Seasonal Storage 101 | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

Our mini-storage units are perfect for seasonal storage. By this, we mean that you can use our mini-storage units to store items that you only use seasonally, and then when it’s time to use them again, you can switch them out. For example, a Christmas tree can take up a good deal of space in your attic or basement, but it’s only something that you use a few months out of the year. Or how about your snow shovels, pool floats, boogie boards, and lawn chairs? All of these things can take up space in your home, when you only need them for a portion of the year.

Seasonal storage allows you to rotate the items in your mini-storage unit as you need them throughout the year. This helps to keep your home clutter free and your life a little less stressful.

If you want to store summer items such as beach chairs and umbrellas, just be sure to clean them thoroughly of all sand and then let them dry before you put them into storage. Or, if you have some pool floats that you want to store, again be sure to clean them, let them dry, and also deflate them so that they take up less storage space and they’re less likely to get damaged.

Christmas trees and decorations are another popular seasonal storage item. Before you store your Christmas tree, be sure to remove lights and ornaments. Whether or not you disassemble your tree, you should choose some sort of covering to protect it from collecting dust. You can use its original box or a storage bag made especially for Christmas trees. If you have fragile glass ornaments to store, it’s best to keep those at home, unless you have a climate-controlled unit, as the extreme hot and cold can cause them to crack, break, or get damaged.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to store your seasonal items in the Greenville, NC area, be sure to give us a call at Stow and Go Storage today.

Staying Pollen Free | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

If you live in NC, you know that the great yellow blanket has descended over most of the state. Every year, we are bombarded with pollen, and if you suffer from seasonal allergies, you know what a pain this part of spring can be. However, there are steps you can take to try to keep both your home and your storage unit as pollen free as possible.

If you plan to visit your storage unit during the spring, only open and close the doors to exit and enter. Before you enter your unit, be sure to wipe off your shoes thoroughly or remove them altogether. If you’re bringing in new boxes, dust them off with a clean rag once you enter your storage unit. Dusting and sweeping inside your storage unit can also help to keep the pollen at bay.

If you’re coming home with boxes from your storage unit, you’ll want to follow the same steps: wipe your feet and/or remove your shoes, and then clean off the boxes with a clean rag. It’s also a good idea to take a shower and change your clothes when coming home after being outside during heavy pollen season.

Spring is here, and so is the pollen! But don’t let it force you indoors all season. Come and see us at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC for all of your mini-storage needs.

Spring Cleaning and Storage | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

Spring is officially here, and many use this time of year to do some Spring Cleaning. This cleaning doesn’t have to be limited to your home– you can also clean out your storage unit. Use this time to unload, clean, and reorganize your mini-storage unit. Here are some cleaning tips for your storage unit:

  • Use clear, plastic storage containers so that you can easily see the contents of each box.
  • Clearly label each box and face label outwards.
  • Place the larger, bulkier items at the back of your storage unit so that you don’t have to move them every time you need to access something.
  • Stack boxes in rows with clear pathways between each row.
  • Create a map/chart/diagram of your storage unit so that you can easily locate each item that you need. 
  • As you’re moving boxes and reorganizing your unit, take this time to dust and sweep out your unit’s floors and walls.

Not only can you clean and reorganize your storage unit, you can also use your mini-storage unit to help you with your Spring Cleaning at your home. Use your storage unit to keep your home organized and decluttered. You can also use your storage unit to store bulkier cleaning items when you don’t need them.

Spring is in the air, and it’s the perfect time to knock out some Spring Cleaning! Let us help– give us a call at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC.

Making Your Life Easier | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

At Stow and Go Storage, it is our goal to make your life easier. We do that in a number of ways. First of all, we want to help you keep your home organized and clutter free at an affordable price. That’s why we offer both climate controlled and non-climate controlled units in a number of sizes, and all at an affordable price. No matter what you need to store, or how much you need to store, we have options that are perfect for you.

We also want to make your life easier by making sure you have to drive as little as possible to get to us. Let’s face it, gas prices are insane right now, and if you can drive less, then why not? With that said, we offer 2 convenient locations, centrally located in the Greenville, NC area: one on Reedy Branch Rd in Winterville, NC and one on Highway 43 in Greenville, NC. That way, you can pick the location closest to you and save on gas money!

A third way that we like to make your life easier is by offering online bill pay. Gone are the days where you had to drive down to our storage location with a check in order to pay (but you can still do this if you prefer). Instead, you can pay from the convenience of your home. Simply visit our website, click the Pay Bill tab on the far top right, and choose your location. From there, you can set up an account and even sign up for auto payment!

Our website also offers a number of helpful tools to make your life easier. You can view our available storage unit sizes and prices. You can use our Space Estimator and Size Guide tools to help you figure out which size unit is best for you. You can also visit our FAQ page to get the answers to some common questions we get about our storage units.

Life is complicated enough, mini-storage doesn’t have to be. Let us help you make your life easier: give us a call at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC.

Storage During Winter | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

While Mr. Groundhog (aka Punxsutawney Phil) says that we will have 6 more weeks of winter, the NC weather this week is saying otherwise. However, if you’ve lived in NC for long, you know that the weather can change quickly from one day to the next. Regardless, we still have over a month left until the official start of spring, and there’s sure to be some cold days mixed in there and maybe even some winter weather.

If the ground is covered in snow or ice, it’s a good idea to avoid using your storage unit. Moving boxes and other items is hard enough when the ground is dry, but add in wintry weather, and you’re just asking for an accident. It’s best to wait until the ground has cleared to make a trip to your storage unit.

If you’re using a non-climate controlled unit, there are certain things you should not store in your unit, as they can be affected and damaged by extreme cold and heat. Some of these items include, anything with class, wooden furniture, electronics, and batteries. 

Your mini-storage unit is a great place to store seasonal items that you only need part of the year. For example, during the winter months, you can store your kiddie pools, lawn chairs, and pool floats. Then, when it gets warm again, you can trade these items out for sleds, snow shovels, and heavy jackets. This will free up space in your home.

For all of your storage needs this winter and year-round, give us a call at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC.

Resolve to Be More Organized | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

It’s a new year, and many people make resolutions to help them start their year out right. If you’ve resolved to be more organized this year, we can help you with that. Our mini-storage units help you to store what you don’t need when you don’t need it, leaving room in your home for you to relax without all of the clutter.

Our mini-storage units are great for storing things that you don’t need on a day-to-day basis, but that you will need eventually. For example, you can use your storage unit to store things like:

  • Seasonal decorations
  • outdoor/patio furniture
  • Baby toys and clothes that you want to pass down
  • Appliances that still work but that you’re not currently using
  • Your out-of-season wardrobe

By storing items like these in your mini-storage unit, you free up space within your home to store the things that you will need more regularly.

Aside from keeping your home more organized, you can also organize your mini-storage unit. This will help you to more easily access what you need when you need it. Here are some organization tips for your storage unit:

  • Use clear plastic boxes so you can easily see the contents
  • Label boxes clearly
  • Place the larger, bulkier items at the back of the unit
  • Create a map/diagram/list to help you remember what is stored where

Following small, but significant, storage tips like this will help you get to what you need without having to move around a bunch of things.

If this is your year to finally get organized, let us help you out. Give us a call at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC today.

Christmas Tree Storage Tips | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

Christmas is over, and for many, Christmas decorations are starting to come down or will be coming down soon. If you have a mini-storage unit, this is a great place to keep your Christmas tree until next year. Before you put your Christmas tree into storage, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your tree lasts you for years to come.

One of the most important things you can do when storing your Christmas tree is to cover it. There are a number of bags and boxes made especially for Christmas tree storage that you can use for just this. You can also use the original box that the tree came in, but these boxes are typically cardboard and will not hold up over time, nor will they offer you maximum storage protection for your tree; however, it’s better to use the tree’s box than nothing at all if you’re in a pinch.

Make sure that you take all of your ornaments off of your tree to protect them from breaking during transport. You can get storage boxes made especially for ornaments with individual compartments to protect them. Or, you can wrap them in tissue paper to protect them from breaking while in storage. If you have fragile glass ornaments, it’s best not to keep them in a non-climate controlled storage unit.

You should also take the lights off of your tree unless it’s a pre-lit tree. To keep your lights organized, you can cut a rectangle of cardboard and wrap the lights around it; this will help prevent tangles and knots, not to mention a whole lot of frustration come next Christmas season.

For all of your mini-storage needs in the Greenville, NC area, including your Christmas tree storage, stop by to see us at Stow and Go Storage today.

Store Those Old Toys | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

If you have children, you know that the holidays can bring a lot of new toys, and while these bring your kids joy, they can bring you a lot of stress. No matter how many toys you put away or how many times you clean, sometimes it just seems that there are toys everywhere you look. Whether you’re kicking them to the side or tripping over them at night, they can be a real pain.

This holiday season, we invite you to store those old toys in order to make room for the new. Collect toys that your children no longer play with, and ask them to pick out some to donate. You can take these to a local non-profit organization. This can help to teach your kids a great lesson about charity and helping the community.

If there are toys that you’d like to keep to pass down as heirlooms one day, then you can box those up and bring them over to Stow and Go Storage. Make sure that you remove all batteries before storing these items. If you have fragile or antique items, then we suggest that you invest in a climate-controlled unit.

If there are toys that you think your kids would still like to play with, but they’re just taking up too much room, you can temporarily store them. Then, you can rotate the stored toys out with another set of toys. That way, the kids will get to keep enjoying their toys without taking up too much space in your home.

If you’re looking for the perfect place to hide this year’s toys from those peeking little eyes, then bring your toys to your storage unit until it’s time to put them out for Christmas.

For all of your storage needs, including toy storage, come by to see us at Stow and Go Storage in Greenville, NC.

Tips for Storing Wine | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

If you like to collect wine, but you don’t have enough space, or an expensive personal wine cellar, in your home to keep it all, don’t worry, because you can store wine in one of our two storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. However, in order to make sure that your wine stays in pristine condition, there are a few storage precautions that you need to take:

  • The most important thing to remember is that wine can only be stored in a climate-controlled unit. Never, ever store your wine in a non-climate controlled storage unit.
  • It’s best to store your wine using a wine rack that allows the wine to rest horizontally. Wine racks come in a number of shapes and sizes, so take some measurements in your storage unit beforehand to find a wine rack that fits the space.
  • If you can’t use a wine rack for whatever reason, use a padded box to store the wine horizontally.
  • Avoid prolonged exposure to light in your storage unit. Whenever you leave your unit, be sure to turn off all of the lights.
  • When transporting wine to and from storage, be sure to use plenty of padding to avoid breaking any bottles. Don’t overfill boxes with too many bottles of wine either.

For all of your storage needs in the Greenville, NC area, including wine storage, come to see us at Stow and Go Storage.

Holiday Decorations and Gifts | Mini-Storage Greenville, NC

At Stow and Go Storage, we are all about providing you with quality mini-storage options and unbeatable customer service. That’s why we offer two state-of-the-art storage facilities in the Greenville, NC area. With two locations and a variety of unit sizes to choose from, you are sure to find mini-storage that meets your specific needs.

Our mini-storage units are a great place to store seasonal decorations, such as Christmas trees and holiday wreaths, that can take up quite a bit of space in your home otherwise. As the seasons change, you can switch out one set of decorations for another, keeping your home free of clutter and also beautifully decorated. 

When storing holiday decorations, it’s a good idea to use clear plastic containers so that you can easily see what’s where. It’s also a good idea to store alike decorations with one another; for example, all of your Halloween decorations in one corner, and all of your Christmas decorations in another. This will make the packing and unpacking process a lot easier for you.

When you get your Christmas tree out of storage, it’s a good idea to bring along a portable vacuum or a duster to get your tree a quick onceover to remove any dust or cobwebs that may have accumulated since last year. 

Aside from holiday decorations, your mini-storage unit is also a great place to hide away your Christmas gifts, especially if you live with nosey present peekers who are always on the hunt for those hidden gifts. If you do decide to store your holiday gifts in your mini-storage unit, be sure not to store anything that is glass or that contains batteries, unless you have a climate-controlled storage unit.

For all of your holiday storage needs, be sure to come and see us at Stow and go Storage in Greenville, NC.