Our Top 5 Things You Never Thought to Store (and Some You Never Should.)

A recent study found that more than seven million American households have at least one piece of furniture stored in a self-storage unit. We agree that self-storage is a great option to store furniture, appliances, electronics, books and other common storage items. But, there are some things that many people don’t consider using a Sparta […]

Two Scary Tales of Clutter and Storage

We don’t want to alarm you, but clutter can be a scary, scary thing. Improper storage of your items can be just as terrifying. Don’t believe us? Just wait until you hear these stories. So turn the lights off grab your teddy bear and settle in for a few hair-raising tales of chaos, clutter, and […]

Help for First Time (or Anytime) Home-Buyers

One of our favorite things is to see the looks on our customer’s faces when they are moving into a new home. First time home-buyers are especially elated, it’s a milestone rooted in the American dream. But, preparing to purchase a new home can be nerve racking process. Here are some things we suggest anyone […]

Decluttering Tips and Tricks the Pros Want You to Know

We are in the business of helping people keep their homes free of clutter, but we know that it’s one of those chores that often finds itself put off until another day (and then another, and another…). Even the mere mention of the word “declutter” will have most happy home owners running for the hills. […]

Turning Trash into Treasures Anew

Garage sales are a fun weekend pastime. It all stems from that thrill of uncovering the perfect treasure or that priceless artifact that you didn’t expect. But what of the often ignored junk that gets trashed the next day? Many of those frequently overlooked items are prizes in their own right. All that is needed […]

The 7 Worst Packing/Moving Mistakes (Almost) Everyone Makes

Trust us. We’ve been through enough boxes and have seen enough moves to know the what’s what of packing. Packing up a house, or moving is not something that can be done without any preparation. So if you are forecasting a move here are some things you’ll want to know to avoid, before you start […]

And then there were three

Don Herold said, “Babies are such a nice way to start people.” And they are. Smiles, soft skin, and giggles that make all the sleepless nights and poopy diapers worth it. If you live in a small house or apartment, adding a new member to your family can make arrangements sort of like a Tetris […]

Whistle While You Work

Spring is a beautiful time of year. Warmth, flowers, birds singing, allergies, the end of school, rain showers, etc. It is no accident that it is linked with cleaning. After a winter of being indoors and staying warm, you want to stretch and air out your life. Spring is just the time to do that. […]

Merging Lives and Furniture

Congratulations on saying “I do!” We all love a good romance. The initial meeting, first date, meeting each other’s crazy (awesome) families, deciding to put a ring on it, booking the church, and living happily ever after. “Happily ever after” of course including decisions on whose couch to keep, which TV looks better in the […]

Organized App-titude

We’re all about organization here at AA1 Self Storage. We want you to be well ordered and intentional with your possessions. You have to have a game plan for organization – it doesn’t just happen. One of the many, many benefits of modern technology is that it has made organization within reach, and we’re not […]

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