testThe Infinite Uses for Storage

The Infinite Uses for Storage

Holiday Storage

  • Gift wrapping and everything that comes along with it. How many times have you looked for a convenient place to store all the wrapping paper, tissue paper, ribbon, gift bags, cards, and other wrapping supplies so they’re not constantly in the way?
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  • A place to wrap gifts. We know how tricky it can be to find a place to sneak away and get your gift wrapping done when you have a family and curious little ones running around. Now you can plan ahead and know that you can come do your gift wrapping in a safe, quiet place where Santa’s secrets won’t be discovered—and the family gift wrapper can find some holiday peace! Be sure to check out our annual specials that run from December 1 through Christmas Day for this exact purpose!
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  • Assembling gifts. Santa can’t very well assemble Johnny’s and Susie’s’ Christmas bikes in the garage, can he? But he can probably find a couple of hours to slip off to A-Plus Storage to build them. And if Santa gets the assembly done a little early for once, his storage unit now becomes a secure place to store (and all the other gifts) them away from prying eyes until Christmas Eve. Of course, you can use your storage unit to assemble birthday doll houses or other toys, too.
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  • Holiday décor. Everyone loves to decorate for holidays, but the decorations go up for a few weeks, and then what do you do with them? Whether it’s spooky Halloween decorations, gorgeous fall/Thanksgiving decorations, Easter eggs and baskets, or all of those Christmas decorations, a storage unit is the perfect place to keep it all together without your decorations being ruined by changing temperatures as often happens with attic storage. (Plus they’re a lot easier to get to without climbing those darn attic ladders!) Use our Packing and Storage Tips to help you organize it all, and when it’s time to put up those holiday decorations, you can just go in and say, “Christmas tree? Check. Ornaments? Check. Lights? Check. Stockings and mantle garland? Check.” It’s all right there, ready for your gorgeous holiday display!
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  • Package delivery. Don’t let those online orders get stolen off your front porch while you’re at work! When you rent a storage unit from A-Plus Super Storage, you can ship your packages directly to our facility, and the onsite manager will sign for them and let you know when they’ve arrived. Then you can pick them up during office hours, knowing they’re secure until you get there. We offer this service year-round for al our customers, so take advantage any time!

College Storage

When the semester’s over and you must move out of the dorm room, who wants to drag everything back to Mom and Dad’s house? Stash your stuff in a storage unit near your university, then take just the essentials home with you for Christmas or summer break.

Bulk Shopping

When your nearby wholesale club is running some great specials, feel free to stock up on toilet paper, canned goods, paper towels, and laundry detergent. A storage unit gives you plenty of space to store your backstock. Now you’ll always be prepared and save yourself time and money without filling up every square inch of space in your home.

Seasonal Gear

Sometimes our activities change with the seasons, and we need a space to store out-of-season gear until next year. Tuck away these items in a storage facility so they’re all ready for you next season:

  • Beach toys, canopies, chairs, and umbrellas
  • Tents and camping gear
  • Scuba diving equipment
  • Fishing rods, reels, and tackle
  • Skis, sleds, and snowboards (along with all the bulky clothing that go with these sports)
  • Jet skis, tubes, and life jackets
  • Other sporting equipment: kayaks, canoes, hang gliders, parachuting gear—whatever your extreme (or not-so-extreme) sport is, securely store the equipment out of the way when you’re not using it.
  • Lawn equipment—From lawnmowers to weedeaters, edgers, and gardening supplies, free up garage space during winter months when you’re only using them every few weeks or so.
  • Patio furniture—Move your picnic table, lawn chairs, glider, grill, and hammock indoors and out of the elements for the winter season so they stay nice for next spring and summer.

 

Extra Furniture

You just found the perfect new sofa, but Sally’s going off to college in two years, and your old sofa would work great for her college apartment. Now what? Put it in storage, of course! While you’re at it, put that spare mattress, extra dresser, and old (but still serviceable) dish set in there, too. When the time comes, you’ll be surprised how ready you are to create the college space of her dreams—on a budget!

Garage Sale Items

Garage sales are a great way to clear clutter from your house and earn a little extra cash. But running around at the last second gathering sale items and pricing everything is a huge hassle! Instead, rent a storage unit and as you find items you’d like to sell in your next garage sale, determine a price, mark it, and move the items to your storage facility. When the time comes to hold that garage sale, everything is already sorted, labeled, and ready to sell! Just pick it all up from your storage unit, arrange it on the driveway, and have yourself a successful garage sale.

 

The options for what you can do with a storage unit are truly limitless. Everyone could probably benefit from renting even the smallest storage unit for a time. Freeing up space and decluttering the home is one of life’s greatest simple joys. What will you do with the extra space you just freed up in your home, garage, or workspace?

Business supplies

  • Tradeshow supplies. When tradeshow season is over, put that tradeshow booth, banners, tables, and swag all in one secure, convenient place. Next year, you won’t have to be running around the office pulling out every drawer and file cabinet trying to remember where you stored all your supplies. Just drive up to your business storage facility, load up the tradeshow boxes, and head off to make your next sale!
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  • Subscription box fulfillment. Subscription box companies are all the rage these days. Start your own, and use a storage unit to house your supplies and fill your orders.
  • Whatever non-perishable items your business needs to keep on hand, a storage unit makes a great place to organize and house it all.
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  • Work trailer. At the end of the workday, drop off your trailer at a storage unit near home and free up precious space in the driveway.

Big Boy Toys

When you like to envision yourself in the cast of The Fast and the Furious, free up garage space and store your favorite:

  • Classic muscle car
  • Motorcycle
  • Bicycles
  • Gear and tools associated with all these fun grown-up toy

 

Personal Space

We all need time to ourselves, and whether you have a family or live with roommates, sometimes you just need to get away for a minute. Set up a storage space for some “me time” as a:

  • Meditation room
  • Personal yoga studio
  • “Home-away-from-home” gym—It costs less than a gym membership, and you don’t have to stare at that treadmill covered in unfolded clothes before you go to bed at night!
  • Cozy reading nook
  • Writing/journaling space—Write the great American novel or just tell your diary all your deepest thoughts without interruption.
  • Art studio

 

Party and Event Equipment

Whether you’re the hostess with the mostess, the head of the PTA, or own an event planning company, party people collect a lot of supplies. Use a storage unit to keep them nice and have them at-the-ready the next time the urge to throw a shindig strikes. A-Plus Super Storage is the perfect place to store:

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Tablecloths
  • Serving dishes
  • Punch bowls
  • Party decorations

Specialty Tools

Whether you’re a hobbyist or a tradesman, sometimes tools just take up a lot of space. You can safely store your:

  • Chainsaw
  • Router
  • Table saw
  • Lumber that you paid a premium for!
  • Wet saw and tiles
  • Art supplies—cans of paint and large canvases, for example
  • Bags of cement and brick-laying equipment
  • Whatever else you might want out of your garage

Survival Gear

Whether you’re a prepper or just like to be prepared for anything, you can store your bug-out bag and associated gear in a storage unit close to home and be prepared to grab-and-go whenever the need might arise, from a zombie apocalypse to a quick weekend off-the-gride getaway.

Grounded Electronics

You can’t take the kids away from their electronics, but you can take the electronics away from the kids! When the iPad, cell phone, and Xbox are in time-out, ensure sneaky kiddos can’t find them in the house by safely putting them in storage until privileges are earned again.

DIY Projects

We all know someone who spots a broken-down dresser on the neighbor’s curb and sees only the glory it could become with just a little elbow grease. When those pieces have collected faster than the time available to put in the elbow grease, rent a storage unit to keep them in until you’re ready to knock out some fun DIY projects one weekend.

Pet Supplies

Unused puppy kennels, aquariums, doghouses, litterboxes, chicken coops, pens, and more. We all know you’re going to get another pet eventually. Why re-buy it all when you can store the perfectly good equipment until the next time you need it?

Baby Supplies

Similarly (though certainly not the same!), if you plan to have another baby someday (but not now!), store the crib, mattress, stroller, car seat, baby carrier, pack-and-play, toys, books, clothes, and myriad other baby/young child gear for next time.

testWhich Storage Unit is Best?

When trying to determine which size of storage unit is the best fit for you and your personal storage needs, it can often feel like a tough decision. How on earth do you figure out what size unit best fits all your stuff? A-Plus Super Storage has worked to make this process as stress-free and easy as possible. We offer four storage unit size categories: small, medium, large, and vehicle/boat. Each of these storage unit sizes are available at every A-Plus Super Storage facility in Lubbock, Texas.

 

Here’s a simple breakdown to hopefully answer any questions you might have and provide you with some clarity.

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5×5 Storage Unit


This unit is 25 square feet and is quite small. It is perfect if you’re looking for a storage option that would be comparable to storing in a coat closet in your house. This size can hold about 10 boxes, one piece of furniture that is a bit narrower, such as a bookshelf or a dresser, any holiday décor you have, and dorm room items that are on the smaller side.

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5×10 Storage Unit


If you’d like to store even more items, such as for a business, be sure to check out our shop, storefront, and shop warehouse options. Furthermore, we love getting to connect with our amazing customers, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with a storage expert at any A-Plus Super Storage in Lubbock with any questions you might still have.

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8×10 Storage Unit

 

This unit is 80 square feet, which is about the same size as a small bedroom. This storage unit is perfect for those of you looking to store a small bedroom’s worth of furniture: a bed, a dresser, a desk, and a nightstand. It could hold a few additional boxes as well. This is one of our most popular storage unit sizes.

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10×10 Storage Unit

 

At 100 square feet, this particular unit is equal to half of a single-car garage. This storage unit size is also among our most popular. You can store roughly one of the following options: an entire living room furniture set, two small bedroom furniture suits, or the contents of a workshop.

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10×15 Storage Unit

 

At 150 square feet, this unit is quite a step up from the 10×10 unit in terms of what it can hold. Furthermore, it is one of the most sought-after storage unit sizes A-Plus Super Storage in Lubbock offers. The 150-square-foot unit is perfect if you’d like to store an entire living room furniture set, the contents of three bedrooms, or the contents of a workshop.

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10×20 Storage Unit

 

This unit is the size of a single-car garage. At 200 square feet, this storage unit can hold the contents that would be found in a two- or three-bedroom house. This is perfect because it includes larger items such as a sofa, large televisions, bed frames, mattresses, a dining room set, a washer and dryer, and a refrigerator.

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10×25 Storage Unit

 

This storage unit is 250 square feet and is ideal if you are searching for a storage unit that can hold the items of a four-bedroom house. This unit can hold larger items such as a sofa, an entertainment center, bed frames and mattresses, a dining room set, a washer and dryer, and a refrigerator.

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10×30 Storage Unit

 

At 300 square feet, this storage unit is also an excellent choice for people looking to store multiple larger items. This size holds items from a four- to five-bedroom house, including items such as a sofa, large televisions, bed frames and mattresses, a dining room set, a washer and dryer, and a truck.

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20×20 Storage Unit

 

At 300 square feet, this storage unit is also an excellent choice for people looking to store multiple larger items. This size holds items from a four- to five-bedroom house, including items such as a sofa, large televisions, bed frames and mattresses, a dining room set, a washer and dryer, and a truck.

If you’d like to store even more items, such as for a business, be sure to check out our shop, storefront, and shop warehouse options. Furthermore, we love getting to connect with our amazing customers, so please do not hesitate to get in touch with a storage expert at any A-Plus Super Storage in Lubbock with any questions you might still have.

testStorage Units, Shops, Storefronts, and Warehouses: What’s the Difference?

 

When you rent with A-Plus Super Storage in Lubbock, Texas, you can choose between renting a storage unit, a storefront, small or large warehouses, or a pull-through shop. We know this can all sound a bit confusing, and it might be difficult to identify what exactly the differences are so you can know which best suits your needs. Allow us to illuminate the matter so that you know what you want and need when you choose to rent with A-Plus Super Storage.

 

Storage Units

Storage units are, quite simply, single enclosed spaces available for rent to stow away items. Whether it’s furniture you’re not currently using, seasonal equipment like skis or kayaks, or that overflowing stock of business inventory, a storage unit is often a perfect and simple solution to a myriad of scenarios. A-Plus Super Storage offers five locations to ensure your convenience, with over 20 different storage unit size options, all of which are protected by 24-hour video surveillance, so you never have to worry about the safety of your belongings. No matter what you need to store, we are here to cover the storage needs of Lubbock and surrounding areas.

 

Storefronts

A-Plus Super Storage also offers commercial storefronts and retail shops for rent. These storefronts are incredibly appealing since they are much cheaper than commercial real estate, yet you still get all the same comforts and amenities. When you rent an A-Plus Super Storage storefront, your commercial storefront has private restrooms for optimal convenience and glass front doors, ensuring great visibility for everyone, whether they’re working or visiting. We would love to help you take your business to the next level with your very own storefront in one of our A-Plus Super Storage locations. They are an excellent option for young entrepreneurs trying to bring their ideas to life and the most experienced business owners alike.

Shops

A-Plus Super Storage is proud to offer shops for rent at three different locations in the Hub City for optimal accessibility. These shops are the perfect step to help your small business grow! Our shops range from 625 square feet to 1,800 square feet. You can choose to rent space with or without restrooms, depending on your needs. Each shop has walk-in doors to make visiting your shop location easy for everyone. Moreover, all A-Plus Super Storage shops feature 14-foot overhead doors for ease of loading and unloading supplies as well as concrete driveways so that parking is a smooth, stress-free process. We also provide both 110V and 220V plugs and 24-hour surveillance.

 

Shop rentals are perfect for everyone from landscapers to electricians to plumbers for storing equipment and inventory. They also work perfectly for businesses that need to maintain a stock of dry goods or other inventory or need a safe place to park their company vehicles or trailers overnight. They’re also perfect for hobbyists looking to turn a little profit from their favorite pastime.

Shop Warehouses

A-Plus Shop Rentals at our Valencia location are large-plan buildings (available in 1,200- or 1,500-square-foot spaces) that you can customize to suit your own business needs. If you’re running a repair shop, need extra storage for your business supplies, or are looking for a warehouse to rent, we’ve got you covered in our large shop rental complex in southwest Lubbock.

 

Let Us Help

We completely understand that taking the next steps in your business ventures can feel a bit scary, which is exactly why A-Plus Super Storage offers such unique, diverse options for storage units, shops, storefronts, and shop warehouses. Rather than feeling nervous and weighed down by the selection process, we want to help make it exciting and inspiring. No matter where you’re at in your business journey, we can help.

If you are interested in learning more about the various storage units, shops, storefronts, and warehouses, or have pricing questions, please reach out. One of our representatives or managers would be thrilled to team up and help you make the best and most convenient decision for your personal and professional needs. We have helped countless business owners figure out the best selection for them as they continue to grow and expand. We want to help you thrive!

testIs a Storage Unit Worth the Cost?

 

 

When mulling over the idea of renting a storage unit to store belongings in, one of the first points that comes to mind is the cost. Even when your house is filled to the brim, and you have no extra storage space to spare, it is understandable that you might wonder if getting a storage unit is worth the cost. We know we are biased, but trust us on this one: getting a storage unit is absolutely worth the investment.

 

Freeing up Space

This is conceivably the most obvious reason that a storage unit is well worth the cost and is therefore so important that we must mention it first. Nobody likes clutter and always feeling like they have no space to put anything in their home. Cluttered spaces cause cluttered minds, and who doesn’t want to free up some mind clutter? When you rent a storage unit, you can move items that are not really used but that you are not yet ready to part with, seasonal items, keepsakes, and more. By freeing up space with a storage unit, your house will feel more open and comfortable, and you will likely feel as if a weight has been lifted off your shoulders. Freeing up space also allows you to have more freedom and flexibility when it comes to purchasing new items.

 

Protecting Assets and Favorite Possessions

Perhaps you have a prized collection, or even just have some items that have been passed down through the family, and you do not trust keeping them at home for any number of reasons. Maybe you have young children, pets that might get into them, or are just worried about someone stealing them. Whatever the case may be, renting a storage unit is a simple, convenient, and safe solution.

 

Business Strategy

If you’re a business owner who has been trying to figure out where to operate your business from, a storage unit is a great option. This is a perfect solution because it saves you a great deal of money in the long run that you would otherwise spend renting office space.

 

If you’re a business owner who already has office space, you can still utilize a storage unit to store any additional business-related items you don’t want cluttering up the office. Rather than upgrading to a larger office space, you can simply opt to pay a much lower amount for a storage unit and rest easy knowing your items are safe and secure.

 

Moving

A-Plus Storage Lubbock offers a great deal of storage unit rentals for people who are moving or anticipate they soon will be. Honestly, this is one of the best reasons to take advantage of a storage unit. Sometimes there’s a time gap between when you leave your old home and move into your new one. Or perhaps your real estate agent has politely suggested that your beloved home might sell faster if it housed a little less junk—but you want that “junk” to move to your new home with you. Rather than having to stress about what to do with your furniture and other items, you can alleviate that stress by simply renting a storage unit.

 

The same is also true if you are moving to a different city and do not have your living arrangements sorted yet. Renting a storage unit is truly one of the easiest solutions for any sort of moving issues that might arise. Likewise, if you need somewhere to store your dorm room belongings during breaks, renting a storage unit is an ideal option to save you from the trouble of moving everything back and forth to a family member’s home over and over again.

 

Let Us Help

We know that investing in a storage unit can be intimidating, which is exactly why A-Plus Storage offers such a vast array of storage unit options. Storage should not feel stressful; instead, it should help alleviate some stress.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the various storage units and their prices, please contact us. Our representatives or managers would be thrilled to team up and help you make the best and most convenient decision for your personal storage needs.