First Impressions

Cleanliness is most important for self storage securityCleanliness, maintenance, and curb appeal are some of the most important factors of any business. By instinct, we usually are prone to go towards a clean, well-lit, safe looking environment. We choose the same type of environment for protecting our belongings.

While keeping a property clean may not stop a criminal, it goes a long way to deter their behavior. A criminal is looking for the exact opposite of the smart shopper. They are looking for an unlit and unkempt property so they are less likely to be caught in the act.

At StorPlace Self Storage we take great pride in maintaining our properties to look and feel the best they can possibly be. We want our customers to know right from the start, they have chosen the right place.

We keep the grass, trees and shrubs all trimmed and neat and make sure it is never out of control providing cover for criminal behavior.  It is important to our employees that “our neighborhood” is and feels safe for our customers.

To the criminal mind, a clean, well-kept and maintained facility is equated with security and a functioning camera system.  StorPlace Self Storage takes many measure’s to deter and stop deplorable behavior, our high-tech security systems are just a part of the ensemble.

Good lighting is essential. We keep our inside and outside bulbs glowing for everyone’s safety. When necessary, we install extra lighting to help light  in darker, hazardous areas. A well-lit property also makes the common thief uncomfortable.

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” as the old adage goes.  Storplace Self Storage keeps our 16 properties clean and comfortable.  It starts with us: sweeping and picking up trash as it happens. We hope our tenants will then follow suit and appreciate the look and feel of a clean property.

We wouldn’t throw trash in our own front yards, so we hope the on-site dumpsters and trash containers can help everyone work together keeping our neighborhood storage facility clean and well-kept.

StorPlace Self Storage prides itself on the cleanliness, curb appeal and the over-all look and feel of our facilities. We want our customers and employees to feel safe, well-tended and secure when they visit our locations.

After all, StorPlace Self Storage is your neighborhood storage facility!

Motorcycle Safety & Storing

Motorcycle Safety & Storing Tips

 

Now that the weather is so nice, it’s a great time to consider purchasing a motorcycle! Not only are motorcycles extremely gas-efficient, but they also provide a quicker mode of transportation. Off the bat, these are two major perks of motorcycle ownership, but what are the steps to becoming a licensed rider and purchasing the correct bike?

To become a licensed motorcycle driver, you must first pass a written test to receive your permit. A permit will restrict where and when you can ride, and will not allow for a passenger until you have upgraded to a license. To obtain your license, you must pass a driving test, similar to receiving a driver’s license for an automobile. It’s recommended that you take classes at your local motorcycle shop – this will help you become a better motorcyclist as well as give you insurance benefits.

How do you choose the right motorcycle for you? A few things come into play. You will want to find a bike that fits your height and weight. Starting out, you also need to evaluate how much power the bike has – you do not want to buy something you cannot control. Make sure to test ride a few bikes before you purchase to make sure you find one that is the perfect fit.

The summer, fall, and spring are seasons your bike will see lots of riding time, but for those cold, winter months, make sure to store your bike in a protected place away from weather, especially moisture. StorPlace Self Storage facilities offer heated and cooled units to help protect your motorcycle from moisture and extreme temperatures. Another great benefit of a storage unit is knowing that your precious cargo is kept safe and monitored regularly. At StorPlace Self Storage we have security cameras on-site and a locked entrance gate so you can have that peace of mind. The flexible lease plans are also great for limited storage during the cold season.

As a new or seasoned motorcycle owner, always remember to put safety first. If you educate yourself and are a cautious rider, you and your bike are sure to have a long-lasting relationship.

 

Safe and Secure Storage for All Seasons

StorPlace of Bowling Green, KYDuring  the cold winter months, customers can have a hard time trying to find a safe and weather proof place to store their belongings. Customers have shared that StorPlace Self Storage facilities give them peace of mind that their belongings will stay safe from the weather and secure with our the security measures including keypad entry security gates and video cameras.

Our customers feel they can leave their belongings in their storage units without having to check on them daily or even worrying about leaks when it rains or when heavy snow melts. This past winter we had a lot of snow and there were days it was hard for customers to get out and travel to their storage units to check on their belongings.

However, the customers did not have to worry about their storage units because they knew that their belongings were being stored in a safe and secure storage facility. StorPlace Self Storage has many security systems to place so our customers will feel that their belonging are stored in a safe and secure environment.

Our out-of-state customers feel safe enough to leave their belongings with StorPlace Self Storage without worry of theft. StorPlace Self Storage employees and management will look for suspicious activities by pulling our security tapes and checking the area of the property where the activity took place. Our customers appreciate that our gates are not open 24 hours a day. They like that the gates lock at 10:00 pm so that no one can get into the facility during the night. However, we can set up specific options that if you need to get into the unit after 10:00 pm. Many people and businesses store at StorPlace Self Storage of Bowling Green  because of our secure and safe storage units.

Security and Safety

Computerized entry at StorPlace Self Storage

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

Have you ever wondered how safe and secure your belongings are?  Much like the old adage “you get what you pay for”, self storage facilities come in all shapes and sizes with different amenities.  Each storage facility offers some features to consider, but at StorPlace Self Storage, we offer that “little extra”.

Self storage security should include cylinder locks, digital camera systems, gated access, a barbed wire fence, and personal daily walk-through of the properties by company employees. There are so many things a person can do to assure themselves that they get the very best.

Our high security cylinder locks are made of the hardest steel with 21 brass pins that allows not only thousands of different key changes, but anti-pick punch resistant mechanisms.  3 high security round keys comes with every tenants lock which are difficult to copy except at a qualified locksmith shop.  These locks alone can be a deterrent to someone with ill-gotten intentions.

Digital site surveillance is top of the line at StorPlace Self Storage We have cameras that record each time any motion is detected.  Don’t scratch your nose because “Big Brother” will surely capture you on hidden camera! This remarkably clear footage is one of the best surveillance systems.

Along with the digital system, our properties are surrounded by 8 foot chain linked and wrought iron fences topped with barbed wire. The gated properties are accessed by individual assigned security pass codes. Gate entry and passage is then recorded with date stamping as well as the customers name and time.

Each day our employees walk the property and verify the safety and security of each customer’s storage door and lock.  Fences and lighting are also monitored to assure facility up-keep as well as security.

Other considerations when choosing a storage facility would be cleanliness and pest control.   With the help of Belle Meade exterminators, StorPlace Self Storage facilities have monthly service to prevent problems with rodents and bug. Our well-trained employees also sweep, mop and maintain the grounds and buildings to keep them clean.

Stop by anytime at one of our 16 convenient locations for a site tour and see for yourself; You really do “get what you pay for” and you also “get your money’s worth” too when storing at StorPlace Self Storage!   We have facilities located in Bellevue, Antioch, Hendersonville, Madison, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood and Bowling Green, KY.

StorPlace Self Storage, your neighborhood storage facility!

 

First impressions

First Impressions Count for Self Storage

 

Cleanliness, maintenance, and curb appeal are some of the most important factors of any business. By instinct, we usually are prone to go towards a clean, well-lit, safe looking environment. We then would responsively choose the same environment for protecting our belongings.

While keeping a self storage property clean may not stop a criminal, it does go a long way to deter their behavior. A criminal is looking for the exact opposite of the smart shopper. They are looking for an unlit and unkempt property so they are less likely to be caught in the act.

At StorPlace Self Storage, we take great pride in maintaining our properties to look and feel the best they can possibly be. We want our customers to know right from the start, they have chosen the right place.

We keep the grass, trees and shrubs all trimmed and neat, and make sure it is never out of control providing cover for criminal behavior.  It is important to our employees that “our neighborhood” is and feels safe for our customers.

To the criminal mind, a clean, well-kept and maintained facility is equated with security and a functioning camera system. StorPlace Self Storage staff takes many measure’s to deter and stop deplorable behavior; our high-tech security systems are just a part of the ensemble.

Good Lighting is essential. We keep our inside and outside bulbs glowing for everyone’s safety. When necessary, we install extra lighting to help in darker areas that could be hazardous. A well-lit property also makes the common thief uncomfortable.

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness” as the old adage goes. Keeping our facilities clean and comfortable starts with us, sweeping and picking up trash as it happens. We hope our tenants will then follow suit and appreciate the look and feel of a clean property. We wouldn’t throw trash in our own front yards, so we hope the on site dumpsters and trash containers can help everyone work together keeping our neighborhood storage facility clean and well-kept for everyone.

StorPlace Self Storage prides itself on the cleanliness, curb appeal and the over-all look and feel or our facilities. We want our customers and employees to feel safe, well-tended and secure when they visit our locations.

After all, StorPlace Self Storage is your neighborhood storage facility!

 

Cleanliness, Maintenance, and Curb Appeal

Cleanliness is most important for self storage security

 

Cleanliness, maintenance, and curb appeal are some of the most important factors in any business. This really applies to a self storage facility. When prospective customers are searching for a place to store their belongings, most of the time they are looking for a facility that appears to be safe and secure. At this point you may be thinking what does security have to do with cleanliness, maintenance and curb appeal? Well it does! While keeping a property clean may not stop a criminal from doing what they do best, it does deter this behavior. A criminal is looking for the exact opposite of the smart shopper. They are looking for unlit and unkempt property so they are less likely to be caught in the act. Clean and maintained facilities are equated with security and a functioning camera system. Even a fresh coat of paint can go a really long way!

Taking pride in your property can go a very long way with customers. You need to keep the grass, trees and shrubs all trimmed and neat. Also, keep a close eye on the shrubbery around the property. If the shrubbery gets so out of control that it provides cover for criminal behavior,  then it is time to cut the shrubbery down or at the very least trim it. You never want to block the line-of-sight of customers or the employees with shrubs. It is pertinent for customers or tenants to feel safe on your property at all times. That means get out there and make sure that all of your inside and outside lighting is working properly. It is also a very good idea to come out to the property at night to make sure there are not any dark areas on the property. If there is, then you need to install more lighting. Cameras are also very important as they do deter bad behavior from criminals and yes even your tenants.

I know we would all like to think that we have the best tenants of any facility out there and I can honestly say mine are pretty good. However, tenants can be pretty messy, if you let them. One of the best ways to stop that messy tenant before he or she even thinks about leaving you a mess, is to keep the property clean to begin with. Let’s be honest here and think about ourselves. If you pull up to a business and the outside of that business is a trash heap are you really going to be that concerned about the cigarette you just threw down or the candy wrapper and water bottle that just fell out of your car? Now think about pulling up to a beautiful, clean business with nicely trimmed plants and shrubbery out front. Are you going to let that trash fall out of your car now? It all boils down to one fact, if you take pride in your property then others will too.

StorPlace Self Storage prides itself of the cleanliness, curb appeal and over-all look and feel or our facilities. We want our customers and employees to feel safe, well-tended and secure when they visit our locations.

Security and Safety

StorPlace Self StorageHave you ever wondered how safe and secure your belongings are?  Much like the old adage “you get what you pay for”, self storage facilities come in all shapes and sizes with different amenities.  Each storage facility offers some features to consider, but we at StorPlace Self Storage feel we offer that little something extra.

Self storage security should include cylinder locks, digital camera systems, gated access, barb-wire fence, and personal daily walk-through at the properties by company employees. There are so many things a person can do to assure themselves that they get the very best.

Our high security cylinder locks are made of the hardest steel with 21 brass pins that allows not only thousands of different key changes, but anti-pick punch resistant mechanisms.  Three high security round keys comes with every tenant’s lock, which are difficult to copy except at a qualified locksmith shop.  These locks alone can be a deterrent to someone with ill-gotten intentions.

Digital site surveillance is top of the line at StorPlace Self Storage. We have cameras that record each time a motion is detected.  Don’t scratch your nose because “Big Brother” will surely capture you on hidden camera! This remarkably clear footage is one of the best surveillance systems to have in place.

Along with the digital system our properties are surrounded by 8 foot chain linked and wrought iron fences topped with barbed wire. The gated properties are accessed by individual assigned security pass codes. Gate Passage is then recorded. Date stamping with customers name and time.  Coinciding with our digital camera system, we feel the security at StorPlace is very secure.

Each day, our employees walk the property and verify the safety and security of each customer’s storage door and lock.  Fences and lighting are also monitored to assure proper facility up-keep as well as security.

Other considerations when choosing a storage facility would be cleanliness and pest control.   With the help of Belle Meade Exterminators, StorPlace Self Storage has monthly service to prevent problems with rodents and bugs, and our well-trained employees sweep, mop and maintain the grounds and buildings to keep them clean.

Stop by anytime at one of our 16 convenient locations for a site tour and see for yourself.  You really do “get what you pay for” and you also “get your money’s worth” too!   We are located in Bellevue, Antioch, Hendersonville, Madison, Hermitage, Murfreesboro, Nashville, Franklin, Brentwood and Bowling Green, KY.

StorPlace Self Storage …your neighborhood storage facility!

 

What to Look For When Comparing Storage Facilities

Computerized Gate Access at StorPlace Self Storage

Every StorPlace Self Storage faciliy has computerized gate access.

When searching for a storage facility there are a few key things that you should look for during your search: location, availability, security, competitive pricing, cleanliness, and customer service.

Location is a major factor in choosing a facility.  The facility that is the closest to your home is the one you are more likely to choose.  StorPlace Self Storage has 16 facilities in and around middle Tennessee as well as Bowling Green, KY.  There are many different storage facilities in the area to choose from, but don’t base our choice only on the location.

Availability of storage units is another big factor when it comes to choosing a facility.  Not all storage facilities have the same number and size of units available at a certain time.  Storage unit availability varies from location to location.  A good way to check availability is to call the facility you are thinking about storing at or you can go to the website to check to see if the storage unit size that you need is available. At StorPlace of Hendersonville, you can check availability of certain size storage units on our website. 

Security is a feature that all potential customers should focus their attention on.  Most places will have a couple of cameras and a gate. At StorPlace Self Storage, we offer multiple security options.  We have surveillance cameras that record 24 hours a day, a fence that is surrounding the entire facility, gated access, and high security lock for the units.

Pricing is probably the most important thing that people think about when choosing a storage facility.  Competitive pricing is available at just about every storage facility. The thing to look for is the most “bang for your buck”.  This can be done by comparing multiple facilities prices along with any specials or coupons you can find.  Typically, a heated and cooled space is going to cost more money than your standard outdoor garage style units.  This may not be true in all cases though.  Pricing also depends on availability of the units.

The Cleanliness of the storage facility is probably the most important factor for me.  You should always ask for a tour of the property and ask to be shown the unit you are thinking about renting before committing to the rental.  This way you can check out the property for yourself and make sure you are getting a clean unit.  Also, a good question to ask is if the facility has an exterminator that comes and sprays the property for bugs.

Good customer service is important for everyone. At StorPlace Self Storage, we pride ourselves on our great customer service.  We try to help the customer in any way possible.  If you have any additional questions you can call any of our 16 locations to get more information.

Storage Tips

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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!

 

 

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.