Self-Storage Benefits

Whether you are moving or have been in your home for longer than you can remember, self-storage can help you organize, declutter, and refresh your living space, making it feel brand new.  Here are examples of ways self-storage can give you the freedom you need to revamp your living space: Stop Organizing What You Can Declutter Spring is in the air, and with it, a lot of us partake in annual spring cleaning, a time to roll up our sleeves and get to work organizing our living spaces. It’s about more than just vacuuming sweeping out the garage, and cleaning out a refrigerator with expired food. Spring cleaning is all about making those hidden areas feel organized and clean again – the space under your bed, the closet in the hallway, the bedroom you use to keep everything you don’t currently need. Have you ever stopped to ask yourself why you keep organizing these spaces over and over again when you barely touch them throughout the year? Is there a better solution?  We are all hoarders at heart. We attach memories or value to the things we purchase or acquire, making it hard to just let go. That’s what those secret storage areas in our homes are for, but shoving boxes under the bed or in that closet in the hallway can become a pain, and eventually, you run out of room. So, why not store the things you use occasionally, seasonally, or are just holding onto, and use the spaces in your home for things you use everyday or can’t live without? Make Room for Guests Living spaces are expensive, so if you have an extra bedroom, it makes sense that you would use it to store your things when it is being unused, but don’t you get tired of having to quickly clean and declutter that space when guests come? Are you ready to decorate that space but just can’t justify it because you have too many things in there? By self-storing your items, ...

March 18th, 2021


Self-Storage Benefits

The holidays are here! It’s a time of joy, cheer, and lots of shopping which means many businesses will be stocking up on seasonal inventory to meet holiday demand. If you’re one of those businesses, you’re likely concerned about space.  It is always top of mind for businesses to be fully stocked for the holiday season especially since many people begin shopping as early as October and in 2018, spending reached nearly 1 trillion dollars. Managing and storing the extra inventory may become a challenge. This is why self-storage is the perfect solution for business owners. Let’s explore the benefits of using self-storage units for holiday inventory. How a business can use self-storage Store records and filesIf you’ve been in business awhile, chances are you have a few filing cabinets filled with everything from employee records and human resource documents, to accounting and payroll files. Truth is, you could use the extra space. Boxing up old documents and storing them in a climate controlled, self-storage unit is a great way to reclaim your office.  Manage retail overflow Does your business have a peak season? If you answered yes, then chances are you are familiar with having more inventory than space to store it. Whether it’s anticipation of holiday shoppers or peak time for your business, you not only need to be fully stocked but need to have extra inventory on hand. If you find that you’re out of space in your office, self-storage units are a great investment for storing those extra items. We’ll touch more on this later in the article. Store extra equipment Many professions require equipment and many times employees are responsible for housing that equipment. If you don’t have a garage or shed, chances are you’re already short on space. Self-storage units are a great resource for storing equipment you don’t have room for. Plus, if your job changes with the seasons, you’ll have a space to store your equipment for extended periods of time.  Use it for temporary storage Are you in the home ...

March 13th, 2021


Self-Storage Benefits

Running a business can be one of the hardest things to do, whether you’re taking care of details like ordering supplies, or handling bigger issues like providing quality customer service, there’s plenty to keep you busy. It’s understandable that the last thing you want to think about is the lack of space in your work area or the clutter.   Whether your business is growing or has been around a while, the need for space has likely increased and that’s where self-storage proves to be super convenient. Moving to a new or bigger location is extremely expensive, impossible in some cases, but it’s definitely better than letting all those excess items stack up.   Benefits of climate-controlled self-storage Having a climate-controlled self-storage unit can be a cost-effective and convenient solution to your space issues. Here are ideas on how you can use the self-storage unit space.  Storing seasonal items that you don’t want to throw away or have to re-purchase next year (hey, those Christmas decorations get more expensive each year) that only take up space in your office.  Excess inventory like boxes of extra documents or office supplies that are too important to throw away. Paper, though an asset when it comes to documenting your business, can stack up fast and become a problem.  If you’re relocating, having a place to put your stuff temporarily is important.  If you’re downsizing your business, remodeling or renovating, you’ll want to protect your inventory, supplies or even furniture.  If you’re expanding, you can buy what you need now and store it until you get your business space secured.  If having a brick and mortar location is too expensive, but you still have work supplies taking up space, store it all safely and securely.   When it comes to business, everything is an investment. This is why it’s important to have a self-storage unit that not only stores what you’ve worked so hard for, but also has a climate-controlled environment that keeps your belongings in the condition they were in when you first put them away.   Industries using self-storage There are many different types of industries that can benefit from self-storage. Here are a few examples.  Construction  As a subcontractor, you may not have an office but still have tools and equipment to store, such as lumber, piping, oversized tools and other supplies. Having easy-access to loading docks is a big plus. If you’re looking to keep your vital supplies in an accessible and securely locked location, a self-storage unit is your solution.  Landscaping Careful storage for multiple tools and equipment keeps the blades, motors, and engines in pristine working ...

March 9th, 2021


Self-Storage Benefits

Did you think storage was just for people that have things piled up everywhere? Think again! Storage units can be used for a variety of lifestyles and situations. At A-AAAKey Mini Storage/Key Storage we know our customers are all unique, and come to us for different needs. Check out these top 5 reasons you would need to find a storage unit. Buying or selling a space If you’re moving and need to store your large items such as furniture and appliances, a storage unit can relieve some stress and clutter. For example, when preparing your home for an open house, a storage unit can be a place to store your personal items. This allows your home to speak for itself without overwhelming potential buyers with unnecessary items. Renting your place Airbnb’s have been the latest trend for making easy income. If you find yourself renting out your place while away on vacation or business trips, consider a storage unit for your personal belongings and valuables. There’s no need to worry about security with our top of the line protection features. You’re a collector If you collect items such as antiques, books, or dolls, climate control might be a must for you. A storage unit gives you the option to control the temperature and humidity levels to ensure your items stay in mint condition without making major changes to your home. Your student returns home for break When your children go off to college, it’s common to use their bedrooms as extra space. When they return home to visit or stay over for holiday breaks, a storage unit can hold all the extra items so your kids feel right at home! With the number of unit options available, we’re sure to have a unit to fit all your needs. De-clutter your home Sometimes it’s hard letting go of family heirlooms, childhood yearbooks, holiday decorations, etc. Throwing away your prized possessions isn’t your only option for an organized space. A storage unit can be the perfect extension to your home and hold ...

February 21st, 2021


Self-Storage Benefits

Renovating your home is exciting but the time it takes to finish can be inconvenient. There’s clutter, less room to move everything, and lots of confusion, but we have a solution. Reduce the stress at home during the renovation process with a storage unit! From big renovations to small touch-ups, there are units of all sizes to meet your needs. Keep your home clean It’s typical for the rooms being renovated to look like a tornado has swooped in, but the rest of you home doesn’t have to be that way. Instead of shifting furniture to another random room, place those items in storage so you’re not buried in your valuables. A storage unit can keep your place clean and clutter-free. Keep your items safe During renovations, there is movement everywhere. When you start putting furniture and personal items all over the place, it’s easy for someone to bump into things. Accidents happen, so don’t let a falling box be the reason you don’t have your favorite vase anymore. Put your treasures in storage during the renovation process so you can cherish them in your newly spruced up home. Keep your usable space Don’t let your usable space become a useless space full of random stuff because your home is being renovated. Your dinner table doesn’t have to act as a shelf for your clothing when your bedroom is being worked on. Instead, take advantage of the untouched space in your place, by storing the extras in a storage unit. The renovations don’t have to take over your life.For more information on why a storage unit might be right for you, speak with an A-AAAKey Mini Storage/Key Storage professional. With a number of sizes and features, there is sure to be a unit that can make your renovation process run smoothly. ...

February 20th, 2021


Self-Storage Benefits

Running a business requires holding inventory, good security, extreme organization and unlimited access to product and business tools. For many businesses, those challenges have an easy solution: a self-storage unit! Hold Your Inventory Building or renting a warehouse is an expensive investment, but a storage unit is a great, cost-effective alternative. With climate-controlled units, you can place your overstock and inventory in a storage unit at all times of the year. Feel stress free knowing that there will not be any damage to your product, tools, accessories, equipment or whatever you need to store. In addition, as your business grows, you can rent a larger unit or additional units for extra space. Ensure the Security of Your Product A storage unit can offer optimal safety for businesses of all kinds. With around the clock surveillance, computerized security systems and management onsite, a storage unit is the perfect safeguard for your business essentials. Keep your extra computers and sensitive files in the right hands. Organize Your Work Space Running out of room in your current work facility? Obtaining new clients, products and technology often happens. This leaves opportunity for clutter and disorganization. Don’t stuff everything in every nook and cranny you can find at work. Make use of a storage unit and keep what you need in the office. Access Your Product There are storage unit locations in every neighborhood, so you can have access to your business products when you need it. You will not need to make a drive out of town or have to wait for shipping (and risk damages).Start using a storage unit for your business today! Contact us if you have any questions about our services and units. We have a A-AAA/Key Mini Storage Professional ready to speak with you. ...

February 18th, 2021


Self-Storage Benefits

From scrapbooking, to quilting, and even collecting limited edition memorabilia, a hobby can become a full time job with a whole lot of tools and materials. Where do you find the space to keep it all? Maybe you have boxes taking over your living room or your basement, and it’s driving your family crazy! There’s no reason for you to live a life filled with clutter, self-storage services can help you get organized. Here are three reasons why self-storage should be considered: Climate Control Climate control is an option that many of our self-storage locations offer. This means that dust, pests and humidity are not a problem. This is especially true in areas where weather conditions can become extreme. You want your valuables to remain in good condition for whenever you need them. Security Your materials, inventory, or collectables should be safe and sound. Our storage locations offer easy access with an onsite team that is ready to serve you. All of our storage locations have top of the line security, around the clock video monitoring, and security lighting. You’ll also find comfort in knowing our on-premise resident managers are around 24/7. Double The Space…Sort Of Our self-storage units essentially double the space for your activities, without expanding your home or apartment. If you’re a scrap booker sort your photos and materials in clear bins for easy access and keep archives, and extra supplies in our storage. If you need collectibles storage, items that are meant to stay in their original boxes, a self-storage unit is a great alternative to keeping it all around the house. With the right size unit, you can relieve yourself of the clutter and stress. Having a hobby doesn’t have to create clutter in your life. Considering self-storage could be the best decision you could make for yourself. Find one of our self-storage locations near you and speak to our team of experts to help you select the right unit for you. Come see the difference with A-AAAKey Mini Storage/Key Storage. We have ...

February 10th, 2021


Self-Storage Benefits

When duty calls our military men and women will move across the country, and overseas if necessary. It can be exciting, but it’s also a stressful time for the entire family. It’s hard to determine what will go, what will stay, and what needs to be placed in self-storage, because taking everything with you is unreasonable. That’s where we can help!Our team of storage experts can help you find the self-storage units that will give you the most room for everything you need to store. They really do take the headache out of finding a reliable and secure facility that values the customers as well as the items they are storing. Our self-storage locations are a great alternative that offers the best of both worlds. Feeling secure We take the anxiety out of moving by keeping your prized possessions in self-storage. With 24-hour on site management, you won’t need to worry about what’s happening here when you need to focus on what’s really important to you. Additionally, our climate-controlled units keep your memories safe from the environment. Clutter will never be an issue With several storage sizes available, you won’t have to worry about not having enough space for your things. We have units to fit your every need. By choosing to a self-storage unit, you are committing yourself to a clutter free home when you arrive at your destination. It’ll be one less box you have to deal with or shove into a dark corner of your home. Flexibility is key The length of time you would like to use your self-storage unit is flexible. You can keep the storage unit for as long as you need it, and move out whenever you need to. We also give you the choice of using one of on-site locks for your unit or using one of your own. Our goal is to provide a reliable resource for you to feel comfortable with.When duty calls, we are there to serve those that serve our country. Visit any of ...

February 7th, 2021


Self-Storage Benefits

The self storage industry has been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the United States commercial real estate industry over the period of the last 38 years Total self storage rentable space in the US is about 2.3 billion square feet. (That figure represents more than 78 square miles of rentable self storage space, under roof – or an area well more than 3 times the size of Manhattan Island (NY) U.S. self storage facilities pay a total of more than $3.25 billion in property taxes to local government jurisdictions. The distribution of U.S. self storage facilities (Q4-2013) is as follows: 32% urban, 52% suburban and 16% rural 8.96% of all American households currently rent a self storage unit (10.85 million of the 113.3 million US HHs in 2012; that has increased from 1 in 17 US HHs (6%) in 1995 The average (mean) size of a “primary” self storage facility in the US is approximately 46,500 square feet There is a total U.S. self storage space capacity of about 21 sq.ft. per American household About 13% of all self storage renters say they will rent for less than 3 months; 18% for 3-6 months; 18% for 7-12 months; 22% for 1-2 years; and 30% for more than 2 years Some 68% of all self storage renters live in a single family household; 27% live in an apartment or condo Some 65% of all self storage renters have a garage but still rent a unit; 47% have an attic in their home; and 33% have a basement Some 47% of all self storage renters have an annual household income of less than $50,000 per year; 63% have an annual household income of less than $75,000 per year More than 1.5 million self storage units nationwide are rented to military personnel (6% of all units); however, in communities adjacent to domestic US military bases, military occupancy can be from 20% to 95% of all rented units It took the self storage industry more than 25 years to build its first billion square feet ...

February 6th, 2021