self-storage tips

3 Reasons Why Drive Up Storage Units are Best

Our easy access drive up storage units are customizable to suit all your storage needs! When it comes to choosing a storage facility, one of the most important factors to consider is convenience.  Drive-up units in particular can be the ideal solution to many storage problems and not just because they’re easy [...]

4 Tips for Storing Entertainment Media

Is your collection of cassette tapes, VHS cassettes, CDs and laserdiscs taking up more room than you have in your home? Putting it into storage could help you make the room you need. Before you box up your music, films and games, you do need to take the time to ensure that the entertainment [...]

7 Things NOT to Do When Storing Your Vehicle

You have a car you just can’t use but don’t want to sell.  Until you know exactly where that vehicle fits into your life, self-storage is a good option.  But beware: improper preparation of your car can lead to a whole host of problems, such as paint damage, fused wipers, flats and more. Following [...]

6 Tips for Taking Bikes Out of Storage

You put your bicycle in storage and are taking it out to enjoy another Austin summer. You first impulse is to hop onto the saddle and just go. But before you do, it’s wise to give that bike you haven’t used in while a tune-up. Tip #1: Clean the bicycle body If you have [...]

3 Tips to Maximizing Self-Storage Space

When you’re trying to unclutter your life, a Lone Star self-storage unit can be just the thing you need to help you get the job done. But do you know how to make the most of the space that unit offers you? The reality is that most people don’t know how to [...]

5 Tips for Storing Musical Instruments

Properly protecting your instruments while they’re stored away is very important! If you’re one of the many music professionals or sound dabblers who live in Austin, the Live Music Capital of the World, you may find that you need extra space for your equipment. Because instruments require handling, you may [...]

Rotating Your Storage Unit

Self-storage sometimes gets criticism that’s undeserved but the truth is, it’s got a lot to recommend it. Self-storage opens up a wealth of possibilities Say you have a spare room in your house or apartment that gets used only as a place to stack boxes and keep what you don’t have a place for [...]

Tips for Merging two Households

Have you recently married?  If so, you and your new spouse are finding what most newlyweds discover after the wedding party:  that you now have two or more of everything, from kitchen utensils to bedroom furniture.  Following are some tips to help you minimize the stress of merging two households into one. Purge then [...]

Self-Storage Tips for your Garden Hose

Late fall and winter is the time when Austin gets colder and wetter. With cooler outdoor temperatures and less watering to do, you may find that you don’t use your garden hoses as much. The smart thing to do is to put them away in storage. Not doing so could actually create problems for [...]

What to Ask When Looking at Storage Facilities

You’re moving, remodeling or redecorating and need storage space for your belongings.  You’ve determined the size and type of unit you’ll need: now all that’s left for you to figure out is which facility is right for you. A good way to do this is to come up with things to ask storage companies [...]