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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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Nice job, Lulu!
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A-1 Self Storage
1501 Frazee Rd, San Diego, CA 92108
Our company needed an additional storage unit immediately on the same day. Lulu was very accommodating and quick in providing the necessary documentation needed to get the process going. Within a short period of time our documents were completed, approved, and unit ready for occupancy. I picked up the keys myself and Lulu was very personable, informative and helpful. We appreciate their commitment to excellent customer service. Thank you.
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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 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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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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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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In observance of Labor Day, our office will be closed on Monday, Sept. 1st. Normal access hours apply.
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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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1501 Frazee Rd San Diego, CA 92108
1501 Frazee RoadUSCaliforniaSan Diego92108
(619) 573-4178a1storage.com
Self-Storage Facility, Moving Supply Store
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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 San Diego, 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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Gina Rosellini
in the last week
I found A-1 Self Storage through Yelp and sent an inquiry. They were fast with a response and helpful. I went in on Sunday, March 1st to make sure I had reserved a large enough unit. Patty was so informative and helpful. She took me on a tour of the unit she felt was going to meet my needs. She was right on the money. The process was quick and I was able to move my stuff in a few hours later. I would definitely recommend A-1 self storage to anyone in need of storage for convenience, professionalism and cost. Thanks again, Patty!
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Response from the owner - in the last week
Welcome to A-1, Gina! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.
Carole Goode
3 months ago
A-1 Self Storage is the best! I had a large storage unit for over a year at A-1 and the facility has always been safe and very tidy. Emma helped me close out and was so helpful. The entire Staff is caring and professional. I highly recommend A-1 Self Storage to any person who needs a storage unit!
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
Thank you so much, Carole. We value your business & appreciate that you've taken the time to share your experience!
Tanya Reas
5 months ago
Our company needed an additional storage unit immediately on the same day. Lulu was very accommodating and quick in providing the necessary documentation needed to get the process going. Within a short period of time our documents were completed, approved, and unit ready for occupancy. I picked up the keys myself and Lulu was very personable, informative and helpful. We appreciate their commitment to excellent customer service. Thank you.
Response from the owner - 5 months ago
Welcome to A-1, Tanya. We're so glad to hear your experience went smoothly! Thank you for taking the time to share your comments.
Gary T
8 months ago
I had called several days before arriving in San Diego and spoke to Patty about a storage space. She was very helpful. When we arrived at the A1 facility on Frazee Road we were fortunate that Patty was in the office that day. She was very helpful and professional. She had described the storage unit and its access by a large moving van perfectly. This location is a very nice storage facility with plenty of room for any size vehicle. Overall a very enjoyable experience. Thanks Patty!
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Response from the owner - 7 months ago
Great to hear, Gary! We'll be sure to share your comments with Patty. We know it will brighten her day.
Robert Alden
a week ago
My wife and I needed a storage space. She called and found out what we needed,and I went in to complete the paper work. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Took just a few minutes to complete the paperwork, take a look at the space and put a lock on it. We got a great rate and a free month too. I can't recommend A-1 strongly enough!
Response from the owner - a week ago
Great to hear, Robert! Thank you for sharing your experience.
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Lalo Fierro
a month ago
Awesome service on Sunday when we needed it the most. Got one month free on top of that. Rey really helped us and he has the best attitude.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Glad to hear we were able to help in your time of need, Lalo! Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us.
Sandra Mercer
2 months ago
Chose this Frazee location because it was clean, quiet, and Lulu was super informative and helpful. I am very picky and this was an easy choice. This place is great, fast and friendly. Thank You!
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Thank you and welcome to A-1, Sandra!
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Jason Watson
3 months ago
I've done a few storage units over the years being active duty military, and I'll be honest these are amongst the best. I do like also that if you check in on yelp you get a reward offer. The customer service was amazing. Only things I wish were longer hours (but I get it) and I wish I had a light inside my unit or at least an outlet to plug up a light. Other than that, no complaints.
Response from the owner - 3 months ago
We hope you're taking advantage of our military discount as a small token of thanks for your service, Jason. We really appreciate the review.