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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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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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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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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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Having Elsa in the office during our #ToysforTots  drive has been fun, but we're more excited to see her off to her new home on Christmas Day!
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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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26390 Forest Ridge Dr Lake Forest, CA 92630
26390 Forest Ridge DriveUSCaliforniaLake Forest92630
(949) 309-2330a1storage.com
Self-Storage Facility, Moving and Storage Service
Self-Storage Facility
Moving and Storage Service
Records Storage Facility
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 ClosedFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 5:00 pmSunday Closed
At A-1 Self Storage in Lake Forest, 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 climate controlled units. Our professional management staff will be glad to assist you -- we are here to help! 

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  • Rent your Storage Unit Online!
  • 24 Hr Rental/Payment Kiosk
  • 24-Hour Surveillance Cameras
  • Climate Controlled Units
  • Car Storage
  • Longest Access Hours in the Area
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"The facility is clean, secure, and well maintained with great access hours."
"I always have a pleasant experience everytime I visit this location."
"The staff was really helpful and the unit that I received was perfect."
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Lynn Hughes
a month ago
The location is very clean and secure, but the best part of the process was working with Billy. He was very thorough and sincere. He took the time to answer all my questions and find the best unit for my needs. The prices are great too! Having to store stuff is always annoying, but a lot of us have to do it, and Billy made the process as easy as possible. Thanks!
Response from the owner - a month ago
You're welcome, Lynn!
Rich Penkava
a month ago
I came to a-1 needing to store just a few items. The staff was really helpful and the unit that I received was perfect. Came into the office and met the new manager Billy. He was very friendly and helpful. I tell all my friends to come here for storage
Response from the owner - a month ago
Great to hear, Rich! Be sure to check with Billy about our referral bonus program.
Keri Stroum
a year ago
This is my 2nd time having a storage unit, so when I decided to use A1 I was NOT disappointed. Maricela was extremely helpful. She went through all the paperwork with me (which is great - that way there is nothing missed). All was good when I left that day. A few days later I realized I needed a bigger unit and Maricela was happy to help me with that. Told me to come on by and let me know the hours they were opened. Upon arriving she had the new paperwork ready for me just needed to sign a few sheets. One day she helped me outside with paying my rent on the computer (she had heard me talking back to the computer about not working for me). I have been there a month now and every time I see her she has a warm smile. I feel safe at that location and the units are very clean as well as the property. Thank you
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Eric Cantwell
2 years ago
My first experience at A-1 Self Storage was a very good one. I was representing my company from the East Coast. I had never rented space in self storage. I was under a tight time schedule and Maricela Ruiz was very clear, effective and thorough in walking me through all the key elements of the space we were looking to rent. She explained all the pertinent details and I appreciated her honesty and transparency as I asked about the potential for theft and or damage to articles in the storge unit. I left with a peace and confidence knowing that this storage location was the right one to support our business results. I credit Maricela in doing a fine job representing her company as a key factor in this positive business experience.
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Sediq Asghary
a month ago
WE ARE RENTING A UNITE AT A-1 SELF STORAGE AND ITS VERY GOOD PLACE VERY NICE PRICE OPEN TILL LATE LIKE 10 PM WHICH IS GOOD FIRST MONTH FREE SPECIALLY BILLY IS A VERY NICE GUY HE HELPED US IN 5 MINS WE GOT EVERYTHING DONE IN JUST LESS THAN 5 MINS. YOU FEEL IT LIKE YOUR OWN HOME THANKS A-1 SELF STORAGE SED AND ROYA
Response from the owner - a month ago
You're very welcome!
Natalie Carr
3 weeks ago
I can not recommend this facility more! Billy was SUPER helpful and really went out of his way to make our more easy! It makes it super convenient that all of the units are drive up, and their rates were great! Thank you A1 storage for everything!
Response from the owner - 3 weeks ago
Welcome to A-1, Natalie!
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Terence Joe
2 years ago
Compared to experiences at other storage units I've had over the years, A-1 Self Storage is right up there with the best of them. The facility is clean, secure, and well maintained with great access hours.. but the best feature apart from the very competitive pricing is the amazing service. Maricela Ruiz was the representative at the facility today; she proved to be very professional, friendly, accommodating and efficient. Definitely would recommend this facility to anyone in the Lake Forest area!
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Sandy swest
2 years ago
Have been a customer for almost 3 years. Well maintained facility, reasonable priced. Maricela Ruiz n the office has always been friendly, helpful, and professional. Even with the odd or unusual request, she always has a smile on her face, and is a great representation of why I rate this facility so highly.