What Else Does StorPlace Self Storage Sell?

Moving & Packing supplies at StorPlaceWhen customers walk in to a storage facility they expect the facility to only rent storage space. However StorPlace Self Storage also provides packing supplies from boxes to tape to packing peanuts.

We offer boxes from small boxes to extra-large boxes as well as odd-shaped boxes for specific items. Let’s start by saying that small boxes are best for heavier items such as books, cd’s, and dishes. These items don’t sound too heavy, but when you start filling up a box with them, it can get extremely heavy very quickly. The next size up,the medium boxes, are the most popular and versatile box that StorPlace Self Storage sells. This particular box is perfect for kid’s toys, collectables, and small appliances.  Also available for purchase are large boxes and Ex-Large boxes. These boxes are ideal for storing large or bulky items such as clothing, shoes and linens.

StorPlace Self Storage has different size boxes for purchase that can fit your specific need including lamp base boxes, mirror boxes, and wardrobe boxes. Mirror boxes are also great for framed pictures or framed artwork. Wardrobe boxes are wonderful because they are 48 inches tall and 24 inches wide with a metal bar across the top to hold hung-up clothing. This way you don’t even have to take you clothes off the hanger to move them. Just pull them out of your closet and hang them directly in the wardrobe box. Clothes can be moved or stored without getting wrinkled or dirty reducing the amount of laundry that you need to do right after your move.

StorPlace Self Storage also sells box kits to get you moving in the right direction. It is real easy to see what size boxes you need when you are at home looking at your belongings, but once you leave your home and make it to a store that sells boxes it gets a little harder to pick out what you need. The box kit contains the most popular size boxes, a roll of tape, and some bubble wrap. There is also a kitchen kit that contains the same items as the regular box kit with an additional 10lb box of wrapping paper.

As you can see StorPlace Self Storage is a one stop shop for all your moving and storage needs.

StorPlace of Franklin Welcomes the Changing Seasons

Don't forget your furry friends when the cold weather hits

 

It is the time of the year when you are ready to change your wardrobe and put the summer clothes away and bring out those wonderful sweaters and jackets. It is the time for “Trunk or Treat” at your favorite community center or place of worship.

StorPlace Self Storage of Franklin partners with St. Andrew Church in Franklin to help collect for People for Animals and other non- profit animal rescue organizations. Many thanks to our customers for donating pet food, pet carrying containers, toys, bedding and many other needed items. So, while you are changing and getting ready for the cooler weather, don’t forget about all those precious animals that need our help. At StorPlace Self Storage, we try to help make your transition from one phase of your journey in life to next as stress free as possible, which includes storing for the changing seasons.

StorPlace Self Storage has plenty of boxes and other packing supplies to help you organize your belongings. StorPlace boxes have been used by many folks in our community to not only pack personal or business items, but they were also used at a local church during vacation bible school to  build a Noah’s Arc. Another group of industrious parents used the boxes to build race cars. Many teachers use our packing paper for coloring or drawing paper for their classrooms. We even have people buy the blank newsprint to shred up and keep puppies, bunnies or other little animals warm and not get all the ink from regular newspapers all over their sweet fur.

Speaking of sweet, StorPlace Self Storage of Franklin always has plenty of candy on hand for our customers throughout the year. Have a wonderful fall and come by and see us with any questions or concerns you may have about storing.

Lamp Boxes and Golf Bags

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

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

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

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

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

 

How to Choose the Best Storage Facility

 

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

Storage Tips

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Why heated and cooled storage?

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

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

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

Security options for storage

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

Self storage tips for business owners

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

Choose the right size self storage unit

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

Insuring your stored items

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

Vehicle self storage

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

Hints for packing and storing

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

Comparing outdoor, indoor and drive-up storage

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

Choosing boxes and packing materials

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

 

 

Helpful Moving and Packing Tips

Moving Day

 

 

 

Moving can be stressful no matter if it is your first time, or your hundredth. At StorPlace Self Storage, we want to help alleviate some of that stress by providing you with a few moving tips that you might not have thought of:

 

  • Pack an overnight back that contains all of your daily essentials (or must needs) like a change of clothes, soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, towels, snacks, etc. You may also want to personally carry your laptop and other sensitive items (like jewelry) that could be stolen or misplaced during the move.
  • Label or number your boxes and make sure to include the room they need to end up in.  If you number them, write down what’s in each box on a separate sheet of paper. This will give you an inventory list of the contents of the boxes, so you can keep track of the items that you are moving. This will also help as an inventory list if you are using a moving company.  Other labeling methods that you can use include assigning a color to each room and putting a piece of colored tape on the corresponding box and door frame. Doing this will let the movers know which room each box belongs in.
  • If you have the opportunity, show up to your new home before moving in to clean the bathroom and kitchen.  It is also a good idea to put up a shower curtain, leave a few towels, and stock some toilet paper.  You will want a nice hot shower after a day of moving.
  • Arrange a pickup with your local charity organization for any items that you do not want to keep.  This is good if you are planning on filling your new home with new furniture!  This will save you from having to take the items and donate them yourself.
  • Sealable plastic bags work well for small parts like screws, tables, curtain rod hangers, etc.  Just make sure to label the bags with what item them go with!
  • Pack the items you need to be first off of the moving truck in a clear plastic tote; this will stand out next to the cardboard boxes.  Fill the tote with toilet paper, phone chargers, cutlery/plates, paper towels, tools like screwdrivers, and trash bags and other items that you will need right away at your new home.
  • Take a photo of how your electronics were connected, so you will remember the setup when you get to your new home.

These are just a few tips to help make your move a little easier.  Remember, StorPlace Self Storage has a full line of packing and moving supplies to help make your move less stressful. From boxes to bubble wrap to mattress covers, we have it all!  For your next move just follow these tips; and you’ll be moved into your new home before you know it!

Summer Storage-Free Up Your Garage, Attic and Closets

Summer in Tennessee

Summertime is here! It is time to work on some more cleaning projects inside and outside your home, including cleaning out your garage, basement and closets! The summer is a great time to clean out the garage to have easier access to your lawnmower and gardening equipment. A great solution to give you more room in the garage is to move your belongings into a storage unit. This will leave room to park your car and maybe, your new boat, in the garage and still give you easy access to your lawn and gardening tools. StorPlace Self Storage offers month-to-month contracts with no long-term commitment, which is perfect to store items over the summer months. So, make some time to clean out that garage and store your excess items at StorPlace Self Storage.

Once you have tackled cleaning out the garage, it is now time to work on decluttering  the inside of your home. I bet that you had children that have come home from college this summer. While they were gone at school, you turned their bedroom into an excess storage room.  Now, they are complaining that they have no room for the things that they have brought home from school! Pack the extra items that you put in their room, and place them in a storage unit. StorPlace Self Storage offers heated and cooled spaces for electronic items and standard storage units, which ever suits your needs!

Lastly, don’t forget to peek up in that attic and check to see if maybe there some things that need to go to the storage unit. Storage units are great places to store your holiday decorations.  Also, this would be a very good time to pack up those winter clothes in one of  StorPlace Self Storage’s wardrobe boxes and bring those clothes down to the storage unit You won’t need winter sweaters and coats during the HOT summer!

StorPlace Self Storage of Franklin, located on Highway 96 in Franklin, offers lots of different storage options and we carry a full line of packing and moving supplies. Stop in to see how we can help you with your storage needs and help you declutter your home for the summer!

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.

 

Self Storage Storing Tips

StorPlace has self storage for all the seasons

 

Renting a storage unit and packing away your belongings can be a daunting task. Once you have packed the items that you want to store, follow the storage unit packing tips below to get more space out your storage unit.

  • Plan the layout before storing anything. If possible, leave an aisle down the center of the storage unit so you won’t have to move around as much when you need access. Put items in the front of the storage unit that you will need to frequently access. The back of the storage unit should be reserved for the least needed stuff. Make a diagram of where things are stored and tape it to the front wall; it will help you find what you are looking for.
  • Keep an inventory of your unit’s contents. Take digital photos and make a list of items before storing  or packing them,so you can remember what you have stored.
  • If you are storing items in cardboard boxes, tape the bottoms securely. Do not just fold the flaps on the bottom or the top of the boxes on themselves. Fill the boxes to the top, (use packing paper, if needed), before taping closed. Boxes that are not full can collapse when another box is placed on top of them. Stack the heaviest and largest boxes on the bottom with lighter boxes on top. Similar sized boxes will be easier to stack and are more stable.
  • Label all of the boxes. If a stored item is not identifiable by sight, indicated the room and description of the contents of the box on the outside. This should be written on all four sides of the box, so you can quickly identify the contents. If you put a label on the top of the box, the list can’t be seen if something is stacked on the box.
  • Maximize the vertical space in your unit. Sofas and mattresses can be stored vertically, so their footprint is smaller. Consider purchasing free-standing shelving units to stack boxes and other items within the storage unit. Select shelving units  that are deep enough for your needs. Also,choose storage units that are strong and are a good value, because no one will really see them.
  • Fill all empty spaces in other stored items such as appliances, dressers and shelving units. Place things inside of drawers and cabinets, such as cushions, clothing, stuffed animals, lamp shades and linens. Put boxes under and on the top of chairs and tables.
  • Disassemble large items like beds and remove legs from tables to save on space. Place any screws or hardware in a plastic bag and tape securely to the furniture.
  • Safeguard your items from damage and breakage. Place blankets between or around furniture to prevent scratches. Do not store mirrors or art lying flat, store them vertically within a special sized box or with protective packing material.
  • To protect your belongings from damage in humid conditions, leave some space between your stacks of boxes and the walls so air can circulate. Placing pallets on the floor will allow air to flow underneath and prevent the build-up of condensation. Rub a small amount of oil on anything metal like tools and bikes to help prevent rust. Use an old sheet to cover stored furniture or individual items to protect them from dust.
  • Check with your particular storage operator regarding what items that can not be stored in storage units.Under no circumstances should you keep anything flammable or combustible in your storage unit. Also, do not keep live plants or animals in a storage unit.

StorPlace Self Storage has 16 locations in Middle Tennessee and Bowling Green, KY that can help you with all of your storage needs from storage units to packing supplies. Stop in to any of our locations to see how we can help you through the self storage process. You can also check out “How to” videos that StorPlace Self Storage has created to help you properly pack your belongings.

Summertime Storage Blues

Summer

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

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

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

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

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

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