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test5 Easy Steps to Make Renting a Breeze

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Are you thinking of renting a storage unit for your vehicle or belongings? If a move is on your mind or if you could use a little extra space to store your things, a storage unit might be just what you need! Here are 5 tips that will make renting easier to manage on move-in or move-out day.

  1. Know Before You Go. Make a list of everything going into the unit. This will help you plan and organize your space to make the most out of your storage rental. You’ll be glad you took the time to write down and itemize your items! 
  2. Be Prepared. If you’re storing household items in boxes, make sure they are taped and secured all the way around with the contents marked clearly and visibly. Renting for automobile storage? Consider vehicle or tire covers for that extra layer of protection. If you’re storing furniture, placing blankets between pieces can prevent dings and scratches. Having the right supplies on hand will make packing and unpacking your storage unit a little bit easier.
  3. Label Everything. Label each and every item you store into your unit, and remember, the more detailed the better! A kitchen box could mean breakable glass or plastic tupperware, so writing a list of contents on the box will make unpacking easier. If you plan to keep your items in storage for an extended length of time, clear or plastic bins will hold up longer than traditional cardboard.
  4. Think Outside the Box. Furniture can be stacked, emptied or disassembled to give you more room for storage. Keep furniture vertical when possible and pushed all the way to the back. Storing a dresser? Use a drawer for furniture legs or other parts. Be sure the heaviest items are on the bottom, and that goes for your boxes, too. 
  5. Store for Easy Access. Store the items you will use most often at the front of your unit. Maybe you’ve already done some spring cleaning and have winter items going in? Those should be packed away towards the back and clearly labeled. This method will keep your space tidy and will help you get in and out quickly!

A few more insider tips:

  • Understand your rental agreement, and don’t get locked into lengthy contracts or minimum stays.
  • Choose the right size unit so you don’t overpay for what you actually need. Try an online space estimator tool like ours!
  • Familiarize yourself with the hours of operation and location of your storage unit.
  • Make sure safety is a priority. Look for storage facilities that are secured and well-lit.
  • Look for a facility that is rooted in the community. If they care about their community, they will go the extra mile for you as a renter.

For your convenience, A-Plus Super Storage offers online services so you can browse and rent a storage unit from the comfort of your own home! Our helpful customer service staff can also guide you through choosing the right unit at the best location to match your storage needs.

testStorage Guide for Apartment Moving


Congratulations, you’ve found the perfect apartment to call home! The busy moving season is here with graduates, career movers and families making the transition into or out of apartment homes. So how do you get your stuff from point A to point B? A Plus Super Storage has your guide to get you into your next apartment with ease!

Know what you have.
Take inventory of your current belongings and assess the size and location of your new apartment. A storage unit is perfect for things you’re not quite ready to get rid of or transfer to your new place. Plus some of your items may require special storage to keep safe. Storage units come in all sizes so you pay for exactly what you need. Check out our online size estimator tool for easy decision making.

Have a plan for your vehicles
Depending on your commute, you may or may not need your automobile or motorcycle parked at your apartment complex at all times. Recreational vehicles and motorhomes might be restricted in your new parking areas, so knowing the parking guidelines in your rental agreement is key. A secured vehicle storage unit is an ideal solution to keep your vehicle safe, secure and out of the weather elements when you’re not using it.

 

Schedule movers.
If you have a budget for moving services, schedule those as early as possible. If you’re moving your belongings into a storage unit, we can provide you with packing supplies to get all your items ready for storage! We also have a trailer you can use for free to move all your stuff into your storage unit. We recommend Hart Moving.

 

Pack efficiently.
Packing is one of the most important steps to an easy move into your new apartment. It’s a tedious process but you’ll thank yourself later for getting it right the first time. Here are eight steps to packing a moving box the right way that will help anyone get things settled safely.

 

Clean for moving in and out.
Moving day is here and you’re in the home stretch! If you’re moving from a rental into your new apartment, be sure to check your agreement for cleaning and deposit refund requirements. Giving your new place a quick clean while it’s empty and before the movers arrive will make unpacking a breeze!

 

Tie up the loose ends.
Think address changes, secure renters insurance, update drivers licenses and verify utilities transfer or shut off. Inform your employer of your updated address and be sure to fill out the appropriate forms with the post office so your mail follows you to your new place. Keep copies of your rental agreements in a safe place for quick and easy reference. If you’re renting with A Plus Super Storage, your agreement is month-to-month so you aren’t locked into a long-term rental.

We hope this guide helps your move into your new apartment a little bit easier and you can move through the day with confidence! Have any questions? Our customer service is rated the best in Lubbock, and we’re here to help! Reach out to us online or contact any of our convenient storage locations around Lubbock.

testA Plus Super Storage Shops – Supporting Small Local Businesses

A+ Lubbock Small Business Shops
The heartbeat of many cities across the country are small business owners. They live, eat, and shop locally to support the entire community. A Plus Super Storage provides many types of opportunities for small business owners to successfully serve their customers. Follow along as we highlight Lubbock-area rentals for small businesses!

Small Shops

Running a small business often starts with a great idea! If you’ve launched a business, you might remember your kitchen table or living room being taken over by your products or services. Maybe your remote or work from home job has become permanent, and you need more space to work? Small shop rentals through A Plus Super Storage are an affordable way to manage your startup needs!

Storefronts

We know many small business owners are looking for flexibility in how to tackle their day to day operations. A Plus Super Storage offers storefront options where your brand can make a splash! Storefront rentals provide great visibility to your customers with convenient locations, retail signage, glass front doors, private restrooms and so much more! We believe in supporting our local businesses by offering affordable and convenient retail locations. Our commercial storefront rentals give small business owners the right space for their success.
Check out these types of businesses around town that partner with A Plus Super Storage!

  • Retailers and boutiques
  • Auto detailers
  • Food trucks and kitchens
  • Barbers and hairstylists
  • Furniture stores

Warehouses

Warehouse locations provide flexible options to suit the needs of our customers. Larger warehouses have glass front doors, private restrooms and offices for a professional site at an affordable price. Warehouses are an effective and alternative option to leasing an expensive or long-term building space. Small or large spaces are available in desirable locations so your business can keep growing while your operations remain affordable!

A-Plus Super Storage has been voted Lubbock’s Best storage for 16 years running. Our three convenient Lubbock locations offer a variety of shop sizes that range from 625 square feet to 1800 square feet at great prices.

We take pride in serving the Lubbock-area community residents and small business owners. Doing our part to help individuals or businesses succeed is just icing on the cake! Join us in supporting and shopping small businesses so our neighbors can serve you with high quality and affordable goods and services.

testSummer Storage Guide for Students

Summer is fast-approaching, and for many college students that often means moving back home or finding a temporary living situation for just a few short months. Luckily, we can make that transition easier for you! A-Plus Super Storage offers easy, affordable and temporary summer storage. We’ve got the answers to our most asked questions from college students looking to make their summer plans run as smoothly as possible.

What size storage unit do I need?
Affordable Storage has the right unit to fit your dorm room or apartment belongings. The most commonly rented storage unit is a 10×10, although A-Plus Super Storage has several different sizes for you to choose from. View our simple storage estimator to help find the right size unit for your needs. With 5 convenient storage locations across Lubbock including our North University location just 1 mile from TTU, we’re sure to have an ideal unit that’s convenient for you to access. Bonus: Here are just a few of our safety features to help keep your belongings safe over the summer.

  • 24-hour digital surveillance at each storage location
  • Personalized codes for gated keypad entry
  • Lighted driveways
  • 9-foot solid walls surrounding all storage facilities


Is it affordable? 

Yes! Students receive a special discount for new rentals. Some restrictions apply, so be sure to text or call our student storage service expert for all the details! For your convenience, we accept the following payment methods:

  • Cash / Checks
  • Visa
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Discover


Am I locked into an agreement? 
We always recommend to shy away from storage rental facilities and agreements that lock you into long-term contracts and pricing. We know storage situations can change at any given month, so we keep our agreements simple with month-to-month affordable pricing and no minimum stay requirement. If you vacate your storage unit before your payment due date and notify our office of your departure, no further payments will be due, and your rental agreement will end. It really is that easy! Is it too early to secure a storage unit? Affordable Storage can reserve your summer storage unit today in 3 easy steps! Need help with moving? Ask us about our affordable moving options! Our rentals and customer service are award-winning, so give us a shout today to see why we’re #1 in Lubbock with safe, affordable and accessible storage solutions. We have a dedicated student expert to answer your questions, text or call Elizabeth at 806-441-6955 today!

test10 Tips to Prepare Your Home and Storage Unit for Spring

Spring cleaning season is just around the corner, and that’s the perfect time to declutter your home and storage unit. Here are 10 tips to leave your home feeling refreshed and your mind recharged with a clean, organized space!

 

Whether you’re starting with your home or storage unit, the first step is to declutter. Time to decide what you love and where to keep it. Make a plan for areas that are overrun with items you’re not quite sure what to do with. Room by room separate your things into three piles: sell, donate or store. 

 

Group bulky winter items like sleds, tubes, and ski gear that take up a lot of space in your home or garage. You can keep a clutter-free home in the spring and summer months by donating coats, gloves, or other winter clothing items your family may outgrow by next season. A storage unit might be the best place to keep your winter gear safe and out of sight for when you need it again.

 

Organize drawers, closets, and storage areas. This includes the garage, too! Now that you know what stays and what goes, grab some bins and a label maker or marker! Labeled containers will provide a long-term solution to keeping things like cleaning supplies, pantry items, tools and school or office supplies tidy and organized. Need a starting place for home storage solutions? Follow these home storage tips!

 

Now that your home is clutter-free, it’s time to wipe away dust bunnies and cobwebs for springtime sparkle and shine. A thorough cleaning of windows and surfaces will make your home shine bright. Be sure to throw away expired pantry, refrigerator, and freezer food so you can easily wipe down these areas. A simple homemade cleaning solution of equal parts white vinegar and water is an inexpensive way to clean your appliances. 

 

Test safety features around your home. This is an important step! The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) recommends changing batteries in your smoke detectors every six months. Maintaining your air conditioning and heating units could save you a lot of money in the long run, so schedule your HVAC tune-ups now, and don’t forget to change your filters.

 

Have we mentioned the garage? A little TLC in your garage will go a long way for a functional space. Clear out, sort, and store what you love. If you haven’t used something in over a year, it could be time to toss it. Everything in your garage needs a home to prevent future cluttering. Labeled containers can help you stay organized all year round, and consider using your walls and ceilings for space-saver storage. 

 

For your storage unit, an important part of maintaining an orderly space is to take inventory. If you have a storage unit already, you can manage the upkeep by making an inventory list. Check your belongings to determine what condition they are in. Consider a donate, sell or store assessment with your storage unit items. 

 

Just like your home and garage spaces, spring clean any storage units. Wipe down your storage bins, furniture, and oversized items. Sweep out any dust and cobwebs. Be sure to throw away or recycle empty boxes or containers, and have a plan for the items that you decide to keep.

 

Now that you have determined what needs to stay, organize your storage unit. Make sure items are stacked and stored properly. This will make it easier when it’s time to remove or add any of your belongings in your unit. 

 

Think about the future. Do you need a bigger or smaller unit if you are downsizing your storage items? Are you planning on selling your home soon? Will you need a place to store your furniture or bins while your home is on the market? Knowing these answers will help your next big move run much smoother by being prepared.

 

As you work your way through spring cleaning your home, a storage unit might be just what you need to make your space feel bigger and brighter. A Plus Super Storage offers a visual Storage Unit Guide tool to help you choose the right unit with ease and confidence. Give it a try and give us a shout for your storage unit needs!

 

 

testStorage Shops – For Business or Hobby

When people think of storage facilities, the first thing that comes to mind for many is storage for their belongings. Did you know that in addition to storage units A Plus Super Storage also has shops to help grow your business? If your home has been taken over by your woodworking, crafting, exercising, or small business operations, consider renting a shop. At A Plus Super Storage, our units go beyond traditional storage needs and can support your small business or hobby in many ways with our convenient and affordable shop rentals.

 

Having a shop is a dedicated place to create, work, or play with minimal distractions. Take back your garage space, spare bedroom, living room, or kitchen and discover the growth possibilities 

of your business. A shop lets you focus on your operations so you can fulfill your dreams without the expensive and long-term contract of a shopping center lease. 

 

A-Plus Super Storage shops are for rent and lease to provide commercial space at a reasonable cost. A variety of shop sizes range from 625 square feet to 1,800 square feet, providing extra space for your budding business. There are many options for restrooms in the units that meet your space needs at great prices. We are proud to help small businesses grow through our three convenient Lubbock locations!

Signing up is simple and renters can choose from:

  • Storefronts
  • Small and large warehouses
  • Pull-through shops

 

What are you working on today? A-Plus Super Storage offers the space you need to clear your home and mind and increase productivity for your growing business or side hobby.  Reserve your space online now! 

 

test10 Tips for Organizing and Storing Holiday Decorations

Organizing and Storing Holiday Decorations With the 2021 holidays behind us, many of us have only just begun taking down our decorations. Spring cleaning is right around the corner, and clearing out what remains of the holiday season will give yourself a fresh start to the New Year. But where to begin? Here are 10 tips for organizing and storing your indoor and outdoor holiday decorations.  
  1. Disassemble all outdoor decorations. Take a picture to keep with your items so you can remember the setup for next time. Also, remove any batteries to prevent corrosion and increase the lifespan of your holiday decor.

  2. Wrap and label! This goes for your extension cords, timers, and power strips. Use Zip Lock bags for easy storage, and keep these things stored together if possible so you know exactly what materials are needed for your decorations next year.

  3. Determine the best type of storage container for your items. Will a traditional bin work best or will a storage bag be ideal for large or bulky items?

  4. Assess your storage space. If you purchased new decorations over the holiday season, you may be bursting at the seams and running out of closet space. Attics aren’t always the best choice during the summer months when decorations can fade or overheat.

  5. Consider a storage rental. They can come in all sizes, and if you choose A Plus Super Storage, you know your items are secure, climate-controlled, and monitored for safety.

  6. Use dividers to store your glass Christmas tree ornaments, which can be purchased or made with leftover cardboard. Cardboard spools can make wrapping Christmas lights a cinch.

  7. Separate glass and shatter-proof ornaments in storage or ornament containers to prevent breakage when unpacking for next year. Taking down the tree can seem overwhelming, but you’ll be glad you stayed organized!

  8. If taking down an artificial Christmas tree, consider investing in a tree bag that can keep your tree packed neatly until you need it again. Remember to contact your city or waste removal company before putting a live Christmas tree out to the curb for pick up.

  9. Color-code and label storage bins. Doing this will help categorize your decorations, so you know what’s in them before you open the lid.

  10. Consider an external storage solution to store your Christmas trees, wreaths, wrapping paper, storage bins, and other decorations so they can bring you joy year after year. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with the number of bins stacking up in your hallway, A Plus Super Storage can help with affordable and trusted storage rentals! Knowing your items are safe, secured, and temperature-controlled will bring you peace of mind.

A-Plus Super Storage is your partner in storage solutions, big and small with rentals of every size. Stop by today at any of our 5 convenient Lubbock locations!

testPartnering for a Better Community: A Plus Super Storage and Communities in Schools of the South Plains

You can find Communities in Schools of the South Plains (CIS) serving more than 8,000 students and their families on over 80 school campuses in 21 school districts. CIS is critical to the betterment of lives for young kids! Their programs keep kids in schools and reduce dropout rates.

 

Covering the $450 per-student cost for program services requires corporate and individual support. A Plus Super Storage goes beyond storage rentals to benefit Lubbock-area kids and families!

 

Partnering for Success

Lubbock-based Affordable Storage and A-Plus Super Storage partners with CIS through corporate support and sponsorships for fundraising events like the CIS Gala and the Peace, Love & Mud volleyball tournament. For the past three years, the volleyball tournament has been held onsite at A-Plus Super Storage. Look for more information coming soon on the 2022 volleyball tournament event!

 

Michael Postar is passionate about improving the Lubbock community and its youth residents. What began as an initial corporate sponsorship with CIS turned into an ongoing investment of his time and resources by serving as a board member for the past five years.

 

Commitment to Community

Michael Postar leads A Plus Super Storage and Affordable Storage with the same passion and drive he gives to CIS, and his commitment to improving the lives of young people is evident in everything he does. Michael also supports Make-A-Wish of North Texas, UMC Children’s Hospital, and Covenant Children’s Hospital.

 

A Plus Super Storage and Affordable Storage have been longstanding partners to CIS, with event sponsorships, toy drives and more. CIS is an outstanding organization and we are incredibly proud to support their mission!

 

You can give to CIS through online donations or by shopping their Amazon smile link. Also, we are asking the Lubbock community to bring a new and unopened toy to any A Plus Super Storage location to support CIS kids in need this holiday season!

testTips for Preparing for Your Home Renovation

Home Renovation Storage If you’ve ever watched HGTV, gone on Pinterest, or even just dreamed about living in your perfect home, then you’ve probably also thought about home renovation. And if you’re a homeowner, the idea of home renovation is even more real. Once you decide to renovate or remodel your home, it can be a stressful and overwhelming process. But it doesn’t have to be, as long as you’re prepared! Even though there might be things you haven’t really thought about, such as renting out a storage unit, planning ahead can make the renovation process so much easier.   If you want some good tips for preparing for your home renovation, you’ve come to the right place! We have the most important things to keep in mind as you prepare your home for renovation—whether you’re simply remodeling your downstairs bathroom or are undertaking a huge project like a kitchen or all your floors, you’ll definitely find this advice helpful.

Get Organized Before You Start the Renovation

Before you begin work in your home—even if you’re doing some or all of the work yourself—take inventory of your belongings that are currently in the room you’re remodeling. This way, you’ll be able to keep track of all your items and put them back where they belong after the work is done. Additionally, if anything goes wrong, it will pay off to have these items written down for your insurance company.   When you’re organizing and packing things away, it’s also a smart idea to decide whether you want to keep certain items out and easy to access. For example, if you’re remodeling a bathroom, do you want to keep some toiletries out and in a different room so you can still use them? Maybe! That’s up to you. Finally, you’ll want to keep your contracts, receipts, and any other important paperwork organized as well, especially if your house is about to be a construction zone for the next few weeks.

Things You Might Not Have Considered

If you’re just planning on having one small room remodeled, you might assume you don’t need to change all that much around your home. However, that’s not always the case. First of all, you might want to get a new security system or upgrade what you currently have. If you’re going to have a lot of people in and out of your home, it can’t hurt to have measures in place to protect your belongings.   Additionally, you might find that it’s smart to consider some alternative accommodations while the remodel is taking place. Staying in a hotel, Airbnb, or with friends or family members for a few weeks isn’t always ideal, but it can definitely help keep your life calm and relaxed while the renovation is taking place.

Rent a Storage Unit for Your Prized Possessions

Perhaps the most important, yet simple, thing you can do for yourself while preparing for a home renovation is figuring out a storage solution for your items that belong in the room you’re remodeling. For instance, if you’re getting new floors put in, it might be smart to rent a storage unit for a month or so to keep all your furniture safe and in a dust- and climate-controlled environment. If you’re getting your kitchen remodeled, it might be wise to pack up and store Granny’s prized Depression glass collection in a storage unit where it will be safe from accidents that take place much more easily when nothing is in its usual place strangers are in and out of your home all day.   What’s more, if you choose to store with A-Plus Super Storage, you can rest assured that your items are safe while you’re busy with the remodel and that you’re getting a great deal and probably even a discount on a storage unit!   It’s easy to get bogged down by all the details with a home renovation but being prepared and getting organized ahead of time can really help the process go a lot smoother. Hopefully, you can relax some after reading this knowing that your home will soon look brand new, and anything you’ve chosen to put into storage in the meantime is kept safe with us!

testA-Plus Super Storage Offers Veterans Day Discount

If there’s one thing Americans love almost more than anything, it’s freedom—and for good reason. Here in the United States, we are extremely lucky to have all the freedoms that we do, and there’s no denying the fact that we owe so much of that freedom to our men and women in uniform. Veterans and active military personnel are important for so many reasons, and truly deserve to be taken care of.   Here at A-Plus Super Storage, we feel strongly that the veterans in our community should get the utmost respect, and anything we can do to help them out, we will. That’s why we want to give an extra special discount to our Lubbock veterans. So, if you’re a veteran or active military personnel in need of a storage unit, stop by any of our 5 Lubbock locations during the month of November to get your first month free. Because when you serve your country, you deserve to receive excellent service and a great deal, and this is the least we can do.

Veterans Day is an Important Day in America

It’s no secret that Americans owe so much to veterans and anyone currently in the armed forces. But they haven’t always been appreciated for their valor. In fact, the history of Veteran’s Day is pretty interesting and goes back quite a while. In 1919, President Wilson declared that November 11th—the day when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect—would be celebrated as Armistice Day.   However, because Armistice Day was in remembrance of World War I and the day was regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars,” another commemoration was necessary following World War II. So on June 1, 1954, legislation was approved to make November 11th become a day to honor all veterans, not just those who fought in WWI. On October 8th of that year, President Eisenhower officially issued the first “Veterans Day Proclamation.” Veterans Day is a huge part of American history, and there’s a reason why: veterans chose to put their lives on the line for their country, and if that doesn’t merit a national holiday, what does?

A-Plus Super Storage Appreciates our Veterans

Clearly, Veterans Day is a big deal—for many reasons. And here at A-Plus Super Storage, we want to ensure that all our local veterans and anyone actively involved in the military feel appreciated. So, not only can veterans and military service members take advantage of our everyday discounts on storage units, but we’re also offering something even bigger during the month of November for these special members of our communities. For Veteran’s Day, veterans and active military personnel can get their first month of storage at A-Plus Super Storage absolutely free when you sign up during November. Yes, free.   Veteran’s Day is an important day in American history, and we just want to make sure all the veterans and military personnel in the Lubbock area feel as appreciated as they truly are.