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Spring Home Organization Tips

Prepare Your Home and Storage Unit for Spring

If you’re ready to get a jump on organizing your home or prepare for spring cleaning, now is the perfect time to start with those harder to reach places. Attics, basements, garages, coat closets, and even storage units need a refresh at least once a year. You may find sentimental or valuable items you forgot you had. This also gives you a chance to resell or donate things that no longer suit you.  Whether you are starting in the basement or in the attic, there are tried and true methods to help you declutter.

Sort all of your belongings. Make separate keep, discard, and donate piles so you can see how much stays and goes in each space.

Contain it. For everything that stays, find a way to contain it. Label storage bins and containers for easy access. If it doesn’t quite fit in a bin, set it aside to decide where it should go.

Take inventory. If you’re cleaning out a storage unit, make sure to take inventory of everything you have stored. This helps to easily decide which items to discard or donate without spending too much time looking through each box.

Find the right storage space. Now that you have determined what needs to stay, organize your space properly by grouping together holiday items, seasonal tools, or decorations. Make sure items are stacked and stored properly for easy access the next time. Remember those items that didn’t quite fit before? If you’re quickly running out of storage room, consider a storage unit to help make your space bigger, brighter, and decluttered.

And no matter where you are in the decluttering or cleaning stage, 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. If you’re ready to move on to spring cleaning, we have that covered for you here!

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!

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Holiday lighting with snow man.

The New Year is in full swing! With a few more weeks of winter ahead it’s a little bit too early to put away your sleds and snow gear. But not for those holiday decorations, gifts, and other items that have accumulated over the holiday season. Do you still have that holiday clutter in and around your home? It’s time to make a plan and get organized!


First, say goodbye to lights or decorations that either does not work or no longer suit your decorating style. This will help free up space for things that matter most. Plus, keeping things that will get used in the next season makes decorating faster with less waste. You’ll thank yourself later, we promise.


Next, knowing how to pack and what to store everything in is super important. We took the guessing out for you and compared totes versus boxes in terms of environmental impact, cost, and which one is best for moving and storage.  


Now that things are packed up, you may have larger decorations that didn’t quite fit in a container. Taking a look around your closets and garage, it might look like a full house already. So what do you do? If you’re not ready to jump into spring cleaning, consider a storage unit for your temporary or long-term storage needs.


For your convenience, storage units come in a variety of sizes so you can find something that’s just the right size for what you need now. You can choose between cost-effective drive-up, dust-controlled, or climate-controlled storage options on a month-to-month basis. Make sure to choose a storage facility that is local to you, has positive online reviews, and has no-hassle rental agreements.


With six convenient locations in the Lubbock area, A Plus Super Storage provides you with great storage choices that are affordable and friendly. A Plus Super Storage has been consistently recognized as THE BEST local storage option with THE BEST customer service! In fact, A Plus Super Storage received the Best of Lubbock Award 16 years in a row! Check out our nearly 1,000 5-star customer reviews.


So go ahead and get those lights down, put the tree away, and let us give you peace of mind with convenient storage options that fit your budget for the rest of the year.

testFall and Halloween Events in Lubbock

Fall is in the air, can you feel it? That usually means it’s time to pack away summer gear and start planning for outdoor events and festivals. From farmer’s markets to activities with your four-legged friends, we rounded up 5 must-attend events for the 2022 fall season in Lubbock, so grab your sweater and get cozy!

  1. The Lubbock Downtown Farmers Market, is the original and still the best market for locally-grown produce! Visit Saturday, October 8th at 19th and Buddy Holly Ave from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM for a taste of downtown Lubbock, and the finest in local produce, meat, baked goods, and arts. This is a kid-friendly, dog-friendly, family event in the heart of the Depot District. The 2022 market season will be held every Saturday morning through October 15th.
  2. At’l Do Farms famous corn maze. Fun for everyone at this Lubbock gem! Weekends get busy at the farm so plan your visit accordingly and be sure to bring your appetite for a good time and their famous corn suckers. 
  3. Howl-o-ween Dog Run and Haunted Hustle is on October 15th. Bring your pups, monsters, and goblins for this family-friendly event with 2 distance options (2K9 – 1.2 miles with your furry friends or 4 miles without a leash). 
  4. Texas Tech College Rodeo will be on October 27th, 28th, and 29th at Cook’s Garage. Kids 12 and under are FREE! Texas Tech Rodeo includes 15 college teams in 10 rodeo events and nightly concert performances. Get your tickets today!
  5. 14th Annual Pumpkin Trail October 27th-30th! You’ll want to add this FREE local event to your fall calendar! Trails in the Lubbock Memorial Arboretum will be lined with hundreds of carved pumpkins from Lubbock Parks and Recreation’s 14th Annual Pumpkin Trail. 

If you are having your own fall bash or Halloween soiree, knowing where to store your decorations, games, and party supplies can be a headache. But don’t worry, we have that covered for you. We are your trusted partners in storage and proud sponsors of Lubbock student activities, community events and so much more! If you are new to the Lubbock area or have a question about our 5-star rated storage facilities, be sure to stop by and see your friends at A Plus Super Storage. 

testHow to Store a Wedding Dress – A-Plus Super Storage

Whether you are getting married soon or you recently tied the knot, storing your wedding dress correctly will preserve the beauty of your picture-perfect gown. Here are 5 do’s and don’ts for worry-free dress storage.


First, the Do’s

  1. If you plan on storing your wedding dress for 1 year or longer, it’s best to have it professionally cleaned before storage. After it has been cleaned, store it in your original garment bag.
  2. Store your dress and garment bag in a wedding dress storage box versus a cardboard wardrobe box. Dress storage boxes will be best to keep your dress in pristine condition while in storage.
  3. To prepare your dress for long-term storage, lay it flat in the garment bag and dress box to prevent wrinkles.
  4. Think about the temperature of where you will be storing your wedding dress. It is recommended to store dresses in a cool, dark place with low humidity.
  5. If you are storing a wedding veil, take the same considerations from cleaning and preserving your wedding dress, and make sure it has a separate storage bag with acid-free tissue and packaging.


And Now, the Don’ts 

  1. Don’t wait too long after your big day to preserve and store your dress. This will help you avoid stains setting in and prevent it from coming in contact with children or pets.
  2. Don’t leave your wedding dress on the hanger. You’ll want to remove it from the hanger and lay it flat to prevent wrinkles, wear, and tear on the creases and seams.
  3. Don’t store your gown in an attic, garage, or basement. These locations are susceptible to potential water leaks, pests, or extreme temperatures that could quickly alter your wedding day attire.
  4. Don’t let your wedding gown be exposed to elements that can discolor your garments and cause yellowing, like heat, dampness, or direct sunlight.
  5. Don’t forget about a climate-controlled unit to store your wedding dress, groom apparel or wedding decorations. A climate-controlled storage unit can be just what you need for stress-free storage of your wedding day dress and keepsakes.


It’s also a great idea to make a plan for other wedding day wear that you might need to store, like a wedding veil, shoes, groom and groomsmen tuxes, photos, or decorations. These items may require the same care and preservation as your wedding dress.


Weddings can be a stressful time, but the right planning will put your mind at ease. At A Plus Super Storage we provide affordable, climate-controlled storage at friendly locations that are convenient to you for your wedding day storage needs! Visit us in person or online to reserve a storage unit before or after you say, “I do.”

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.