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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. 

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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! 

  1. To avoid copious amounts of stress, start packing up to a month before the move. The more you pack up ahead of the date, the easier it’ll be for you to take care of other moving details and tasks as your deadline approaches. Start by packing one room at a time, and beginning with the rooms you use the least until you get to the high-trafficked parts of your home.
  2. Before the big move, stock up on supplies such as box cutters, permanent markers, packing tape, paper towels, and garbage bags. This will help you stay organized and make sure your items are packed securely.
  3. Other helpful equipment to look into includes moving blankets, straps and dollies to make lifting and shifting furniture easier. Be sure to clear a path to the door and put protective covering on the walls and flooring as an easy way to prevent dents and dings.
  4. Don’t overpack boxes, but make sure to prevent any large spaces if items still can fit. If a cushion is needed to protect valuables, using towels, cloths and even articles of clothing can work to fill up those spaces.
  5. When packing, try to keep your items together. It’s much easier when unpacking if you keep all kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom essentials together. Be sure to either label or color code the boxes to note what rooms the items are for.
  6. Works of art are a common and tricky thing to pack. Our experts suggest making an X with masking tape across the glass to not only strengthen and reinforce it, but also hold it together if it potentially shatters. Wrap the pictures in bubble wrap or paper and put them in a frame box, which is a special moving box with a piece of cardboard between each frame for a cushion. Another tip to keep in mind is to make sure not to wrap oil paintings in regular paper as it’ll stick together and smudge.
  7. If you’re not working with a team of movers, getting a moving truck with a ramp is a must. Even if renting a truck without one seems like the cheapest option, the struggle with getting all the furniture up and in the truck can add hours of backbreaking labor to your move.
  8. Many people feel that the most challenging part of the packing process is deciding what to keep or throw out. If it has been a prolonged period of time since you used something that can be an indicator that it might be time to sell or donate it. Be sure to ask yourself if a piece of furniture that’s on the larger side is also something that is worth moving to a new house, too.
  9. One of the more important tips on packing is being able to detach yourself from any emotions or sentimental value when deciding to keep or toss an item. A popular option to get rid of things is to host a moving sale, and it’s an easy way to make money for items that are still in excellent condition.
  10. With packing taking up so much time, a moving sale may not be feasible. Instead, another time saving option is to donate your items to places such as Goodwill or other thrift stores that take furniture and/or clothing. The local library may also be interested in any old books in excellent condition, too!

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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!

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Is your business space getting cluttered with paperwork that you never use but can’t get rid of? Or maybe your growing business is starting to feel cramped because of all the things you’ve accumulated since opening your doors. Whatever is making your office or workplace feel small and uncomfortable, a Reno storage unit can help get your space back. Not only are they cost-effective, a bonus to any business owner, but they can also help your business grow and prosper more rapidly. Take a look below at all the ways a self-storage unit can benefit your business. 

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Store Sales Materials and Supplies

Marketing samples and extra sales materials can take up a lot of space in your office that you could be utilizing for other business needs. Rather than let paperwork and goodies take up an entire corner, or more, in your office, store it away in a business storage unit. Our self-storage units are easily accessible and completely secure. Not only will your important documents and supplies be safe in our units, but you’ll get the space back that you need to run an efficient and productive business. 

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Store Paper Documents

Most businesses require that official documents are kept for a certain amount of time before they can be disposed of or destroyed. Usually, this paperwork is kept as a precautionary measure and the papers are rarely looked at after their done being used. Paperwork like this can take up huge amounts of space in your office and get in the way of other necessary office supplies. Fortunately, a business storage unit helps keep these important files secure and out of your way. And if you do ever need to access them, our storage units allow you to easily and conveniently get to your documents as often as you need.  

Store Office and Work Equipment

If you’re in the process of moving or remodeling, or simply don’t have space for some of your office or work equipment, then a business storage unit may be the solution you need. Ample Storage offers temporary storage to businesses so they can store their belongings securely, without being tied down to a lengthy contract. And with easy access to your equipment, you won’t have to worry about putting commonly used equipment in storage.  Reno Storage Unit

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We understand the stress that comes with moving to a new building, having a cluttered workspace or unexpected business hardships, and we strive to make that transition as smooth as possible for you. We offer competitive prices and prioritize the safety and security of your belongings. Connect with us to see what business storage unit sizes we have available and get your space back!

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Getting cheap storage in Reno can help your business cut down extra and unnecessary storage expenses. Every business should look for affordable and convenient storage solutions to achieve greater profit for their company. Ample Storage can help you free up space in your business for the things (and people!) that matter.

If you are looking for cheap storage in Reno, NV, here is what you need to keep in mind:

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To make things easier for you when searching for cheap storage units in Reno NV, a good company to rely on is Ample Storage. It is a company committed to innovating the way people use storage units. Apart from the units being affordable, the company offers great customer support, renting options and state-of-the-art security. Call us today to claim your Reno storage unit!


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Look, you’re storing your items for a reason: they still have value to you, but there’s just not enough room at home. The keyword here is “value.” Whether sentimental or just plain expensive, your items need to be kept in the best possible shape while being stored. And while Ample Storage may be the best option when it comes to self storage in Reno, NV, there are certain things you can do to ensure your stuff stays in great shape. Planning for self storage can might be a great way to protect your items and save you some time later on.

Here are three ways you can keep your stored items in peak condition:

Don’t over-pack your boxes:

The box isn’t full unless you can’t close the top, right? Wrong! Over-packing your boxes for storage can cause serious damage to the items being crushed at the bottom of the pile, and not to mention, your back! You want to get the job done quickly and easily, that’s totally understandable. But by taking those few extra minutes to fill a few more boxes could be the difference between pristinely kept goods, and a storage unit filled with broken pieces along with a trip to the chiropractor.

Label everything:

You may have had a clear plan in mind when you were packing up all your things for storage, but chances are once you pulled down and locked that steel door, you left all that organization and planning behind, too. So, to safely avoid having to unpack everything to find that one thing, label all sides of your boxes so they are clearly visible and legible. By taking time to label your items, you can be in, out, and on with life in minutes instead of hours.

Elevate, elevate, elevate:

Moisture is going to be your biggest enemy in storing your items. Moisture-retaining cement floors, paired with the always unpredictable weather patterns of Reno, Nevada, make for an ongoing battle with water damage. One way to avoid having to repurchase your water damaged items is to keep them elevated for the duration of their stay in storage.

Get your hands on some wooden pallets, or repurpose some old furniture to keep things safely off the floor, and save yourself the heartache of having to find new things to replace the old things you were keeping in a dark room for the foreseeable future.

Store electronics in original packaging: One of the benefits of purchasing electronics is that the packaging they come with are specifically designed to protect them from the elements—and the occasional clumsy deliveryman. So do yourself a favor, and be sure to hold on to the boxes, and foam, and bubble wrap, and be assured that your goods will be kept in great condition while being stored.

We hope these planning for self storage tips help with your next move. Happy packing!


It is not difficult to be bursting at the brim with excitement when a new child is coming into your life. Baby planning can be a pure joy, but it also comes with challenges for parents who need to make room. Whether you are on your first or third round of baby planning, it typically means you need more space and could probably use an affordable storage unit.

Save the Fuss & Find a Storage UnitPreparing for a baby.

Converting the spare room as part of your nursery planning means you must create space elsewhere to hold unused furniture or decorations, like a self-storage unit or another unused room in the house. Similarly, making room for baby may require an overhaul of your soon-to-be-occupied storage room, which means relocating boxes and bins of items you may need in the future. Nursery planning can be made quite a bit easier with the convenience of a self-storage unit and a detailed checklist for what needs to happen to make preparing for first baby a smooth process.

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Storing special items, affordable storage unitBefore you start baby planning within your home, carefully select an affordable storage unit in your area that will meet your baby storage needs. If you are living in the Reno, NV area, Ample Storage has great options in affordable storage units. The furniture used in your spare bedroom won’t work well for your newest family addition in the beginning, but will most likely be used again once the baby gets older. Likewise, the boxes and bins you have kept in your storage space that will soon become your nursery do not need to be foregone altogether simply to make room. Your self-storage unit can hold all of these items and allow you easy access when you need them again. This reduces the amount of clutter in your home, and creates a comfortable, welcoming environment for your new child.

Store for the Next Little Onemaking room for the baby

If you are planning to have more children, or simply want to hang on to those precious items that remind you of your baby’s formative years, self-storage can quickly be shifted to a baby storage space as time goes on. The following items are common for parents to keep in a secured self-storage unit:

Create (and Follow) Your Nursery Planning ChecklistNew baby room.

Once your self-storage unit is acquired and you have determined what room you will use for your new child’s nursery, you can start to work on your to-do list. Tasks should include a full cleaning of your nursery space, and new low or no-fume paint to match your planned décor. You will also need to plan the layout of your new nursery based on the baby furniture you plan to use, but remember not to pack the room full. Leave space for yourself and for your child, and keep items organized by using small bins or baskets to hold wipes, diapers and clothes. Finally, baby-proof not only your nursery setting but the remainder of your home by covering outlets and softening sharp corners on furniture, and creating space for your baby to grow.

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The use of a self-storage unit when planning a baby can make the process far less stressful for you and your new baby. Decluttering the nursery space and other living areas of your home establishes a welcoming environment for your newest family member. Your self-storage unit can also be used as baby storage in years to come, making the transition from newborn to toddler and beyond that much easier.

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