby Bottoms Nature Center, and the Percy Priest Dam. Perfect for biking, jogging, and walking.

StorPlace Self Storage is  conveniently situated in 16 locations stretching from southern KY to Murfreesboro and from east of Nashville to Rivergate, Hendersonville, Hermitage etc.  You name it, we are close to it. Call, click or stop in today and check us out.  Every one of our managers or assistant managers are appropriately educated to answer all the storage questions you may have.  So what are you waiting for?

 

 

Storage Tips

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Why heated and cooled storage?

Heated and cooled storage maintains a steady temperature of 55–80° using central air conditioning during the summer months and heat during the winter months, as well as dehumidifiers to control the temperature. This insulates your stored items from the damage that severe hot or cold weather can cause.

What should or should not be stored in a self storage unit?

Self storage is an excellent option for storing the overflow of many different types of items or belongings from your home or business. StorPlace Self Storage frequently gets questions about what is acceptable to store so we have compiled a list to provide more information on what works for storage. Stop in to any of StorPlace’s 16 locations to see the list of items that should not be stored in a storage unit.

Security options for storage

When selecting a self storage facility, it is important to understand the security system of the facility. Since security measures vary according to facility policy,cost, and even geographic location, StorPlace Self Storage has put together a list of some things to keep in mind when looking for self storage. Ask for this list when you stop in to get a tour of our facilities. You can also learn more in this video.

Self storage tips for business owners

At StorPlace Self Storage, we find that most of our business owners make use of self storage not just for long-term, but also for short-term solutions. If your un-used business equipment or files are taking over your office, it is time to think about renting a self storage unit!

Choose the right size self storage unit

Estimating how much space you will need for your storage items can be easy if you know what you want to store. StorPlace Self Storage has an handy storage unit size guide to help you decide what size storage you will need for your belongings. It is important to choose the right size storage unit, so you are not wasting space and money.

Insuring your stored items

Whether you are planning to store business or personal belongings, it’s important to ensure the items while stored in a self storage unit. Homeowners or rental insurance might not cover items that are in storage. Make sure to check your insurance policy before you decide to rent a self storage unit.  StorPlace Self Storage offers our own Property Protection to help cover stored items.

Vehicle self storage

Any type of vehicle can be stored in self storage to free up space in your garage. StorPlace Self Storage does offers RV outside storage. There are special considerations and prepping that need to be done before a vehicle is placed in storage. If you prepare you car, boat or RV for storage, then it will run properly when it time to remove it from the storage unit.

Hints for packing and storing

StorPlace Self Storage has created videos to help with everything from packing boxes to packing your storage unit safely and efficiently.

Comparing outdoor, indoor and drive-up storage

The are the three most common types of space for self storage are outdoor, indoor and drive-up storage. Our friendly and informed staff are able to answer all of your questions about the different types of storage and what would work the best for your storage needs.

Choosing boxes and packing materials

Once the decision to move things into storage is made, the next step is to decide how to pack them correctly. StorPlace Self Storage has a variety of packing and moving supplies at each of our locations from boxes to packing tape to furniture protection.  We have 16 convenient locations in the Middle Tennessee and Bowling Green, Kentucky areas to serve your storage needs. We look forward to seeing you soon and giving you a great customer service experience!

 

 

Stress Free Storage at StorPlace

Stress Free Storage at StorPlace Self Storage

Don’t let self storage stress you out!

StorPlace Self-Storage wants to make your storage experience as stress free as possible. Our staff takes the time to listen to your needs and do everything we can to help you with your storage needs during your time of transition. We strive to have the best customer service, while providing you with a top-notch storage facility. In addition to great customer service, we offer state-of-the-art security, including 24 hour camera surveillance, convenient gate-hours, free carts to help you move-in and so much more!   Peace of mind comes with knowing your things will be safe and secure when you store your personal belongings with StorPlace Self Storage. Stop in to one of our 16 convenient locations in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Bowling Green, KY, and receive 10% off of any moving/packing supplies.

Here are a few good tips to help you save money and get
“the best bang for your buck” when using self-storage:

1. Start by putting the large items in the unit first and then fill the gaps of space. This will allow you will use the storage space more efficiently. You can also safely stack boxes as high as you can starting from the back of the storage unit wall and working your way towards the door. Utilizing all of the storage space effectively will help you save money for the size of the storage unit that you will need.

2. Make sure to leave any boxes or items that you think you’ll need more frequently until the very last so you will have easier access to the items.  If you think you may need to access your space more often, you may want to consider leaving a walkway through the center of your unit so you can easily find whatever you need.

3.Another good tip is to use covers to help keep dust from settling on your items. StorPlace Self Storage has a variety of furniture and mattress covers, to protect these items while in storage.

4. Check your storage unit monthly to make sure nothing has shifted and that there are no issues that you would need to discuss with your facility manager.

When it comes to getting the best value for your storage unit, take advantage of our discounts offered to tenants or the current retail or internet specials at each facility.  StorPlace Self Storage understands that there can be a lot of stress and worry when there is some type of transition in life. Our storage solutions and great customer service helps make the transitions a bit easier.

 

Summertime Storage Blues

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Guys, if you are anything like my husband you already have the Summertime Storage Blues. Has she been on you as much as I have been on my husband to finish his HONEY DO LIST? Girls: talking, whining, bribing, and threatening will do no good. Now it’s time for a not so gentle nudge.  The first thing you need to do is to RENT A STORAGE SPACE for all of the extra things you want to get out of the house or garage.
Summer is a great time to complete those spring cleaning projects that didn’t get completed such as moving the items that you cleared out of rooms to a storage unit.

Summer brings different challenges when you are renting a storage unit. It is also the busiest season for storage facilities and moving companies!  Face it, summer is hot and sticky–not exactly the best time of year to cram your things into a small space! Fortunately, there are many ways to keep your belongings cool and dry while you store them in the sweaty summer months. Below are just a  few tips to keep in mind when you are storing this summer.

•Use a heated and cooled unit. If you will be storing clothing (especially leather or fur), wood furniture, photographs, or electronics, your safest option is to rent a heated and cooled unit. Extreme heat and high humidity that is typical of the summer months can cause mildew, mold, rust and decay. Heated and cooled storage will maintain a steady temperature between 60 and 80 degrees in the storage unit protecting your belongings.

•Make sure that everything is clean and dry before storing it. Storing damp items will contribute to the moisture in the air and cause damage to your belongings. Make sure all clothing is washed (and thoroughly dry) before storing as well. Dirt, oils, perfumes or stains on unclean clothing will attract pest infestations, especially in high temperatures.

•Make sure everything is adequately packed. Make sure all furniture and mattresses are wrapped and covered with furniture blankets, then covered with a plastic sheet to keep out moisture. Never place plastic directly against furniture as this can cause moisture build-up on the mattress. Clothing and furs should be cleaned before going into storage and hung inside wardrobe boxes. You should also place your possessions on top of wooden pallets if your unit has a concrete floor. This will keep them away from condensation.

Stop by any of the 16 Middle Tennessee and Bowling Green, KY StorPlace Self Storage locations to find out more about storage tips for the summer months. StorPlace Self Storage’s friendly and knowledgable staff are here to help you out with your all of your storage needs from moving and packing supplies to storage unit rentals.

 

 

Store at StorPlace Self Storage

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The weather shifts and so do our moods! Spring is here and what better time than to empty out those attics, garages, and cluttered closets?  StorPlace Self Storage offers a variety of packing essentials, from industrial-quality boxes to peanuts and bubble wrap, geared to meet your every moving need.  Current and new tenants can receive a 10% discount of all packing and moving supplies that are in the store.

Once you have done your spring cleaning projects, sorted the items in the rooms, where, you might ask, will you put all the items that don’t fit back into the room and that you can’t throw out? Renting a self storage unit for these leftover items would be a great option. It helps relieve the clutter in your home after you have done your spring cleaning projects.  Visit your nearest StorPlace Self-Storage facility and take a tour of the property!  We have units in every shape and size, from 5×5’s to store those bulky Christmas totes, up to 10×30’s ready to house a car!  You can be reassured that a StorPlace Self Storage employee will take personal interest in matching you with the most appropriate unit, putting the safety and security of your items at the top of their agenda.

Need a closer look?  StorPlace Self Storage is an entirely fenced-in property.  Tenants enter/exit through our main gate, using their own personalized and unique gate codes.  24/hr-video surveillance and a well-lit grounds make moving-in after dark a worry-free exercise.  You can access your storage units 7 days a week from 6am to 10pm via our gated entrance. Our friendly staff are available 6 days a week to serve any of your storage or moving needs, even opening early at 8am on Saturday to help you get an early start on your move!  Reserve a unit online today to receive a discount on your unit rate, as well as check out any other special internet offers we’re running!

It’s one thing to store your personal items in a storage facility, but it’s another to store with a facility that prides itself on customer service, customer appreciation, and customer happiness.  Our goals are simple: to provide you with a safe and secure atmosphere, as well as friendly service, so that your stay with us can be one free of hassle and worry. Don’t hesitate to call, don’t hesitate to move, get a jump on your spring cleaning and store with StorPlace Self Storage.

 

Storage Tips and Questions from StorPlace

There are many things to consider when renting a storage unit. The questions and answers and tips below will help you decide which storage facility to rent from and what type of storage you might need:

Why heated or cooled storage?

Heated and cooled storage maintains a steady temperature of 55–80° using
central air conditioning or heat, as well as dehumidifiers to control the
temperature. This insulates your belongings from the damage that severe hot or cold
weather can cause damage to items.

What should or should not be stored in a self storage unit?

Self-storage is an excellent option for storing overflow of many
different types of materials from your home or business. StorPlace Self Storage  frequently gets questions about what is acceptable to store in a storage unit. The most important thing to remember is not to put combustible items such as paint in a self storage unit. Also, do not place living items such as animals or plants in self storage.

Security options for storage

When selecting a self storage facility you’ll want to understand the different aspects to self storage security including alarmed storage units, computerized gate access, video surveillance and more. Security measures vary according to facility policy, cost, and even geographic location. Security is very important in your choice of a self storage facility.

Self storage tips for business owners

At StorPlace Self Storage, we find that most of our business owners make use of self
storage not just for long-term, but also for short-term solutions. If your business is running out of storage space for unused equipment or files, then self storage is a great option.

Choose the right size self storage unit

Estimating how much space you will need for your storage items can be
easy if you know what you want to store.
Check out our unit size guide to give you examples of the sizes of the storage units that we have and how much of your belongings can fit into which size storage unit.

Insuring your stored items 

Whether you are planning to store business or personal belongings, it is
important to insure the items in storage, since items in self storage are not generally covered by homeowners or rental insurance policies. StorPlace Self Storage offers Property Protection to help cover stored items
.

Vehicle self storage

Any type of vehicle can be stored in self storage to free up space in
your garage.
There are specific details that have to be done to prep a boat, car or RV for storage in order to keep the vehicle in running order. StorPlace Self Storage has RV/boat/car parking spaces at our facilities.

Packing efficiently for self storage

StorPlace Self Storage has created videos with description on the proper way to pack your belongings or business inventory for self storage. If you properly pack for self storage you will be able to optimize the space in your storage unit.

Choosing boxes and packing materials

Once the decision to move things into storage is made, the next step is to decide how to pack them correctly. StorPlace Self Storage offers a variety of box sizes, filler material and other packing necessities for all your packing needs. To make things easier, StorPlace also offers box kits which include different box sizes and packing material.

When you need storage just remember StorPlace Self Storage for your storage needs. We can also help you with  packing supplies that you may need to get everything ready for storage. We have 16 convenient locations in the Middle Tennessee Area and one location in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We look forward to giving you a great customer service experience at StorPlace of Cool Springs in Brentwood. Please feel free to contact us at 615-373-3006.

 

Choosing the Right Self Storage Facility for Your Needs

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StorPlace can help you find the best storage unit for your storage needs.

There are many factors that you need to consider when you decide to store personal or business belongings. It is important to do your research to find the best storage solutions for your storage needs.  Choosing the right packing supplies, including boxes, newsprint, bubble wrap and packing tape, is a very important starting point.  Next choosing the right storage facility location for storing your goods is very important. Lastly, the most important thing to consider is choosing the right sized storage unit for your storing needs. Hopefully, the following tips will help you make an informed decision on all your self-storage needs.

The first thing to do when you store your items is to make sure that you properly pack your personal goods. Boxes are the easiest and most convenient way to pack. When selecting boxes,  think about what you are storing and who will be moving it. Small boxes are great for heavier items such as books and dishes; these type items can get heavy very quickly. Larger boxes are great for storing lighter items such as towels, blankets, and comforters. Many places, such as StorPlace Self Storage, offer many specialized boxes like mirror boxes, which are great for storing mirrors or paintings. Remember when using boxes, properly secure them with tape and filler material like bubble wrap and foam peanuts for extra protection from dirt and dust.

When storing your personal belongings in self-storage, location is the most important factor to consider.  A secure and conveniently located storage facility is always a must have. If you are moving to a new town, it is best to find a storage facility closer to where you will be moving instead of one across town. The more convenient a location is to where you live, the easier it is to access your personal goods. StorPlace Self-Storage has 14 conveniently located and secure storage facilities in middle Tennessee and Bowling Green, Kentucky ready to accommodate all your storage needs.

Once you have packed your belongings and determined the right self-storage location for your storing needs, you must select an appropriate storage unit. Storage units come in many different sizes, with many different features. Selecting the right storage unit for your belongings sometimes can require a little extra insight. The storage professionals  at StorPlace Self Storage can provide the insight and help determine the storage unit that will best serve your needs. Some of the questions that the property management can help with when deciding on a storage unit size are:  Do you require a small or large unit, a drive up unit, or maybe a heated and cooled unit?

Every stop in prepping for and choosing a self storage facility is important.  To start off, you must choose the correct materials necessary for the packing job ahead. Another very important part of storing with self-storage is find a location that suits you best, a location down the road is better than across town. Finally, select the right unit for your storage needs, if you don’t know ask or check out the StorPlace Self Storage unit size guide.  A storage professional will help you determine what type of unit would benefit you the most and if that unit will be enough or not enough for your storing needs.