What Not to Store in Your Storage Unit

  A storage unit can be extremely helpful for anyone who is moving or deep cleaning, or for anyone who just has a lot of stuff. If already have a storage unit, or are considering getting one soon, it may be tempting to use it to store absolutely everything! The truth is, though, that not every item is suited for storage. Read on to learn about some items that might not be suitable for keeping in your storage unit.   Musical instruments   Especially considering the Arizona heat, keeping a musical instrument in a storage unit is not always a Read More

Moving Hacks that Will Help Your Move Go Smoothly

  Let’s face it: moving is a pain. It’s time consuming, energy draining, and just all-around exhausting.   Thankfully, there are some things you can do to help your move go a little more smoothly. While these hacks might not guarantee a hassle-free experience, they’ll certainly help you as you try to move into your new home with as little fuss as possible.   Buy extra supplies.   You might think you’ll be able to get away with 25 moving boxes and one roll of tape, but the truth is that most people have more stuff than they think. Buy Read More

“The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”… and Storage Units

  Marie Kondo’s bestselling book “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” has changed the way that people think about clutter. Arguing for the extreme side of a “less is more” approach, Kondo claims that ridding yourself of unnecessary belongings isn’t just a benefit to your home, but also to your mind and mood.   Kondo’s book has been met with profound success by people who are wanting to create (and maintain) order in their homes. One thing that “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up” does not discuss, but that fits well within its principles, is the idea of Read More

Stow It or Throw It? How to Decide What to Store in Your Storage Unit

  Deciding what to store in your storage unit can seem overwhelming, but it deserves a good amount of thought. Your unit contains valuable storage space, and you shouldn’t waste it on things that you will end up throwing away or donating eventually. Arizona Storage Centers wants to help you determine what is worth storing, and what you should let go of now. Use our handy guide below to help guide you as you decide how to fill your storage unit.   Stow It: Keep these things in your storage unit   • Seasonal items. Storage units are perfect for Read More

5 Self-Storage Mistakes to Avoid

  When it’s time to move your belongings into your self-storage unit, it might seem like it’s as easy as throwing everything into boxes and then into your unit and calling it a day. The truth is, if you’re not careful, you could end up causing some major damage to the items you store. Here are some common mistakes you can avoid when it comes to self-storage:   1. Storing Food   Even the smallest amount of food in your self-storage unit is like an open invitation to nearby insects and rodents. No matter how clean your self-storage facility is Read More

Preparing for a Summer Move in Phoenix AZ

  Ready or not, summer is here! For those living in the Phoenix, Arizona area, that means any and all outdoor activities are going to be extra hot. If you have a move coming up during the summer months, it’s a good idea to be prepared to avoid heat exhaustion or dehydration. Here are some tips to follow to make sure your summer move goes smoothly:   Have a Plan   When you’re moving in the middle of the summer, it’s best to strategically plan your move for times of the day when the heat is at its lowest. This Read More