Self Storage Stories - The Wedding Dress

by Safeguard 18. February 2014 07:55

 

The day you got married was one of the happiest in your life. Don't let the cherished keepsakes from your wedding become damaged during storage. Follow these guidelines to ensure that your dress and accessories stay as beautiful as the day you walked down the aisle.

View our short video self storage story: The Wedding Dress

The most important rule to safely storing keepsakes is renting a climate controlled storage unit. These storage units are typically air conditioned during the warn summer months and heated during the cold winter months to prevent issues such as mildewing of fabrics, yellowing of paper and warping of wood. You will find climate controlled storage units at your neighborhood Safeguard Self Storage. Here are a few other tips for storing precious wedding memories:

--Have your wedding gown professionally cleaned shortly after your wedding. Areas that appear clean may actually be soiled and will yellow as time passes.

--Do not store the gown in a plastic bag. Chemicals within the plastic can damage the fabric. Metal hangers can also cause damage. Consider an acid-free box instead. Wrap the dress in white, acid-free tissue paper for further protection.

--Store the dress and accessories in a dry, cool place. Climate controlled storage units at Safeguard Self Storage keep excessive moisture, sunlight and heat away from keepsakes and discourage mold.

--Have bouquets professionally preserved or allow ample time for them to dry before putting them in storage. Consider keeping flowers in a glass shadowbox to protect them from dust.

Contact Safeguard Self Storage today to find the perfect place to store your memories. They offer all of the self storage amenities needed to preserve valued keepsakes and offer reasonable rates that newlyweds can easily fit into their budget. Safeguard Self Storage also offers a full line of packing & storage supplies for added convenience.

 

Let Safeguard Self Storage help you keep your wedding memories alive for generations to come.

Why We Love Illinois (Despite the Winter Weather)

by Safeguard 10. February 2014 08:38

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When the winter winds are howling and the snow is coming down in inches, it can be difficult to remember why Illinois is such a great place to live. Luckily, the state has no shortage of homes with fireplaces, on-call heating specialists, and knowledgeable city workers ready to improve the state’s roadways. As we continue to suffer brutal winter conditions, try and remember these reasons that Illinois is a special place to live year-round:

1. Varying Weather – What may seem like a detriment is actually a positive aspect for many residents. The state offers a wide variety of activities, from sailing our great lakes under sunny skies in the summer to sledding down hills covered in feet of snow during the winter.

2. World-Class Museums –The collection of galleries and centers in Chicago is one of the best in the world. ‘Sue’, the best-preserved and most-complete T-Rex in the world, is on display at the Field Museum of Natural History, while dolphin shows and solar system re-creations are viewable at Shedd Aquarium and Adler Planetarium, respectively.

 

3. Farmland and Skyscrapers – Illinois offers a variety of landscapes, from the rolling rural hills of the state’s ample farmlands to some of the first modern skyscrapers ever built in Chicago and other cities. Visitors can enjoy bustling urban life and scenic byways and national parks in one trip.


4. Lincoln’s Birthplace – A visit to Springfield provides a look at one of the most influential presidents in the nation’s history. With his childhood home and tomb both on display, visitors can freely celebrate this iconic leader.

5. Exciting Sports Venues – With a professional football, basketball, hockey, and two baseball teams, sports fans have plenty of options. In addition, there are a number of notable collegiate teams throughout the state.

Safeguard Self Storage loves Illinois for all these reasons and more! That’s why we have 10 locations in the state to serve Illinois storage needs. Find secure, convenient Illinois Self Storage with Safeguard. 

For detailed information about each of our ten Illinois stores, please click on the appropriate link: Addison Self Storage, Arlington Heights Self Storage, Bridgeview Self Storage, Chicago Self Storage, Darien Self Storage, Des Plaines Self Storage, Lombard Self Storage, Lyons Self Storage, McCook Self Storage, Palatine Self Storage.

 

Safeguard 25th Anniversary

by Safeguard 29. January 2014 07:12

In 2014, Safeguard Self Storage is very proud to celebrate our Silver Anniversary. It’s hard to believe that twenty five years ago, Safeguard began with a few storage locations in Louisiana. What began as Jefferson self storage, New Orleans self storage and Baton Rouge self storage has now grown into sixty five stores in six states. Much has changed over the years, but our vision has remained the same: To create a self storage experience second to none; one that includes the highest quality storage amenities and unsurpassed customer service. We want to thank our employees and customers for helping us achieve this benchmark as we continue to grow and serve the needs of our self storage consumers in new and innovative ways. 

"At Safeguard Self Storage we are very excited about our 25th anniversary. We recognize that we could not have reached this milestone without the hard work of our dedicated team members and the support of our loyal customers. We look forward to continuing to grow the Safeguard brand through innovative design, advanced-technology security amenities and the best possible customer experience in the self storage industry," said Vice President of Marketing, Kurt Kleindienst.

 

To commemorate this special event, we have created our 25th Anniversary video for your viewing pleasure. Click here to play the video.

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!

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.

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