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In observance of Memorial Day, our offices will be closed. Normal access hours apply.For your convenience, our 24 rental/payment kiosk is available, even on holidays! Check out our blog for more info!
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Spring has arrived which means it is time to start organizing your things. 

As the season changes to warmer weather you will need to start the annual rotation of your gardening tools, outdoor gear and other equipment from your storage unit.

Spring is the perfect time to remove the extra stuff from your garage that you may not need in the summer months to come, which provides more space for the things that you do need.

Spring is also the perfect time to remove your patio furniture and the family BBQ from storage so you are prepared for backyard grilling and other fun summer activities.

What items are you excited to pull out of storage to use this summer?
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How to Organize & Optimize Your Storage Space

One of the best ways to make your storage experience convenient and enjoyable is to plan ahead when packing your storage space. 

Here are few helpful tips to consider.

1. Keep a detailed list of all items - You should know exactly which items are going to be stored and keep a list so that you can refer to it whenever you need something. 

2. Consider using protective covering - Depending on the climate you may want to lay down moisture absorbers, a tarp, or other protective fabrics both on the floor and around valuable items.

3. Make sure you you can access items out of reach - Keep a fold-up step ladder in your storage unit so that you can easily and safely reach items that may otherwise be too high. 

4. Know which items you’ll need the most often. - Understanding which items you will use most often allows you to plan ahead and pack those things near the entrance of your storage unit for easy access. 

5. Create an aisle of space to access everything. - Pack things along the walls and leave the middle open or simply leave an aisle of space so that nothing will be out of reach. 

What storage tips do you have for organizing and optimizing your space? Let us know in the comments below!
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Wishing you all the best this holiday season! Please be sure to make note of our schedule for the Christmas holiday. 

For your convenience our 24 rental/payment kiosk is available, even on holidays!  
A-1 Self Storage locations will be closed to celebrate Christmas Day on Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2014. We wish you a happy and safe holiday!
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Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving! Our offices will be closed on 11/27 in observance of the holiday. 
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Please be sure to note our schedule for the New Year's Holiday. 
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Why you should declutter your self-storage unit this holiday season.

Chances are, you’ll be making multiple trips to your storage facility this holiday season.  To save time, it’s important to keep it clean and organized so you can spend more time with your family and less time sorting through boxes and bed frames.  Here are some reasons you may want to reorganize your self-storage unit this holiday season.

Holiday decorations  You’ll find it much easier to retrieve and restore your holiday decorations if you keep your space clean.  It’s likely been a year since you’ve accessed your holiday decor and if your storage unit isn’t clean, it probably means these items have found their way to the bottom of the pile.  Decorating is hard enough, don’t waste your time digging for decor.

Create space for household items  If you plan on being festive this holiday season, you’ll likely need to make room in your home for family and friends.  Declutter your home this holiday season to create space. An organized home helps to reduce stress and clear the mind, just what many of us need before the family arrives for dinner.

Make room for your favorite toys  It may be time to store your RV or boat.  If your storage unit is cluttered, you’ll likely waste a lot of time trying to make room for these larger items.  If you’ve acquired lots of things over the past year, it may be time to upgrade to a larger unit or rent a separate unit altogether.

Can you think of any other reasons to declutter your self storage unit this holiday season?  Let us know in the comments below!
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Tips on choosing a self-storage facility that’s right for you.

There are several things you need to consider when choosing a self-storage facility. 
Choose a facility that is secure. Facilities with security features can help reduce crime. It’s also important to consider the security of the property overall. Is it well-lit? Is it located in a safe neighborhood? Is there a fence around the property?
Make sure the accessibility hours work for you. It’s important to ensure you will be able to access your belongings at a time that works with your schedule. It’s also important to note the access policy to see if it’s possible to have a family member or friend access your unit if needed.
Consider your needs and budget before beginning your search. It’s helpful to understand what your needs are before beginning your search. For example, if you have a lot of large, valuable furniture that you need stored for a short amount of time it may be worth considering paying extra for a larger space. If you need a place you can access often then you’ll want to prioritize on the location and proximity from your home or work.

Let us know if you have any other tips when searching for a self-storage facility in the comments below!
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Are you planning on making a move anytime soon?

Get enough supplies - plan on needing extra boxes, tape and bubble wrap. Running out of supplies will only slow your move down. If your move requires dollies and hand trucks make sure they are available. 

Label everything - Make sure to label every box with its contents. This will speed up your unpacking process. 

Plan your move on a weekday when banks, utilities and other offices are open.

Reach out for help - No one enjoys the chore of moving, recruit family and friends to help with the move and make it fun. 

Let us know how the move goes and if you have any tips to share!
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8462 Garfield Ave Bell Gardens, CA 90201
8462 Garfield AvenueUSCaliforniaBell Gardens90201
(562) 219-3818a1storage.com
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Today 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
At A-1 Self Storage in Bell Gardens, CA we are dedicated to providing you with the best in self storage. We offer month to month rentals in a clean, secure environment. Our state-of-the-art facility features our 24 hour rental/payment kiosk, convenient online bill payment, and climate controlled storage units. Our professional management staff will be glad to assist you -- we are here to help! Whether you are moving into a new home, expanding your business, going away to college, or even making space in your garage, A-1 Self Storage is here to help you along the way.
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  • Open 7 Days a Week
  • Longest Access Hours in the Area
  • 24-Hour Surveillance Cameras
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  • 24 Hour Access Available
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"I was also able to use their FREE moving truck which was very helpful."
"Access hours from 6am-10pm are definitely a plus."
"Great customer service, good prices and convenient hours!"
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Michael Hall
in the last week
Mother told me that if you don't have anything good to say, don't say anything at all. However, when something is horrible the instructions are different. The primary staff gentleman (word used extremely loosely), is unfriendly, ungrateful, rude, and fails at anything remotely to sound business practice. Harassing. Abusive. Threatening. Narcissistic. The second best thing is online management so that there is minimal interaction. Use facility at your own risk, but be prepared to get consistent periodic notices of rent increases. This is a business that does not support military and forces a member to waive rights for any military benefit. The cleaning staff do a good job cleaning. Recommend promoting cleaning staff to management in lieu of existing, primary front desk staff. The first best thing are the tenant neighbors who are friendly, helpful, and share being subjected to the pain of staff management. If it were just a building, I'd give a high rating. However, a house is a home is based on who resides there. The person at the front door makes it hell and warrants a business to avoid if at all possible when service help is of focus.
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Thank you for submitting your feedback, Michael. Our Regional Manager, Dave Ratliff, will be reaching out to you directly to discuss this matter further.
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Alejandro Izarraraz
3 months ago
Great service! Gerardo was more than helpful. He helped me and my wife decide what unit was appropriate for our needs. Will definitely recommend to my friends and family...
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Great to hear, Alejandro! Be sure to check with Gerardo about our referral bonus program.
Eddie Y
2 months ago
Great customer service from Gerardo. I was able to get the storage unit I wanted the same day. Access hours from 6am-10pm are definitely a plus.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Great to hear, Eddie!
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brenda andrade
10 months ago
Renting from A1 is an awesome experience Gerardo and Gilberto answer all my questions and the facility is awesome... I like that every time you go in you have to punch in your code made me feel safe to leave my stuff in there.... I recommended to anyone who needs a storage... Also there facility is open till 10pm so you don't have to be worry about moving stuff in or out in the hot sun....
Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us, Brenda.
Emanuel Gutierrez
3 months ago
Nice customer service a all around great experience, great value and nice, clean facility. I will definitely use them again. ☆☆☆☆☆
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thanks!
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israel rosa
3 months ago
Gerardo was cool. very helpful and attentive as soon as we walked in. very helpful. i would recommend to anyone
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you very much, Israel!
Tizer Alb
8 months ago
Exxxxxxcellent ... Mr burns voice Gerardo was very nice helpful and gave us a really good deal during a stressful time
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Thank you! We'll be sure to share your comments with Gerardo!
Lizethe Guerrero
4 months ago
Gilbert was very helpful in answering all my questions. The facility is well kept. I would recommend this place to friends and family.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Great to hear, Lizethe! Thank you.