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A-1 Self Storage
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301 High St Oakland, CA 94601
301 High StreetUSCaliforniaOakland94601
(510) 545-4586a1storage.com
Self-Storage Facility, Records Storage Facility
Self-Storage Facility
Records 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 Oakland, CA we are dedicated to providing you with the best product and service. 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 24-hour surveillance cameras. 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, storing your college dorm room for summer, or even making space in your garage, A-1 Self Storage is here to help you along the way.

Self Storage Oakland Features
  • Se Habla Español
  • 24 Hr Rental/Payment Kiosk
  • Open 7 Days a Week
  • Longest Access Hours in the Area
  • 24-Hour Surveillance Cameras
  • Car Storage
  • Student Storage
  • Business & Personal Storage
  • Commercial Deliveries Accepted
  • We Sell Boxes, Locks & Moving Supplies
  • Individually Alarmed Units
  • Month to Month Rentals
  • Military & Senior Discounts
  • Monthly Professional Pest Control
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"Great customer service, quick knowledgeable staff and very helpful."
"It was really nice to get that type of service after a very long day of driving."
"Great location, access and very clean facility."
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Christine Doan
2 months ago
Not the cheapest of all storage facilities but they will try to work with you as best they can. It is indoor and very clean. Moving back to the Bay Area from the east coast my fiancé and I needed to find a place quick for our things since he will be deploying soon. The girls here for us in and showed us some options before we rented out anything and made sure we got everything we needed before we left. I appreciate the customer service that is provided here 100%!!!
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
We're so glad to hear you had such a great experience. Thank you for taking the time to share with us, Christine!
Cindi Griffin
in the last week
I have been a customer at this storage facility for years unfortunately, and I recently had a terrible experience with them. They increased my rent on a unit that was $362, for a 20 x 10 ( not cheap to begin with ! ) to $385. without writing me and giving me any notification of this, and even when I paid over the phone with the head Manager she did not bother to mention to me that my rent was increased by $23. /month. REALLY NOT COOL and they have made plenty of money off me and I have only been late with a payment maybe twice in 5 yrs.
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Brian Yap
a week ago
great experience setting up our space. The team was super friendly and organized. Thanks!
Response from the owner - a week ago
You're welcome, Brian!
Jane Lurie
8 months ago
We have been using A-1 Self Storage for at least 7 years. They are always friendly, professional and helpful. Access to our storage area is always easy. We feel totally confident that everything in our storage area is safe and sound.
Response from the owner - 8 months ago
Thank you, Jane. We value your business & appreciate that you've shared your experience.
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KARLA ILARDE
a week ago
This has been my third time renting from this facility and I've always received exceptional service. The facility is so convenient for me since I just live across the water, it's always clean, it's affordable (I researched other facilities in the area) and sits beautifully next to the water which makes the experience even better. I would highly recommend this place.
Response from the owner - in the last week
Thank you for sharing, Karla!
Yong Sook Rogers
a week ago
Clean. Good location. Workers are polite and helpful. A little bit pricy!
Response from the owner - a week ago
Thank you for the feedback, Yong Sook!
Michael Castricone
6 months ago
Great customer service, quick knowledgeable staff and very helpful. They helped me out with available discounts and set me up with 2 perfect units. Would recommend them highly over Extra Space who are bandits! they send you a letter 3 days after you move in saying they are raising your rent next month! Great location, access and very clean facility. Keep up the good work.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Welcome to A-1, Michael!
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Michael A Ferris
5 months ago
Friendly, professional, and efficient service of assessing my immediate needs and then presenting several options for me to chose from. Excellent experience from start to finish..
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Great to hear, Michael! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.

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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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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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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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With #fall just around the corner, it’s that time of year to get your summer equipment, clothes, decorations, and more safely packed away. We can help you find the right #selfstorage unit - big or small - to fit your needs and get you on your way to a de-cluttered home for the colder months. Enjoy your reorganized home and the the peace of mind that comes with knowing your belongings will be kept safe and sound through any season!
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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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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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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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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. For your convenience, our 24 rental/payment kiosk is available, even on holidays! 
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