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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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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.  For your convenience our 24 rental/payment kiosk is available, even on holidays!  

Have a safe & happy 4th of July!
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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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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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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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124 Nettleton Rd Vista, CA 92083, United States
124 Nettleton RoadUSCaliforniaVista92083
(760) 208-1728a1storage.com
Self-Storage Facility, Automobile Storage Facility
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Automobile Storage Facility
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Today 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday ClosedWednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday Closed
At A-1 Self Storage in Vista, 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 24-hour surveillance cameras. Our professional management staff will be glad to assist you -- we are here to help! 
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"The facility is very clean, well lit and you can't beat the access hours."
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"The staff at A-1 are competent, friendly, and easy to work with."
"This is a very convenient location off the freeway."
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A Google User
4 weeks ago
This is a very convenient location off the freeway. Vid was especially helpful. He did not attempt to rent me more space than I needed. He was very professional and made the entire process so simple and easy. The facility was clean and well-lit. The prices were very reasonable. I appreciate the fact that Vid offered automatic monthly billing - one less thing I have to remember each month!
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Welcome to A-1, James! Thank you so much for sharing.
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Galmer Roberts
2 weeks ago
Very clean location and I've been in some pretty horrible storage places. This is clearly the best one. They inform you of everything and the Manager is super knowledgeable! Love this location, great for long term and short term use.
Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much, Galmer!
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Diana Spirelli
5 months ago
A-1 Self Storage is excellent. After moving to a smaller house, I needed to store a number of antique furniture and collectables that I no longer had room for, but wanted to keep safe and sound in case I decided that I wanted to sell anything or give it away to family members. I've had some nightmarish situations with storage companies not keeping my belongings secure, so I wanted to make sure I was working with the best. The staff at A-1 are competent, friendly, and easy to work with. They helped me to choose the best option, and didn't try to oversell me too much in regard to space needed, but were also concerned with making sure that I didn't have to get a unit and then move to a larger one too soon. They really put their customers first. The access hours for my storage unit absolutely cannot be beat. The grounds are very clean and well maintained. The 24/7 surveillance keeps all of my belongings safe and secure. Definitely the best in the area!
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Thank you, Diana.
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Darrell Albert
4 months ago
I checked out about half a dozen storage facilities in Oceanside, Vista and San Marcos. The one that stood out the most was the A1 Storage in Vista. From the cleanliness and the security of the facility, to the access hours but most of all the manager of the facility. Vid brought an ease to the entire process. Very calm and professional. Answered all of my questions and gave me some great storage tips. What stood out the most was that he seemed to genuinely care about what was BEST FOR ME and not try to push me toward a storage unit that was better for the company's bottom line. Very refreshing experience. This place takes care of its customers. Thank you!!
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Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Thank you, Darrell. We'll be sure to share your comments with Vid!
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Jim alfred
a month ago
I've been renting with A-1 on several occasions. I came back to this location because the place is always clean and the professional atmosphere of the property is phenomenal. The property manager was very focused on finding the best option for me. Great customer service and the timely manner in which I was assisted was exceptional. I recommend anyone looking for a safe place to keep their things to use this location!
Response from the owner - a month ago
One of the highest compliments we can receive is to earn your repeat business. Thank you, Jim!
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Lora Hoffman
a week ago
Safe and secure storage facility with good rates and accessible hours. Manager was very friendly and extremely helpful! They were the nicest people I’ve ever dealt with. Thank you for making my move such a smooth transition.
Response from the owner - in the last week
You're welcome, Lora!
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Danni Woodrow
2 months ago
I love the A-1 Self Storage facility in Vista. Vid was kind, helpful and just the best! He made the entire process so seamless. The place looks brand new because it's so clean, it has great security features and it has the best access hours in town. This is easily the best storage facility I have ever used.
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Great to hear, Danni. Thank you.
Brooke Collins
6 months ago
Fantastic facility! Our stuff was safe, and when we returned for it, there was no damage. The employees were super helpful and not intrusive which is nice. I couldn't recommend A-1 enough, and I'm not talking about the steak sauce(although I love the steak sauce). A-1 are the guys for all your storage needs.
Response from the owner - 6 months ago
Thank you for sharing your experience with us, Brooke!