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.

 

StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue Helps With Your Storage Needs

Computerized entry at StorPlace Self Storage

You have your own personalized access code to the gates at StorPlace Self Storage

It is getting to be the time of the year to think about spring cleaning, decluttering or maybe even staging your house to put it on the market. Renting a self storage unit is a great asset in all of these situations. At StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue, we have  heated and cooled storage units as well as non-heated and cooled storage units. We have many different storage unit sizes to choose from starting with closet size to a walk-in closet and it keeps going up from there. The two smallest sizes storage units are inside an interior hallway but we do offer carts to help you load your items into these storage units.  For the larger storage units, starting at 10 x 10, we have drive-up access to the storage units. The heated and cooled storage units are also inside an interior hallway as well as a  few of the larger non-heated and cooled storage units.

When you rent a storage unit with StorPlace Self Storage, we do have a one-time $25.00 admin fee, which includes a high security lock. StorPlace Self Storage  of Bellevue has state-of-the-art security cameras and for extra security, there is a resident manager who lives at the facility. The property for StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue is completed fenced in. All of our customers have their own personal gate access code.  To save you some money, your rent is pro-rated when you rent your storage unit and if we know ahead of time, we can pro-rate you when you no longer need your storage unit. StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue also rents Budget moving trucks for local and one-way rentals.

StorPlace Self Storage makes it as easy to pay your monthly storage unit rent. You can  set your account up to get an invoice mailed to you for $2.00 extra per month or you can set your account up to get an email invoice. Another option is to set it up your payments on autopay, where we run your card automatically each month. If you choose to get one of the invoices sent to you,  then you can come in to our location office and pay, mail your payment, pay online or even pay by phone for no charge.

If you start out with a large storage unit and need to downsize to a smaller size, we try to make the process as easy as possible. We try to make the process of moving from a smaller storage to a larger unit a simple process as well. StorPlace Self Storage requires you have insurance for your belongings that you are storing. If you do not have your own homeowners or renters insurance, we have different protection options. There is no deductible with our protection option. Give us a call today or stop by one of our many properties to see our awesome facilities!!

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.

 

StorPlace Self Storage Manager Reminisces

Well here we are again. Another year has come and gone. As I look back on the past year, I have to stop and take a minute to reminisce. I sit here wondering where the year went and how and the heck it went by so fast. A lot of good things have happened for me this past year, the most important thing being a very well deserved promotion. I have finally been given the opportunity to show my fellow coworkers what I can do as a property manager. I don’t want to sound conceited, but I do always work hard and try to give 110% to everything that I do. I think this can be said about each and every StorPlace Self Storage manager.

We all take great pride in what we do and how our properties look. I think I can speak for everyone when I say we hope that pride can be seen by our current and future tenants alike. And I can’t forget to mention all the pedestrians when they drive by or come onto the self storage facilities each one of us manages. We all like to operate a well maintained and clean facility. We like to keep all the light bulbs changed and lit and want to make sure the hallways are always kept up by keeping them swept and litter free. I just recently brought my leaf blower from home and blew off the property one pile of leaves at a time. I know it sounds like a big job, but the payoff was well worth it. The property looks great.

We always keep the bathrooms nice and clean as well as our offices. I personally will pick up trash as I do the lock check by stuffing it into my pockets. That’s one reason I wear cargo pants all the time, in case anyone was wondering. Sometimes when I get back to the office my pockets are bulging out from the trash I’ve collected, although that’s a very rare occasion. All of our tenants are very tidy for the most part and also does their share to keep the property clean by disposing of their trash properly. I guess you can say they too take pride in the property they rent at.

Another great thing we all like to do is keep our merchandise well stocked. You are always going to find just about any moving or packing supplies you may need at any StorPlace Self Storage facility. You will always find plenty of moving boxes in a nice variety of sizes too.

So I guess in a nutshell what I’ve been trying to say is, if you want find a well-lit, clean, and well organized, and stocked with all the moving and packing supplies you could need storage facility,
StorPlace Self Storage is the place.

Please come visit us at 1628 Campbell Lane, Bowling Green, KY 42104, or you can call us at 888-395-5677.

StorPlace Gives Storage Tips

Why heated and cooled storage?

Heated and cooled storage maintains a steady temperature of 55–80° using central air conditioning and heat, as well as dehumidifiers to control the temperature. This insulates your things from the damage that severe hot or cold weather can cause to items stored in storage units.
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. We frequently get questions about what is acceptable to store so we have compiled a list to provide more information on what works for storage.

Security options for storage

When selecting a self storage facility, you’ll want to understand what kind of security is in place to keep your items secure. Since security measures vary according to facility policy, cost, and even geographic location we have put together a list of some things to keep in mind when looking for self storage.

Self storage tips for business owners

At StorPlace, we find that most of our business owners make use of self storage not just for long-term, but also for short-term storage locker solutions. Take advantage of our tips to make the best use of your storage space.

Choose the right size self storage unit

Estimating how much space you will need for your storage bins can be easy if you know what you want to store. Here are some simple guidelines to assess your self storage needs.
Insuring your stored items
Whether you are planning to store business or personal belongings it’s important to insure them since items in self storage aren’t generally covered by other policies such as homeowner or rental insurance. Here at StorPlace we offer 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. We have compiled some considerations and common requirements for storing your vehicle at a self storage facility.

Packing efficiently for self storage

See our tips for packing and storing so your things are organized and accessible.

Hints for packing and storing

See our tips for packing and storing so your things are organized and accessible.

Comparing outdoor, indoor, and drive-up storage

These are the three most common types of space for self storage. Review our guide to understand the differences and decide which type is right for you.

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. See our tips for selecting and making the most of your packing materials

When you need storage just remember

StorPlace Self Storage is here for your storage help and they can help you also with your packing with any supplies that you may need to get everything ready for storage. We have 12 convenient locations in the Middle Tennessee Nashville and 1 location in Bowling Green, Kentucky, to better serve you. We look forward to seeing you soon and giving you a great customer service experience here at StorPlace of Franklin located at 1138 Highway 96 East, Franklin, TN 37067, or you can call us at 615-567-5302.

Holiday Preparation

It’s that time of year again to hide all of the Christmas presents you do not want anyone to find. Here at StorPlace self Storage you have access to your unit 7 days a week, therefore you will not have a problem getting in here on Christmas Eve to pick up your hidden gifts, as long as you get in and out of here before the gate closes at 10PM. Here at StorPlace Self Storage we have interior and exterior lighting to make it easy to see for putting that bike together. For all of those big items that you may have here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue we have Budget rental trucks for easy delivery.

With it being the Christmas time of the year that brings the winter season. We offer at Storplace Self Storage of Bellevue heated and cooled units of all sizes. Everything here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue is on 1 level. We have no need for elevators. Inside our heated and cooled hallways we have carts for easy access of hauling your belongings for the car to the storage unit or from the storage closeto the car. Some of the larger storage units even have lights on the inside to make it easier to see what you are doing.

With the snow and ice approaching here at StorPlace Self Storage we try to be here at the office as much as we can. When the weather does keep us from making it in we do have a company who will plow our driveway when possible. As for those payments, if we are not here and the payment needs to be in to prevent your self from that pesky late fee, you can make the payment online or even by calling our number and paying thru the call center. If you decided you need a storage unit and we are not here due to the office being closed all you have to do is call our number at StorPlace Self Storage and our call center can assist you.

We cannot leave out the non heated and cooled units that we have with drive up access. All of our small units here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue are inside a interior hallway. For these as well, we have the carts to make it easier moving your stuff around.

StorPlace Self Storage is all about customer service. Our goal is to give the best customer service we possibly can. Here at StorPlace Self Storage if the location that you needed does not have exactly what you need then we will try our best to accomodate your needs or find one of our other locations they would be able to accomodate your specific needs.

Sometime price is a sensitive issue with people because of a difficult time they are going thru, we are always offering some type of special on our website www.storplaceselfstorage.com. Whether it is a few dollars off rent, something involving our property protection or maybe even a free box or two.

Please com visit us 7332 Tolbert Rd., Nashville, TN 37209, or you can call us at 615-369-1491.

Self Storage Tips on How to Use Self-Storage

When storing there are many factors to consider so do your research. Choosing the right packing supplies is a very important starting with boxes and tape. Next choosing the right location for storing your goods is very important. Finally choosing the right storage unit for your storing need is the most important thing to consider. Hopefully this guide will help you make an informed decision on all your self-storage needs.
First thing in storing is packing your personal goods. Boxes are the easiest and most convenient way to pack. Many people have the notion that the bigger the box the better, not always the case. When selecting boxes think about what you are storing and who will be moving it. Starting with small storage boxes which are great for heavier items such as books and dishes, these type items can get heavy very quickly. On to larger boxes which are great for storing lighter items such as towels, blankets, and comforters. Also many places such as StorPlace offer many specialized boxes like mirror boxes which are great for storing mirrors or paintings. Remember when using boxes to properly secure them with tape and filler material like bubble wrap and foam peanuts for extra security.
When storing your personal belongings in self-storage, location is always very important to consider. A secure and conveniently located storage facility is always a plus. Say you are moving to a new town, it is best if you 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 12 conveniently located and secure storage facilities in Middle Tennessee Nashville ready to accommodate all your storage needs. Location is a convenience when dealing with self-storage.
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. Selecting the right storage unit for your belongings sometime requires a little extra insight. The storage professionals such as the ones at StorPlace can provide the insight and help determine the storage unit that will best serve you. Do you require a small or large unit, a drive up unit, or maybe a heated and cooled unit, 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. Starting with proper packing supplies such as boxes and tape, choose the correct materials necessary for the 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. 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.
Come visit us at 1615 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203 or you can call us at 615-369-2266.

StorPlace Offers Heated and Cooled Units

February is usually a cold month. Inhospitable weather abound the cold and the dampness can wreck havoc on everything. Self storage is an easy and convenient way to protect your property. Self storage is an easy effective way of combating the seasonal onslaught. Winter is too cold, and summer is too hot. Much of our personal property is not made to last when dealing with the dramatic changing weather. Self-storage offers many solutions to whatever your storage needs are. Not only are there standard storage units, but there are also units that are heated and cooled to add that extra peace of mind.
StorPlace offers many different options for all your storage needs. Standard storage units offer a safe secure place to store your belongings. Standard units are great for storing non-temperature sensitive items; these storage units are great for storing many household items. Storage of items such as toys, tools, and yard equipment are perfect examples of items to store in standard non-temperature controlled units. Even without the benefit of being heated and cooled, standard units help take weather out of the equation. Standard storage unit’s com e in many different sizes, sure to fulfill all of your storage needs.
Storage of certain items requires a little extra attention sometimes. In some instances ,standard storage units are just not enough. Many items such as electronics, photos and paintings, even many types of furniture ,should be placed in heated and cooled units. Heated and cooled units offer that extra peace of mind when it comes to your valuables. These units offer the extra protection of not getting too cold and not getting to hot. Electronics and furniture are can be very expensive; photos and paintings can be priceless. The worth and the extra protection that a heated and cooled unit provides to your personal items is incalculable.
StorPlace gives the consumer looking for storage many options, and has many different size storage units. Need an extra closet? Need an extra room? Need to store an entire house? StorPlace Self Storage can accommodate. StorPlace has large and small secure self-storage units. We also have heated and cooled units of different sizes for your temperature sensitive items.
StorPlace has much extra value for you: Friendly insightful management for your self-;torage needs.;Clean and properly maintain facilities for your storage needs.
Storage units come in many different sizes, heated and cooled, and 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. Whatever your storage needs, we can assist you.
. 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. With twelve, convenient middle Tennessee locations there is a Storplace in your neighborhood.
We are located in Davidson,Williamson,Rutherford,and Sumner counties in Middle Tennessee.We are also located in Warren Count yin Bowling Green ,Kentucky.
Please come visit us at 1615 Charlotte Avenue, Nashville, TN 37203, or you can call us at 615-369-2266.

StorPlace: Extended Hours, Excellent Customer Service, Safety, Heated and Cooled Units

It’s that time of year again to put away all of the stuff after Christmas that you do not have a place to store. Here at StorPlace Self Storage you have access to your unit 7 days a week, therefore you will not have a problem getting inhere to pick up whatever you need , as long as you get in and out of here before the gate closes at 10PM. Here at StorPlace Self Storage we have interior and exterior lighting to make it easy to see for putting things in your storage unit. For all of those big items that you may have here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue we have Budget rental trucks for easy delivery.
With it being January, that brings the winter season. We offer at Storplace Self Storage of Bellevue heated and cooled units of all sizes. Everything here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue is on 1 level. We have no need for elevators. Inside our heated and cooled hallways we have carts for easy access of hauling your belongings for the car to the unit or from the unit to the car. Some of the larger units even have lights on the inside to make it easier to see what you are doing.
With the snow and ice approaching here at StorPlace Self Storage , we try to be here at the office as much as we can. When the weather does keep us from making it in we do have a company who will plow our driveway when possible. As for those payments, if we are not here and the payment needs to be in to prevent your self from that pesky late fee, you can make the payment online or even by calling our number and paying thru the call center. If you decided you need a storage unit and we are not here due to the office being closed all you have to do is call our number at StorPlace Self Storage and our call center can assist you.
We cannot leave out the non heated and cooled storage units that we have with drive up access. All of our small storage closets here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue are inside a interior hallway. For these as well, we have the carts to make it easier moving your stuff around.
StorPlace Self Storage is all about customer service. Our goal is to give the best customer service we possibly can. Here at StorPlace Self Storage if the location that you needed does not have exactly what you need then we will try our best to accommodate your needs or find one of our other locations they would be able to accommodate your specific needs.
Sometimes price is a sensitive issue with people because of a difficult time they are going thru. We are always offering some type of special on our website www.storplaceselfstorage.com. It could be is a few dollars off rent, something involving our property protection or maybe even a free box or two.
Come visit us at 7332 Tolbert Rd. Nashville, TN 37209, or you can call us at 615-369-1491.

StorPlace :Extended Hours, Excellent Customer Service, Safety, Heated and Cooled Units

It’s that time of year again to put away all of the stuff after Christmas that you do not have a place to store. Here at StorPlace Self Storage you have access to your unit 7 days a week, therefore you will not have a problem getting inhere to pick up whatever you need , as long as you get in and out of here before the gate closes at 10PM. Here at StorPlace Self Storage we have interior and exterior lighting to make it easy to see for putting things in your storage unit. For all of those big items that you may have here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue we have Budget rental trucks for easy delivery.
With it being January, that brings the winter season. We offer at Storplace Self Storage of Bellevue heated and cooled units of all sizes. Everything here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue is on 1 level. We have no need for elevators. Inside our heated and cooled hallways we have carts for easy access of hauling your belongings for the car to the unit or from the unit to the car. Some of the larger units even have lights on the inside to make it easier to see what you are doing.
With the snow and ice approaching here at StorPlace Self Storage , we try to be here at the office as much as we can. When the weather does keep us from making it in we do have a company who will plow our driveway when possible. As for those payments, if we are not here and the payment needs to be in to prevent your self from that pesky late fee, you can make the payment online or even by calling our number and paying thru the call center. If you decided you need self storage and we are not here due to the office being closed all you have to do is call our number at StorPlace Self Storage and our call center can assist you.
We cannot leave out the non heated and cooled units that we have with drive up access. All of our small storage closets here at StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue are inside a interior hallway. For these as well, we have the carts to make it easier moving your stuff around.
StorPlace Self Storage is all about customer service. Our goal is to give the best customer service we possibly can. Here at StorPlace Self Storage if the location that you needed does not have exactly what you need then we will try our best to accommodate your needs or find one of our other locations they would be able to accommodate your specific needs.
Sometimes price is a sensitive issue with people because of a difficult time they are going thru. We are always offering some type of special on our website www.storplaceselfstorage.com. It could be is a few dollars off rent, something involving our property protection or maybe even a free storage box or two.
Please come visit us at 7332 Tolbert Road,Nashville,Tn.37209 or call us at 615-369-1491.