Give Your Car Its Garage Back With These Decluttering Tips

by Admin 18. January 2019 14:00

If your car had a Twitter account, would it be posting sad emojis? How many tweets would you have to read describing the mess in your garage? That trusty vehicle needs room out there, and you can help. It's time to get organized with Metairie, LA self storage.

Declutter That Garage

Storing your car in your garage preserves it from the elements and makes it easier to navigate your driveway or street. And without stuff cluttering everywhere, you can navigate your garage easier, too. Start decluttering your garage with these five tips:

  1. Don't try to do it all on the first pass. Start with one corner of the garage or one type of clutter.
  2. Clean out cobwebs, shop vac the floor, and haul off trash. If it's old or broken, toss it.
  3. Sort through what you want to keep, donate, or turn into cash with a garage sale. Box it all up and label it.
  4. Locate affordable storage units near your home. Pay the site a visit, lease a unit, and move your boxes.
  5. Finish by establishing zones in the garage. Designate areas for things you really want to keep around.

Put Spare Space to Work

You can use your garage as a home for your car and as storage for you at the same time as long as you use what space you have efficiently. Try one of these smart DIY storage system installations.

  • Sliding Box Systems: Parallel tracking racks support bins that slide in and out like drawers.
  • Pulley Racks: A fixed pulley system lowers and raises storage racks for easy access.
  • Ceiling Racks: These clever storage units hang from the garage ceiling like upside down tables.

Keep Your Car Happy

Reclaiming your garage is only the first step; it can be easy to let clutter creep slowly take back your garage and banish your car outside again. Keep it that way by ensuring the area is permanently organized. Make a promise to stash things like extra lawn equipment and seasonal gear in self storage.

Make another promise to clean out and reorganize the garage twice a year. You always have extra floor space in your storage unit, and that gives you and the car plenty of room to enjoy each other's company.

Keep Loving That Garage, Too

If you finish up with enough space for a new boat, let us take care of it at our Metairie, LA facility. Show that garage some love and park your boat, kayak, or RV at any of our six locations across the area. Here at Safeguard Self Storage, we're proud to always earn your thumbs-up. Start to reclaim your garage for your car by reserving a unit today!

5 Benefits of Storage for Past and Present Military Members

by Admin 11. January 2019 14:00

If you're an active member of the military, you know how quickly relocations turn things upside down. Deployment brings its own set of challenges. If you're looking at retirement, downsizing might be an option. Storage units in Coconut Creek, FL and across the state offer solid benefits for those times when your military life is in transition.

More Room Living On-Base

Whether you're living in barracks or family housing, tight quarters are a fact of on-base life. Nearby self storage lets you expand with extra room for holding everything from additional gear to personal items, and affordable units mean your hard-earned cash goes far. Climate controlled storage units are also a big plus especially here in Florida.

Secure Relocation Readiness

When you receive Permanent Change of Station orders, you don't have time to waste. A storage facility close to the base gives you the security of always being ready for relocation. You have quick access to belongings, packing supplies are available on site, and carts and dollies make shipping out easier.

You can also scout ahead for storage close to your new base. Most facilities feature online location maps, pricing and availability details, and tools for estimating unit space.

Reliable Deployment Strategies

Deployment is never easy, but keeping core belongings in storage can help. You know everything remains within our gates 24/7 with site-wide security systems. Share access codes with a trusted friend or family member who can keep an eye on things while you're away. And online account management means you can keep your account running whenever, wherever.

Flexible Storage for Vehicles

When you leave a vehicle behind, you want to know it's going to stay sheltered. Trusting it to self storage includes these benefits for military personnel.

  • Multiple layers of facility security
  • Easy access to on-site parking
  • Indoor vehicle storage at many locations
  • Flexible month-to-month leasing

Dependable Downsizing Options

Retirement from military life comes with many downsizing options. Affordable storage units give you room to make long-term decisions without leaving anything behind. You can lease a drive-up unit and access belongings seven days a week. It's an ideal strategy for keeping your new home organized and clutter-free.

Our Sincere Thanks

Our teams here at Safeguard Self Storage stand behind you at our Coconut Creek, FL facility and multiple locations around the state. We're proud to do all we can to support you and your family wherever you're stationed. If you need extra storage, reserve a unit with us today, and we’d be delighted to help.

For the Sake of Your Keepsakes: The Self Storage Solution

by Admin 4. January 2019 19:42

Your special keepsakes take up too much space. You love them, but you need to make room for new treasures or something that’s simply useful. You have plenty of self storage solutions here in Chicago, IL, but how do you prep, pack, and stash favorite things? This quick guide offers keepsake storage tips and tricks.

Protect Precious Things

Whether it's Star Wars action figures or memorabilia from Chicago's 1933 World's Fair, everything stays sheltered in climate-controlled storage units. Protect your precious belongings with smart packing strategies.

  • Blanket keepsakes in bubble wrap before boxing.
  • Pack heavier items first and lightest treasures last.
  • Don't overstuff boxes with delicate things that break easily.
  • Keep larger fragile keepsakes on shelves in your unit.
  • Clearly label boxes and then make an inventory.

Preserve Paper Treasures

Paper keepsakes might be old photographs, family records, or even a vintage comic book collection. Preserve your paper treasures in self storage where everything stays protected from humidity and temperature extremes.

  • Slip photos into individual acid-free sleeves.
  • File important records in archival folders.
  • Store valuable comics in mylar bags.
  • Place protected paper keepsakes in lidded plastic bins.
  • Keep bins off the unit floor on palettes or tiered shelving.

Curate Favorite Artwork

Your favorite images may not be museum quality, but to you, they're irreplaceable. Climate-controlled storage units are essential for curating oil paintings, watercolors and pastels. These tips keep artwork protected in storage.

  • Cover oil painting canvases with wax paper.
  • Wrap individual pieces in archival tissue paper.
  • Cushion frames and glass with acid-free mat board.
  • Elevate artwork on palettes, and drape with light muslin sheets.

Secure Holiday Treasures

Stashing holiday decorations in self storage protects the fragile ornaments, mantel decorations, and special heirlooms that make the season sparkle. Preserve family traditions and save closet space by securing your holiday treasures.

  • Store small, delicate ornaments in egg cartons.
  • Pad individual boxes of decorations with bubble wrap.
  • Keep boxed collections in plastic bins with snug lids.
  • Label bins with lists that make it easier to sort through decorations.

We Keep Your Keepsakes Sheltered

Don't worry about your Cubs bobblehead collection. Your John Hancock Center tree ornament is protected with us, too. If you love it but you don't have room for it, we have 13 convenient facilities across Chicago, IL. You can depend on Safeguard for storage units that keep your keepsakes covered. Reserve a unit today!


In and Out in a Pinch: Self Storage Trips Made Shorter

by Admin 21. December 2018 14:00