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  • Automatic Payments
    By Joel on October 24, 2011 | 297 Comments297 Comments  Comments

    Not everyone is organized and knows what they are doing when it comes to their finances. I guess that is why there are people who have professions that manage other people’s money. Around tax time people who are not comfortable with their money future find an accountant. There are people who find financial advisors to help them put their money in the right place. That person needs to help them understand why their money is going where it is supposed to go. You really have to put your trust in a person that could potentially affect your financial future.

    There are many people in self storage that can not seem to pay their bill on time. When they signed the lease the manager on site told them when their bill was due. It is up to the customer to know when they need to pay their bill after that. Most facilities will say that their bill will be due on the 1st of the month or on their anniversary bill date. No matter which date the facility says, you have to make sure you know so you do not accrue any late fees.

    Ask about automatic debit payments if you don’t want to have to worry about remembering to pay your bill on time each month for storage. Your payment will be taken out the same day each month and you will not have to worry about. If you are the kind of person that needs a bill sent to them each month as a reminder, you can always ask the manager to send you one. Automatic payments seem to be the best idea for you to ensure your bill is paid on time.

     

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  • Be In Control
    By Joel on June 22, 2011 | 175 Comments175 Comments  Comments

    No matter what time to the year it is, the seasons can be very hard on your belongings that are in storage. Depending on where you are you can go through some serious temperature changes. It would be in your best interest to look into a storage facility that has climate controlled units. No matter what the weather is doing outside, your belongings will be safe inside.

     
    When you are storing in the winter it is important to get a space that is climate controlled so that your belongings are kept nice. Also, it is nice that it is not freezing when you go to get things from your storage unit. If you are unsure of whether or not you should get the space, you should see if the manager can make a recommendation of what you should do.

     
    The summer can get hot and a climate controlled space will be cooled. When the weather is to hot for words outside, you will know your belongings will be hanging out in the cool temperatures. Even if you are not able to escape the heat rays of the sun, know that your belongings will as long as they are in a climate controlled unit.

     
    The temperature inside a climate controlled space is typically set at a constant temperature set by the property. This will prevent anyone who believes their belongings need to be at colder temperature than any other space. If you feel you can leave your belongings in your garage and feel comfortable, then you do not need a climate controlled space. If you do not feel good about putting your things in a space that fluctuates in temperature, you should invest in a climate controlled space.

     

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  • Even Self Storage Can Be Bigger in Texas
    By jeff on January 26, 2011 | 2 Comments2 Comments  Comments

    Managers and owners of Hollywood Park, Texas storage companies are happy.  The population seems to always be growing, and this is good news for self-storage businesses all over the state.  Texas always has been appealing to people who love the sun.  It is hot here, but some of us just love that.  There are many lakes to swim in and the lakes here can be very deep.  This makes fishing very good as people can pull huge fish from these lakes that can feed a family for days.  Texas sits on the ocean too, which gives them some great beaches around and near Mexico.  Ask all the spring-breakers who flock to South Padre Island for fun and sun.  Galveston is another city on the beach and many a Houston person goes up there on the weekends to swim and fish and boat.  You can deep-sea fish there and the water is warm.  Be careful though, there is an undertow that can be very dangerous to your health.  Jellyfish sting swimmers once in awhile too so pay attention.  This is just a few negatives though because the city of Galveston is a very fun place to visit.  There are excellent places to eat seafood there and the hotels are very nice also.  Go swimming in the ocean, you will like it.

    Hollywood Park storage facilities can really take advantage of being in Texas if they promote it right.  Corpus Christi is another great beach that has cleaner water than Galveston does.  It is just minutes away from the very unique city of San Antonio and one might as well visit both while you are there.  The river walk is famous as boats take you back and forth down the shallow river.  The Alamo is for history lovers and the Mexican food is great.  Sea World is very close to and the whale will splash you if you sit too close to the water.  You can feed and pet dolphins there too.  The San Antonio zoo is a wonderful zoo where birds land on your shoulders as you feed them.  Some will bite though.  There is a water park too nearby San Antonio and Austin, Texas that is reviewed as maybe the best water park in the world.  The rides are scary and thrilling as you shoot through tunnels and passages.

    Hollywood Park storage companies do not have to over sell everything to do well in Texas.  Homes are still rather cheap in the state, and Mexico is not too far for most Texans. Tex-Mex food is popular here.  There are many places that serve this type of food all over Texas.  NASA is close to Houston for tourists to visit.  Horseracing is in Houston and America’s team the Dallas Cowboys play football in a new stadium, the envy of all stadiums.  El Paso has mountains nearby and rugged terrain to explore and Houston has a baseball team and a new football team too, the amply named Texans.  It is easy to move to Texas knowing all the things you can do in the Lone Star State.  So find a storage unit and move to Texas.

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  • Car Storage While Traveling
    By admin on May 25, 2010 | 134 Comments134 Comments  Comments

    Do you travel a lot?  Are you always concerned with where you are going to keep your car while you are out of town?  Are you sick and tired of paying those crazy fees to keep your car stored inside of the airport parking lot?  If so, then you are going to want to be sure that you are not forgetting about self storage the next time that you need to store your vehicle.  While you may not think so at first, a self storage unit is absolutely perfect for keeping your vehicle safe while you are away.  Of course, there are a few things that you are going to have to do to make sure that your vehicle is safe.  Fortunately, this article will provide you with a brief outline of how to keep your car safe while it is in storage.

    Starting with the basics, you are going to want to be sure that you buy a high security lock for the door of your self storage unit.  Your lock, you should know, is your first line of defense.  While you may very well live out your entire lease without any attempted break ins, you are going to want to be sure that you are prepared for them nonetheless.  By placing a nice lock on your door, you can rest assured that would be thieves are going to have to work quite a bit to break it off.

    Next, you are going to want to be sure that you choose a self storage facility that comes with some really great security features.  The last thing that you are going to want to do, here, is rent a self storage unit that is not going to be able to keep your car nice and safe.  I mean, your car is a major investment.  It is worth a ton of money, so you are going to have to be sure that you are doing everything within your power to keep it safe while you are gone.  Here, you are going to want to be sure that you are renting a unit that comes with video surveillance cameras, door alarms, a great fence, and an on site property manager.

    Finally, reader, you are going to have to be sure that you are not wasting too much of your money when you rent a unit.  Remember, here, that you are trying to beat the rates that you would have to pay at the local airport.  Thus, when you are shopping around, you are going to want to be sure that you are keeping very close track of your coupons.  Each and every time that you are offered a discount, you are going to want to write down where it came from, and what it is good for.  That way, when it comes down to picking a facility, you are going to have all of the information that you need laid out in front of you.

    At the end of the day, renting a self storage unit for your car does not have to be hard.  So long as you know what you are doing, you are going to be able to find a nice, cheap unit that is perfect for your needs.  Just hang in there, and you will find the solution that you are looking for.

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