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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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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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3040 Oceanside Blvd Oceanside, CA 92054, United States
3040 Oceanside BoulevardUSCaliforniaOceanside92054
(760) 547-7001a1storage.com
Self-Storage Facility, Automobile Storage Facility
Self-Storage Facility
Automobile Storage Facility
Moving Supply Store
Records Storage Facility
Today 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 8:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
At A-1 Self Storage in Oceanside, 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 car storage, 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, going away to college, or even making space in your garage, A-1 Self Storage is here to help you along the way.

Self Storage Oceanside Features
  • 24-Hour Surveillance Cameras
  • Open 7 Days a Week
  • Longest Access Hours in the Area
  • Car Storage
  • Business & Personal Storage

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"The staff here are very courteous and mindful of their customers' budget."
"Billy was friendly and demonstrated excellent customer service."
"The grounds were safe and secure."
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cillab2utube
5 months ago
I have been storing/renting at this location since Jan. 2014. Up to July, I was happy with my experience. In July I had to move into a smaller unit. I signed a contract for a 5x10 unit, but when I started to physically move my stuff into said unit, I realized it was actually a 5x8 and 4 inches; it was ACTUALLY MEASURED at 5x8 and 4 inches. When I questioned this I was told that according to their records the unit is listed as a 5x10, so the FACT that is it WAS NOT the 5x10 I signed a contract for was a non-issue for them. The guy actually looked me in the eye and told me so AND THAT SHOULDN’T TAKE IT PERSONALLY, IT WAS JUST BUSINESS!!!! Because I was STUCK between a rock and a hard place (I had 2 men I had hired to help me waiting as I dealt with this dishonest craziness) I ended up having to rent a 5x15 (supposedly there were no 5x12s in that building) in the same building at a higher cost! I FEEL CHEATED AND ABUSED, AND THEY DON’T CARE ONE TINY BIT!
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
We're sorry to hear about your difficulties. Advertised unit sizes are approximations and are for comparison purposes only as the actual unit may be larger or smaller than advertised. Units are not rented by the square foot and rent is not based on square-foot measurements. If you would like to discuss your specific situation with the store's Area Manager, please email your contact details to social@a1storage.com.
Solo Ventanas
4 months ago
Like a finely tuned ship, Tracey, Jim and David make the process run smoothly and without effort. They always say hello to me by name, assist me with any concerns that I may have and make me feel welcome. I have confidence of my items being safe on the property. Thank you A-1!
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
You're welcome! We appreciate you taking the time to leave us your feedback.
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Tracey Engleton
9 months ago
David, Jim & Tracey always welcome me by name. They are kind, courteous and professional. This is some of the best customer service I have ever received. Thanks!
Response from the owner - 9 months ago
Thanks!
Lyle Brown
a year ago
Billy and Steve are awesome!! They were very professional and accommodating. Billy was friendly and demonstrated excellent customer service. Thank you Fellas!
Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you, Lyle. It looks like your review was intended for the team over at our other Oceanside location. We'll be sure to share your review with Billy & Steve.
Cheryl South
in the last week
Very helpful, very efficient.
Response from the owner - in the last week
Thank you, Cheryl!
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Kris Fortney
5 months ago
I stored my belongings with A-1 for 18 months. The grounds were safe and secure. The facilities were clean, dry, and well lit. The staff was top notch and a pleasure to do business with. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for storage in the area.
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Thank you for storing with us, Kris. We appreciate your business and appreciate you taking the time to leave your feedback!
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Scott Jensen
7 months ago
Excellent customer service. Despite only meeting the people here on one occasion they always address me by name when they see me around. Never had any problems and they were always quick to respond to any questions I had.
Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Great to hear, Scott. Thank you.
Aaron Hill
a year ago
The staff at A-1 Oceanside are extremely friendly and helpful. The facility is clean and well kept. I believe the pricing is fair and reasonable and the location is easily accessible. I have dealt with a fair number of storage facilities over the years and this one is the best. I would not hesitate to recommend A-1 Oceanside to anyone.
Response from the owner - a year ago
Thank you, Aaron. If you do recommend anyone to our store, don't forget about our referral program!