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Quick Guide: Be a Storage Master|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

Finding an mini-storage solution in Greenville, NC that works for you shouldn’t be an insurmountable task. Sometimes, though, it can feel like it. Whether you’re trying to store a closet’s worth or the contents of a 3 bedroom home, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. You might find yourself asking:

  • What kind of storage space is best?
  • How do I know it will fit everything?
  • How do I get the most space for my money?

That’s  why our team at Stow and Go Storage is not only dedicated to high quality mini-storage, but helping you make the best choice for your needs.  With that in mind, here’s our quick guide on how to store like a professional, in 3 simple tips.

1. Determine How Much Space You Need

Without working in mini-storage for years, it’s hard to translate square footage into how many boxes you can fit. To give you our level of knowledge, we encourage you to use our Space Estimator. This handy tool shows how many rooms you can fit in a unit, and just how to do it. That way you can get a space that suits your needs. If you need even more help, don’t forget to check out our size guide as well.

2. Make a Plan

Now that you know how much space you need, it’s time to make a plan. Think of it like a game of Tetris— start with the largest items and then pack everything else in. No space should go unfilled. Also don’t forget to assemble you team to help you organize and move it all. For more help in creating this strategy, check out these moving tips.

3. Get the Help You Need

Of course, the most important thing to do is make sure you have a great mini-storage team by your side. At Stow and Go Storage, we would love to partner with you.

We pride ourselves on our customer’s satisfaction and will do what we can to help for all of our customers. Remember to stop by your local Stow and Go in either Greenville, NC or Winterville, NC. Both of our facilities are gated with key pad entries, well-lit, and monitored with surveillance cameras. Our experienced staff will gladly assist you with your storage needs. To get started call us at (252) 341-1487 and we’ll see how we can help you.

3 Handy Storage Tips|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned mini-storage business in Greenville and available to other Eastern North Carolina locations. We know how daunting it can be to start putting your stuff in storage. Luckily, working in the industry for years, we’ve picked up a lot of tips and tricks. With that in mind, here are 3 storage tips from our experts.

1. Pack Jewelry the Smart Way

When you’re using mini-storage or moving in Greenville, NC, jewelry tends to get tangled, broken, or lost. There are some things you can do to keep it from happening:

  • Use a Toilet Paper Roll– Connect your necklaces through the roll to prevent them from knotting
  • Try Egg Cartons– Egg cartons are a great way to protect small pieces of jewelry like earrings, rings, and bracelets.

2. Label Small Parts

It’s important to keep your screws and bolts organized when you’re heading to storage or moving. It’s so easy to lose small screws, bolts, and nots. Use packing tape to tape them to the underside of furniture or for bigger pieces tape ziplock baggies with the small pieces with them.

3. Double Box Valuables

If there are any valuables you’re worried about breaking later on, try double boxing for an extra layer of protection. This is a great solution for electronics like your computer or TV to make sure they come in one piece.

Need More Help?

Of course, those are only a couple of tips you can use for storage. For more help, don’t hesitate to seek the help of Stow and Go Storage. It is our mission to help you transition from your present to your future with ease by providing storage solutions for every budget. To get started with mini storage in Greenville, NC,  give us a call at (252) 341-1487.

5 Things to Trash This Week|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

One thing mini-storage specialists in Greenville, NC and all around the country know, is that the biggest part of moving and setting up for storage is getting rid of unnecessary clutter. Every time someone moves, so much of their clutter has to be sorted through and thrown away. Whether you’re getting ready for a big move or just want to stay organized, here are 5 things you  can trash this week.

1. Unnecessary Receipts

It’s time to go through your purse and wallet and pull out all those balled up receipts. If there’s no reason to save the receipts- throw them out! They are just occupying space and making more mess.

2. Expired Cosmetics

You don’t need to keep old make up- if it’s been more than 6 months, it’s time to go. Same goes for lotions, perfumes, and shampoo. It’s not going to work the way you want it to and there’s probably a reason you haven’t used it. Chuck it.

3. Extra Jars and Storage Containers

If you’re not using them, you definitely don’t actually need them. Believe it, there is actually such a thing as too many boxes or storage containers. Get rid of them or donate so someone else can use the storage.

4. Old and Outdated Clothes

If you’re not wearing it, you shouldn’t have it in your closet. Far too often people buy and keep clothes because it represents the type of person they want to be. You don’t have room for that in your life. Same thing goes for old clothes. If it has holes or it’s fading, you need to get rid of it. You can afford to get a new one after all these years.

If you can’t make space to wear it, find someone who can. Donate it or sell it if you can.

5. Worn Out Sheets and Washcloths

If they’re worn out and you’re not using them, by all means get rid of them. It’s probably time for new ones anyway. You only want room in your home for high quality things you can actually use.

What’s Next?

Of course, those are only a couple of things you can do to de-clutter your life. Go ahead, go through your things and get rid of all that excess. With less clutter in your home, your mind will be clearer for what lies ahead. Once you’re done with that, you can be ready to get things into storage.

That’s where we can come in. It is our mission to help you transition from your present to your future with ease by providing storage solutions for every budget. To get started with mini storage in Greenville, NC,  give us a call at (252) 341-1487.

3 Tips for Choosing Storage|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

As experienced mini-storage specialists in Greenville, NC, we get a lot of questions on how to get started with storage. We get questions like:

  • “What Size to Should I Get?”
  • “How and What Should I Be Storing?”
  • “How Should It Be Organized?”

With questions like these in mind, here are 3 tips to help you with mini-storage.

1. Figure Out What Type You Need

When you’re thinking about using mini-storage, it’s important to know exactly what you need. Are you planning on storing a whole house’s worth or just a small room? That’s why we provide a space estimator and a size guide  to help you determine the square footage you need. In addition, our dedicated staff is always happy to help you at every step of the way. 

2. Devise a Plan and Stick to It

At Stow and Go Storage, we’re big fans of planning. Create a simple diagram to plan where you put everything, then when you leave the unit you’ll have a map to help you find all the precious items. You can tape this diagram inside the door or on a wall, or even on one of your boxes or large items in the front. For packing tips, check out this guide

3. Make Labels and Pack Appropriately

Beyond your plan, don’t forget to label your boxes neatly, so you know its contents at a glance. Make sure to mark which boxes can go inside larger items like dressers to save space. Wrap valuables and breakables in bubble wrap or packing paper to protect them while in storage. In addition, don’t go overboard and pack your boxes too heavily. It’s better to be able to easily pick them up and move them about without hurting yourself or needing assistance. For more tips on this, check out this blog post

Need More Help?

Of course, those are just a couple ways to get started. Once you get up and running, you’ll need to look at mini-storage in Greenville, NC to help you on your way. We’d love if you’d consider Stow and Go Storage to help you with storage. With two locations to serve your personal and commercial needs, we continually strive to build on customer satisfaction. Our team delivers on a higher level of service by providing secure and clean facilities, reasonable prices, and personal attention to each of our customers. If you want to get started, give us a call at (252) 341-1487 and we can get started.

3 Things To Store Today! | Mini-Storage Greenville

Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned mini-storage business in Greenville and available to other Eastern North Carolina locations. We know that it’s easy to led your home accumulate with things, but you don’t need them all the time! To free up clutter in your home (and your mind), we’ve come up with a list of 3 things that you should store away in a unit as opposed to your basement.

1. Seasonal Decorations

The truth is that seasonal decorations are only good to have around for one month out of twelve months in a year. There’s no reason to hold on to them and let them clutter your home for eleven months. If you take them to a storage, you can easily store them in a box for each month that you decorate for. This way you can only have the decorations out that you actually need.

2. Important Paper Work

You need to keep vital paperwork in your home at all times, but other documents that are just sitting in a china cabinet or a folder for months at a time without any use will clutter up your home. Allocate a place in your unit just for the special documents. That way you can obtain whatever documents you need when you need them.

3. Old Toys

It’s easy to want hang on to old toys. These items hold a lot memories. If you can’t bring yourself to donate them, then a mini-storage unit is the perfect place. You can hold on to memories without letting them take over your home.

Need More Help?

Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned mini-storage business in Greenville and available to other Eastern North Carolina locations. With two locations to serve your personal and commercial needs, we continually strive to build on customer satisfaction. Our team delivers on a higher level of service by providing secure and clean facilities, reasonable prices, and personal attention to each of our customers. Contact us today!

Moving Out Cleaning Checklist |Mini-Storage Greenville

Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned mini-storage business in Greenville and other locations in Eastern North Carolina. We know that moving can be very overwhelming, and it can be hard to think of exactly what you need to do. We want to make this stressful time as easy as possible, so we’ve compiled a list of things that you may have forgotten to clean.

1. Take Out Nails and Fill Holes Back In

It can be easy to forget about these, especially when you’re trying to move out in a hurry. Try to remember to take these out though for the new person moving in. If you live in an apartment, they may also charge you an additional fee! This can be fast and easy, so don’t spend more money then you have to. Fill them in!

2. Dust and Clean Forgotten Spots

Ceiling fans, baseboards, windows, base boards, light fixtures, window sills,  walls, and even ceilings can accumulate a lot of dander and dust. Make sure that you dust off these areas and wipe them down with a light cleaner. This will freshen up any home and make them fresh and clean.

Make sure that you hit the cabinets as well! The cabinets and closets are most likely to accumulate dust and crud more than any place in your home. People typically rarely clean them, or they don’t clean them until it’s time to move out. Take the initiative and clean out this space so that it’s fresh for the new residents.

3. Wash Your Linens

The last thing you wanna do after you move in all your stuff in your new place is to clean more. Go ahead and take out ALL your linens and run them through the washer. You will thank yourself later.

4. Clean and Vacuum Carpets!

Get out some baking soda and lightly dust over each room with carpet. Let this sit for about 30 minutes, then you should be able to vacuum! This old wives trick will get rid of any remaining odor that is held on to by the carpet. If you have any heavy duty stains, it may be a good idea to rent a carpet cleaner from the grocery store and using that before.

5. Use Air Spray!

Air spray can improve and freshen your home in one sweep. Go into all the rooms and spray a heavy dosage of air spray in each one. This will leave a nice scent for the new residents!

Need More Help?

Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned mini-storage business in Greenville and other Eastern North Carolina areas. With two locations to serve your personal and commercial needs, we continually strive to build on customer satisfaction. Our team delivers on a higher level of service by providing secure and clean facilities, reasonable prices, and personal attention to each of our customers.

3 Easy Trash Day Tips|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

As mini-storage professionals in Greenville, NC, we know how difficult it can be to sort through your things and find out what to keep or trash. No one likes taking out the trash. It can be stinky tiresome, and stressful. But it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are some easy tips to make trash day a breeze.

1. Keep It Off the Floor

If you can keep trash off the floor, you can keep stinky trash juice off your floor too. With a couple pieces of scrap wood and a drill, you can actually hang up recycling bins so that it’s easier to sort your recyclables. That keeps the bins off the ground and serves as a great reminder to recycle and sort accordingly. For more detailed instructions how to do this, check out The Handyman’s tutorial.

2. Dispense Your Trash Bags

Making getting your trashbag easier will make trash as a whole a lot easier. You can repurpose a paper towel roll to hang up your trash bags. That way you can get to them more easily, rather than digging around in a box. It will make putting in a new trash bag faster and that much easier.

3. Say Hello to Dollies

If your trashcan isn’t wheeled or you have large trash you need to get out, invest in making some flat dollies to roll things out. You can use thicker frames or left over wood. It will make transporting things to the trash easier on you and your back. Here’s a tutorial to get you started on Lifehacker.

A note: if you make the dolly like a frame and have an empty center, that makes it easy to hang it on your wall with some hooks. Doing it that way means you’ll never trip on it.

Need More Help?

Now that taking out the trash is so much easier, it’s time to think of how else you can declutter your home. A great way to do that is by investing in mini-storage to get even more space in your home. Both of our facilities are gated with key pad entries, well-lit, and monitored with surveillance cameras. Our experienced staff will gladly assist you with your storage needs. To get started call us at (252) 341-1487 and we’ll see how we can help you.

3 Items to Trash This Spring|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

As mini-storage experts in Greenville, NC know, a big part of making the decision to get storage is throwing what you really don’t need away. Spring in full swing and the cleaning that comes with it probably underway, now is a great time to declutter your life. Especially if you’re planning on using storage of any kind, it’s absolutely time to sort through the stuff you don’t need. With that in mind, here are 3 things you need to trash.

1. Mismatched or Incomplete Items

If you’re not sure where your other sock is, where the correct lid to that container is, or where the missing piece is to that tool—it’s time to trash it. Chances are, you lost the other piece ages ago. Don’t keep holding on to it hoping you’ll find what completes it, just chuck it now.

2. Anything Expired

You probably have expired items, whether from the year before or maybe it expired in the last few months. Food, cosmetics, or cleaning supplies,  you need to trash it. You shouldn’t have anything around the house that doesn’t work well or will make you sick.

3. Broken or About-to-Break Items

By all means, don’t hang on to those worn out towels and sheets or that broken pair of earrings. The truth is: you’re never going to get them fixed. Take this chance to just start again and invest in a new pair. Just hanging on to it will only increase clutter and make it that much harder to pack. Just let those pieces go.

Want More Help?

Now that you’ve decluttered and ready to use mini-storage in Greenville, NC, don’t hesitate to contact Stow and Go Storage. Stow and Go Storage is a local family owned storage business in Eastern North Carolina. With two locations to serve your personal and commercial needs, we continually strive to build on customer satisfaction. Our team delivers on a higher level of service by providing secure and clean facilities, reasonable prices, and personal attention to each of our customers. Both of our facilities are gated with key pad entries, well-lit, and monitored with surveillance cameras. Our experienced staff will gladly assist you with your storage needs. If you want to get started, give us a call at (252) 341-1487 today.

3 Tips For Getting Started|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

As mini-storage experts in Greenville, NC, we get a lot of questions on how to get started with storage. Questions like:

  • “What Size to Do I Need?”
  • “What Should I Be Storing?”
  • “How Should I Organize It?”

With questions like these in mind, here are 3 tips to get you started with mini-storage.

1. Determine the Type You Need

When you’re thinking about using mini-storage, it’s important to know what you need. Are you storing a whole house’s worth or just a small room? That’s why we provide a space estimator and a size guide  to help you decide the square footage you need. In addition, our dedicated staff is always happy to help you at every step of the way. 

2. Make a Plan and Stick to It

At Stow and Go Storage, we’re big fans of planning. Create a simple diagram to plan where you put everything, then when you leave the unit you’ll have a map to help you find all the precious items. You can tape this diagram inside the door or on a wall, or even on one of your boxes or large items in the front. For packing tips, check out this guide

3. Label and Pack Appropriately

Beyond your plan, also remember to label your boxes neatly, so you know its contents at a glance. Make sure to mark which boxes can go inside larger items like dressers to save space. Wrap valuables and breakables in bubble wrap or packing paper to protect them while in storage. In addition, don’t go overboard and pack your boxes too heavily. It’s better to be able to easily pick them up and move them about without hurting yourself or needing assistance. For more tips on this, check out this blog post

Want More Help?

Of course, those are just a couple ways to get started. Once you get up and running, you’ll need to look at mini-storage in Greenville, NC to help you on your way. We’d love if you’d consider Stow and Go Storage to help you with storage. With two locations to serve your personal and commercial needs, we continually strive to build on customer satisfaction. Our team delivers on a higher level of service by providing secure and clean facilities, reasonable prices, and personal attention to each of our customers. If you want to get started, give us a call at (252) 341-1487 and we can get started.

3 Tips for Using Storage|Mini-Storage Greenville NC

As mini-storage providers in Greenville, NC, we have a lot of experience helping people all over North Carolina use our storage effectively. We’ve picked up some great tips and tricks over the years to help you make up the most of the space we provide. With that in mind, here are 3 tips to get you started.

1. Keep Boxes Off the Ground

It’s so important to keep your items off the floor. While our mini-storage does have temperature control, accidents happen and if moisture gets into the unit, you want to make sure everything is safe. That’s why using pallets is a great idea to keep everything safe and elevated. 

2. Label Everything

You don’t know what you’re gonna forget several months from now after you need something in here. Label everything. It’s also a great to make a checklist or even a map that hangs inside the door telling you where everything is. That way, your stored items will be out of the way but easy to access. 

3. Account for Temperature Change

Although you may not think it’ll be an issue for you, there are some items that don’t like the cold or the heat. Take into account what items may need to be double wrapped, well insulated, or not stored at all. Electronics, vinyl records, old photos may come out of  little less awesome when not stored properly.

Want More Help?

Of course, those are just a couple ways to make storage easier. Once you get started, you’ll need to look at mini-storage in Greenville, NC to help you on your way. We’d love if you’d consider Stow and Go Storage to help you with storage. With two locations to serve your personal and commercial needs, we continually strive to build on customer satisfaction. Our team delivers on a higher level of service by providing secure and clean facilities, reasonable prices, and personal attention to each of our customers. If you want to get started, give us a call at (252) 341-1487 and we can get started.