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I’m packing in the rain, just packing in the rain

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It’s that rainy season again and sometimes we find that we have to pack or unpack a storage unit under such conditions. Many storage facilities have built-in drains to facilitate the water away from the doors, which is extremely helpful, and here are a few ideas to best help with such a scenario:

**Hand cart, Dolly … Wheel it all at once! A lot of facilities have hand carts and dollies for tenant use, you just have to ask the manager! This helps immensely with moving in rain or shine, but above all when having to move in and out in the rain. Put them all on the dolly or hand carts and cover them when wheeling to and from your vehicle.

** Tarps. Tarps are the best method to completely protect your items from the rain and they are reasonably priced at local hardware stores. Cover up all items before wheeling them out into the rain and they’ll stay dry.

** Rent a unit you can drive up next to, that way you can access the unit during the wet season and not have to worry too largely about getting your items wet. Look for a unit that has drive up access instead of a hallway.

**Cloth / old sheet.  Cover your items with old clothes, old sheets, old towels, anything old that you can use to cover your items and protect them from the rain and water damage!

** Waterproof Plywood sheets.    Placing the waterproof plywood sheets on the ground can help with moving in and out, especially if you can’t have a dolly or a hand cart and you want to make sure that your items do not come in contact with the wet ground.

**Wear Rain clothes/ Warm Clothes.  Wearing appropriate attire is nearly half the battle when loading and unloading in the rain. You don’t want to risk getting soaking wet when loading or unloading a unit!

**Bring an Umbrella Large umbrellas can help cover smaller items as you carry them in and out of the unit, while also keeping you dry!

For the best storage in San Diego, CA, SuperStorage San Diego is the perfect location to store all your belongings in self storage. Staff is friendly and helpful, and they offer all important amenities needed for safe and secure storage. Call SuperStorage San Diego today for more information at (619) 262-2828. Or visit the website at (http://www.superstoragesandiego.com/).

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Vehicle Storage Tips for Winter

While Winter in Southern California may be warmer than what the rest of the nation is experiencing, it is still important to note essentials when storing vehicles in the wintertime. It’s always important to find a dry location to store the vehicle, or at least a location that does not experience high amounts of moisture. Moisture can lead to fungal problems, among other things, that wear and tear on the vehicle.  A simple tip is to always cover the vehicle with a tarp or vehicle-covers to prevent sun damage to exterior and interior. Also putting tire covers helps to prevent dry rot and cracks which commonly occur when a vehicle sits unused for a while.

It’s also highly recommended to change the oil before storage for the fact that oil is chemically stable for an entire year while sitting in the engine. After that, the nature of the oil begins to disintegrate and could cause problems for the engine, which is why if you plan on storing your vehicle in a storage facility for longer than a year to go ahead and fog the engine. Fogging is done by spraying Fogging Oil (found in most hardware stores) into spark plug holes while turning the engine to ensure the oil coat is evenly spread across engine surfaces. This helps to prevent rust, corrosion, and the engine seizing up in storage.

Another essential tip for storing your vehicle for long periods of time is to put fuel stabilizer in the gas tank a day or two before placing the vehicle in storage so that the stabilizer can flow through the entire fuel system which helps in preserving the gasoline. Products such as Seafoam and Sta-Bil will do the trick. It is very important to fill the entire gasoline tank before storage to preserve the tank as condensation of water vapor on any exposed tank walls could lead to oxidation and damage. All fluids, especially anti-freeze, should also be topped up when placing vehicle in storage.

Some individuals suggest on removing their battery when putting their vehicles in storage and leaving the battery on a maintainer at their home to best preserve the battery’s integrity, but of course this is on a case-by-case basis as some vehicles require the battery to stay connected to the car at all times in order to preserve the computer memory and modules. Speaking to a dealership or expert on the car’s make and design would provide the best answer in regards to this.

For the best storage in San Diego, SuperStorage San Diego is the perfect location to store your household items and even vehicle storage. Storage Units as low as $73 per month  and is affordable, safe, and prime in its amenities. For more information, call SuperStorage San Diego at 619-262-2828 or visit the website at (http://www.superstoragesandiego.com/).

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New Year, New Resolution: Storage

2016 brings a new year and with all new years, there are exciting and endless possibilities! The world is our oyster! With the new year comes new resolutions and sticking to the resolutions is definitely a year’s effort!

One common New Year’s resolution is to become more organized at home. This could be remedied by placing unused items into storage. A lot of times we discover that we have important items that we store in our home that are taking up much-needed space, but that we hardly ever use. Family heirlooms are one great example. Another great example is old toys and items from growing children that are too sentimental to part with. Placing these items into self-storage units could free up space in the home to refine the organization.

Self-storage allows for peace of mind because the items are stored safely and can be accessed year-round. And having the extra space in the house will make it feel like your home is bigger. You can Feng Shui your home and make it feel brand new for the new year!

A great tip is that small, closet sized units are very affordable and a great way to store items, including holiday and seasonal items, that are only needed at specific times in the year. SuperStorage San Diego has closet-sized units starting at under $60 per month for convenient and affordable storage. For more information on Storage in San Diego, CA, call Super Storage San Diego at (619) 262-2828. Or visit the website at (http://superstoragesandiego.com/).

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Pinterest Favorites: Winter Holiday!

Pinterest Favorites: Winter Holidays!

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Christmas is one holiday that people seem to pull out all the stops for. Decorating, gifts, music, Christmas trees, the whole bit! For a lot of people, the more money you save, the better. DIY projects are a great way to accomplish adorable gifts, decorations and what have you without spending a fortune.

Christmas is a haven for projects, here are a few of our favorite Holiday boards:

These are great DIY boards full of fun ideas to decorate your home:

Fun little make your own Snowman projects:

For those of you with little ones, Santa Sacks!:

Who doesn’t love food? 😉 Here are a few boards for dinner & desert ideas:

Dinner Time:

Desserts & Treats:

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Winter Storage Tips!

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With the winter season starting to get into full swing, you may want to think about storing all those summertime items in a self storage facility. Here are a few tips to make sure your transition from summer to winter is as seamless as possible:

1. Make sure all your items are in proper working condition before storing. Why? Making sure your belongings work before stashing them away for a few months will prevent you from having to remember about making repairs later down the line. Make life a little easier on yourself in the long run by taking a few extra minutes to make sure everything works properly.

2. Clean all your items before storing them. Cleaning your items and making sure they are completely dry is essential to the upkeep of your belongings. When the temperatures drop, the cold lurks in and any moisture can turn into ice.

3. Any tools that require gas to power them , be sure to empty the tanks! (lawnmowers, weed wackers, etc.)

4. If you plan on storing any clothing, be sure all items are thoroughly washed. Particles and stains left on your clothing can set into several months of storage. Cleaning the clothes also means that insects will be less likely to take up refuge in your sweaters.

Don’t forget to visit our website if you have any questions!

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Exciting new beginnings SuperStorage formerly known as Home Handy Storage!

                 

 

SuperStorage is proud to be the new operator of a local self storage icon, the former Home Handy Storage. Founded in 1977, it has served the community well; however, it is about to undergo a major renovation to enhance, upgrade and beautify features. SuperStorage will be automating gate access, enhancing security and expanding services, including extending access hours for all units. In addition, our staff, which lives onsite, is increasingly customer service oriented. So, let us take the stress out of your move into a storage unit. Call today for our SPECIALS and let us earn your business.

Remember, all of our units are at ground level (NO ELEVATORS OR STAIRS TO CLIMB), we offer inside and drive-up units, security cameras record activity onsite 24/7, we have sizes small to large, some with 24 hour access, and we sell boxes and moving supplies. We are conveniently located on Home Avenue, at Euclid Avenue, near the intersections of I – 805, I – 15 and Hwy 94.

Flexible payment options to make it easy to manage your account. SuperStorage accepts Cash, Check, Money Orders, Visa, MasterCard and Discover. You can pay online through our website, set up for auto-payment or pay over the phone (when you have presented your bank card in person the first time).

We realize that you have many choices for self storage in San Diego and that’s why we work so hard to exceed expectations. Let us help you by making the rental process smooth and easy. Call now for our current specials! We are here and ready to serve.

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