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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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Great to hear, Justin!
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A1 is the place for excellent customer service. Susan and Maritza know how to treat their patrons. Their compassionate approach is what sets them apart!
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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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Wishing you a very happy Thanksgiving! Our offices will be closed on 11/27 in observance of the holiday. 
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In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1st. Normal access & office hours will resume Tuesday.
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Please be sure to note our schedule for the New Year's Holiday. 
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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.
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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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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12260 Garvey Ave El Monte, CA 91732
12260 Garvey AvenueUSCaliforniaEl Monte91732
(626) 377-9170a1storage.com
Self-Storage Facility, Moving and Storage Service
Self-Storage Facility
Moving and Storage Service
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Today 9:00 am – 5:00 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 El Monte, 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 24-hour surveillance cameras, convenient online bill payment, and individually alarmed 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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Jesserick Huerta
a month ago
I needed to Help my Mother in Law move. We needed to Store her belongings somewhere safe and fast. Luckily we drove by A1 Self Storage. Susan at A1 made it Quick, Easy and Fast. She answered all our questions and was super helpful. The Customer service was well above and beyond. Thanks Susan.😉 I would Definitely recommend to all my Family and Friends and will continue to use A1 for future storage needs. Thank Again to all the A1 Staff.
Response from the owner - a month ago
You're very welcome, Jesserick!
rod peace
3 months ago
My experience A-1 Storage El Monte has been excellent because of two factors: first the convenience of facility, its location and layout, and more importantly the staff. Susan and Marzita are friendly, professional and helpful. They make me feel valued as a customer, not just a number. The buildings,grounds and parking are maintained to highest standard at all times. I have experience with storage facilities and without a doubt A-1 in El Monte has been the most positive.
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Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you so much for sharing, Rod. We'll be sure to forward your comments to Susan & Maritza. It will really make their day!
Linda Benavidez
3 months ago
I like this storage. I am very comfortable with it. They are nice and friendly. They are always courteous and will give me a reminder call when I have not paid. Maritza and Susan have become a wonderful constant in my life. They are like my friends.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Great to hear, Linda! Thank you for sharing.
Yvonne Siu
3 weeks ago
Susan here is very friendly and helpful, unit is nice and clean. Price is very reasonable. Can't beat that!!! Thank you.
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Great to hear, Yvonne!
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Magic Masseuse
3 months ago
I have used many different storage companies. A1 Self Storage in El Monte is the only one I have enjoyed coming to. Their customer service is excellent and I feel very safe while on the site. I have purchased some packing materials and have found they are a good quality at a great price. Susan and Maritza are wonderful!
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us!
Blanquita Manzo
a month ago
Maritza provided me with exceptional customer service. I referred many people here knowing that they will be in good hands. Will definitely return here over and over if I need to. Thank you Maritza :)
Response from the owner - a month ago
We love those referrals, Blanquita! Thank you so much for sharing your experience.
Juan Carlos Chavez
2 months ago
Maritza y Susan estan muy buenas jente. Ellas tienen mucha cortesía. Muy amables.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Muchas gracias por tus comentarios, Juan Carlos.
Miguel Negrete
3 months ago
I have had a great experience here. Susan is very friendly with a good attitude. I enjoy going in to say hello to her and Maritza. The place is clean and my items have been safe for many years.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you so much for sharing, Miguel. We value your feedback and your long time business.