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A Short Guide to Choosing a Storage Unit Size
Here’s a quick overview to help you answer the common question what storage unit size do I need.
5 X 5 storage unit = Regular closet
5 X 10 storage unit = Walk in closet
7.5 x 10 storage unit = Large closet
10 x 10 storage unit = Small bedroom
10 x 15 storage unit = Large bedroom
10 x 20 storage unit = One car garage
10 x 30 storage unit = Two car garage
10 x 20 RV or boat parking = Boat, RV or Camper Shorter than 20 feet
10 x 30 RV or boat parking = Boat, RV or Camper Shorter than 30 feet
Visit our site for availability of each of these storage unit sizes. Need more help deciding which size storage unit you need? Give us a call - we’re happy to help you save you money by finding the right size to fit your needs.
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How to Use a Self Storage Unit for your Small Business
Here’s a quick run down on the types of small businesses that could utilize a business self storage unit:
Retail - A storage unit is a great place to store stock for your online or brick and mortar retail shop.
Pharmaceutical -  Sales reps for pharmaceutical companies sometimes use self storage for receiving shipments and storing inventory of marketing materials and drug samples.
Medical or Law Offices - Doctor’s offices and law offices are required to keep voluminous amounts of documents. A well organized, climate controlled storage unit can be a good place to store files.
Landscaping - A centrally located storage unit can be a helpful location to store your equipment for your landscaping or gardening small business.

Utilizing a self storage unit can be a flexible, cost-effective piece of the dynamic puzzle of running your small business
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Maximize your storage unit space by adding and removing seasonal gear.
Now that it’s heating up you are going to want easy access to all your gear for the summer such as: boats, fishing poles, swimming gear, inner tubes and more, which means you’re going to need more room in your home or garage. Your #storageunit is a great place to store gear you won’t use during the summer months to create extra space and declutter your home. 

To get started, create a list of things you won’t use and start organizing them into one place where they can be easily packed and brought to your storage unit. Having a hard time coming up with items? Here’s a list of common items to get you started.

-Snow Blower
-Winter Gear or Clothing
-Snowboards or Skis
-Winter Decorations
-Extra Bedding
-Snow Tires

What kind of winter gear will you be putting into storage? Let us know by commenting below!
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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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Santa Claus visited us at American Classic Self Storage Today!  He only comes once a year! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the American Classic Self Storage family to your family.  
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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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The  service I have received from Roy and Karen has been consistently wonderful! They are professional and have provided stellar support and assistance! It is evident that they care about their customers! They have made my moving and storage experience a pleasant event!
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Storage Unit Access: What you Should Know

When it comes to accessing your self storage unit, not all facilities are created equal. During your hunt for storage, be sure to inquire about the following:

Storage Type (Drive Up, Indoor or Outdoor Lot): Where are the storage units located on the property? Are they drive up units, much like a one car garage that you can pull your car up to? Indoor storage units within the facility? Outdoor storage spaces that are similar to a parking lot? 

Hours: What are the hours of the storage facility? Is it open on nights and weekends? Do you have 24 hour access to your unit or access only during set times of the day?

18-Wheeler Access: If you have a moving company unloading your storage items, can the storage facility accommodate their 18-wheeler (if that’s what their driving)? 
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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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American Classic Self Storage Community Outreach
Here at American Classic Self Storage we are proud to work alongside individuals in our communities who are striving to make the world a better place. This month on the American Classic Self Storage blog we highlight a William & Mary student, Audrey Kriva.   

Audrey is working with her school and community to change the way students move out of their dorms.  Her project Dorm Mania, in partnership with American Classic Self Storage, hopes to start a green movement across college campuses that changes the way students clean out their dorm rooms.  

Please visit the American Classic Self Storage Blog for more information, links to learn more about the project, and a full length video highlighting Audrey and Dorm Mania. 

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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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1608 Centerville Turnpike Virginia Beach, VA 23464
1608 Centerville TurnpikeUSVirginiaVirginia Beach23464
Self-Storage Facility, Moving Supply Store
Self-Storage Facility
Moving Supply Store
Moving and Storage Service
Automobile Storage Facility
Boat Storage Facility
RV Storage Facility
Today 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM – 3:00 PMSunday ClosedMonday 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 PM

American Classic Self Storage - Centerville offers a wide range of self storage options. Climate-controlled units are available for temperature-sensitive items like business inventory and photos. Our large self storage spaces are perfect for boats and motorcycles during the winter.

Free move-in truck is also available on a first-come, first-serve basis for added convenience! Our storage professionals have more than 14 years of experience. They are ready to assist you with your self storage solution.

Self Storage Virginia Beach Features
  • Temperature Controlled
  • Climate Controlled Units
  • Lighted Facility
  • Secure Units
  • Drive Up Access
  • All Ground Level Units
  • Boxes and Packing Supplies Available
    (Retail Store)
  • Se Habla Español
  • Free Move-in Truck with Rental
  • Online Bill Payment
  • Regent University Students Welcomed!

Our month-to-month contracts and online bill pay keep things flexible for you when you rent from us. We also value security, so our facility is surrounded by a gate with state-of-the-art computerized entry software and 24-hour surveillance cameras. You’ll never worry with us. Call today to reserve your unit!

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William Geurin
2 months ago
Ron and Karen were wonderful servants, with our short stay their they also became good friends. When my family and I arrived at American Classic we did not know what to expect, but with the greetings of delicious baked goods, coffee, and warm conversation we knew we were in the right place. We were hit with an unexpected family trial and only had one week to move out of our home and get all of our household goods into storage. Ron did not have the exact room needed, but he was willing to take down walls in his units to give us the space needed, we said no. We did not want to put them out, any more than they already had. So, instead they gave us two smaller units, but the same size as the larger. Normally it would have cost more, but in return they were having a special on their first months rent, and gave us that price for one unit, we only needed the unit for one month. Not only is this great team former service members, but Ron and Karen are a rare type, that will bend over backwards to make things happen to help out in any situation. They have a great deal on their rental truck for moving and Ron is constantly patrolling the property, their security is comforting, and their climate controlled spaces are well taken care of. I recommend American Classic on Centerville Turnpike, Virginia Beach, Va. 23464 to everyone, you will not be disappointed. Good Job and Go Team!! Have a blessed day!!
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Robert Mueller
a year ago
If you need a great place for your storage needs, this is the place! I love Karen, when I do need to go into the office and speak with her, she treats me like a family member. This is very nice feeling to get when needing to talk with her. She is very nice and very approachable. Most places I visit, I do not do leave feedback. Maybe I felt like those companies didn't need the feedback, or the service was mediocre! I believer places that have excellent customer service needs to be recognized! I have been a member since 2011 and I will continue to be their customer and refer others to join if they need the space! Thank you again Karen and all your wonderful staff!
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Ddg Finance
a year ago
The staff at this storage facility went above and beyond my organization's expectations! We had a specific need for storage and after dealing with a competitor and having a completely unsatisfactory experience with them, American Classic was like a breath of fresh air! Outstanding service! Easy gate access, receipts emailed to us after payment is made, super friendly service and the knowledge that our valuables are safe makes it worthwhile to store our goods there! Thank you Karen and Roy!
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Holly Wilson
a year ago
We have been storing here for 1-1/2 years and have not had any problems. Roy and Karen are wonderful people and know me by name when I walk into the office. They have a truck available for use when you need to move something locally. I recommend this place to all of my friends!
nicole lynn
3 months ago
They were great!!! Clean environment and very friendly, Even threw in a truck and lets not forget their open on sunday. Easy to find location and easily accessible units. I Highly recommend this place to anyone in need of reasonable self storage.
LiZ Miller
a year ago
I have been using this location of American Classic Self Storage for several yrs now. I have never once worried about my personal things from when I downsized from house to an apartment... Things that go all the way to my Great Grandmother... Grandmother...& my Moms..From the first day I started pricing storage company's and decided on this one when I called & then went to check it out... I knew this was where I wanted my things to be stored...I have nothing but Great things to say about Karen & Roy since day 1... They have always been polite & very helpful.. Not one singe time were they rude or made me feel like they didn't have the time to talk to me. I have a storage unit with another company in another state also. Can't say the same thing about that company. Thank You American Classic Storage... Karen & Roy.
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Christine S
a year ago
The managers at this facility were awesome!! I recently moved to the area and needed a place to store my belongings temporarily while seeking housing. The knowledgeable staff were able to find a unit that suited my needs and helped get me set up with automatic payments. I will surely recommend this location to all of my new friends in the area. Thank you American Classic!
Nelson Mones
a year ago
Karen and Troy thank you so much for the service you rendered for us. You guys are very efficient and made it easy for us to rent at your storage... I am recommending this place to my friends that need your your services... God bless.