San Angelo Storage Articles
Fur rugs can be quite valuable. If you happen to have a fur rug...but you no longer want it in your house, take it to Storage San Angelo! Check out these general guidelines for storing your fine fur rugs.
Environment - Remember that be best storage environment for anything is cool, dark, and dry! Fur rugs are no exception! Heat and moisture can cause significant damage and mold on your rugs! Don't let that happen to you! If your rug contains the fur of an extinct or highly endagered animal, you might want to consider renting a climate-controlled storage unit.
Containers - The best container for a fur rug is plastic and air tight! Make sure the rug is completely dry before placing it inside of the container. Any moisture on the rug will be trapped inside the container with the rug! You may also want to place a block of cedar wood inside of the container to repel insects.
Placement - You can place the containers with the rugs near or on the ground in your storage unit. The containers should not be in direct light. Also make sure that the containers will remain relatively cool all of the time.
Now you can stop being SO disappointed because your lawn mower is taking up space in your garage. Here are some tips for preparing your lawn mower for an extended stay in San Angelo Storage!
-First you need to make sure the storage environment is cool and dry. Heat and moisture could infiltrate your precious lawn mower and tear it apart. Your lawn mower should do fine in a regular storage unit. However, if you really care about your lawn mower more than you care about your car, consider getting a climate controlled storage unit. Climate controlled units will preserve your lawn mower in the best possible way.
-Next, prep the lawn mower for storage! If you want it to run just fine when you get it out of storage, you need to do these things! Add a fuel stabalizer to the gasoline tank. This will keep the gasoline left in the lawn mower from going "bad." Run the engine for about 5 minutes to make sure the stabalizer is all throughout the fuel lines. Remove the spark plug and add a little bit more oil. Try cranking it a few times to get the oil moving through the engine.
-Lastly, place your lawn mower inside of your self storage unit. Make sure that in a place that would recieve minimal water damage if your storage unit were to flood. The lawn mower should also not be in direct sunlight. Hopefully there isn't any sunlight inside of your storage unit!
Have you tried moving that 7200 pound dresser by yourself? Do you frequently experience back pain when lugging your furniture to and from Storage San Angelo? It's just not working! Today, we're happy to bring you the wonderful news about furniture sliders!
Furniture sliders are small round objects that you place underneath each leg of the piece of furniture that you need to move. After you have your furniture sliders in place, simply push or pull your furniture with ease across the floor! Wow! The secret is in the sliders' low friction plastic material. Most furniture sliders are functional on almost any surface!
Now I know what you're thinking: "What is this life changing invention going to cost me?" Stop thinking and start SLIDING! The average price for any sort of furniture slider is UNDER $20. Stop the presses! NOW THAT'S A DEAL! You can find furniture sliders at any furniture or hardware store. You can also try watching TV any time between 3 to 7 am to see about 35 infomercials for them as well.
Stop trying to hurt yourself getting things in and out of your self storage unit! SLIDE IT!
Silverware! It's what separates man from animals. Most of us prefer eating things off of silver utinsils rather than from our bare hands! If you just combined silverware with a new roommate or spouse, or your have an unhealthy obsession with collecting spoons, San Angelo storage is the perfect solution for you! Check out the following tips for proper storage of silverware!
First, you want to clean all of your silverware as much as possible! Just soak them in the sink or run them in the dishwasher. You don't really need to do anything particularly fancy to wash your silverware. That is, unless it's really REALLY fancy silverware. You'll have to do more research for proper care!
Next wrap all of your silverware inside of plastic sacks. This will help reduce environmental damage from extreme temperatures or moisture. Wrap the plastic around the silverware and try to squeeze as much air out as possible. Again, this will prevent the silverware from tarnishing!
Finally you're ready to place your silverware in your storage unit! Try to store your silverware off of the ground and in a covered area. If your storage unit were ever to flood, your silverware is done for! The best storage environment for storing is cool and dry! If you're really really concerned about the environmental damage to your precious silverware, consider getting a climate controlled storage unit!
Follow these steps to keep your silverware in tip top condition while it sits in storage! Storage Lubbock, Storage in Midland Tx and Self Storage Construction also contributed to this brilliantly written article.
Have you ever tried lifting a large object only to stand up in excrutiating pain? It's no fun for sure. Even the smallest of strains can put anybody out of commission for weeks at a time! Here are some great tips to help you avoid such hindering injuries!
Plan Ahead! Plan out your route from point A to point B after you have lifted an object. Ensure that the path is clear of objects that could potentially trip you up! Open doors, trunks, and storage units ahead of time so you don't have to put the object down more than once. Give yourself the most clear and easy path to your destination.
Position Yourself! When you approach an object that you would like to lift, position yourself as close to the object as possible. Once you are as close to the object as possible, place your feet shoulder width apart in preparation for your lift!
Time To Lift! Focus on keeping your back as straight as possible. DO NOT bend over to get closer to the object. Bend your knees to lower and raise your self from the ground. Once you have the object in your hands, use your legs and your legs only to raise yourself up.
Take Precautions! Assess the task before you. Always wear a back brace or some sort of support before excessivley lifting several objects! If you feel the object is too heavy for you to lift alone, get a friend to help you out!
You'll be able to avoid potential back strains and injuries by following these simple tips! This article is brought to you by Mini Storage Construction, Storage in Midland Tx, San Angelo Storage, and Self Storage Lubbock Texas!
Water is already scarce in West Texas. If any major catastrophe were to happen around this area, water could be completely unavailable. Here are some good tips for storing water in Storage San Angelo Tx.
First, find an appropriate environment to store your water in. Water, just like everything else, will be best preserved in a cool and dry place. If you're super concerned with the quality and preservation of your stored water, you may want to consider renting a climate controlled unit.
Once you have your storage location picked out, it's time to get some water. You should store at least 3 gallons of water per each person in your household. You can buy water pre bottled at the store, or you can fill some containers yourself! 2 Liter Soda bottles are perfectly acceptable to use. You will want to store 6 bottles per person in your house.
If you're using your own containers, make sure to completely seal, label, and date the bottle. Once you store these bottles, you should change them out every 6 months.
Hopefully you'll never have to use a stash of stored drinking water. But if you do, make sure your water is safe to drink. If there is any question about the purity of your water, try boiling it. Collected water vapor from boiled water will be distilled!
Just beyond our earth's atmosphere floats A LOT of junk! Ever since humans started space programs all over the world, there have been a lot of things blown into the sky! Here are some fun facts from Storage in Midland Tx and Storage San Angelo about all that junk!
Space junk or "space debris", are the things floating around the earth, leftover from old space launches or broken up asteroids. Scientists have recently estimated that the number of objects floating around the earth is in the tens of millions.
Ever since the 1980's, scientists and space officials have been concerned with the amount of space debris orbiting the earth. Scientists began innovating new ways to reduce the amount of space debris from sattelite and shuttle launches. By 2006 it was estimated that there were about 19,000 objects from launches orbiting the earth.
That's a lot of junk that would fill an unfathomable amount of storage space! Maybe someday we'll invent a giant space debris vacuum to clean everything up! Then we can store those huge vacuum bags inside of space self storage!
Someday, there might be a Storage San Angelo Tx facility floating in space. Except it might be named something like Space Angelo... Tx hahaha! How will self storage facilities work if there is no gravity?! Everything will float! Ah!
Also, over crowding in the home can be dangerous! Your risk of injury significantly increases if you have huge piles of junk sitting in your home or garage. What if you you have to climb to the top of one of those piles to get something? You could be buried alive in an avalanche of junk!
Last but not least, all of things you dont need could be wasting space in your house! That old refridgerator sitting in your garage could be removed to make way for a pool table or a new stationary bicycle! You could very well be limiting potential use for your living space!
Take a look around your house and your belongings. Decide between what you still absolutely need and what you could do without. Then separate the things you don't necessarily need into two groups: things that can go into storage, and things you could throw away or donate.
Once you've determined what you're going to store, give Storage San Angelo Tx a call! We'll be happy to store your things for you! From everyone in the West Texas Self Storage Club, (including Storage Midland Tx, Lubbock Storage Units, and Mini Storage Construction!) have a great weekend!
Storage units can be a hazardous place for just about anybody. When anyone enters a storage unit, they must be careful and cautious to stay out of harm's way. Here are some tips for staying safe inside your San Angelo storage unit!
First excersise caution when loading your storage unit with your belongings. Don't over pack boxes until they are too heavy. Boxes should be filled until the box weighs a maximum weight of 25-35 pounds.When picking up and moving boxes, lift with your legs and not your back.
Don't stack your belongings and boxes too high. Try to stack the boxes where every item is easily accessible to just about anyone. Remember to place the heavier boxes closer to the gound. The lighter boxes should be placed higher in ther stacks.
If you are removing a box from a stack, don't pull anything from the middle section. Remove the top boxes until you reach the box you would like to remove. Think back to your days of playing Jenga. Make sure that the stack is always secure and stable before removing any boxes.
The same thing applies to shelving. Place heavier items on shelves lower to the ground. Don't build your shelving so high that you can't reach anything!
Another way of increasing safety at Storage San Angelo is to label everything inside of the unit. It is very safe to know what is inside of a box or container before you even open it!
Let's store clothes! You can avoid a lot of headaches and sorrow by reading these tips for properly storing clothing!
Environment - The best environment for storing anything (clothing included) should be cool, dar, and dry. Sunlight and heat can cause a whole bunch of problems. Discoloration, pests, and mold are just some of the problems direct sunlight and heat can cause. If you would like to keep your clothes safely stored for an extended ammount of time, you might consider renting a climate controlled storage unit. This will ensure that no environmental factors could damage your stored clothing.
Packing - There are a number of ways to pack your clothes for storage. You should avoid using vaccum bags or bags that have air tight seals. These bags can crush furs and delicate fabrics. They can also trap in moisture thus causing mold. For hanging garments, use non rust hangars. You can hang these clothes inside wardrobe boxes, which come with a pre-installed bar for hanging items. When packing clothes into boxes, start with the heavier clothes on the bottom. Then use lighter clothing as you get closer to filling the box. You can also use certain products to absorb moisture in your boxes and wardrobe boxes. This will reduce the chance of mildew or mold in your stored clothing.
These are just some very general tips for packing and storing clothes. If you're concerned about the well being of an extra delicate piece of clothing, consult a tailor or the designer's webstie. These tips will help preserve your clothes in their current condition! Keep checking back for more storage news and tips from Storage San Angelo!
If you're a liscenced doctor or hospital practicing in the state of Texas, you probably already know that you need to keep past patient's records.
Texas HIPPA law states that doctors must hold on to patient records for 7 years after the last treatment was provided. If the patient is a minor, the doctor must keep the records until the patient turns 21 or for 7 years, whichever is longer.
The same set of laws also states that hospitals keep past patient medical records for at least 10 years after the date of last treatment. If the patient is a minor, the hospital must hold the records until the patient is 20 years old or for 10 years, whichever is longer.
If a care provider chooses to keep past patient records in storage, they must take extra precautions to protect those files. These precautions should include everything from a higher security facility to a highly rated lock for the unit.
As a patient, you should be familiar with the ammount of time a doctor keeps your medical records. Most care-providers hold on to your records for 7 years after the date of your last treatment.
You also have the right to request to see or obtain copies of your records as long as your doctor has them.
If you are going to store your own medical records in self storage, make sure to take every precaution available. Store your sensitive documents in a place with security measures that you are comfortable with.
Obviously, these are just the most basic guidelines for storing medical records. Check with your own doctor, insurance company, and state guidelines to get the most specific information for storing medical records.
The first thing we need to figure out is the cubic volume of the Nepal giant. By using the formula for the volume of a cone, we can get somewhere in the general area of the correct figure.
After doing some serious number crunching and using the internet for some added reassurance; the volume of Mt Everest is somewhere around 2413 cubic kilometers! That means 2,413 cubes with a side length of 1 km can fit INSIDE of Everest!
Now let's try to apply that to some real life objects.
If I did some math right, I think approximately
25,628,457,737,510 (25.6 TRILLION) King Size Matresses can fit inside Mt. Everest.
2,303,808 (2.3 MILLION!) Empire State Buildings can fit inside Mt. Eversest
170,428,581,549,754 (170 TRILLION) Mid Sized Mini Fridges can fit inside Mt. Everest
Let me say this before I begin. You should not store your pool table. Think about all the fun times you had around that thing! Think of all the glorious games you've played over the years! Think of the KIDS!
Oh what's that? There's no room for it anymore? You trip over it every night on your way to a midnight snack? You don't have kids? Oh okay. Put it in San Angelo storage then!
Here are some tips to keep your pool table in primo condition while it lives in storage.
The first thing to be concerened with is the temperature of the the surroundings. In this west Texas climate, anything is possible. You may want to consider a climate controlled unit for your pool table. The temperature of the unit should stay between 55 and 80 degrees farenheit.
Next, you should clean the pool table as thoroughly as possible. Try using a lint roller on the felt playing surface. Wipe down the legs and body with a cloth to remove dust and debris. This will reduce the chance of mold or damage such as scratches.
After the table has been cleaned so much it shines, wrap the entire thing in plastic. You should wrap the body and the legs separately. Then you re wrap everything in cloth. This will guarantee that the table is safe from being damaged (within reason) while moving or sitting storage.
A pool table is a beautiful thing. If you really must let it go, you can count on Storage San Angelo to keep it safe until you get it back in your life.
Well if you’ve gone outside anywhere in the northern hemisphere recently, you probably realized you wont need your snowboard for another 3 or 4 months. Save space in your house by throwing it in your San Angelo storage! Now I know not a lot of people in west Texas own snowboards. But if you’re one of the few, here’s some helpful advice on how to properly store your snowboard.
First you want to loosen the screws on your bindings. This may not make a difference but it doing this guarantees your bindings wont warp your board in the hot weather.
Then you should wax the board without scraping or polishing. Doing so will fill in the existing dings and dents you may have accumulated over the last season. This will also prevent the body from warping Leave the initial coat just in case of any funky changes due to temperature. Just wait to scrape and polish until you get it out of storage for another season.
There is a lot of debate as to whether you should leave your board standing up on the tail or laying flat on the ground. A lot of people are on both sides of the fence with this issue. The best way to determine which way you should keep it is to consider any potential damage that might happen to it. If it’s standing up, it could eventually fall over. If it’s laying down something could possibly fall on it. Use your best judgment for that one.
These tips will help you get the most out of putting your snowboard in Storage San Angelo!
Until next winter dudes!
Storage Wars Father-Son Duo: Darryl and Brandon Sheets
Storage Wars, A&E’s wildly popular show about storage facility auctions, features a father-son team working together to make a fine profit.
Darryl and Brandon Sheets have been flipping abandoned storage units on television since 2010. Before the TV show, Darryl is said to have been in the storage auction business for 20 years.
Darryl has had quite a lucrative career flipping storage units. He’s known in many circles as “The Gambler” because of his all-or-nothing style of bidding. In many cases, Darryl has been known to sell off entire units if he doesn’t find anything of significant value just minutes after sifting through a newly acquired storage locker.
Darryl’s prolific career in scavenging storage units boasts many large hauls and profits. With the help of his son Brandon, the two have found several significant items in storage units. Their biggest scores included a very large comic book collection, a few sketches by Pablo Picasso, and a letter written by Abraham Lincoln.
Everyone at San Angelo Self Storage would like to wish Darryl and all of the fathers out there a very happy Father’s Day!
A recent incident in Colleyville, TX caused the evacuation of a large, Dallas area self storage facility. Apparently 250 GALLONS of sulfuric acid leaked out of a unit and into the street. The news story also reports the dangerous liquid made it’s way into a storm drain. One man was injured in the incident with burns on his hands and feet.
I don’t know the policy of that particular storage facility; but I can say with confidence that it’s a bad idea to store something like sulfuric acid in self storage.
It would be an incredibly bad idea (as well as against certain storage policies) to store the following items in your San Angelo self storage:
Lamp and motor oil
Acid (“Just google sulfuric acid storage Colleyville”)
Hazardous, toxic or biological waste
Asbestos or products containing asbestos
Fireworks (Double Duh)
Explosives (Triple Duh)
While we’re happy to bring you the best San Angelo storage units, we really want you to be safe. If you plan on keeping any of the above items in your storage units, you will be a danger to yourself, your neighboring tenants, and the storage facility staff. We want everyone to use our storage risk free, literally! Ha!
Now that you have a brand new San Angelo storage unit, you need to move your belongings from your home into that unit. Most people like to and are able to finish this task in one day. But regardless of the time it takes to get all of your stuff moved in, you must always practice safe moving techniques. The following article from Storage San Angelo Texas will help you do just that.
First and foremost: Take note! It’s HOT in West Texas! You’re definitely going to need some water and possibly some sunscreen for your move. Don’t risk your health in this heat. Dehydration can sneak up on you when you’re least expecting hit.
Second, protect your feet! It’s safe to say closed toe SHOES are a strict requirement for moving. You will be setting heavy objects near and around your feet. Also, you may be required to walk backwards while moving something. Sandals don’t stay on your feet when you’re walking in reverse!
Third, don’t over pack your boxes! A rule of thumb is to pack a box until it weighs about 20 pounds. If you are required to lift a heavier object, lift with your legs and not your back. You might even want to grab a back brace if you think you need one.
Last, utilize moving equipment if it’s available to you. Dollies can make your life so much easier if you have to walk a long distance from your car to your storage unit.
Use these tips to make your move into your storage unit a smooth, easy, and safe one!
These knee-slappers were taken from the very funny community over at www.selfstoragetalk.com. I wonder how many comedians utilize San Angelo storage?
A customer walks into a self storage office to rent a unit. While renting the unit, the manager says "Mam, I need to see two forms of picture ID." The customer angrily dug through her purse, found her drivers license, grabbed a pair of scissors from the counter and cut her ID in half. The customer said, "Here ya go..."
If you’re in stitches from that one, here’s another great one!
Two lawyers, both tenants at a self storage facility walked into a storage office, sat down and began eating their sack lunches. The manager said "Hey guys, you can't eat your lunches in my office!" The two attorneys looked at each other, shrugged their shoulders and exchanged lunches.
Haaahahah! One must have a sense of humor, especially when moving in or out of a San Angelo storage unit. Be sure to tell these jokes to any other tenants you may meet while working in your San Angelo self storage!
Packing Tips For Summer Storage in San Angelo!
The summer is finally here in San Angelo! If you are one of the many people that will utilize a self-storage facility for the warm and sunny season, here are some tips for packing your boxes. A well-packed box will help you save time, space, and money while moving into your new San Angelo storage units!
-First and foremost, make sure that you fill a box with the appropriate amount of items. For safe lifting and loading, make sure each box does not exceed 50 pounds.
-When you put items into a box, place the heavier items on the bottom and then use lighter items as you reach the top of the space.
-You probably wont need those winter clothes this summer. Free up some closet space by placing them in San Angelo storage! Clothes and fabric are great for filling space in an under packed box.
-Last but not least, make sure to LABEL your boxes. Nobody wants to get back from summer vacation to find their San Angelo self storage unit full of...? Oh that’s right, you forgot to label your boxes! Ah! Don’t do that!
So get your boxes out and start packing up! Remember, there is a wrong way to pack a box! These tips will help you pack your boxes so that they are easy and safe to move around! Have a great summer and have fun packing!
Beware of what's up there!!!
Chances are, if you own a home, you have an attic. Attics are wonderfully convenient forms of storage that keep our possessions close to home and always accessible. But they can also be really dangerous to the things you keep there. In many cases, it depends on your location and climate, for this will affect the temperature and the, um, “wildlife” that inhabits your area, but let’s keep a few things in mind before you decide to store anything in your attic.
Heat will almost always be a factor during the summer months of your area. Even with vents, your attic will be similar to a car in its heat factor: it will always get hotter inside than out. The heat can warp plastic, yellow paper, make glass brittle, and fade color from any substance. Christmas decorations are infamous for being stored in the attic. Most people will tell you that it works out fine. Over time, however, the summer heat, the moisture, can get to them just like anything else. If you have treasured ornaments, you might want to consider keeping them somewhere else. Also, don’t store candles in the attic. That’s just asking for ruined candles and a mess.
Bugs, raccoons and other critters don’t stay out of attics if they can find a way to get in. Raccoons and opossums will find anything edible and eat it. They nibble. They poop. And they won’t be considerate of your attic just because it’s your attic; they’ll poop wherever they’re standing, and that might be on top of your Christmas tree box. Lots of bugs can find their way in. One of the more destructive is the silverfish. They can be found in almost every country in the world, though they prefer moist places. They eat paper, the feed off adhesives in book bindings, and can destroy books, photo albums or any organic materiel you keep in the attic. They’re gross, and you probably want to avoid inviting them into your home.
Electronics will probably not fare well in the environment of your attic. Fluctuating heat and moisture levels can cause cords to become brittle and they develop shorts far more easily. If it’s old or damaged already, why is it being kept, in the first place? And keeping it in the attic is just asking for more damage.
A good rule for the junk you’ve tossed into the attic is: if you haven’t used it in over a year, you should probably get rid of it.
And if you don’t want to get rid of it, and you really feel it’s worth keeping, keep it somewhere that shoes you care about it. Look into San Angelo Self Storage (San Angelo Storage Units) where you can keep it in a cool, dry environment free from pests, moisture, mildew, smells, and damage.
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Storage units are really handy. They let you lighten the load of extra stuff around your house, allow you to park your car in your garage or let you make room for a new addition to your family. You can load up countless boxes and give them a new place to live, far out of the way from your life. But it’s important to keep in mind, as your moving your things into a storage unit, that there are items that storage facilities won’t allow, and some items that they don’t recommend you store.
Things many storage facilities prohibit:
- Explosives – Well, yeah. Don’t store something that could blow up your unit or anyone else’s. This rule exists for the safety of your belongings and the belongings of all your storage neighbors.
- Flammable materials – A step down from explosives, many everyday items are easily flammable and these should not be kept in your unit, either. Things like paint, fertilizer, propane tanks, and any hazardous or toxic chemicals should be kept out of your storage. Either keep these at your house or dispose of them properly.
- Illegal substances – Drugs and anything that’s illegal in the real world is illegal in the storage world, too. If the storage facility owners discover that you’re running a meth lab from your unit, or even just storing weed there, they probably won’t hesitate to hand you over to the authorities.
- Any living thing – This one seems obvious. If you’ve thought about storing your neighbor’s hateful cat in your unit, you might want to consider not. Animals left in storage units tend to die. But this rule also includes plants. Basically, don’t store anything that could die and begin rotting. This reiterates the ban on marijuana plants in your unit.
- Tires – Many storage sites will allow you to store a car in your unit (granted it’s large enough), but besides the four tires on that vehicle, most storage facilities won’t let you store those giant rolls of tar. This is mostly because of the disposal costs in the event you abandon your unit.
- Perishable foods – If you’ve overloaded your kitchen, you can store canned foods and other such non-perishables. But anything that, once again, can rot and smell/attract vermin, leave that stuff in your pantry.
- Yourself – It might look roomy, but don’t move into your unit, no matter how awesome it sounds. You’re under surveillance. You won’t get away with it for very long.
Mostly, just use common sense. If you have a question about whether or not you can store something in your unit, just ask the nice people renting you the unit. They’ll be able to answer your questions, and you can get all your extra belongings stored away safely, and legally.