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!

How much storage space do you really need?

by Safeguard 23. December 2013 10:24

 

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You know you need storage space, but exactly how much room do you need in your self storage rental? You might be tempted to go for the cheapest option or simply take a wild guess. These methods will most likely result in too much or too little space, both of which could cost you money in the long run. Reserving too large a unit will cause you to pay for more square footage than you need. Booking too small a space could force you to rent an additional unit to accommodate all your stuff.

Fortunately, Safeguard's space estimator takes the guesswork out of choosing a self storage rental. All you need to do is make a list of all the items you'll need to store. Enter the quantity of each nightstand, air conditioning unit, dresser, printer or other household or business item. Hit the "calculate" button and voila! Your estimated need for square footage will appear. Of course, estimates are based on average sizes of various items, so keep this in mind when calculating unusually sized pieces.

 

You don't have to do it alone. In addition to our handy calculator, you'll have access to a self storage customer service expert to answer any questions or offer assistance with the estimating tool. Our goal is to help you find the right size and type storage unit for your belongings, so rest assured you'll get the guidance you need. When it comes to choosing the perfect self storage rental for your household or business, help is always available at Safeguard Self Storage. 

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. 

How Many Turkeys Could You Fit in an Illinois Self Storage Unit?

by Safeguard 26. November 2013 10:06

It's wild turkey hunting season in Illinois, just in time for Thanksgiving. All over the state and all over the country people have gobblers on the brain! In honor of our favorite Thanksgiving dish, Safeguard Self Storage has attempted to answer this all important question: How many Thanksgiving Turkeys could you fit into a Safeguard Illinois self storage unit?

To solve this mystery, we need to determine the dimensions of a turkey. Assuming these are cooked birds, of the average holiday turkey is 16-pounds, 13 inches long, 9.5 inches wide and 7.5 inches high. These measurements equal 926.25 cubic inches, or 0.55 cubic feet.

Safeguard offers lots of different storage unit sizes to meet various storage needs. For the purpose of this question will explore how many turkeys could fit in our 5-by-5, 10-by-10, and 10-by-20 self storage units. These units are about 80, 800, and 1600 cubic feet respectively. According to our calculations diving each unit's interior space by the dimensions of the average turkey, here is what we estimate:

 

5-by-5 small unit: Could hold 145 Thanksgiving turkeys!

10-by-10 medium unit: Could hold 1,454 Thanksgiving turkeys!!

10-by-20 large unit: Could hold 2,909 Thanksgiving turkeys!!!

 

Although food storage is not allowed (who would really want to store the superstar of a Thanksgiving Dinner in a storage unit), Safeguard's air conditioned and heated storage space rentals offer secure, convenient storage for many other items. We even offer aspace estimator to help you determine how large of a storage unit you need. If you are looking for efficient and affordable self storage, contact Safeguard Self Storage today. 

Safeguard Self Storage Announces the Acquisition of Thornwood Self Storage Located in Thornwood New York

by Safeguard Self Storage 11. November 2013 07:46

Safeguard Self Storage is happy to announce the acquisition of Thornwood Self Storage located in Thornwood, New York. Safeguard has an active presence in Westchester County, with three existing stores located in Elmsford, Yonkers, and New Rochelle. To better serve the self storage needs of the Westchester Area we are expanding our storage services to 950 Broadway Thornwood, NY 10594.  

This new Safeguard Self Storage facility is located across the street from the Town Center Mall at Thonwood which includes such stores as Shoprite Supermarket, CVS, Petland, and Amy’s Hallmark store. The self storage facility is also easily accessible from surrounding neighborhoods such as Pleasantville, Armonk, Chappaqua, and Valhalla.

The Thornwood self storage location offers a variety of features such as heated and air conditioned units, computer controlled access, individual door alarms, video recording and a full line of packing and storage supplies for sale in our office. With storage units ranging in size from 17 square feet to 200 square feet, the facility is equipped to help you store anything from small holiday items to the full contents of a home or business. Our highly qualified and trained solutions staff can help you find the right storage unit for your storage needs and answer all your self storage questions. Along with all these advantages, you will find that our extended access hours and flexible online payment options make us the most convenient choice for storage in Thornwood, NY.

Located in close proximity to Westchester Community College and Pace University, this facility is a great choice for college storage. Use our Thornwood storage units to keep your extra dorm furniture or seasonal clothing safe during long breaks or semesters abroad. The facility is also a great resource for merchants of the Pleasantville Farmer’s Market. Our storage units are perfect for storing stands, signs, and non-perishable inventory.

If you are looking for a fantastic storage company in Thornwood, New York, Safeguard is the premiere choice. Stop by our new facility today and take advantage of all the great features we have to offer.

Haunted Storage Unit in Baton Rouge?

by Safeguard 28. October 2013 07:40

When you think of Baton Rouge storage units, a ghost encounter may not be the first thing that pops into your head, but that may be because you haven’t heard about the Guaranty Income Life and Broadcasting Building. Located on Government Street, this building once housed the Baton Rouge General Hospital, and the bottom floor was the site of the hospital morgue. Now an office complex, the bottom floor is used for business storage. The facility is known for its chilling paranormal activities and is considered one of the most haunted places in Baton Rouge.

No Climate Control Here

When the hospital was renovated into an office building, the old morgue freezer was transformed into a file
storage facility, and the rest of the bottom floor now houses a few office spaces and a cafeteria. Even though the freezer is no longer in existence, security guards have reported nighttime temperature drops on the bottom floor only. It is widely believed among paranormal investigators that this “cold spot” phenomenon is an indication of ghostly activity. Adding fuel to the supernatural fire is the fact that bizarre sounds can often be heard coming from this area, and the elevators have been known to operate on their own after building occupants have left for the day. Because of these frightening occurrences, security guards rarely visit this floor. 

Baton Rouge Self Storage

While you may want to visit this haunted storage facility for a little spooky fun this Halloween season, when it comes to your own storage needs, you’ll likely want to keep the goose bumps to a minimum. For a decidedly less spine-tingling
Baton Rouge storage facility, consider Safeguard Self Storage. Instead of giving you chills, we offer air conditioned and heated storage units, computer controlled access, individual storage unit door alarms, digital video recording, convenient access hours, moving and packing supplies and a helpful staff dedicated to meeting all of your storage needs.  Contact us today to learn why Safeguard Self Storage is the premier Baton Rouge self storage company. Don’t Just Store It. Safeguard It!

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