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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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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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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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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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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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9701 Camino Ruiz San Diego, CA 92126
9701 Camino RuizUSCaliforniaSan Diego92126
(858) 790-8608a1storage.com
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Today 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
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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 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.

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"Have great access hours and are open on Sundays."
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"They also sell boxes and other moving supplies right in the office."
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Sean Squire
2 weeks ago
By far the best storage facility Ive ever used (Ive rented from 5 different places from Hemet, Temecula and San Diego). Jennifer was beyond helpful, fast and courteous when I first rented and then again when I wanted to move to a larger unit. I shopped around and they had the best prices within 25 miles, plus the ease of paying online, prorated pay if you schedule to vacate early or transfer units. The facility is always clean and still looks brand new. The inside units actually stay cooler than some other storage places that charge for air conditioned units. Only renters have access into the storage buildings and its all constantly monitored. Lights are on motion detection so theyre not wasting electricity. A huge plus is having access from 6am-10pm all week long. I highly recommend this place!
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Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing your experience, Sean!
Pedro Cuatrecasas
2 weeks ago
Signing up was so simple, or it was made simple by the staff! I was able to do everything electronically! Although some of the forms were complicated, and I had to look up some info, the person on the phone walked me through the process unbelievably patient and helpful. The facility is not only great, but it is being managed by people who know what they are doing and are very anxious to please their clients....I am very impressed by the experience, and it is important since I intend to use the storage for years to come.
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Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Great to hear, Pedro! If you would like to share your thoughts on how to improve our online rental process, please email marketing@a1storage.com.
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Georges Atthecove
a month ago
Jennifer was extremely professional, and efficient. Her descriptions of the units were very clear and precise. She got me in and out of the office very quickly, which I greatly appreciated. The customer service was exceptional! The property is also very clean and well kept.
Response from the owner - a month ago
Great to hear!
Betsy Lee
5 months ago
So far so good. The interior and exterior of the storage buildings were clean. Kim was very helpful and showed me two units and she was able to make changes to the reservation I made online (I realized that the one I reserved wasn't big enough for all our belongings). I like the fact that each customer has their own specialized code which connects to their specific storage unit. We are moving in this weekend and I look forward to the convenience and ease of putting my stuff in storage with the over-sized dollies and hospital-like elevators.
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Response from the owner - 5 months ago
We can't wait to see you this weekend, Betsy. Thank you for taking the time to share!
Pastor Darrell Dunlap
2 weeks ago
Great access hours. Clean - I mean - really really clean. Nice spaces. Easily accessible. I was hesitant since it is a multi level facility, but everything is easily accessible with large carts they provide and huge elevators and wide hall ways. Very secure. And manager is amazingly friendly. Awesome customer service too!
Response from the owner - 2 weeks ago
Thank you so much for sharing!
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twinkylovable
4 months ago
Kim was very friendly and sweet, Great costumer service. She got me in and out fast. Very clean place. They do have military discount, which is awesome! my sister told me about this place, she had her things here for over a year.
Response from the owner - 4 months ago
Great to hear! We really love referrals.
Zachary McGraw
in the last week
A-1 has a great facility with friendly staff. Storing things here is very convenient and painless. I can only recommend it.
Response from the owner - in the last week
Thank you, Zachary!
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Christine Michel Lentz
2 months ago
Kim and Karen were extremely friendly and helpful. It was a refreshing, fast, and very easy move-in process! The grounds and the particular unit I chose to rent were clean and well-maintained. There are carts available for loading and unloading items from the storage, which is convenient, and I feel like my belongings are secure!
Response from the owner - 2 months ago
Welcome to A-1, Christine!