Moving: The Basics

If you’re moving and don’t want to spend money on hiring movers, do the job yourself. While doing all your own moving can have certain drawbacks, those drawbacks are significantly reduced if you plan out the move and follow these tips.

First, pack systematically. Pack one room at a time and be sure to label every single one of your packed boxes. This saves a ton of time and energy when unpacking and you’ll be happy you did it. Usually, you should start packing about a month before the move, giving you plenty of time to have everything ready by moving day, while also giving you plenty of time to separate what you can’t live without from what you can.

Next, be sure to reserve your moving truck early. Truck rental companies are busy, especially in larger urban cities. Though you may get through a few days before your moving day, there’s nothing wrong with reserving a truck a few weeks in advance. Also, be sure to check on your reservation a day or two before the big day. You want to make sure things are still in order and there won’t be a problem when you show up to pick it up.

Finally, and possibly most importantly, give yourself extra time. Though we would all like to get it over as soon as possible, things can go wrong and your entire moving experience can be ruined if you don’t take enough time to plan ahead. The farther away you move, the more time you may need. Take a couple of days off work if possible. You may not need the extra time, but you’ll certainly appreciate it when you’re not rushing to unpack and you’re able to rest up.

MiniStorage has over three decades of experience in the industry with more than 30 locations spread throughout Southern California. We have a vast array of solutions for all your storage needs, and there is no doubt we are the storage solution for you.

Our Storage Consultants are trained to provide you with the utmost in professionalism and customer service. We pride ourselves on keeping clean, safe, and convenient facilities to serve all your needs. Whether you need storage for your household items or your business, you can be sure we have the solution.

Visit www.MiniStorage.net for more details.

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Valentine’s Day Fun Facts

Valentine’s Day is next week! Are you ready? We found some fun facts to help get you in the Valentine’s Day Spirit!

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Which Storage Unit Is Right For You?

If you’re living in a packed house, then storage is a must, but with so many different types of storage units, how do you know which one is best?

Self-storage units typically range from 10×5 feet to 20×20 feet. They are lockable by the tenant, and tend to be windowless. These are typically rented monthly and the storage company may offer different features, such as automatic gates, cameras, motion detectors, and unit alarms. They are the most popular and are ideal for business and residential use.

Climate-controlled units are similar to regular storage facilities in terms of shape and security. The main difference is that in order for these to be climate-controlled, they must be located in a multi-story building with loading docks and elevators. These facilities are the best for items that need to be protected from weather extremes, such as furniture or priceless heirlooms.

Portable storage units are also similar to the standard units, but are usually kept in small tractor-trailer units. They can either be locked and left where they are, returned to a central holding facility, or shipped to a new location for unloading. These are most commonly used by business requiring temporary on-site storage or residents who are moving or remodeling their homes.

MiniStorage has over three decades of experience in the industry with more than 30 locations spread throughout Southern California. We have a vast array of solutions for all your storage needs, and there is no doubt we are the storage solution for you.

Our Storage Consultants are trained to provide you with the utmost in professionalism and customer service. We pride ourselves on keeping clean, safe, and convenient facilities to serve all your needs. Whether you need storage for your household items or your business, you can be sure we have the solution.

Visit www.MiniStorage.net for more details.

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Who Are You Rooting For?! #SuperBowl

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What is Self Storage?

 

More and more people today are finding it hard to manage the space they rent, own or lease and are turning to self-storage as a solution to cluttered personal and business lives. Whether you’re looking to store just a few items, archive your business paperwork or put most of your possessions in a safe place for a few weeks, months or years this could be a cost-effective and flexible solution for you.

So, just what is self-storage? Self storage offers both personal and business users a storage solution that they can basically control themselves. Similar to other traditional storage methods, self storage allows you to rent storage space where you can keep your goods and belongings in special facilities. Don’t rely on removal companies and large storage organizations to store on your behalf and play by their rules with limited access, no flexibility, long-term contracts and high charges. With the advent of self-storage, you’ve been given a lot more choice.

So don’t wait any longer. Contact your local self-storage facility and ask them about their prices, deals, and packages.

MiniStorage has over three decades of experience in the industry with more than 30 locations spread throughout Southern California. We have a vast array of solutions for all your storage needs, and there is no doubt we are the storage solution for you.

Our Storage Consultants are trained to provide you with the utmost in professionalism and customer service. We pride ourselves on keeping clean, safe, and convenient facilities to serve all your needs. Whether you need storage for your household items or your business, you can be sure we have the solution.

Visit www.MiniStorage.net for more details.

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Have You Visited Us On YouTube!?

Did you know we have a YouTube Channel? Check out our latest videos and updates by visiting youtube.com/ministoragenet!

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Calculating the Cost of Your Move

 

Moving certainly taps your bank account. How much you ultimately spend depends on a number of factors: whether your employer is helping with the cost, how much stuff’ you have, and how far you are moving.

To get an idea of how much your move will cost, start calling service providers for estimates and ask about the following items. These aren’t all the costs you’ll encounter, but it’s certainly a helpful start.

Moving: Professional moving services or truck rental, moving supplies, food and beverage for volunteers, tips for professional movers/gifts for volunteers

Housing: Home Repairs, cleaning supplies/services, rental expenses in new city, application fees (varies – estimate $15 to $35 per application), first and last month’s rent, damage/security deposit, utility deposits, storage unit rental.

Start compiling all the information you can find so you start to get a better idea of just how much moving will cost you.

MiniStorage has over three decades of experience in the industry with more than 30 locations spread throughout Southern California. We have a vast array of solutions for all your storage needs, and there is no doubt we are the storage solution for you.

Our Storage Consultants are trained to provide you with the utmost in professionalism and customer service. We pride ourselves on keeping clean, safe, and convenient facilities to serve all your needs. Whether you need storage for your household items or your business, you can be sure we have the solution.

Visit www.MiniStorage.net for more details.

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