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Extra, Extra! Storage Units Offer Spacious Options When You Don’t Have Room At Home

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Let’s face it, we all wish we had extra room. To have less clutter at home, to store extra furniture, or to be more efficient by organizing business equipment to make your living space, well, more livable! Until you renovate, get a bigger home or move into an office space, there is a more affordable option to get that extra storage room without having to relocate!

Medium-Sized Storage Unit to Store Content of a One-Bedroom Apartment

organize clutter in storageDid you know that a 10′ x 10′ can fit the entire contents of a typical one-bedroom apartment? And yes, that includes major appliances such as a washer, dryer, refrigerator and furniture like a mattress and a couch! Depending on the size of your furniture and your packing skills, you may
also fit in an heirloom piece like a grandfather clock or couple of antique chests and cabinets.

A generously-sized space, a 10×10 unit is ideal for storing needs in-between moves that will require renting a space for a month or longer. It is also a convenient solution for businesses that have out grown their current storage capacity or are home-based requiring a more efficient way to organize and access their business equipment.

Affordable Storage Solutions for Businesses

Considered a medium-sized option in most facilities, a 10×10 self-storage unit offers a quick and easily accessible option for businesses to store extra supplies, boxes of paperwork, or bulky equipment. From home-based event planners to contractors who service a wide service area, vendors enjoy the convenience of having a centrally located space that is manageable in terms of organizing and rental rates.

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Event vendors have to keep up with the latest fads. Which means their list of supplies is always growing. Inflatable fun like bounce houses, Chiavari Chairs, large circular banquet tables, or centerpiece vases with elaborate fillers to decorate a large venue take up a lot of space but are also the key pieces of a party planners business. A good sized storage unit can be used to categorize and better manage the collection of themed decorations. Expensive and fragile items like the versatile glass vases that are used for so many different events can be securely stored without the risk of damage that often worries the budget-conscious planner working with highly sensitive brides. Additionally, a storage facility near their most frequented venues can cut down a lot of time, energy and stress when things don’t go as planned and a quick backup is needed.

vending machine equipment in storageVending Machine Equipment Storage

Local suppliers such as vending machine equipment providers deal with large, heavy equipment. Unsold machines and extra servicing parts can be stored in a 10 by 10 unit and moved easier into trucks for delivery from storage facilities that have drive-up access. There is also the added benefit of peace of mind when choosing a storage facility that is equipped with additional security options like 24/7 video surveillance or individual unit alarms and alerts so that your  expensive machines are not easy vandalism targets.

Business File Storage 

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Every business has years of records and paperwork that needs to be stored. Even with the expanding need to go paperless, many businesses know how crucial having hard copies of important agreements can be in potential legal proceedings or if their company computers are hacked or infected with a virus. While the need to access these documents is unlikely, if the need does arise, being able to dig up a file in 7 years of storage boxes can become a costly and time consuming task. Storage units are a simple way to place these boxes sorted by year. Businesses can use the space to create a system of discarding older files as they replace them with more recent year documents.

Photographers and Videographers

props studio storage spaceBackdrops, photo booths, set furniture, studio props, lighting equipment and camera stands are all part of the creative workings of a photographer or videographer. For professionals who spend so much time on the road between events or shoots, being able to quickly provide a large selection of options to their clients means a better chance of securing a contract.

Storing Surplus Inventory

Keeping up with demands with on-hand inventory can be daunting, especially with unpredictable customer preferences. Storing additional inventory by stocking up gives owners and managers the leeway to purchase supplies in the off-season (often times at lower prices!) in preparation for their peak season demands.

Storage Units in Ojai, California              

Getting that extra room at home may not be a practical option. Renting a storage unit that is sized comparable to a one bedroom apartment is possible! If you are lookinAll Storage Northwest Indoor Unitsg for a facility centrally located in Ojai, a 10×10 unit at Ojai Self Storage is currently renting at approximately $179 per month. To tour all storage unit options and to check on current space availability, rental rates, and promotions, contact an office manager at
(805) 646-8742 or visit the storage facility website.

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5 Top Tips to Save Moving Costs

by Paul Reynolds on SelfStorAll

Image1. Move Less Stuff.   The less there is the lower your moving coast. The most basic way to save on moving is don’t move so much stuff. Basically, purge, purge, purge.

2. Declutter in Steps. Tackle a room every few days and put things into donation and give away or garage sale piles. Almost anyone can reduce their possession by 20%.

3. Pack Yourself.  Pack most of your own things in boxes. By deciding to do this you can tell the moving companies to do estimates on basis they are moving not packing (except for covers and pads on large furnishings). Buy boxes and clean paper to pack. Start a few weeks in advance.

4. Plan Ahead.  Get some good moving checklists free on the web. Find one that fits you and your situation and use the list.  If followed these lists will save you both time and money.

5. Move at Off Times. If you are moving locally, consider moving during mid-month.  Moving companies are always busy at month’s end, but when business is slower some will lower rates. Just ask.

Top Tips About Packing the Awkward Things

by Paul Reynolds on SelfStorAll

Many of these hard-to-handle items require special preparation before moving day.

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  • Garden Tools: Pack small tools in boxes along with hoses. Tape long-handled tools together.
  • Power Tools/Tool Chests: Make sure all sharp edges or attachments are taped together and wrapped to prevent injury. Power tools should be packed with plenty of cushioning, and tool chests should be taped or tied securely.
  • Lawn  Furniture: If these pieces are too heavy or bulky to move intact, disassemble, put nuts and bolts in a plastic bag, tape to a furniture  piece, and tie the pieces together.
  • Bicycles: Loosen the handlebars and turn them sideways. Cover chains and pedals to keep oil and grease off other items.
  • Mirrors:  Wrap small mirrors in newspaper and pack them in boxes. Cover wall   mirrors, large paintings and other artwork with cardboard, tape securely, and stand them along the sides of the truck or if they fit, inside wardrobe boxes.
  • Lawnmowers, edger’s etc.: Empty gasoline from all tanks and check for oil leaks     
  • Rugs: Roll up carpets and throw rugs with rope or tape.
  • Valuables: Keep your valuables with you throughout your move.

Using self storage units to store your libations

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Some people collect model cars or antique coins, while others choose to indulge in extending their wine or beer collection. However, there comes a point when trying to fit 10 growlers of Kern Citra IPA in your fridge along with your case of Pliny the Elder won’t cut it – that’s where self storage comes in. Located in beautiful Ojai, California 93023, Ojai Self Storage provides fantastic customer service and top of the line self storage units.

Ojai Self Storage’s site is fenced and lit, with professional management on-site. Furthermore, each unit has top of the line digital video surveillance and door alarms to provide thorough security and to give you peace of mind. We provide you with your own individual code for use with the controlled gate access system for secure entry from 6 am – 8 pm, 7 days a week.

Ojai Self Storage takes pride in their customer service. Our helpful storage experts are on site to help you. They can answer your questions ranging from what kind of payment plan is right for you, to helping you determine what size storage unit is best for your needs and budget. All major credit cards are accepted, as well as personal check and cash, so making a payment is easy. Furthermore, our E-commerce software gives you the convenience of accessing your account online, so you can pay your rent from the comfort of your own home. New customers can rent or reserve a storage unit online, and existing tenants can view account history and payment history through our secure connection with only a few mouse clicks.

We have the best prices in the area. With hundreds of units in a variety of sizes, you’ll be sure to find something to suit your storage needs. Visit our website Ojai Self Storage or call us at 805-646-8742 today to reserve a unit!

The benefits of storage units for online businesses

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Online businesses are great because you can virtually reach anyone worldwide and you don’t need a brick and mortar store. One of the downsides of running an online business is that you have to carry inventory and manage storage. While renting an office space is a good idea to house inventory, it can also be costly and a waste of space if your inventory is too small to fill the entire area. A cheaper alternative would be to check out the unit sizes we have available at “Ojai Self Storage”.  I would suggest choosing a local self storage facility, as carrying inventory back and forth can be strenuous. We are located in beautiful Ojai, CA 93023.

Not only are storage units affordable, but they are usually paid for on a monthly basis, which makes it much easier for you to gauge whether you’ll need your storage unit that next month or not for extra inventory. Additionally, many self storage facilities offer a wide variety of sizing options, which is great if you only have a certain amount of inventory and need a particular sized unit. Furthermore, many self storage facilities have a controlled gate access system for secure entry. There is no need for you to worry about your items being stolen because with controlled gate accessibility, the only person who can get into your storage unit is you. Lastly, many self storage facilities offer climate controlled units, to protect against severe temperature changes and fight moisture, which will fully protect your inventory.

Clear out your home garage and check out our storage units now!

Summer turns into Fall with the help of extra inventory

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Summertime is around the corner, but for retail businesses, this means one thing:  Fall Collection. Having worked in retail myself, I can tell you that beyond having seasonal appropriate clothing, clothing stores also get the next season’s collection in early and where do you think they’re going to store that extra inventory?

There comes a point where the back of the clothing store can no longer take all the extra retail in all those boxes and you have to find an alternative. As a retail business, if you transfer your extra inventory to another branch of your business, then your branch is losing money. A better suggestion for housing your extra inventory would be to check out the unit sizes available at “Ojai Self Storage“. We have a wide variety of storage units to fit the needs of large and small business.  Our storage facility is conveniently located in Ojai, CA, 93023.

Storage units are convenient for retail business owners with extra inventory. This is because they are rented on a monthly basis, which makes it less costly for business owners who don’t know the amount of time they will need to house this extra inventory. Additionally, storage units come in a wide variety of sizes to suit your needs, so whether you’re housing a few boxes or a whole season’s worth of clothing, you have choices. Furthermore, many self storage units offer climate controlled storage units. Climate control protects against severe temperature changes and fights moisture, which will help to preserve your clothing.

Give those buckling shelves in your stock room a break and check out our storage units today! 

Summer plans for your self storage?

As we approach summertime, countless 20 something year olds are wondering “what am I going to do with my belongings over the summer?” There is always the option of “Mom and Dad’s Storage Unit” aka the family garage or attic, however, what if you don’t have that choice? What if your mom and dad converted that garage into a new gym (now that you’re not around, they have time to exercise!) and you have no space for all of your acquired belongings? That’s where self storage units come in. Not only are self storage units affordable but they are convenient too.

Having a self storage unit would be great to store last year’s text books, seasonal clothing, old trophies and any other items that don’t fit within your dorm. If you can find a self storage facility located close to your college, you can easily go back and forth between your unit and your dorm room, saving you the long trip of driving to mom and dad’s house. Additionally, it’s your storage unit, so you can organize it any way you like and more importantly, mom is not going to come in and “re-arrange some things” so it looks cleaner.

Just a tip: if you find yourself on a student budget, you can always rent a storage unit with your friends/dorm-mate and split the costs.

If you opt to rent a storage facility, please keep this information in mind:

  • Storage facilities, especially near large campuses, get booked fast as summer approaches, so make plans to reserve a unit well in advance.
  • Do not just throw your items inside the storage unit. Properly organize your belongings in labeled boxes so that you have easy accessibility to what you need to find.
  • Leave room in boxes of clothing for ventilation. Also, do not forget to wash your clothes after recovering them from the storage unit.

Check out your options for storage units at our storage facility: https://ecom.quikstor.com/OjaiSelfStorage/ShowAvailableUnits.aspx