Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving.


Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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Suisun City, CA 94585


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Monday, November 21, 2022

Typical Standard of Self Storage Units

Self-storage businesses lease a variety of unit sizes to residential and business customer/tenants. Popular unit sizes (with width shown first and depth shown second) include:

  • 5 ft × 5 ft (1.5 m × 1.5 m), about the size of a large Telephone booth
  • 5 ft × 10 ft (1.5 m × 3.0 m), about the size of a large walk-in closet,
  • 10 ft × 10 ft (3.0 m × 3.0 m), about the size of a child's bedroom (as of 2015, 10x10's are the most common storage unit size, making up 16% of the distribution in the U.S.),
  • 10 ft × 15 ft (3.0 m × 4.6 m), about the size of a living room,
  • 10 ft × 20 ft (3.0 m × 6.1 m), about the size of a one-car garage,
  • 15 ft × 20 ft (4.6 m × 6.1 m), about the size of a large master bedroom, and
  • 20 ft × 20 ft (6.1 m × 6.1 m), about the size of a two-car garage.

The storage units are typically window-less, walled with concrete cinder blocks or corrugated metal, and lockable by the renter. Each unit is usually accessed by opening a roll-up metal door, which is usually about the same size as a one-car garage door (smaller units may be accessed by a hinged metal door). A controlled access facility may employ security guards, security cameras, individual unit door alarms and some means of electronic gate access such as a keypad or proximity card. A few facilities even use biometric thumbprint or hand scanners to ensure that access is granted only to those that rent. Self-storage facility operators frequently provide 24-hour access, climate controlled storage, outdoor storage for RVs and boats, and lights or power outlets inside the storage unit as amenities to set themselves apart from competitors. Some storage facilities have open roofs i.e. a wire mesh roof which are not that secure, compared to ones that have full covered tin roofs that provide added security and privacy.

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707.425.7300

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515 Railroad Avenue
Suisun City, CA 94585


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Friday, November 18, 2022

Moving a couch: professional advice! 2022


Large, bulky items such as couches, sofas, and loveseats can be challenging to move. They are heavy, hard to hold, and may not always fit through doorways and hallways. But, they are an essential element to any living room layout. There is no need to re-consider your over-stuffed sectional or reclining loveseat. With a little preparation, you’ll be able to move a couch like a pro.

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Railroad Avenue Self Storage

515 Railroad Avenue
Suisun City, CA 94585


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Tuesday, November 15, 2022

Self Storage Today.

At year-end 2019, there were 47,539 self-storage facilities in the United States on industrial and commercial land parcels. There is more than 1.9 billion square feet of available self-storage in space in U.S. The six largest publicly traded storage operators (four REITs, and U-Haul own or operate approximately 18% of self-storage facilities. The industry is worth $38 billion in 2018. More recently, in many metropolitan cities where competition among storage companies is fierce, better parcels of land near residential and commercial areas are being converted into self-storage once approved by zoning panels. Companies are becoming more adept at manufacturing these modular storage units, allowing operators to get up and running quickly. To support the need, businesses like PODS are expected to enter the modular construction effort as well.

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Suisun City, CA 94585


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Saturday, November 12, 2022

How Did Self Storage Come About?

Although there is historical evidence of publicly available storage in ancient China, modern self-storage facilities (in which the tenant has exclusive access to the storage space) did not begin to appear until the late 1960s. The first self-storage facility chains opened in Texas. This was often helped by the fact that most homes in Texas do not have basements, which are often used for storage.

The first self-storage facility in Europe was started in the United Kingdom by Doug Hampson, and opened in central London in 1979. Called Abbey Self Storage, it would become the first self-storage chain in Europe. "... it was Doug Hampson who gave Britain the modern self-storage industry, with its bright, clean corridors and endless rows of brightly-coloured doors. In the industry he is widely credited with the enviable title of the "father of UK self-storage".

Modern storage facilities grew slowly through the '90s, at which time demand outpaced supply and caused a rush of new self-storage developments. From 2000 to 2005, over 3,000 new facilities were built every year in America.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Moving a pool table - How to move a pool table - Moving Tips 2022


Moving a pool table is not a piece of cake!

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Suisun City, CA 94585


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Sunday, November 6, 2022

Whats In Your Storage Space?


Self-storage facilities rent space on a short-term basis (often month-to-month, though options for longer-term leases are available) to individuals (usually storing household goods; nearly all jurisdictions prohibit the space from being used as a residence) or to businesses (usually storing excess inventory or archived records). Some facilities offer boxes, locks, and packaging supplies for sale to assist tenants in packing and safekeeping their goods, and may also offer truck rentals (or may allow free use of a truck for a new tenant).

Most storage facilities offer insurance for purchase; also, the lessor may be covered by their own insurance policy (if such policy has coverage for items stored off the premises of the insured) or may purchase insurance to cover the items (which the facility may offer as a service through a third-party carrier, and in some cases may require the lessor to purchase as a condition of rental).

The rented spaces are secured by the tenant's own lock and key. Unlike in a warehouse, self-storage facility employees do not have casual access to the contents of the space (and, thus, the facility is generally not liable for theft). A self-storage facility does not take possession or control of the contents of the space unless a lien is imposed for non-payment of rent, or if the unit is not locked the facility may lock the unit until the tenant provides their own lock.

Read more, here.

707.425.7300

Railroad Avenue Self Storage

515 Railroad Avenue
Suisun City, CA 94585


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