Did you know that one in five households move to a new place every year? If you’re planning to settle down in a brand new home, you might be curious about when is the best time to do so.
Peak moving season is typically described as the time between the months of June and August but can begin as early as April or end in late October. This timeframe is usually when college students are moving out of their dorms and apartments and potentially finding new ones. Additionally, many families with K-12-aged children want to make sure they’re fully settled in and familiar with the area by the time the new school year starts.
The spring through fall seasons makes for a much better time to move than the winter and holiday season. Who wants to stress about major holidays and family gatherings in addition to moving or looking for long term storage?
Moving is not going to be easy, but it doesn’t need to be a miserable time either. So many things need to be accounted for during the moving process, whether it’s hiring movers, making lists, planning ahead for utilities or schools, and closing on your house. Getting a plan in place has worked wonders for a lot of people when it comes to leaving your old home and settling into the new one. By avoiding these common moving mistakes and planning ahead, you can prepare better for the unexpected and make things run more smoothly.
At Ample Storage, we’ve been helping Northern Nevadans store their valuables since 1987 and have considered your convenience and security first. This also applies to the packing process too, because we’ve been around long enough to know what works and what doesn’t!
Here are some additional tips on moving:
Downsizing when moving is important, and if you’re looking to move some items into storage until you’re ready to use them at your new home, consider using our storage services to keep them safe. Ample Storage has a variety of storage unit sizes with sizes ranging from 5x5 and 20x20.
Free up space in the moving truck and get organized today. Our team looks forward to being a part of your new journey!
If you’ve ever loaded or unloaded a storage unit, then you know just how difficult it can be. The heavy lifting and constant walking back and forth are exhausting. Whether you have several small items or a few large items to transfer over, drive-up storage access would make the process a lot easier. Not only would you have a shorter distance to carry your belongings, but it’s all-around more convenient to have your vehicle on-hand during this time. Reno Ample Storage offers drive-up storage access to its guests for simple, trouble-free moving.
Drive-up storage units function similarly to garages in which guests are able to pull their vehicle right up next to the storage unit. These units are located outdoors, but the concrete buildings and metal roofs are designed to keep your items safe and secure. It’s important to be aware that outdoor storage units don’t offer climate control, so any items you put in these units may be affected by changes in temperature and weather. But, if easy, convenient storage is what you’re looking for, consider renting a unit from a storage facility that offers drive-up access.
When it comes to self-storage, you may expect to have to carry your items a far distance, which can take up much of your time and energy. Recognizing the need for a simpler way to move and store belongings, especially larger items, drive-up storage is the perfect solution. Drive-up storage access is extremely convenient for guests for the following reasons:
Anyone looking for a convenient, easy self-storage solution may benefit from drive-up storage access. Some of the most common customers we see in need of drive-up access include business owners, vehicle owners, and homeowners.
Now that you know how drive-up storage works, check out your local self-storage facility, Reno Ample Storage for information about our units! We provide the Reno, NV area with safe and secure self-storage options for both short-term and long-term needs. With several updated security features and on-site staff, we are committed to keeping your personal belongings safe. Not only are we safe, but we’re also affordable and convenient.
Whether you’re moving or have extra belongings to store, consider Reno Ample Storage. Reduce your clutter while still keeping your possessions in good shape and stored away with our drive-up storage access.
Storage units are most commonly used to keep unwanted items out of your home, but there are many other reasons one might seek out the use of a storage unit. Not only do storage facilities help free up space in your home or business, but they also give you the freedom and flexibility to do what you want with your belongings when you’re ready. With our temporary or long-term storage options, you can rent a self-storage unit for as long as you need. And keeping your items with us ensures that they stay safe thanks to our 24/7 security. Whether you’re moving to a new home and need somewhere to put your unused items or just need to keep some seasonal business items away for a bit, a self-storage unit is just the solution you’re looking for.
If you’re like many others who simply just have too much stuff, then you may want to consider getting yourself a storage unit. Self-storage units are great for storing away unwanted or unused household items. They’re also a great solution for families or individuals that are moving and need a temporary place to store their things. Moving is already a stressful event due to the disturbances in your daily life and the hassle of packing. Fortunately, a self-storage unit makes moving easy.
Businesses can also benefit from storage facilities in many situations. Self-storage units provide a convenient and affordable solution for unused items that you’re not able to part with yet. Most companies utilize storage services for archived paperwork that legally can’t be thrown away for some time and for storage of stock overflow. Whether you’re looking to declutter the office or need somewhere to store all your extra product, look to a storage facility for help,
We provide the Reno, NV area with safe and secure storage options for both short-term and long-term needs. With several updated security features and on-site staff, we are committed to keeping your personal belongings safe. Not only are we safe, but we’re also affordable and convenient. Whether you’re moving or have extra belongings to store, consider Ample Storage. Reduce your clutter while still keeping your possessions in good shape and stored away with our self-storage units.
When storing sensitive and important documents, we want our customers to have the peace of mind that they will be safe and secure. Even in this increasingly digital age, secure document storage for businesses is essential.
It’s necessary to keep important information, but often the boss’ office and the extra storage closet just isn’t enough. Keep reading this blog to explore information about document storage for businesses and our tips and tricks for organization.
When looking for a good storage unit for your important documents, security should be your number one priority. Ample Storage is equipped with many security features that will keep you and your storage unit safe.
Our safety features include:
In addition to our security features, customers are able to use their own lock and use a safe or locked file cabinet to store their documents.
Here at Ample Storage, we offer a multitude of different unit sizes. For document storage for businesses, we recommend our 5’x5’ unit. It’s our smallest unit that’s about the size of a closet. It can hold small furniture, a large tool chest, a small quad and several boxes—which should be more than enough for your documents.
We have a few unit organization tips that will help you maximize your storage space to ensure everything is easily accessible and safe.
Before you even start packing things up, we recommend taking a full inventory of what you will be storing in your unit. Create an inventory list, and make copies so you will know exactly what you will have in there.
After you have tabs on your full inventory, be sure to label. This can save loads of time digging through your unit looking for one specific document. Whether you’re using boxes, storage containers or file cabinets be sure to put labels on what is going in.
If possible, create digital backups of every document you will be storing. We do guarantee that your items will be secure, but having backups could save you in the long run.
Pack light, tight and efficiently
Now for the fun part, the actual packing! You can use just about anything to store your documents—boxes, plastic containers, binders, etc—but we recommend using locking, fire retardant safes or filing cabinets.
While packing try to keep it light and store similar documents together. When loading your unit pay close attention to how it’s organized because eventually you’ll have to get things out. Put the documents you will probably never need in the back, and the ones you could possibly need in the front. Locating your documents will never be easier!
Hopefully this blog has aided you in your process of document storage for businesses. We want to keep our customers fully informed about our features and continue to add storage tips straight from the experts! Contact us today for any questions or to secure your unit.