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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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Storing in the #Summer:

Moving out of your apartment or dorm for the summer? Self-storage is the perfect solution for this time of year! Keep your things in one place ready to go for your next move. What’s the trick to finding the best spot for your stuff? Here are some starter ideas:

1) What size of unit do you need? - Most students find that a 5x5 unit is ideal for storing everything that won’t fit in the back of your car, but check with our storage experts for your perfect fit.
2) What amenities are useful? - Check out our access hours so you know when you can swing by to drop off or pick up a few boxes!
3) Preparing your stuff - Remember to defrost, clean, and dry your mini fridge. It’s also a great idea to clean your microwave to prevent mold. Never store any food or drink items, no matter how non-perishable!
4) Packing your stuff - Store books in multiple smaller boxes so they don’t get too heavy. 
5) Keep in touch - Keep a business card with our phone number,  your storage unit number, and gate access code. And always call with questions!

Share with your friends to spread the word about storage during the summer! 
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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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This A-1 selfStorage is the #1 its beautiful ive been to quit a few this is topgun go check it out you will fall in love with it. Ty A 1 iam a happy hunter 
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In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1st. Normal access hours apply. For your convenience, our 24 rental/payment kiosk is available, even on holidays! 
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17292 Gothard St Huntington Beach, CA 92647
17292 Gothard StreetUSCaliforniaHuntington Beach92647
(714) 421-4897a1storage.com
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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 ClosedFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday Closed
At A-1 Self Storage in Huntington Beach, 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 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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"Close to my home, excellent access hours to the storage unit, clean, and safe."
"This location and especially Dean Deralas are perfect."
"Clean, safe and the staff, especially, Dean are terrific!"
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Zack Fisher
a month ago
The manager Dean is great, very easy to work with and takes his job seriously. Overall great experience.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Thank you so much for sharing, Zack!
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Ellyn Cole
3 months ago
Clean, safe and the staff, especially, Dean are terrific! Highly recommend them! Just signed up for my 4th unit in the 8 years I have lived here. They are the absolute BEST! See Dean and he'll take care of you with courtesy and efficiency!
henry arganda
a year ago
After calling and visiting several facilities, I came upon A-1, and found a pleasant difference. Manager Dean was extremely professional, informative and flexible to my needs & the type of storage I needed. The location is very accomodating, well maintained/clean and has all the proper technical security to keep me feeling safe about my stuff being safe. I would recommend this A-1 to anyone looking for the peace of mind of safely securing their belongings.
Vikki Freley
3 weeks ago
I didn't want to move our belongings into storage. But, since I had to I'm glad I found A-1 Storage. The place is clean:) Dean is diligent at his work and made it a pleasure to store with A-1.
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
We're glad you found us, Vikki! Thank you so much for sharing your experience.
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Jon Muir
7 months ago
I wanted to take some time out to write a review for A-1 Self Storage in Huntington Beach, and to acknowledge the great service that it provides to it's customers. First of all, I am a returning customer with the last 10 years. I recently sold my house and needed a storage unit. I drove to A-1 on a Sunday and was able to rent a unit via the kiosk. I had remote assistance from the San Diego office where the customer service rep helped me through the process. The very next day, Dean called me to see how my experience was. I replied "AMAZING!" I remembered Dean from the first time that I rented space and he was just as kind and courteous from my first experience. I truly believe that A-1 Huntington Beach is clean, secure and the rules and guidelines are straight forward. I feel like I can get to things whenever I need them. These types of things shouldn't go unnoticed; from my opinion, its clear that customer service is Dean and A-1 Self-storage's number one priority. Thank you so much for protecting my valuables! 5-STAR *****
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Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Welcome back, Jon! The highest compliment we can receive is to earn your repeat business. Thank you for sharing your experience.
Willie Rocker
a year ago
Dean is the man. Rode across the country and was running out of steam. I found this place and met with Dean. He showed us some options, and was very straight forward. He got us in and out in the minimum amount of time and still covered all of the bases. It's in a good part of town, and has the best access hours. Truly a good value.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Welcome to A-1, Willie. Thank you so much for sharing your experience.
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Robert Brock
a year ago
Service here is friendly, KNOWLEDGABLE and POLITE! The price was.....ok, but insurance? Not really wanted. The unit is clean, quiet, and SMELLS GOOD (Like a "smell-good pluber" harp music please) Thanks for the good business experience Dean!!! :)
Response from the owner - a year ago
Thanks, Robert. We really appreciate the kind words and value your business.
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William V
a year ago
Awesome experience!!! Just call ahead and ask for Dean Deralas. He was sooooo helpful and friendly. He made it easy and quick. I also shopped around for a good deal and I have to say this was the best one and the facility is great, fully secured and well maintained, on-site restroom and the office area is comfy and nicely air conditioned, with coffee and cold water :)