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  • Do Not Forget Your Supplies
    By Joel on July 25, 2011 | 24 Comments24 Comments  Comments

    When looking for storage, people often forget that many facilities carry moving and storage supplies.  This can be a huge time saver if you are setting things up at the last minute.  Many people think storage is just that, storage.  This is the common misconception about self storage. It is sure that in the early days of self storage, maybe the facilities did not have everything you needed in the office. The companies were most likely solely looking for storage and that is it.

     
    However, most companies now offer a wide variety of boxes, packing supplies, and furniture covers.  Usually, the prices of these items cost less than at a retail store.  This gives self storage an extra layer of convenience.  Not only can you store your things, but everything you might need is right on site whenever you have to have it.  How could it get any better than that?

     
    The answer to that question is you cannot. For the average self storage customer who is in a rush to get every thing done on their moving day, they can get everything they need from one place. They do not want to move into a storage unit and then have to leave to go get a lock, box, or any other storage supply they need. They can turn around in the office and grab the lock they need off the wall. Most self storage facilities now are considered to be your one stop shop for storage.

     

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  • Buy All Your Moving Supplies at Your Local Storage Facility
    By jeff on January 25, 2011 | 16 Comments16 Comments  Comments

    Almost every year cities and towns in Minnesota are named some of the best places to raise families and live in the United States.  Minnesota is a place that promotes this, and parents wanting to raise their kids with their values should come here.  Edina, Minnesota with Edina storage can make this transition much easier.

    All sizes are available to the customer and all household goods can fit in the spaces nicely.  A three bedroom home can fit inside a ten by thirty space, which offers plenty of room for all the things needed to be stored.  Big moving trucks can be driven right up to the storage door if desired, or inside spaces can be used too, with little problems.  Climate controlled storage units will keep the space warm if customers feel better about their things inside a controlled temperature space.  Beds and mattresses can be covered up and protected with mattress covers and other valuable things can be protected too with the right products.

    Edina storage has all the right products right there in their showroom and office area.  Wardrobe boxes are great to hang up clothes instead of throwing them any which way in the storage space.  Cushioned products can protect breakable items such as knick-knacks and glass and those favorite toys.  Another good trick is to mark all your boxes such as kitchen or living room or Mom and Dad’s bedroom.  Anything to make moving easy is welcomed, because moving is often dreaded by most that do it.

    It is funny when one starts to get ready to move, on what may happen.  You call friends to help you and they all say yes.  The family is all ready to start, the truck is here, all the stuff is packed, it is early morning and yes, no one shows up to help.  You call them all up on your unpacked cell phone.  Some have forgotten, will not answer phone or have made other plans.  Some are too hung over to come.  Let them stay home.  It is very sad to see people drop and break your stuff because they do not care as much as you do.  The kids can not forget their favorite toys too.

    Double check now, do not forget any boxes in the house.  Rent a dolly and scooters and back braces and everything else to make your moving trip easy.  It will be stressful, especially if you have never driven such a big truck.  One can save a ton of money by driving yourself, but I always preferred the company you work for to pay the moving expenses.  A move could cost up to ten thousand dollars or more, no chump change to be sure.  Moving can also be a very good thing to do.  Meeting new people, new schools, new house and everything else involved too can be fun.  Most people in my experience though find moving very stressful.  That is why you want to choose the best storage facility you can find.  Edina storage is that one, if you are moving there.

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  • Stop Dreading Moving Day. Use Self Storage.
    By jeff on January 18, 2011 | 3 Comments3 Comments  Comments

    When we got the news we were moving to New York I nearly jumped out of my chair.  Here we are in this tiny town of a few thousand and now we were heading to New York.  The company I work for made the change, and we agreed beforehand wherever they said to go, we would go.  We thought about where it might be for months now.  We had our favorite choices.  Some were not going to happen like Hawaii or Italy or California.  My daughter wanted a beach.  She would settle for Florida, South Beach or Los Angeles or Mexico or anything with a beach.  Even the Jersey shore would be all right.  She might meet the Situation whoever he is.  Is that his real name?  My son wanted no part of that even though he mentioned some strange names he might want to meet.  I guess they looked good.  He is of that age where girls are starting to look good.  My wife likes beaches and water too, but it came down that we would be dropping off our truck and possessions in Bayridge storage in New York.

    Our company sent us professional movers and within a half a day, the truck was loaded.  We did not have too much, we thought, but box after box was filled up in our modest home.  We made three trips to get more boxes and more tape and some were better at packing than others were.  My wife packed the kitchen, I packed the tools and garage stuff, my son and daughter packed their rooms.  My wife supervised all packing as not to break anything.  We watched everything leave our house, beds and couches, my favorite chair and reading lamp and other things.  The movers were fast.  They were big and had muscles my daughter noticed.  My son was uninterested, preferring to play games on his DS or whatever it is called.  One can play these games in any situation it looks like.  I thought I saw him playing a game and filling a box up at the same time.  My young daughter can talk on her cell phone all day it seems.  She can also pack and talk on the phone at the same time.  I try to do one thing at a time.  They say multi tasking is now not good.  It used to be good.  Coffee was bad before too.  Sometimes you are forced to multi task but doing this at a Bayridge storage facility is not a forced activity.  My son is winning though and a short break to kill fifty more soldiers instead of lifting a sofa into the storage space is not multi-tasking in my mind.  Thank goodness, we have no sleeper sofa.  You ever try to move one of them.  Once a friend of mine and I tried to move a sleeper sofa into a second floor apartment for another, older, friend of ours.  We actually had to pick it high enough to lift it over a fence.  I will never do that again.  Going up the stairs too was a headache and that sofa can break your back.  I digress though.  I am in Bayridge storage in New York and I am happy to be here.

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  • Hassle Free Moving Self Storage Supplies
    By admin on April 2, 2009 | 3 Comments3 Comments  Comments

    When it comes to moving, packing and storing your belongings for storing, you will need to some specific supplies to make things as safe and convenient as possible. Some of the basic supplies that you may need include boxes, locks, bubble wrap, tape, labels and a marker, mattress covers and couch covers as well as other such things. You can purchase them from any professional storing facility, as most of them offer these kinds of storing supplies.

    Boxes   

    The best boxes for storing purpose are those that are UPS approved and have double walled construction. These kinds of boxes are sturdier and more suitable for transportation. Besides standard-sized boxes, you can also purchase specialty boxes for special items, such as television, VCRs, and pictures. Other types of boxes may include moving cartons, picture boxes, mirror boxes, china cartons, records boxes, file boxes, appliance boxes, Wardrobe boxes, and even book boxes. If you are not sure which types of boxes are the most suitable for your specific needs, it is always better to ask the store manager and get his or her expert advice. 

    Tape

    As obvious, you will need tape to pack your stuff in boxes. Depending upon the number and size of boxes you are using, you will first have to get an estimate on how much tape you need. If you are not sure about it, you can always ask the manager. He or she will help you with that. In order to keep things convenient and hassle-free, you are strongly recommended to use tapes that are pre-labeled.      

    Locks

    Locks are also some of the most important self storage supplies that you would like to invest in. It is true that facilities offer a great level of security for your stuff, but there is nothing wrong in using your own locks, as it will provide additional security to your stored belongings. Disc locks and traditional pad locks are the most common locks that are widely available in facilities. You should look out for disc locks that are case-hardened, as they are strike and pick proof.

    Cushioning Products

    You have to be very careful while moving and storing fragile items. In order to ensure safety for such items, you must provide sufficient cushioning to them. There are different types of cushioning products available in the market, such as foam peanuts, packing paper, and bubble wrap. You can purchase them from any nearby storing facility. These cushioning products will not only protect your delicate stuff, but will also provide oodles of fun even after the move.

    Why You Should Buy Packing Supplies

    Many people in an attempt to save money often prefer to use grocery store boxes instead of new specific self storage supplies . It is very important for you to understand that it is not safe to use them, as they may attract bugs, pests, and other such problems. You are advisable to use only new boxes, especially the ones that are certified bug free. Moreover, if you are using the right types of packing supplies, it will make moving and storing much easier for you. Likewise, when you use uniform sized boxes, stacking and packing becomes much easier.

    If you are running a self storing business, make sure that you offer all these self storage supplies at your facility.

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