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Packing Paper – It’s for More than Just Packing!

Ah, home sweet home. The movers have gone, the kids’ beds are put together, the dishes are all stacked in the cupboards and fresh towels are hanging in the bathroom. All that’s left to do is throw away all that packing paper piled up in the corner from all those boxes…oh, the many, many boxes. Or, maybe not! There are plenty of ways to reuse, recycle or re-purpose that packing paper and clean newsprint. Grab one of those leftover boxes, then grab ... Read more

Tips on How to Hire Moving Help

We Give You the Ultimate ‘How-To’ Guide when Hiring a Moving Company. Sometimes a move is just too big an undertaking to handle alone; and sometimes the help that’s needed is whatever moving help you can get! (Seriously, wanna help me move? Can you be there on Saturday at 8am? Can I borrow your truck?) OK, obviously I am just trying to represent the situation in words…but you know what I mean. Moving is stressful and you will want and take whatever ... Read more

A Look at the 2015 SSA Spring Conference & Trade Show

...from a Property Manager’s Perspective by Dana Sinsheimer, Certified Self Storage Manager & Jaclyn Woerth, Property Manager   This year’s SSA (Self Storage Association) Spring Conference and Trade Show was held at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in Washington, D.C. the show took place over three days, Wednesday, March 11th through Friday, March 13th. The overall atmosphere of the conference was fast paced and upbeat, with something for new attendees as well as something for veterans in the industry. For the first time in our ... Read more

Part 4: Seasons – Spring Cleaning

Let’s face it – sometimes the winter season can be brutal. This winter was sure an active one with many smaller snow storms and bitterly cold temperatures like we haven’t seen in decades. By this time of year, you are ready to wash the rock salt residue from your gloves, boots and your car – your poor car. Each day that goes by is one step closer to where you want to be…Spring! Soon you will enjoy days when you throw ... Read more

Manheim Chamber Women Engaged in Business Breakfast

Are You Plagued by Clutter? 40 Days to De-Clutter Your Home. On the morning of Wednesday, March 4th, Moove In Self Storage in Manheim was host to all the ladies in the Manheim Chamber who take part in Women Engaged in Business seminars. I am an Ambassador in the Manheim Chamber, and I had the pleasure to teach these ladies how to take back their homes in 30 minutes or less per day for 40 days. Everyone enjoyed a delicious breakfast, provided by ... Read more

6th Annual Go-Fore Golf at Quarryville Library

Last Saturday, February 28th, Quarryville Library shut down for the day to host their 6th annual Go-Fore Golf event. A fun day for family, friends and the community! The 16-hole indoor mini golf was sponsored by local businesses in the community to create unity and support. Businesses could choose from several levels of sponsorship, such as a "Tee" Sponsor, "Green" Sponsor, "Whole Hole" sponsor and even a Partial Sponsor. This year, Moove In was a "Whole Hole" Sponsor, and we proudly displayed ... Read more

Parking Part 3 – Preparing Your Vehicle for Storage

In Parking Parts 1 and 2, we went over How to Rent a Parking Space and selecting Indoor or Outdoor Parking to help you decide which option is best for your vehicle storage needs. For the last step in this process, I will help you prepare your vehicle for storage with some simple tips which will help you prevent any unwanted surprises.   Securing a Parking Space or Indoor Storage Unit Regardless of the storage type you will be using for your vehicle, you ... Read more

The Truth About Self Storage Auctions

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or refuse to turn on the television – you’ve most likely come across the widely popular reality shows surrounding self storage auctions. If you haven’t, you really need to check them out! The A&E series “Storage Wars” debuted in December 2010, and since then multiple spin-offs have taken flight. Because of the popularity of these shows, the interest level in actual storage auctions has risen to an all time high. A California poll revealed ... Read more

What Questions Should I Ask Before I Rent a Storage Unit?

Now that you have decided you need to rent a self storage unit, there are a few things you must do as a first step. One thing you will want to do is visit the facility or facilities you are thinking about renting from to ensure you are happy with the appearance and visible security features. You should talk to the Property Manager and ask the following questions. You want to be sure and make the right choices for your needs.  ... Read more

I Am Downsizing – How Can Self Storage Benefit Me?

That time has come in your life when you need to downsize…maybe you are retiring and moving to a smaller home; or you’ve decided to move to that really nice 55+ community that has much less closet space; or maybe the kids are all off to college, getting married or just getting out on their own, finally, and you have the house all to yourselves. Whatever the reason, you have to downsize! You need to clean up and clean out – ... Read more
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