Smooth Sailing into Senior Living

by Admin 14. September 2017 13:00

young woman holding a senior lady's hands

Your parents have always been there for you. Now, it's your turn. It's time to talk with the folks about all the great senior living options here in lovely Miramar, FL. Make self storage a part of the conversation, too. When seniors know they can access cherished belongings, it's easier to store those memories and make room for new ones.

Sailing Into Assisted Living: Five Steps to Help Your Favorite Seniors

They might be hesitant at first. Or maybe you’ll be the one with second thoughts. Still, if you all know it's the right move, it’s time to plan. These five steps help keep the transition smooth for both you and your parents.

  1. Make Decisions Together

Moving into a senior facility is a life-changing transition. Make it easier by making decisions as a team. Everyone should have a say in everything from what to look for in a new home to which t items should head to nearby storage units.

  1. Ask Everyone to Pitch In

When moving day arrives, ask friends and family to help. Let your parents direct traffic as everyone pitches to divide belongings between storage and the new address. Finish up with a move-in party to celebrate fresh beginnings.

  1. Help Them Stay Comfortable

Help your favorite seniors get used to new surroundings. Visit often the first few weeks, and make sure they know their new neighbors and facility staff. You want your parents to be comfortable asking for help when you're not there.

  1. Expand Their Social Network

If your parents prefer real face time to Facebook, introduce them to different activities in the area. Most senior facilities offer transportation options that let the folks get out and get involved. The Miramar Community Garden's micro urban farm is a great place to start.

  1. Let Them Have Fun

It's hard for seniors to leave familiar things behind when they move. Ease that sense of loss by arranging to keep some belongings in self storage. If they don't have room at the new place for their birding gear or fishing poles, nearby storage gives them quick access on their way to play in Pineland Park.

Well-Deserved Time to Relax 

After all the moving is done, you and your parents deserve time to relax. You can all sleep easy knowing their favorite things are tucked away, here at Safeguard Self Storage. Our Miramar, FL facilities on Riviera Boulevard are always at your service with the very best storage units available in Broward County.

Keep Your Collections in Mint Condition with Self Storage

by Admin 7. September 2017 13:00

stack of superhero comic books

If you already know September 25 is National Comic Book Day, you're ready to celebrate with fellow pannapictagraphists, or comic book collectors. If you'd rather round up baseball cards, coins or stamps, you're still in great collecting company here in Massapequa, NY where storage units keep everybody's favorite hobbies in mint condition.

Comic Collections Love Climate Control

Every collection from Manga to Marvel deserves a safe haven from our humid Nassau County summers and frigid winters. The best survival strategies for vintage comics start with climate-controlled self storage. Protect your investment by backing each issue with acid-free cardboard and slipping it into a polypropylene or mylar bag. Use hard-shell cases for valuable first editions, and store them in lidded plastic boxes. Keep your collection off the unit floor on shelving or wood pallets.

Collectible Coins Add Up in Storage

You don't have to look far for fellow coin collectors here on Long Island's south shore. Area numismatists trade in everything from special editions to commemorative sets. Stash your buffalo nickels and Mercury dimes in coin folders or albums. This form of safe deposit lets you enjoy every die-cut detail without exposing coins to over-handling. Protect your collection's increasing value by storing it at your local Safeguard self storage facility.

Baseball Cards Are Always Big Hits

Do you daydream about adding a 1952 Mickey Mantle to your collection? If you're still stashing cards on the top closet shelf, think outside the box before investing in that mint-condition Mantle. Get your lineups in order inside protective sleeves, and organize your teams in D-ring binders. Store the binders vertically in plastic boxes safely stacked on shelves in a climate-controlled storage unit.

Stamps in Storage Stick to Their Value

From summer sea breezes to winter thunderstorms, our island climate plays rough with stamp collections. Stored at home, they risk losing their value to warping and decomposition caused by indoor humidity or family accidents. Collectible stamps weather best when they're mounted on archival paper, protected by acid-free albums and stored away from light sources. Climate-controlled self storage delivers a perfect environment for preserving your presidential series, Thomas Edison commemoratives and Inverted Jennies.

Your Treasures Feel At Home With Us

You never know when your passion for collecting might morph from hobby into online sales success. Keep your premium acquisitions in perfect condition for maximum profitability with our affordable storage units here in Massapequa, NY. Safeguard Self Storage salutes your collecting talents, and we join you in celebrating National Comic Book Day.

The Keys to Good Cajun Cooking in New Orleans

by Admin 31. August 2017 13:00

cast iron skillet full of shrimp gumbo

Everybody appreciates the roses here in Crescent City, but most of us would just as soon stop and smell the gumbo. If you know the difference between a roux and a tomato base, you own one of the keys to Cajun cooking in New Orleans, LA, where storage units and busy kitchens keep the good times rolling. 

It's All in the Trinity

Louisiana natives have always been fired up over rustic Cajun cooking, but Chef Paul Prudhomme put it on the culinary map back in the 1980s. Today, blackened, smoked, stewed, and smothered flavors whet appetites in home kitchens and five-star restaurants across the country. The entree star in a Cajun kitchen might be shrimp, alligator, turtle, or a whole hog, but the trinity never changes. Celery, onion and bell pepper form a base that brings out the best in rice, boudin and ham hocks with a little garlic, paprika and ground file.

It's Simply Delicious 

How many ways can Cajun food make your mouth water? It's hard to say. By the time you start counting appetizers, entrees, sides, and desserts, you're too hungry to do the math. Just savor this short list:

  • Marinated shrimp salad
  • Fried crab cakes
  • Red beans and rice
  • Cajun meatloaf
  • Blackened redfish
  • Pork jambalaya
  • Bread pudding
  • Strawberry beignets

One of the tastiest things about these dishes simmers down to their simplicity. If you can manage extra room in the kitchen, you can fire up all kinds of Cajun crowd-pleasers.

It's Really Inspiring Too

Cajun cooking needs a little more space than other culinary styles, so move old pots and pans to a shelf in your self storage unit. Set your inner chef free with some of these Cajun kitchen must-haves:

  • Sausage grinders
  • Stock pots
  • Dutch ovens
  • Cast iron skillets
  • Turkey fryers

Once you have the keys to Cajun cuisine, it's hard to resist the aroma of inspiration, so hang onto that storage unit. You may need it soon for parking extra chairs and tables from your very own hot new NOLA eatery. 

We Have Plenty of Room

Whether you're cooking up plans for a backyard bash or planning the Quarter's newest Cajun restaurant, our doors are open. Just stop by one of our six Safeguard Self Storage locations, or make arrangements online for the very best storage units in New Orleans, LA. We're always here, and we always have plenty of room for your extra stuff.

Give Your Family Space with Self Storage

by Admin 24. August 2017 13:00

family in living room with mom, dad, and daughter sitting on the couch and the son coloring on the floor

If your home could grow along with your family, it would already take up half the block. A house filled with fun and love can also fill up with too much stuff and leave everyone feeling fenced in. Here in Chicago, IL, storage units are your key to opening up extra space and reclaiming your home.

Figuring It Out

The whole family needs room to breathe. Still, you wouldn't slow down if you could. The kids keep growing and outgrowing their toys and clothes. Your hobby is an e-commerce hit, leading you to stock inventory under the kitchen table. Dresser drawers serve as file cabinets for important papers. The garage doubles as self storage for the softball team's equipment. In the middle of all this, the kids are ready for separate rooms. Oh yeah, and everyone wants to adopt a puppy. Your family needs space.

Making It Work

You're in good company here in Chicagoland. Families all across the city from North Side to Lincoln Park expand their living space with affordable neighborhood storage units. You can make it work for you too.

  • Secure important papers in a climate-controlled unit.
  • Store extra furniture, and free up floor space at home.
  • Save the kids' hand-me-down clothes and toys without cluttering closets.
  • Rescue the garage by parking sports equipment in your unit.
  • Hang seasonal decorations in storage for easy access year-round.

Enjoying the Benefits

If you haven't checked out the convenience of a storage unit lately, be prepared for pleasant surprises. Most facilities offer drive-up units, month-to-month leasing, and online account management. With extra storage, you’ll finally sort out stuff for garage sales and donations. The house will be easier to clean and the kids will have more room to play. Best of all, you have peace of mind knowing that your things are still nearby with 24/7 access.

Serving You with Room to Grow

How easy is it to reclaim space at the house? It's as easy as stopping by one of our Chicago, IL Safeguard Self Storage locations. We're at your service, with more than a dozen modern facilities across the area from Uptown to Des Plaines. When you store your things with us, your family always has room to grow. Find the facility that’s closest to you:

Extra Storage for Your Pompano Beach Home

by Admin 17. August 2017 13:00

front view of a sea green beachhouse with palm trees and pebbles lining the stone driveway

You gaze out over the Atlantic making weekend plans. Living on the beach puts you in a perfect position to hit the surf or barbecue on your backyard turf. You turn around, head inside, and trip over the kayak oars. It might be about time your castle here in Pompano Beach, FL gets self storage help.

Storage Is a Smart Investment

Have you ever thought about storage units as smart real estate investments? Your property commands a nice price on the market, so don't fill up expensive living space with things you don't use every day. Tropical storms can toss patio furniture and grills through windows, and that's hard on homeowners insurance. Water gear and beach toys track sand in the house, and that's hard on floors. Storing things in a secure unit saves money on wear, tear, and upkeep around a beach house come rain and shine.

The Returns Add Up

Imagine room in the garage for your car. Picture closets where clothes and fishing poles don't collide. A storage facility can't add square feet to your home, but it makes the place feel more spacious. That's an amenity you really appreciate when you have stay-over company.

Put your jet ski and paddle board in self storage. Stow away scuba gear and tackle boxes. Everything you haul to the beach is easier to access when it's all in a nearby unit, and that gives you more time on the water. Add up convenience, time saved, and extra space at the house. You have a solid return on your storage investment.

Just Follow a Few Guidelines

You really can capitalize on affordable storage space, but keep the venture safe by following a few guidelines. If you need supplies, check with your friendly on-site storage experts.

  • Use wood pallets to keep things off the floor.
  • Leave room between stacks for optimum air circulation.
  • Always make sure things are dry before storing.
  • Combat humidity by using fabric sheets as dust covers.
  • Discourage Broward County bugs with cedar blocks in unit corners.

Make Room in Your Castle

This weekend, make plans to start enjoying extra space in your beach house by enjoying our secure storage units. Our Safeguard Self Storage facility here in Pompano Beach, FL are just minutes away from the shore, so stop by and meet the team. We're always ready to help you make room to spare in your beach home castle.

Start Your School Year Off Right with Self Storage

by Admin 11. August 2017 13:00

young woman reading on a tablet in her dorm room

In Germantown, storage units and college students are natural partners – especially with a new semester just around the corner. Whether you're relocating from across the country or just across town here in Philadelphia, PA, nearby self storage can be one of the smartest moves you make all year.

Keep Everything Close

If you haven't thought about self storage options close to campus, take another look at the list of things you’ll have with you in your new dorm or apartment:

  • Sheets, blankets, and bedspreads
  • Towels, toiletries, and a shower curtain
  • Dishes, cups, and cutlery
  • Cleaning and laundry supplies
  • Enough clothes to last the semester
  • Furniture, electronics, and stacks of books

If there isn't room for everything, you can always buy what you need later. If you lease a storage unit, you’ll be able to keep all your stuff just a few blocks away from the new address.

Know Your Space

For whichever school you're headed for here in Philadelphia, PA (we have several), storage off campus makes the move easier. Check dorm room or apartment square footage ahead of time, and find out what kind of furnishings your new place does or doesn't provide. Use your pre-move research to sketch out a floor plan and work on different layouts. If you're sharing with a roomie, think about friendly, Feng Shui privacy options like curtain dividers. Know your designated space, and keep options open for different arrangements by keeping spare furniture in a storage unit.

Get It to Work for You

A storage unit works for you on so many levels. It's a great staging ground for moves in and out of dorms and apartments. Use it to park outdoor gear, stash seasonal clothes, and file important papers. Storage units are a perfect fit for busy student lifestyles, and they’re also easy on student budgets. Month-to-month leasing holds down costs and increases your mobility. You may even consider keeping your unit indefinitely for future moves between home and campus. With online account management and 24/7 access, you make your storage unit work for you while you work your way through another semester.

We Help You Make Smart Moves

You have plenty to do setting up a new home, so let us make everything a little easier. Our Germantown Safeguard Self Storage facility is located less than two miles from both the Philadelphia University and La Salle University campuses. We're just around the corner, with storage units ready and waiting for you to make your smartest move this year.

Your Weekend Getaway Awaits in Self Storage

by Admin 27. July 2017 09:00

couple driving in convertible on highway with their hands in the air and wind blowing in their hair

Everyone appreciates the quiet beauty that makes our hamlet a relaxing getaway from big city life. We're also located within easy driving distance of some of the state's best weekend vacation spots. The easiest way to ease down the road starts with convenient self storage. Thornwood, NY is the starting point for all kinds of quick holidays.

Bike Through Graham Hills Park

Located just 2 miles east of town, this weekend retreat is ideal for getting away without going away. More than 5 miles of trails wind through 430 lush acres, so keep your bike ready to roll in one of our area's handy storage units.

Skate Across Kensico Dam

That inline skate gear that cluttered the closet is ready for liberation. Head 2 miles south to the reservoir for some real high flying. Skate across Kensico Dam with fellow rollerbladers, and enjoy a spectacular view.

Get Wet at the Rec Center

If you want to add a swim to your afternoon, stop off at the Mount Pleasant Pool and Recreation Center after you visit the dam. The facilities are always a cool place to beat the heat on a summer day. Leave your water toys in self storage for easier access and cleaner cupboards.

Go Touring Across the State

Leave the car behind, and pack up the RV. Keeping it at your storage facility frees up garage space and keeps your landscaping unblemished. Upstate, the Adirondacks are only a couple of hours away, so you can plan while you drive. Put the region's breweries, wineries and farmer's markets at the top of your must-visit list. Or, if you’d rather, head to the big apple and its boroughs, to take in a part of the city you’ve never seen before.

Camp Out on the Hudson

Stop by your storage unit, grab your camping and fishing gear, and drive 10 miles northwest of town. You're headed for more than 500 acres of outdoor fun on a peninsula off the Hudson's east shore. Croton Point Park is a natural getaway for summertime fun, and it's also the historic location of our state's oldest wine cellars.

Just Drive Over the Next Hill

When you're at home here in our peaceful village, adventure is always just a quick drive over the next hill. It's our pleasure to serve your weekend wanderlust with storage units in Thornwood, NY and all across Westchester County. From storing your bike gear to your stubborn camping supplies, Safeguard Self Storage is ready to make your traveling a little easier.

Take Advantage of Self Storage for Your Retail Business

by Admin 13. July 2017 09:00

woman in clothing retail store looking at computer screen

Retail rocks here in the state's fourth largest city. This is the home of the original ice cream soda and our country's first modern submarine, so we know how to get things going. Whether you're selling sofas from a showroom at Jersey Gardens or original art through your gallery downtown, business is good. It gets even better when you give it room to grow with self storage in Elizabeth, NJ.

Free Up Expensive Floor Space

Compare the cost of a rental unit with the price of your retail square footage. It makes sense to make the most of your store's floor space by moving extra furnishings and equipment to a nearby storage facility. This strategy saves the expense of a time-consuming build-out too.

Jump On Sales That Save

Think of affordable storage units as off-site locations for inventory control. Buy in bulk for discounts, take advantage of seasonal sales, and stash your stock within a quick drive of your loading dock. It all helps simplify balancing inventory and sales while saving valuable space at the store.

Slow Down the Paper Chase

You'll always have to hang on to paper records, so turn self storage into a retail filing cabinet. An Air-conditioned and heated space can hold everything from tax records to insurance papers in one place. Whenever you need to retrieve documentation, a short drive to the unit keeps your paper chase under control.

Stay Ready for Seasonal Changes

Christmas decorations are must-haves for any retail outlet, but what goes up has to come down. Store it all in your unit where stockings stay fresh and tinsel stays untangled. A roomy storage facility gives you space to stock up on special decor for all holidays and occasions.

Start Up an Online Store

If you're not ready to open the world's largest brick-and-mortar toy store, launch your business online, and use your storage unit as a distribution center. Save the cost of retail space on Elizabeth Avenue, and invest in digital success with inventory safely stored in a storage unit just a few miles from home.

Help Your Business Grow

We're cheering you on as you conquer new retail heights, and we applaud your entrepreneurial spirit. Safeguard Self Storage backs you all the way with the best storage units in Elizabeth, NJ and throughout Union County. We have smart solutions for all kinds of retail storage, so let us help your business grow.

Make Your Beach Experience Easy with Self Storage

by Admin 6. July 2017 09:00

woman snorkeling in torquoise water

Is it possible to make summer even more fun here in Coconut Grove? If you're dedicated to all sports on and in the water, the answer is definitely yes. Make this the season you organize your favorite outdoor toys and make it easier than ever to hit the beach. All you need are nearby storage units in Miami, FL.

Hang Up Your Casting Rod

That long pole needs space, along with the rest of your fishing gear. Keep it handy in your unit with tackle organized by trip. You're always ready for casting, jigging or trolling with just one stop by storage.

Dock Diving Equipment

That wetsuit is your second skin when you're diving, so maintain its good shape in climate-controlled storage. Make your unit your staging area for dives by keeping regulators, gauges and masks in one convenient place.

Stash That Kayak

Its unique shape becomes a unique problem when you try to store a kayak at the house. Solve the puzzle by stashing your hull in one of the storage units near the beach. Just suspend it from the ceiling with an adjustable loop system.

Pamper Your Paddle Board

This is another challenge in the garage, so move the paddle board to self storage where it's out of the way and ready to go. Be sure to give it a good wash between outings to rinse away the ocean’s salt.

Make Us Your Quick Stop

This summer promises to sizzle with fun, so give yourself plenty of room to enjoy it all. Make that run from the house to the beach a smooth sail with a quick stop at Safeguard Self Storage. Our Miami, FL facilities are located all around Coconut Grove and Dade County. Let us help you launch into another glorious season under the Florida sun.

Make Room for Family This Fourth of July

by Admin 29. June 2017 09:00

crowd of people watching fireworks show during dusk

Whether family drives up from out of state or drops in from the skies over O'Hare, their visits always fire up holiday fun. If you're expecting a full house this Fourth of July, expand your entertaining options with nearby storage units. From Addison, IL backyards to the shores of Lake Michigan, it's time for star-spangled celebrations.

Clear A Space

Get a jump on playing host with a little advanced planning. Keep everyone comfortable by giving them space with these self storage tricks.

  • Make room for guest suitcases by sending your luggage to a storage unit for the holiday.
  • Before you store those bags, free up closet space by packing them with jackets and coats.
  • Turn trips to the storage facility into opportunities to declutter guest rooms.
  • Clear the backyard for a Fourth of July cookout by moving lawn equipment to self storage.

Greet incoming family with plenty of room to stash their stuff, and then surprise your expected guests with the unexpected. Treat them to Chicagoland's favorite Fourth of July traditions.

Play at the Ballpark and the Pier

Show them how we play baseball here in Chicago with a game at Wrigley Field. This July 4th, the Cubs take on Tampa Bay for an afternoon as American as apple pie. The game should finish in time for the big Fourth of July blowout at Navy Pier. Light up the night for your out-of-towners with fantastic fireworks over Lake Michigan. It's one of the nation's biggest light shows, and it's all set to hot music by the city's coolest DJs.

Relax Back at the House

If you decide to celebrate at home, start with a walk back into our historic past. Visit the Addison Historical Museum and imagine village life in the 1800s. Take an afternoon stroll through the shade of Cricket Creek Forest Preserve while you work up an appetite for backyard cooking. Prepare your own Ribfest for a farewell feast, and don't be surprised when guests promise to come back next year for savory seconds.

Make Your Plans Easier

Count on Safeguard Self Storage to help you make summertime plans easier with the coolest storage units in Addison, IL. We join you in proudly saluting this great city and nation as we all celebrate the Fourth of July. Stay safe, have fun, and enjoy your family festivities.

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