Springtime in Bowling Green!

StorPlace of Bowling Green, KYThe rain comes down and the green comes up! Everywhere! The weather is perfect and I’m enjoying every minute of spring’s arrival in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I called friends in Denver, Colorado recently and they were suffering through a blizzard, so it’s GREAT to be in Kentucky right now.

With the new season, longer days and more sunshine – it’s also time for change. For some, that means time to sell their home. Spring is the time folks are selling and buying houses and when they do, they come in looking for packing materials and storage solutions. By asking questions, you find out not only do they need a box or tape, but they also need advice on which storage solution best fits their needs. For all household items, our experienced and knowledgeable staff is glad to help.

Our storage solutions can first help you stage your home for prospective buyers. This helps enable people to sell their house within days. But now they haven’t found a new home yet, so they need a place for the rest of their belongings, which is where we will continue to build that relationship with our customers. In addition to home sales, we look forward to Western Kentucky University students coming to town and storing with us as well.

Of course, with the rain and longer days of sunshine –also comes the weeds. These weeds grow four inches over night. Luckily we are getting a new landscaper, but in the meantime, we are weed pulling, grass mowing, and anything else we need to do to keep the property looking nice. Spring time means clean time! Way up north here in BG KY, we have a great team. It takes TEAMWORK to make a store work and that’s why we believe in the following mantra:

T- Task Oriented
E-Efficient
A-Attention to Detail
M-Motivated

W-Welcoming
O-Organized
R-Responsible
K-Knowledgeable

Stop by StorPlace today to let our team help you get the most out of your spring and summer season!

Packing for the Big Move

Come store with us in Bowling Green.

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

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

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

So when you are in the first stages of moving, keep all of the tips in mind. And start your packing experience off right by making one stop to get everything you need at StorPlace. Come visit us at Bowling Green StorPlace Self Storage for all of your storage needs. You can find a full list of our moving and packing supplies on StorPlace.com