Eney Meeny Miny Moe

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Eney Meeny Miny Moe should not be the way you chose a place to store your items at a self-storage. The first thing to consider is what you are going to store and the quantity you are going to store. A very handy way to determine what unit size you are going to need is a storage calculator. Check out this free storage calculator on our Got Storage internet website: https://www.gotstorageyet.com/self-storage-calculator. This calculator gives you the ability to plug in your items and see the actual size of a storage unit that you need. This calculation is good to have before you call to see availability and reserve your storage unit. Another great indicator of a good establishment, a place you would feel comfortable keeping your items, is to read reviews online of the potential establishment you are interested in storing from. A great sign of a well-established place is great “real” reviews. It is sad to say companies are actually able to buy good reviews to increase your star standing on rating systems like Google, so with a little know how you will be able to tell if these were actual customers and are real clients by their other reviews and their locations. When the company that has an up to date and up to date sights and current good reviews, this is may give you a good indication of a reputable self-storage facility. At this point of your research, it would be a good idea to make a phone call to the storage facility. You may find many of the storage facilities have an answering machine rather than a human. At Got Storage, we take pride in providing on site personnel during regular business hours and for your convenience Saturday hours from 9:00am-1:00pm, our friendly staff will be glad to answer your questions, set up a tour or give directions. Do not take their word for it! If you are able, it would be a particularly ...


Tiffany Quibodeaux
July 14th, 2020


Storing Furniture

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There may be a point in your life that you may want to downsize or have some remodeling done in your home. To make room for the construction to take place, you may need to put the items in storage. There also may be the occasion when you are given furniture as part of an inheritance. In any circumstance you may need to store furniture you will want it to be preserved and kept in a place where no harm will come to the pieces. Here are a few suggestions: Before taking it to a storage facility treat the furniture. Disassemble furniture, if at all possible (get several baggies and label for easy reassembling) this will ensure you to make most use of you storage unit. Store in a climate-controlled storage facility. Got Storage has units available! Make sure when you are looking to rent a unit you get one with adequate room. Caution do not stack items on top of your furniture, this can lead to cracks in the furniture. Do not cover your furniture in plastic. This can cause condensation, and the moisture could cause damage and warping. A better option is thick moving blankets, or any cloth. This will help with dust and any damage if it was accidentally bumped. If you need any help do'nt hesitate to call us at (936)218-1541 or visit our informative website at https://www.gotstorageyet.com/self-storage-livingston-tx-f4323 ...


Tiffany Quibodeaux
June 1st, 2020


When Disaster Hits!

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Recently, a tornado came through a neighboring city. The small community has rallied around each other in an incredibly special way. There also has been a tremendous outpouring from other cities and even other states. At times like these I am reminded of a quote by Michael Dooley which states, “Disaster gave me two things; a moment to react and a decision to overcome". At this time, many folks are cleaning up and salvaging what they can. Here are a few helpful hints after any tragedy or disaster hits: Get a rough timeline from your insurance agent on the next steps. Obtain boxes with folders to hold documents and receipts. Arrange cleaning or restoration service for clothes, house and property, Call Got Storage and rent unit(s) for vehicles and/or possessions we are ready and willing to make it as stress free as possible. Coordinate your work schedule if needed. Arrange schedules for childcare providers if needed. Contact your utility companies. Contact your mortgage holder or landlord. Rent a postal box if mail needs to be redirected. Arrange for a security service to prevent looting if needed. We sincerely want you to know that we are here for you and will gladly help in any way we can. Either during a pandemic or natural disaster or a simply needing a little extra room to store your household items, RV, boats and other water craft. Remember, the team at Got Storage is ready to assist you and your family. https://www.gotstorageyet.com/self-storage-livingston-tx-f4323 ...


Tiffany Quibodeaux
May 6th, 2020


We're Here For You!

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No need to state the obvious…but the world as we know has changed dramatically since the last blog was written!!! All of you, reading this coming from varied walks of life. From retired grandparents, to parents with young children, to the single person with a career that may have been put on hold. Everyone will have different feelings about the whole ordeal. Some may be riddled with anxiety. Some may even be looking at this as an opportunity to spend more time with their kids, catch up on some reading or even clean out the garage, attic or a few closets that have needed attention. Wherever you find yourself know this, we at Got Storage are part of the "16 Essential Business" in Texas that can stay open during this medical emergency. Please let us know, if there is anything we can do for you or your family. Sincerely your friends at Got Storage. Click this link to contact us: https://www.gotstorageyet.com/contact-us ...


Tiffany Quibodeaux
April 2nd, 2020


Eating An Elephant

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We are impatiently looking for those trees to start budding and for the bright green leaves to appear on the bare trees…yes folks it is about to be Spring!! We also get the Spring fever and are determined to do our annual spring cleaning. This task may seem overwhelming at first, but if you will remember the adage, “How do you eat an elephant?”, the answer, “One bite at a time!” If you do this task in “bite size” amounts this can be accomplished. There are lots of ways to go about it, but the easiest is to set up three different bins (or boxes, whatever works): keep, toss and donate/sell. Keeping - Make sure when you do go to box up items that they are all the same size boxes and that they are properly labeled. At Got Storage, we do have the perfect size boxes for your spring cleaning! They also have a large distinct spot on the boxes for labeling the content of each box’s treasures. Not using grandma’s beautiful china and don’t want to sell it or donate it, we have ways you can preserve this part of your history. Securely store your glassware in the dish and glass kits available in the Got Storage Office. Toss - Make sure you wrap any glass items safely for garbage pickup. Look up your local rules and regulations if you are needing to throw away any hazardous items such as paints and cleaners. If cleaning dusty areas, you may need to purchase face mask to keep you healthy while cleaning. Donate/Sell - As you are going through your items and you determine it is something you are going to donate, remember the golden rule…“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. If the shirt is missing a button or the zipper doesn’t work on the jeans you are going to donate them, toss them! Also, a nice thing is to bag ...


Tiffany Quibodeaux
March 2nd, 2020


4 Great Hacks to Better Storage

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#1 LOOK UP: Remember that your storage unit is three-dimensional, so make sure you are using its height as well as the floor space. Bring in portable shelves so you can stack things up against the walls without worrying about them toppling over or making it difficult for you to get to the boxes on the bottom of the stack. Similarly, if you have a couch or other long piece of furniture, stack it on end – you’ll be amazed at how little floor space it takes up. #2 BREAK IT DOWN: If you’re planning on storing furniture, always break them down as much as possible. Take the legs off tables and disassemble bed frames. You’ll be shocked at how much space you can save. Massive tables will suddenly be just a few inches thick so you can lean them up against a wall, and they’ll take up just a fraction of the room they did before. Consider bundling the legs so you can keep them in one spot and won’t suddenly find yourself with a three-legged table. Any hardware you use – screws, washers and so forth – should be put in a marked plastic bag and taped or otherwise attached to the furniture. #3 USE UP ALL THE SPACE: You may be surprised by how much space you’re wasting by not utilizing the storage inside items that you store. Are you putting a chest of drawers in a storage unit? Your smaller items can be kept in the drawers. What about an oven or refrigerator? Pots and pans can be safely stored there, too. #4 LABEL EVERYTHING: Every single box in your storage unit should have a label on it. While you’re packing, it’s easy to tell yourself “I’ll reymember that my High School annuals were in the same box with my baby blankets and stuffed animals!” But after a few months or years, it’s highly unlikely you’ll have held on to that piece of trivia. Make life ...


Tiffany Quibodeaux
December 4th, 2019


Helping Hand for the Holidays

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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