Winter Storage

Heated and Cooled Storage Units at StorPlace Self StorageThere are many different reasons for needing storage during the winter months. It may be nothing out of the ordinary like storing items because of a move or needing to clean up the clutter. Maybe it’s not just the normal. Maybe you have to clean up that extra bedroom because you have company coming in town for the holidays. You may need to store that nice car  or motorcycle that you only drive during the summer.Also, you might need to store all of the extra decorations that you bought this year without one thought of where you are going to put them after the holidays are over. Whatever your reason for needing storage, there are several things you need to keep in mind when you are storing.

I constantly have people come in and say that they don’t need a heated and cooled unit because it is winter. Well think again! Just because it is winter does not mean you don’t have a need for heated and cooled storage. Yes it is true that moisture and humidity is down in the winter but we have to remember that we are in Tennessee and the humidity is never completely down. Also, sometime the extreme cold can do the same damage to wood furniture as heat can. If you don’t want the mattress you are storing to turn into a giant sponge by soaking up all the moisture in the air, then place it in a heated and cooled storing unit. Another issue could be water left in appliances. Residual water in a washing machine or refrigerator could freeze and then expand causing possible damage to those items. If you are not absolutely positive that you have removed all of the water from these machines, then it is a good idea to store them in a heated and cooled storage unit.

Next, make sure that any type of motor vehicle is winterized before storing. If you have a boat or RV that you need to store, the owner’s manual should walk you through the process of winterization. If you are storing a car for the winter, always check your antifreeze levels. If you have to add some antifreeze to the radiator don’t just consider the job done. After the antifreeze is added, start the vehicle and let it run long enough to get the radiator up to operating temperature. This will allow the thermostat to open letting the new antifreeze you added get into the engine block so that the engine itself will not freeze. There is also a product called “HEET” that you can add to your gas tank that will dry up any water that is in your gas so that it does not freeze during extremely low temps. No matter what kind of vehicle you are storing, always make sure the tires are full of air. Tires do tend to go flat during colder times during the year so unless you want a not-so-pleasant surprise of flat tires when you return in the summer make sure to check those tires often during the winter.

StorPlace Self Storage has 16 locations that can help with your winter storage needs. Stop in and ask our storage managers how we can assist with any of your storage questions.

enjoy the holidays!

 

Get Ready for Fall Storage

Getting Ready for FallFall and winter are just around the corner.  It’s almost time to start preparing those summer vehicles for the winter.  Do you need a parking spot to store that boat or recreational vehicle for the winter months ahead?   StorPlace Self Storage has more than ten locations that provide parking as long as spots are available. We also have storage units that are large enough to store a car or boat should parking spots are not available.  Some spots might be easier to get to than others, but we strive to make your storage experience as safe and easy as possible.

Maybe you don’t need a big storage unit, but something just big enough to store your seasonal items, such as decorations. We have smaller storage units available for those little things that you just don’t have room for or are wanting to get out-of-the-way at your home.  Stop in to any StorPlace Self Storage location and we would be happy to show you a storage unit that meets your storage needs, whether it be a 5X5 or something bigger like a 10X15.  We also have bigger storage units that range in size from a 10X20 up to a 10X40.  We are happy to help assist you with whatever storage units are available at the time.

We all know that the busiest time of the year for packing and moving is in the summer months.  Now with the summer months coming to a close, maybe you have decided to wait and let the rush of movers pass by before you move.  No matter what the time of year, we are always here to help you with your storage and packing needs.  We have plenty of packing supplies, such as boxes that range from small to extra-large and packaging tape to secure the boxes.  We also have bubble wrap, foam sheets, newsprint, and peanuts to make sure that all of your belongings are packed securely for safe storing.  There are plastic covers for your chairs, sofas, mattress sets and more so your furniture won’t get dusty or damaged during the transition from home to storage unit. StorPlace Self Storage of Bellevue has Budget rental trucks available for those who would rather move themselves into a unit instead of hiring movers.

For those items that you just can’t dare to part with, that are sentimental to you, or that are sensitive to outside elements like extreme heat or cold, a heated and cooled storage unit could be the right type of unit for you.  The heated and cooled units are accessible through a door to the inside of a building.  The heated and cooled units have a pipe that goes into the top of the unit right under the ceiling that pumps in the fresh cool air during the hotter months and cozy warm heat during the colder months.  Also, for your convenience, there are carts in the hallways so you don’t have to carry anything.  You can put your items on the cart and wheel them right into your storage unit, making your move just a little bit easier.

StorPlace Self Storage managers and staff are always here to help you with your storage and packing needs.  With over ten locations in the Nashville and greater Nashville area and a location in Bowling Green, Kentucky, you are sure to find a location near you! Come on in and check out our units!

RV Winter Storage

RV storage tips

RV storage is available at select StorPlace facilities.

It is time to put your RV back in storage. Sometimes storing a RV in your yard is not the best option due to home owners association and local ordinances. The best option for RV storage is a place you may not have thought about, but should come as no surprise: a storage facility. Many storage facilities offer storage for vehicles and boats. Some facilities even have big enough parking spaces to accommodate a medium to large RV. StorPlace of Rivergate offers covered parking for large RV’s.

There are certain steps that you need to follow in order to prepare your RV for storage for the winter. These suggestions are for both covered and non-covered RV parking.

1. Start by removing all food from the RV, as the food will spoil and produce a horrible smell and will also attract bugs. Even canned and bottled item can cause a problem as they can freeze and then burst.

2. Remove all clothes, blankets and linens and give the RV a good cleaning inside and out.  Dirt only gets more stubborn to remove over time.

3.Remove all valuables from the inside and outside of the RV.

4. Empty both fresh and waste water tanks at a dump station or RV camp as remaining water will get very nasty over time. Also, turn on the faucets and shower to purge and flush the system. And don’t forget to remove the water from the toilet and hot water heater.

5. Unlatch the tank drains and  then use a high pressure water spray on the inside of the tanks to remove any debris. After this is complete, use a compressor to blow out any water that is left in the lines. Then, fill the fresh water tank with 1-2 gallons of  antifreeze specially made for fresh water RV tanks. Do not use automotive antifreeze solutions.

6.  If your RV has a removable propane tank, please remove the tank, however, DO NOT place the tank inside the RV. If you do not have a removable tank, then fill the tank all the way full and disconnected the fuel lines from the RV, if possible. Make sure all propane supplied appliances are turned off and prop open the door to the fridge.

7. Fill your gas tanks and add a fuel stabilizer for the winter.

8. Make sure that all engine fluid levels are full. Add antifreeze agents to those fluids as needed. Also, make sure your batteries are fully charged and the water has been topped off.

9. The biggest item to remember is to make sure that the outside of the RV is very clean and that all of the seals on the windows and doors are in good working condition.Do any replacing or caulking before the winter storage.

10. Make sure that the RV is in good working order, so it will be ready to be used again in the spring/summer. Do any needed repairs on the vehicle before it is put in storage.

11. One of the best investments for a RV is a good quality cover to protect the exterior from rain, sun and snow.

Following these simple tips will help you enjoy your recreational vehicle investment for a really long time. Stop by our location in Madison, TN for more information about storing your RV!

 

 

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?

 

 

Storage Tips

StorPlace Self Storage

StorPlace of Medical Center

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!

 

 

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.

 

Welcome to StorPlace Self Storage!

StorPlace has self storage for all the seasons

All season self storage

StorPlace Self Storage of Lebanon Pike is here to help you with all of your storage needs. Whether you are moving into a new home or just need storage for any reason, we are dedicated to provide you with the best self storage experience that you can  have. StorPlace Self Storage offers temperature controlled units and we have state-of-the-art security, so you can feel safe and secure about storing any belongings that you treasure. We treat your possessions as if they were our own, keeping them safe and secure at all times. We also treat every customer with respect and friendliness to make your storage rental experience stress free. Our facilities feature a number of security and safety measures including: an electronic gate for 24-hour security, fenced-in property, multi-camera comprehensive video recording, individual lighted units for safer visits, wider drive aisles for easy and safe vehicle access, and high security (cylinder) locks that are included in our set-up. Do not worry about having to park your cars, R.V’s, boats, or your campers in a place where you always have to question if it’s safe. StorPlace Self Storage offers parking spaces up to forty-five feet long, along with covered parking to protect your vehicles from weather.

We want to make you feel right at home at StorPlace Self Storage, so we are pleased to give the following amenities at our facilities: clean units for immediate move-in, convenient office and gate hours, seven days a week access to your unit, dollies and carts that are helpful while moving in, and 10% off any boxes and packing supplies that you might need.  Our friendly managers will be happy to discuss what storage unit is right for your storage needs. We invite you to stop by the any of sixteen locations in the Nashville, Murfreesboro and Bowling Green, Kentucky areas. Our managers would love to show you around.

StorPlace Shares Tips for First Time Renters

For first time self storage customers, there are a few mistakes that can make your stay here with us at StorPlace Self Storage harder than it has to be that I would like to address. We want to make your storage experience as stress free as possible and we take the time to maintain state of the art security and offer packing supplies in our retail centers. How great of a manager would I be and what kind of customer service would I be providing if I didn’t take the time to offer a few tips on how to load your unit?

First I will cover what you should never put into storage and why. Food of any kind, be it human or pet food, should never be placed in storage. It will bring a few uninvited friends to your unit and the smell would be horrible, just don’t do it. Donate any items to a local food bank or shelter or I am sure some friends and family would be happy to take any food you can’t take with you.

You should also never store any hazardous, flammable, or combustible materials. We simply cannot allow storage of fuels like gasoline, kerosene, or propane. You should also refrain from storing chemicals, batteries, or tires. Here at StorPlace self storage safety is a main concern and we do not want any fire hazards in our buildings for the safety and security of all of our tenants.

We also strongly urge that you do not place any high value items or irreplaceable items in your storage space. We do require that all tenants maintain their property insurance while staying with us, but it is never wise to tempt fate and run the risk on any item that simply cannot be replaced. Great Aunt Fern’s antique sewing machine and your mother’s mink coat really should be kept somewhere else. Any works of art or sensitive documents or photographs that may not withstand the repeated shifts in temperature may also need to find a more stable environment for long term storage.

Now, when it comes to packing your property you should take advantage of our discounts offered to tenants or the current retail special and try to pack as much as you can in the same size box. If you use just one or two sizes of moving boxes for everything you can stack much more securely and utilize all of your upward space in the unit easily, saving floor space for your larger items that cannot be stacked.

Be sure to place large items in the storage unit first, filling any gaps or spaces with boxes or bags. Stack up as high as you can safely as you work your way from the back wall out to the door. Make sure you leave any boxes or items you think you may need to access for the very last so that you do not have to unload your unit completely to find that one thing you realize you need. If you think you may need to access your space often, you may want to consider leaving a walkway through the center of yourstorage unit so you can easily find whatever you need. Use covers to help keep dust from settling on your items and check your unit monthly to make sure nothing has shifted or there are no issues you need to discuss with your manager.

Just remember as you move in here at StorPlace Self Storage that your manager is always available should you have any questions. I hope this helps and I hope your stay here with us is as easy and stress free as moving can be!

Please come visit me at 3986 Central Pike, Hermitage, TN 37076, or you can call us at 615-369-1998.

StorPlace Provides Storage Advice and Tidbits

Storing and moving are among two of the most time-consuming, strenuous, and expensive tasks that we all will encounter at some point in our life. I for one am not fond of moving, packing, or unpacking. When moving we often do not de-clutter or throw enough items so we end of taking unnecessary items to our new place of residence.
This is where Storplace of Old Hickory Boulevard (Storplace of OHB) can help ease your mind. Once you arrive to your new house/apartment and realize you have too many items you can store with us. We are located on the corner of Nolensville road and Old Hickory Boulevard in Nashville, TN. We are open Monday-Friday from 9-5:30 and Saturday for 8-4:30. We have a plethora of storage bins available from a 4 x 4 cube to a 12 x 40 storage unit. We also have heated and cooled units, drive-up spaces, as well as covered/uncovered parking spaces. Our facility is electronically monitored with cameras spaced out around the property as well as someone who lives on property for extra security. All of our tenants have their own unique gate code and access to their unit 7 days per week from 6am-10pm. This gives more than enough time to drop off your extra items and vacate the property before 10pm. Storplace of OHB has all the tools and management skills available to make your move as stress and worry-free as possible. We also offer many convenient forms of payment options such as automatic drafts, online bill pay, payment drop off/call in/or mailed in payments as well. We strive to be open and available as much as possible to deliver great customer service and assistance to all of our current and future tenants.
So, now that you know about our facility it is time to decide what type of unit will fulfill your storage needs. Summer will be upon us soon and as we all know there are some really hot days and some cool days. It is important to consider a heated and cooled unit if you are storing electronics, wooden furniture, or paintings etc. Another important storing tip is to decide what you are going to store and how long you are going to use storage. When picking a storage unit, cheap and small are not always the most logical deciding factors. Storage units should be picked according to the size of items and how much items you are going to store. You should always consider your furniture, boxes, totes, odds and ends, and how you going to access the unit. You should also avoid tightly packing your unit because you can damage your furniture. The most important storage advice that I can offer is to always cover items such as mattresses, furniture, and a dust cover. These are items that you can purchase for Storplace of OHB and once of become a tenant with you us you can receive 10% off of any necessary packing supplies that we carry. Storplace Self Storage of OHB and our all 12 Storplace locations located around Middle Tennessee Nashville are by far the best storage facilities. We are ready, willing, and able to service all your storage needs.
Please come visit us at 14985 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37211, or you can call us at 615-369-1978.

StorPlace Gives Tips on Storing Your Business’s Inventory

If you own a small business, you know it’s all about keeping the cost of running your business, as low as possible. One way that may help you in this area that you may not have considered, is storage. If you have inventory, you know the high cost of renting a suitable place. You have to sign a lease, pay utilities, provide some kind of security to protect your inventory, and in some cases, pay the cost of keeping up the property, such as cutting the grass, removal of leaves and tree trimming.

Consider storing your inventory at a self storage facility. No long term contracts, video monitoring, and fenced and gated properties for security, no utilities, and many different size storage units to suit your needs.
If your inventory requires storage in a temperature controlled storage unit, most self storage facilities offer them. If you are in need of 24 hour access to your unit, that may be granted with a small fee.

Some small businesses will need to have their inventory delivered to their storage. You know how inconvenient it can be to make sure you don’t miss the delivery. StorPlace Self Storage offers all of these conveniences, including deliveries to your storage unit in a secure setting. All deliveries are recorded with each entry into the gate. The deliverer has to come into the office to pick up the key and return the key when the delivery is complete. Now that’s convenient.

Restaurants can benefit from storage as well. With everyone on the go these days, fast food and calling in pick- up orders, are becoming more popular. Restaurants have very limited space for the to-go boxes and cups that need to be stored there, and running out of these supplies is not an option. To have a storage unit full of these supplies makes it more convenient than waiting on deliveries. The restaurant can watch the inventory kept in the store, and when it gets low, head to the storage to pick up the supplies there. Then when the storage unit supplies run low, order the supplies without the risk of running out in the restaurant. Pizza delivery restaurants usually have very limited space, and pizza boxes can take up a lot of that space. Running out of pizza boxes for a pizza delivery restaurant is bad for business.

Landscaping companies use self storage to keep the large mowers and landscaping equipment in, instead of putting it on their personal property. If you drive a vehicle in your business, such as tow trucks, box trucks for deliveries, or just have a company vehicle you don’t want parked on your personal property, consider storing in a safe and secure storage facility. Some folks even store their vehicles in a storage unit to protect it from the elements.

If you live in an apartment complex and own a motorcycle or a boat, you may not have a parking space to park it. Some apartments offer extra at spaces for a price. At a storage facility, you get the security for your vehicle you feel comfortable with.

So if you are a business owner, a restaurant in need of dry supply storage, a boat or motorcycle owner with limited parking at your home, or just someone who has way too much stuff and nowhere to put it, consider storage. It’s convenient, secure and cost effective.

Please come visit us at 14985 Old Hickory Blvd., Nashville, TN 37211, or you can call us at 615-369-1978.