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test5 Easy Steps to Make Renting a Breeze

Easy storage steps, storage tips, self storage

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.

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!

 

 

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!

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!

testStudent Storage Checklist: If It Doesn’t Have These Amenities, It Isn’t Worth It

student storage When you’re a college student, you tend to have a lot of different things on your mind at any given time. From class schedules to what to major into even bigger questions like what to do with the rest of your life, college already tends to be a pretty stressful time for most students. So when it comes time to pack up your belongings, you definitely don’t want to worry about what you’re going to do with your items while you’re home or traveling or working for the summer months.   Obviously, a storage unit seems like the obvious answer, but is there a storage unit solution specifically made for students? When you only need a few months of storage time, you don’t want to pay for a whole year. That’s where A-Plus Super Storage comes in because we have the perfect storage solution for students. That said, to make things easier, you want to have a student storage checklist of sorts, and if your storage facility doesn’t have these amenities, then it isn’t worth it.

You Need Different Size Options

First of all, when you’re a college student, it tends to take a year or so to really accumulate a ton of belongings that you don’t need to take home with you over summer break. When you’re a freshman in a dorm room, you really don’t have that much stuff that won’t go home with you. Sure, you might want to keep your winter clothes, dorm bedding and decor, and other items you won’t need for the summer in a storage unit, but you definitely don’t need a huge unit for all that.   On the other hand, as the years go by, and you move into an apartment or rental house instead of a dorm room, you’ll start to acquire a lot more stuff and need a place to put it all for the summer instead of transporting it home and back (because that’s just a huge hassle). Fortunately, A-Plus Super Storage has plenty of different storage units in a range of sizes to best suit your needs each year. Whether you’re just storing a few boxes of clothes or a couch and mattress, we have the perfect unit for you.  

Your Belongings Need to be Stored in a Safe, Convenient Space

Another important amenity to take into consideration when looking for student storage is security and location. It’s definitely easier to choose a storage facility that’s closer to your college campus so you don’t have to drive all over town when moving out and then back in. A-Plus Super Storage not only offers great discounts on storage units for students, but we also have three convenient locations close to Texas Tech University and Lubbock Christian University to choose from. So when it comes to convenience, you can definitely check that off your list.   Additionally, you want your items to be safe while you’re far from them at home or traveling for the summer, and you can rest assured they will be with us. Our storage locations have a secure gate to enter the facility, 20+ security cameras, well-lit driveways, and 10’-high security fences to keep your belongings secure. Additionally, most units are climate and dust-controlled, meaning you don’t have to worry about your belongings at all while you’re out of town.

You Might Need Help Moving Your Stuff

Finally, as a college student, it can be hard to organize help while packing your stuff away for winter or summer break. You might not be able to rely on friends, who are busy moving their own stuff, or family, who might live far away, to help you move your belongings into storage That’s nothing to stress about, though, because we’ve got you covered.   Not only can we provide you with packing supplies to get all your items ready for storage, but we have a trailer you can use for free to move all your stuff into your storage unit! Yes, you read that correctly. You don’t have to borrow a friend’s truck or pay to use a moving truck when you rent a unit from us. We’ve got a trailer just for you so that’s one less thing you need to worry about.   You already have enough to worry about in college. Where to store your items for winter or summer break shouldn’t be one of them. And with A-Plus Super Storage, it doesn’t have to be.

testHow To Winterize Your Pool and Accessories

Pool Equipment Storage

There’s nothing quite like having your own pool in your own backyard. Whether it’s an above-ground pool or an in-ground pool, large or small, with a hot tub or not, a pool is almost necessary when you live in Texas. Because the weather gets so hot for the majority of the year, you can get a lot of use out of a pool, especially in Lubbock. However, once winter rolls around, your pool requires a new kind of attention.

 

When the temperature starts to drop, and you and your family no longer take regular dips in the pool, it’s probably time to think about winterizing your pool and accessories. If you’re new to owning a pool, or even if you’re a seasoned pool owner, this process might seem a little overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be! If you want to properly winterize your pool for the cooler months, it does require some hard work. Fortunately, one thing you don’t have to worry about is where to store your pool accessories and equipment. That’s where we come in.

Clean the Pool and Adjust the Water Chemistry

The first thing you need to do when you get ready to winterize your pool is to give it a good cleaning. This shouldn’t be too hard for most pool owners, as regular pool maintenance requires a good cleaning anyway. Use your vacuum to clean the bottom of the pool, and a skimmer to remove any debris in the pool as well.

 

Then things get a little more complicated. Before you close up your pool for the winter, you want to make sure the water chemistry is balanced. You should be sure the alkalinity of your pool water is somewhere in the range of 80 and 150 parts per million, that the calcium hardness is between 175 and 225 parts per million, the pH is between 7.2 and 7.6, and last but certainly not least, that the chlorine level is between just 1 and 3 parts per million. Once everything is in the correct range, you can move on to the next step, but test it again before closing the pool for good, as these levels might have changed.

Shock Your Pool & Drain or Lower the Water Level

After your pool is all balanced, the next step is to shock it. When you shock your pool, you’re basically delivering a ton of chemicals into your pool water to kill any remaining bacteria and other unsightly debris. After you shock your pool, you can then lower the water level to ensure that the water doesn’t freeze and expand during the winter. This step isn’t always necessary, but if you want to be extra sure that your pool will be ready to go for summer, lowering the water level is a good idea.

Cover Your Pool & Store Your Equipment

Finally, once your pool is cleaned, vacuumed, shocked, and lowered, you can get ready to cover it for the winter season. If you already have a cover for your pool, then you’re all set! If not, you’ll need to pick out a pool cover that fits properly.

 

Obviously, you need to remove any equipment and accessories before you put the cover on. Once your cover is on and secure and your pool is ready to face the winter weather, you can grab all your pool accessories and equipment and put them in a storage unit for the winter months. A-Plus Super Storage has a large variety of storage unit sizes to choose from, so you know you’re getting exactly what you need for exactly as long as you need it. What’s more, we also regularly offer discounts for our storage units, so you get to save some money, too!

 

It’s crucial to winterize your pool once the weather cools down. Even though the process might seem overwhelming at first, it’s an important part of pool ownership. After all, pools are expensive, so you want to do your best to maintain them. Never fear, though—A-Plus Super Storage is here to ensure your accessories and equipment stay in tip-top shape—and out of your way—until you’re ready to open the pool back up next season.

testMultigenerational Living is on the Rise: Best Practices to Keep Your Sanity

Freelancers are Traveling More

 

It’s no secret that being an adult in today’s economy is expensive. The cost of living is on the rise pretty much everywhere, the job market is intense and scary, and so is the housing market. Enter: multigenerational living. There are many reasons more and more people are living in multigenerational households. In case you didn’t know, a multigenerational household is one in which more than one generation of the same family lives under one roof. Typically, this would look like a young married couple living with one set of their parents to save some cash before getting their own place. But there are many variations of multigenerational living, and many reasons why people do it.

 

The simple fact of the matter is that multigenerational living is on the rise. And if you’re someone who lives in a multigenerational household or who plans on it, then you might want to know some tips on how to make the situation work for you and not stress you out too much. Because let’s be honest, living with family members can be some people’s worst-case scenario, even if it will save money in the long run. So, here are some best practices to keep your sanity around your family.

Have Your Own Dedicated Space

If you’re living in a multigenerational household, then there are likely more people in your home than you’re used to. It can be a bit crowded, and even if you enjoy spending time with your family and whoever it is that you’re living with, that doesn’t mean you won’t want your own space at some point during your living arrangement.

 

So to survive this multigenerational living situation, it might be best to have your own dedicated space. Whether that’s your bedroom, an office area, outdoor area, or even a basement or bonus room you can escape to, it’s crucial to keep your sanity in check by having a space that’s just yours. That way, when things get too stressful or loud, you have somewhere to go for some privacy.

Have an End Goal in Mind

When your living situation isn’t your ideal living situation, it can be hard to stick it out and not get too stressed out by it. And while multigenerational living might be perfect for some people, if it’s not your dream scenario but rather is necessary for the time being, then remember to always keep your end goal in mind.

 

Whether that’s to save money for your own place, to help take care of a loved one while they’re sick or need your assistance, or just to think and plan out where you eventually want to live, it will help you to write out your goals and keep them somewhere you can see them every day. Keep your eye on the prize, as they say.

Keep Communication Open

As is the case with any living situation, it’s crucial for you to keep open communication lines between yourself and your roommates, even if your roommates happen to be your parents or grandparents or aunt or cousins—or adult children. Make sure you can talk to each other about any situations that might arise when you live together, who will take care of what chores, and what you all expect of one another.

Make Sure Your Belongings are Taken Care Of

When you live in a multigenerational household, the space might be a little tight. After all, if you live with your parents or your spouse’s parents, there could be four (or more) adults all living under one roof, and you might not have room for all of your belongings. Furthermore, you might have duplicates of many household items from toasters to TVs to couches.

 

So, if you have boxes of clothes that won’t fit in your temporary closet, or excess furniture and appliances that won’t fit anywhere, you’ll want to rent out a storage unit. This is still a great way to save money because A-Plus Super Storage offers plenty of discounts on self-storage units. You can choose the size unit you want and need—and even how long you’ll need to put your stuff there—and trust that your items are safe with us. Multigenerational living doesn’t mean you have to sell or get rid of all your things. Just be smart and plan ahead!

 

There are plenty of perks to multigenerational living, so if you’re considering it or are already in the trenches, know that you’re doing what’s best for you and your family. And while it can be stressful and hard, it can be beautiful and educational, too. And there are ways to cope and make the best of the situation, so try to remember that!

testFreelancers are Traveling More Now that COVID Restrictions are Lifted in Many Areas

Freelancers are Traveling More

 

If you’ve ever dreamed of being able to travel all over the world while still making money and being your own boss, then freelancing might be the right fit for you. If you’ve never thought about freelancing, for whatever reason, that’s perfectly understandable. It can be daunting, trying to create your own business, make your own hours, and find your own clients. But once you get started, you’ll find such a large sense of freedom that it will all be worth it.

 

More than that, many freelancers today can work from anywhere that they can access the internet, meaning they could be working from a coffee shop in Paris if they wanted to! The thing is, freelancers are traveling more, now that COVID restrictions are lifted in many areas. But just how are freelancers making this all work, even with fewer travel restraints in place? Where are they storing all their belongings? How are they affording to travel so much? Well, the secret to their adventures is a lot simpler than you think, and we’re here to help explain it.

Freelancing Allows for More Freedom

Okay, so you’ve heard that freelancers can travel more, but just how is that possible? Seriously, what’s so freeing about freelancing? Well, when you freelance, you choose how much you want to work, where you want to work, and how often you work. So if you’re a parent with kids, you can schedule your business around taking care of them. Or if you’re in college, you can work while not in class. Whatever the case, freelancing puts you in charge of your work schedule and allows you to make your own rules, in a sense.

 

Freelancing truly allows for more freedom, including financial freedom. Yes, once you get into the swing of it, freelancing can be pretty lucrative. Because of that and the fact that you can work from anywhere, travel becomes more of a possibility when freelancing.

COVID Restrictions are Lifted, Allowing for More Travel

In the United States as well as other countries, COVID travel restrictions are being lifted, meaning that people can travel a lot more freely now. And that means freelancers can once again work from wherever they want to. While many countries do require a negative COVID test or proof of vaccination to enter, this still allows freelancers to pack up their suitcase, rent out an Airbnb, and go work and live in another country for a few weeks, or even a few months or longer.

 

Now that COVID travel restrictions are being lifted, the only thing standing between you and traveling across Europe is a game plan. If you have a steady freelance career, you can plan your trip knowing that you can work anywhere that there’s Wi-Fi, and it’s easier than it sounds!

Here’s How to Travel While Freelancing

So, you’re a freelancer (or on the verge of becoming one after reading this blog) and are ready to head out to explore while still bringing in a paycheck. Well, the first thing you must do is decide where you want to travel to. Do you want to stay in the United States? Go abroad? Then you’ll have to decide how long you want to travel. As long as you’re budgeting properly, you could travel for months at a time, visiting different locations all while working from your laptop.

 

But what exactly are you supposed to do with all your belongings while traveling? Well, we suggest placing them in a storage unit while you’re gone. One of the best ways to save money while traveling for an extended period is to sublet your apartment or find a renter for your house. Then, you can spend less each month and get a storage unit to make sure your belongings are kept safe and secure. A-Plus Super Storage offers plenty of discounts on our storage units, and with loads of amenities to choose from, you’ll feel confident that your favorite belongings are in good hands while you’re out conquering the world.

 

After the COVID-19 pandemic shut down travel and forced so many people to stay home, it’s only natural that the desire for travel would be through the roof now that travel restrictions are lessening. And if you’re a freelancer, you don’t have to worry about taking time off work or missing out on a paycheck while out traveling. Freelancers can travel and work at the same time, so what are you waiting for?