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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.
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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In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1st. Normal access hours apply.
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happy labor day from carla everet t from cleve ohio
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How much storage do you need?!  
It is important estimate the amount of storage space you will need for your belongings before purchasing a rental unit. Take inventory of the items headed into storage and write it down. Be sure to measure the dimensions of large bulky items like appliances and furniture. Take note of what is stackable and what is not. Plan for needing extra space so you have room to make a walkway to get to the back of your unit. Give us a call for more #storagetips, or comment with your own! 
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Do you have old frames, cans, bottles, or other items sitting in your #storageunit which could be repurposed? With Father’s Day just around the corner, try looking through your unit for items to make the perfect Father’s Day gift at a low price.  Here are some great ideas to get you started on your perfect gift for Dad:

- Repaint old frames and add a picture to create a great memorable gift.
- Clean old decorative bottles, cans, or vases can, then fill with candy to create a sweet treat for that special father in your life.
- Paint old pieces of wood, and include your favorite dad quote to create a wall hanging.
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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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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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In observance of Independence Day, our office will be closed on Friday, July 4th.  Normal access hours apply.  

Have a safe & happy 4th of July!
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9893 Riverford Rd Lakeside, CA 92040
9893 Riverford RoadUSCaliforniaLakeside92040
(619) 631-4208a1storage.com
Self-Storage Facility, Moving and Storage Service
Self-Storage Facility
Moving and Storage Service
Records Storage Facility
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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 Lakeside, 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 units. Our professional management staff will be glad to assist you -- we are here to help!

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  • 24-Hour Surveillance Cameras
  • Open 7 Days a Week
  • Longest Access Hours in the Area
  • Car Storage
  • 24 Hour Access Available
  • Business & Personal Storage
  • Commercial Deliveries Accepted
  • We Sell Boxes, Locks & Moving Supplies
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"Had my unit at the La Mesa location but moved it because of the great staff."
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Frank Guerra
3 weeks ago
Very clean facilities and the staff were always professional and extremely helpful. We used this facility for over 5 years and never had any issues. We felt our items were always safe and available anytime. If we have to use a storage agin in the future, this will be our place to go. Thank you
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Wow, thank you Frank! We are so pleased to earn your repeat business.
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Laura Roberts
8 months ago
My husband and I needed some storage space, and we looked at many self-storage companies in the area. Most were fairly creepy, with no security and people living in their units - seriously?! Plywood walls were also big - what?! Finally we found A1 on Riverford, a clean, secure oasis! The manager, Gary, was very helpful. My husband couldn't come along with me during my first visit, so I asked a lot of questions, and Gary was very patient, giving me all the information I needed to make a decision. After renting the unit, my husband and I decided we needed something bigger and returned together. This time we spoke with Brit, who was even more helpful, going out of his way to find us a dolly and making sure we had the right size to fit in all our stuff. Cleanest storage facility in town, great staff, what more could you ask for?
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Response from the owner - 8 months ago
Welcome to A-1, Laura. Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Vernon Wengeler
10 months ago
My experience was always good. There customer service was outstanding. If someone was needing a unit I would recommend this place.
Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Great to hear, Vernon. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience.
Sarah Baughman
2 years ago
A-1 storage is the cleanest storage facility I have ever been to. the hours are flexible, the people are friendly, and the facility is safe and secure. I had no reservations about using this facility. They are wonderful and easy to work with!
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Darlene Watson
7 months ago
This storage site is conveniently located, and the storage facilities are well-secured within a double-gated building and grounds. I especially like the width of the corridor to access the units on the upper floor. Elevator locations and sturdy moving carts are provided. The staff has always been helpful and courteous.
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Thank you so much, Darlene. We appreciate you sharing your experience.
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Treyon Mead
8 months ago
Awesome location. Gary and Brit are always friendly and helpful. Had my unit at the La Mesa location but moved it because of the great staff.
Response from the owner - 8 months ago
Thank you for sharing, Treyon!
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Larry DeGreif
10 months ago
The facility is very clean. The staff are friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Top notch in every aspect!
Response from the owner - 10 months ago
Thank you, Larry!
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Natalie Dugger
2 years ago
A-1 in Lakeside has outstanding customer service-- I love working with Tara as she is always so easy to reach and goes above and beyond! I would highly recommend this specific location for anyone needing a storage unit!