Sound Treating a Room

Sound Treating a Home Theater RoomIf you’re thinking of upgrading the sound system for your TV, theater, or music studio – before you spend a penny on expensive speakers, cabling and stands – you should first look at the sound treatment in your room.  To begin, we first need to dispel the myth that you can “soundproof” a room.  Unless you are building a brand new, double-walled, floating room in your home – soundproofing is a term you should forget.  You’ll never be able to confine the sound to the room you’re in – but that doesn’t mean you can’t do your best to contain it – and give it the best chance to sound as good as possible.

One of the easiest and least expensive ways to treat a room for better sound quality is through furniture placement and positioning of existing speakers.  Couches and chairs are fantastic at controlling bass frequencies (called “bass traps”) – and will do wonders to reduce standing bass frequencies (the “low bass rumble” that muffles/muddies the sound).  Your sound source (TV or speakers) should be directly opposite your furniture piece – which should no doubt be your listening area.

Next, assess the flat surfaces of your room.  Sound loves to “bounce” around your room, using flat surfaces as springboards to do so.  The more you are able to break up the flat surfaces, the more natural your listening experience will be.  This can be accomplished simply by having a bookshelf in the room against a wall, hanging photos or posters, or a shelf of decorations.  Anything you can do to make flat surfaces not flat will help to keep sound from fluttering around your room.

If you have a budget for treating your room – one of the best ways to break up a wall is with sound absorption panels. These panels (typically 24”x 48”) are a thick sound absorbent foam, braced with a light wood and wrapped in a light breathable cloth.  Typically, one or two per wall behind your sound source and on the adjacent flat surfaces is plenty to cut out any excessive reverb or delays in a room. Sometimes, you can hang them from your ceiling (called “clouds”) to further reduce echo and delay in a room.  Not only do they look nice and help your room sound better – they are a great way to add some color to a room without having to paint your walls.

Finally, if you really want to get professional, add a diffuser directly behind your listening area.  A diffuser is a wall mounted piece of treatment that has multiple levels of 2”x 2” wood – designed to break up sound based on a mathematical formula. It helps to spread sound so that your ear doesn’t detect any delay in the sound.  Paired with absorption panels and bass traps, these elements will neutralize any unwanted or abrasive qualities in your audio, and keep the sound in your space as natural as possible.

Pick Us! StorPlace of Lebanon Pike

StorPlace of Lebanon Pike

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?

 

 

Fall Cleaning

Fall cleaning is here once again. Everyone has heard of spring cleaning so why not do a fall cleaning. StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue is the perfect place to store those items you want out of the way but don’t know what to do with, small or large. We have a lot of convenient locations to a lot of different sides of town. StorPlace Self Storage has locations here in Bellevue, downtown Nashville, 2 locations in Murfreesboro, Murfreesboro Rd, Antioch, Bowling Green KY, Rivergate, Hickory Hollow, Hermitage, Franklin, Cool Springs, Hendersonville and a new one on Lebanon Pike. I am certain you can find a location that fits you.

Fall Cleaning may consist of putting your outdoor toys away after you winterize them. StorPlace Self Storage has a variety of different options for you to choose from in storing your items both small and large. Here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue, we have 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. We have that in heated and cooled and non heated and cooled. The sizes go all the way up to a 10 x 40, which one only comes in non heated and cooled. There are many storage unit sizes in between those.  The majority of the units have the option for heated and cooled, just depends on the size. The smaller sizes and all of the heated and cooled units are in a hallway.

For your convenience we do have carts in the hallways to help move stuff 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 to have peace of mind your belongings will be just like they were when you put them in there when you get them out, it can be a small price to pay. 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.  As far as storing those summertime toys we have the large non heated and cooled units. Here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue we have parking spaces  as well. We have a few covered spaces if you can catch one when its vacant.

There are several locations here at StorPlace Self Storage that has a variety of parking spaces. Some of ours here at StorPlace of Bellevue are easier to get to than others. We always recommend that your come look at the spaces before you rent. Whether you are renting a parking space or a storage unit. Some of the things we require here at StorPlace Self Storage is a valid drivers license to rent a unit. To rent a parking space we require you to have a valid drivers license, proof of insurance and some proof of ownership. Weather it’s a bill of sale or registration. Just give us a call and we will be glad to assist you!

What Storage Facility Should I Choose

How do you choose the right self storage facility depends on your current needs. Are you a business looking to store some inventory or how about a vehicle? Are you going to storing items for personal use or maybe a family member’s possessions that has recently passed away? Whatever the reason for needing storage, there is a storage facility out there just right for your needs.

Let’s start with the concerns that most people have about storage. Number one you want your belongings to be safe and you want yourself to be safe while you are at the facility. Check out what type of security the facility has. Does it have enough lighting to make sure you are not going to be left in the dark after the sun goes down? You want to make sure that the storage facility extremely bright outside lighting, as bright as an airport runway if possible. Extremely bright lighting also tends to run off any type of criminal activity. You also want to make sure that the facility has security cameras and make sure that they are recording 24hrs a day. Gate access is another security concern. Make sure that the gate has shut off hrs i.e. 6am to 10pm; this is a very good security feature as only the tenants would know that the gate shuts off at a certain time. A criminal may be banking on the fact that they will be able to follow a tenant out of the property late in the evening but to their surprise they would be stuck on the property until the next morning. Another feature to notice about the gate is to make sure you have to have a code to get IN and OUT of the property. The biggest security feature is of course the staff, so get to know the employees well at you self storage facility as they are the ones who keep an eye out on the property.

Next topic to take a look at is the location of the storage facility. You do want to make sure that the storage facility is in a decent area and is going to serve your needs well. Storage of a company vehicle is a great reason to look at the location and can save you a lot of money each day.  If your company is located on the outskirts of town then having a vehicle that only make trips or deliveries in town parked in town then it could save your company quite a bit of gas cost each and every day. Also it doesn’t make much since to have all of your business inventory located way outside of your customer base. If all of your deliveries are in a certain town, then put your inventory in a storage unit in that tow

We can provide supplies and a place for you to store your belongings

n and save gas, wear and tear, and employee time of driving back and forth to get inventory. Besides having a business, you may have personal reasons for the location of your storage unit for example do you want it near your home or work? Probably the location will matter on where you will be the most when you are accessing the unit.

Whatever your reason for the storage in the Madison/Rivergate area, there will be a Storplace Self Storage facility with the just the right location and features you are looking for.

Tips on Storage Unit Packing

 

Everyone gathers for the StorPlace Self Storage picnic.

When you are shopping around for a self storage unit, chances are that you are looking for a way to make the most use out of it.  Sure, you know that you are going to pack it full of your belongings, but you have to be sure that you are packing it in such a way that you are not wasting your money.

Self Storage units are perfect for storing items you don’t use on a regular basis or for keeping items temporarily. Similar to packing items for a move from one location to another, packing for a Self storage unit requires properly labeling your items, securing breakable items and preparing outdoor equipment. With a few tips, you will have your items ready for a Self storage unit in no time.

Breakable Items

    • When packing delicate and breakable items, wrap them in newspaper or bubble wrap. Do this for any item you don’t want broken or pieces missing, including toys, small objects and items that may get crushed in regular boxes. You can pack moving blankets or paper pads around the edges of the furniture drawers so items won’t shift while traveling in the moving truck or van. When storing family heirlooms, use wardrobe boxes as holders and secure the items in bubble wrap. Cover the wardrobe boxes and the furniture drawers in shrink wrap to prevent dust and other elements from getting in. Here at Storplace of Murfreesboro Rd. we offer a wide and varied amount of packing supplies.

Saving Space

    • Have a lot of pots and pans? Store what you can in the stove and other appliances then put the rest in large sturdy dish pack boxes. To save space in the storage unit, take apart any tables and chairs before storing and store large furniture pieces like sofas on their sides. If you are unable to take the legs off stack light weight boxes on top. Safeguard furniture with protective covers like moving blankets or shrink wrap. If you have filing cabinets, store business files and supplies in them. Use every space you have to store items.

Storage Unit Preparation

    • Before storing your items in the unit, place some plastic sheeting or cardboard on the floor for cleanliness. This will  help in sliding boxes and furniture along the floor. If the temperature of the storage unit is an issue, consider placing some moisture absorbers (Damp Rid) in the unit.
    • If standard units are not quite what you are looking for. All 13 of our StorPlace Self Storage locations, located throughout middle Tennessee, also have temperature controlled units available in any size you may need.
    • When arranging boxes and items in the storage unit, place those items you want to get to often close to the entrance. Put valuable items like computers, electronic equipment and power tools in the back of the unit. Leave an aisle for walking, and label each box with a description of what’s inside. Before you leave the storage unit, lock it with a high profile padlock purchased from the storage unit office.

 

Outdoor Equipment

When placing outdoor equipment in the storage unit, put it to one side and drain any fluids from mowers, weed cutters or other machines prior to storing. Don’t store paint, chemicals or other combustible items. Store lawn tools in a trash can and avoid putting items in garbage bags. Tie shovels, hoes and racks together. Never store Hazardous materials of any kind.

The storage professionals at Storplace of Murfreesboro Rd. and our other 12 locations in middle TN, will be more than happy to give you a site tour and help you choose the best Storage Unit to suit your needs.

 

Store with StorPlace

The Freeman Family Enjoys the Company Picnic

Your belongings are very important; protect them by choosing the right self storage. Storplace is your one stop shop for all your storage needs. Do you need to store a closet or a house full? Do you need a heated and cooled storage? Do you need to store your belongings for a month or a year, StorPlace accommodates. Storplace offers answers for all your storage needs.

Storplace offers everything one could need whether you are storing short or long term. StorPlace has convenient month to month billing no contracts. StorPlace will prorate you in and can prorate you out, so you only pay for the time you use your storage. StorPlace offers 11 clean and properly maintained locations in Middle Tennessee for your convenience.

August is hot, beat the heat. StorPlace offers storage solutions for all your storage needs. Storage of some valuables requires extra attention, be it heat or cold sensitive items such as electronics, photos, or anything else of that nature.  StorPlace also has RV parking for campers, boats, or trailers. StorPlace offers easy access to your recreation vehicle and a safe place to keep it.

StorPlace also offers packing supplies. Storplace has a wide variety of packing supplies; boxes, tape, and bubble wrap to name a few. Boxes are a necessity when storing, they come in many different sizes. Tape is to help secure your valuables, StorPlace offers tape and tape dispensers. Bubble-Wrap the perfect filler; wrap breakables, and delicate valuables. StorPlace has many other packing materials moving labels, mattress and sofa covers, entire packing kits for those just not sure what they need.

Benefits of Choosing StorPlace

  1. Electronically Monitored Facility
  2. Extended Gate Hours 6:00 AM – 10:00 PM
  3. 10% Discount On Packing Supplies For Tenants
  4. Storplace Offers Heated & Cooled Storage Units
  5. Management  On Premises
  6. Storplace Property Protection
  7. Free  Monthly E-Billing
  8. Automatic Debit
  9. Wide Isles
  10. Dollies In Every Hallway

 

StorPlace give the consumer looking for storage many options. StorPlace has many different size storage units. Need an extra closet? Need an extra room? Need to store your entire house? StorPlace can accommodate. StorPlace has large and small secure self-storage units.  Heated and cooled units of different sizes for your temperature sensitive items. StorPlace has something for you.

 

Decision Making

What size Self-Storage do you need? The professional management at Storplace can help you determine what size Self-Storage would tailor to your need.

  1. 5’ x 5’ Small closet
  2. 5’ x 10’ One Bedroom Apartment
  3. 5’ x 15’ Two Bedroom Apartment
  4. 10’ x 20’ Small Home or Vehicle
  5. 10’ x 25’ Small Home or Vehicle
  6. 10’ x 30’ 3 Bedroom Home or Construction Supplies Warehouse

 

Friendly insightful management for your Self-Storage needs. Clean and properly maintain facilities for your storage. Storage units come in many different sizes, heated and cooled, or parking places for your RV, Boat, Trailer, or Car. Property Protection is available for extra protection. Packing supplies for your packing needs are readily available. StorPlace offers all your storage solutions in one place, for short or long term, small or large it’s covered at Storplace. Storplace is your one stop shop for all your storage needs.

Please come visit us at Hermitage StorPlace Self Storage for all of your storage needs.

Beat The Heat

You have decided to move. A thousand things must be running through your mind right now. Where will we go? When will it be? How much is it going to cost? How long will it all take? I may not know the answer to any of those questions but what I do know is you have to start somewhere. Packing. The more organized and diligent you are about packing your things, the easier it will make your move.

When you sit back and think about packing your things, you need to put things into several different categories. The first divisions that need to be made are what things you will move with you, what things you will store and what things you will be getting rid of. This can be one of the hardest decisions that you have to make when you are moving, but given some time and thought it can make your process much easier. You don’t want to get to your new house and have a lot of clutter to go through; so doing it at the beginning stages can save you time and frustration. The next categories you would places things into would be by rooms.  This makes moving to the new place much easier because when you unload the moving truck you take the boxes straight to the room they belong in to wait to be unpacked. Make sure you make a list of what is in each box and number all of your boxes so you can keep track of what you have. No one likes losing things when they are moving, but if you have a reference of what you have and where it should be, you may save yourself some trouble.

The next major step you must take in your moving process is gathering boxes. First, assess how much you have to pack to save yourself from making multiple trips to buy boxes. The good thing about StorPlace Self Storage is that we not only offer services to your storage needs, but we also have a full line of moving and packing supplies. We can be your one stop shop for any and everything moving related. Now, you know you need boxes, but you walk in and there are different sizes. We understand can be a little overwhelming but if you keep these simple suggestions in mind you will be well equipped with the knowledge you need to leave the store with everything you will need. Smaller boxes are good for heavier items such as books and dishes. You do not want to load a larger box down with heavy items because it is harder to move and you risk obtaining an injury. Medium boxes are the perfect size for children’s toys and even some small kitchen appliances. Large boxes are best used for household items such as computer equipment and cookware. Extra Large boxes are perfect for bulky and lightweight items such as linens and pillows. There are even wardrobe boxes to place hanging clothes from closets in. Don’t forget to pick up some newsprint and bubble wrap to protect your most precious collectables from breaking. Now since you have picked out all of your boxes make sure you have enough tape to get them assembled and closed up completely. We also carry a lot of other moving supplies such as quilted blankets, mattress covers and tie down ropes.

So when you are in the first stages of moving, keep all of the tips in mind. And start your packing experience off right by making one stop to get everything you need at StorPlace of Old Hickory. You can find a full list of our moving and packing supplies on StorPlace.com

StorPlace: How to Choose the Best Storage Facility

 

Choose StorPlace for our friendly atmosphere and for our employess who are always willing to lend a helping hand.

 

Everyone has different reasons as to why they need to use a self storage facility. Whether you are de-cluttering your home, moving for a big job promotion, looking for RV or Boat storage, storing excess business materials, or moving because of harder times; you have something in common with a lot of other people… You want the best storage facility you can get for your money. There are several factors that everyone must consider when they start browsing for storage: Location, Security, Accessibility, and most importantly Customer Service.

Location is one of the most important factors to lot of people. When you are looking at storage facilities, you definitely want to pick one that is going to be conveniently located for you. Whether it is close to your home, your business or where you will be moving to; you want to select somewhere where it won’t be a hassle to access your things whenever you want.

Another very important factor in your selection process should be the security of your belongings. If the things you will be storing are important enough to pay to keep them in a storage facility; they definitely need the best security you can find. Look for facilities with gated access, so you can feel secure that only people who are also renting storage units will have access to the property where your belongings will be kept. Another good security measure to look for is some type of surveillance system; such as 24 hour security cameras. That way there is a back up record of who was on the property, where they were at on the property, and what they were doing on the property. Make sure that you look into places that are well lit, and somewhere that you feel comfortable being.

Accessibility can also play a major role in picking a facility. You want to be able to access your unit as much as possible. Look for places with extended gate hours, and easy access to units. Extended gate hours are very nice, because you can access your unit earlier in the morning and later at night than what the office is open. You also want to make sure that you have easy access to your unit. For example if you have an outside unit, you want to have wider aisles to make it easier to get that moving truck in there. In the case that you are renting an inside unit: check to see if the facility has carts to make moving into your unit easier. When selecting a facility also look for ones who have ground floor units; so that you do not have to carry your belongings up stairs to store them.

Last but most definitely not least, look in to the facilities customer service. You want to store with a company who is very compassionate and friendly. Always pick somewhere that you feel that they go that extra mile to make you feel right at home. Feeling that someone actually cares about you and your precious belongings will make you feel a lot more at ease about putting your things into storage.

If you are looking for a storage facility that has all of these features and many more: StorPlace is the way to go. Please come visit us at one of our 13 convenient StorPlace locations.