Explore Russian Culture through Bronx Lithograph Exhibition

by Safeguard 18. July 2014 05:45

 
Just down the street from our Bronx, NY self storage facilities, there is an exciting show; a true cultural attraction for the neighborhood's enjoyment. Running from now through August 17, 2014, the Derfner Judaica Museum presents "LITHOGRAPHY IN LENINGRAD: Soviet Graphic Arts in the 1950's and 60's." This exhibition enables art lovers and history buffs to view and appreciate 37 lithographs produced by Soviet official artists in the late 1950s and early 1960s. 

Lithographs became popular in Russia in the second decade of the 19th century, but the medium itself originated in Germany around 1796. Lithography involves a meticulous process using a stone plate, and lithographers can make print copies for collectors. 

You can view the lithographs at the Derfner Judaica Museum located at 5901 Palisade Avenue. Experience a taste of old world lithographs by official Soviet artists firsthand.

To become a collector of lithographs in your own right, it's important to consult a lithograph expert on the preservation of individual works. Before placing lithopgraphs in Bronx, NY storage lockers, be sure to wrap them in acid-free paper to protect them from light and dirt. You can also place lithographs in a Solander box, which will lock out moisture and further stall the aging process. 

If you have a large collection of old prints and lithographs, we invite you to secure them in our Bronx, NY storage lockers and access them at a convenient time, such as when you want to share them with your grandchildren or exhibit them in a collector's show. Lithographs are an important representation of the cultural eras in which we live and they deserve proper storage.
 
Contact Safeguard Self Storage to keep your lithographs and other fragile items safe in secure self storage. We offer an array of storage unit sizes to fit any collection, and our climate controlled units keep your valuables safe from environmental factors. Find a Safeguard New York self storage facility near you today!

New Building in Miami

by Safeguard 11. July 2014 09:28

We are excited to announce a new addition to one of our Miami, FL storage facilities. To better accommodate your storage demands, our Palmetto Expressway Store in Miami, FL is opening a new building with an additional 192 units. These new storage units are equipped with the features our customers asked for such as drive-up accessibility which makes these units incredibly convenient. Customers can drive their vehicle straight up to the unit door to unload their belongings directly into the unit. No hauling stuff over long distances! Plus, the 10-foot high ceilings make these units great for storing oversized items and vehicles and boats. Boating is a major activity in Miami and finding reliable Miami, FL self storage is important for many boat owners. While these units are non-climate controlled, they still offer the same stringent security controls as the rest of the Palmetto Expressway storage facility. Our units are equipped with computer controlled access, unit door alarms and digital video recording for our customer’s peace of mind. When looking for reliable Miami, FL self storage, consider the new storage units at Safeguard’s Palmetto Expressway store. Call 786-587-1947 to reserve your space in our brand new storage building. 

Here We Grow Again: Safeguard Expands in Chicago

by Safeguard 2. July 2014 05:34

Safeguard Self Storage is expanding again in Chicago! On May 28, 2014, Safeguard Self Storage announced the purchase of land in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Once complete, the self storage facility will be the 69th store for the company nationally and the 12th store in the Chicago area. Another planned store in the West Rogers Park neighborhood is presently under construction.

“The Chicago area is a terrific market for Safeguard and provides the company with the opportunity to add value to the Safeguard portfolio,” said Allan Sweet, Safeguard Chief Executive Officer. “This property is in a region where the company already owns and operates stores and we consider its addition to our real estate holdings as an important next step for the company.”

The new Uptown facility will provide 770 storage units in various sizes. Amenities at this location will include heated and air conditioned storage units, drive-in loading area, computer-controlled building access and digital/video recording of the property. The outside of the store has also been upgraded to blend into the surrounding neighborhood.

“The Uptown store, similar to all our Chicago facilities, is designed to provide an exceptional customer experience,” said Ken Finlay, Safeguard Senior Vice-President of Operations. “This facility will complement our product offerings in Illinois and demonstrates our commitment to and confidence in this strong market.”

The West Rogers Park property and the Uptown store are scheduled to open in 2015.

Contact Safeguard Self Storage to find out more information about storing your belongings at a Safeguard in your neighborhood.

Tips for Combining Households – The First Thing You Should Put Into Storage Is Some Thought!

by Safeguard 25. June 2014 07:10
 

If you and your sweetheart have finally decided to move in together and share in the spoils of life, you'll likely have to make some hard decisions on your belongings. In many cases, guys will be determined to keep their action figures and sports memorabilia. Women will be just as intent on keeping their beloved shoe collection intact. Here are some tips for combining households without bringing on an argument.

Rent a Bronx Storage Unit

A quality Bronx storage unit offers neutral ground. If you are both looking to keep a variety of items that you have no immediate use for,
Safeguard Self Storage is a great option. Our storage units can accommodate bicycles, power tools, gardening tools, books, furniture, clothes, collectables and a wide array of other objects. Because these units are also kept at comfortable temperatures, your most delicate belongings will remain in pristine condition.

Compromise on Furniture Pieces and Wall Ornaments

Before you decide which possessions should be sent to the
Bronx, NY household storage unit, you should settle on a personal style for your home. Couches, chairs, coffee tables and kitchen appliances should be given careful thought. You should likewise decide on the kinds of wall ornaments you would like to show off to guests. While framed photographs will be fine, you'll need to have a more pointed discussion about glow-in-the-dark clocks, gag gifts and anything that could be deemed risqué.

Set a Policy on Pets

Finally, decide how your pets will be treated. If you have a dog and your significant other has a cat, make sure they have time to acclimate to their new surroundings. You'll want to be sure all household animals are capable of getting along before you leave them alone for an extended period of time.

While moving in together is a thrilling decision, it should nevertheless be properly planned out. With a reputable Bronx, NY household storage unit and some common sense, you can count on a life of romance and bliss.
Contact Safeguard Self Storage today to find out more about our two Bronx, NY self storage locations, unit availability, rates and current specials!
 

 

June 18th is Go Fishing Day!

by Safeguard 18. June 2014 08:39
 
June 18 marks the official "Go Fishing Day." Any fisherman will want his or her equipment ready to go. It is not always easy to keep fishing gear safe and in good condition, especially in crowded household storage such as a garage. The best place to store your fishing gear is in Miami, FL storage units. Safeguard Self Storage has several locations in Florida. Our Pompano Beach storage units provide an area without clutter to keep fishing equipment safe and accessible.

Most people do not have adequate space at home for large fishing equipment, especially boating equipment or lengthy poles. Miami, FL storage units offer affordable and convenient places for fishing gear. Tackle boxes and fishing poles can be kept in one favorable location. A smart way to keep tackle organized is in waterproof, sealable, plastic containers. These can be stacked neatly in a
Safeguard Self Storage unit.

To keep rods safe and to extend their life, it is important to clean the rods of salt, sand and other debris and remove tackle from lines before storing. Any heaviness will cause rods to bend. To prevent tangling, the fishing lines must be taut but not too tight. It is a good idea to purchase or create a free standing rod holding system from wood and PVC pipe to keep your rods spread apart and free from damage. Every Safeguard Self Storage unit provides open space allowing an avid fisherman the ability to store his\her gear as they see fit.

When the mood strikes, it is essential to have fishing gear in good shape and in an easy reachable place. The best way to achieve this is by using a Pompano Beach storage facility. Safeguard Self Storage is the ideal place to store fishing poles, tackle boxes, and other fishing gear.
Find a Safeguard Florida storage unit near you for your fishing equipment and get ready to celebrate "Go Fishing Day" every day without hassle.

It’s Boating Season in Louisiana!

by Safeguard 5. June 2014 06:08

It is finally time to take your beloved boat out onto the Bayou State’s beautiful and plentiful waterways, and you will not be alone as your watercraft will be joined by more than 300,000 others. With all of those boats on the water, it is important to make sure that you are safe out there.

One of the most important things that you can do is ensure that you have the required safety equipment on board. For example, there needs to be at least one serviceable personal flotation device for every person on the boat. Other safety equipment that should be on board includes distress signals, fire extinguishers and navigation lights.

It is also important to ensure that your boat is operated safely once it is on the water. It is illegal and dangerous to weave through congested traffic or to operate a watercraft in a reckless manner.  Also, be courteous to other boaters by not creating wakes and also avoid fishermen and swimmers whenever possible.

Obviously, make sure to not drink and drive as the dangers and penalties for doing so while operating a boat are similar to those involved with driving a car while under the influence.

Once you are finished having fun on the water, it is important to have proper boat storage, Safeguard Self Storage would be glad to help you out. If you are looking for Baton Rouge LA storage, a Metairie LA storage unit rental, Marrero storage units or a Harvey self storage, Safeguard can help you protect your investment with boat storage. We offer a total of eight convenient self storage locations, six in the New Orleans Metro Area and two in Baton Rouge. 

When you are ready to utilize boat storage, it is important to make sure that you get a space that will be large enough to comfortably fit your boat and trailer. Your watercraft should also be fully supported whenever it is out of the water. Important areas to focus on here are the bulkheads, engines and keel. In addition, scrubbing its decks and hull and ensuring that it is not stored with any barnacles, gunk or slime will help your boat remain in top shape for as long as possible. 

Once your boat is cleaned and ready to be stored, find a Safeguard Self Storage location convenient for you. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will happy to help you store your boat in an enclosed storage unit or in one of your outdoor storage lots so you can use it for many summers to come.

 

Boat Storage Baton Rouge

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Say Goodbye to Winter Clutter

by Safeguard 30. May 2014 05:26

With its emphasis on renewal, spring is a natural time to de-clutter your home. Cleaning out excess items now will free your time for spontaneous late-spring and summer fun. Renting a unit from Safeguard Self Storage is a great way to help you clear out extra "stuff" without tossing everything for good.

Numerous books and TV shows have been written about de-cluttering for a reason. Items that don't fit into your current lifestyle do nothing but create a messy atmosphere and drain your energy. Even if you don't realize it, objects that don't serve a purpose in your life can really weigh you down emotionally.

Now that summer is in the air, lightening your mood and your decor truly makes sense. The problem for most of us lies in our fear of getting rid of the wrong things. We may need them later, or our sentimental attachment may cause us to regret throwing them out or selling them. Fortunately, you don't have to risk "de-clutterer's remorse."

Safeguard Self Storage offers an affordable, secure home for items that create clutter, but have either financial or sentimental value. You can still sort your belongings into "keep," "toss," "sell" and "donate" piles. Items that don't fit unquestionably into any of these categories may be good candidates for storage. 

From Grandma's promise ring or your prom dress to collectibles that could make a comeback, keep your items in great shape and out of harm's way. Clean every item before packing it in a zippered container or box with a well-sealed lid. Consider packing clothing with cedar blocks or mothballs.

Clean, secure storage units in a convenient location make protecting your belongings easy. Whether you keep them under wraps for a year or decades to come, Safeguard Self Storage offers the perfect way to keep those seldom-used items clean and secure yet out of the way. Find a Safeguard location near you to clear out winter clutter and embrace summer!

Safeguard goes 'Green' with Solar Panels

by Safeguard 28. May 2014 12:43

Safeguard has signed an agreement to install solar panel systems at 25 facilities. The units will be placed in select New York and New Jersey locations and expected to generate over 2,000,000 KWH of clean, renewable electricity, meeting at least 95% of each store's energy needs. The first installations will be implemented in late summer of 2014, and all units will be operational by autumn. The panels will help these stores reduce their dependency on the 'grid' and help contribute to a more sustainable future. Safeguard officers expressed their excitement at this new development for the company.

"New York and New Jersey are great first markets for Safeguard Self Storage to invest in solar panel systems because it’s cold in the winter and hot in the summer, electricity costs are high and there are meaningful government incentive programs there to entice us to invest”, said Allan Sweet, Chief Executive Officer. 

“These systems will enable Safeguard Self Storage to breakthrough yet another higher hurdle of profitability for its investor while, at the same time, doing something good for the environment and the communities we serve. We will continue to investigate other markets for which this product might make sense" said Mark B. Rinder, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.  

“This is a terrific step forward for Safeguard Self Storage, saving well over $50,000 per month (after installation is complete in October 2014) and, in addition, shielding the company from the inevitable rate increases the utilities will pass on in the future. " said Ken Finlay, Senior Vice President of Operations.  

Provider Trinity Solar Systems has installed over 6,000 systems in the Northeast and presently has solar panel systems in place generating over 85,000,000 KWH of electricity. Trinity Solar recently installed solar panel systems on 23 self-storage facilities in New Jersey owned by an independent operator that is generating about the same amount of electricity that Safeguard Self Storage is expecting to realize from its installation.  

 

Make the Most of Your Springtime Space

by Safeguard 14. May 2014 10:48

 

Make the Most of Your Springtime Space

As the last traces of winter weather disappear, the time has come to open the windows of your house and let the fresh springtime air in. Spring has finally arrived and that musky, stale feeling in your house needs to be aired out! It’s time for spring cleaning! It may not be your favorite chore, but it certainly is necessary to fully enjoy the spring weather. So put on your cleaning clothes, open the blinds and get ready to let spring in! You might want to consider a full organizational overhaul. Using Thornwood, NY storage units to store excess belongings will help you make the most of your springtime space.

 

One Room at a Time

The task of tackling springtime cleaning may seem daunting, but if you strategize effectively you’ll be finished in no time. Spread out your cleaning over time instead of trying to tackle it all in one day. Go room by room and you can cross off one room a day. We suggest starting with the least lived in rooms; they’ll take less time and are less likely to get messy shortly after cleaning.

 

Work Top to Bottom

Whether you’re reorganizing or cleaning, work from top to bottom. Any mess or extra belongings that end up on the floor won’t ruin any work you’ve already done. If you’re planning on placing belongings in storage, they can be put aside to be packed.

 

Pack it up first.  

To make your cleaning more effective, get rid of extra belongings first. This way you’ll clear up space and avoid having to clean again after reorganizing. Labeling boxes by room and contents can help you find items easily in storage. Click here to see a list of packing supplied available at your neighborhood Safeguard Self Storage.

 

Cleaning time.  

After surfaces have been cleared and you’ve decided what belongings to store, you can focus on cleaning. Dust off surfaces and blinds, and wipe down glass with glass cleaner. Ceiling fans also collect a lot of dust. When you’re done with the furniture and surfaces in the room, you can clean the floors according to their material.


Seasonal Storage

 Items that only get used during colder seasons really have no place in a springtime space. Heavy winter clothing and overflowing Christmas decorations can be safely stored in Thornwood, NY storage units until next year. Rather than continuously dealing with shoving these belongings in closets or limited storage space, keep them in a storage unit and out of your way.

 

Spring cleaning is a good time take stock of your stuff while getting ready for springtime weather. If an overflow of belongings is keeping your house from feeling ‘spring fresh’, contact Safeguard Self Storage to find a storage unit near you. 

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Give Back to Mom this Mother's Day with a Tidy House

by Safeguard 9. May 2014 04:42

 

Have you been struggling with what to get your mom for Mother’s Day? Gift cards and flowers are the usual go-to choice, but maybe you want to do something more personal. Being a mom is a 24-hour job. While we might not be able to cover all of the tasks, taking some of the weight off their shoulders for Mother’s Day is a great gift! A clean house is a great gift for your mom to come home to. If excess belongings have been crowding the house, consider storing them with Safeguard Self Storage for an uncluttered feeling all year long.  

 

The Everyday Cleaning

First, take care of the tasks that you deem ‘everyday’ cleaning. Dishes are something that no one enjoys doing, and they usually take the least amount of time. Clear out the dishwasher and load it back up. An empty sink will make a huge difference in the cleanliness of the kitchen. Don’t have a dishwasher? Team up to knock out the dirty dishes. Taking care of laundry is also a great way to show your mom love. Even if it’s just a small load – washing, drying and putting away laundry will lighten her load immensely.

 

A Deeper Clean

Dusting and cleaning the floors are tasks that don’t get done every day, but will definitely make a difference in the cleanliness of the house. Dusting surfaces, blinds and ceiling fans will make a huge difference in the appearance of the home. Cleaning the floors – which may not get cleaned often but get used every day – is another task you can tackle. 

 

Remove the Clutter

If there is an overflow of possessions keeping your home messy all year long, consider removing hardly used belongings. These belongings don’t have to be thrown away; you can store them in a self storage unit. Clearing out hardly used items from your household storage will help make room for belongings that are used periodically throughout the year. Unused belongings in main living quarters can also be cleared out for a less stressful living space.

 

 

While cleaning may not be your favorite chore, chances are your mom doesn’t enjoy it either. Take care of your mom by taking care of the cleaning this Mother’s Day! Keep the house clear of clutter all year long with self storage. Contact Safeguard Self Storage today to find a storage unit near you!

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