Helping Hand for the Holidays

Helpful Hints

You can feel crispness of the air and hear the rustling of the leaves, this can only mean one thing.....the holidays are about to begin!!!  Let Got Storage give a helping hand!  There are several different ways that we can make the holidays and family "get togethers" flow with comfort and ease.   1.  Got Storage is a great "hiding place". Come bring all your gifts to your storage unit and let all the gifts be a great surprise.  There's no chance of "sneaky peekers" here!  Even for those extra big gifts we have 14x40s or 14x50s! Last year, one father took advantage of this and hid a brand new truck for his son. Boy was his son surprised! 2.  Got Storage is a great place to assemble your gifts (bikes/toys) so they will be ready, hassle free for Christmas morning!  Parents/Grandparents can sit back and enjoy their holidays with ease and confidence that is one thing checked off their list! What a great feeling during this chaotic time of year. 3.  At Got Storage we love family time.  We know how crowded your house can become with parties and guest spending a few days in your home.  Bring extra furniture or other items to declutter your home to free up space in your house or apartment, so everyone is comfy while they spend time with you and your family. We at Got Storage have a variety of sizes to meet all your storage needs.  Also at Got Storage we bill month to month and prorate when you rent your unit (you will never pay for days you weren't here when you rent a unit)!  This makes it easy and affordable to store with us for the holidays!  Once you discover how convenient it is to have the extra space that you may even decide to stay after the holidays!   ...

Tiffany Quibodeaux
November 5th, 2019

Size Matters

Choosing A Facility

When you have determined that your situation will require storage you will inevitably come up with several questions. One of the first considerations when looking for a storage facility will usually be cost and location. Once the location and the cost are determined the next question probably will be what size will I need? First, take into consideration what you will be storing and list them and approximately the sizes. Many storage facilities have a storage calculator on their website. These storage calculators are a very handy tool, but sometimes are not accessible. To assist you in determining the size, here are some descriptions of different size storage units: 5x10 is the average size of a walk-in closet. This unit can typically store a mattress, a sofa (which can be set up on one end propped up in a corner) several boxes, and a chest of drawers. 10x10 is the size of a small bedroom, this unit could store the furnishings of an apartment or up to 200 file boxes. 10x15 is the size of a large bedroom, this unit could store the furnishings of a 2-bedroom apartment, other items such as patio furniture, also a washer and dryer, and other misc. items. 10x20 the size of one-car garage. In this unit you would be able to store a 2-3-bedroom house and major appliances, along with several boxes. One very good idea is to visit the storage facility. This will allow you to see the cleanliness and the security of the facility, this will also give you a chance to see the unit and to better determine the most accurate size for storing your items. Careful planning will make the transition less stressful and hopefully be more cost effective. ...

Tiffany Quibodeaux
September 5th, 2019

Not All Storage Facilities Are Created Equal

Choosing A Facility

The first question to ask is how old is the facility? Most facilities in the local market are 20 years and older. The age factor will show many differences between an aged facility and new facility. Security is a great example. Many moons ago, storage facility gate access was one code or a simple pad lock. You may ask yourself, what happens when a tenant moves out? What if they left on bad terms? Uggg. They still know the gate code or could copy a key. What will the facility do when someone moves out...change the gate code for everyone? Unfortunately, most older facilities do not change the codes or keys. At new facilities, each tenant has their own unique code. When they move out, the code is immediately removed. A big question is safety and theft. You should consider asking local authorities if there has been any theft at the facility or if it is a safe area of town. It would also be wise to ask the facility manager if there is camera surveillance. If yes, then ask how long they keep the running tape. Most facilities keep 7 days, but a facility can spend more money to install a bigger hard drive on the surveillance system to keep up to 30 days. Another example of modern verses old fashioned facility is offering online reservations. Online services most of the time include bill pay and rentals and bill pay which is essential in our fast-paced society and a great asset. Facilities entering in the new century offer account access through tenant’s desktop, laptop, iPad or even mobile phones. It’s always very helpful to find big building lettering and large unit numbers which allows people to easily locate their units. When looking for a potential facility you may be interested in touring the halls and units, then ask yourself does it appear to be clean and well lit? There are some facilities you will find apply clear epoxy ...

Tiffany Quibodeaux
August 13th, 2019

Consider Using A Home Inventory App


Electronic records are not only easier to produce than hand-written inventory lists but also much more convenient – you can edit them freely and effortlessly as many times as you need to; insert digital photos; attach video records; download them and print them out if you need paper copies; store them online, so that you can access them at anytime from anywhere; etc. You can take advantage of specialized home inventory apps that will help you create your moving inventory sheet faster and more efficiently than you’ve ever deemed possible. The best home inventory apps feature state-of-the-art home inventory checklist tools that enable you to create a complete virtual house moving inventory list of your household and allow you to easily document and organize your items. You can create a digital map of your home by creating virtual rooms and filling them with all the household items and personal possessions you are going to take with you to your new residence. You can rearrange and edit your items list whenever you need to, delete articles and add new ones, or make any other necessary changes and save them right away. What’s more, the top-rated home inventory apps, such as MoveAdvisor, can calculate the overall weight and volume of your inventoried items and even estimate the approximate number of moving boxes you are going to need for your relocation. Finally, you can export your moving house inventory and share it with others. You can even e-mail your complete household inventory checklist directly to a reputable moving company in order to receive an accurate moving quote. ...

Tiffany Quibodeaux
June 10th, 2019

Hints from Professional Home Stagers


Blog Hints from Pro Home Stagers Storage space sells! Potential buyers love homes that have lots of storage space. Since they will open your closets, it's a good idea to clear out unnecessary clutter, and organize your shelves to show off how much storage you really have. Plus, it gives you a chance to start packing, as you will definitely be moving once buyers see all that closet space. Pack up unnecessary items and furniture before you show the house. An over-packed living room is a red flag to buyers that your home lacks storage space. Pack up unnecessary items and furniture and move items to your garage or a nearby storage facility. Clear the way for a sale by letting buyers see your square footage, not your personal belongings. Stage rooms with one purpose so buyers will know what it is. Potential buyers are confused by extra rooms that have a mishmash of uses. To avoid this problem, first clear away clutter and excess furniture. Paint the walls a neutral tone and then furnish the room with a desk to stage it as a home office in which buyers will want to get down to business. Clear away all clutter. If you are serious about staging your home, all clutter must go, end of story. It’s not easy, and it may even require utilizing offsite storage (or a nice relative’s garage) temporarily, but it is well worth the trouble. Clean and clear surfaces, floors, cupboards and more space in the eyes of potential buyers, so purge anything unnecessary or unsightly. PROFESSIONALS AGREE DECLUTTERED HOMES SELL! Storage needs? Click link below or call (936)967-5468. Thanks! VISIT WEBSITE ...

Tiffany Quibodeaux
April 5th, 2019