Moving in the Military: How Self Storage Can Help

by Safeguard Self Storage 5. May 2014 09:41

 

One of the most difficult adjustment issues that modern military service members face is the need to uproot their lives on short notice and reestablish themselves elsewhere. Whether it's a long-term deployment or a routine assignment to a new command, military personnel and their families often experience difficulty dealing with moves. Fortunately, Safeguard Self Storage in IL can make the process a little easier.

Transitioning with All Your Possessions

Military relocation orders don't always give you time to plan ahead. Although most landlords are fine with letting service members break their leases early in such situations, you'll still have to find somewhere to keep all the possessions that were in your home or apartment.

Self storage ensures that you don't have to worry about who's guarding your furniture, electronics and other belongings while you're away protecting the nation. Safeguard self storage in IL utilizes computer-controlled recorded access, individual unit door alarms and digital video recording, so you can feel confident in the security of your items.

Preparing for New Accommodations

The other side of moving isn't any less difficult for military personnel. Your new command may not have base housing ready by the time your loaded moving truck arrives, or you may not be able to find an acceptable lease in advance.

Climate controlled self storage makes it easier to protect furniture and valuable household goods during the hot summer months. Because facilities come in a range of sizes, it's possible to find something that fits your household perfectly and avoid schedule delays that could increase moving company fees. Safeguard self storage also has a variety of moving supplies to help you pack up your valuables properly to protect them from damage.

Whether you'll be molding the next generation of sailors at Great Lakes Training Center or supporting the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base, moving can be difficult. Ease your family's journey by keeping your belongings safe inside a Safeguard Illinois self storage unit along the way.

Safeguard Self Storage offers 10 convenient locations throughout Illinois. You will find our state of the art self storage locations in the following Chicagoland communities: Chicago South Loop Self Storage, Arlington Heights Self Storage, Des Plaines Self Storage, Palatine Self Storage, Addison Self Storage, Lombard Self Storage, Darien Self Storage, Lyons Self Storage, McCook Self Storage and Bridgeview Self Storage. Find your neighborhood Safeguard Self Storage location now and make your move easier! 

Philadelphia Attractions

by Safeguard Self Storage 15. April 2014 11:49

Philadelphia is home to some of the nation’s most historic artifacts, great food like the famous Philly cheesesteak and an eclectic art culture. These are some of the reasons to put Philadelphia at the top of your list of places to visit or live. If you’re making a move, Safeguard Self Storage offers multiple storage facilities in Philadelphia!

Rocky’s Philadelphia

Philadelphia is home to the Rocky statue and the famous Rocky Steps (the east stairs of the Philadelphia Museum of Art). The Rocky steps have been named the second most famous movie location in the world. Visit the Rocky statue at the base of the museum and then make the trek up the stairs to recreate the legendary scene from the movie. The climb is a must-do for everyone visiting Philadelphia for the first time. Once you reach the top, you can appreciate the view of the Philadelphia skyline or actually visit the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

The Cultural Circuit

While some people may only be interested in running up the famous Rocky steps, others may be more interested in the destination. The Philadelphia Museum of Art is the third largest art museum in the country, housing more than 300,000 works and covering 10 acres. The current exhibit features the treasures of Korea. Bringing kiddos with you? The Please Touch Museum at Memorial Hall is one of the nation’s premier children’s museums and is filled with hands-on exhibits. Let your inner child roam free in the fun-filled and themed exhibits.

A City for Foodies

Not only is Philadelphia the home of the famous Philly cheesesteak, there are a variety of other food attractions. The Reading Terminal Market is the nation’s oldest continuously operating farmer’s market and has emerged as one of the country’s greatest public markets. DiNic’s Roast Pork and Beef located in the Reading Terminal Market is home to the “Best Sandwich in America,” according to the Travel Channel.

Historic Attractions

There are so many different historic attractions to pick from! Philadelphia is home to the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, Valley Forge National Historical Park and the Betsy Ross House. It is also home to the National Constitution Center, the world’s only museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. These are just a few of the attractions Philadelphia has to offer history buffs. 

Have we convinced you that Philadelphia is worth visiting? Perhaps you’re thinking of living there instead? Check out Safeguard Self Storage facilities in Philadelphia for an easy transition move.  Safeguard has seven storage facilities in Philadelphia to meet all of your storage needs in this great city.

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Guide to Flea Market Shopping

by Safeguard Self Storage 11. March 2014 11:11

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Flea market shopping is a great way to find unique, rare and affordable finds, and the Festival Flea Market Mall in Pompano Beach is one of the best places to start your search. Festival Flea Market Mall offers more than 500 shops, so there is something for everyone there. Before starting your flea market search, however, you should keep these tips in mind for finding and storing the best finds.                                            

Choose the Right Flea Market

Some flea markets have more to offer than others. For example, the Festival Flea Market Mall offers many more potential finds than most other area flea markets. This doesn't mean that you shouldn't check out the smaller flea markets as you never know what you might find if you do.

Look for the Unexpected

Although you might have a few things in mind that you want to search for during your shopping trip, you shouldn't forget to look for the unexpected. You could find real treasures if you have an open mind.

Check Items Carefully

It's always a good idea to check items carefully for any defects or problems. You might choose to pass on an item if you find that it is damaged, or you might be able to haggle for a better price due to any imperfections.

Practice the Art of Haggling

One of the main benefits of flea market shopping is that you can find amazing deals on great items, so you shouldn't pay too much. Don't be afraid to negotiate for a better price, and consider passing on an item if the seller is asking for more than you think it is worth.

Choose the Right Storage Option

It can be easy to accumulate a lot of clutter in your home if you go flea market shopping regularly, but you can use Safeguard Self Storage for Pompano Beach household storage. Not only can you use your storage unit to safely stash your flea market finds, but you can also use it for your other Pompano Beach household storage needs, such as for tucking away seasonal items when they aren't in use. Safeguard Self Storage offers the amenities that you will need to protect your flea market finds such as air conditioned storage units, computer controlled access, storage unit door alarms, digital video recording, covered loading areas, and free use of carts and dollies onsite. We also make paying for your Pompano Beach storage unit a breeze by offering auto payment, online payment and phone payment options. Visit your local Safeguard Self Storage in Pompano Beach and find a good home for all of your newfound treasures. Happy shopping! 

Storage by the Sea: Miramar, FL

by Safeguard Self Storage 23. January 2014 12:08

The name Miramar comes from the Spanish phrase for "sea view." While Miramar, Florida, is not directly on the water, its close proximity to the ocean lives up to its name. In fact, many residents in Miramar use their free time out and about on the waves, making ocean fun a quintessential pastime in this Southern Florida city.

The closest beaches to Miramar are in nearby Hollywood, Florida. Hollywood Beach is nearly six miles of uninterrupted coastline, with scenic sands and gentle waters. Other nearby beaches include Dania Beach and the shores of Fort Lauderdale. To the south, residents can also try beaches in Miami-Dade County.

While each of these beaches has its own appeal, they are all well suited for various water activities. In particular, many residents enjoy paddle boarding or kayaking. The water is also well suited for any number of boating ventures. The water is only half the story, however. Many people also relish their time on the sand with activities such as beach volleyball or sunbathing.

Whether you enjoy active water sports or prefer to simply relax and soak up the sun, it is clear that beach outings are easier with personal equipment. While rentals are often available, frequent visitors usually find renting costly and unappealing. However, some people are afraid to buy their own equipment for lack of storage space. Fortunately, this does not have to be a problem with Miramar self storage available.

Self storage is a great way to obtain extra space at an affordable price. Safeguard Self Storage offers self storage units in Miramar that are conveniently located near major roadways and are accessible at any time of the day or night. Our facility is equipped with state-of-the-art security features such as computer controlled access, individual unit door alarms, digital video surveillance and store wide intercom system to provide you with peace of mind until you are ready for your next ocean adventure. Miramar self storage can also be rented by the month, giving users the utmost flexibility.

Make the most of Miramar and its plentiful nearby beaches with a Miramar self storage unit from Safeguard!

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Making the Most of your New York City Living Space

by Safeguard Self Storage 16. January 2014 07:19

New York City boasts some of the best real estate in the country, and it's easy to see why. With Broadway, Wall Street, and fashion and culture to spare, NYC will continue to be one of the most desirable cities to live. Given its popularity, every New Yorker knows that space is limited. In fact, many tenants are happy with a mere 170 square feet of living space. With everything you need to accommodate a modern life, living in a small apartment may seem impossible. Here are some tips to make your small space more comfortable:

 

1. Organize

Divide your items into categories. If it’s necessary for work, keep it at your workspace. Invest in a great desk with lots of storage possibilities. Box and label your items for easy accessibility. This way, you won't waste time searching for your favorite cold weather boots and scarves. Instead, you'll find these items stored and ready in a box labeled "winter".

 

2. Be Realistic

If you're never going to use an item (or, worse yet, have never used an item), toss it! Space is a precious commodity in NYC, and it should not be taken for granted. There's no need to hang on to eight different comforters or every stuffed animal from your childhood. On the other hand, things that have value, like books or seasonal items, can easily be organized and stored away. Part of being realistic is knowing what you need in your apartment when you need it (e.g.: you don't need your winter wardrobe in August).

 

3. Store It

Instead of tripping over boxes or parting with precious items, invest in a storage space to suit your needs. In New York self storage through Safeguard is a great way to de-clutter your apartment while also hanging on to everything you need. With so many New York storage locations, you'll be able to find a convenient storage location to keep all your necessities. Compared to the cost of a larger apartment, using a New York storage unit is a bargain.

 

Living a New York life can be an adjustment. If you've recently relocated to the NYC area, you might be shocked by the scarcity of space and the high cost of living. Although we'd all love an extra room for our stuff, few in NYC can afford such a luxury. Hang on to everything you need in order to avoid repurchasing hard to find or expensive items. Get organized and make the most of your space with New York self storage. With so many Safeguard New York storage locations, you'll never be too far from your items. Save money and space with New York storage options through Safeguard.

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Enjoy Florida Golf- With Less Hassle

by Safeguard Self Storage 3. January 2014 11:01

 

Golf is one of the most popular recreational sports in the U.S., and Florida is the reigning king of golf states. The sunshine state boasts more than 1,250 courses, more than any other state in the country. With its lush tropical foliage, pristine beaches, and year round temperate weather, it’s easy to see why thousands of locals and tourists flock to Florida’s golf courses every year.

 

About the Area’s Golf Courses

If you’re lucky enough to live in the Coconut Creek area, there is no shortage of lovely and challenging courses to choose from. The Deer Creek Golf Club at Deerfield Beach is a public course featuring exceptional course conditions and amenities including locker rooms, a pro shop, and putting greens. The Club at Boca Pointe in Boca Raton is a private club boasting a Jack Nicklaus-designed course. The private Adios Golf Club in Coconut Creek is an elegant, traditional course for true golf purists. The recently renovated Crystal Lake Golf Club in Deerfield Beach offers vistas of pines, palms and native flora, along with PGA staff lessons to improve your game.

 

Store Your Clubs in Self Storage

Whichever course you choose, the Safeguard Self Storage of Coconut Creek offers climate controlled mini storage to safely store your golf equipment for quick and easy access. The Coconut Creek facility is within 5 miles of more than10 popular courses, so you can play on the fly anytime you want. Imagine coming from work or errands and going straight to the course without having to plan ahead or pack your equipment. Simply keep your clubs, shoes, apparel and other gear in your self storage unit and you’ll be ready whenever the mood strikes you.

With climate controlled storage at Safeguard Self Storage, you’ll also have a space that will prevent the accumulation of moisture on your golf clubs (unlike most garages). By reducing moisture, you can avoid the buildup of rust and protect the longevity of your clubs.

 

Tips for Golf Equipment Storage

Before storing your golf equipment, be sure to clean and dry it. Also, set your larger equipment towards the back of the unit and store smaller gear in labeled containers. Consider storing other useful items such as sunscreen, a golf umbrella or even a small humidor with your favorite cigars that you may want while golfing.

Contact Safeguard in Broward – Coconut Creek for more information or to reserve your climate controlled mini storage unit today. See you on the links!

Holiday Displays Light Up Germantown

by Safeguard Self Storage 17. December 2013 04:57

 

 

Once the Christmas lights begin twinkling around Germantown, PA, you’ll surely feel the holiday spirit. The city’s residents and business owners have a tradition of stylishly decorating their homes and storefronts.

Holiday Events

 Be sure to take a drive around town to view the city’s many holiday lights. Areas such as Rittenhouse Square and East Passyunk Avenue feature spectacular Christmas décor. Consider stopping by Love Park to view the Christmas decorations. Also, many of the residences on the outskirts of town feature eye-catching holiday displays. When you attend one of the city’s tree lighting events, you can enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas music. In addition, the Festival of the Trees exhibit is displayed at the 10 Arts at The Ritz-Carlton. Other traditional festivities include the Dickens Christmas Party and the Holiday Open House and Craft Fair. At the historic 1770 Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse, you can participate in the simple ritual of candle lighting. The congregation sings carols, and the event’s organizers provide refreshments after completing the annual tradition.

 

Packing Tips for Christmas Decorations

After viewing the sparkling holiday lights of Germantown, you’ll be ready to create your own Christmas display. By using self storage in Philadelphia PA, to store your holiday décor and lights, you’ll have easy access to your festive belongings when the Christmas season arrives. A storage unit will help you properly organize your Christmas decorations to avoid breakage. Make sure that you’re thoroughly wrapping delicate items and storing them together. You’ll also have the extra space to lay out all of your décor to sort and store it in collections. When you store your decorations in groups, it will be easier to unpack them the following year.

 

Storage Units in Philadelphia PA

Safeguard Self Storage has seven convenient locations in Philadelphia. Storage units are available in a variety of sizes, and the Safeguard stores are equipped with the amenities you need while storing your items such as heated as air conditioned units, drive-in loading areas, computer controlled access, individual unit door alarms and digital video recording. All of these storage amenities will provide you with peace of mind while your items are in storage and you’ll also appreciate the ease of transferring your Christmas decorations from the storage unit during the holidays using our flatbed carts as well as back to the storage facility once the season has ended.

Peace on Earth and Peace of Mind: Self Storage & Security During the Holidays

by Safeguard Self Storage 12. December 2013 06:21

Although the holiday season is supposed to be cheerful, happy and a time to help others, it can also be a time of increased theft. Many thieves target people during the weeks leading up to the holidays because they expect to find valuable gifts in their homes or vehicles. A theft could seriously put a damper on your seasonal cheer. However, there are steps that you can take to help keep yourself from being the target of theft this holiday season.

First of all, remember to keep valuables hidden and in a secure location at all times. If you must leave gifts in your vehicle, lock them in the trunk where they cannot be seen, and always make certain to lock your car doors. Make sure that gifts aren't visible from outside of your home to tempt burglars. If you will be traveling during the holiday season, you may want to leave a light on in your home and ask a neighbor to collect your mail while you are away to avoid the impression of an empty home.

As enjoyable as it is to share your holiday plans on Facebook or Twitter, this information can make you a target for tech-savvy thieves. Try and wait until after you return from a trip to share your location and travel photos on social media outlets

Another option is to rent a secure self storage unit as a safe place for your gifts and other valuables. Not only will stashing your presents in a unit help prevent theft, but it will also help prevent curious children from seeing "Santa's" stash and will keep the gifts out of your way as you prepare for the holidays.

Whether you are hiding gifts from thieves or sneaky youngsters, Safeguard Self Storage offers state of the art security features such as computer controlled access, digital recording, individual door alarms and facility-wide intercom systems to help protect your valuables. With a well-secured unit from Safeguard, you can enjoy greater peace of mind and holiday cheer this season. 

Make Room for the Holidays with Self Storage

by Safeguard Self Storage 2. December 2013 05:56

Space is a home's best asset, but space is often at a premium during the holidays. Fortunately, self storage offers a solution! Learn how storage units can help you make more room for family and more holiday fun.

Seasonal Items
Make a place for the Christmas tree and all of those decorations by putting seasonal items and unused furniture in a storage unit. Now, your decorations can be the center of attention instead of that thrift store couch. The winter is the ideal time to store camping equipment, mountain bikes, patio furniture, clothing and items that won't be used until next spring.

Room for Guests
The holidays are that special time of year when the guest room really is actually used for guests. Before your visitors arrive for the big meal, clear out the sewing machine, laundry, stamp collection or anything else that has turned your guest room into an unusable space. Put your extra things in a convenient self storage unit until your festivities are over.

Protect Possessions
Protect your prized collection of fragile antiques, art, mirrors and other delicate items by putting them into a self storage unit while all of those nieces, nephews and grandchildren are running around the house. Storing your knick-knacks is a great way to clear off the mantel and low-level spaces that attract small hands.

Climate controlled storage is heated during the cold winter months and air conditioned during the warm summer months so it is perfect for making extra room and freeing up cluttered areas. Store seasonal items for part of the year, or take advantage of short-term self storage options for a few months. If you walk around your home, you'll probably be able to fill up several boxes with items that aren't needed during the holiday season. After the holidays are over, you can store those extra chairs and put your knick-knacks back on the mantle.

If you need extra
storage space for the holidays, don't worry. Just head to your local Safeguard Self Storage! We offer convenient storage locations with state of the art storage amenities with month-to-month storage unit rentals and our customer satisfaction is at the heart of everything we do.

Winter Storage in New York City

by Safeguard Self Storage 28. November 2013 05:37

New York City in Winter

New York City is famous for its harsh winters. It is not unusual for the city to get hit with monstrous blizzards and ice storms and cold is pretty much the norm, with average winter lows around 29 degrees. Self storage is a great way to keep your belongings out of the elements. But make sure the storage you choose is the appropriate kind.

If you are considering storing delicate items in NY self storage this winter, consider opting for a heated and air conditioned storage unit. These units protect belongings by keeping the temperature range between 55 and 85 degrees, the optimal range for self storage. Having a controlled environment to store household items, family heirlooms and photographs is especially helpful during the winter to keep them in the same condition as when stored.

One main benefit of heated and air conditioned storage is protection from inclement weather. These units keep rain and snow from penetrating into the storage unit. In addition, the units also protect valuables from dirt, dust and pests. Those who have fragile antiques or sensitive musical instruments can safely store their items without worry about the elements affecting their items. 

Another advantage of climate-controlled storage is atmospheric regulation. Each storage unit maintains a consistent temperature to protect the stored items from humidity. In a non-controlled environment many undesirable things can happen to your stored items such as, wooden-based furniture pieces can crack or split from the constant cycle of freezing and thawing, paper items can yellow and mold may form on material or cloth. Those who have valuable items to store should choose a Bronx self storage company that offers heated and air conditioned units. 

Those who are in search of Queens NY self storage, Brooklyn NY self storage, or Bronx self storage should consider choosing Safeguard to meet their needs. Safeguard offers climate-controlled storage so that people can protect their valuables. Besides that, Safeguard is the premiere storage company in New York. 

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